U.S. Route 96

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For the former route, see U.S. Route 96 (1926).

US Highway 96 marker

US Highway 96
US 96 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 133.746 mi[1] (215.243 km)
Existed: September 26, 1939 (1939-09-26)[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 69 / US 287 / SH 87 in Port Arthur
 
North end: US 59 / US 84 in Tenaha
Location
Counties: Jefferson, Hardin, Jasper, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby
Highway system
US 90 US 164

U.S. Highway 96 (US 96) is a north–south United States Numbered Highway that runs for about 133.7 miles (215.2 km) wholly within the state of Texas. Its number is a violation of the standard numbering convention, as even-numbered two-digit highways are east–west routes by rule. As of 2004, the highway's southern terminus (as well as those of US 287 and US 69) is in Port Arthur at an intersection with State Highway 87 (SH 87). Its northern terminus is in Tenaha at an intersection with US 59 and US 84.

Route description[edit]

US 96 begins at SH 87 in Port Arthur, at a southern terminus it also shares with US 69 and US 287. The three highways head in a northwest direction toward Beaumont. In Beaumont, the three highways briefly merge with Interstate 10 (I-10), but then split from that freeway continuing northwest. In Lumberton, US 96 separates from US 287 and US 69, and heads northeast. US 96 ends in Tenaha at a junction with US 59 and US 84.

History[edit]

In 1939, US 96 was designated along its current route.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Jefferson Port Arthur US 69 / US 287 / SH 87 Southern end of US 69 / US 287 concurrency
Southern end of freeway
SH 73 – Groves, Winnie Interchange
Nederland FM 365 (Labelle Avenue)
  FM 3514 (Joshua W. Allen Sr. Highway)
Beaumont SH 347 – Nederland
Spur 380 (Martin Luther King Jr Parkway) – Lamar University
Spur 93 (Avenue A) / Highland Avenue Northbound exit, southbound entrance
Highland Avenue Southbound exit, northbound entrance
Florida Avenue / Erie Street Southbound exit is also for Avenue A
4th Street
SH 124 (Fannett Road)
849 I‑10 – Houston Southern end of I-10 concurrency
850 Washington Boulevard
851 US 90 (College Street) – Liberty
852B Harrison Avenue / Calder Avenue Northbound exit, southbound entrance
852A Laurel Street Southbound exit, northbound entrance
853A I‑10 east – Lake Charles, Baton Rouge Northern end of I-10 concurrency
Delaware Street Southbound exit is also for Calder Avenue
11th Street Southbound exit, 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 Southbound exit is also for FM 3513
  FM 3513 north (Village Creek Parkway) / Mitchell Road – Village Creek State Park No southbound exit
Lumberton US 69 / US 287 (LHS Drive) – Kountze, Lufkin Northern end of US 69 / US 287 concurrency
Northern end of freeway
FM 421 west (Country Line Drive) – Sour Lake
 
Bus. US 96 – Silsbee
Interchange; no northbound entrance
Silsbee SH 327 west (Avenue N) – Silsbee Interchange

Bus. US 96 – Silsbee
Interchange; to FM 418
Jasper   FM 105 south / FM 2246 east – Evadale, Vidor Interchange
 
Bus. US 96
 
Bus. US 96 / SH 62 / FM 1004
  FM 1004 – Call Short concurrency
Kirbyville FM 82
FM 1013 (Main Street)
FM 363
  FM 2245
  FM 1005
Jasper US 190 / SH 63 (Gibson Street)
FM 2799 (Houston Street)
FM 776 (Milam Street)
FM 2800 (Munson Road)
  RE 255
  FM 1007
Browndell Loop 149
Sabine   Loop 149
  FM 201
  Spur 414
  FM 1 (Temple Avenue)
Pineland FM 83 (Timberland Highway)
  FM 2866 (White Tail Road)
Bronson SH 184
San Augustine   SH 103 Interchange
  FM 1791
  FM 2213
  SH 147
San Augustine FM 1277
SH 21
FM 711
  FM 3451
  FM 1279
Shelby   FM 2140
  FM 417
  Loop 500
Center SH 7 (Nacogdoches Street)
FM 138 (Arcadia Road)
SH 87 (Tenaha Street / Moffett Drive)
  FM 2026
Tenaha Loop 157
US 59 / US 84 – Joaquin, Mansfield
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 96". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 

External links[edit]