Texas State Highway Loop 375

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State Highway Loop 375 marker

State Highway Loop 375
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 49.21 mi[1] (79.20 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
CCW end: I-10 near Canutillo
 

I-10
US 54
US 62 / US 180

I-110
CW end: US 62 / US 85 at El Paso
Location
Counties: El Paso
Highway system
Loop 374 Loop 376
Image of barricades across Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive with snow across surrounding Franklin Mountains.
Snow in Franklin Mountains in El Paso causes closure of Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive

Loop 375 partially encircles the city of El Paso, Texas. Locally, it is known as Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive in the Northern section, Purple Heart Memorial Freeway in the Northeastern section, the César Chávez Border Highway in the southern section, and Joe Battle Boulevard in the eastern section.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced plans to add toll lanes to the Border Highway portion of Loop 375 between Downtown El Paso and the Ysleta–Zaragoza International Bridge. TxDOT and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization have offered several plans to build the Western leg of the loop from Downtown to Canutillo, Texas: Though not finalized, preliminary plans have included upgrading US 85/Paisano Drive to freeway status from Downtown to Sunland Park Drive allow Loop 375 to run conncurrently with Interstate 10 between Sunland Park Drive and Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road at Canutillo. In 2012, construction commenced of the freeway upgrade from Dyer Street east to I-10. This expansion has proved controversial, as the western leg of Transmountain Road passes through the protected Franklin Mountains State Park.[2]

  • Clockwise, Loop 375 ends in downtown El Paso at US 62-85 Paisano Drive.
  • Counterclockwise, Loop 375 ends near Canutillo at Interstate 10 and Spur 16.


Route description[edit]

Transmountain Road has many roadcuts which expose outcrops of Precambrian rocks, which are some of the oldest in Texas.[3] Units exposed include:

  • Red Bluff Granite
  • Castner Marble
  • Mundy Breccia
  • Lanoria Formation
  • Thunderbird Group (large roadcut at Smuggler's Pass)
The largest road cut on Transmountain Road, at the 5280-foot crest of Smuggler's Pass


Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in El Paso County.

Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Canutillo SH 20 (Doniphan Drive)
El Paso Spur 16
I-10 / US 85 / US 180 (Desert Boulevard) I-10 exit 6
Northwestern Drive interchange; west (counterclockwise) end of freeway; no direct westbound exit
Resler Drive
12 Paseo Del Norte Drive interchange; east (clockwise) end of freeway
Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit
21 US 54 / Kenworthy Street interchange; west (counterclockwise) end of freeway; US 54 exit 29
22
Bus. US 54 (Dyer Street) / FM 2529 (McCombs Street)
Bomarc Street / Railroad Drive
Fort Bliss (construction vehicles only)
30 Spur 601 west (Liberty Expressway) – Airport
32 Iron Medics Drive
El Paso 35 US 62 / US 180 (Montana Avenue)
38 Edgemere Boulevard
39 Pebble Hills Boulevard
40 FM 659 (Zaragoza Road) / Montwood Drive
41 Vista Del Sol Drive
42A Pellicano Drive / Rojas Drive signed as exit 42 southbound
42B Bob Hope Drive no direct southbound exit (signed at exit 42)
44 I-10 no direct exits to I-10 east (signed southbound at exit 42 and northbound at exit 45); exits from frontage road signed as 44B (I-10 west) and 44C (I-10 east)
45 FM 76 (North Loop Road) / Rojas Drive
47 SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) / FM 258 (Socorro Road) / Pan American Drive
48 Zaragoza Road to Zaragoza International Bridge
SH 375 Toll west westbound exit and eastbound entrance
49 Padres Drive
Plant Road eastbound access only
SH 375 Toll east eastbound exit and westbound entrance
51 Yarbrough Drive
SH 375 Toll west westbound exit and eastbound entrance
53 Midway Drive
SH 375 Toll east eastbound exit and westbound entrance
56 Fonseca Drive
SH 375 Toll east eastbound exit and westbound entrance
58 US 54 east to I-10 / US 62 (Paisano Drive) no access from Loop 375 east to I-10 east or US 62
Park Street westbound access only; west (clockwise) end of freeway
US 85 (Paisano Drive)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Geographic data related to Texas State Highway Loop 375 at OpenStreetMap