U.S. Route 54 in Texas
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||111.583 mi (179.575 km)|
|Existed:||1927 – present|
|El Paso section|
|South end:||Loop 375 in El Paso|
| I‑110 in El Paso
US 62 in El Paso
I‑10 / US 180 in El Paso
|North end:||US 54 at Chaparral, N.M.|
|South end:||US 54 near Nara Visa, N.M.|
| US 87 / US 385 in Dalhart
US 287 in Stratford
|North end:||US-54 at Texhoma, Okla.|
|Counties:||El Paso, Hartley, Dallam, Sherman|
US 54 begins in El Paso, Texas, as a controlled access highway at an intersection with Loop 375. The route then travels northward, joining up with I-110 within the first mile. A mile later, these highways intersect Interstate 10 at a complex, three level high expressway interchange which the locals call the "Spaghetti Bowl." I-110 ends here, while US 54 continues north through El Paso. The route turns northeast, becoming a rare example of a collector-express freeway in Texas (until the Pershing Drive exit) before entering New Mexico. The route re-enters Texas in the northwest Panhandle, travelling northeast through sparsely populated country. The route intersects US Route 87 and US Route 385 in Dalhart and US Route 287 in Stratford, before exiting into the Oklahoma Panhandle at Texhoma.
The southwestern portion was originally part of the Ozark Trails, paralleling the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad, and was originally given the numbering of State Highway 33. SH 33 continued into Texas farther south in the Panhandle, following the former Ozark Trail. The northern Panhandle portion was originally assigned to State Highway 56, paralleling the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf Railroad.
When the U.S. Highway System was unveiled in 1926, the northern section was assigned to U.S. Highway 54, while the southwestern portion was assigned to U.S. Highway 366. The US 366 designation was canceled in 1932 when other sections of the highway were added to an adjusted US Route 70. This section was added to US 54 in 1934, and has retained its numbering since. By 1939, the corresponding state highway designations had been canceled.
The highway continues on its original routing except for realignment in 1990 in El Paso, with the old route becoming US Business Route 54 and Texas Loop 478. Most of the current US 54 in El Paso is a limited-access highway known as the Patriot Freeway which in 2010 was only partially completed.
|El Paso||El Paso||20||Loop 375||Patriot Freeway begins|
|20A||US 62 (Paisano Drive) – Pine Springs, Carlsbad, Ciudad Juárez, Chih.||Crosses without direct access|
|20B||I‑110 – Ciudad Juárez, Chih.||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|21A||SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) – Socorro, Canutillo||Crosses without direct access|
|21B||I‑10 / US 180 – Van Horn, Las Cruces||Signed as East, Van Horn and West, Las Cruces. Begin local express lanes|
|21D||Trowbridge Drive / Altura Avenue|
|22||Pershing Drive||end local express lanes|
|23||Cassidy Road, Fort Bliss Cassidy Gate||Visitors to Fort Bliss must use the Cassidy Gate.|
|24||Fred Wilson Road / Railroad Drive|
|24A||Spur 601 (Liberty Expressway) – El Paso International Airport, Ft. Bliss, Biggs Field|
|25||Ellerthorpe Avenue / Broaddus Avenue|
Bus. US 54 / Loop 478 (Dyer Street) / Hercules Avenue
|27||Hondo Pass Road|
|29||Loop 375 (Transmountain Road) – Canutillo|
|30||Sun Valley Drive|
|31||FM 3255 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) / Kenworthy Street – Chaparral, NM|
|32||Sean Haggerty Drive||End of Patriot Freeway as of January 2014[update]|
|13.6||21.9||FM 2529 (McCombs Street)|
|20.0||32.2||US 54 – Newman, NM||End of first section in Texas|
|US 54 crosses through New Mexico|
|Hartley||0.0||0.0||US 54 – Nara Visa, NM||Re-entry into Texas|
|9.3||15.0||FM 767 – Channing|
|35.2||56.6||FM 694 north|
|37.5||60.4||FM 998 – Hartley|
|38.0||61.2||FM 694 south|
|39.0||62.8||FM 3139||Dalhart Municipal Airport|
Bus. US 87 (East 7th Street)
|41.3||66.5||US 87 / US 385 (Railroad Street) – Amarillo, Vega, Texline, Boise City, OK|
|41.3||66.5||FM 297 (East 1st Street) – Cactus|
|60.7||97.7||FM 807 south|
|Conlen||61.0||98.2||FM 807 north – Kerrick|
|Stratford||72.3||116.4||US 287 (Poplar Street) – Dumas, Kerrick|
|72.5||116.7||SH 15 (Main Street) – Gruver|
|73.0||117.5||FM 2677 (Beaver Road)|
|89.5||144.0||FM 119 – Sunray|
|Texhoma||91.9||147.9||US-54 (South Street) – Texhoma, OK||Continuation into Oklahoma|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
El Paso business loop
|Length:||12.466 mi (20.062 km)|
Business U.S. Highway 54-A or Bus. US 54-A is a business route of US 54 at El Paso commissioned in 1990. The 12.5-mile (20.1 km) route begins at US 54 and State Highway Loop 478 at the Patriot Freeway. The route runs along Dyer St. through northeast El Paso near Fort Bliss to its northern terminus at the New Mexico state line. The roadway continues forward into New Mexico for 0.3 miles (0.5 km) over a local road not recognized by New Mexico as a state highway that becomes a one-way entrance ramp merging with US 54. Highway signs in New Mexico direct southbound traffic to turn on State Line Drive just within Texas to access Bus. US 54-A.
Bus. US 54-A and Loop 478 are the former route of US 54 prior to construction of the Patriot Freeway. Bus. US 54-A was created when Loop 478, which originally followed the route to New Mexico, was shortened to its current terminus at the beginning of the business loop. Loop 478 was first intended in 1969 to be the replacement for US 54 over the route and was planned to be signed as Business US 54 once the current US 54 was completed. Bus. US 54-A was concurrent with US 54 until 1991.
- Major intersections
|0||0||US 54 (Patriot Frwy.) / Loop 478 (Dyer St.)||Southern terminus|
|3.8||6.1||Loop 375 (Purple Heart Memorial Frwy.) – Canutillo|
|4.0||6.4||FM 2529 (McCombs St.) – Chaparral, NM|
|12.5||20.1||To US 54 in New Mexico via local road||Northern terminus at Newman in Doña Ana County, New Mexico|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 54". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- Google Inc. "Route of US 54 in El Paso". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Patriot+Fwy+to:32.001476,-106.326245&hl=en&geocode=FZ2x5AEdKbGn-Q%3BFXpc5wEdyFio-Q%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=1&mrsp=2&sz=19&doflg=ptm&sll=32.001418,-106.326258&sspn=0.001185,0.00327&ie=UTF8&ll=31.878141,-106.439667&spn=0.303784,0.837021&z=11. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Google Inc. "Route of US 54 in the Texas Panhandle". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-54+E&daddr=US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:E+7th+St+to:Liberal+St+to:Liberal+St+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E+to:US-54+E%2FTexas+St+to:Texas+St+to:Texas+St+to:Texas+St+to:US-54+E%2FTexas+St+to:36.499672,-101.788145&hl=en&geocode=Fdb9HwId1LXb-Q%3BFaY2IQIdrnrd-Q%3BFdJQIQIdCKPd-Q%3BFZxuJQIdmn_i-Q%3BFZ7LJQIdSO_i-Q%3BFe7fJQIdHAfj-Q%3BFdQIJgId-jfj-Q%3BFbg4JgId1KPj-Q%3BFX5PJgIdqKfj-Q%3BFclPJgIdbKjj-Q%3BFbD-JgIdpMPk-Q%3BFUapJwIdRuTl-Q%3BFR7BKAIdNrvn-Q%3BFcTeKAIdZOzn-Q%3BFdTnKAIdLvrn-Q%3BFdr-KQIdmNTp-Q%3BFf5hKgId-nvq-Q%3BFQZpKgIdKojq-Q%3BFf56KgIdcKbq-Q%3BFXSeLAIdjEru-Q%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=19&mrsp=20&sz=19&sll=36.499546,-101.788193&sspn=0.001123,0.00327&ie=UTF8&ll=36.124565,-102.359619&spn=1.155822,3.348083&z=9. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Business U.S. Highway No. 54-A". Retrieved May 30, 2010
- Google Inc. "Route of Bus. US 54-A"". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Dyer+St&daddr=Dyer+St+to:Dyer+St+to:Dyer+St+to:Unknown+road+to:32.005577,-106.321501&hl=en&geocode=FZAD5gEd09mn-Q%3BFWG95gEdkFSo-Q%3BFQrJ5gEdV1yo-Q%3BFXuO5wEdywep-Q%3BFaZN6AEdyKCp-Q%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=3&mrsp=5&sz=17&via=3&sll=32.003582,-106.32268&sspn=0.004686,0.013046&ie=UTF8&ll=31.934682,-106.357269&spn=0.300101,0.834961&z=11. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 478". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 30, 2010.
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