U.S. Route 57
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||98.10 mi (157.87 km)|
|Existed:||1970 – present|
|South end:||Fed. 57 at Piedras Negras, Mexico|
| US 277 in Eagle Pass
US 83 in La Pryor
|North end:||I-35 near Moore|
U.S. Highway 57 is a north–south United States highway that follows a nearly east–west route in southwest Texas. The highway's northern (eastern) terminus is about 50 miles (80 km) south of San Antonio, Texas, between Devine and Pearsall, at an intersection with Interstate 35 (old U.S. Highway 81). Its southern (western) terminus is in Eagle Pass, at the Rio Grande (Río Bravo), where it continues into Piedras Negras, Coahuila, as Mexican Federal Highway 57.
This 98-mile (158 km) route was originally designated by 1933 as Texas State Highway 76, which was previously designated in 1926 on a route from Nacogdoches to Joaquin which was replaced by SH 7 in 1933. From 1942 to 1964, its eastern half was reassigned to Farm to Market Road 394. In 1966, the state changed the route's number to 57 to provide continuity with a similarly-numbered route across the Mexican border.
In 1970, the route was commissioned as a United States Highway, and retained its "57" designation to prevent confusion. The route is signed north–south, even though the route runs much closer to an east–west direction. However, Mexican Federal Highway 57 heads south to Mexico City, so the unusual directional signing again prevents confusion.
U.S. Route 57 begins at the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge in Eagle Pass. The route travels eastward through Eagle Pass on Garrison Street. On the east side of town, it turns northeast briefly and intersect with Business Route 277 on Main Street, turning back to the east. Six blocks later it reaches the intersection with the main branch of U.S. Route 277 and FM 3443. US 57 continues east, now concurrent with south US 277. About a mile further, the highways diverge, with US 57 veering to the northeast. The route continues northeast, travelling through ranchland, before entering croplands around the town of La Pryor. In La Pryor, the route intersects with U.S. Route 83. The route continues eastward through ranch and farmlands, intersecting various Farm to Market roads, before reaching its eastern terminus, intersecting with Interstate 35 just southwest of the town of Moore.
|Maverick||Eagle Pass||0.0||0.0||Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge ( MX 57 south)||Mexico–United States border|
|0.4||0.6||Spur 240 north (Commercial Street)||Southern terminus of Spur 240|
|0.7||1.1||FM 1021 (Monroe Street) – Del Rio, El Indio|
US 277 Bus. north (Main Street)
|Southern end of US 277 Bus. concurrency|
|1.8||2.9||FM 375 south (Bibb Avenue)||Northern terminus of FM 375|
|2.2||3.5||US 277 north / FM 3443 south (Veterans Boulevard) – Del Rio||Northern end of US 277 Bus. concurrency, southern end of US 277 concurrency, northern terminus of FM 3443|
|2.9||4.7||US 277 south – Carrizo Springs||Northern end of US 277 concurrency|
|3.7||6.0||Spur 216 west (2nd Street)||Eastern terminus of Spur 216, formerly Spur 16|
|5.7||9.2||Loop 480 south||Northern terminus of Loop 480|
|14.7||23.7||FM 481 north – Uvalde||Southern terminus of FM 481|
|Zavala||La Pryor||46.3||74.5||FM 1436 north (J.A. Gutierrez Street)||Southern terminus of FM 1436|
|46.3||74.5||US 83 – Uvalde, Crystal City|
|46.8||75.3||Loop 305 north (Pryor Avenue)||Southern terminus of Loop 305|
|Batesville||61.0||98.2||FM 117 – Uvalde, Dilley|
|61.9||99.6||RM 187 north – Sabinal||Southern terminus of RM 187|
|65.2||104.9||FM 1866 west – Sabinal||Eastern terminus of FM 1866|
|Frio||85.1||137.0||FM 140 – Pearsall, Uvalde||Interchange|
|85.1||137.0||FM 3352 south||Northern terminus of FM 3352|
|I-35 – Moore, Pearsall, San Antonio||Exit 111 (I-35)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – U.S. Highway 57". Retrieved January 13, 2013.
- Google Inc. "U.S. Route 57". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=International+Bridge&daddr=US-57+N&hl=en&geocode=Fe8CtgEdTE8C-g%3BFX7tugEdgKEY-g&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=16&t=m&z=10. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Highway Designation File: State Highway Spur No. 216". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 26, 2013.