Texas State Highway 10

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State Highway 10 marker

State Highway 10
Hurst Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 8.596 mi[1] (13.834 km)
Existed: 1979 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-820 / SH 121 / SH 183 in Fort Worth
East end: SH 183 in Euless
Location
Counties: Tarrant
Highway system
I-10 Spur 10

State Highway 10 (SH 10) runs from SH 183 in Euless to the intersection of I-820, SH 121 and SH 183 in Hurst. This highway was created when a portion of SH 183 was rerouted in 1979. It is locally known as Hurst Boulevard, Euless Boulevard, or incorrectly I-10[by whom?]. It passes near the main facility of Bell Helicopter Textron.

Route description[edit]

SH 10 begins at the intersection of Interstate 820, SH 121, and SH 183 in Hurst. The highway travels east on Hurst Blvd, gradually turning to the northeast. The road name changes to Euless Blvd when it crosses Raider Drive. The route terminates in Euless when it reaches an intersection with SH 183 just west of SH 360.

History[edit]

Historic SH 7A

An earlier incarnation of SH 10 was one of the original twenty-six state highways proposed in 1917, overlaid on top of the Fort Worth-Brady-Fort Stockton Highway. In 1919 the routing was proposed from the New Mexico border to the junction of SH 54 and US 62. The proposed routing was never built. From the junction, SH 10 continued south over present-day SH 54 to Van Horn, then east on US 90 through Lobo to Alpine. The road continued eastward on present day US 67 into Fort Stockton, then followed present-day I-10 through Ozona and Sonora. From there, the road headed eastward on present-day RM 864 to US 190 through Brady. From there, it headed northeast on US 377 through Brownwood, Comanche, and Granbury toward its terminus in Fort Worth.

In 1919 the segment from New Mexico to Lobo (still a proposed route) was assigned to the ambitious SH 12 roadway.

In 1922 the routing from Alpine to Fort Stockton had not yet been built, so SH 10 and SH 12 were rerouted again in West Texas. SH 10 now left its old alignment at Valentine via the current RM 505 eastward to SH 166 and SH 17 into Fort Davis. A segment between Fort Davis and Fort Stockton was proposed using an old postal road, but was never built.

In 1926 US 90 was overlaid onto the Van Horn-Valentine Segment of SH 10, US 290 was overlaid on the segments just east of Fort Stockton to Sonora, US 67 from Brownwood to Stephensville, and finally, US 377 was overlaid on the remainder of the road to Fort Worth. While the routes were marked concurrently, by 1926 SH 10 had lost all of its assignment west of Brady. The road was extended, however, through Fort Worth into Denton, Pilot Point and finally Whitesboro. By 1935 SH 10 was redirected southwest from Brownwood to Alpine, replacing SH 99. By 1939 most of SH 10 was cancelled, leaving only the Denton-Whitesboro segment to the old highway. In 1960, that highway was reassigned to SH 99 (now US 377), which, ironically, had taken most of the western SH 10 segments in the 1930s.

Historic SH 10A

SH 10A was a route near SH 10, running from Strawn southeast to Stephenville, then northeast to Dallas. By 1926 it had been redesignated as SH 68 (now FM 8) and SH 108.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Tarrant County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Hurst 0.0 0.0
I-820 / SH 121 / SH 183 to SH 121 Express / SH 183 Express
I-820 exit 24A
Euless 6.7 10.8
FM 157 (South Industrial Boulevard) to SH 183 Express
8.6 13.8 SH 183 east interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 10". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ Google (June 21, 2015). "Texas State Highway 10" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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