Mexican Federal Highway 180

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Federal Highway 180
Carretera Federal 180
Route information
Maintained by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Length: 2,240.92 km[1][2][3][4] (1,392.44 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Fed. 307 in Cancún, Quintana Roo
West end: Fed. 2 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas
Highway system

Mexican Federal Highways

Fed. 179 Fed. 182

Mexican Federal Highway 180 is a Mexican Federal Highway that follows Mexico's Gulf and Caribbean Coast from the Mexico-U.S. border at Brownsville, Texas, into Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to the resort city of Cancún, Quintana Roo, in the Yucatán Peninsula. Although the highway is numbered as an east-west route, it initially follows a north-south alignment through Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

The highway is briefly interrupted from El Encinal to Soto la Marina in Tamaulipas just north of Tampico. The highway goes through Tampico south, interrupted briefly from Cerro Azul to Potrero del Llano, to the city of Poza Rica. It continues south from there through Veracruz and Coatzacoalcos. From there it goes east into Villahermosa, north through Campeche into Mérida, and finally east into Cancún.

Highway 180 connects on the U.S. border with U.S. Route 83, one of the longest north-south U.S. Highways in the United States, at 1,885 miles (3,034 km). Route 83 starts the northern terminus of Highway 180 in Brownsville, Texas, at the Veterans International Bridge on the Mexican border. The road continues through the U.S. highway's northern terminus, north of Westhope, North Dakota, at the Canadian border. From here, the highway continues further as Manitoba Highway 83 until it ends at Swan River, Manitoba. In total, the three highways run 5,691 kilometres (3,536 mi).

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  1. ^ "Datos Viales de Campeche" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Servicios Técnicos, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. 2011. pp. 1, 4, 15. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Datos Viales de Quintana Roo" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Servicios Técnicos, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. 2011. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Datos Viales de Tamaulipas" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Servicios Técnicos, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. 2011. pp. 5, 7, 11–12. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Datos Viales de Veracruz" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Servicios Técnicos, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. 2011. pp. 8, 12–14. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 

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