Loops of U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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The following routes - bannered routes, state highway loops, and Interstate business loops (of Interstate 27) - exist or existed parallel to U.S. Highway 87 in the U.S. state of Texas, mostly along a former alignment.

Thomaston[edit]

State Highway Loop 105
Location: Thomaston
Existed: 1997–present

Loop 105 is the old route of US 87 through Thomaston, formed in late 1997.[1]

Stockdale[edit]


Business US Highway 87
Location: Stockdale
Existed: mid-1965–present

Business U.S. Highway 87-U is the old route of US 87 through Stockdale. It was formed in mid-1965 as Loop 411, but always marked as a business route of US 87; in early 1991 the official designation was changed to Business US 87.[2][3]

La Vernia[edit]

State Highway Loop 321
Location: La Vernia
Existed: mid=1957–present

Loop 321 is the old route of US 87 through La Vernia, formed in mid-1957.[4]

Lone Oak[edit]

State Highway Loop 107
Location: Lone Oak
Existed: mid-1981–present

Loop 107 is the old route of US 87 through Lone Oak, formed in mid-1981. Its south (compass east) end is at FM 3465, formerly Loop 1604.[5]

Sayers[edit]

State Highway Loop 106
Location: Sayers
Existed: mid-1981–present

Loop 106 is the old route of US 87 through Sayers, formed in mid-1981.[6]

San Antonio[edit]

State Highway Loop 345
Location: San Antonio
Existed: 1962–present

Loop 345 is the old route of US 87 through northern San Antonio, formed in early 1962. It begins at I-10/US 87 at Woodlawn Avenue, and runs northwest on Fredericksburg Road to I-10/US 87 near Huebner Road. When first designated, Loop 345 was marked as a business route of US 87.[7]

Vick[edit]

State Highway Loop 577
Location: Vick
Existed: 1992–present

Loop 577 is the old route of US 87 through Vick, formed in early 1992.[8] About midway, it intersects the south end of FM 381.

Wall[edit]

State Highway Loop 570
Location: Wall
Existed: 1990–present

Loop 570 is the old route of US 87 through Wall, formed in early 1990.[9]

Lamesa[edit]


Business US Highway 87
Location: Lamesa
Existed: 1946–present

Business U.S. Highway 87-K is the old route of US 87 through Lamesa. It was formed in late 1946 as Loop 218 on Lynn Avenue. In early 1991 the official designation was changed to Business US 87, and in early 1992 US 87 and Business US 87 were swapped, placing the former on Lynn Avenue and the latter on Dallas Avenue.[10][11]

O'Donnell[edit]

State Highway Loop 76
Location: O'Donnell
Existed: 1939–present

Loop 76 is the old route of US 87 through O'Donnell, formed in late 1939.[12]

Tahoka[edit]

State Highway Loop 472
Location: Tahoka
Existed: 1969–present

Loop 472 is the old route of US 87 through Tahoka, formed in early 1969.[13]

Woodrow[edit]

State Highway Loop 493
Location: Woodrow
Existed: 1970–present

Loop 493 is the old route of US 87 through Woodrow, formed in late 1970. When first designated, Loop 493 was marked as a business route of US 87.[14]

Lubbock[edit]


Business US Highway 87
Location: Lubbock
Existed: 1992–2010

Business U.S. Highway 87-G was the old route of US 87 through Lubbock, formed in mid-1992 when Interstate 27 was completed and US 87 was moved onto it.

On February 25, 2010, Business U.S. Highway 87-G was cancelled, and TxDOT transferred ownership of the road to the city of Lubbock.[15]

New Deal[edit]

State Highway Loop 461
Location: New Deal
Length: 1.719 mi[16] (2.766 km)
Existed: April 1, 1968–present

Loop 461 is the old route of US 87 through New Deal, stretching 1.719 miles (2.766 km) along Monroe Avenue, between exits 13 and 15 of I-27/US 87. It was authorized on April 1, 1968, after the new US 87 freeway was built, and initially marked as a business route of US 87.[16] Along the way, it intersects FM 1729 (Main Street).

Abernathy[edit]

State Highway Loop 369
Location: Abernathy
Length: 1.496 mi[17] (2.408 km)
Existed: October 15, 1962–present

Loop 369 is the old route of US 87 through Abernathy, stretching 1.496 miles (2.408 km) along Avenue D, between exits 20 and 22 of I-27/US 87. It was authorized on October 15, 1962, after the new US 87 freeway was built.[17] Along the way, it intersects FM 597 (1st Street).

Hale Center[edit]

Interstate 27 Business
Location: Hale Center
Length: 1.168 mi[18] (1.880 km)
Existed: April 5, 2002–present

Business Interstate 27-T is the old route of US 87 through Hale Center, stretching 1.168 miles (1.880 km) along Main Street, between exits 36 and 38 of I-27/US 87. It was bypassed in about 1962,[19] but was turned over to the city until April 5, 2002, when the new business route was authorized.[18] Along the way, it intersects FM 1914 (Cleveland Street).

Plainview[edit]

Interstate 27 Business
Location: Plainview
Length: 9.282 mi[20] (14.938 km)
Existed: February 15, 1967–present

Business Interstate 27-U is the old route of US 87 through Plainview, stretching 9.282 miles (14.938 km) along Columbia Street, between exits 45 and 53 of I-27/US 87. It was originally authorized as Loop 445 on February 15, 1967, after the new US 87 freeway was built, and marked as a business route of US 87.[21] On January 14, 1991, Loop 445 was renamed Business I-27.[20] Along the way, it intersects FM 3466 (South 4th Street), US 70 (5th Street), and FM 1767 (34th Street).

Amarillo[edit]

State Highway Loop 434
Location: Amarillo
Existed: 1966–present

Loop 434 is the old route of US 87 through northern Amarillo, formed in late 1966.[22]

Dalhart[edit]


Business US Highway 87
Location: Dalhart
Existed: 1954–present

Business U.S. Highway 87-B is a loop of US 87 through Dalhart. It was formed in early 1954 as Loop 276, but always marked as a business route of US 87; in early 1991 the official designation was changed to Business US 87.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 105
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 411
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-U
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 321
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 107
  6. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 106
  7. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 345
  8. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 577
  9. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 570
  10. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 218
  11. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-K
  12. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 76
  13. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 472
  14. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 493
  15. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-G
  16. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 461
  17. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 369
  18. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business Interstate Highway No. 27-T
  19. ^ Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory, 2006
  20. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business Interstate Highway No. 27-U
  21. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 445
  22. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 434
  23. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: State Highway Loop No. 276
  24. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File: Business U.S. Highway No. 87-B