Harry Hines Boulevard

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Harry Hines Boulevard
Length10.4 mi[1] (16.7 km)
South endAkard Street in Dallas
Major
junctions
Dallas North Tollway in Dallas
I-635 in Dallas
North end I-35E in Farmers Branch
Construction
Inauguration1943
Harry Hines Blvd where Dallas North Tollway starts

Harry Hines Boulevard is a major street in Dallas, Texas, (USA), to the west of Uptown.

It was one of the very first 'highways' in Texas, and is named for Harry Hines in honor of his work helping to get roads paved in this part of the state. Harry Hines served on the Texas Highway Commission from February 15, 1935 to April 11, 1941 and for the first two years as its chairman according to the records at the Texas Department of Transportation.[2]

Harry Hines Boulevard forms the main part of the route taken by the Kennedy motorcade to Parkland Memorial Hospital immediately after the assassination shooting in November, 1963. It is home to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Today, the Harry Hines area is home to a wholesale district filled with wholesale warehouses.

Harry Hines Boulevard was once also known for being a street populated with prostitution, seedy adult establishments, a street drug culture, and drug motels. However, most of these businesses have gone away in recent years.

Harry Hines is also well known for its Korean Cuisine, as the Old Koreatown of Dallas is located within the street.

Loop 354[edit]

State Highway Loop 354
LocationDallasFarmers Branch
Length4.148 mi[3] (6.676 km)
ExistedSeptember 19, 1961[3]–March 29, 2018[4]

Loop 354 was designated on September 19, 1961, from I-35E to Saner Avenue and I-35E in Downtown Dallas. The highway traversed old sections of U.S. Route 67, U.S. Route 77, and U.S. Route 80, and was signed as Business US 67, Business US 77, and Business US 80, according to which one it was the old route of. On June 25, 1991, the section of Loop 354 from Saner Avenue to Loop 12 was cancelled and removed from the state highway system, as that section of Loop 354, as well as Loop 260, were given to the city of Dallas. This section is now Harry Hines Boulevard, Cedar Springs Road, Field Street, Spur 366/Broom Street/McKinney Avenue, Lamar Street, Elm Street/Commerce Street, Houston Street/Market Street, Jefferson Street Viaduct, Marsalis Jefferson, and Zang Boulevard.[5][6][7] The remainder of Loop 354 was given to the city of Dallas on March 29, 2018.[4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Dallas County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Dallas0.00.0Akard Street
0.40.64 Dallas North Tollway northInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.81.3Oak Lawn AvenueInterchange
2.64.2 Inwood Road – UT Southwestern Medical CenterInterchange
3.35.3 Mockingbird Lane – Love FieldInterchange
5.79.2 I-35E southI-35E exit 435
6.410.3 Loop 12 west (Northwest Highway) / Spur 482 (Storey Lane)Interchange; south end of Loop 354
10.016.1 I-635 east (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway)I-635 exit 27C
Farmers Branch10.416.7 I-35E (Stemmons Freeway, US 77) / I-635 westI-35E exit 440C
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Map of Harry Hines Boulevard". Google Maps. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Dallas History Society - Harry Hines
  3. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 354". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Minute Order - March 29, 2018" (PDF).
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 67". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 27, 2016.

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