Special routes of U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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The following routes - special routes, state highway loops, and Interstate business loops (of Interstate 27) - exist or existed parallel to U.S. Highway 87 in the U.S. state of Texas, mostly along a former alignment.

Stockdale[edit]


Business US Highway 87
LocationStockdale
Existedmid-1965–present
Texas Loop 411.svg

Business U.S. Highway 87-U is the old route of US 87 through Stockdale. It was formed on May 31, 1965 as Loop 411, but always marked as a business route of US 87; On June 21, 1990 the official designation was changed to Business US 87.[1][2]

Thomaston[edit]

State Highway Loop 105
LocationThomaston
Existed1997–present

Loop 105 is the old route of US 87 through Thomaston, formed on November 20, 1997.[3]

Texas Spur 105.svg

The number was originally assigned to Spur 105, which went from SH 222 wast to Munday. This became part of SH 222 on January 7, 1948.

La Vernia[edit]

State Highway Loop 321
LocationLa Vernia
Existedmid=1957–present

Loop 321 is the old route of US 87 through La Vernia, formed in on July 16, 1957.[4]

Lone Oak[edit]

State Highway Loop 107
LocationAdkins
Existedmid-1981–present

Loop 107 is the old route of US 87 through Adkins, formed in mid-1981. Its south (compass east) end is at FM 3465, formerly Loop 1604, though it is erroneously stated as traveling through Lone Oak.[5]

Texas Spur 107.svg

The number originally belonged to Spur 107, which went from SH 34 into Scurry. On March 11, 1949, this route was cancelled and transferred to FM 148.

Sayers[edit]

State Highway Loop 106
LocationSayers
Existedmid-1981–present

Loop 106 is the old route of US 87 through Sayers, formed on March 27, 1981.[6]

Texas Spur 106.svg

The number was originally assigned to Spur 106, which was designated on June 29, 1940 from US 81 (now Broadway Street; part of Loop 368 before 2014) via East Hildebrand Avenue to US 281 (now San Pedro Avenue). This was cancelled on April 14, 1943.

San Antonio[edit]

State Highway Spur 345
LocationSan Antonio
Existed1962–present
Texas Loop 345.svg

Spur 345 is the old route of US 87 through northern San Antonio, formed on January 26, 1962, as Loop 345. It begins at I-10/US 87 at Woodlawn Avenue, and runs northwest on Fredericksburg Road to I-10/US 87 near Huebner Road. When first designated, Loop 345 was marked as a business route of US 87. On December 18, 2014, the section of Loop 345 from I-410 south to I-10 was removed from the state highway system, and the rest was redesignated as Spur 345.[7]

Big Spring[edit]


Business US Highway 87
LocationBig Spring
Length5.5 mi[8] (8.9 km)
Existed2013[8]–present

Business US Highway 87-M follows the old route of US 87 through Big Spring. The highway was designated in 2013 with the construction of a new expressway route for US 87 around the town.[8][9] The expressway south of I-20 opened to traffic in 2016 while the northern section is currently under construction.[10]

Junction list

The entire route is in Howard County.

Locationmi[11]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 US 87 / RM 33 south – San Angelo, Garden CityInterchange; southern terminus; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Big Spring2.94.7 FM 700Interchange
4.47.1 BL I-20 east (West 4th Street)
BL I-20 west (West 5th Street)
5.58.9 I-20 / US 87 – El Paso, Fort Worth, LamesaCurrent northern terminus; I-20 exit 177
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Vick[edit]

State Highway Loop 577
LocationVick
Existed1991–present

Loop 577 is the old route of US 87 through Vick, formed October 6, 1991.[12] About midway, it intersects the south end of FM 381.

Wall[edit]

State Highway Loop 570
LocationWall
Existed1990–present

Loop 570 is the old route of US 87 through Wall, formed on March 19, 1990.[13]

Lamesa[edit]


Business US Highway 87
LocationLamesa
Existed1946–present

Business U.S. Highway 87-K is the old route of US 87 through Lamesa.

Texas Loop 218.svg

It was formed on December 10, 1946 as Loop 218 on Lynn Avenue. On June 21, 1990 the official designation was changed to Business US 87, and on January 2, 1992, US 87 and Business US 87 were swapped, placing the former on Lynn Avenue and the latter on Dallas Avenue.[14][15]

O'Donnell[edit]

State Highway Loop 76
LocationO'Donnell
Existed1939–present

Loop 76 is the old route of US 87 through O'Donnell, formed on September 26, 1939 as a renumbering of SH 9 Loop.[16]

Tahoka[edit]

State Highway Loop 472
LocationTahoka
Existed1969–present

Loop 472 is the old route of US 87 through Tahoka, formed on January 31, 1969.[17]

Woodrow[edit]

State Highway Loop 493
LocationWoodrow
Existed1970–present

Loop 493 is the old route of US 87 through Woodrow, formed in late 1970. When first designated, Loop 493 was marked as a business route of US 87.[18]

Lubbock[edit]


Business US Highway 87
LocationLubbock
Length3.833 mi[19] (6.169 km)
ExistedMay 27, 1992–February 25, 2010[19]

Business U.S. Highway 87-G was the old route of US 87 through Lubbock, formed in mid-1992 when Interstate 27 was completed and US 87 was moved onto it. The highway traveled along Avenue A, beginning at a junction with I-27 / US 87 / US 84, running northward to a junction with I-27 / US 87 / US 82.

On February 25, 2010, Business U.S. Highway 87-G was cancelled, and TxDOT transferred ownership of the road to the city of Lubbock.[19]

Junction list

The entire route was in Lubbock, Lubbock County.

mi[20]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 I-27 / US 87 / US 84 (Slaton Road)I-27 exit 1
1.93.1 FM 835 east (34th Street)
3.86.1 I-27 / US 87 / US 82 (4th Street)I-27 exit 4
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

New Deal[edit]

State Highway Loop 461
LocationNew Deal
Length1.719 mi[21] (2.766 km)
ExistedApril 1, 1968–present

Loop 461 is the old route of US 87 through New Deal, stretching 1.719 miles (2.766 km) along Monroe Avenue, between exits 13 and 15 of I-27/US 87. It was authorized on April 1, 1968, after the new US 87 freeway was built, and initially marked as a business route of US 87.[21] Along the way, it intersects FM 1729 (Main Street).

Abernathy[edit]

State Highway Loop 369
LocationAbernathy
Length1.496 mi[22] (2.408 km)
ExistedOctober 15, 1962–present

Loop 369 is the old route of US 87 through Abernathy, stretching 1.496 miles (2.408 km) along Avenue D, between exits 20 and 22 of I-27/US 87. It was authorized on October 15, 1962, after the new US 87 freeway was built.[22] Along the way, it intersects FM 597 (1st Street).

Hale Center[edit]

Interstate 27 Business
LocationHale Center
Length1.168 mi[23] (1.880 km)
ExistedApril 5, 2002–present

Business Interstate 27-T is the old route of US 87 through Hale Center, stretching 1.168 miles (1.880 km) along Main Street, between exits 36 and 38 of I-27/US 87. It was bypassed in about 1962,[24] but was turned over to the city until April 5, 2002, when the new business route was authorized.[23] Along the way, it intersects FM 1914 (Cleveland Street).

Plainview[edit]

Interstate 27 Business
LocationPlainview
Length9.282 mi[25] (14.938 km)
ExistedFebruary 15, 1967–present

Business Interstate 27-U is the old route of US 87 through Plainview, stretching 9.282 miles (14.938 km) along Columbia Street, between exits 45 and 53 of I-27/US 87. It was originally authorized as Loop 445 on February 15, 1967, after the new US 87 freeway was built, and marked as a business route of US 87.[26] On January 14, 1991, Loop 445 was renamed Business I-27.[25] Along the way, it intersects FM 3466 (South 4th Street), US 70 (5th Street), and FM 1767 (34th Street).

Amarillo[edit]

State Highway Loop 434
LocationAmarillo
Length4.999 mi[27] (8.045 km)
Existed1966–present

Loop 434 is the old route of US 87 through northern Amarillo, formed on August 31, 1966.[27] The highway is known locally as River Road.

Loop 434 begins at a junction with US 87 / US 287 near the Amarillo Zoo and Wonderland Park. The highway travels in a northern direction through suburban areas, with the route becoming more rural towards the north. Loop 434 ends at an intersection with the northbound frontage road of US 87 / US 287 near River Road High School.

Junction list

The entire route is in Potter County.

Locationmi[28]kmDestinationsNotes
Amarillo0.00.0 US 87 / US 287 (Dumas Drive)
1.32.1 Loop 335 (St. Francis Avenue)
4.97.9 US 87 north / US 287 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Dalhart[edit]


Business US Highway 87
LocationDalhart
Existed1954–present

Business U.S. Highway 87-B is a loop of US 87 through Dalhart. It was formed in early 1954 as Loop 276, but always marked as a business route of US 87; in early 1991 the official designation was changed to Business US 87.[29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 411
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-U
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 105
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 321
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 107
  6. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 106
  7. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 345
  8. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Business U.S. Highway No. 87-M". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "US 87 Truck Relief Route". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Bennett, Stephanie (July 14, 2016). "Big Spring to Open New Highway". KOSA-TV. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Google (April 8, 2019). "Route of Bus. US 87-M" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 577
  13. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 570
  14. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 218
  15. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-K
  16. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 76
  17. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 472
  18. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 493
  19. ^ a b c Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-G
  20. ^ Google (August 16, 2018). "Route of Bus. US 87-G" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  21. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 461
  22. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 369
  23. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business Interstate Highway No. 27-T
  24. ^ Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory, 2006
  25. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business Interstate Highway No. 27-U
  26. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 445
  27. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 434
  28. ^ Google (August 16, 2018). "Route of Loop 434" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  29. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 276
  30. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-B