U.S. Route 277 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 277 in Texas. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 277.

US Highway 277 marker

US Highway 277
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 396.664 mi[1] (638.369 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 83 in Carrizo Springs
 
North end: I‑44 / US-277 / US-281 near Burkburnett at Oklahoma state line
Highway system
SH 276 SH 279

U.S. Highway 277 (US 277) is an auxiliary route of US 77 that begins in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The highway is one of the longest in Texas, serving the cities of Del Rio, San Angelo, Abilene, and Wichita Falls. The highway crosses into Oklahoma near Burkburnett, running concurrently with Interstate 44 (I-44) and US 281. The highway shares numerous and lengthy overlaps with other US highways in the state.

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at an intersection with US 83 in Carrizo Springs, about 60 miles northwest of Laredo. The highway runs in an east-west direction, until reaching Eagle Pass. From here to Del Rio, the highway parallels the Rio Grande River at the U.S.-Mexico border. The highway overlaps US 377 for about 26 miles, with the highways passing the Amistad National Recreation Area.

US 277 crosses I-10 near Sonora, before traveling to Eldorado and eventually San Angelo. The highway overlaps both US 67 and US 87 in the city. In Abilene, the highway overlaps with US 83 and US 84, with the latter leaving shortly after. US 83 leaves in Anson, traveling to Aspermont, while US 277 travels to Stamford. In Seymour, US 82 begins an overlap with US 277. The two highways enter the city of Wichita Falls, with US 82 leaving the highway at US 281/US 287. US 277 joins US 281/287 and the three highways travel into the downtown area of the city, where I-44 begins. US 287 leaves the freeway, while I-44/US 277/US 281 travel to Burkburnett, before crossing the Red River into Oklahoma.

History[edit]

When US 277 was first commissioned, it ended at the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio. The highway was extended to its current terminus in 1952.[2] The section of highway through Wichita Falls was recently upgraded to a freeway. Known as Kell Boulevard, the freeway opened in late-2009/early-2010.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dimmit Carrizo Springs US 83 (First Street) to SH 85 – Crystal City, Uvalde, Laredo
Loop 225 (5th Street)
FM 790 north (9th Street)
  FM 2644 west – El Indio
  Loop 517 east
  FM 191 east – Crystal City
  FM 393 east
Maverick   Loop 480 interchange
Eagle Pass US 57 north – La Pryor south end of US 57 overlap

US 57 south / Bus. US 277 north / FM 3443 south (Veterans Boulevard) to FM 1021 – Eagle Pass, Piedras Negras, International Bridge
north end of US 57 overlap
Spur 216 east (Second Street)
Flowers Drive interchange
Barrera Street interchange

Bus. US 277 south – Eagle Pass
Seco Mines FM 1589
  FM 1588 east
  FM 1589
  FM 1907 west
  SH 131 north – Brackettville
  FM 1665 west
  FM 1665 east
Normandy FM 1590 west
  FM 1908 north – Spofford, Brackettville
  FM 1664 east
  FM 1666 east
  FM 1591 east
  FM 1664 west
Kinney   RM 693 north – Brackettville
Val Verde   Spur 317 – Laughlin AFB West Gate Entrance
  Loop 79 north – Sonora, El Paso
Del Rio Spur 277 – Ciudad Acuña interchange
US 90 east – San Antonio south end of US 90 overlap
Spur 239 south (East Gibbs Street) / Spur 297 south (Veteran's Boulevard) – Ciudad Acuña, Business District south end of US 377 overlap
  US 90 west – Comstock, Sanderson, Amistad NRA Visitor Information, Big Bend National Park north end of US 90 overlap
  Loop 79 to US 90 – Eagle Pass, Laredo interchange
  RE 2 west – Amistad National Recreation Area, Rough Canyon
  US 377 north – Rocksprings north end of US 377 overlap
Edwards   SH 55 south – Rocksprings
Sutton   RM 189 west – Juno
Sonora Loop 467 east south end of Loop 467 overlap
Loop 467 west north end of Loop 467 overlap
I-10 – Ozona, Junction I-10 exit 400
Schleicher   FM 2129 west
Eldorado US 190 west – Iraan south end of US 190 overlap
US 190 east / RM 915 north – Mertzon, Menard, Airport north end of US 190 overlap
Tom Green   Loop 110 to RM 2084 – Christoval
  Loop 110 to RM 2084 – Christoval
  FM 2335 north – Knickerbocker
Pecan Station RM 584 north – Airport
San Angelo US 87 south / Loop 306 east – Eden interchange; south end of US 87 / Loop 306 overlap
see US 87
US 67 south / US 87 north (North Bryant Boulevard) interchange; north end of US 87 / US 67 Bus. overlap; south end of US 67 overlap
see US 67
  US 67 north – Ballinger interchange; north end of US 67 overlap
  FM 2105 west to US 87
Coke   FM 2333 east – Miles
  FM 2662 west to SH 208
Bronte SH 158 east – Ballinger south end of SH 158 overlap
SH 158 west (West Main Street) – Robert Lee north end of SH 158 overlap
  FM 384 east – Winters
  SH 70 north – Sweetwater, Oak Creek Lake, Blackwell interchange
Runnels
No major junctions
Nolan
No major junctions
Taylor   SH 153 – Sweetwater, Winters, Wingate interchange
Happy Valley FM 1086 west – Shep south end of FM 1086 overlap
  FM 1086 east – Bradshaw north end of FM 1086 overlap
  FM 89 – Nolan, Buffalo Gap, Abilene State Park
View FM 1235 – Merkel, Buffalo Gap
Caps FM 707 – Tye
Abilene FM 3438 north (Dub Wright Boulevard) / Rebecca Lane – Dyess AFB interchange
US 83 south / US 84 east / South 14th Street – Ballinger, Coleman, Airport, McMurry University interchange; south end of US 83 / US 84 overlap; south end of freeway
see US 83
Jones   US 83 north – Hamlin north end of US 83 overlap
  FM 1636 west south end of FM 1636 overlap
  FM 1636 east – Avoca north end of FM 1636 overlap
  SH 92 west – Hamlin
  FM 2702 east – truck route to SH 6 south
 
Bus. US 277 north
Stamford
Bus. US 277 to SH 6 – Stamford
interchange
Haskell
Bus. US 277 south / SH 6 / SH 283 – Rule, Aspermont, Stamford
interchange
  FM 618 north – Paint Creek, Lake Stamford
  FM 1225 west
 
Bus. US 277 north – Haskell
Haskell US 380 – Haskell interchange
 
Bus. US 277 south / County Road 210 – Haskell, Airport
  FM 1080 east
 
Bus. US 277 north – Weinert
Weinert FM 617 – Rochester
 
Bus. US 277 south – Weinert
  FM 1720 east – Throckmorton
Knox   FM 2365 west
  FM 267 north
Munday
Bus. US 277 north
SH 222 – Munday interchange
 
Bus. US 277 south
  Spur 357 north – Goree
Goree FM 266 – Goree interchange
Baylor Bomarton FM 1152 south – Miller Creek Reservoir
  FM 1152 south – Miller Creek Reservoir
  FM 2070 west
  FM 2395 south
  US 183 south / US 283 south – Throckmorton south end of US 183 / US 283 overlap
 
Bus. US 183 north (Main Street / US 277 Bus. north / US 283 Bus. north)
interchange
  SH 114 – Seymour, Olney interchange
  FM 422 – Seymour, Archer City interchange
 
US 82 west / Bus. US 183 south (US 277 Bus. south / US 283 Bus. south) – Seymour, Lubbock
interchange; south end of US 82 overlap
Mabelle US 183 north / US 283 north / FM 1790 south – Lake Kemp, Vernon north end of US 183 / US 283 overlap
Archer Dundee FM 2846 north – Lake Diversion
  FM 368 north – Lake Kickapoo
Mankins SH 25 – Electra, Archer City
 
Bus. US 82 east / Bus. US 277 north – Holliday
Holliday FM 368 – Holliday interchange
 
Bus. US 82 west / Bus. US 277 south – Holliday
interchange
Wichita   SH 258 west – Kamay
Wichita Falls FM 369 (Southwest Parkway) interchange; south end of freeway

Bus. US 277 north (Seymour Highway) / FM 2650 (Allendale Road)
no direct northbound exit (signed at FM 369)
FM 1634 (Barnett Road) Access to Kell West Regional Hospital
Fairway Boulevard
McNiel Avenue
Lawrence Road / Lebanon Road no direct northbound exit (signed at McNiel Avenue)
Kemp Boulevard
Taft Boulevard
Harrison Street no direct northbound exit (signed at Taft Boulevard)
Brook Avenue northbound exit and southbound entrance
Spur 447 east / Broad Street northbound exit and southbound entrance
US 82 east / US 281 south / US 287 south – Jacksboro, Texarkana, Fort Worth north end of US 82 overlap; south end of US 281 / US 287 overlap
6th Street - MPEC northbound exit and southbound entrance
overlap; see I-44
  I‑44 east / US-277 north / US-281 north – Lawton Oklahoma state line (bridge over the Red River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

US 277 has 8 business routes, which are all located in Texas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 277". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Stuve, Eric. "U.S. 277". OKHighways. Retrieved November 25, 2013. [self-published source]

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