Texas State Highway 360

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State Highway 360 marker

State Highway 360
Angus G. Wynne, Jr. Freeway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 28.00 mi[1] (45.06 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 67 in Venus (proposed)
US 287 in Mansfield
 

I-20 in Arlington
I-30 in Arlington

SH 183 / Int'l Pkwy in Fort Worth
North end: SH 121 at Grapevine
Highway system
SH 359 SH 361

State Highway 360 or SH 360 is a 28.00-mile (45.06 km) north–south state highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in the U.S. state of Texas.

History[edit]

The freeway was constructed in different stages over the course of several decades. For the most part, each section's frontage roads were built first, handling all of the traffic years before the actual freeway portion was completed (or even begun). Similarly, the interchanges at Interstate 20, Interstate 30, and Highway 183 were in place long before the freeway lanes were completed.

The interchange at Interstate 30 is a holdover from when that freeway was a toll road (see Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike). The design was such that any traffic moving from one freeway to the other was routed through one common, bi-directional ramp. This was a cost-saving measure as it required fewer toll booths. However, this remains a major bottleneck, compounded by the fact that it intersects with surface streets, and is near a major tourist attraction, Six Flags Over Texas.

Route description[edit]

SH 360 has its northern terminus at State Highway 121 in Grapevine as a freeway. It follows the western boundary of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to its interchange with State Highway 183 near Euless, and then takes a nearly north–south course through Arlington roughly on its boundary with Grand Prairie, with complicated access to Interstate 30, the former Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, and an interchange with Interstate 20 on the south side of Arlington. The original alignment south of Highway 183 was called Watson Road.[2]

The segment through Arlington is officially designated as the "Angus G. Wynne Freeway" (after the founder of Six Flags); however, neither the official designation nor the older Watson Road name are locally used, the road is generally called "360".

Around two miles south of I-20, the freeway ends at an intersection with Sublett Road/Camp Wisdom Road. SH 360 then continues south as a pair of frontage roads about seven miles to the Tarrant-Ellis county line. From there it runs another two miles as a two-lane highway to its southern terminus at US 287 near the Ellis-Johnson county line.

On January 25, 2013, North Texas Tollway Authority approved a deal to develop the 10-mile unfinished portion of the highway from Camp Wisdom Road/ Sublett Road in Arlington/ Grand Prairie to U.S. 287 in Mansfield into a toll road, in a partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation which is expected to cost $600 million. The road would be expanded to four main lanes all the way to Broad Street and two main lanes from Broad Street to U.S. 287. Frontage road improvements are also planned.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Ellis Venus 0.00 0.00 US 67 Proposed extension
Mansfield 5.50
0.00
8.85
0.00
US 287 – Waxahachie, Fort Worth At-grade intersection, future interchange
0.40 0.64 Davis Road (future Matlock Road) At-grade intersection, future interchange
0.90 1.45 Lone Star Road At-grade intersection, future interchange
Lone Star Main Line Gantry (planned toll plaza)
Tarrant 2.60 4.18 Heritage Parkway At-grade intersection, future interchange
3.90 6.28 Broad Street At-grade intersection, future interchange
4.20 6.76 Holland Road At-grade intersection, no interchange planned
6.20 9.98 Debbie Lane / Ragland Road At-grade intersection, future interchange
7.40 11.91 New York Avenue At-grade intersection, no interchange planned
8.20 13.20 Lynn Creek Parkway At-grade intersection, future interchange
Ragland Main Lane Gantry (planned toll plaza)
Arlington 9.10 14.65 Camp Wisdom Road / Sublett Road At-grade intersection, future interchange, south end of freeway
10.00 16.09 Green Oaks Boulevard / Kingswood Boulevard
11.10 17.86 I-20 to PGBT Western Extension – Dallas, Fort Worth Exits 453A-B on I-20
12.00 19.31 Mayfield Road
13.00 20.92 Arkansas Lane
13.50 21.73 Spur 303 (Pioneer Parkway)
14.10 22.69 Park Row Drive Northbound exit has shared ramps with Spur 303
15.10 24.30 Abram Street
15.80 25.43 SH 180 (Division Street) / Randol Mill Road No southbound signage for Randol Mill Road
16.10 25.91 I-30 / Six Flags Drive / Lamar Boulevard – Dallas, Fort Worth No northbound signage for Lamar Boulevard
16.90 27.20 Lamar Boulevard / Avenue H / Avenue J Northbound exit and southbound entrance
17.30 27.84 Fountain Parkway / Burney Road / Brown Boulevard / Avenue K Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Grand Prairie 17.70 28.49 Brown Boulevard / Avenue K / Avenue J Southbound exit and northbound entrance
18.60 29.93 Green Oaks Boulevard / Carrier Parkway (Fountain Parkway / Burney Road) Roads in parentheses signed southbound only
19.10 30.74 Post and Paddock Road
20.00 32.19 Riverside Parkway
Fort Worth 21.20 34.12 Trinity Boulevard
21.80 35.08 International Parkway north / Amon Carter Boulevard – D/FW Airport South Entry Northbound exit and southbound entrance
22.30 35.89 SH 183 – Dallas, Fort Worth
22.70 36.53 American Boulevard Southbound exit only
Euless 23.30 37.50 Harwood Road / Midway Drive No northbound signage for Midway Drive
24.40 39.27 Mid-Cities Boulevard
Grapevine 25.50 41.04 Glade Road
26.30 42.33 Euless-Grapevine Road
27.10 43.61 SH 121 south / Stone Myers Parkway Northbound exit and southbound entrance
27.90 44.90 SH 121 north / William D. Tate Avenue Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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