Interstate 44 in Texas
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||14.77 mi (23.77 km)|
|West end:||US 82 / US 277 / US 281 / US 287 in Wichita Falls|
|US 287 in Wichita Falls|
|East end:||I-44 / US-277 / US-281 at Oklahoma state line|
In the U.S. state of Texas, Interstate 44 has a short but regionally important 14.77-mile (23.77 km) stretch, connecting Wichita Falls with Oklahoma. Its entire length is concurrent with U.S. Highway 277 and U.S. Highway 281. I-44 provides access to downtown Wichita Falls and Sheppard Air Force Base. The Interstate 44, US-277, US-281, US-287 concurrency is known as "Central Freeway" throughout the city. For example, I-44 East is known as "Central Freeway East."
I-44 begins near exit 1 in Wichita Falls concurrent with US 277, US 281 and US 287. US 281 and US 287 continue to the south while US 277 leaves the concurrency at exit 1, which also provides access to US 82. I-44 heads north through Wichita Falls to an interchange with US 287 and Spur 325. US 287 leaves the concurrency as a freeway to the west while Spur 325 leaves the interchange towards the northeast providing access to Sheppard Air Force Base and Wichita Falls Municipal Airport. I-44 continues to the north as it leaves the Wichita Falls city limits at Bacon Switch Road. The freeway enters the Burkburnett city limits south of an interchange at FM 3429. Heading north through the city, I-44 has interchanges with SH 240 and Spur 383. After passing Spur 383, I-44 begins to head towards the northeast before its final interchange in Texas at Loop 267. I-44 leaves the state of Texas at its crossing of the Red River and enters Oklahoma.
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The entire route is in Wichita County.
|Wichita Falls||US 281 south / US 287 south / US 82 west / US 277 south – Jacksboro, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Abilene||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|1||Holliday Street – Business District||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
US 277 Bus. south
|Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|1B||Scotland Park||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|1C||Texas Travel Info Center|
US 287 Bus.
|3A||US 287 north – Vernon, Amarillo||East end of US 287 concurrency|
|3B||Spur 325 – Sheppard AFB|
|3C||FM 890 – Wichita Falls Municipal Airport|
|4||City Loop Street||Eastbound exit and entrance|
|4||Frontage Road||Westbound exit only|
|5||Access Road||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|5A||FM 3492 (Missile Road) – Sheppard AFB|
|6||Bacon Switch Road|
|Burkburnett||11||FM 3429 (Daniels Road)|
|12||SH 240 – Burkburnett|
|13||Spur 383 (Glendale Street)|
|14||Loop 267 (East Third Street) to SH 240 west – Burkburnett|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Federal Highway Administration, Route Log and Finder List: Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002
- Google Inc. Google Maps – overview map of I-44 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=8443879619514798407,33.907863,-98.499909%3B13211470767394561891,34.106362,-98.537153&saddr=US-281+N%2FUS-287+N+%4033.907863,+-98.499909&daddr=I-44+E+%4034.106362,+-98.537153&doflg=ptm&sll=34.00711,-98.529115&sspn=0.376244,0.63858&ie=UTF8&z=11. Retrieved 2008-02-25.