U.S. Route 70 in Texas

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US Highway 70 marker

US Highway 70
Route of US 70 in Texas highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length253.9 mi (408.6 km)
Major junctions
West end US 70 / US 84 at the New Mexico state line
 
East end US-70 / US-183 at the Oklahoma state line
Location
CountiesParmer, Bailey, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Motley, Cottle, Foard, Wilbarger
Highway system

U.S. Route 70 (US 70) is the portion of a west–east US Highway in Texas that begins at the New Mexico state line in Farwell and ends at the Oklahoma state line northeast of Oklaunion.

Route description[edit]

US 70 enters Texas with US 84 just after with US 60 splits off to the northeast in Texico, New Mexico, at the state line. US 70/US 84 then angles southeast to Muleshoe, where the two routes split.[1] US 70 heads due east, meeting US 385 at Springlake and has an interchange with Interstate 27/US 87 (I-27/US 87) in Plainview.[1] US 70 then arcs toward the south and runs concurrently with US 62 in Floydada. The two routes head east to Paducah, where US 62 splits off to the north to join with US 83.[1] US 70 then proceeds to Vernon, where it overlaps US 287 and US 183 (and has a junction with US 283). Near Oklaunion, US 70/US 183 splits off to the north to cross the Red River into Oklahoma.

History[edit]

The route through Texas was cosigned with State Highway 28 (SH 28) before 1939. SH 28' was designated in 1919 as a route from Muleshoe to Olney with a spur, SH 28A, from SH 28 at Crowell east to the Oklahoma border. In 1922, the route split in Benjamin, going south to Sagerton and east to Olney. In 1926, The portion from Crowell to Sagerton became SH 51, while the portion from Benjamin to Olney became SH 24. SH 28 was instead rerouted over SH 28A to end at the Oklahoma border. By 1939, the route was decommissioned in favor of US 70.[2]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
ParmerFarwell0.00.0 US 70 / US 84 – Texico, ClovisContinuation into New Mexico
See US 84
BaileyMuleshoe21.835.1 US 84 / SH 214 – Lubbock, Littlefield, MortonEastern terminus of US 84 concurrency; western terminus of SH 214 concurrency
22.135.6 SH 214 – FrionaEastern terminus of SH 214 concurrency
25.140.4 FM 3269 south to US 84
Lamb31.350.4 FM 2910 south
33.754.2 FM 303 – Sudan, Pep
Earth40.064.4 FM 1055 – Amherst, Hereford
43.069.2 FM 302 north
Springlake45.973.9 US 385 – Dimmitt, Littlefield
46.174.2 FM 2080 east
Circle51.082.1 FM 1842 east
52.284.0 FM 1072 south – Fieldton, Bainer
Olton56.791.2 FM 168 north – Hart, UmbargerWestern terminus of FM 168 concurrency
56.891.4 FM 168 south – Spade, RopesvilleEastern terminus of FM 168 concurrency
Hale63.2101.7 FM 2284 north
65.2104.9 FM 179 south – Cotton Center, ShallowaterWestern terminus of FM 179 concurrency
Halfway67.2108.1 FM 179 north / FM 1070 southEastern terminus of FM 179 concurrency
71.2114.6 FM 1424 north – EdmonsonWestern terminus of FM 1424 concurrency
72.3116.4 FM 1424 south – Hale CenterEastern terminus of FM 1424 concurrency
Plainview78.9127.0 I-27 / US 87 – Lubbock, AmarilloI-27 exit 49
80.4129.4 SH 194 west – Hart, Dimmitt
81.4131.0 BL I-27 – Abernathy, KressAccess to Hale County Airport
81.9131.8 FM 400 – Idalou
86.1138.6 FM 789 south – Petersburg
FloydAiken92.7149.2 FM 2301 north – Wayside
93.7150.8 FM 2883 west
Lockney96.1154.7 FM 97 east – Flomot
97.2156.4 FM 378 south – LorenzoWestern terminus of FM 378 concurrency
97.7157.2 FM 378 northEastern terminus of FM 378 concurrency
102.0164.2 FM 786
Floydada108.5174.6 FM 784 west – Barwise
108.9175.3 US 62 west / SH 207 south – Ralls, Lubbock, PostWestern terminus of US 62 / SH 207 concurrency
109.8176.7 SH 207 north / FM 1958 south – South Plains, SilvertonEastern terminus of SH 207 concurrency; access to Floydada Municipal Airport
113.8183.1 FM 651 south – Crosbyton
115.8186.4 FM 602 northWestern terminus of FM 602 concurrency
116.8188.0 FM 602 southEastern terminus of FM 602 concurrency
122.8197.6 FM 28 south – Dougherty, Silver Falls ParkWestern terminus of FM 28 concurrency
123.3198.4 FM 28 northEastern terminus of FM 28 concurrency
MotleyMatador139.5224.5 SH 70 – Turkey, Clarendon, Roaring Springs, Spur
139.9225.1 Spur 94 north – Tell, Childress
142.7229.7 FM 1380 to FM 94
Cottle168.6271.3 FM 1037
Paducah171.0275.2 US 62 east / US 83 – Abilene, Aspermont, ChildressEastern terminus of US 62 concurrency
174.8281.3 FM 104 east – Quanah
182.5293.7 FM 2564 north
Foard197.1317.2 FM 654 south
197.9318.5 FM 2566 north
204.8329.6 FM 1039 north
Crowell207.3333.6 SH 6 – Quanah, Benjamin, Knox City
207.7334.3 FM 98 – Margaret
209.7337.5 FM 1594 south
213.8344.1 FM 267 south – Munday
Thalia218.0350.8 FM 262
Wilbarger225.0362.1 FM 98 west – Margaret, Crowell
226.8365.0 FM 1207 south
Lockett228.8368.2 FM 2073
230.4370.8 FM 433 east – Oklaunion
234.1376.7 FM 2073 south – Lockett
Vernon235.5379.0 Spur 488 east
236.6380.8
Bus. US 287 south
Western terminus of US 287 Bus. concurrency
236.7380.9
US 287 north / Bus. US 287 – Quanah, Childress, Amarillo
Interchange; eastern terminus of US 287 Bus. concurrency; western terminus of US 287 concurrency
See US 287
Oklaunion247.2397.8 US 287 south – Wichita Falls, Electra, Fort WorthInterchange; eastern terminus of US 287 concurrency
See US 183
Red River253.9408.6 US-70 / US-183 – Davidson, Hobart, ArdmoreContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rand McNally (2014). "Texas" (Map). The Road Atlas. Chicago: Rand McNally. pp. 98–99.[full citation needed]
  2. ^ U.S. Highway Ends by Dale Sanderson (Mapguy), Last Retrieved July 22, 2017[self-published source]
U.S. Route 70
Previous state:
New Mexico
Texas Next state:
Oklahoma