U.S. Route 84 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 84 in Texas. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 84.

US Highway 84 marker

US Highway 84
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 530.369 mi[1] (853.546 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 64 / US 70 / US 84 at New Mexico state line near Farwell
  I-27 in Lubbock
I-20 from Roscoe to Abilene
I-35 in Waco
I-45 in Farifield
East end: US 84 at Louisiana state line near Joaquin
Highway system
SH 83 US 85

U.S. Route 84 (US 84) is a U.S. highway that runs from Pagosa Springs, CO to Midway, GA. In Texas, the highway enters the state from New Mexico at Farwell, near the Panhandle region. Major cities along the highway include Lubbock, Abilene, Waco and Palestine. The highway exits Texas into Louisiana near Joaquin, crossing the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Route description[edit]

US 84 enters into Texas concurrent with US 70 from New Mexico. The US 70 overlap ends in Muleshoe. US 84 bypasses the towns of Littlefield and Shallowater before entering Lubbock. The highway just passes north of the Texas Tech University campus and enters downtown as Avenue Q. As Avenue Q, the highway parallels I-27 before crossing it, just north of that highway's southern terminus. Leaving the city, US 84 serves the towns of Post and Snyder before reaching Roscoe, where it begins its overlap with I-20.

The two highways run through Sweetwater before reaching Abilene. US 84 leaves the interstate on the western side of the city, running with I-20's business loop. US 84 joins US 83/US 277, with US 277 leaving the concurrency after a short distance. US 84 leaves US 83, northeast of Tuscola. US 84 runs southeast to Coleman, overlapping with US 283 in the process and joining US 67. After leaving Brownwood, US 84 leaves US 67 and joins US 183. US 84 becomes a solo route again in Goldthwaite, traveling through Gatesville. In Gatesville, the hwy meets SH 36, which coincidentally also runs to Abilene, albeit in a more direct way than US 84.

East of McGregor, US 84 becomes a 4-lane divided highway before becoming a freeway in Woodway. At SH 6, US 84 becomes a surface street, running through Waco. The highway enters Bellmead before leaving the Waco area. Several miles to the east, the highway enters Palestine. US 84 runs through several smaller communities before crossing over the Toledo Bend Reservoir, into Louisiana, running towards Mansfield.

US 84 is part of the El Camino East/West Corridor, which spans five states starting in Texas.[2]

Future[edit]

Studies are underway to build a completely new route of US 84 around the city of Lubbock, in an attempt to relieve traffic going into the city.[3]

In Abilene, Winters Freeway from Canyon Rock Road to FM 707 is beginning upgrades. This includes converting two-way frontage roads to one-way, adding u-turns, removing the crossover of Iberis Road and building a crossover near Lytle Creek.[4]

An upgrade is in progress along US 84 from Ritchie Road to Harris Creek Road; this includes implementing a divide-interchange with Speegleville Road in south Waco.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Parmer Farwell US 70 west / US 84 west – Clovis New Mexico state line
FM 292
  FM 145 east
  Loop 403 east – Lariat
  Loop 403 west – Lariat
  FM 1731 – Bovina
Bailey   FM 2079 north
  FM 1760 west
Muleshoe US 70 east / SH 214 (First Street) – Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge East end of US 70 overlap
  FM 3269 north
Lamb   FM 746 west
Sudan FM 298 west / FM 303
FM 1843 east
  FM 37 / FM 1055 north – Amherst, Earth
Littlefield Loop 430 east – Littlefield
FM 54 – Littlefield Interchange
US 385 – Littlefield, Levelland Interchange
Loop 430 west – Littlefield
  Loop 385 east
  Loop 385 west
  FM 1072 north – Fieldton
Hockley   FM 168 / FM 597 – Anton, Smyer, Morton
  FM 168 north – Anton, Spade, Olton
Roundup FM 2130
Lubbock   FM 2378 south
  FM 179 north – County Line West end of FM 179 overlap
  Loop 388 east
  FM 1294 – Shallowater, Lubbock County Museum
Shallowater FM 179 south – Shallowater, Wolfforth Interchange; east end of FM 179 overlap
  Loop 388 west – Shallowater
  FM 2641 – Airport
  FM 2528
Lubbock Loop 289 Interchange
Spur 326 north (Avenue Q) no left turn eastbound
US 82 (Marsha Sharp Freeway) – Texas Tech University
US 62 / SH 114 (19th Street) – Texas Tech University
I-27 / US 87 – Amarillo, Tahoka I-27 exit 1B
Loop 289 interchange
FM 3431 south – Montford Unit
Spur 331 north Interchange; no eastbound exit
  FM 835 west – Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyon
  FM 1585 west
Slaton
Bus. US 84 east to FM 400 – Slaton
interchange; west end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Woodrow Road
FM 41 (Division Street)

Bus. US 84 west / FM 400 – Slaton, Wilson
interchange; east end of freeway; serves FM 2150
Lynn   FM 212 south
Garza Southland Spur 45 east
FM 2106 south
  FM 211
  FM 399
  FM 2282 west
Post Spur 575 east
US 380 east to SH 207 / FM 651 – Clairemont West end of US 380 overlap
US 380 west to FM 669 – Tahoka East end of US 380 overlap
Loop 46 north to SH 207 / FM 651
Justiceburg FM 2458 east – Lake Alan Henry, Sam Wahl Recreational Area
  FM 1269 south – Fluvanna
Scurry   FM 612 west – Fluvanna
  FM 1142 north – Polar
Brand
Bus. US 84 east / FM 1611
Interchange
Snyder SH 208 to SH 350 – Snyder, Big Spring Interchange
FM 1673 (Avenue E) Interchange
US 180 – Roby, Lamesa Interchange
 
Bus. US 84 west – Snyder
Interchange
  FM 1673 north – Price Daniel Unit
 
Bus. US 84 east
  FM 644 – Hermleigh, Loraine
 
Bus. US 84 west – Hermleigh
  FM 1606 – Dunn
  FM 1613 north – Pyron
Mitchell
No major junctions
Nolan   FM 1982 west – Buford
 
Bus. US 84 east – Roscoe
Roscoe FM 608
 
Bus. US 84 west – Roscoe
Interchange
  I-20 west – El Paso West end of I-20 overlap; no eastbound entrance; US 84 west follows exit 238A
see I-20
Taylor Tye I-20 east / BL I-20 west – Fort Worth, Tye West end of I-20 overlap; east end of I-20 Bus. overlap; no eastbound entrance; US 84 east follows exit 279
Abilene FM 3438 – Dyess AFB Interchange
BL I-20 east (South 1st Street) / US 83 north / US 277 north – Abilene, Anson Interchange; east end of I-20 Bus. overlap; west end of US 83 / US 277 overlap
see US 83
  US 83 south – Tuscola, Ballinger East end of US 83 overlap
  FM 613 north – Tuscola
  FM 614 – Ovalo
Lawn FM 604 – Oplin
Coleman   FM 702 east – Novice
  FM 702 west – Novice
Coleman US 283 north / SH 206 north – Cross Plains, Baird West end of US 283 / SH 206 overlap
SH 206 south – Coleman, Ballinger East end of SH 206 overlap
FM 3425 north – Airport
SH 153 west – Coleman, Winters
  FM 568 – Ballinger
Santa Anna US 67 south – Ballinger, San Angelo West end of US 67 overlap
see US 67
Brown Early US 183 north – Rising Star, Cisco, Airport West end of US 183 overlap
US 67 north / US 377 north – Comanche East end of US 67 / US 377 overlap
  FM 2126 south – Camp Bowie Training Center
  FM 1467 west – Blanket
Zephyr FM 590 north
FM 218 east – Priddy, Hamilton
Mills Mullin FM 573 south West end of FM 573 overlap
FM 573 north – Comanche East end of FM 573 overlap
Bozar FM 1029 north
Durenville SH 16 north – Priddy, Comanche West end of SH 16 overlap
  US 183 south / SH 16 south – Goldthwaite, San Saba, Lampasas East end of US 183 / SH 16 overlap
  Loop 15 west – Goldthwaite, Lampasas, Austin
  FM 2005 east – Hamilton
Star FM 1047 – Historical Museum
Hamilton   FM 2414 north
Evant US 281 – Hamilton, Lampasas Interchange
Coryell FM 183 east
South Purmela FM 183 west / FM 932 north – Hamilton, Pearl
  FM 930 north – Levita
Gatesville FM 116 south – Copperas Cove
FM 2412 west – Levita

Bus. SH 36 west (Lutterloh Avenue) – Hamilton
West end of Bus. SH 36 overlap

Bus. SH 36 east – Temple
East end of Bus. SH 36 overlap
SH 36 – Hamilton, Temple interchange
  FM 1829 south – Mound
  FM 185 north – Osage
  FM 1996 south – Oglesby, Mother Neff State Park
McLennan   FM 938 north – Osage
McGregor SH 317 – Crawford, Moody, Business District
FM 2188 south (Cotton Belt Parkway)
Waco FM 2837 east (Old Lorena Road) / Speegleville Road
Frontage Road interchange
Woodway Bush Drive eastbound access only
Wickson Road at-grade intersection; west end of freeway; no access across US 84
Ritchie Road
Poage Drive No direct eastbound exit (signed at Ritchie Road)
FM 1695 (Hewitt Drive) / Estates Drive
Old McGregor Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; no access across US 84
Texas Central Parkway / Santa Fe Drive
Londonderry Drive Westbound access only
Waco SH 6 / Loop 340 – Robinson, Meridian
Spur 298 (Franklin Avenue) interchange; east end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Loop 396 (North Valley Mills Drive) – Floyd Casey Stadium
Loop 2 south (North 18th Street)
FM 1637 west (North 4th Street) – Cameron Park Zoo, Lake Waco
Waco Drive Bridge over Brazos River
FM 933 north (Clifton Street) – Whitney

Bus. US 77
Interchange
Bellmead I-35 / US 77 – Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin I-35 exit 338A
Spur 299 west
Loop 340 / FM 2418 north – TSTC interchange
  SH 31 east – Hubbard, Corsicana Interchange
  FM 1330 north – Axtell
  FM 939 to SH 31 – Mart
Limestone Prairie Hill FM 73 east – Coolidge
FM 339 south – Kosse West end of FM 339 overlap
FM 339 north – Mount Calm East end of FM 339 overlap
  FM 1245 south – Groesbeck
  FM 2310 north – Sandy, Coolidge
  FM 2681 south – Booker T. Washington Park, Lake Mexia
  FM 2705 south – Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
  FM 2838 north – Mexia State Supported Living Center
Mexia SH 14 (Martin Luther King Jr. Highway) – Wortham, Corsicana, Groesbeck
SH 171 north – Hillsboro, Corsicana
FM 1365 south (Bailey Street) – Point Enterprise
Freestone   FM 1366 north
  FM 2777 south
  FM 80 north – Streetman, Kirvin West end of FM 80 overlap
Teague FM 1367

Bus. US 84 east / FM 80 south – Teague
east end of FM 80 overlap

Bus. US 84 west – Teague
FM 553 south – Dew
Fairfield I-45 – Dallas, Houston I-45 exit 197
FM 27 west – Wortham
SH 75 – Streetman, Buffalo
FM 488 north – Richland Chambers Reservoir
FM 1580 south
Turlington FM 1364 north
Red Lake FM 489 – Dew
  US 79 south – Buffalo, Austin, Oakwood West end of US 79 overlap
Anderson   SH 294 east – Elkhart
  FM 645 north – Tennessee Colony interchange under construction
Palestine FM 1990 south (Knox Street)
Loop 256
US 79 north / FM 2394 west (Court Drive) to US 287 north / SH 19 north – Jacksonville, Tyler East end of US 79 overlap
US 287 north (West Spring Street) – Corsicana West end of US 287 overlap
Loop 127 east (Avenue A) / FM 322 south (South Sycamore Street)
SH 19 north (North Church Street) – Athens West end of SH 19 overlap
US 287 south / SH 19 south (Crockett Road) – Crockett East end of US 287 / SH 19 overlap
Loop 256
  FM 323 south – Swanson Hill, Alderbranch
  FM 1137 north
  PR 70 – Texas State Railroad State Historical Park, Palestine Depot
  FM 3266 north
Cherokee   FM 747 north – Pierces Chapel
Maydelle FM 2138 north – Jacksonville
Oakland FM 347 north – Dialville
Rusk PR 76 – Texas State Railroad, Rusk Depot, Rusk State Park
FM 1248
FM 343 to US 69
Loop 62 / FM 23 south / FM 752 south (Main Street) west end of SH 110 overlap
US 69 – Jacksonville, Alto
FM 768 north
SH 110 north – New Summerfield east end of SH 110 overlap
  FM 2962 south
Rusk Reklaw SH 204 – Jacksonville, Sacul, Nacogdoches
FM 839 north – Lake Striker, New Salem
  FM 2753 north – Glenfawn, Anadarko
Bugscuffle FM 225 – Laneville, Cushing
Mount Enterprise FM 3055 south
US 259 – Henderson, Nacogdoches
  FM 95 – Minden, Garrison
Caledonia FM 1971 – Lake Murvaul, Clayton, Garrison
Shelby   FM 1970 south West end of FM 1970 overlap
  FM 1970 north East end of FM 1970 overlap
Timpson US 59 south – Nacogdoches West end of US 59 overlap
see US 59
Tenaha US 59 north / US 96 south – Carthage, Center Interchange; east end of US 59 overlap
  FM 2669 south
Paxton FM 699 – Carthage, Center
  FM 3343 south
Joaquin FM 2428 south
SH 7 west
  FM 3174 north
Haslam FM 2787 south – Toledo Bend Reservoir
  US 84 east – Logansport Louisiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 84". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Camino Corridor Five State Commission". El Camino Corridor. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lubbock Outer Route". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Public Hearing-US 83/84 and Loop 322". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Public Hearing-US 84 from Ritchie Road to Harris Creek Road". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 7, 2013.