U.S. Route 287 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 287 in Texas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 287.

US Highway 287 marker

US Highway 287
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 503.898 mi[1] (810.945 km)
Existed: 1942 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 69 / US 96 / SH 87 in Port Arthur

I-10 in Beaumont
I-45 in Corsicana
I-35E in Waxahachie
I-20 in Arlington
I-20 / I-820 in Fort Worth
I-30 in Fort Worth
I-35W / US 81 in Fort Worth
I-44 / US 277 / US 281 in Wichita Falls
I-40 in Amarillo

I-27 / I-40 / US 60 / US 87 in Amarillo
North end: US-287 near Kerrick
Highway system
SH 286 SH 287
SH 105 SH 106 SH 107
SH 229 SH 230 SH 231
U.S. Route 287 in North Texas
U.S. Route 287 near Midlothian

U.S. Highway 287 (US 287) in the U.S. state of Texas is a U.S. Highway that begins on the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and heads north through Fort Worth, northwest to Childress, Clarendon, and Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle and into Oklahoma near Kerrick.

Route description[edit]

US 287 crosses into Texas at Kerrick and continues southeast through to Stratford, where it takes a more southerly turn. In Dumas, US 287 merges with its "parent route", US 87, and continues its south/southeasterly path as a co-signed route to Amarillo.

After passing through the heart of downtown Amarillo, US 87 splits off to the south to merge with I-27, and US 287 merges with I-40 and continues co-signed with the interstate until just west of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, where it veers to the southeast toward Claude, the seat of Armstrong County.

US 287 follows this east-southeasterly path through Clarendon and Childress, where it intersects US Highways 83 and 62. US 287 then proceeds to Vernon, where it merges with (and is briefly co-signed with) US 70 and US 183. After US 70 and US 183 leave the route at Oklaunion and veer to the northeast, US 287 resumes its east-southeasterly track passing through Harrold and Electra on its way to Wichita Falls. On the northwest side of the city US 287 merges with I-44, US 82, and (briefly) US 277. After leaving Wichita Falls, US 82/287 continues as a co-signed route until Henrietta, where US 82 leaves the route. After merging with US 81 in Bowie, US 287/81 continues southeast to Fort Worth, where it merges with I-35W on the north side of town. Just northwest of this interchange, Business US 287 veers off to the right following the original routing into Saginaw and into downtown Fort Worth while zig zagging its way through city streets to Kennedale and Mansfield before coming out onto the US 287 Freeway south of Interstate 20 near the Ellis County line just north of Midlothian.

Here, US 81 hits its terminus, but US 287 continues, concurrent route with I-35W through to the north end of downtown Fort Worth before splitting off to the southeast and once again picking up its own signage. This stretch of US 287, which runs from downtown to the southeast side of the city, is also known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway. In southeast Fort Worth, US 287 intersects with, and is briefly co-signed with, I-820 (which then dumps into I-20) before veering to the southeast yet again, where it passes through the extreme western side of Arlington, and then on in to Mansfield and Midlothian The freeway which previously terminated at the Tarrant/Johnson County line has been extended continuing on into Ellis County to connect with the existing freeway around Waxahachie, which includes a bypass around Midlothian and an interchange with US 67.

After intersecting with I-35E just north of Waxahachie, US 287 continues to the southeast, where it merges with I-45 just south of Ennis and follows the interstate to Corsicana where it then leaves the route and makes another sharp turn to the east. The highway continues southeastward to Palestine, where it merges with State Highway 19. US 287/SH 19 continues as a co-signed route until Crockett, where US 287 leaves SH 19 and continues its southeasterly track toward the Texas Gulf Coast.

In Woodville, US 287 merges with US 69 and takes on a more due-southerly route to Lumberton, where a co-signed US 69/287 also merges with US 96. The highway then continues to the southeast through Beaumont with a short stint with Interstate 10 and on to Port Arthur, where the route terminates at an intersection with State Highway 87.[2]


Before 1939, the portion from Oklahoma to Amarillo was SH 9, from Amarillo to Henrietta was SH 5, Henrietta to Bowie was SH 50, Bowie to Fort Worth was SH 2 and US 81, Fort Worth to Ennis SH 34, Ennis to Corsicana was SH 14/US 75, Corsicana to Palestine was SH 22, Palestine to Crockett was SH 19, Crockett and Woodville was SH 106, Woodville to Port Arthur was SH 8. All of these state highways were shortened in the 1939 renumbering. SH 106 was decommissioned. SH 19 was deleted until 1960, when it extended back south.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Jefferson Port Arthur 0.0 0.0 SH 87 (16th Street) – Galveston, Orange South end of US 69 and US 96 overlaps; south end of highway
SH 73 – Winnie, Groves
South end of freeway
Jimmy Johnson Boulevard
Nederland FM 365 (Labelle Avenue)
Nederland Avenue
Jerry Ware Drive – Southeast Texas Regional Airport
Port Neches Beauxart Gardens Road, Spurlock Road
FM 3514 west (Joshua W. Allen Sr. Highway)
Beaumont SH 347 south – Nederland
Spur 380 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) – Lamar University
Highland Avenue
Florida Avenue, Erie Street
4th Street
SH 124 south (Fannett Road) – Winnie, High Island
I-10 west (Eastex Freeway) – Houston South end of I-10 overlap
850 Washington Boulevard Southbound exit is via exit 849
851 US 90 (College Street) – Liberty
852A Laurel Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
852B Calder Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Gladys Avenue
I-10 east – Lake Charles North end of I-10 overlap
Delaware Street
11th Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Lucas Drive
Dowlen Road
SH 105 west – Sour Lake, Conroe
Lawrence Drive
Tram Road
Hardin   Cooks Lake Road
  Keith Road – Rose Hill Acres
  FM 3513 north (Village Creek Parkway) / Mitchell Road – Village Creek State Park No northbound entrance
Lumberton US 96 north – Lumberton, Silsbee, Jasper Northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of US 96 overlap
North end of freeway
FM 421 (Country Line Drive / Ariola Road)
  SH 327 east – Silsbee
Kountze SH 326 south – Sour Lake, Nome
FM 418 east – Silsbee
  FM 1003 south – Honey Island
  FM 420 east – Big Thicket National Preserve Visitors Center
Village Mills FM 3063 west – Wildwood
Tyler Warren, Tyler County FM 1943 – Fred Brief concurrency
Hillister FM 1013 east – Spurger
Woodville US 190 – Huntsville, Jasper
US 69 north – Lufkin North end of US 69 overlap
  FM 256 – Colmesneil
Chester FM 1745
FM 2097
Polk   FM 62 – Camden
  FM 352
Corrigan US 59 – Lufkin, Cleveland Future I-69
Trinity   FM 2262
Groveton FM 355
SH 94 east – Lufkin South end of SH 94 overlap
FM 3154
  SH 94 west – Trinity North end of SH 94 overlap
  FM 1280
  FM 2781 – Pennington
Houston   FM 358 – Pennington
  FM 232
Crockett Loop 304
SH 7 / SH 21 west – Centerville, Nacogdoches, Madisonville South end of SH 21 overlap
SH 21 east (Houston Avenue) – Alto North end of SH 21 overlap
SH 19 south (4th Street) – Trinity South end of SH 19 overlap
Loop 304
  FM 2160
Latexo FM 2663
Bus. US 287 – Grapeland
FM 2423
FM 227
FM 228

Bus. US 287 – Grapeland
Anderson   SH 294 east – Alto South end of SH 294 overlap
Elkhart FM 1817 (Alderbranch Road)
SH 294 west (Parker Street) – Elkhart North end of SH 294 overlap
  FM 2419
Palestine Loop 256
US 84 east (Parker Street) – Rusk South end of US 84 overlap
SH 19 north North end of SH 19 overlap
Loop 127
US 84 west (Oak Street) – Waco North end of US 84 overlap
US 79 / SH 19 south – Jacksonville, Buffalo South end of SH 19 overlap
Loop 256
  SH 19 north – Athens North end of SH 19 overlap
  FM 3224
  Spur 327 – Tennessee Colony
  FM 321 – Tennessee Colony, Montalba
  FM 645 – Tennessee Colony
  FM 860
  FM 2608
Cayuga FM 59 – Athens
Freestone   FM 488 south – Fairfield
Navarro   SH 309 – Kerens
Eureka FM 3243 (Baker Avenue)
FM 637
  FM 739
  FM 637
Corsicana I-45 south – Houston South end of I-45 overlap
231 SH 31 – Waco, Athens
232 Roane Road, East 5th Avenue
235B BL I-45 south – Corsicana Southbound exit and northbound entrance
235A Frontage Road Signed as exit 235 northbound
  237 Frontage Road
  238 FM 1603
  239 FM 1126
Rice 242 Calhoun Street – Rice
  243 Frontage Road
Ellis   244 FM 1182
Alma 246 FM 1183 – Alma
  I-45 north – Dallas North end of I-45 overlap
  FM 1183 (Oak Grove Road) – Alma, Ennis
  FM 3383 (Ensign Road) – Ennis, Corsicana
Ennis SH 34 (Lake Bardwell Drive) – Italy, Ennis Interchange

Bus. US 287 north – Ennis
Bus. US 287 north – Waxahachie
South end of freeway
Farley Street, Wyatt Street, Broadhead Road
FM 813 (Brown Street)
US 77 (Dallas Highway) – Waxahachie
Solon Road
I-35E – Dallas, Waco
FM 664 – Ovilla Southbound exit and northbound entrance

Bus. US 287 south – Waxahachie
North end of freeway
Bus. US 287 north, Midlothian Parkway
South end of freeway
FM 663 (South 9th Street)
US 67 – Cleburne, Dallas

Bus. US 287 south
North end of freeway
Mansfield SH 360 – Arlington, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Bus. US 287 – Fort Worth
South end of freeway
Tarrant Heritage Parkway
Broad Street
Walnut Creek Drive
FM 157 / Debbie Lane
Turner Warnell Road
Arlington Curry Road, Eden Road
Sublett Road
Little School Road, Little Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
I-20 east – Dallas South end of I-20 overlap
443 Bowman Springs Road
Fort Worth I-20 west / I-820 – Abilene North end of I-20 overlap; south end of I-820 overlap
33C Sun Valley Drive
33B Martin Street, Wilbarger Street
I-820 north (East Loop 820) North end of I-820 overlap
Village Creek Road
Miller Avenue, Wilbarger Street
Berry Street
Mitchell Boulevard
Cobb Park Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Rosedale Street
SH 180 (Lancaster Avenue) / Riverside Drive Northbound exit for SH 180
SH 180 (Lancaster Avenue) Southbound exit
I-30 – Abilene, Dallas
I.M. Terrell Way Northbound exit only
Spur 280 – Downtown Fort Worth
I-35W south (South Freeway) – Waco South end of I-35W overlap
52A US 377 north (Belknap Street) / SH 121 north – DFW Airport North end of US 377 overlap; signed as exit 52B northbound
52B Spur 347 west (Belknap Street) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
52C Pharr Street
52D Carver Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
53 Northside Drive, Yucca Avenue
54A SH 183 (Northeast 28th Street) Signed as exits 54A (east) and 54B (west) northbound
54B Papurt Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
54C 33rd Street, Long Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
56A Meacham Boulevard
56B Melody Hills Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
57 I-820 (Northeast Loop 820) Signed as exits 57A (east) and 57B (west)
58 Western Center Boulevard
59 Basswood Boulevard
I-35W north (North Freeway) – Denton North end of I-35W overlap; south end of US 81 overlap
FM 3479 (Harmon Road)
FM 156 (Blue Mound Road)
Bonds Ranch Road
West Blue Mound Road

Bus. US 287 south – Fort Worth
North end of freeway
Wise Rhome
Bus. US 81 north / SH 114 east
Southern end of freeway; south end of SH 114 overlap
FM 3433 – Newark
SH 114 west – Bridgeport North end of SH 114 overlap

Bus. US 81 south – Rhome
North end of freeway
New Fairview FM 407 – Justin Interchange
  FM 2264
Bus. US 81 north – Decatur
FM 730 – Azle, Decatur Interchange

Bus. US 380 / FM 51 – Decatur, Granbury
US 380 – Bridgeport, Denton Interchange
FM 1810 (East Old Chico Road)
Bus. US 81 south – Decatur
Bus. US 81 north – Alvord
Southern end of freeway
Hubbard Street No southbound exit
FM 1655

Bus. US 81 south – Alvord
Northern end of freeway
Montague   Spur 511 – Sunset South end of freeway
Sunset SH 101 – Bridgeport, Sunset
  Frontage Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  Lawhorn Road
  Fruitland Road
  Wagon Seller Road
  US 81 north – Bowie North end of US 81 overlap
  FM 1125 – Bowie
Bowie SH 59 – Bowie, Jacksboro
  FM 174 – Bowie North end of freeway
Clay Bellevue FM 1288 south South end of FM 1288 overlap
FM 1288 north – Newport North end of FM 1288 overlap
  New York Road Southbound exit and entrance
Henrietta Spur 510 north – Henrietta South end of freeway
  SH 148 (Graham Street) – Henrietta, Jacksboro
Henrietta US 82 east – Henrietta, Gainesville South end of US 82 overlap; north end of freeway
  Loop 47 – Jolly
Jolly FM 2393 – Jolly, Thornberry Interchange
  Loop 47 – Jolly
Bus. US 287 – Wichita Falls
South end of freeway
Wichita Wichita Falls Fisher Road
SH 79 north / Hammon Road Northbound exit for SH 79
SH 79 north – Petrolia South end of SH 79 overlap
Old Windthorst Road
US 281 south / SH 79 south – Jacksboro, Archer City North end of SH 79 overlap; south end of US 281 overlap; left exit
Loop 473 (Old Jacksboro Highway)
Galveston Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance; northbound exit for US 82/US 277 (Kell Boulevard)
US 82 west / US 277 south – Lubbock, Abilene North end of US 82 overlap; south end of US 277 overlap
14th-8th Streets – Downtown Wichita Falls
I-44 east
Bus. US 277 south
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1B Scotland Park Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1C Texas Travel Info Center
Bus. US 287
2 Maurine Street
I-44 east (Central Freeway) / US 277 north / US 281 north – Lawton North end of I-44, US 277, and US 281 overlap
3B Spur 325 – Sheppard AFB
Loop 11 south (Beverly Loop)
City View Drive
Wellington Lane
Huntington Lane
FM 369 – Wichita Valley Airport
  Rifle Range Road
  Peterson Road
Iowa Park Bell Road
FM 368 – Iowa Park

Bus. US 287 south
  Harmony Road
  Burnet Ranch Road North end of freeway
Bus. US 287 north – Electra
South end of freeway
  FM 2384
  Midway Church Road
Electra FM 1739 – Electra
SH 25 – Electra, Haynesville
  County Line Road Northbound exit for Business 287
Bus. US 287 south – Electra
Southbound exit only; north end of freeway
Harrold SH 240 east – Burkburnett South end of freeway; no northbound entrance
FM 1763 North end of freeway; no southbound entrance
Oklaunion Loop 404 west – Oklaunion South end of freeway; southbound exit and entrance
US 70 east / US 183 north – Davidson South end of US 70/US 183 overlap
Loop 145 south – Oklaunion, County Road 113 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Loop 404 east – Oklaunion Southbound exit only
  FM 433 west North end of freeway
  Frontage Road Southbound exit only; south end of freeway
  FM 1763 north Northbound exit and entrance
Bus. US 287 north – Vernon
Left exit northbound
  FM 1949 south Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Vernon Laurie Street
US 183 south / US 283 – Seymour, Altus North end of US 183 overlap
Bentley Street
US 70 west – Floydada North end of US 70 overlap; north end of freeway
  FM 925 east Interchange; south end of FM 925 overlap
  FM 925 west North end of FM 925 overlap
  FM 432 north Interchange
Hardeman   FM 925 east
Chillicothe FM 91 – Medicine Mound
  FM 2006 north
  FM 1167 south – Medicine Mound
  FM 2568
Quanah SH 6 – Cisco, Eldorado
FM 2568
Loop 285 west
  Loop 285 east Interchange
  FM 1166 north
  FM 2363 – Punkin Center
  FM 680 north
  FM 268
Childress   FM 1033 north
  FM 1033 south (Main Street) North end of FM 1033 overlap
Childress FM 2530
FM 3031 south (Northeast 5th Street)
FM 268 east (Northeast 3rd Street)
US 62 / US 83 – Paducah, Canadian
  FM 164 east, County Road 9 Interchange
  Loop 328 north – Carey
  Loop 328 south – Carey
Hall   FM 658 south
Estelline SH 86 west – Silverton
  FM 1619
  FM 1619
Memphis SH 256 – Silverton, Wellington
FM 2361 – Lakeview
Donley Hedley SH 203 east – Wellington
Lelia Lake FM 1754 south
FM 1755 north
  FM 1260
Clarendon SH 70 south – Matador South end of SH 70 overlap
SH 70 north – Pampa North end of SH 70
Armstrong Goodnight FM 294 north
  FM 1151 east South end of FM 1151 overlap
Claude FM 1151 west North end of FM 1151 overlap
SH 207 – Silverton, Borger
  FM 2373 north
Washburn FM 2250 south
No major junctions
Potter   FM 1912 north
  Spur 228 north
Amarillo I-40 South end of I-40 overlap
77 FM 1258 (Pullman Road)
76 Spur 468 (Airport Boulevard) To Amarillo International Airport, southbound exit to information center
75 Loop 335 (Lakeside Drive)
74 Whitaker Road
73 Eastern Street, Bolton Street
Bus. US 287 north / Grand Street, Bolton Street
72A Nelson Street, Quarter Horse Drive
71 Ross-Osage Street, Arthur Street
70 I-27 south (Canyon Drive) / US 60 / US 87 – Canyon, Lubbock
I-40 west – Alburquerque North end of I-40 overlap; south end of US 60/US 87 overlap

Bus. US 287 south (Southeast 10th Street)
Loop 279 west (6th Avenue)
BL I-40 (Amarilo Boulevard) / US 60 east North end of US 60 overlap; south end of freeway
North 24th Avenue
Loop 434 north (River Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Hastings Avenue
Central Avenue
Loop 335 (Saint Francis Avenue)
Willow Creek Drive
Cherry Avenue
Mobley Street
FM 2176 south North end of freeway
Moore   SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Channing Interchange
Dumas FM 722 south
US 87 north / SH 152 east – Dalhart, Borger North end of US 87 overlap
  FM 119 north – Sunray
  FM 281 – Sunray No northbound exit
Sherman   FM 297 west – Dalhart
  FM 1573 east
Stratford To SH 15 – Follett
US 54 – Dalhart, Texhoma
FM 2677 (Purnell Avenue)
Dallam Kerrick FM 807 south
  US-287 north Continuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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