U.S. Route 96

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US Highway 96 marker

US Highway 96
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 170 mi[1] (274 km)
Existed: 1939[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 69 / US 287 / SH 87 in Port Arthur
 

I-10 / US 90 in Beaumont

US 190 in Jasper
North end: US 59 / US 84 in Tenaha
Highway system
US 90 US 164

U.S. Route 96 is a north–south U.S. Route in the U.S. state of Texas. Its number is a violation of the standard numbering convention, as even-numbered two-digit highways are east–west routes by rule.

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Tenaha, Texas at an intersection with U.S. 59 and U.S. 84. Its southern terminus (as well as those of U.S. 287 and U.S. 69) is in Port Arthur, Texas at an intersection with State Highway 87.[2]

Route description[edit]

U.S. 96 begins at SH 87 in Port Arthur, at a southern terminus it also shares with U.S. 69 and U.S. 287. The three highways head in a northwest direction toward Beaumont. In Beaumont, the three highways briefly merge with I-10, but soon split from the interstate continuing northwest. In Lumberton, U.S. 96 separates from U.S. 287 and U.S. 69, and heads northeast. U.S. 96 ends in Tenaha at a junction with U.S. 59 and U.S. 84.

History[edit]

In 1939, U.S. 96 was designated along its current route.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile Junction Notes
Jefferson Port Arthur US 69 / US 287 / SH 87 South end of US 69 / US 287 concurrency
South end of freeway
SH 73 – Groves, Winnie Interchange
Nederland FM 365 (Labelle Avenue)
FM 3514 (Joshua W. Allen Sr. Highway)
Beaumont SH 347 – Nederland
Spur 380 (Martin Luther King Jr Parkway) – Lamar University
Spur 93 (Avenue A) / Highland Avenue Northbound exit, southbound entrance
Highland Avenue Southbound exit, northbound entrance
Florida Avenue / Erie Street Southbound exit is also for Avenue A
4th Street
SH 124 (Fannett Road)
I-10 – Houston South end of I-10 concurrency
Washington Boulevard I-10 exit 850 southbound
851 US 90 (College Street) – Liberty
852B Harrison Avenue / Calder Avenue Northbound exit, southbound entrance
852A Laurel Street Southbound exit, northbound entrance
I-10 east – Lake Charles, Baton Rouge North end of I-10 concurrency
Delaware Street Southbound exit is also for Calder Avenue
11th Street Southbound exit, northbound entrance
Lucas Drive
Dowlen Road
SH 105 west – Sour Lake, Conroe
Lawrence Drive
Tram Road
Hardin Cooks Lake Road
Keith Road – Rose Hill Acres Southbound exit is also for FM 3513
FM 3513 north (Village Creek Parkway) / Mitchell Road – Village Creek State Park No southbound exit
Lumberton US 69 / US 287 (LHS Drive) – Kountze, Lufkin North end of US 69 / US 287 concurrency
North end of freeway
FM 421 west (Country Line Drive) – Sour Lake

US 96 Bus. – Silsbee
Interchange; no northbound entrance
Silsbee SH 327 west (Avenue N) – Silsbee Interchange

US 96 Bus. – Silsbee
Interchange
To FM 418
Jasper FM 105 south / FM 2246 east – Evadale, Vidor Interchange

US 96 Bus.

US 96 Bus. / SH 62 / FM 1004
FM 1004 – Call brief concurrency
Kirbyville FM 82
FM 1013 (Main Street)
FM 363
FM 2245
FM 1005
Jasper US 190 / SH 63 (Gibson Street)
FM 2799 (Houston Street)
FM 776 (Milam Street)
FM 2800 (Munson Road)
RE 255
FM 1007
Browndell Loop 149
Sabine Loop 149
FM 201
Spur 414
FM 1 (Temple Avenue)
Pineland FM 83 (Timberland Highway)
FM 2866 (White Tail Road)
Bronson SH 184
San Augustine SH 103 Interchange
FM 1791
FM 2213
SH 147
San Augustine FM 1277
SH 21
FM 711
FM 3451
FM 1279
Shelby FM 2140
FM 417
Loop 500
Center SH 7 (Nacogdoches Street)
FM 138 (Arcadia Road)
SH 87 (Tenaha Street / Moffett Drive)
FM 2026
Tenaha Loop 157
US 59 / US 84 – Joaquin, Mansfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 02:55, 4 July 2006 (UTC).
  2. ^ [1] Endpoints of US highways. URL accessed July 4, 2006.