U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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US Highway 87 marker

US Highway 87
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 660.071 mi[1] (1,062.281 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 238 in Port Lavaca
 

US 59 / US 77 in Victoria
US 90 in San Antonio
I-10 in San Antonio to Comfort
I-35 in San Antonio
US 67 / US 277 in San Angelo
I-20 in Big Spring
I-27 from Lubbock to Amarillo
US 70 in Plainview
US 60 in Canyon

I-40 / US 60 / US 287 in Amarillo
North end: US 87 near Texline
Highway system
SH 86 SH 87

In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) is a north–south U.S. Highway that begins near the Gulf Coast in Port Lavaca, Texas and heads north through San Antonio, Lubbock, and Amarillo to the New Mexico border near Texline.

Route description[edit]

US 87's southern terminus is at an intersection with State Highway 238 in Port Lavaca, Texas. It takes a northwesterly route out of the town, and follows this path all the way to Cuero, where it merges with (and is briefly co-signed with) US 183 before turning back toward the north. US 87 follows a gentle northwesterly route until just before Smiley, where it takes a more due-westerly turn. At Nixon, US 87 merges with State Highway 97 and continues west as a co-signed route until just west of Stockdale, where SH 97 leaves the route and US 87 continues to the northwest to San Antonio.

On the southeast side of the city, US 87 merges with Interstate 10 (I-10), where it continues through San Antonio as a co-signed, concurrent route for 54 miles (87 km), until an exit at Comfort, where the highway once again picks up its own signage and continues on, in an almost due northern heading before making a slight turn back to the northwest to Mason, where it merges with US 377.

From Mason, US 87/377 continues north/northwest to Brady, where US 377 leaves the route and US 87 makes a hard turn to the west before taking yet another slight turn to the north and continuing on to San Angelo, and on to the northwest. After intersecting with I-20 at Big Spring, US 87 continues the same northwesterly path to Lamesa, where it takes a turn back to the northeast. After making another turn back to the north just outside of O'Donnell, US 87 continues on to Lubbock, where it merges with I-27 on the south side of the city.

From this point, US 87 continues as a co-signed, concurrent route with I-27 all the way north to Amarillo, occasionally deviating from the interstate route to spur into rural towns along the route (such as Kress, Tulia, and Canyon) before merging with US 287 in Amarillo. US 87/287 continues almost due north until Dumas, where US 87 splits off the route with a sharp turn to the west before merging with US 385 in Hartley and turning to the northwest. US 385 leaves the route in Dalhart, and US 87 continues on a slight northwesterly path, crossing into New Mexico approximately a mile west of Texline.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Calhoun Port Lavaca SH 238 (Commerce Street)
FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
FM 1090 north (South Alcoa Drive)
SH 35 – Port of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort
Clarks FM 2433 south
Victoria   FM 1090 east
  FM 616 – Placedo, Bloomington interchange
Dacosta FM 1686
  FM 2615 east
Victoria US 59 – Refugio, Houston interchange

SH 185 to Bus. US 59 – Bloomington

Bus. US 59 north (East Rio Grande Street) / Bus. US 77 north (North Navarro Street) – Hallettsville, Edna
south end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap

Bus. US 59 south / Bus. US 77 south (West Rio Grande Street) – Goliad, Refugio
north end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap
US 77 interchange
Nursery FM 447 west – Mission Valley
DeWitt   Loop 105 north – Thomaston
  Loop 105 south – Thomaston
Cuero
Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north (North Esplanade) – Gonzales
south end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
FM 236 south (East Morgan) – Arneckeville
SH 72 west (West Heaton) – Yorktown
 
Alt. US 77 south / US 183 south – Goliad
north end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
  SH 72 – Yorktown, Cuero
  FM 953 east – Lindenau
Mustang Mott Store FM 2542 west – Yorktown
  FM 2816 south
Westhoff FM 240 south (Houston Avenue) – Yorktown
Gonzales   FM 1116 north – Pilgrim
Smiley FM 108 – Yorktown, Gonzales
  FM 77 east
  FM 2922 north
Nixon SH 80 / SH 97 east – Gillett, Gonzales south end of SH 97 overlap
Wilson Pandora FM 1107 west
  FM 1347 west – Denhawken
  FM 538 south to FM 1347
 
Bus. US 87 north – Stockdale
  SH 119 south – Gillett, Yorktown
Stockdale SH 123 – Stockdale, Karnes City interchange

Bus. US 87 south – Business District
  SH 97 west – Floresville north end of SH 97 overlap
Sutherland Springs FM 539 to FM 467 – Floresville
La Vernia Loop 321 west – Seguin
FM 775 – Seguin
Loop 321 east to FM 775
FM 1346 to FM 775 – St. Hedwig
Bexar   Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – St. Hedwig, Elmendorf, Calaveras Lake Park interchange
Lone Oak FM 3465
  Loop 107 east
  Loop 106 west
  FM 1628 – Sayers
  Loop 106 east
China Grove FM 1516 north – Martinez
San Antonio I-410 I-410 exit 35
Loop 13 (South W.W. White)
I-10 east / US 90 east / Roland Avenue – Seguin, Houston south end of I-10 / US 90 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 577
see I-10
Kendall Comfort
I-10 west / Bus. US 87 south – Kerrville, El Paso, Comfort
north end of I-10 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 523
Kerr
No major junctions
Kendall
No major junctions
Gillespie Fredericksburg US 290 east (Main Street) – Austin south end of US 290 overlap
SH 16 north (Llano Street) – Llano south end of SH 16 overlap
SH 16 south (Adams Street) – Kerrville north end of SH 16 overlap
RM 965 north (Milam Street) – Enchanted Rock, Cross Mountain
US 290 west (Main Street) – Harper, Junction north end of US 290 overlap
  RM 2323 north – Prairie Mountain, Llano
Hilltop RM 648 west – Doss
Mason   RM 2242 – Loyal Valley
  RM 2242 – Loyal Valley
  RM 152 east – Castell
  RM 783 south – Doss, Harper
  RM 1723 south
Mason SH 29 east (Austin Street) / RM 386 north (North Live Oak Avenue) south end of SH 29 overlap
RM 1871 west (El Paso Street)
  US 377 south / SH 29 west north end of SH 29 overlap; south end of US 377 overlap
Camp Air RM 1222
McCulloch   FM 1955 east
  SH 71 east – Llano, Austin
Brady US 190 west – Menard south end of US 190 overlap
FM 2028 west (17th Street) – G. Rollie White Complex, Brady Lake
FM 2309 south (11th Street)
US 190 east / US 377 north to FM 714 – Brownwood north end of US 190 / US 377 overlap
  US 283 north – Santa Anna, Coleman
West Sweden FM 3022 south – Lake Brady
Melvin FM 2028 east – Melvin
  FM 503 north – Salt Gap, Doole, Ivie Reservoir
Concho   FM 2134 north – Millersview, Ivie Reservoir
Eden US 83 – Menard, Ballinger
  FM 176 south
  Loop 577 north – Vick, Eola
  Loop 577 south – Vick, Eola
Tom Green   FM 2334 north – Veribest
  Loop 570 – Wall
  Loop 570 – Wall
  Loop 306 north / FM 1223 interchange; south end of Loop 306 overlap
San Angelo US 277 south – Eldorado interchange; south end of US 277 overlap; no direct northbound exit (signed at Loop 378)
To Loop 378 / Country Club Road – Goodfellow AFB interchange
Loop 306 west to US 67 – Big Lake interchange; north end of Loop 306 overlap
Ben Ficklin Road interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
RM 584 south (Knickerbocker Road)
FM 388 east (West Avenue N) – Angelo State University

Bus. US 67 south (West Beauregard Avenue)
south end of US 67 Bus. overlap
US 67 / US 277 north interchange; north end of US 277 / US 67 Bus. overlap
SH 208 north (19th Street) – Robert Lee
  Chadbourne Street interchange; former Loop 378
  FM 2105 east to SH 208 / US 277
Grape Creek FM 2288 – Grape Creek, San Angelo State Park interchange
Water Valley RM 2034 – Water Valley, Robert Lee
Coke
No major junctions
Sterling Sterling City SH 158 east – E.V. Spence Reservoir, Robert Lee south end of SH 158 overlap
SH 163 south – Ozona south end of SH 163 overlap
  SH 158 west – Midland interchange; north end of SH 158 overlap
  SH 163 north – Colorado City south end of SH 163 overlap
Glasscock   FM 821 east – Forsan
Howard   FM 461 west south end of FM 461 overlap
  FM 461 east – Forsan north end of FM 461 overlap
  RM 33 south – Garden City
Big Spring FM 700 interchange
BL I-20 east (West 4th Street)
BL I-20 west (West 3rd Street)
I-20 – El Paso, Fort Worth I-20 exit 177
  FM 700 south to I-20 east
Fairview FM 2230 west
  FM 1584 north – Vealmoor
  FM 846 – Knott
  FM 2230 south – Knott
  FM 1785 east – Vealmoor
Martin   FM 2002 west – Ackerly
Dawson   FM 1584 south – Vealmoor
  FM 2212 south – Ackerly
  FM 178 north to US 180 east
  FM 828 west – Sparenberg, Patricia
  FM 26 south – Sparenberg
  US 180 east / FM 2052 west / Frontage Road – Gail, Snyder interchange; south end of US 180 overlap
Lamesa
Bus. US 87 north – Downtown Lamesa
FM 827 east – Preston E. Smith Unit
US 180 west to SH 137 / SH 349 – Seminole north end of US 180 overlap
FM 826 east – Lamesa Municipal Airport

Bus. US 87 south
FM 179 north
FM 2592 west – Brownfield, Midland, Stanton, Lamesa Municipal Airport
  FM 825 east
Arvana FM 2411 east
  FM 1210 east
  FM 1066 west
Lynn   Loop 76 north – O'Donnell
  Loop 76 south / FM 2053 – Welch, O'Donnell
  FM 213 – New Moore, Draw
  FM 3332 east
Tahoka Loop 472 – Tahoka interchange; south end of freeway
US 380 – Brownfield, Post
  Loop 472 – Tahoka
  FM 400 / Frontage Road – Wilson interchange; north end of freeway
  FM 1317 west
  FM 211 east – Wilson south end of FM 211 overlap
Wayside FM 211 west – New Home north end of FM 211 overlap
Lubbock   FM 41 – Ropesville, Slaton
  Loop 493 north – Woodrow
  Loop 493 south – Woodrow
  FM 1585 interchange; south end of freeway
  114th Street
Lubbock 98th Street
82nd Street south end of I-27 overlap; I-27 exit 1
see I-27
Swisher   I-27 north north end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 61
Kress FM 145 to I-27 – Hart
  FM 928
Tulia SH 86 west to I-27 / Hillcrest Road – Dimmitt interchange; south end of SH 86 overlap
SH 86 east – Silverton, Mackenzie Lake, Downtown Tulia north end of SH 86 overlap
FM 1318 east – Downtown Tulia, Tule Lake
  I-27 south south end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 77
see I-27
  I-27 north north end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 88B; no access from US 87 south to I-27 north
Happy FM 1075 west south end of FM 1075 overlap
Randall FM 1075 east to I-27 north end of FM 1075 overlap
  FM 1705 west
  FM 285 east – Wayside
  FM 1714 west – Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Canyon SH 217 (4th Avenue) to I-27 – Business District, Historical Museum, Palo Duro Park
Spur 48 east (Russell Long Boulevard)
US 60 west – Hereford interchange; south end of US 60 overlap; south end of freeway
FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
Buffalo Stadium Road
  I-27 south – Lubbock south end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 110; no direct northbound exit (signed at Buffalo Stadium Road)
see I-27
Potter Amarillo I-40 / US 287 south – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth north end of I-27 overlap; south end of US 287 overlap; I-27 exit 123B; I-40 exit 70
US 60 east (Buchanan Street) / US 287 north interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of freeway; north end of US 60 east overlap (northbound); north end of US 287 overlap
Southeast 10th Avenue (Loop 395)
Historic US 66 west (Southeast 6th Avenue / Spur 279)
BL I-40 / US 60 east / Historic US 66 east (Amarillo Boulevard East) north end of US 60 west overlap (southbound)
US 287 south (Taylor Street) to I-40 interchange; south end of freeway; south end of US 287 overlap
North 15th Avenue no northbound exit
Oak Drive northbound access only
North 24th Avenue
Loop 434 (River Road) northbound exit and southbound entrance
Hastings Avenue
Central Avenue
Loop 335 (St. Francis Avenue)
Willow Creek Avenue
Cherry Avenue
  To Loop 434 / Mobley Avenue
  FM 1719 interchange; north end of freeway
Moore Four Way SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Lake Meredith Recreation Area interchange
Dumas FM 722 west (14th Street) – Channing
US 287 north (Dumas Avenue) / SH 152 east (1st Street) – Etter, Stinnett, Amarillo College north end of US 287 overlap
  FM 2589 south
Hartley   FM 3138 south
Hartley US 385 south – Channing interchange; south end of US 385 overlap
FM 807 north / FM 998 north
  FM 281 – Etter
Dallam Dalhart
Bus. US 87 north (7th Street)

US 54 / Bus. US 87 south / FM 297 east (First Street) – Tucumcari, Stratford, Airport
US 385 north – Boise City north end of US 385 overlap
  Spur 17 east / FM 1727 west
Bolin SH 102 west – Sedan
  FM 1879 north – Boise City
Perico FM 3110 south
Texline FM 296 – Boise City
  US 87 north – Clayton New Mexico state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 87". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of US 87". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=1865901263972383485,28.616378,-96.623958%3B1884468698597134117,28.615197,-96.702269%3B176577767576604981,28.800880,-96.999560%3B807124364318980242,29.398590,-98.412730%3B12999500869411030883,30.964447,-99.275631%3B891909029717217172,31.741489,-100.821634%3B2204042634110137143,32.672740,-101.880380%3B15721203485914148122,34.452320,-101.765080%3B1929281123190018471,34.549450,-101.781300%3B12117577629177636113,34.896446,-101.910824%3B17698708098424650650,35.213842,-101.833270%3B3560636053891453795,35.381370,-101.831990%3B175766104483312227,35.818780,-101.971070%3B15232512063684915264,36.387865,-103.041439&saddr=US-87+%4028.616378,+-96.623958&daddr=US-87+%4028.615197,+-96.702269+to:N+Navarro+St%2FUS-87+%4028.800880,+-96.999560+to:Rigsby+Ave+%4029.398590,+-98.412730+to:US-377%2FUS-87+%4030.964447,+-99.275631+to:US-87+N+%4031.741489,+-100.821634+to:US-87+N+%4032.672740,+-101.880380+to:US-87+N+%4034.452320,+-101.765080+to:US-87+N+%4034.549450,+-101.781300+to:US-87+N+%4034.896446,+-101.910824+to:N+Fillmore+St%2FUS-87+N+%4035.213842,+-101.833270+to:US-287+N%2FUS-87+N+%4035.381370,+-101.831990+to:US-287+N%2FUS-87+N+%4035.818780,+-101.971070+to:US-87+%4036.387865,+-103.041439&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12&doflg=ptm&sll=32.49866,-99.8327&sspn=11.311749,15.79834&ie=UTF8&z=6. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
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