Interstate 27 Business (Plainview, Texas)
|Length:||9.282 mi (14.938 km)|
|South end:||I-27 / US 87 south of Plainview|
|US 70 in Plainview|
|North end:||I-27 / US 87 north of Plainview|
Business Interstate 27-U is a business loop in the U.S. state of Texas. It stretches 9.282 miles (14.938 km) along Columbia Street through Plainview, between exits 45 and 53 on Interstate 27 (I-27). The highway follows the original alignment of U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) prior to the construction of the new freeway to the west. Before becoming Business I-27, it was designated as Loop 445 and signed as a business route of US 87. Along the way, it intersects Farm to Market Road 3466 (FM 3466, South 4th Street), US 70 (5th Street), and FM 1767 (34th Street).
The highway follows the original routing of US 87 through the city of Plainview. When the new US 87 freeway was built to the west, this segment was redesignated as Loop 445, the Plainview Loop, on January 31, 1967, and marked as BUS US 87. On January 14, 1991, Loop 445 was renamed Business I-27.
Business I-27 leaves I-27 south of Plainview at exit 45 and heads northeast towards the city. The highway begins as a four-lane road, with a wide median dividing the two directions. The road passes through several miles of farmland, before entering Plainview, and passing the Hale County Jail. The roadway continues past a small elementary school, several residential streets, the Hale County Airport, and an auto junkyard, before intersecting with U.S. Route 70, in downtown Plaiview. The highway continues through downtown, intersecting several city blocks, and passing several parks and businesses. In the northern section of downtown, the road passes a small railroad depot, and a set of railroad tracks come alongside the eastbound lanes of the highway. The highway continues north from there, passing several more residential streets, before intersecting Interstate 27 in the northern region of Plainview. This intersection is the highway's northern terminus. 
The entire route is in Hale County.
|||0.0||0.0||I-27 / US 87||I-27 exit 45|
|Plainview||4.4||7.1||FM 3466 (SW 4th Street)|
|5.0||8.0||US 70 (5th Street)|
|8.7||14.0||FM 1767 (34th Street)|
|9.6||15.4||I-27 / US 87||I-27 exit 53|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Business Interstate Highway No. 27-U". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 445". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- Google (February 21, 2008). "Overview Map of Business Interstate 27" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
- United States Geological Survey (2010). Plainview, Texas (PDF) (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 10, 2012 – via University of Texas Libraries.