Texas State Highway Spur 366

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State Highway Spur 366 marker

State Highway Spur 366
Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Route information
Length: 2.40 mi[1] (3.86 km)
Existed: 1962 – present
Major junctions
West end: Beckley Blvd / Singleton Ave in Dallas
  I-35E / US 77 in Dallas
East end: I-345 / US 75 in Dallas
Location
Counties: Dallas
Highway system
Spur 364 Spur 371
Facing southwest towards downtown from Harwood Street, with the angular Fountain Place in view (before the construction of Klyde Warren Park)
Facing west from Harwood Street towards buildings in the International Center neighborhood of Uptown (before the construction of Klyde Warren Park)
The beginning of work on the extension of Woodall Rodgers Freeway into West Dallas

Spur 366, also named Woodall Rodgers Freeway, is a highway that connects Beckley Boulevard and Singleton Avenue in West Dallas to Interstate 35E and U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) in central Dallas, Texas. The highway, as part of the downtown freeway loop, also serves as a dividing line between downtown Dallas on the south and the Uptown and Victory Park neighborhoods on the north.

In 2012 the Santiago Calatrava designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was opened, extending the Woodall Rodgers west of Interstate 35E across the Trinity River, into West Dallas. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is first of three planned bridges of the Trinity River Project.

Klyde Warren Park, completed in 2012, spans the freeway from Saint Paul Street to Pearl Street, connecting the downtown Arts District with Uptown. The freeway travels in a tunnel under the park.

The highway is named after Woodall Rodgers, a former mayor of Dallas responsible for the construction of Love Field and Central Expressway.

Route description[edit]

Spur 366 is often referred to by most locals as the Woodall Rodgers Freeway (or simply Woodall Rodgers). The only signage for Spur 366 is on the ramps to the highway at the interchanges with I-35E and US 75/I-45. As such, the highway is signed TO I-35E westbound and TO US 75/I-45 eastbound.

The highway begins at a traffic signal at Beckley Avenue. Westbound traffic can continue past the light onto Singleton Boulevard. After the light, Spur 366 crosses the Trinity River on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. From the bridge, traffic can exit to Riverfront Boulevard (formerly Industrial Boulevard[2]). An incomplete interchange with I-35E (Stemmons Freeway) follows, before the freeway serves as the dividing line between Downtown and Uptown. There are many exits for the next mile, most of which contain multiple ramps to serves different streets. The freeway ends at an interchange with US 75/I-45 in northeast Downtown. The exit ramp to northbound US 75 also serves Hall Street.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge[edit]

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a steel bridge that carries Woodall Rodgers Freeway over the Trinity River. This is the first steel bridge across the river.[3] The bridge opened in March of 2012 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.[4]

Klyde Warren Park[edit]

Main article: Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre park[5] that connects Downtown Dallas with Uptown. The park is located above the freeway (which travels through a tunnel under the park, much like the Papago Freeway Tunnel) between Pearl and St. Paul streets to the west and east, and the frontage roads to the north and south.

History[edit]

Spur 366 was built along sections of Cochran and Munger Streets between I-35E and US 75/I-45. Once the freeway opened in 1964, it remained relatively unchanged until the construction of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Klyde Warren Park in the early 2010s.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Dallas, Dallas County. All exits are unnumbered.

Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Beckley Boulevard / Singleton Avenue west Western terminus
0.10–
0.20
0.16–
0.32
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River
0.70 1.13 Riverfront Boulevard
0.80 1.29 I-35E north / US 77 north / Continental Avenue – Denton Exits 429A-B on I-35E / US 77
1.00 1.61 I-35E south / US 77 south / Commerce Street west – Waco Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
1.30 2.09 Field Street / Griffin Street – West End Historic District No westbound signage for Griffin Street
1.50 2.41 St. Paul Street
1.30–
1.70
2.09–
2.74
Tunnel underneath Klyde Warren Park
1.70 2.74 Pearl Street – Arts District
2.00 3.22 To I-45 south (via I-345 south) – Houston Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2.20 3.54 Hall Street / Lemmon Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2.40 3.86 US 75 north – McKinney Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 366". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Industrial Boulevard Switch to Cost Businesses Thousands". NBC 5-Dallas/Fort Worth. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration-Tickets". Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration-News & Stories". Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "About the Park-Klyde Warren Park". Klyde Warren Park. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Google Inc. "Spur 366". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d11757!2d-96.8074904!3d32.7909785!4m21!3m20!1m4!3m2!3d32.7787586!4d-96.8255936!6e2!1m4!3m2!3d32.7969674!4d-96.7928152!6e2!2e0!3m8!1m3!1d1470!2d-96.8249686!3d32.7796155!3m2!1i1366!2i673!4f13.1&fid=0. Retrieved September 23, 2013.

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