U.S. Route 175
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||111.0 mi (178.6 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
|West end:||I-45 in Dallas|
|East end:||US 69 in Jacksonville|
U.S. Highway 175 is an east-west United States highway, its span completely within the state of Texas. It comes very close to meeting its "parent", US 75, but decommissioning and rerouting in downtown Dallas, Texas bring it a couple of miles short. Before the decommissioning of US 75 south of downtown Dallas in favor of Interstate 45, US 175 met its "parent" US 75. US 175's western terminus is in Dallas, Texas at Interstate 45. The highway's eastern terminus is in Jacksonville, Texas at an intersection with US 69.
US 175 begins south of Downtown Dallas at an interchange with I-45 south of I-30, South Central Expressway (Dallas), and Good-Latimer Expressway. The highway heads towards the southeast as a freeway carrying the dual monikers of South Central Expressway and S.M. Wright Freeway (the latter named for a local minister and community leader in South Dallas).
At an interchange with SH 310 (known locally as Dead Man's Curve), US 175 begins to head to the east (taking the name C.F. Hawn Freeway, named after a Texas Highway commissioner who lived in Athens) while the South Central Expressway and S.M. Wright Freeway names follow SH 310. The freeway continues east along the north edge of Rochester Park until it turns back to the southeast at an interchange at 2nd Avenue (a previous routing of US 175); from this point US 175 maintains a consistent southeasterly direction.
US 175 passes through the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas to an interchange with Loop 12 (N.Buckner Blvd.) and I-20 just southwest of the I-20 and I-635 interchange/split. The highway continues as a freeway past the I-20 interchange and passes through the cities of Seagoville, Crandall and Kaufman. After passing through Kaufman, US 175 is no longer a freeway and continues as a divided highway. The highway bypasses Kemp to the east and passes near the north end of Cedar Creek Reservoir. East of the reservoir, the highway bypasses Mabank and Gun Barrel City and continues southeast into Eustace over a newly reconstructed divided roadway all the way into Athens at Loop 7.
In Athens, US 175 passes around the city to the north and east (with Loop 7; multiplexing with parts of TX 19 and TX 31 while bypassing) while the old highway passes through the center as a business route. Outside the city limits the business and bypass sections rejoin, later passing through the cities of Poynor, Frankston and Cuney before reaching Jacksonville, where it reaches its eastern terminus at US 69.
In late 2006, work began on twinning a congested 14.5-mile (23.3 km) segment between Mabank and Athens; the portion from Eustace eastward was completed in 2009 and opened to traffic. The part between the Kaufman County line and Eustace is expected to be open by late December 2010, as an interchange is being constructed at SH 334 and has been completed to serve Gun Barrel City and points west. Future plans call for widening US 175 to four lanes in phases between Baxter, Poynor and Frankston, and between Frankston and Jacksonville; these phases were originally scheduled to have begun construction already but plans have been delayed due to lack of funding.
Due to future Interstate Highway 69 and US Highway 69 intersecting some 60 miles to the south of Jacksonville in Lufkin, US Highway 69 is slated to terminate at US Highway 175 in Jacksonville with US Highway 175 continuing south to Port Arthur in its place as a renumbering of the roadway to eliminate any confusion of the crossing of the two highways.
This route has no mileposts or numbered exits along any part of its length.
|Dallas||Dallas||I-45 north to US 75 – McKinney||Northbound exit and southbound entrance
|Central Expressway, Good-Latimer Expressway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard|
|Pennsylvania Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|SH 310 south (Central Expressway)||No westbound exit|
|Bexar Street||No eastbound entrance|
|Railroad Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Municipal Street||Eastbound exit and entrance|
|2nd Avenue, Bruton Road|
|Lake June Road|
|Frontage Road||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Jim Miller Road||Westbound exit is via the Elam Road exit|
|Loop 12 (Buckner Boulevard)|
|St. Augustine Road|
|Haymarket Road, Kleberg Road||No eastbound entrance|
|Balch Springs||I-20 / I-635 north – Fort Worth|
|Belt Line Road|
|Woody Road||Westbound exit is via the Stark Road exit|
|Simonds Road, Kimberly Drive|
|Seagoville Road, Kaufman Street|
|Malloy Bridge Road|
|Kaufman||FM 1389 – Combine|
|Crandall||FM 741 – Forney|
|FM 148 – Crandall|
|SH 243 – Kaufman, Canton||No eastbound entrance|
|FM 1388 – Oak Grove||No eastbound entrance|
|SH 34 – Kaufman, Ennis||No westbound entrance|
|Frontage Road||Freeway ends|
US 175 Bus. east – Kemp
|FM 1895 (9th Street)|
US 175 Bus. south / SH 274 / FM 1391 – Seven Points, Cedar Creek Lake
US 175 Bus. east – Mabank
|SH 198 – Gun Barrel City, Canton||Interchange|
US 175 Bus. west – Mabank
|Gun Barrel City||SH 334 west – Gun Barrel City||Interchange|
|Eustace||FM 316 south – Malakoff||West end of FM 316 overlap|
|FM 316 north – Phalba||East end of FM 316 overlap|
|RM 2329 west|
US 175 Bus. east / SH 31 west / Loop 7 west – Athens, Corsicana
|Interchange; west end of SH 31/Loop 7 overlap|
SH 19 north / Bus. SH 19 south – Canton, Athens
|Interchange; west end of SH 19 overlap|
SH 31 east / Bus. SH 31 west – Tyler, Athens
|Interchange; east end of SH 31 overlap|
|FM 2495 – Lake Athens||Interchange|
US 175 Bus. west / SH 19 south / Loop 7 west – Athens, Palestine
|Interchange; east end of SH 19/Loop 7 overlap|
|FM 804 north – Baxter|
|LaRue||FM 607 west / Loop 60 east – LaRue, Brownsboro|
|FM 607 east / Loop 60 east – LaRue, Brownsboro|
|Poynor||FM 315 – Chandler, Palestine|
|Anderson||Frankston||SH 155 (Elm Street) – Tyler, Palestine|
|FM 1892 – Lake Palestine|
|Cherokee||FM 855 north – Mount Selman|
|Jacksonville||FM 347 (Bolton Street)|
|US 69 (Jackson Street) – Tyler, Rusk|
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 175". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
- Google Inc. "overview map of US 175". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7527739882424549768,32.765498,-96.775227%3B14070354614648275358,32.204340,-95.863439%3B6381342242189583124,31.973689,-95.273437&saddr=US-175+E+%4032.765498,+-96.775227&daddr=W+Corsicana+St+%4032.204340,+-95.863439+to:Fry+St+%4031.973689,+-95.273437&via=1&doflg=ptm&sll=32.369585,-96.024335&sspn=1.331529,3.010254&ie=UTF8&z=9. Retrieved 2008-03-02.