International Parkway

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State Highway Spur 97 marker

International Parkway
State Highway Spur 97
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 7.528 mi[2] (12.115 km)
0.589 miles (0.948 km) as Spur 97[1]
6.939 miles (11.167 km) without designation[2]
Existed: September 21, 1973 (1973-09-21)[3] – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 183 / SH 360 in Fort Worth
North end: I-635 / SH 121 / SH 114 in Grapevine
Location
Counties: Tarrant
Highway system
SH 96 Spur 97 SH 98

International Parkway is a major north-south highway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Its main purpose is to provide access to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from the metropolitan area. Part of the Parkway from its southern end at State Highway 183 (SH 183, Airport Freeway) and SH 360 to the south entry/Exit toll booths for DFW Airport is designated as State Highway Spur 97. International Parkway is a de facto toll road, though the toll booths also handle parking fees for the airport.

Route description[edit]

The International Parkway starts at an interchange with SH 183 and SH 360 southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. From there it runs eastward on ramps parallel to SH 183 (Airport Freeway) before turning northward as Spur 97. The Spur 97 designation ends on the south side of the airport property before the parkway passes through a toll booth. The parkway runs across the airport property between the various terminal buildings. North of the terminals, the parkway passes through another toll booth before reaching an interchange with I-635, SH 114, and SH 121.[4]

History[edit]

Spur 97 was designated in 1940 on a route from SH 77 to Marietta in Cass County as a renumbering of SH 245. This route was cancelled and became a portion of FM 250 in 1945. Spur 97 was redesignated in 1965 on a route from IH 610 and SH 225 to Lawndale Ave in Houston. The route became a portion of SH 225 in 1969 when it was extended westward.[1]

The International Parkway opened to traffic on September 21, 1973;[3] the current Spur 97 designation dates to 1974.[1]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Tarrant County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Fort Worth 0.000 0.000 SH 183 / SH 360 – Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Arlington
Euless 1.564 2.517 Rental Car Drive - Rental Cars north end of Spur 97; no direct southbound exit (signed at Airfield Drive)
1.872 3.013 Service Road / Airfield Drive – Remote South Parking, Corporate Aviation
U-turn northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.674 4.303 South Toll Plaza
2.765–
2.921
4.450–
4.701
Return to Terminals (U-turn) southbound exit and northbound entrance
3.758 6.048 Authorized Vehicles Only employee parking
Grapevine 4.362 7.020 Express South Parking
4.719 7.594 Terminal E
5.126 8.249 Terminal D, Grand Hyatt
5.218 8.398 Terminal C, Hyatt Regency
5.523 8.888 Terminal B
5.700 9.173 Terminal A
6.537 10.520 Express North Parking
6.646–
6.835
10.696–
11.000
Return to Terminals / Rental Cars (U-turn) northbound exit and southbound entrance
6.915 11.129 North Toll Plaza
7.116 11.452 Airfield Drive – Remote North Parking northbound exit and southbound entrance
7.529 12.117 I-635 east / SH 114 / SH 121 – Grapevine, Fort Worth, Dallas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 97". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Statewide Planning Map (Map). Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Airport overpasses to be opened today". Dallas Morning News. September 21, 1973. 
  4. ^ Google (March 23, 2012). "Overview Map of International Parkway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 23, 2012.