Interstate 20 in Texas

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This article is about the section of Interstate 20 in Texas. For the entire route, see Interstate 20.

Interstate 20 marker

Interstate 20
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 636.08 mi[1] (1,023.67 km)
Existed: 1959 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-10 at Scroggins Draw
  I-30 near Fort Worth
I-35W in Fort Worth
I-35E in Dallas
I-45 in Hutchins
Future plate blue.svgNo image wide.svg
I-369 / US 59 near Marshall
East end: I-20 near Greenwood, LA
Highway system
SH 19 SH 20

Interstate 20 in Texas (abbreviated I-20 or IH-20) is a major east–west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States, running east from a junction with Interstate 10 east of Kent, Texas, through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the border with Louisiana near Waskom, Texas. The original distance of Interstate 20 was 647 miles (1,041 km) from I-10 to the Louisiana border, reduced to the current distance of 636 miles (1,024 km) with the rerouting of I-20 in the 1980s and 1990s. I-20 is known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

History[edit]

Interstate 20 in Texas was designated in 1959, and was to replace or run parallel to U.S. Route 80. Initial construction began from east to west and as bypass loops around larger cities. By 1967, the highway was complete from the Louisiana border to the western side of Fort Worth on a route to the south of US 80, with slower construction in the lesser populated areas of West Texas concurrent with US 80. In 1971, I-20 was rerouted across the southern side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with the old section through downtown Dallas and Fort Worth being redesignated as Interstate 30. In 1991, the entire concurrent designation of US 80 was removed from the I-10 interchange to Dallas.

Route description[edit]

West Texas[edit]

I-20 begins at a junction with I-10 in a desolate region of West Texas about 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Kent. I-20 leaves the interchange with I-10 with a speed limit of 80 until Milemarker 89. Interstate 20 also generally heads to the east-northeast passing by the cities of Odessa and Midland while transitioning from the West Texas desert to the prairie. I-20 runs concurrently with the La Entrada al Pacífico corridor from its junction with US 385 in Odessa to its junction with FM 1788 near Midland International Airport. Near Sweetwater, I-20 begins to head east as it heads towards the city of Abilene. In Abilene, I-20 curves towards the north and transverses the northern part of the city while also forming the northern arc of the loop around the city. I-20 continues heading east from Abilene until the town of Eastland when I-20 takes a more northeasterly route towards Weatherford while transitioning from the West Texas prairie to the central plains of North Texas as the terrain grows hilly. In Weatherford, I-20 again heads back towards the east as it heads towards the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Dallas-Fort Worth area[edit]

I-20 in southern Fort Worth

I-20 interchanges with I-30 west of Fort Worth with I-30 heading east and I-20 to the southeast. I-20 heads back towards the east when it interchanges with Interstate 820. I-20 forms the southern arc of the complete loop around the city of Fort Worth, and serves as the southernmost west–east freeway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Interchanging with I-35W south of downtown Fort Worth, I-20 heads east towards Dallas passing through Arlington, where it is also known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.[2] From Arlington, I-20 passes into Dallas County at Grand Prairie and heads east in to Dallas, interchanging with I-35E south of downtown and I-45 shortly after. I-20 intersects with I-635 (where it completes a three-quarter loop around the city) on Dallas' southeast side before heading east towards East Texas. The interstate varies from 4 to 10 lanes from its I-30 junction near Weatherford to its US-80 junction near Terrell.

East Texas[edit]

travel information center located at I-20 exit 635.

I-20 leaves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and heads generally to the east-southeast through East Texas. I-20 begins heading to the east as it passes to the north of the city of Tyler at Lindale, Texas. The intersection of I-20 at US 69 in Lindale is the highest traffic count intersection on I-20 east of Terrell to the Louisiana state line. From Lindale, I-20 continues east, going through Kilgore in the piney woods region of East Texas. I-20 leaves the state of Texas near Waskom and just west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Auxiliary route[edit]

Interstate 20 has one auxiliary route in Texas.

  • Interstate 820 is a 35.2-mile (56.6 km) loop around the city of Fort Worth. I-20 absorbed the southern section as part of its relocation to the south and I-30 being extended westward over the old alignment of I-20 through the center of town.[3]

Business routes[edit]

All of the business loops within Texas are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Interstate 20 has fifteen business loops in the state, all located in western Texas. Along I-20, TxDOT identifies each business route as Business Interstate 20 followed by an alphabetic suffix. Along Texas Interstates, the alphabetic suffixes on business route names ascend eastward and northward. There are gaps in the alphabetic values to allow for future system expansion. The alphabetic naming suffixes are included as small letters on the bottom of route shields.

Texas State Loop 254 takes the place of a business route in Ranger, Texas, and follows the original route of U.S. Route 80.

I-20 business routes in Texas generally follow the path of the former US 80 through the central portions of towns now bypassed by the Interstate route.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Reeves 0.00 0.00 I-10 west – El Paso National western terminus; access to I-10 east via I-10 exit 186
I-10 Eastbound entrance only; I-10 exit 187
3 Stocks Road
7 Johnson Road
13 McAlpine Road
Toyah 22 FM 2903 – Toyah
29 Shaw Road
33 FM 869
37 BL I-20 east – Pecos
Pecos 39 SH 17 – Fort Davis, Balmorhea
40 Country Club Drive
42 US 285 – Fort Stockton, Carlsbad
44 Collie Road
Ward 49 FM 516 – Barstow
52 BL I-20 west – Barstow Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
58 Frontage Road
Pyote 66 SH 115 / FM 1927 – Pyote, Kermit
70 Spur 65
Wickett 73 FM 1219 – Wickett
76 BL I-20 east – Monahans
Thorntonville 79 Loop 464
Monahans 80 SH 18 – Kermit, Fort Stockton
83 BL I-20 west – Monahans
86 PR 41 – Monahans Sandhills State Park
Crane
No major junctions
Ector 93 FM 1053 – Fort Stockton
101 FM 1601 – Penwell
104 FM 866 – Goldsmith
108 Moss Avenue – Meteor Crater
112 BL I-20 east / FM 1936 – Odessa
113 SH 302 / Loop 338 – Kermit
Odessa 115 FM 1882 (County Road West)
116 US 385 – Andrews, Crane Access to Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center
118 FM 3503 / Grandview Avenue
120 JBS Parkway
121 Loop 338 – Odessa
Midland 126 FM 1788 / SH 349 north – UT Permian Basin CEED Western end of SH 349 overlap
Midland 131 SH 158 west / Loop 250 – Midland Western end of SH 158 overlap
134 Midkiff Road
135 Cotton Flat Road
136
Bus. SH 349 / SH 349 south – Rankin, Lamesa
Eastern end of SH 349 overlap
137 Old Lamesa Road
138 SH 158 east / FM 715 – Garden City, San Angelo Eastern end of SH 158 overlap
140 FM 307 – Greenwood Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
143 Loop 250
144 BL I-20 west / Loop 250 – Midland No westbound entrance
Martin 151 FM 829 Westbound exit and entrance
154 BL I-20 east – Stanton
Stanton 156 SH 137 – Lamesa Access to Martin County Hospital
158 BL I-20 west – Stanton
Howard 165 FM 818
169 FM 2599
171 Moore Field Road
172 Cauble Road
Big Spring 174 BL I-20 east – Big Spring
176 SH 176 – Andrews
177 US 87 – San Angelo, Lamesa
178 SH 350 – Snyder
179 BL I-20 west – Big Spring
181A FM 700
181B Refinery Road
182 Midway Road
184 Moss Lake Road – Sand Springs
186 Salem Road – Sand Springs
Coahoma 188 FM 820 – Coahoma
189 McGregor Road
190 Snyder Field Road
192 FM 821
194A East Howard Field Road
195 Frontage Road No eastbound entrance
Mitchell 199 Iatan Road
200 Conaway Road
206 BL I-20 east / FM 670 – Westbrook
Westbrook 207 BL I-20 west – Westbrook
209 Dorn Road
210 FM 2836
212 FM 1229
213 BL I-20 east / Enderly Road – Colorado City
Colorado City 215 FM 3525 TDCJ - 80 John Wallace Unit, Dick Ware Unit
216
SH 208 north / Bus. SH 208 – Snyder, Colorado City
Western end of SH 208 overlap
217 SH 208 south – San Angelo Eastern end of SH 208 overlap
219A Country Club Road Signed as exit 219 eastbound
219B BL I-20 west – Colorado City Eastbound exit is via exit 219
220 FM 1899
221 Lasky Road
223 Lucas Road
224 BL I-20 east – Loraine
Loraine 225 FM 644 south
226A FM 644 north Eastbound exit is via exit 225
226B BL I-20 west / Wimberley Road
227 Narrell Road
Nolan 230 FM 1230
235 BS I-20 east – Roscoe
Roscoe 236 FM 608 – Roscoe
237 Cemetery Road
238A US 84 west – Lubbock, Snyder Western end of US 84 overlap; no eastbound exit
238B Blackland Road
238C Frontage Road Eastbound exit and entrance
239 May Road No access across I-20
240 Loop 170
Sweetwater 241 BL I-20 east – Sweetwater
242 Hopkins Road
243 Hillsdale Road, Robert Lee Street
244
SH 70 south / Bus. SH 70 – Sweetwater, San Angelo
Western end of SH 70 overlap
245 Arizona Avenue Westbound exit only
246 Alabama Avenue
Sweetwater 247 BL I-20 west / SH 70 north – Sweetwater, Roby Eastern end of SH 70 overlap
249 FM 1856
251 Eskota Road
255 Adrian Road
256 Stink Creek Road
258 White Flat Road
259 Sylvester Road
Taylor 261 BL I-20 east – Trent
Trent 262 FM 1085
263 BL I-20 west – Trent
264 Noodle Dome Road
266 Derstine Road
267 BL I-20 east – Merkel
Merkel 269 FM 126
270 BL I-20 west / FM 1235 – Merkel
272 Wimberly Road
274 Wells Lane
Tye 277 BL I-20 east / FM 707 – Tye
278 BL I-20 west – Tye
Abilene 279 BL I-20 east / US 84 east – Abilene Eastern end of US 84 overlap; no westbound exit
280 Fulwiler Road
281 FM 3438 (Hayter Road) – Dyess AFB
282 Shirley Road / Ambler Avenue
283 US 83 (Winters Freeway) / US 277 – San Angelo, Ballinger, Anson Signed as exits 283A (south) and 283B (north)
285 Old Anson Road – Impact
286A
Bus. US 83 – Abilene
Signed as exits 286A (south) and 286B (north) eastbound, access to Hendrick Medical Center and Abilene Regional Medical Center
286C FM 600
288 SH 351 – Albany, Abilene Christian University
290 Loop 322 (Jake Roberts Freeway) to SH 36 – Cross Plains
292A BL I-20 west – Abilene
292B Elmdale Road
Callahan 294 Buck Creek Road
297 FM 603
Clyde 299 FM 1707 (Hays Road)
300 FM 604 – Clyde
301 Cherry Lane
303 Union Hill Road
Baird 306 BL I-20 east / FM 2047 – Baird
307 US 283 – Albany, Coleman
308 BL I-20 west – Baird
310 Finley Road
313 FM 2228
316 Brushy Creek Road
Putnam 319 FM 880 south – Putnam, Cross Plains Western end of FM 880 overlap
320 FM 880 north / FM 2945 east – Moran Eastern end of FM 880 overlap
322 Cooper Creek Road
Eastland 324 Scranton Road
Cisco 330 SH 206 – Cross Plains, Cisco, Coleman
332 US 183 – Breckenridge, Cisco, Brownwood, Albany
337 Spur 490
340 SH 6 – Gorman, Eastland, De Leon, Breckenridge
Eastland 343 SH 112 / FM 570 – Lake Leon
345 FM 3363 – Olden Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
347 FM 3363 – Olden Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Ranger 349 Loop 254 / FM 2461 – Lake Leon, Ranger
351 Desdemona Boulevard Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
352 Blundell Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
354 Loop 254 west – Ranger
358 Frontage Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
361 SH 16 – Strawn, De Leon
363 Tudor Road
Erath 367 SH 108 north – Mingus, Thurber Western end of SH 108 overlap
Palo Pinto 370 SH 108 south / FM 919 – Gordon, Stephenville Eastern end of SH 108 overlap
373 SH 193 – Gordon
376 Panama Road, Blue Flat Road
380 FM 4 – Palo Pinto, Lipan, Santo
386 US 281 – Stephenville, Mineral Wells
Parker 391 Gilbert Pit Road
394 FM 113 – Millsap
397 FM 1189 – Brock
402 Spur 312 east – Weatherford Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
403 Dennis Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
405 Old Brock Road, Ric Williamson Memorial Highway
Weatherford 406 Old Dennis Road, South Bowie Drive
407 FM 1884 (Bethel Road) / Tin Top Road Westbound exit is via exit 408
408 SH 171 / FM 51 – Granbury, Cleburne
409A Holland Lake Road, Fossil Hill Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
409 FM 2552 north (Santa Fe Drive) / Clear Lake Road
410 East Bankhead Drive
411 Center Point Road Westbound exit only
Hudson Oaks 413 Lake Shore Drive Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
414 US 180 – Weatherford, Mineral Wells Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
415 FM 5 (Mikus Road) – Annetta
Willow Park 418 Ranch House Road – Willow Park
420 FM 1187 / FM 3325 – Aledo
421 I-30 east – Downtown Fort Worth Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Tarrant 425 Markum Ranch Road
426 RM 2871
Benbrook 428 I-820 north (Jim Wright Freeway) I-820 exit 0
429A US 377 (Benbrook Boulevard) – Granbury
429B Winscott Road
Fort Worth 431 Bryant Irvin Road
432 Chisholm Trail Parkway
432 SH 183 west (Southwest Boulevard) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
433 Hulen Street, South Drive – TCU
434A Granbury Road, South Drive
434B Trail Lake Drive, Westcreek Drive
435 McCart Avenue, Westcreek Drive
436A FM 731 (Crowley Road) / James Avenue
436B Hemphill Street
437 I-35W (South Freeway) – Denton, Waco I-35W exit 45A-B
438 Oak Grove Road
439 CampUS Drive
Forest Hill 440A Wichita Street
440B Forest Hill Drive
441 Anglin Drive
Fort Worth 442A
Bus. US 287 (Mansfield Highway)
442B I-820 north (East Loop) / US 287 north – Downtown Fort Worth Western end of US 287 overlap, I-820 exit 34A
Arlington 443 Bowman Springs Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
444 US 287 south / Little Road – Waxahachie Eastern end of US 287 overlap
445 Green Oaks Boulevard, Little Road
447 Kelly–Elliott Road, Park Springs Road
448 Bowen Road
449 FM 157 (Cooper Street) – UT Arlington Signed as exits 449A (south) and 449B (north) eastbound
450 Matlock Road Access to Medical Center of Arlington
451 Collins Street, New York Avenue
453 SH 360 (Frontage Roads, Watson Road) – D/FW Airport Signed as exits 453A (north) and 453B (south)
Grand Prairie 454 Great Southwest Parkway
Dallas 455A Pres. George Bush Tpk. north
455B SH 161 / Lake Ridge Parkway
456 Carrier Parkway
457 FM 1382 (Belt Line Road) – Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill
Dallas 458 Mountain Creek Parkway
460 Spur 408 north (Patriot Parkway)
Duncanville 461 Cedar Ridge Drive
462 Duncanville Road, North Main Street
463 Cockrell Hill Road, Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas 464 US 67 (Marvin D. Love Freeway) – Dallas, Cleburne Signed as exits 464A (north) and 464B (south)
465 Wheatland Road, Hampton Road Access to Charlton Methodist Hospital
466 South Polk Street
467 I-35E (South R.L. Thornton Freeway) – Dallas, Waco Signed as exits 467A (north) and 467B (south); I-35E exits 418A-B
Lancaster 468 Houston School Road
Dallas 470 SH 342 (Lancaster Road)
472 Bonnie View Road
473A J. J. Lemmon Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
473 I-45 (Julius Schepps Freeway) – Dallas, Houston Signed as exits 473B (south) and 473C (north); I-45 exits 276A-B
474 SH 310 (South Central Expressway) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
476 Dowdy Ferry Road
477 St. Augustine Road
479 US 175 (C.F. Hawn Freeway) – Dallas, Kaufman Signed as exits 479A (west) and 479B (east)
Balch Springs 480B I-635 north (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) – Mesquite I-635 exit 0
480A Kleberg Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
481 Seagoville Road
Mesquite 482 Belt Line Road, Lasater Road
483 Lawson Road, Lasater Road, Lumley Road
Kaufman 487 FM 740 – Forney
490 FM 741
491 FM 2932 / Helms Trail
Talty 493 FM 1641
Terrell 498 FM 148
499A Spur 557 to US 80 – Dallas Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
499B Rose Hill Road
501 SH 34 – Terrell, Kaufman
503 Wilson Road
506 FM 429 (College Mound Road) / FM 2728
509 Hiram Road
512 FM 2965 (Hiram-Wills Point Road)
Van Zandt 516 FM 47 – Wills Point
519 Turner–Hayden Road
521 Myrtle Springs Road, Myrtle Cemetery Road
523 SH 64 – Canton, Wills Point
Canton 526 FM 859 – Canton, Edgewood
527 SH 19 – Emory, Canton
528 FM 17 – Grand Saline
530 FM 1255 – Canton
533 Colfax Oakland Road
536 Tank Farm Road
537 FM 16 / FM 773 – Van, Ben Wheeler
Van 540 FM 314 – Van, Edom
Smith 544 Willow Branch Road
548 SH 110 – Grand Saline, Tyler, Van
Lindale 552 FM 849 – Hideaway
553 Loop 49 Toll / County Road 411
554 Harvey Road
556 US 69 – Lindale, Mineola, Tyler
557 Jim Hogg Road
560 Lavender Road
562 FM 14 – Hawkins, Tyler, Tyler State Park
565 FM 2015 (Driskill Lake Road)
567 SH 155 – UT Health Center, Winona
571A US 271 – Gladewater, Tyler
571B FM 757 (Starrville Omen Road)
575 Barber Road
SmithGregg
county line
579 Joy–Wright Mountain Road
Gregg 582 FM 3053 – Liberty City, Overton
583 SH 135 – Kilgore, Gladewater, Overton
587 SH 42 – Kilgore, White Oak
589 US 259 south / SH 31 – Kilgore, Henderson, Downtown Longview Western end of US 259 overlap; signed as exits 589A (south/west) and 589B (east) eastbound
591 FM 2011 / FM 2087
Longview 595 SH 322 south (Estes Parkway) / Loop 281 north / FM 1845 north – Longview Signed as exits 595A (south) and 595B (north) eastbound
596 US 259 north / SH 149 (Eastman Road) – Carthage Eastern end of US 259 overlap, access to Good Shepherd Medical Center and Longview Regional Medical Center
Harrison 599 Loop 281 / FM 968
604 FM 450 – Hallsville
610 FM 3251
614 SH 43 – Marshall, Caddo Lake, Henderson
Marshall 617 US 59 – Marshall, Carthage Future I-369
620 FM 31 – Elysian Fields
624 FM 2199 – Scottsville
628 US 80 west / Frontage Road Western end of US 80 overlap
Waskom 633 US 80 east / FM 9 / FM 134 – Waskom, Caddo Lake Eastern end of US 80 overlap
635 Spur 156 – Waskom
636.08 1,023.67 I-20 east Continuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File - Interstate Highway 20". Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  2. ^ But see also US 190, another road which has been designated the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Interstate Highway 820

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google


Interstate 20
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