U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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US Highway 87 marker

US Highway 87
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 660.071 mi[1] (1,062.281 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 238 in Port Lavaca
 

US 59 / US 77 in Victoria
US 90 in San Antonio
I‑10 in San Antonio to Comfort
I‑35 in San Antonio
US 67 / US 277 in San Angelo
I‑20 in Big Spring
I‑27 from Lubbock to Amarillo
US 70 in Plainview
US 60 in Canyon

I‑40 / US 60 / US 287 in Amarillo
North end: US 87 near Texline
Highway system
SH 86 SH 87

In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) is a north–south U.S. Highway that begins near the Gulf Coast in Port Lavaca, Texas and heads north through San Antonio, Lubbock, and Amarillo to the New Mexico border near Texline.

Route description[edit]

US 87's southern terminus is at an intersection with State Highway 238 in Port Lavaca, Texas. It takes a northwesterly route out of the town, and follows this path all the way to Cuero, where it merges with (and is briefly co-signed with) US 183 before turning back toward the north. US 87 follows a gentle northwesterly route until just before Smiley, where it takes a more due-westerly turn. At Nixon, US 87 merges with State Highway 97 and continues west as a co-signed route until just west of Stockdale, where SH 97 leaves the route and US 87 continues to the northwest to San Antonio.

On the southeast side of the city, US 87 merges with Interstate 10 (I-10), where it continues through San Antonio as a co-signed, concurrent route for 54 miles (87 km), until an exit at Comfort, where the highway once again picks up its own signage and continues on, in an almost due northern heading before making a slight turn back to the northwest to Mason, where it merges with US 377.

From Mason, US 87/377 continues north/northwest to Brady, where US 377 leaves the route and US 87 makes a hard turn to the west before taking yet another slight turn to the north and continuing on to San Angelo, and on to the northwest. After intersecting with I-20 at Big Spring, US 87 continues the same northwesterly path to Lamesa, where it takes a turn back to the northeast. After making another turn back to the north just outside of O'Donnell, US 87 continues on to Lubbock, where it merges with I-27 on the south side of the city.

From this point, US 87 continues as a co-signed, concurrent route with I-27 all the way north to Amarillo, occasionally deviating from the interstate route to spur into rural towns along the route (such as Kress, Tulia, and Canyon) before merging with US 287 in Amarillo. US 87/287 continues almost due north until Dumas, where US 87 splits off the route with a sharp turn to the west before merging with US 385 in Hartley and turning to the northwest. US 385 leaves the route in Dalhart, and US 87 continues on a slight northwesterly path, crossing into New Mexico approximately a mile west of Texline.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location # Destinations Notes
Calhoun Port Lavaca SH 238 (Commerce Street) – Seadrift, Point Comfort
FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
SH 35 – Aransas Pass, Bay City
FM 2433 south
Victoria FM 1090 north (Lake Placedo Road)
Placedo FM 616 – Bloomington, La Ward Interchange
FM 3085 north (Henderson Road)
FM 1686 south
FM 2615 north
Victoria US 59 – Goliad, Edna Future I-69 northeast of Victoria, future I-69W southwest of Victoria
SH 185 south – Bloomington

Bus. US 59 north (Rio Grande Street) / Bus. US 77 north (Navarro Street)
South end of US Bus 59/77 overlap

Bus. US 59 south / Bus. US 77 south
North end of US Bus 59/77 overlap
US 77 (Zac Lentz Parkway) – Refugio, Hallettsville Future I-69E southwest of Victoria
Nursery FM 447
De Witt Loop 105 north – Thomaston
Loop 105 south – Thomaston
Cuero
US 183 north / Alt. US 77 north – Gonzales, Yoakum
South end of US 183/US Alt 77 overlap

US 183 south / Alt. US 77 south – Goliad
North end of US 183/US Alt 77 overlap
SH 72 west / FM 3402 east – Kenedy
FM 953 north
FM 2542 west
FM 2816 south
Westhoff FM 240 south
Gonzales FM 1116 north
Smiley FM 108 – Yorktown, Gonzales
FM 77 north
FM 2922 north
Nixon SH 80 / SH 97 north – Karnes City, Luling, Gonzales South end of SH 97 overlap
Wilson Pandora FM 1107 north
FM 1347 south
FM 538 south

Bus. US 87 north – Stockdale
Stockdale SH 123 – Karnes City, Seguin Interchange

Bus. US 87 south – Stockdale
SH 97 south – Floresville North end of SH 97 overlap
Sutherland Springs FM 539
La Vernia FM 775 – New Berlin
FM 1346
Bexar Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) Interchange
FM 3465 / Loop 107 west – Lone Oak
Loop 107 east – Lone Oak
Loop 106 west – Sayers
FM 1628 – Sayers
Loop 106 east – Sayers
China Grove FM 1516 north
San Antonio I‑410 (Conally Loop)
Loop 13 (W.W. White Road)
I‑10 east (US 90, Lopez Freeway) – Houston South end of I-10/US 90 overlap
576 New Braunfels Avenue, Gevers Street
575 Pine Street, Hackberry Street
574 I‑37 / US 281 (Adams Freeway) – Corpus Christi, Johnson City
573 To Spur 536 (Roosevelt Avenue) / Probandt Street
572 I‑35 south (Pan Am Expressway) / US 90 west (Cleto Rodriguez Freeway) – Laredo, Del Rio North end of US 90 overlap, south end of I-35 overlap
154A Loop 353 south (Nogalitos Street) / San Marcos Street
154B South Laredo Street, Cevallos Street
155A Spur 536 south (South Alamo Street) – The Alamo
155B Durango Boulevard, Frio Street – Downtown
570 I‑35 north (Pan Am Expressway) – Austin North end of I-35 overlap
569C Santa Rosa Street – Downtown Southbound exit via upper level and northbound entrance via upper level
569B Frio Street – Downtown Southbound exit via lower level and entrance via lower level
569A Colorado Street Signed as exit 569 northbound; access via lower level, no southbound entrance
568B Spur 421 (Culebra Road) – Bandera Signed as exit 568 southbound; access via upper level
568A Cincinnati Avenue Northbound exit via lower level and southbound entrance via lower level
567 Loop 345 north (Fredericksburg Road) / Woodlawn Avenue Signed as exit 567B northbound; northbound exit only via lower level
566C Hildebrant Avenue, Fulton Avenue Signed as exit 567A northboun
566B Fresno Street
566A West Avenue
565 Crossroads Boulevard – Balcones Heights
564 I‑410 (Conally Loop) – Int'l Airport
562-563 Callaghan Road Southbound exit via 562; northbound exit via 563
562 Medical Drive – South Texas Medical Center Northbound exit is part of exit 561
561 Wurzbach Road
560 Ramsgate Drive Northbound exit and entrance
560B Frontage Road Southbound exit and entrance
560A Huebner Road Northbound exit is via exit 560
559 Woodstone Drive No southbound exit
559 Loop 345 south (Fredericksburg Road) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
558 De Zavala Road
557 Spur 53 west (UTSA Boulevard) – UTSA
556B Frontage Road
556A Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – SeaWorld
555 La Cantera Parkway – Fiesta Texas
554 Camp Bullis Road
552 Dominion Drive Northbound exit and entrance
551 Boerne Stage Road – Leon Springs Southbound exit is part of exit 550
550 RM 3351 north (Ralph Fair Road)
546 Fair Oaks Parkway, Tarpon Drive – Fair Oaks Ranch
Kendall Boerne 543 Boerne Stage Road (Scenic Loop Road), Cascade Caverans Road
542
Bus. US 87 north – Boerne
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
540 SH 46 – Bandera, New Braunfels
539 Johns Road
538 Ranger Creek Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
537
Bus. US 87 south – Boerne
533 FM 289 – Welfare
527 FM 1621 / FM 289 – Waring Southbound exit is via exit 524
Comfort 524
Bus. US 87 north / SH 27 west / FM 1621 – Comfort, Kerrville, Waring

I‑10 west / Bus. US 87 south – El Paso, Comfort
North end of I-10 overlap
Gillespie Fredericksburg US 290 east – Johnson City, Austin South end of US 290 overlap
SH 16 north – Llano South end of SH 16 overlap
SH 16 south – Kerrville, Bandera North end of SH 16 overlap
RM 965 north (Milam Street) – Enchanted Rock
US 290 west – Harper, Junction North end of US 290 overlap
RM 2323 north
Hilltop RM 648 north
Mason RM 2242 north – Loyal Valley
RM 2242 south – Loyal Valley
FM 152
RM 783 south
Mason RM 1723 south
SH 29 east / RM 386 north (Blue Bonnet Road) – Llano South end of SH 29 overlap
RM 1871 south (El Paso Street)
US 377 south / SH 29 west – Junction, Menard North end of SH 29 overlap; south end of US 377 overlap
FM 1222
McCulloch SH 71 east – Llano
Brady US 190 west – Menard South end of US 190 overlap
FM 2028 west (17th Street)
FM 2309 south (11th Street)
US 190 north / US 377 – San Saba, Brownwood North end of US 190/377 overlap
US 283 north – Coleman
FM 3022 south
FM 2028 south – Melvin
FM 503 north – Valera
Concho Eden US 83 – Menard, Paint Rock
Loop 577 west – Vick
Loop 577 east – Vick
Tom Green FM 2334 north – Mereta
Loop 570 west
Loop 570 east
San Angelo Loop 306 north / FM 1223 Interchange; south end of Loop 306 overlap
US 277 south / Spur 378 north – Eldorado Interchange; south end of US 277 overlap
Loop 306 west North end of Loop 306 overlap
RM 584 south (Knickerbocker Road) / Avenue Q
Spur 126 east (Avenue N)

Bus. US 67 (Beauregard Avenue)
US 67 / US 277 north (Houston Harte Expressway) – Mertzon, Ballinger, Abilene North end of US 277 overlap
SH 208 north (14th Street) – Robert Lee
Chadbourne Street Interchange
FM 2105 east
FM 2288 south Interchange
RM 2034 north – Robert Lee
Coke No major junctions in Coke County
Sterling Sterling City SH 158 east – Robert Lee South end of SH 158 overlap
SH 163 south – Barnhart South end of SH 163 overlap
SH 158 west – Odessa North end of SH 158 overlap
SH 163 north – Colorado City North end of SH 163 overlap
Glasscock FM 821 east
Howard FM 461 west
Big Spring RM 33 south – Garden City
FM 700
I‑20 Bus. (4th Street, 3rd Street)
I‑20 – Odessa, Abilene
FM 1584 north
FM 846 – Vincent
FM 1785 east
Martin No major junctions in Martin County
Dawson FM 178 north
FM 30 west / FM 828 west
US 180 east / FM 2052 west – Snyder Interchange; south end of US 180 overlap
Lamesa FM 827 east
US 180 west – Seminole North end of US 180 overlap
FM 179 north (Woody Road)
FM 825 east
FM 2411 east
FM 178 south – Hancock
FM 1210
FM 1066 west
Lynn
Bus. US 87 north – O'Donnell
O'Donnell
Bus. US 87 south – O'Donnell
FM 2053
FM 213 – Wellman
Tahoka
Bus. US 87 north – Tahoka
South end of freeway
US 82 – Brownfield, Post

Bus. US 87 south – Tahoka
FM 400 north – Wilson North end of freeway
FM 1317 west
FM 211 – New Home, Wilson
Lubbock FM 41 east – Slaton
FM 1585 (130th Street) South end of freeway
98th Street
Lubbock 82nd Street
I‑27 South end of I-27 overlap
1
US 84 / Bus. US 87 north / Loop 289 – Littlefield, Post
1A 50th Street Signed as exit 1C southbound
2 34th Street, Avenue H
3 US 62 / SH 114 – Floydada, Levelland
3A 13th Street, Broadway Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
4
US 82 (4th Street) / Bus. US 87 south – Crosbyton, Brownfield, Mackenzie Park, Civic Center
5 Buddy Holly Avenue, Municipal Drive Southbound exit and northbound entrance
6A Spur 326 south (Avenue Q) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
6B Loop 289 Signed as exit 6 northbound
7 Yucca Lane
8 FM 2641 (Kent Street) – Lubbock International Airport
9 Lubbock International Airport, General Aviation, FAA
10 Keuka Street
11 FM 1294 – Shallowater
12 County Road 58 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
New Deal 13 Loop 461 north – New Deal
14 FM 1729
15 Loop 461 south – New Deal Southbound exit and northbound entrance
17 County Road 53
20 FM 597 / Loop 369 north – Abernathy Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Hale Abernathy 21 FM 597 / FM 2060 / Main Street
22 Loop 369 south – Abernathy Southbound exit and northbound entrance
24 FM 54
27 County Road 275
31 FM 37 east South end of FM 37 overlap
32 FM 37 west North end of FM 37 overlap
Hale Center 36 I‑27 Bus. north (Main Street) / FM 1424 north
37 FM 1914 (Cleveland Street)
38 I‑27 Bus. south (Main Street) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
41 County Road 155, County Road R
43 FM 2337 south
45 I‑27 Bus. north – Plainview
Plainview 48 FM 3466 east (SW 3rd Street) / County Road 100 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
49 US 70 – Muleshoe, Floydada
50 SH 194 – Dimmitt, Plainview
51 Quincy Street
53 I‑27 Bus. south – Plainview
54 FM 3183 east
56 FM 788
Swisher I‑27 north North end of I-27 overlap
Kress Loop 292 north (7th Street)
FM 145 – Hart, Turkey
FM 928
Tulia SH 86 west – Dimmitt Interchange; south end of SH 86 overlap
SH 86 east – Silverton
FM 1318 (NW 6th Street)
I‑27 south South end of I-27 overlap
82 FM 214
83 FM 2698
88A FM 1881
I‑27 north North end of I-27 overlap
Happy FM 1075 west South end of FM 1075 overlap
Randall FM 1075 east North end of FM 1075 overlap
FM 1705 (Haley Road)
FM 285 east
FM 1714 west
Canyon SH 217Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Spur 47 east (N 3rd Avenue)
South end of freeway
US 60 west – Hereford South end of US 60 overlap
FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
Buffalo Stadium Road
I‑27 South end of I-27 overlap
111 Rockwell Road
112 FM 2219
113 McCormick Road
115 Sundown Road
Amarillo 116 Loop 335 (Hollywood Road)
117 Bell Street, Arden Road
119 Hillside Road, Western Street, 58th Avenue Signed as exits 119A (Hillside Road west) and 119B (Western Street, 58th Avenue) southbound
120A Republic Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
120B 45th Avenue Signed as exit 120 northbound
121A Georgia Street Signed as exit 121 northbound
121B Hawthorne Drive, Austin Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
122A Parker Street, Moss Lane Northbound exit and southbound entrance
122B FM 1541 (Washington Street) / 34th Avenue
122C 34th Street, Tyler Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Potter 123A 26th Avenue Signed as exit 123 northbound
123B I‑40 / US 287 south – Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Albuquerque North end of I-27; south end of US 287 overlap; no exit number southbound
US 60 east / US 287 north (Buchanan Street) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
North end of freeway

Bus. US 287 south (SW 10th Avenue)
Loop 279 west (SE 6th Avenue)
I‑40 Bus. (Amarillo Boulevard, US 66) / US 60 east – Panhandle
US 287 south (Taylor Street) South end of US 287 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
South end of freeway
North 24th Avenue
Loop 434 north (River Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Hastings Avenue
Central Avenue
Loop 335 (Saint Francis Avenue)
Willow Creek Drive
Loop 434 south / Cherry Avenue
Mobley Street
FM 2176 south
North end of freeway
Moore SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Channing
Dumas FM 722 south
US 287 north / SH 152 east – Stratford, Borger North end of US 287 overlap
FM 2589
Hartley FM 3138 south
Hartley US 385 south – Channing Interchange; south end of US 385 overlap
FM 807 – Hartley
FM 281
Dallam Dalhart US 54Tucumcari, Stratford
US 385 north – Boise City North end of US 385
FM 1727
SH 102 west
FM 1879 north
FM 3110 south
Texline FM 296
Continues into New Mexico

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 87". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of US 87". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=1865901263972383485,28.616378,-96.623958%3B1884468698597134117,28.615197,-96.702269%3B176577767576604981,28.800880,-96.999560%3B807124364318980242,29.398590,-98.412730%3B12999500869411030883,30.964447,-99.275631%3B891909029717217172,31.741489,-100.821634%3B2204042634110137143,32.672740,-101.880380%3B15721203485914148122,34.452320,-101.765080%3B1929281123190018471,34.549450,-101.781300%3B12117577629177636113,34.896446,-101.910824%3B17698708098424650650,35.213842,-101.833270%3B3560636053891453795,35.381370,-101.831990%3B175766104483312227,35.818780,-101.971070%3B15232512063684915264,36.387865,-103.041439&saddr=US-87+%4028.616378,+-96.623958&daddr=US-87+%4028.615197,+-96.702269+to:N+Navarro+St%2FUS-87+%4028.800880,+-96.999560+to:Rigsby+Ave+%4029.398590,+-98.412730+to:US-377%2FUS-87+%4030.964447,+-99.275631+to:US-87+N+%4031.741489,+-100.821634+to:US-87+N+%4032.672740,+-101.880380+to:US-87+N+%4034.452320,+-101.765080+to:US-87+N+%4034.549450,+-101.781300+to:US-87+N+%4034.896446,+-101.910824+to:N+Fillmore+St%2FUS-87+N+%4035.213842,+-101.833270+to:US-287+N%2FUS-87+N+%4035.381370,+-101.831990+to:US-287+N%2FUS-87+N+%4035.818780,+-101.971070+to:US-87+%4036.387865,+-103.041439&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12&doflg=ptm&sll=32.49866,-99.8327&sspn=11.311749,15.79834&ie=UTF8&z=6. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
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