U.S. Route 380

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U.S. Route 380 marker

U.S. Route 380
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 80
Length: 673 mi (1,083 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
History: 1926–1932: US 566
Major junctions
West end: I‑25 / US 85 in San Antonio, NM
 

US 54 in Carrizozo, NM
US 70 in Hondo, NM
US 70 in Roswell, NM
US 285 in Roswell, NM

US 180 in Albany, TX
East end: I-30 / US 67 / US 69 in Greenville, TX
Highway system

U.S. Route 380 is an east–west United States highway. The highway's eastern terminus is in Greenville, Texas at an intersection with Interstate 30, of which the easternmost 3–4 miles are concurrent with US 69 in a loop around the west and south sides of Greenville. Its western terminus is at San Antonio, New Mexico, south of Socorro at an intersection with Interstate 25. It never intersected with its nominal parent, U.S. Route 80, instead connecting with US 180 in Albany, Texas. With later routing changes, the highway no longer connects to any x80 route. US 380 passes through some of the far northern suburbs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including Denton, Frisco, and McKinney. The portion in Texas from the New Mexico Border to Jayton was SH 84 before 1939. Its spur, SH 84A, went from Jayton to Aspermont, until 1933, when it became a rerouted SH 70.

Route description[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

US Route 380 begins at an intersection with Interstate 25 just west of San Antonio, New Mexico, and travels through town, meeting the old route of US 85, now New Mexico State Road 1. It then travels generally east, and marks the northern edge of the White Sands Missile Range. The road then turns southeast, crossing the Carrizozo Malpais before reaching Carrizozo, meeting U.S. Route 54. The route continues southeast, climbing the Sacramento Mountains, and going through the town of Capitan and briefly travelling through the Lincoln National Forest, before reaching U.S. Route 70 at Hondo and becoming concurrent with US 70. These routes continue eastward, next reaching Roswell, New Mexico. US 380 splits with US 70 in Roswell, then crossing U.S. Route 285 in Roswell before continuing east across oil-producing areas of the Llano Estacado of east New Mexico and the Texas South Plains.

Texas[edit]

US 380 in Rule, Texas

US 380 enters Texas at a crossing with Farm to Market Road 769, travelling generally due east before meeting up with US Route 82 in Plains. They continue east passing the former locations of Tokio and Gomez before reaching Brownfield. In Brownfield, it meets US Routes 62 and 385, and all 4 routes coincide for 3 blocks through the center of town before US 380 splits to the east.

US 380 west of Tahoka, Texas

The route continues due east through Texas South Plains farmland, passing through Tahoka, before falling off the Llano Estacado and reaching Post. The highway then meanders east through rural Garza and Kent Counties before reaching the ghost town of Clairemont. The route then travels east, where it meets Texas State Highway 70, which both then turn northeast until reaching Jayton, where US 380 takes a sharp turn back to the southeast. The road then travels through several thousand acres of private ranchland in Kent and Stonewall Counties before reaching Swenson.

The route continues to the southeast, reaching an intersection with US 83, where both continue southeast into the town of Aspermont. The route continues to the east and northeast through the communities of Old Glory, Rule, Haskell, Throckmorton, and Newcastle, before crossing Lake Graham and reaching the city of Graham.

US 380 continues to the east and northeast through Bryson before reaching an intersection with US Route 281 and Texas State Highway 114 in Jacksboro, which all depart southward out of town. US 380 and TX 114 depart east south of Jacksboro, crossing Lake Bridgeport before reaching the city of Bridgeport. US 380 then travels due east toward the city of Decatur.

US 380 exits to the east and reaches an intersection with Interstate 35 on the west end of Denton where it is known as University Drive. US 380 continues through the city of Denton, intersecting US Route 77 and US 377 near the Texas Woman's University, before continuing east with US 377. The routes cross the very northern edge of Lake Lewisville before US 377 departs off to the north. US 380 continues east, meeting the northern terminus of the Dallas North Tollway, before reaching McKinney, where it is also known as University Drive. The route then continues east, passing through Princeton before crossing the northern fringe of Lake Lavon, and reaching Farmersville, where it is signed as the Audie Murphy Parkway. The route again continues east, passing through the town of Floyd, before reaching an intersection with US Route 69 on the far western edge of Greenville. Both of those routes then follow a loop around the south end of Greenvile, before reaching the routes eastern terminus at an intersection with Interstate 30 and US Route 67.

Bannered routes[edit]

The route has two bannered routes, all business routes in Texas.

  • U.S. Route 380 Business - F: This is the former route of US 380 through the city of Decatur. The route was bypassed in 1987, with the old route being renamed Texas State Highway Loop 569. The route was redesignated as the business route in 1991.
  • U.S. Route 380 Business - J: This is the former route of US 380 through the town of Floyd. The route was bypassed in 1968, when the route was still known as Texas State Highway 24, with the old routing being designated as Texas State Highway Loop 462. The route was redeisnated as the business route in 1991.

History[edit]

When US 380 was commissioned in 1932, it took over the entire former route of U.S. Route 566, an original 1926 route. The entire route of US 566 was within the state of New Mexico, from an intersection with US 366 (modern-day US 70) east of Ruidoso to US 85(originally planned as US 466) in Socorro, New Mexico. US 566 never intersected with its nominal parent, U.S. Route 66.[1]

The section of highway from the New Mexico border to Jayton was previously SH 84. A spur route, SH 84A, went from Jayton to Aspermont, being replaced by Texas State Highway 70 in 1933.

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
New Mexico Socorro   I‑25 – Las Cruces, Socorro, Truth or Consequences
San Antonio NM 1 – Luis Lopez, El Camino Real IHC, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Craig
Lincoln Carrizozo US 54 – Vaughn, Tularosa
  NM 37 – Nogal, Ruidoso
Capitan NM 48 south (South Lincoln Avenue) / NM 246 (Pine Lodge Road) – Ruidoso
  NM 220 – Fort Stanton, Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, Fort Stanton Museum
Hondo US 70 west – Ruidoso west end of US 70 overlap
Tinnie NM 368 – Arabela
Chaves Roswell
US 70 / US 285 / US 380 Truck east – Roswell International Air Center
east end of US 70 overlap
To US 285 / Main Street – Vaughn, Artesia, NMMI, Airport former US 70 east / US 285

NM 256 south / US 380 Truck west (Atkinson Avenue) – truck route to US 70 / US 285
  NM 254 – East Grand Plains
  NM 409 – Bottomless Lakes State Park
  NM 172 – Maljamar
Lea   NM 457 south to US 82 – Artesia
Tatum NM 206 – Portales, Lovington
  NM 125 – Bledsoe
Texas Yoakum Bronco FM 769
Plains US 82 west – Lovington west end of US 82 overlap
see US 82
Terry Brownfield US 62 east / US 82 east / US 385 north (North Lubbock Highway) – Lubbock east end of US 62 / US 82 / US 385 overlap
  FM 168 north west end of FM 168 overlap
  FM 168 south east end of FM 168 overlap
Lynn West Point FM 179 – Wolfforth, Lamesa
  FM 1328 north
  FM 3112 south
Tahoka Loop 472 (North Main Street)
US 87 interchange
  FM 2956 south
  FM 1054 north west end of FM 1054 overlap
  FM 1054 south – Draw east end of FM 1054 overlap
  FM 212
Garza   FM 399 north west end of FM 399 overlap
  FM 399 south east end of FM 399 overlap
Post FM 669 south (Avenue M) – Gail
US 84 east (Avenue J) – Snyder west end of US 84 overlap
US 84 west (Avenue J) – Lubbock east end of US 84 overlap
SH 207 north / Loop 46 south / FM 651 north (Avenue F)
  FM 2008 north
Kent   FM 1081 north
  SH 208 south – Snyder west end of SH 208 overlap
Clairemont SH 208 north – Spur east end of SH 208 overlap
  SH 70 south – Rotan west end of SH 70 overlap
  FM 1083 north
  SH 70 north – Jayton, Spur east end of SH 70 overlap
Stonewall   FM 2211 east – Peacock
Swenson FM 1416 north
  US 83 north – Guthrie west end of US 83 overlap
Aspermont FM 1263 north (East North Second Street)
US 83 south / FM 610 west – Hamlin, Rotan east end of US 83 overlap
FM 3457 north
  SH 283 east – Stamford, Sagerton
Old Glory Loop 128 east – Old Glory
FM 1835
Loop 128 west – Old Glory
Haskell Rule FM 617 east
SH 6 – Rochester, Stamford
  FM 2407 west
Haskell
Bus. US 277 – Weinert, Stamford
US 277 – Weinert, Stamford interchange
FM 600 south – Paint Creek
  FM 618 south – Paint Creek, Lake Stamford
  FM 266 north
Throckmorton   SH 222 north – Munday
  FM 2651 north
  FM 923 south
Throckmorton US 183 / US 283 / SH 79 north – Seymour, Albany, Breckenridge
  FM 1711 north – Elbert
Young   FM 578 north to SH 79 west end of FM 578 overlap
  FM 578 south – Breckenridge east end of FM 578 overlap
  FM 61 east – Fort Belknap
Newcastle FM 926 west to SH 251 – Olney
  FM 1769 north – Jean
Graham SH 16 north west end of SH 16 overlap
SH 16 south (Elm Street) / SH 67 south east end of SH 16 overlap
FM 3491 north (Cliff Drive)
FM 2179 south
  FM 2075 west
Jack Bryson FM 3209 south
FM 1191 south west end of FM 1191 overlap
FM 1191 north – Jermyn east end of FM 1191 overlap
  FM 4 south – Graford
Jacksboro US 281 north / SH 114 west (Main Street) / SH 59 north (Belknap Street) west end of US 281 / SH 114 / SH 199 overlap
PR 61 – Fort Richardson State Park
  US 281 south / SH 199 east – Mineral Wells, Fort Worth east end of US 281 / SH 199 overlap
  FM 1156 north – Wizard Wells
Vineyard FM 1156 – Wizard Wells, Joplin
Wise Bridgeport FM 1658 north
FM 1658 – Bridgeport
SH 114 east / SH 101 north – Rhome east end of SH 114 overlap
Loop 373 – Bridgeport
  FM 1655 north – Alvord, Weatherford College
Decatur
Bus. US 380 east to FM 51 south – Decatur
US 81 / US 287 – Wichita Falls, Fort Worth interchange
FM 730 – Decatur Airport interchange
FM 51 – Gainesville, Weatherford interchange

Bus. US 380 west
Denton   FM 2622 south – Stony
  FM 156 – Krum, Ponder, Fort Worth interchange
Denton
I-35 / US 380 Truck – Gainesville, Dallas
I-35 exit 469
US 77 south / US 377 south (North Elm Street) west end of US 377 south overlap (westbound)
US 77 north (North Locust Street) to FM 428 west end of US 377 north overlap (eastbound)

Loop 288 / US 380 Truck west
interchange
Cross Roads US 377 north – Pilot Point interchange; east end of US 377 overlap
FM 424 north – Aubrey
Lincoln Park FM 720 east – Oak Point, Little Elm
  FM 2931 north
Little Elm / Prosper FM 1385 north
Frisco FM 423 south – The Colony
Collin Frisco / Prosper To Dallas North Tollway south / Dallas Parkway

SH 289 / Bus. SH 289 north – Prosper, Frisco
interchange
Prosper
McKinney
FM 2478 (Custer Road) – Prosper, McKinney, Plano
McKinney To FM 1461 / Lake Forest Drive
US 75 / SH 121 (North Central Expressway) – Sherman, Dallas US 75 exit 41
SH 5 (McDonald Street) – Melissa, Fairview
FM 1827 north – New Hope
Princeton FM 982 south
FM 75 north (South 4th Street)
Farmersville SH 78 – Lavon, Blue Ridge interchange
Main Street interchange
  FM 547 south – Josephine
Hunt   FM 36 north – Merit west end of FM 36 overlap
 
Bus. US 380 east
  FM 36 south / County Road 1118 – Floyd, Caddo Mills east end of FM 36 overlap
 
Bus. US 380 west
  FM 903 north – Wagner
Greenville US 69 north / Spur 302 east – Greenville, Denison west end of US 69 overlap
SH 66 west – Caddo Mills
SH 34 (Wesley Street) – Greenville, Terrell
I-30 / US 67 / US 69 south – Emory, Texarkana, Dallas east end of US 69 overlap; I-30 exit 94
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/us666.htm
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