Texas State Highway 289

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"Preston Road" redirects here. For the neighborhood in London, commonly known as Preston Road, see Preston, London. For the tube station in same neighborhood, see Preston Road tube station.

State Highway 289 marker

State Highway 289
Preston Road
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 53.70 mi[1] (86.43 km)
Existed: 1939[1] – present
Major junctions
North end: Texas FM 84.svg FM 84
 

Texas FM 406.svg FM 406
Texas Spur 316.svg Spur 316
Texas FM 120.svg FM 120
Texas 56.svg SH 56
US 380.svg U.S. Highway 380
Texas 121.svg SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway)
President George Bush Turnpike

I-635.svg I-635
South end: Texas Loop 12.svg Loop 12 in Dallas
Highway system
SH 288 SH 290
Texas State Highway 289 and Plano Parkway
Texas State Highway 289 Preston Road intersection Texas State Highway Loop 12 Northwest Highway

State Highway 289, known for most of its length as Preston Road, is a north–south Texas state highway. It begins at the intersection of Preston Road and Loop 12/Northwest Highway. The Preston Road designation comes from the fact that the highway generally follows the course of an older road known as the Preston Trail, which ran to the town of Preston Bend. Preston Bend is now completely submerged by Lake Texoma.

The road is known as Preston all the way north through the remainder of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to a junction with State Highway 56 west of Sherman, Texas, near the Oklahoma border (except for the portion through Gunter which is designated as 8th Street).

Preston Road passes through many of the fast-growing northern Dallas suburbs, including Frisco and Plano, as well as Prosper and Celina, which have started seeing new housing developments along Preston.

History[edit]

By 1938, this route was renumbered from part of SH 14. Prior to 1989, SH 289 began north of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) in the Oak Lawn neighborhood at an intersection with Pearl Street. From there, the highway designation followed Cedar Springs Road northeast for less than a block, and upon an intersection with Maple Avenue, ran northwest up that street. Less than a mile later at an intersection with Oak Lawn Avenue, the highway designation turned northeast up Oak Lawn, which it followed into Highland Park. There it was known as Oak Lawn Avenue until an intersection with Armstrong Parkway, where it became Preston Road.

Preston Road is one of the most congested highways in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; however, due to urban growth along the highway there is minimal room to add additional lanes, and no means to upgrade the road to freeway status without incurring significant cost to demolish businesses along the path. Instead, the nearby Dallas North Tollway generally parallels Preston Road.

In 2010 an extension of SH 289 was completed from its previous terminus at SH56 northward to a new connection with Farm to Market Road 120 near Pottsboro, Texas, another segment of the old Preston Trail which ends on the south shore of Lake Texoma. (FM 120 north of the connection has been renamed as State Highway 289, except for a very small segment northeast of the intersection which was renamed as Spur 316.) SH289 officially ends at Elks Boulevard; the actual road continues for another 3–4 miles before ending at a local street in the Preston Trail community.

This provides another access route to North Texas Regional Airport, which has been proposed as a third airport for the DFW area. Approximately US$63 million in bonds were sold by Grayson County, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation has promised US$85 million in reimbursements for the bonds sold by the county.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Destination Notes
Dallas Dallas Loop 12 (Northwest Hwy)
I‑635 (L.B.J. Frwy)
Belt Line Road
Keller Springs Road Interchange
Collin President George Bush Turnpike
Plano FM 544 (Park Blvd)
Legacy Drive Michigan Left no longer required for NB and SB Preston: removed in February 2014 (was constructed in July 2010)
SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) Interchange
Frisco FM 3537 (Main Street) FM 3537 was formerly known as FM 720
Eldorado Parkway Becomes FM 2934 to the west
US 380 – Denton, McKinney Interchange
Prosper
Bus. SH 289 north – Prosper
FM 1193 (Broadway Street)

Bus. SH 289 south – Prosper
Frontier Road/FM 1461
Celina
Bus. SH 289 north – Celina
FM 455 – Pilot Point, Weston

Bus. SH 289 south – Celina
Grayson Gunter FM 121 – Van Alstyne, Tioga
Dorchester FM 902 – Collinsville, Howe
Southmayd SH 56 – Whitesboro, Sherman Interchange
US 82 – Whitesboro, Sherman Interchange
Pottsboro FM 120 east / FM 996 – Denison
Spur 316 south
FM 406 east
FM 84 (Texoma Drive) – Lake Texoma

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