Texas State Highway 289

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State Highway 289 marker

State Highway 289
Preston Road
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 70.879 mi[1] (114.069 km)
Existed 1939[1] – present
Major junctions
South end Loop 12 in Dallas
 

I-635 in Dallas
Pres. George Bush Tpk. at Dallas/Plano line
Sam Rayburn Tollway / SH 121 at Plano/Frisco line
US 380 at Frisco/Prosper line
SH 56 at Southmayd

US 82 near Sherman
North end Elks Boulevard near Pottsboro
Highway system
SH 288SH 290

State Highway 289, known for most of its length as Preston Road, is a north–south Texas state highway. It begins at the intersection of Preston Road and Loop 12/Northwest Highway in Dallas. The Preston Road designation comes from the fact that the highway generally follows the course of an older road known as the Preston Trail, which ran to the town of Preston Bend. Preston Bend is now submerged by Lake Texoma.

The road is known as Preston all the way north through the remainder of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to a junction with State Highway 56 west of Sherman, Texas, near the Oklahoma border (except for the portion through Gunter which is designated as 8th Street).

Preston Road passes through many of the fast-growing northern Dallas suburbs, including Frisco and Plano, as well as Prosper and Celina, which have started seeing new housing developments along Preston.

History[edit]

On September 26, 1939, this route was renumbered from part of SH 14. Prior to June 28, 1989, SH 289 began north of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) in the Oak Lawn neighborhood at an intersection with Pearl Street. From there, the highway designation followed Cedar Springs Road northeast for less than a block, and upon an intersection with Maple Avenue, ran northwest up that street. Less than a mile later at an intersection with Oak Lawn Avenue, the highway designation turned northeast up Oak Lawn, which it followed into Highland Park. There it was known as Oak Lawn Avenue until an intersection with Armstrong Parkway, where it became Preston Road. On October 30, 1958, SH 289 extended northward 3.6 miles.

Preston Road is one of the most congested highways in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; however, due to urban growth along the highway there is minimal room to add additional lanes, and no means to upgrade the road to freeway status without incurring significant cost to demolish businesses along the path. Instead, the nearby Dallas North Tollway generally parallels Preston Road. On June 28, 1989, the section of SH 289 from Loop 12 to a deleted section of Loop 354 was cancelled. Before that, SH 289 began north of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) in the Oak Lawn neighborhood at an intersection with Pearl Street. From there, the highway designation followed Cedar Springs Road northeast for less than a block, and upon an intersection with Maple Avenue, ran northwest up that street. Less than a mile later at an intersection with Oak Lawn Avenue, the highway designation turned northeast up Oak Lawn, which it followed into Highland Park. There it was known as Oak Lawn Avenue until an intersection with Armstrong Parkway, where it became Preston Road.

On November 19, 2009, an extension of SH 289 was completed from its previous terminus at SH 56 northward to a new connection with Farm to Market Road 120 near Pottsboro, Texas, another segment of the old Preston Trail which ends on the south shore of Lake Texoma. (FM 120 north of the connection has been renamed as State Highway 289, except for a very small segment northeast of the intersection which was renamed as Spur 316.) SH 289 officially ends at Elks Boulevard; the actual road continues for another 3–4 miles before ending at a local street in the Preston Bend community.

This provides another access route to North Texas Regional Airport, which has been proposed as a third airport for the DFW area. Approximately US$63 million in bonds were sold by Grayson County, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation has promised US$85 million in reimbursements for the bonds sold by the county.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
DallasDallas0.00.0 Loop 12 (Northwest Highway)Southern terminus; road continues as Preston Road
4.97.9 I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) / I-635 Express eastI-635 exit 21
6.19.8Belt Line Road
7.411.9Keller Springs RoadInterchange
CollinDallasPlano line10.216.4 Pres. George Bush Tpk.
Plano11.318.2 FM 544 (Park Boulevard)
PlanoFrisco line16.025.7 Sam Rayburn Tollway / SH 121 – Lewisville, McKinneyInterchange
Frisco19.932.0 Spur 33 west (Gary Burns Drive) / Hutson Drive
20.132.3 FM 3537 east / Main StreetFormerly FM 720
FriscoProsper line24.539.4
US 380 / Bus. SH 289 north – Denton, McKinney, Prosper
Interchange; Bus. SH 289 is unsigned northbound
Prosper26.142.0 FM 1193 west (Broadway Street)
28.045.1
Bus. SH 289 south / FM 1461 east – Prosper, McKinney
Celina31.049.9
Bus. SH 289 north – Celina
32.352.0 FM 455 – Pilot Point, Weston
35.557.1
Bus. SH 289 south – Celina
GraysonGunter41.166.1 FM 121 – Tioga, Van Alstyne
Dorchester47.676.6 FM 902 – Collinsville, Howe
Southmayd53.586.1 SH 56 – Whitesboro, ShermanInterchange, former northern terminus
56.891.4 US 82 – Gainesville, ShermanInterchange; US 82 exit 636
Pottsboro64.0103.0 FM 120 – Denison
64.7104.1 Spur 316 east
66.7107.3 FM 406 east – Eisenhower State Park
70.9114.1Elks BoulevardNorthern terminus; road continues as Preston Bend Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gallery[edit]

Texas State Highway 289 and Plano Parkway
Texas State Highway 289 Preston Road intersection Texas State Highway Loop 12 Northwest Highway
Driving on Keller Springs Road, showing the interchange at Preston Road in North Dallas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 289". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 29, 2006. 
  2. ^ Google (June 26, 2017). "Overview Map of SH 289" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 

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