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
El Paso US 62 east / US 85 north (South Santa Fe Street) – Downtown El Paso
58 US 54 north (Patriot Freeway) to I‑110 Clockwise end of the freeway
56 Fonseca Drive
53 Midway Drive Clockwise exit and entrance
51 Yarbrough Drive
50 Plant Street Counter-clockwise exit and entrance
49 Padres Drive At-grade intersection
48 Zaragoza Road
46 Pan American Drive Counter-clockwise exit and clockwise entrance
FM 258 (Socorro Road) – Socorro Part of exit 46 counter-clockwise and exit 47 clockwise
47 SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) – Downtown El Paso, Socorro Clockwise exit and counter-clockwise entrance
45 FM 76 (North Loop Drive)
44 I‑10 / Rojas Drive – Las Cruces, Van Horn, San Antonio Signed as exits 44A (Rojas), 44B (west) & 44C (east)
42B Bob Hope Drive Counter-clockwise exit and clockwise entrance
42A Pellicano Drive
41 Vista del Sol Drive
40 FM 659 (Zaragoza Drive) / Montwood Drive
39 Pebble Hills Boulevard
38 Edgemere Boulevard
  35 US 62 / US 180 – El Paso, Carlsbad Counter-clockwise end of freeway
  30 Spur 601 (Liberty Expressway) – El Paso International Airport, Ft. Bliss, Biggs AAF
El Paso 24B Railroad Drive Clockwise end of freeway
24A
Bus. US 54 (McCombs Street/Dyer Street)
Counter-clockwise exit and clockwise entrance
23 Rushing Road Counter-clockwise end of freeway
US 54 (Patriot Freeway) – Downtown El Paso
El Paso I‑10 (Desert Boulevard) – Downtown El Paso, Las Cruces
Canutillo SH 20 (Doniphan Drive) – Downtown El Paso, Anthony
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