International Parkway

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State Highway Spur 97 markerState Highway 121 marker

International Parkway
Texas State Highway Spur 97
Texas State Highway 121
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 8.756 mi[2] (14.091 km)
0.589 miles (0.948 km) as Spur 97[1]
6.939 miles (11.167 km) without designation[2]
1.227 miles (1.975 km) as SH 121[2]
Existed: September 21, 1973 (1973-09-21)[3] – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 183 / SH 360 in Euless
  SH 121 / SH 114 in Grapevine
North end: I‑635 in Grapevine
Location
Counties: Tarrant
Highway system
SH 96 Spur 97 SH 98
SH 120 SH 121 SH 122

The International Parkway, is a major north-south highway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Its main purpose is to provide access to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from the metropolitan area. Part of the Parkway from its southern at State Highway 183 (SH 183, Airport Freeway) and SH 360 to the South Entry/Exit toll booths for DFW Airport are designated as State Highway Spur 97; the section near the northern end between the John W. Carpenter Freeway (SH 114 / SH 121) and the interchange with Interstate 635 (Texas) (I-635) and the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) is designated as part of State Highway 121.

Route description[edit]

The International Parkway starts at an interchange with SH 183 and SH 360 southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. From there it runs eastward on ramps parallel to SH 183 (Airport Freeway) before turning northward as Spur 97. The Spur 97 designation ends on the south side of the airport property before the parkway passes through a toll booth. The parkway runs across the airport property between the various terminal buildings. North of the terminals, the parkway passes through another toll booth before reaching an interchange with SH 114 and SH 121; north of this interchange the parkway picks up the SH 121 designation. North of an interchange with I-635, the International Parkway moniker ends and SH 121 continues northward.[4]

History[edit]

Spur 97 was designated in 1940 on a route from SH 77 to Marietta in Cass County as a renumbering of SH 245. This route was cancelled and became a portion of FM 250 in 1945. Spur 97 was redesignated in 1965 on a route from IH 610 and SH 225 to Lawndale Ave in Houston. The route became a portion of SH 225 in 1969 when it was extended westward.[1] The International Parkway opened to traffic on September 21, 1973,[3]The current Spur 97 designation dates to 1974.[1] The SH 121 designation was applied to an extension to the airport on May 15, 1980.[5]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Tarrant County.

Location Mile[2] km Exit Destinations Notes
Fort Worth 0.000 0.000 SH 183 / SH 360 Southern terminus
0.742 1.194 Spur 97 Southern end of Spur 97 designation
1.331 2.142 Spur 97 Northern end of Spur 97 designation
Euless 1.564 2.517 Rental Car Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.872 3.013 Frontage Road / Airfield Drive – Corporate Aviation / Remote South Parking
DFW Airport 2.674 4.303 South Toll Plaza
2.765–
2.921
4.450–
4.701
Turnaround / Parking
3.758 6.048 Airport Staff Parking Authorized personnel only
4.362 7.020 Express South Parking
4.719 7.594 E Terminal E / Parking
5.126 8.249 D Terminal D / Parking / Grand Hyatt
5.218 8.398 C Terminal C / Parking / Hyatt Regency
5.523 8.888 B Terminal B / Parking
5.700 9.173 A Terminal A / Parking
6.537 10.520 Express North Parking
6.646–
6.835
10.696–
11.000
Turnaround / Parking
6.915 11.129 North Toll Plaza
Grapevine 7.116 11.452 Airfield Drive – Remote North Parking
7.529 12.117 SH 114 west / SH 121 south South end of overlap with SH 121
8.756 14.091 I‑635 east Western end of I-635
8.756 14.091 SH 121 north to Sam Rayburn Tollway Northern terminus, SH 121 continues northward
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 97". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Texas Department of Transportation. Statewide Planning Map (Map). Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/travel/planning_map.htm. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Airport overpasses to be opened today". Dallas Morning News. September 21, 1973. 
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Overview Map of International Parkway". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TX-121+S&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&sll=32.964801,-97.030134&sspn=0.018111,0.014849&geocode=FbfZ9gEdPkg3-g%3BFaoS9QEdNvk2-g&mra=ls&t=h&z=13. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 121". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 15, 2010.