Business routes of Interstate 35

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Interstate 35
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Fourteen business routes of Interstate 35 exist. Nine of these (plus two former business routes) lie within the state of Texas, while the remaining four are in Iowa and Minnesota, two per state.

Texas[edit]

Laredo business spur[edit]

Business Interstate 35-A
Location: Laredo, Texas
Length: 3.400 mi[1] (5.472 km)
Existed: 1991–present[1]

Business Spur 35 in Laredo, Texas, inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-A,[1] has a "dangling end", running from the end of the I-35 to the downtown area in Laredo and into Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, continuing south as Mexico Federal Highway 85. The route is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) long.

In Laredo, I-35 Business runs from its junction with I-35 southward along San Bernardo Ave to Houston St; thence westward along Houston St to Salinas Ave; thence southward along Salinas Ave to the U.S. Customs Port-of-Entry; thence northward along Convent Ave to Matamoros St; and thence eastward along Matamoros St to the junction of I-35 and US 83.

Travelers going south on I-35 in Laredo can take one of two toll international bridges across the Rio Grande and the Mexican border—straight ahead into Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, or via I-35 Business through downtown Laredo into Gateway to the Americas International Bridge.

Encinal business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-B
Location: Encinal, Texas
Length: 1.222 mi[2] (1.967 km)
Existed: 1990–present[2]

Business Loop 35 in Encinal is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-B. It is a former alignment of US 81. The route's southern terminus is at northbound I-35 exit #38, just south of the WebbLa Salle county line. It briefly travels westward, crossing under I-35, and then turns north along Main Street, paralleling the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the west. It has an intersection with SH 44 and turns to the east, concurrent with SH 44, before ending at I-35 exit #39.[3]

From 1977 to 1990, this route was designated Loop 532.[4]

Cotulla business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-C
Location: Cotulla, Texas
Length: 2.872 mi[5] (4.622 km)
Existed: 1991–present[5]

Business Loop 35 in Cotulla is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-C. It is routed along Main Street, which was previously US 81, and connects to I-35 at exits #65 and #69. Within the Cotulla city limits, the route intersects SH 97 and FM 468.[6]

Dilley business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-D
Location: Dilley, Texas
Length: 4.147 mi[7] (6.674 km)
Existed: 1991–present[7]

Business Loop 35 in Dilley is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-D. It is routed along Main Street, which was previously US 81. The route's southern terminus is at I-35 exit #82; it travels northward, paralleling the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the east. Within the Dilley city limits, the route intersects SH 85 and FM 117 before ending at I-35 exit #86.[8]

Pearsall business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-E
Location: Pearsall, Texas
Length: 5.449 mi[9] (8.769 km)
Existed: 1991–present[9]

Business Loop 35 in Pearsall is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-E.

New Braunfels business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-H
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
Length: 4.488 mi[10] (7.223 km)
Existed: 1991–present[10]

Business Loop 35 in New Braunfels is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-H.

Kyle business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-J
Location: Kyle, Texas
Length: 1.461 mi[11] (2.351 km)
Existed: 1990–present[11]
Route marker near the northern terminus of the Kyle business loop.

Business Loop 35 in Kyle is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-J. It is the former alignment of US 81 through the city. The route is accessible from southbound I-35 at exit #213, which serves RM 150; the business loop designation begins along the frontage road at the end of the exit ramp. The road travels through Kyle and crosses RM 150 before once again becoming the southbound I-35 frontage road north of mile marker 213.[12]

Round Rock business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-L
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Length: 3.648 mi[13] (5.871 km)
Existed: 1990–2013[13]

Business Loop 35 in Round Rock was inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-L. Commissioned in 1990, it followed the previous route of US 81 along Mays Street, from Hesters Crossing Road to Old Settlers Boulevard for approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km). The designation was cancelled in 2013, and the section north of US 79 was transferred to Spur 379.[13][14]

Georgetown business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-M
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Length: 5.1 mi[15] (8.2 km)
Existed: 1990–2006[15]

Business Loop 35 was a former business route of I-35 in Georgetown. It was inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-M. The route was decommissioned in July 2006.

Alvarado business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-V
Location: Alvarado, Texas
Length: 2.288 mi[16] (3.682 km)
Existed: 1990–present[16]

Business Loop 35 in Alvarado is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-V. It runs along the former alignment of US 81 along Parkway Drive and is accessible from Interstate 35W at exits #24 (both directions) and #26B (southbound only). The section from US 67 to College Street is cosigned as Bus. US 67, though it is not part of that route's official designation.[17][18]

From 1963 to 1990, the route was designated Loop 392.[19]

Sanger business loop[edit]

Business Interstate 35-X
Location: Sanger, Texas
Length: 1.883 mi[20] (3.030 km)
Existed: 1991–present[20]

Business Loop 35 in Sanger is inventoried by TxDOT as Business Interstate Highway No. 35-X. The route is a former alignment of US 77 through Sanger, and is accessible from both directions of I-35 at exit #477. The route travels north along 5th Street and crosses FM 455 before ending at the northbound I-35 frontage road near mile marker 479.[21]

From 1960 to 1991, this route was designated Spur 138. Since 2009, that route number has been used for an unrelated route in Hunt County.[22]

Iowa[edit]

Ames business loop[edit]

Interstate 35 Business
Location: Ames, Iowa


Clear Lake business loop[edit]

Interstate 35 Business
Location: Clear Lake, Iowa


Minnesota[edit]

Faribault business loop[edit]

Interstate 35 Business
Location: Faribault, Minnesota
Length: 3.3 mi (5.3 km)
Existed: 2006–present


Pine City business loop[edit]

Interstate 35 Business
Location: Pine City, Minnesota
Length: 2.9 mi (4.7 km)
Existed: 2013–present

Business Loop 35 in Pine City, Minnesota, begins at the intersection of I-35 and County State Aid Highway 7 (Exit 169) to the intersection with County State Aid Highway 61 and thence northerly along County State Aid Highway 61, parallel to I-35, to the intersection with County State Aid Highway 11. Thence the business route extends westerly along County State Aid Highway 11 and terminates at the intersection of I-35 and County State Aid Highway 11 (Exit 171). The route travels south to north through the business district of Pine City, a distance of approximately 3 miles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-A". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-B". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 285. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/285.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 532". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-C". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 284. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/284.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-D". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 283. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/283.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-E". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-H". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-J". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  12. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 367. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/367.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-L". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  14. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 365. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/365.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-M". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-V". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  17. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business U.S. Highway No. 67-N". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 388. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/388.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  19. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 392". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business Interstate Highway No. 35-X". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  21. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 385. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/385.pdf. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  22. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 138". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 8, 2014.