Texas State Highway Loop 286

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State Highway Loop 286 marker

State Highway Loop 286
Route information
Length: 7.57 mi[1] (12.18 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
CW end: US 82.svg US 82 at Paris
  US 271.svg US 271
CCW end: US 82.svg US 82 at Paris
Highway system
Loop 285 Loop 287

Loop 286 is a loop highway around Paris, Texas . Parts of it are co-signed as U.S. Highway 82 and U.S. Highway 271. Loop 286 is mostly a divided highway with partially controlled access, but parts of it on the south side of town near State Highway 19 are still 2 lanes. In 2012, work is underway to construct a grade separation at FM 137, near the Kimberly-Clark plant on the southwest side of town.

Loop 286 forms part of the now-defunct Green Carpet Route that was supposed to stretch a 4-lane divided highway from Tulsa,Oklahoma to Houston, Texas. This project, started in the 1960s is still incomplete.


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 286". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 18, 2010.