U.S. Route 277

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U.S. Route 277 marker

U.S. Route 277
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 77
Length: 633 mi[1] (1,019 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 83 at Carrizo Springs, TX
  US 57 at Eagle Pass, TX
US 90 at Del Rio, TX
I‑10 at Sonora, TX
US 67 / US 87 at San Angelo, TX
US 83 / US 84 at Abilene, TX
I‑20 at Abilene, TX
US 82 / US 183 / US 283 at Seymour, TX
I‑44 / US 281 at Wichita Falls, TX
US-62 / US-81 / SH-9 at Chickasha, OK
North end: I‑44 / US-62 at Newcastle, OK
Highway system
Scenic view of U.S. 277 between Del Rio and Sonora, Texas
First southbound sign for U.S. 277 in Newcastle, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 277 is a north–south United States Highway. It is a spur of U.S. Route 77. It runs for 633 miles (1,019 km) across Oklahoma and Texas. US 277's northern terminus is in Newcastle, Oklahoma at Interstate 44, which is also the northern terminus of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. Its southern terminus is in Carrizo Springs, Texas at U.S. Route 83. It passes through the states of Oklahoma and Texas.

Most of U.S. 277's route through the two states overlaps other U.S. highways. Those include U.S. 62 from Newcastle to Chickasha, Oklahoma, U.S. 62 and U.S. 281 from five miles (8 km) west of Elgin, Oklahoma, to Lawton, U.S. 281 from Lawton to Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. 82 from Wichita Falls to Seymour, Texas, and U.S. 83 from Anson, Texas to Abilene, Texas. Through the Lawton area and again from Randlett, Oklahoma, to near downtown Wichita Falls, U.S. 277 is also co-signed with I-44.

Route description[edit]

Lengths
  mi km
TX 508.9 819.0
OK 124.1[2] 199.7

Texas[edit]

U.S. Route 277 continues into Texas concurrent with I-44. It remains concurrent with I-44 until it reaches the city of Wichita Falls where it splits off and travels in a west-southwest direction as part of a concurrency with U.S. Route 82. The route picks up U.S. 183 and 283 in the unincorporated community of Mabelle and the four routes continue into the town of Seymour, where the other three routes split off again. Route 277 continues in a westerly direction until reaching the town of Munday, where it turns southward again. It then passes through the towns of Haskell and Stamford before picking up U.S. Route 83 at Anson. The route continues into Abilene, where it crosses Interstate 20 before maintaining a short concurrency with U.S. Route 84. Route 277 then splits off and travels in a southwesterly direction through rural areas, as the route approaches San Angelo, where the route joins U.S. Route 67 as a main east-west street in the city, then turns southward and joins U.S. Route 87. The two routes split south of the city and U.S. 277 continues southward, passing through rural areas and crossing Interstate 10 in Sonora. Farther south, the route joins U.S. Route 377, then crosses the Amistad Reservoir. The two routes then join U.S. Route 90 just north of Del Rio and then U.S. 277 splits off again, running southeastward roughly parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. The route enters the city of Eagle Pass, along the international border, before turning eastward yet again and ending in Carrizo Springs.

Oklahoma[edit]

History[edit]

When U.S. 277 was commissioned in 1930, it ended at the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas. It was extended southeast to its present terminus in 1952.[1] The original northern terminus was in Oklahoma City at its intersection with parent route U.S. 77 and U.S. 62. The northern terminus remained there until 1964. when it was truncated to its present terminus following the completion of the H. E. Bailey Turnpike and the connecting U.S. 62 freeway into Oklahoma City, which would become Interstate 44 in the 1980s.

As of February 2010, U.S. 277 allows a speed limit of 75 mph only in Dimmit County, Texas.

Business U.S. Route 277[edit]

See also[edit]

Related routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). Accessed 20 February 2006.
  2. ^ Stuve, Eric. U.S. 277. OKHighways. Accessed 22 February 2006.
Browse numbered routes
SH 276 TX SH 279
US-271 OK US-281