Texas State Highway Spur 303

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State Highway Spur 303 marker

State Highway Spur 303
Pioneer Parkway
Route information
Length17.357 mi[1] (27.933 km)
ExistedApril 1, 1956[1]–present
Major junctions
West endHandley Drive in Fort Worth
East end Loop 12 in Dallas
Highway system
Spur 302Loop 304

Spur 303 is a state highway between Interstate 820 in Fort Worth, and Duncanville Road in Dallas. At 17.4 miles in length, it is Texas' longest highway spur.[2]

The portion in Dallas between Loop 12 and Mountain Creek Parkway (near Dallas Baptist University) is officially designated Kiest Boulevard, and it also passes over the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge (however, the stretch between Mountain Creek Parkway and SE 14th Street, which is the location of the bridge, is not part of the Spur)[1][3] . The portion in Arlington and Grand Prairie is designated Pioneer Parkway. The portion in Fort Worth is designated Rosedale Street and ends at Interstate 820.

Route description[edit]

Spur 303, known as "Kiest Boulevard" starts at an intersection in Dallas, with Walton Walker Boulevard (Loop 12), continuing onto Mountain Creek Parkway, and the Mountain Creek Bridge, and heading to Grand Prairie, at this point the road is named "Pioneer Parkway" after the Pioneer Trail. After a few miles of passing several shopping centers, and intersecting with the loop road known as Belt Line Road, Spur 303 has an interchange with SH 360 in Arlington city limits, after intersecting FM 157 (Cooper Street), and running parallel with SH 180 for a while, Spur 303 enters Fort Worth city limits. At this point, the road is known as "Rosedale Street". Spur 303 later terminates at an interchange with I-820

History[edit]

Spur 303 was designated on February 23, 1956, from Rosedale Street to SH 360. On May 23, 1956, it extended east to FM 1382. On March 7, 1969, Spur 303 extended east to Loop 12. On July 24, 1978, the section from 14th Street to Florina Drive and Kiest Boulevard was given to the city of Grand Prairie.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
TarrantFort WorthHandley StreetWestern terminus
Arlington FM 157 (Cooper Street) – UTA
SH 360Interchange
DallasGrand Prairie Pres. George Bush Tpk.
FM 1382 (Belt Line Road)
DallasMountain Creek Lake Bridge over Mountain Creek Lake
Spur 408 (Patriot Parkway)
Loop 12 (Walton Walker Boulevard)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 303". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ Texas State Highway, Loop and Spur Facts, Texas Department of Transportation
  3. ^ The minute order notes the stretch ending at Florina Road; this road was later renamed Mountain Creek Parkway.