U.S. Route 80 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 80 in Texas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 80.

US Highway 80 marker

US Highway 80
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 155.251 mi[1] (249.852 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
west end: I-30.svg I-30 in Dallas
I-635.svg I-635 in Mesquite
Spur 557 near Terrell
US 69.svg US 69 in Mineola
US 271.svg US 271 in Gladewater
US 259.svg US 259 in Longview
US 59.svg US 59 in Marshall
I-20.svg I-20
east end: US 80.svg US 80 at Louisiana state line
Location
Counties: Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Wood, Upshur, Gregg, Harrison
Highway system
US 79 US 81

U.S. Route 80 is a U.S. highway that begins in the state of Texas in Dallas at an interchange with I-30. US 80 runs in an east-west direction for most of its length from Dallas to Louisiana.

History[edit]

The current route of US 80 in Texas is significantly shorter than it was when the highway was completed in 1931. The highway used to run from the New Mexico state line, near El Paso, to the Louisiana state line. Much of the highway was bypassed/replaced by the Interstate Highway System. US 80 has been replaced by I-10 from New Mexico to I-20, southwest of Pecos. The rest of the highway has been replaced by I-20 from here to the highway's current start in Dallas. The old highway has since been replaced by local roads and state highways (see below).

Route Description[edit]

Dallas to Terrell[edit]

The current highway begins as a freeway at I-30 in Dallas, almost in Mesquite. This freeway runs from Dallas to Spur 557 between Forney and Terrell. This freeway was originally part of I-20 and is built to Interstate standards. The freeway passes through the suburbs of Mesquite, Sunnyvale (the only freeway to directly serve the town), and Forney.

Terrell to Mineola[edit]

In Terrell, US 80 serves as the major east-west highway in the town, passing through the town square. US 80 leaves Terrell serving smaller communities, such as Elmo. US 80 intersects SH 19 east of Edgewood. The highway runs in mostly a straight line from Terrell to Mineola, where it intersects US 69 about 30 miles north of Tyler.

Mineola to Louisiana[edit]

US 80 leaves Mineola running in a slight southeast direction towards Longview. From here, the highway turns in a slight northeast direction traveling into Marshall. The highway soon overlaps I-20, leaving the interstate to serve the community of Waskom. The two highways cross into Louisiana, parallel with each other traveling to Shreveport.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Dallas Dallas 0.0 0.0 I‑30 west (US 67/R.L. Thornton Freeway) – Downtown Dallas Western terminus; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.2 0.3 I‑30 (US 67) / Loop 12 (Buckner Boulevard) – Texarkana Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Mesquite 0.5 0.8 Big Town Boulevard – Big Town Mall
1.3 2.1 Town East Boulevard Eastbound exit also serves Samuell Boulevard
2.5 4.0 Gus Thomasson Road, Gross Road Eastbound exit only
3.1 5.0 I‑635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway)
3.9 6.3 Galloway Avenue Eastbound exit and entrance
4.7 7.6 Galloway Avenue, Gus Thomasson Road, Gross Road Westbound exit and entrance
4.8 7.7 Belt Line Road
Sunnyvale 6.1 9.8 SH 352 east / Collins Road – Mesquite
8.4 13.5 East Fork Road – Lake Ray Hubbard
9.5 15.3 Lawson Road Eastbound exit and entrance
Kaufman Forney 11.2 18.0 FM 460 (Clements Road) – Lake Ray Hubbard
12.2 19.6 FM 688 east (Broad Street) Eastbound exit only
12.9 20.8 FM 740 (Pinson Road) – Rockwall, Forney
13.9 22.4 FM 548 – Royse City, Talty
15.4 24.8 County Roads 212/217
16.5 26.6 Forney Parkway Future interchange under construction
  17.4 28.0 Windmill Farms Boulevard
  19.0 30.6 Spur 557 east to I‑20 east – Tyler, Shreveport East end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  20.7 33.3 FM 1392 north
Terrell 23.0 37.0 SH 205 north / FM 148 south – Rockwall, Crandall
24.4 39.3 FM 986 north (Rockwall Avenue) – Poetry
24.7 39.8
Bus. SH 34 (Virginia Street) to SH 34 south – Kaufman
24.8 39.9 SH 34 north – Quinlan
25.2 40.6 Spur 87 north – Terrell State Hospital
26.0 41.8 FM 429 north – Lake Tawakoni West end of FM 429 overlap
26.5 42.6 FM 429 south East end of FM 429 overlap
Elmo 31.1 50.1 FM 2728 south West end of FM 2728 overlap
31.3 50.4 FM 2728 north – Lake Tawakoni East end of FM 2728
Van Zandt Wills Point 39.6 63.7 FM 2965 south
40.4 65.0 FM 47 – Point, Lake Tawakoni
41.4 66.6 SH 64 east – Canton
Edgewood 47.7 76.8 FM 859 – Canton
  50.6 81.4 SH 19 – Emory, Canton
Grand Saline 58.2 93.7 SH 110 east / FM 17 south – Tyler, Canton West end of FM 17 overlap
58.7 94.5 FM 17 north – Alba East end of FM 17 overlap
58.8 94.6 FM 857 east
  64.9 104.4 FM 1255 south
Smith   65.9 106.1 FM 1253 south – Garden Valley
Wood   67.3 108.3 FM 1799 north
Mineola 70.6 113.6 Loop 564 north (Country Club Drive)
71.4 114.9 US 69 – Alba, Lindale, Tyler
71.9 115.7 FM 1801 east – New Hope
72.9 117.3 Loop 564 Interchange
  75.7 121.8 FM 2422 south
  77.6 124.9 FM 1804 south – Lindale
  77.7 125.0 FM 1801 west – New Hope
  80.6 129.7 FM 3056 north
  82.2 132.3 FM 776 north – Quitman
  84.5 136.0 FM 2869 north
Hawkins 88.8 142.9 FM 14 – Oak Grove, Tyler State Park
  91.1 146.6 FM 2659 north
Upshur Big Sandy 93.6 150.6 SH 155 south – Winona, Tyler West end of SH 155 overlap
94.5 152.1 SH 155 north – Gilmer East end of SH 155 overlap
Gladewater 103.2 166.1 FM 2685 north
Gregg 105.4 169.6 US 271 – Tyler
106.2 170.9 Loop 485
White Oak 110.3 177.5 FM 3272 north (White Oak Road)
110.9 178.5 SH 42 south – Kilgore
Longview Loop 281 (Tomlinson Parkway)
SH 300 north – Gilmer
SH 31 west / SH 63 north – Kilgore, Daingerfield
Loop 502 north (High Street)
US 259 / SH 149 south – Daingerfield, Kilgore
Harrison Loop 281 Interchange
Hallsville FM 450 – Harleton
  FM 968 south
  FM 3379 east (Houston Street)
Marshall Loop 390 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
US 59 / SH 43 – Jefferson, Carthage, Karnack
FM 1998 east – Scottsville
Loop 390 north
Scottsville I‑369 – Texarkana, Tenaha Planned future interchange
FM 2199 – Scottsville
  I‑20 west – Dallas West end of I-20 overlap
Waskom I‑20 east / FM 134 north – Shreveport East end of I-20 overlap
FM 9 south West End of FM 9 overlap
FM 9 north – Caddo Lake East end of FM 9 overlap
Spur 102 south to I‑20
Texas-Louisiana state line 155.3 249.9 US 80 east – Shreveport Continuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related Routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
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