U.S. Route 90 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 90 in Texas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 90.

US Highway 90 marker

US Highway 90
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 607.861 mi[1] (978.257 km)
Existed: 1927[1] – present
Major junctions
West end:

I-10 / SH 54 in Van Horn
I-10 / I-35 / US 87 in San Antonio
I-37 in San Antonio
SH 130 Toll in Seguin

I-45 in Houston
East end: I‑10 / US 90 in Orange at Louisiana state line
Location
Counties: Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, Terrell, Val Verde, Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Gonzales, Fayette, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Jefferson, Orange
Highway system
US 87 US 96

U.S. Route 90 is a major east-west highway in the U.S. state of Texas with large portions of it running concurrently with I-10. US 90 begins at I-10 in Van Horn, travels through San Antonio and Houston, and continues on into the state of Louisiana.

Route Description[edit]

Van Horn to San Antonio[edit]

US 90 begins in Van Horn at an intersection with I-10 and SH 54. US 90 travels in a southeastern direction towards Marfa where it starts an overlap with US 67. US 90 travels south and runs parallel to the US-Mexico Border near the Rio Grande. US 90 crosses the Amistad Reservoir then runs through Del Rio. US 90 turns right and runs east towards Brackettville. US 90 runs through Uvalde and Medina counties. US 90 then arrives in San Antonio where it serves as a major freeway on the city's Westside until its interchange with I-10 and I-35 at the southwest corner of Downtown.

San Antonio to Houston[edit]

East of Downtown San Antonio, US 90 multiplexes with I-10. This overlap ends in Seguin, and continues where the two highways continually cross each other en route to Houston. US 90 once again duplexes with I-10 east of Columbus briefly separating near Brookshire and continue overlapping from Katy all the way to Houston. At I-610 east of Houston, US 90 becomes independently known as the Crosby Freeway.

The Crosby Freeway from east of Beltway 8 to east of Runneburg Road in Crosby, was constructed in the early 1990s and opened to traffic in 1992. After several delays, construction work on the inner section of the freeway began in 2006 and was opened to traffic in January 2011.[1] The western terminus of the Crosby Freeway connects to the I-610 and I-10 interchange via two freeway ramps:

  • a ramp from westbound Crosby Freeway, joining an exit ramp from westbound I-10 to enter southbound I-610
  • a newly constructed two-lane exit ramp from eastbound I-10 connecting to eastbound Crosby Freeway.

The previous interchange was a four-level stack interchange though the new interchange is not a full five-level stack.

Because of funding constraints, two sections of the freeway inside Beltway 8 were not built to full freeway standards: a half-mile section over Greens Bayou and an approximately mile-long section east of Normandy Street. As of December 2012, only the feeder roads have been constructed, with space reserved in the median for future freeway mainlanes. Unlike most new freeway extensions in the Houston area built in recent decades, the Crosby Freeway is not tolled. Also unlike most of Houston's existing freeways and tollways, the Crosby Freeway does not have continuous feeder roads.

The Crosby Freeway has four to six mainlanes for its entire length.

Houston to Louisiana[edit]

The US 90 Crosby Freeway heads northeast leaving Houston and ends its freeway status in Crosby. US 90 then continues traveling east through Beaumont and once again duplexes with I-10. It then passes through Orange, until crossing the Sabine River into Louisiana towards Lake Charles. With the exception of a 13-mile-long section with only two lanes between Ames and Nome, US 90 has at least four lanes between Crosby and the Louisiana border.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Culberson Van Horn BL I-10 / SH 54 north – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park west end of SH 54 overlap
I-10 – San Antonio, El Paso I-10 exit 140A; east end of SH 54 overlap
  FM 1523
  FM 1523
Jeff Davis   FM 2017
  RM 505 (scenic loop) – Fort Davis, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountain State Park, McDonald Observatory & Visitor's Center
Presidio Marfa RM 2810 south (San Antonio Street)
US 67 south / SH 17 north – Fort Davis, Presidio, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory and Visitor Center west end of US 67 overlap
Brewster   FM 1703 north
Alpine SH 118 north (5th Street) – Fort Davis, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory and Visitor Center west end of SH 118 overlap
SH 118 south (Cockrell Street) – Big Bend National Park Headquarters east end of SH 118 overlap
SH 223 north (North Harrison Street)
  US 67 north – Fort Stockton east end of US 67 overlap
Marathon US 385 south – Big Bend National Park Headquarters west end of US 385 overlap
  US 385 north – Fort Stockton east end of US 385 overlap
Pecos
No major junctions
Terrell Sanderson US 285 north – Fort Stockton
Dryden SH 349 north – Sheffield
  RM 1865 north – Pumpville
Val Verde   Loop 25 – Langtry, Judge Roy Bean Museum
  Loop 25 – Langtry, Judge Roy Bean Museum
  Pecos River Bridge over Pecos River
  PR 67 – Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
  RM 1024 north – Pandale
Comstock SH 163 north – Ozona, Barnhart
  Spur 406 – Amistad National Recreation Area
  Spur 349 – Port of Entry, Amistad Dam, Amistad Reservoir, Amistad National Recreation Area Governors Landing
Lake View Spur 454 – Amistad National Recreation Area
  Loop 79 south – Eagle Pass
  US 277 north / US 377 north – Rocksprings, Sonora west end of US 277 / US 377 overlap
Del Rio Spur 239 south (East Gibbs Street) / Spur 297 south (Veteran's Boulevard) – Ciudad Acuña, Business District east end of US 377 overlap
US 277 south (Bedell Avenue) – Eagle Pass, Laredo east end of US 277 overlap
FM 2523 – Carta Valley
Loop 79 – Sonora, Eagle Pass interchange
Kinney   RM 3008 north – Rocksprings
  RM 693 south – Quemado
Brackettville RM 2804
Loop 166 – Brackettville
RM 3348 south (Las Moras Road)
RM 334 to RM 674 – Campwood, Rocksprings, Kickapoo Cavern State Park
SH 131 south – Spofford, Eagle Pass
Loop 166 – Brackettville
  FM 1572 west – Spofford
Uvalde   RM 1022 south
  Nueces River Bridge over Nueces River
  FM 2369 east (Dunbar Lane)
Uvalde FM 481 south – Eagle Pass
FM 1052 north
FM 1435 south (Evans Street) west end of FM 1435 overlap
FM 1435 north (Grove Street) east end of FM 1435 overlap
US 83 / SH 55 north (Getty Street) – Leakey, Crystal City
FM 1023 north (4th Street) west end of FM 1023 overlap
FM 1023 south (Garner Field Road) – Uvalde Garner Field Airport east end of FM 1023 overlap
FM 3447 north
FM 1574 south – Airport
  FM 2369 west – Uvalde
Knippa FM 1049 north west end of FM 1049 overlap
FM 1049 south east end of FM 1049 overlap
  FM 2730 north
Sabinal SH 127 north / RM 187 – Utopia, Leakey, Pearsall, Garner State Park
Medina D'Hanis FM 1796 north
FM 2200 south – Yancey
Hondo FM 1250 east to FM 462
FM 462 north – Tarpley west end of FM 462 overlap
FM 462 south – Yancey east end of FM 462 overlap
  SH 173 – Bandera, Devine interchange
Castroville FM 1343 south to SH 173 / County Road 4516 – Quihi
FM 471 north – Rio Medina west end of FM 471 overlap
FM 471 south – Castroville Airport, La Coste, Natalia east end of FM 471 overlap
Bexar   SH 211 interchange
  Montgomery Road interchange
San Antonio Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) interchange; west end of freeway
Hunt Lane / Ray Ellison Drive no direct eastbound exit (signed at I-410)
I-410 / SH 16 – Airport I-410 exit 6
Loop 13 (Military Drive) – Lackland AFB
Old Highway 90 no direct westbound exit (signed at Loop 13)
Callaghan Road
SH 151 – SeaWorld westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Acme Road no direct westbound exit (signed at Callaghan Road)
36th Street - Port San Antonio
General McMullen Drive
Cupples Road no direct eastbound exit (signed at General McMullen Drive)
Spur 371 (General Hudnell Drive) – Port San Antonio westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Zarzamora Street eastbound exit only
Loop 353 south (Nogalitos Street) eastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-10 west / I-35 / US 87 north – El Paso, Austin, Laredo west end of I-10 / US 87 overlap; signed as exit 572
see I-10
Guadalupe Seguin I-10 east – Houston east end of I-10 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; US 90 east follows exit 603
  FM 725 – McQueeney
Seguin
Alt. US 90 east / FM 464 west to I-10 – Seguin, Gonzales

SH 46 (Sam Flores Drive) to Alt. US 90 – New Braunfels
FM 78 west (Eighth Street)

Bus. SH 123 (North Austin Street) – San Marcos, Stockdale
FM 466 east (North King Street)
SH 123 – San Marcos
I-10 – San Antonio, Houston I-10 exit 612
SH 130 Toll north – Austin SH 130 exit 496
Kingsbury FM 2438 south
FM 1104 south – Darst Field
Caldwell Luling US 183 north / SH 80 to I-10 – Lockhart, San Marcos, Nixon, San Antonio west end of US 183 overlap
US 183 south to I-10 – Gonzales east end of US 183 overlap
Gonzales Harwood FM 794 south – Gonzales
Sandy Fork SH 304 – Bastrop, Gonzales
Waelder SH 97 west / FM 1115 north – Cistern, Gonzales
  FM 1680 south – Moulton
  I-10 – Houston, San Antonio I-10 exit 653
Fayette   FM 2762 west – Elm Grove
Flatonia SH 95 south – Moulton, Shiner west end of SH 95 overlap
SH 95 north – Smithville east end of SH 95 overlap
FM 609 north to I-10 – La Grange
  FM 1295 south – Praha
Engle FM 2238 north – Freyburg
Schulenburg FM 2672 north – High Hill
FM 957 south – St. John
Loop 222 (Lyons Avenue)
US 77 to I-10 – La Grange, Hallettsville
  FM 1579 east
  I-10 – San Antonio, Houston I-10 exit 677
  FM 1383 north – Dubina, Ammannsville
Colorado Weimar FM 155 north – La Grange west end of FM 155 overlap
FM 155 south east end of FM 155 overlap
  I-10 / Hattermann Lane – Houston I-10 exit 689
Glidden FM 2434 west
  SH 71 to I-10 – La Grange, San Antonio interchange
Columbus FM 806 south (Cardinal Lane)

Bus. SH 71 (Fannin Street) – La Grange, El Campo
Spur 52 (Milam Street)
Colorado River Bridge over Colorado River
  I-10 west – San Antonio west end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 698
see I-10
Austin Sealy I-10 east / FM 3538 south – Houston east end of I-10 overlap; US 90 east follows exit 718
Loop 350
I-10 west / Outlet Center Drive – San Antonio west end of I-10 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; US 90 west follows exit 721
see I-10
Waller   I-10 east / Peach Ridge Road / Donigan Road – Houston east end of I-10 overlap; US 90 east follows exit 729
Brookshire FM 1489 south – Simonton
FM 359 north / FM 362 north – Pattison west end of FM 359 overlap
FM 359 south east end of FM 359 overlap
  FM 2855 north
Fort Bend Katy FM 1463 south – Richmond
Harris I-10 west / Katy Mills Boulevard – San Antonio west end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 741
see I-10
Harris Houston I-10 east – Beaumont east end of I-10 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; US 90 east follows exit 775B
I-610 I-10 exit 775A; I-610 exit 26A; no access from I-610 south to US 90 east
Mercury Drive
FM 526 south (Maxey Road) / Wallisville Road west end of FM 526 overlap
Normandy Street (FM 526 north) east end of FM 526 overlap
  Beltway 8 / Sam Houston Tollway / Uvalde Road
  Miller Road No. 3
  Miller Road No. 2
  Sheldon Road
  Frontage Road eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Barrett County Road
FM 1942 / FM 2100 (US 90 Bus. west) – Crosby no direct westbound exit (signed at Runneburg Road)
  Krenek Road / Runneburg Road interchange; east end of freeway
Liberty Dayton FM 1413 south
SH 146 south – Mont Belvieu, Baytown west end of SH 146 overlap
SH 321 north to FM 1960 – Cleveland
FM 1409 south
Liberty Loop 227 north / FM 2684 south
FM 563 south – Anahuac
SH 146 north – Hardin, Livingston east end of SH 146 overlap
Ames FM 160 (MLK Road)
  FM 1909 north to FM 160
  FM 2830 north to FM 160
Raywood FM 770 south to FM 563 west end of FM 770 overlap
FM 770 north – Daisetta east end of FM 770 overlap
Devers SH 61 south – Anahuac
Felicia FM 1009 south
Jefferson Nome FM 1009 west
SH 326 north / FM 365 east – Sour Lake, Fannett
Beaumont FM 364 (Major Drive) to I-10 / SH 105
I-10 / US 69 / US 96 / US 287 – Lake Charles, Houston I-10 exit 851
Spur 380 (M.L. King Parkway)
I-10 west – Houston west end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 855A
see I-10
Orange Orange I‑10 east / US 90 east – Lake Charles Louisiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 90". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 


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