Interstate 10 in Texas

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Interstate 10 marker
Interstate 10
I-10 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length877.455 mi[1][a] (1,412.127 km)
Major junctions
West end I-10 / US 85 / US 180 at the New Mexico state line
East end I-10 / US 90 at the Louisiana state line
CountiesEl Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Reeves, Pecos, Crockett, Sutton, Kimble, Gillespie, Kerr, Kendall, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Gonzales, Fayette, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson, Orange
Highway system
RE 9 SH 10

Interstate 10 (I-10[b]) is the major east–west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States. In the U.S. state of Texas, it runs east from Anthony, at the border with New Mexico, through El Paso, San Antonio and Houston to the border with Louisiana in Orange, Texas. At just under 880 miles (1,420 km), the Texas segment of I-10, maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation, is the longest continuous untolled freeway in North America that is operated by a single authority.[3] It is also the longest stretch of Interstate Highway with a single designation within a single state.[c] Mile marker 880 and its corresponding exit number in Orange, Texas, are the highest numbered mile marker and exit on any freeway in North America. After widening was completed in 2008, a portion of the highway west of Houston is now also believed to be the widest in the world, at 26 lanes when including feeders.[4]

More than a third of I-10's entire length is located in Texas alone. El Paso, near the Texas–New Mexico state line, is 785 miles (1,263 km) from the western terminus of I-10 in Santa Monica, California, making it closer to Los Angeles than it is to Orange, Texas, 857 miles (1,379 km) away at the Texas–Louisiana state line. Likewise, Orange is only 789 miles (1,270 km) from the eastern terminus of I-10 in Jacksonville, Florida.


El Paso and West Texas[edit]

I-10 replaced and runs concurrently with U.S. Highway 85 (US 85) from the New Mexico state line up until the two diverge at mile marker 13. The two highways parallel each other for several miles until US 85 continues to head south to the border with Mexico and I-10 turns east towards Downtown El Paso. Prior to the Interstate Highway system, US 85 ran concurrent with US 80 from the New Mexico border until the two diverged in Downtown El Paso. When I-10 was constructed in downtown El Paso, several blocks were demolished, and a sub-grade trench was built for the freeway. A series of overpasses now carry the preexisting north–south surface streets over the east–west stretch of I-10 through downtown. I-10 replaced US 80 through El Paso and to the southeast and east to the present day junction of I-10 and I-20. US 80 along this route has been completely removed from the highway system in favor of I-10.[5]

At the junction with I-20, I-10 replaced US 290 eastward to the present day junction of I-10 and US 290 southeast of Junction. This section of US 290 was deleted from the highway system.[6] From this point to near Comfort, I-10 replaced State Highway 27 (SH 27). SH 27 still exists along this stretch, mostly paralleling I-10 to the south. From Comfort southeast to San Antonio, I-10 directly replaced US 87.

San Antonio and Central Texas[edit]

Aerial view from the northwest of San Antonio, with I-10, Frederickburg Road, and Martinez Creek in foreground

I-10 generally follows the alignment of US 87 on the northwest side of San Antonio into downtown. A new alignment was built to the south of downtown for the freeway since it was impossible to upgrade the surface streets in downtown that US 87 and US 90 followed prior to the Interstate Highway System. Southeast of downtown, I-10 curves back to the northeast to connect with the pre-interstate alignment of US 90.

Construction of portions of I-10 were well underway and completed prior to the commissioning of the highway in 1959. The section from Culebra Road to Woodlawn Avenue opened as the first freeway in San Antonio in 1949, but was signed as US 87. Expansion and construction continued in the 1950s, but the bulk of the construction occurred in the 1960s after the interstate was commissioned. The current alignment was completed by 1968.

Rapid growth in San Antonio has resulted in the original highway becoming quickly inadequate, resulting in the highway being in perpetual construction and expansion. In the 1980s the portion just northwest of downtown was reconstructed to add a double deck feature to expand the freeway to five lanes in each direction. In 1990, the interstate had only two lanes in each direction from Loop 1604 to where the double-deck freeway begins near downtown. Recent construction has expanded the freeway to five lanes in each direction from just outside the I-410 loop all the way into downtown. The I-10/I-410 interchange was reconstructed into a four-level stack interchange.[7]

Houston and East Texas[edit]

I-10 Katy Freeway in Houston, with managed lanes (HOV + EZ TAG). View toward East from connector ramp with West Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8)

When constructed during the 1960s, I-10 between Katy and Houston, known as the Katy Freeway,[8] was built with six to eight lanes wide barring side lanes, being modest by Houston standards because existing traffic demand to the farming area of West Houston was relatively low. As the population and economic activity increased in the area vehicular traffic increased, reaching an annual average daily traffic (AADT) of 238,000 vehicles just west of the West Loop in 2001.[9]

In 2000, increased traffic levels and congestion led to plans being approved for widening of the freeway to 16 lanes with a capacity for 200,000 cars per day. An old railway running along the north side of the freeway was demolished in 2002 in preparation for construction which began in 2004. The interior two lanes in each direction between SH 6 and west I-610, the Katy Freeway Managed Lanes or Katy Tollway, were built as high-occupancy toll lanes and are managed by the Harris County Toll Road Authority. The section just west of SH 6 to the Fort BendHarris county line opened in late June 2006.[10] Two intersections were rebuilt (Beltway 8 and I-610), toll booths were added, together with landscaping as part of Houston's Highway Beautification Project. Most of the section between Beltway 8 and SH 6 had been laid by September 2006 and work was completed in October 2008.

In 2011, I-10 was expanded to as many as 20 total lanes in Houston, but due to induced demand, travel times along the highway within the city increased as much as 30 percent.[11]

The Texas–Louisiana state line as seen from I-10

Tolls on the managed lanes vary by vehicle occupancy, axle count and time of day. High occupancy vehicles may travel for free at certain times.[12]

Severe flooding of the Sabine River occurred in March 2016. Days of continuous heavy rains, coupled with the controversial opening of the Toledo Bend Dam and the release of 207,000 to 208,000 cubic feet per second (5,900 to 5,900 m3/s) into the river, caused the closing of I-10.[13] The water level in Deweyville rose to 130-year record heights prompting a joint decision by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) to close I-10 for four days near Orange.[14]

Much of I-10 between Houston and Beaumont was shut down in late August 2017 as Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston and East Texas area with record rainfall.[citation needed] In 2020, Interstate 10 between Beaumont and the Louisiana state line was shut down due to debris and heavy rain caused by Hurricanes Delta and Laura.

Route description[edit]

Texas State Rep. Pete Gallego unveiling a new 80 mph (130 km/h) speed limit sign on I-10 near Fort Stockton.

West Texas[edit]

I-10 enters Texas northwest of El Paso near Anthony and travels southward, concurrent with US 85 and US 180. US 85 splits off in West El Paso at exit 13 (Sunland Park Drive, Paisano Drive), where US 85 heads south on Paisano Drive, through downtown El Paso, and ends at the Stanton Street Bridge and the border with Mexico via local streets. As of Summer 2016, I-10 through El Paso is undergoing a major construction project, which seeks to link North/South Desert Boulevard (the westside frontage roads) with Gateway East and Gateway West (the central and eastside frontage roads). Several miles of frontage road are being built where none previously existed. I-10/US 180 continues turning to the east towards downtown El Paso. I-10 then meets I-110 and US 54 (the "Patriot Freeway", or North–South Freeway) in a complex, three-level interchange referred to by locals as the "Spaghetti Bowl." I-10 and US 180 diverge east of downtown at exit 23B (Paisano Drive) as US 180 heads off to the northeast (joining US 62 and Paisano Drive northbound) and I-10 to the southeast. I-10's frontage road system is called Desert Boulevard in West El Paso, and Gateway Boulevard in Central and East El Paso. Of these, Gateway East Boulevard is the longest, extending continuously for roughly 22 miles (35 km). Heading towards Tornillo and Fabens, I-10 turns to the southeast and begins to parallel the Rio Grande and the Mexican border for approximately 60 miles (97 km).

I-10 leaves the Rio Grande with a primarily eastward heading. Just before entering the city of Van Horn, I-10 leaves the Mountain Time Zone and enters the Central Time Zone at the border of Hudspeth and Culberson counties. Just east of Kent, the western terminus of I-20 intersects with I-10. I-20 heads northeast towards the Dallas-Fort Worth area and I-10 continues to head east. US 67 runs concurrently with I-10 for a stretch and the La Entrada al Pacifico trade corridor is a part of this stretch of I-10. Near Junction, I-10 begins a more southeastwardly course as it heads toward the San Antonio metropolitan area. Near Comfort, I-10 and US 87 begin a concurrency that carries on into San Antonio.

Due to I-10 crossing some of the most rural and sparsely inhabited parts of the United States, notably the Trans-Pecos Region it has several unique features that differentiate it from other Interstate Highways. I-10 is one of the very few Interstates that has at-grade intersections (roads that intersect it at a 90-degree angle, as opposed to an overpass or underpass with on and off ramps). These are private access roads (mostly from large ranches) which occur over a limited stretch in western Texas.

The stretch from Kerr County to El Paso County has an 80 mph (129 km/h) speed limit, which was the highest in the nation,[15] until the opening of the 85 mph (137 km/h) southern section of Texas State Highway 130 on October 24, 2012.[16]

San Antonio and Central Texas[edit]

I-10 as an elevated freeway as it runs concurrently with I-35 in Downtown San Antonio.

I-10 is the busiest freeway in San Antonio with nearly 200,000 vehicles on an average day.[17] On the northwest side, I-10 is known as the McDermott Freeway, named after Robert F. McDermott, former dean of the United States Air Force Academy as well as CEO of San Antonio-based USAA. The highway enters the city concurrently with US 87 from the north and travels more in a north–south direction into downtown, rather than the east–west designation found on the Interstate Highway signs. The northern section from Loop 1604 to downtown serves one of the fastest growing areas of the city. A majority of the region's suburban office space is located along the corridor as are the headquarters for USAA, gasoline refiner and retailer Valero, South Texas Medical Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the Shops at La Cantera. I-10 intersects I-410 for the first time near Balcones Heights, a suburban city within San Antonio. The construction of a four-level interchange to accommodate the growing northwest side has been completed. Heavy commercial development dominates the landscape between I-410 and Loop 1604. Inside I-410, the route is lined with light industrial and residential areas.

I-45 and I-10/US 90 near Downtown Houston

As I-10 heads south into downtown, it splits into an upper level with three lanes in each direction and a lower level with two lanes in each direction. It was necessary to design the freeway this way in order to accommodate the amount of traffic heading into downtown and to fit into the narrow corridor that was surrounded by existing infrastructure. I-10 meets I-35 on the northwest side of downtown and it overlaps I-35 south to form the west side of the downtown loop. The I-35 exit numbers are carried through during the concurrency. I-10 and I-35 end their concurrency at a four-level interchange on the southwest side of downtown with the junction of US 90 from the west. I-35 continues to the south and I-10 and US 90 run concurrently to the east to form the south side of the downtown loop. This section of I-10 is known as the Jose Lopez Freeway, named after the Medal of Honor recipient. A four-level interchange with I-37 occurs approximately two miles (3.2 km) east of the interchange with I-35. I-10 heads east away from downtown through mainly residential neighborhoods on the east side of San Antonio. I-10's concurrency with US 87 ends just east of downtown where US 87 heads south towards Victoria. I-10 provides access to the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs, and to the Freeman Coliseum. Leaving San Antonio, I-10 again passes I-410 and Loop 1604. I-10 is known as the 90th Infantry Division Memorial Highway on this stretch east of San Antonio. I-10 and US 90 continue their concurrency until they diverge in Seguin. They continue from there on to Houston nearly paralleling each other with short stints of overlaps along the route.

Houston and East Texas[edit]

I-10 westbound passing downtown Houston

From the western suburb of Katy to downtown, I-10 is known as the Katy Freeway in Houston. This section was widened in 2008 to as many as 26 total lanes, counting the six lanes of the access (frontage) road, which feature traffic signals, and driveway access and are not limited-access and therefore not technically part of the freeway itself but are directly adjacent.[18] Between the West Beltway and the West Loop, the Katy Freeway features a basic configuration of fourteen lanes, featuring seven lanes each direction. This cross-section swells with auxiliary lanes, ramp lanes, and the inclusion of the frontage access roads, although those lanes are controlled by traffic signals. Including auxiliary lanes, ramp lanes, and the access frontage roads, the minimum lane count is 22 total lanes. In this section, the width is 24 lanes at multiple locations and up to 26 lanes east of Gessner Road (12 main lanes, eight lanes of access roads, and six mid-freeway HOT/HOV lanes). From the Fort Bend county line to I-610, there is a minimum of four main lanes in each direction.[19] The maximum number of undivided lanes at any point on the freeway is nine in the eastbound direction approaching Antoine Drive (though this includes one exit-only lane); this is one of the widest sections of undivided highway in a single direction in the world.[20] The widest right-of-way, 556 ft (169 m), occurs at the Katy Freeway's intersection with Bunker Hill;[21] at that point, the expansion plans called for six main lanes plus two toll lanes in each direction along with 10 lanes on the feeder/frontage roads. While this section still features fourteen through continuous lanes through the Bunker Hill interchange, when auxiliary lanes, ramp lanes, and the frontage access roads are included, the actual striping after construction delineates 29 lanes, including all 26 of the planned lanes plus an additional lane in each direction to enter or exit the toll lanes and one more turn lane on the eastbound feeder road.[22]

Between I-610 and I-45 west of downtown, the interstate contains at least five main lanes in each direction. Before 2008, this section had traditionally been the widest section of I-10 in the Houston area and the only one with a significant portion below grade. A project completed in 2014 added one extra auxiliary lane in each direction between Shepherd Drive and Taylor Street.[citation needed] In addition, the eastbound feeder road that ends at Studemont was extended to Taylor Street. As I-10 travels through downtown, it junctions with I-45 and I-69/US 59. Both interchanges feature left exits, allowing several lane shifts for through traffic. I-10 provides access to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and also runs through the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown

The section east of downtown Houston is officially known as the "East Freeway", although it is widely known by locals as the Baytown East Freeway or colloquially shortened to the Beast, due to a marketing push by Baytown,[citation needed] one of the largest cities in the Greater Houston Area. I-10 reaches Beaumont at an interchange with US 69/US 96/US 287 and it runs concurrently with the US Highways for 2.63 miles (4.23 km) and curves to the east again at a second interchange. At College Street (US 90), I-10 expands to eight lanes. I-10 meets US 90 again near the recently reconstructed Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River; these highways travel concurrently the remainder of the way across the state. I-10 reaches Orange County and passes through the towns of Rose City, Vidor, Pinehurst, and Orange. Business US 90-Y splits off and comes back to I-10 near the Sabine River Bridge over the Sabine River. At the river, I-10 finally leaves Texas and crosses into Louisiana.

Exit list[edit]

El PasoAnthony0.0000.000 I-10 west (US 85 north / US 180 west) – Las CrucesContinuation into New Mexico
0 FM 1905 – Anthony
Tourist Info Center; exit 1 (eastbound)
2 Spur 37 (Vinton Road) / Westway Drive
El Paso4.881–
5Check Station; eastbound only
6A Loop 375 east (Transmountain Road) / Spur 16 southSigned as exit 6 eastbound
6.92211.1406B Loop 375 east (Transmountain Road)Loop 375 exit 11B westbound to 10 westbound; westbound exit & eastbound entrance
8 SH 178 / Paseo del Norte, Artcraft Road
9Redd Road
11 SH 20 (Mesa Street)
12Resler DriveClosed; former westbound exit and eastbound entrance now connect to the frontage roads (US 85)
13 US 85 south (Paisano Drive/Sunland Park Drive) / SH 375 Toll east (Border West Expressway)Eastern end of US 85 concurrency
16Executive Center Boulevard
18ASchuster Avenue, University Avenue – U.T. El Paso
18BPorfirio Díaz Street, Franklin AvenueNo westbound entrance
19A SH 20 (Mesa Street) – Downtown El Paso, Convention Center, Tourist Information, Arts DistrictSigned as exit 19 eastbound; eastbound traffic enter Downtown via Wyoming Avenue
19.92232.06119BDowntown El Paso, Convention Center, Tourist Information, Arts DistrictWestbound exit only; downtown access via Missouri Avenue
20Dallas Street, Cotton Street
21Piedras Street
22A Loop 478 (Copia Street)
22B US 54 east (Patriot Freeway) / I-110 south – Alamogordo, Fort Bliss, JuárezUS 54 exit 21; I-110 exit 21A
23ARaynolds Street
23B US 62 / US 180 east (Paisano Drive) / Chelsea StreetEastern end of US 180 concurrency
23.78738.28124ATrowbridge DriveEastbound exit and entrance; westbound access is via exit 24
24.23238.99824BGeronimo DriveEastbound exit and entrance; westbound access is via exit 24
24.98040.20124Geronimo Drive, Trowbridge DriveWestbound exit and entrance; eastbound access is via exits 24A/B
25 Airway Boulevard – El Paso Airport
26Hawkins Boulevard
26.79343.11927Hunter Drive, Viscount BoulevardEastbound exit and entrance; westbound access is via exit 28A
28A FM 2316 (McRae Boulevard, Giles Road) / Sumac DriveAccess to Del Sol Medical Center-East
28BYarbrough Drive, Sumac Drive
29.66047.73329Lomaland DriveEastbound exit and entrance; westbound access is via exit 30
30Lee Trevino Drive
32 FM 659 (Zaragoza Road, George Dieter Road)
33.80054.39633Don Haskins DriveWestbound exit only
34 Loop 375 / Americas Avenue, Joe Battle BoulevardSigned as exits 34A (TX Loop 375) and 34B (Americas Avenue, Joe Battle Boulevard)
35Eastlake Boulevard
37 FM 1281 (Horizon Boulevard) – Horizon City, Socorro
42 FM 1110 – Clint, San Elizario
49 FM 793 – Fabens
51El Paso County Safety Rest Area
HudspethFort Hancock68.1109.668Acala Road
72.3116.472 Spur 148 – Fort Hancock
78.4126.278 SH 20 west – McNary
81.6131.381 FM 2217
85.1137.085Esperanza Road
87.6141.087 FM 34
95.4153.595Frontage RoadEastbound exit and entrance
98.9159.299Lasca Road
Sierra Blanca105.6169.9105 I-10 BL east (El Paso Street)Signed as exit 106 westbound
106.9172.0107 RM 1111 (Sierra Blanca Avenue)
108.5174.6108 I-10 BL west – Sierra BlancaWestbound exit only
132.7213.6133Frontage RoadWestbound exit and entrance
CulbersonVan Horn137.8221.8138 I-10 BL east / Golf Course Drive
139.7224.8140A US 90 / SH 54 (Van Horn Drive) – Valentine, Marfa, AlpineAccess to Culberson County Airport
140.6226.3140B I-10 BL west (Ross Drive)
Wild Horse146.3235.4146Wild Horse Road
Michigan Flat152.9246.1153Michigan Flat
Boracho166.0267.2166Boracho Station
172.6277.8173Hurds Draw Road
Kent176.3283.7176 SH 118 / RM 2424 – Kent, Fort Davis
Jeff Davis181.1291.5181Cherry Creek Road
Reeves186.2299.7186 I-10 east – San AntonioWestbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; provides access to I-10 east for travelers coming from I-20 west
186.8300.6187 I-20 east – Fort Worth, DallasNo eastbound entrance; left exit eastbound; no exit number eastbound; Fort Worth not signed westbound; western terminus of I-20
187.6301.9188Giffin Road
192.3309.5192 FM 3078 east – Toyahvale, Fort Davis
Balmorhea206.0331.5206 I-10 BL east / FM 2903 – Toyah, Balmorhea
209.0336.4209 I-10 BL west / SH 17 south – Balmorhea, Fort DavisWestern end of SH 17 concurrency
Saragosa211.5340.4212 SH 17 / FM 2448 – PecosEastern end of SH 17 concurrency
213.8344.1214 FM 2448Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
221.7356.8222Hoefs Road
Pecos229.1368.7229Hovey Road
235.2378.5235Mendel Road
240.8387.5241Kennedy Road
245.9395.7246Firestone Road
248.1399.3248 US 67 south / FM 1776 – Alpine, Marfa, Presidio, Sul Ross State UniversityWestern end of US 67 concurrency
252.3406.0253 FM 2037
Fort Stockton256.2412.3256 I-10 BL east – Fort Stockton
257.0413.6257 US 285 – Pecos, SandersonNo westbound entrance, access to Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport
258.5416.0259B SH 18 – MonahansSigned as exit 259 eastbound, access to Pecos County Memorial Hospital
259.3417.3259A FM 1053Eastbound access is via exit 259
260.8419.7261 I-10 BL west / US 385 south – Fort Stockton, MarathonWestern end of US 385 concurrency
263.8424.5264Warnock Road
271.5436.9272University Road
272.6438.7273 US 67 north / US 385 north – San Angelo, McCameyEastern end of US 67/US 385 concurrency; no eastbound entrance
276.6445.1277 RM 2023
284.4457.7285McKenzie Road
287.5462.7288Ligon Road
Bakersfield294.1473.3294 FM 11 – Bakersfield
298.4480.2298 RM 2886
US 190 to FM 305 – Iraan, McCamey
314.3505.8314Frontage Road
324.8522.7325 SH 290 / SH 349 – Iraan, Sheffield
Crockett327.8527.5328River Road
336.7541.9337Live Oak Road
343.1552.2343 SH 290 west – Sheffield
349.5562.5350 RM 2398 (Howard Draw Road)
360.8580.7361 RM 2083 (Pandale Road)
Ozona363.4584.8363 Loop 466 / RM 2398 – Ozona
365.2587.7365 SH 163 – Sterling City, ComstockAccess to Ozona Municipal Airport
367.5591.4368 Loop 466 – Ozona
371.8598.4372Taylor Box Road
Sutton380.9613.0381 RM 1312Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
387.3623.3388 RM 1312Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
391.8630.5392 RM 1312 / RM 1989 (Caverns of Sonora Road)
Sonora399.3642.6399 Loop 467 – SonoraEastbound exit and westbound entrance
400.0643.7400 US 277 – San Angelo, Del RioAccess to Sonora Municipal Airport
403.8649.9404 Loop 467 / RM 864 / RM 3130 – Sonora, Fort McKavett
To RM 3130 / Allison Road
420.0675.9420 RM 3130 (Baker Road)
To RM 3130 / Harrell Road
KimbleRoosevelt436.9703.1437 Loop 291 – RooseveltEastbound exit and westbound entrance
438.2705.2438 Loop 291 – RooseveltWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
440.7709.2442 Loop 291 / RM 1674 – Fort McKavett
444.8715.8445 RM 1674Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
451.1726.0451 RM 2291 (Cleo Road)
US 83 north / US 377 to Loop 481 – Junction, Menard
Western end of US 83 concurrency, access to Kimble Hospital
457.3736.0457 FM 2169 (Martinez Street) – Junction
459.8740.0460 Loop 481 – Junction, Texas Tech University Center at JunctionWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
461.5742.7462 US 83 south – LeakeyEastern end of US 83 concurrency
Segovia464.5747.5465 FM 2169 – Segovia
471.3758.5472 RM 479 / FM 2169 / Old Segovia Road
475.6765.4476Stapp Ranch RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
476.6767.0477 US 290 east – Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Austin
Kerr483.9778.8484Midway Road
Mountain Home487.5784.6488 SH 27 – Mountain Home, Ingram
489.8788.3490 SH 41 – Mountain Home, Rocksprings
491.8791.5492 RM 479
No major junctions
Kerr501.1806.4501 FM 1338
Kerrville504.8812.4505 RM 783 – Harper, Kerrville, Ingram
507.7817.1508 SH 16 – Kerrvilleaccess to Peterson Regional Medical Center, Kerrville VA Medical Center
519.5836.1520 FM 1341
US 87 north / US 87 Bus. south – San Angelo, Comfort, Fredericksburg
Western end of US 87 concurrency
US 87 Bus. north / FM 1621 – Comfort, Waring
526.6847.5527 FM 1621 / FM 289 – WaringEastbound access is via exit 524
532.7857.3533 FM 289 – Welfare
US 87 Bus. south – Boerne
Business Route
537.6865.2538Ranger Creek RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
538.7867.0539Johns Road
540.1869.2540 SH 46 – New Braunfels, Banderaaccess to Boerne-Methodist Hospital
US 87 Bus. north – Boerne
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
542.8873.6543Boerne Stage Road, Cascade Caverns Road
BexarFair Oaks Ranch544.6876.4545Balcones Creek Road, Dietz Elkhorn RoadConstruction on a new interchange
546.1878.9546Fair Oaks Parkway / Tarpon Drive
548.2882.2548Old Fredericksburg Road / Buckskin Drive
Leon Springs549.5884.3550 FM 3351 (Ralph Fair Road)
San Antonio550.6886.1551Boerne Stage Road – Leon SpringsEastbound access is via exit 550
552.9889.8552Dominion Drive
553.8891.3554Camp Bullis Road
553.9891.4555La Cantera Parkway – Fiesta Texas
555.3893.7556A Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop)
555.8894.5556B Frontage RoadAccess to Via Park and Ride
557.0896.4557UTSA Boulevard – University of Texas at San AntonioFormer Spur 53
557.4897.0558De Zavala Road
558.3898.5559 Spur 345 south (Fredericksburg Road)Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; access to South Texas Medical Center
559.0899.6Woodstone Drive / De Zavala RoadNo eastbound exit
558.9899.5560A Huebner RoadWestbound access is via exit 560; access to South Texas Medical Center
559.8900.9560BFrontage RoadEastbound exit and entrance
560.4901.9560 Ramsgate DriveWestbound exit and entrance; access to South Texas Medical Center
560.3901.7561 Wurzbach RoadAccess to South Texas Medical Center
561.3903.3562 Medical DriveWestbound access is via exit 561; access to South Texas Medical Center
562.7905.6563Callaghan RoadEastbound access is via exit 562
562.8905.7564 I-410 (Connally Loop)I-410 exit 16; access to San Antonio International Airport
563.0906.1565A Crossroads Boulevard – Balcones HeightsAccess to Methodist Texan Hospital
564.3908.2565BVance Jackson Road
565.2909.6566AWest Avenue
566.0910.9566BFresno Drive
566.2911.2566CHildebrand Avenue, Fulton AvenueSigned as exit 567A westbound
567.3913.0567 Loop 345 (Fredericksburg Road) / Woodlawn AvenueSigned as exit 567B westbound; westbound exit via lower level
568.1914.3568ACincinnati AvenueWestbound exit via lower level and eastbound entrance via lower level
568.5914.9568B Spur 421 (Culebra Avenue) – BanderaSigned as exit 568 eastbound; access via upper level
568.7915.2569AColorado StreetSigned as exit 569 westbound; access via lower level; no eastbound entrance
569.0915.7569BFrio Street – Downtown San AntonioEastbound exit via lower level and entrance via lower level
569.1915.9569CSanta Rosa Street – Downtown San AntonioEastbound exit via upper level and westbound entrance via upper level
569.6916.7570 I-35 north (Pan Am Expressway) – AustinWestern end of I-35 concurrency; no exit number westbound (concurrent section uses I-35 exit numbers); I-35 exit 156 southbound
See I-35
572.2920.9572 US 90 west (Rodriguez Freeway) – Del Rio, Lackland AFB, Port San AntonioWestern end of US 90 concurrency
572.4921.2 I-35 south (Pan Am Expressway) – LaredoEastern end of I-35 concurrency; exit 153 northbound
To Spur 536 (Roosevelt Avenue) / Probandt Street
574.1923.9574 I-37 / US 281 (Adams Freeway) – Corpus Christi, Johnson City, Downtown San Antonio, The AlamoI-37 exit 139, access to San Antonio Amtrak Station
574.9925.2575Pine Street, Hackberry Street
575.1925.5576New Braunfels Avenue, Gevers Street
576.5927.8577 US 87 south (Roland Avenue) – VictoriaEastern end of US 87 concurrency
577.4929.2578Pecan Valley Drive, M. L. King Drive
578.5931.0579Houston Street, Commerce Street
579.6932.8580 Loop 13 (W. W. White Road)
580.4934.1581 I-410 (Connally Loop) / SH 130 southWestern end of SH 130 concurrency; I-410 exit 33
581.4935.7582Ackerman Road – KirbyNo access from 10 eastbound, exit is from 410 to 10 eastbound.
581.7936.2583Foster Road
582.6937.6584Woodlake Parkway
585.2941.8585 FM 1516 – Converse
586.8944.4587 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – Randolph AFB, Universal City
588.6947.3589Graytown Road, Pfeil Road
591.2951.4591 FM 1518 – Schertz
Converse593.1954.5593 FM 2538 (Trainer Hale Road)
GuadalupeMarion594.8957.2595Zuehl Road
596.7960.3597Santa Clara Road
598.5963.2599 FM 465 – Marion
600.1965.8600Schwab Road
601.0967.2601 FM 775 – New Berlin, La Vernia

US 90 east to US 90 Alt. – Seguin
Eastern end of US 90 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
603.8971.7604 FM 725 – Lake McQueeney
604.9973.5605 FM 464
606.4975.9607 SH 46 / FM 78 – New Braunfels, Lake McQueeney
SH 123 Bus. (Austin Street)
609.5980.9610 SH 123 – San Marcos, Stockdale
611.5984.1612 US 90 – Seguin
613.8987.8614 SH 130 Toll north – Austin, WacoEastern end of SH 130 concurrency
Kingsbury616.8992.6617 FM 2438 – Kingsbury
619.2996.5619Guadalupe County Safety Rest AreaSigned as exit 618 eastbound
619.6997.1620 FM 1104 – Kingsbury
625.21,006.2625Darst Field Road
Luling627.41,009.7628 SH 80 – Nixon, Luling, San Marcos
US 183 to US 90 – Gonzales, Cuero, Luling, Lockhart, Austin
Gonzales636.81,024.8637 FM 794 – Harwood
642.31,033.7642 SH 304 – Bastrop, Gonzales
649.01,044.5649 SH 97 – Waelder, Gonzales
652.41,049.9653 US 90 – Waelder
FayetteFlatonia661.21,064.1661 SH 95 / FM 609 – Flatonia, Smithville, La Grange, Moulton, Shiner
667.61,074.4668 FM 2238 – Engle
Schulenburg673.61,084.1674 US 77 – Schulenburg, La Grange
676.91,089.4677 US 90
ColoradoWeimar681.41,096.6682 FM 155 – Weimar, La Grange
689.11,109.0689 US 90 / Hattermann Lane
692Colorado County Safety Rest Area
FM 2434 to SH 71 west – Glidden, La Grange
Columbus693.81,116.6695 SH 71 west – La Grange, AustinWestern end of SH 71 concurrency; no eastbound exit
SH 71 east / SH 71 Bus. – Columbus, El Campo
Eastern end of SH 71 concurrency
698.11,123.5698 US 90 west / Alleyton Road – ColumbusWestern end of US 90 concurrency
699.41,125.6699 FM 102 – Eagle Lake
703.51,132.2704 FM 949 – Bernardo, Cat Spring
708.91,140.9709 FM 2761 / Bernardo Road – Bernardo
Austin711.31,144.7713Beckendorff Road
Sealy715.51,151.5716Pyka Road
717.51,154.7718 US 90 east / FM 3538Eastern end of US 90 concurrency
719.31,157.6720 SH 36 – Sealy, Rosenberg, Bellville
720.21,159.0720AOutlet Center DriveEastbound exit only
721.51,161.1721 US 90 westWestern end of US 90 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
San Felipe722.21,162.3723 FM 1458 – San Felipe, Frydek
724.71,166.3725Mlcak RoadEastbound access is via exit 723
725.41,167.4726Chew RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Waller727.81,171.3729Peach Ridge Road, Donigan Road (US 90 east)Eastern end of US 90 concurrency; signed as exit 730 westbound
Brookshire731.11,176.6731 FM 1489 (Koomey Road) – Simonton
731.91,177.9732 FM 359 – Brookshire, FulshearNo eastbound exit; eastbound exit is via exit 731
733.91,181.1734Woods Road
Katy735.01,182.9735Igloo Road, Jordan Ranch BoulevardNo westbound entrance
736.11,184.6737Pederson Road
738.41,188.3739Cane Island Parkway
Fort Bend739.11,189.5740 FM 1463No eastbound exit
739.81,190.6741Pin Oak RoadWestbound access is via exit 740
Harris741.11,192.7 US 90 west / Katy Mills BoulevardWestern end of US 90 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
741.51,193.3742Katy-Fort Bend County RoadEastbound access is via exit 741
741.81,193.8743A SH 99 (Frontage Road)Signed as exit 743 westbound; access to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
742.31,194.6743B SH 99 Toll north / SH 99 south (Grand Parkway)
743.21,196.1745Mason Road
744.61,198.3746Westgreen Boulevard
745.51,199.8747AFry Road
746.51,201.4747BGreenhouse Road
Houston747.31,202.7748 Barker–Cypress RoadAccess to West Houston Airport and Methodist West Houston Hospital
748.61,204.8750Park Ten Boulevard
749.81,206.7751 SH 6
750.61,208.0I-10 Toll lanes (Katy Tollway)West end of Katy Tollway
751.41,209.3Addicks Park & RideInterchange for Katy Tollway only
751.11,208.8753AEldridge Parkway
752.61,211.2753BDairy Ashford Road
753.31,212.3754Kirkwood Road
754.31,213.9755Wilcrest Drive
755.81,216.3756A Beltway 8 (Frontage Road)Eastbound access is via exit 755
755.11,215.2756B Sam Houston TollwaySigned as exit 756 eastbound
755.91,216.5757 Gessner RoadAccess to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
757.21,218.6758Bunker Hill Road
757.91,219.7759ABlalock Road, Echo LaneSigned as exit 759 eastbound
758.71,221.0759BCampbell RoadEastbound access is via exit 759
758.81,221.2760Bingle Road, Voss Road
759.71,222.6761AWirt Road, Chimney Rock RoadSigned as exit 761 eastbound
761.01,224.7761BAntoine Drive, Silber RoadEastbound access is via exit 761
760.71,224.2North Post Oak Road – NW Transit CenterEastbound exit only for Katy Tollway
761.51,225.5I-10 Toll lanes (Katy Tollway)East end of Katy Tollway
761.01,224.7762Silber Road, North Post Oak Road, Katy RoadSigned as exit 762B westbound; Katy Road not signed eastbound
762.01,226.3763 I-610 (West Loop Freeway)I-610 exit 11; entrance from I-610 south includes direct entrance ramp from US 290 (Northwest Freeway)
762.81,227.6 US 290 (Express Lanes)HOV/toll exit; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
763.51,228.7764Washington Avenue, Westcott Street
764.31,230.0765AT. C. Jester Boulevard
764.61,230.5765BDurham Drive, Shepherd Drive, Patterson Street
765.31,231.6766Yale Street, Heights Boulevard
765.81,232.4767AStudemont DriveEastbound exit and westbound entrance
766.51,233.6767BTaylor Street
768 I-45 (North Freeway, Gulf Freeway) – Dallas, GalvestonSigned as exits 768A (north) and 768B (south); left exits eastbound; I-45 exits 48A-B
768.11,236.1769A Smith Street – Downtown HoustonEastbound exit and westbound entrance, access to Houston Amtrak station
768.51,236.8769B San Jacinto Street, Main StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance, access to Houston Amtrak station
768.61,236.9769CMcKee Street, Hardy StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
770 I-69 / US 59 (Eastex Freeway) – Victoria, ClevelandI-69/US 59 exit 132; signed as exits 770A (south) & 770C (north)
769.31,238.1770BJensen Drive, Meadow Street, Gregg Street
770.41,239.8771AWaco Street
770.91,240.6771BLockwood DriveNo westbound entrance
771.51,241.6772Kress Street, Lathrop Street
US 90 Alt. (North Wayside Drive)
772.91,243.9773BMcCarty Drive
773.71,245.1774Gellhorn DriveEastbound exit and westbound entrance
773.91,245.5775A I-610 (East Loop Freeway)I-610 exit 26
774.11,245.8775B US 90 east (Crosby Freeway) – LibertyEastern end of US 90 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
775.11,247.4776AMercury Drive - Jacinto City, Galena Park
775.51,248.0776BJohn Ralston Road, Holland Avenue
776.41,249.5778A FM 526 (Federal Road)Westbound access is via exit 778
777.61,251.4778BNormandy StreetSigned as exit 778 westbound
778.51,252.9779AWestmont StreetWestbound exit only
778.61,253.0779B Market Street Road, Uvalde RoadSigned as exit 780 eastbound; access to East Houston Regional Medical Center
Channelview779.61,254.6780Freeport StreetEastbound access is via exit 779B
780.11,255.4781A Beltway 8 (Frontage Road)Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
780.51,256.1781 Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway)Signed as exit 781B eastbound, 781A westbound
781.31,257.4781BMarket StreetWestbound exit only
781.21,257.2782Dell Dale AvenueNo westbound entrance
782.21,258.8783Sheldon Road
783.11,260.3784Cedar Lane, Bayou Drive
784.41,262.4785Magnolia Avenue
785.51,264.1786Monmouth Drive
Baytown787.01,266.6787Crosby-Lynchburg Road
787.51,267.4788 Spur 330 east – BaytownWestbound access is via exit 787
788.51,269.0789Thompson Road
789.21,270.1790Ellis School RoadWestbound exit only
789.91,271.2790Wade RoadWestbound access is via exit 791
790.61,272.3791John Martin Road
791.51,273.8792 Garth RoadAccess to San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
792.61,275.6793North Main Street
794.11,278.0795Sjolander Road
795.21,279.8796Frontage RoadSigned as exit 796B westbound
ChambersMont Belvieu796.71,282.2798 SH 146 – Mont Belvieu, Baytown, DaytonSigned as exit 797 eastbound
798.61,285.2799 SH 99 Toll (Grand Parkway)
799.91,287.3800 FM 3180 (Eagle Drive)
Cove802.41,291.3803 FM 565 – Cove, Old River-Winfree
804.61,294.9805Trinity River Boat Ramp TurnaroundEastbound exit and westbound entrance
805.71,296.6806Frontage RoadWestbound entrance only
809.01,302.0810 FM 563 – Anahuac, Liberty
810.61,304.5811Turtle Bayou TurnaroundEastbound exit only
811.21,305.5813 SH 61 – Hankamer, AnahuacSigned as exit 812 eastbound
814.01,310.0815Frontage Road, Wallace Road - Rest AreaSigned as exit 814 eastbound; rest areas off each direction's respective Frontage Road
816.01,313.2817 FM 1724
818.31,316.9819Jenkins Road
821.81,322.6822 FM 1410
Winnie826.51,330.1827 FM 1406
827.41,331.6828 SH 73 / SH 124 – Winnie, Port ArthurEastbound exit and westbound entrance

FM 1663 to SH 73 / SH 124 – Winnie, Galveston
Jefferson832.31,339.5833Hamshire Road
837.71,348.1838 FM 365 – Fannett, Nome
842.81,356.4843Smith Road
Beaumont844.41,358.9845 FM 364 (Major Drive)Westbound access is via exit 847
846.11,361.7847Brooks RoadEastbound access is via exit 845
847.51,363.9848Walden Road
848.61,365.7849 US 69 south / US 96 south / US 287 south – Port ArthurWestern end of US 69/US 96/US 287 concurrency; access to Jack Brooks Regional Airport
849.51,367.1850Washington BoulevardEastbound access is via exit 849
850.11,368.1851 US 90 (College Street) – LibertyWestern end of US 90 concurrency; access to Baptist Beaumont Hospital
851.51,370.4852ALaurel AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
850.51,368.7852BCalder Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Gladys Avenue
851.71,370.7853A US 69 north / US 96 north / US 287 north – Lufkin, JasperEastern end of US 69/US 96/US 287 concurrency
852.21,371.5853B11th Street
852.91,372.6853C7th StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
853.41,373.4854 Spur 380 (M. L. King Parkway)
854.21,374.7855AWillow Street – Downtown Beaumont
854.31,374.9855BMagnolia Avenue, Pine StreetEastbound access is via exit 854
Orange855.31,376.5856Old Highway 90 – Rose CityEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Rose City857.31,379.7858Asher Turnaround – Rose City
858.31,381.3859Dewitt Road, Bonner Turnaround, Asher Turnaround
Vidor859.51,383.2860 FM 105 (N Main Street) – VidorWestbound access is via exit 861
860.41,384.7861Tram Road, Old HighwayWestbound access is via exit 862B
860.61,385.0861A SH 12 – Mauriceville, DeweyvilleWestbound exit signed as exit 862B
861.81,386.9862ATimberlane Drive, Lakeside StreetEastbound exit only
863.21,389.2864 FM 1132 (Evangeline Drive) / FM 1135 (Kishi Road)
864.61,391.4865Doty RoadWestbound exit only
866.51,394.5867Frontage RoadEastbound exit only
867.71,396.4869 FM 1442 – Bridge City
869.21,398.8870 FM 1136
871.31,402.2872North Mimosa Lane, Jackson DriveWestbound exit only
Orange871.81,403.0873 SH 62 / SH 73 – Bridge City, Port Arthur, Mauriceville
US 90 Bus. east – Pinehurst
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastbound entrance is via Womack Road
873.31,405.4875Womack RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
OrangePinehurst line873.51,405.8 FM 3247 (M. L. King Jr. Drive)Signed eastbound as exit 874; separate westbound exit from Womack Road; access to Baptist Orange Hospital
874.71,407.7Woodlark StreetEastbound exit and entrance only
Adams Bayou875.61,409.1Bridge; PinehurstOrange line
Orange875.71,409.3876Frontage Road – Adams BayouClosed for construction; normally westbound exit only
875.81,409.5877 SH 87 (16th Street) – Orange, NewtonNo westbound exit (closed for construction)
US 90 Bus. west (Simmons Drive)
878.71,414.1879Texas Travel Information CenterEastbound access is via exit 880
879.01,414.6880Sabine River TurnaroundEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Sabine River879.61,415.6TexasLouisiana line
I-10 / US 90 east – Lake CharlesContinuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related highways[edit]

I-10 has four business loops within the state. All of these routes are in the far western Trans-Pecos region. These routes are located along the former routes of US 80 and US 290 and include Bus. I-10-C in Sierra Blanca, Bus. I-10-D in Van Horn, Bus. I-10-F in Balmorhea, and Bus. I-10-G in Fort Stockton.

I-10 has three auxiliary routes in Texas:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The certified mileage given is shorter than the actual mileage as TxDOT considers I-10 to be discontinuous at rather than concurrent with I-35 in San Antonio.
  2. ^ Some sources use "IH 10", as "IH" is an abbreviation used by the Texas Department of Transportation for Interstate Highways.[2]
  3. ^ U.S. Highway 83 is about 10 miles (16 km) longer than I-10 within Texas.


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Interstate Highway No. 10". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 21, 2006.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Highway Designations Glossary". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Texas Advisory Committee (August 2011). Human Trafficking in Texas: More Resources and Resolve Needed to Stem Surge of Modern Day Slavery (Report). United States Commission on Civil Rights. p. 4. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Christian, Carol (May 13, 2015). "Bragging rights or embarrassment? Katy Freeway at Beltway 8 is world's widest". Houston Chronicle. Hearst. Retrieved January 4, 2016. Note that China has a 50-lane toll plaza approach on a freeway.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 21, 2006.
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 290". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 21, 2006.
  7. ^ Purcell, Brian (December 6, 2010). "San Antonio Freeway System: History". The Texas Highway Man Pages. Retrieved July 13, 2013.[unreliable source]
  8. ^ "Katy Freeway Opens (1968)". Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "24 Hour Saturation Counts". H-GAC Transportation Department. Archived from the original on August 8, 2006. Retrieved September 20, 2006.
  10. ^ "Governor Perry and Rep. Culberson Join TxDOT for Katy Frwy Ribbon Cutting" (Press release). Katy Freeway Public Information Office. June 26, 2006. Retrieved September 20, 2006.
  11. ^ "Asphalt, Gridlock and Common Sense". Governing. May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  12. ^ "Toll Road Info". Harris County Toll Road Authority. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  13. ^ Manning, Johnathan (March 10, 2016). "Water Rages from Toledo Bend Dam at Record Pace". Lake Charles, LA: KPLC-TV. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  14. ^ Wells, Carlie Kollath (March 19, 2016). "I-10 Closed at Texas–Louisiana Line for 4th Day Due to Flooding". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  15. ^ Fernandez, Manny (September 10, 2012). "Reclaiming the Title of Fastest in the Land". The New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  16. ^ "85 MPH! Texas to Open Tollway with Fastest Speed Limit in Nation". NBC News. September 6, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  17. ^ 2004 San Antonio District Traffic Map (PDF) (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 27, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2006.
  18. ^ Schematic Layout: IH 10 Katy Frwy, IH 10 at Bunker Hill Road (PDF) (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Lane Configurations". Katy Freeway. Texas Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014.
  20. ^ Google (September 21, 2006). "Interstate 10 lanes at Antoine Drive" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 21, 2006.
  21. ^ Slotboom, Erik (2003). Houston Freeways: A Historical and Visual Journey (PDF). [S.l.]: O.F. Slotboom. p. 214. ISBN 978-0974160535.
  22. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (January 20, 2015). "9669 I-10, Houston, TX 77024" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  23. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2018). "Statewide Planning Map LRS Readout (ArcGIS)". Retrieved October 4, 2019.

External links[edit]

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