Texas State Highway 289

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"Preston Road" redirects here. For the neighborhood in London, commonly known as Preston Road, see Preston, London. For the tube station in same neighborhood, see Preston Road tube station.

State Highway 289 marker

State Highway 289
Preston Road
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 53.70 mi[1] (86.43 km)
Existed: 1939[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Loop 12 in Dallas
 

I-635 in Dallas
President George Bush Turnpike at Dallas/Plano line
Sam Rayburn Tollway / SH 121 at Plano/Frisco line
US 380 at Frisco/Prosper line

SH 56 in Southmayd
North end: Elks Boulevard near Pottsboro
Highway system
SH 288 SH 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. 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 completely 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]

By 1939, this route was renumbered from part of SH 14. Prior to 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.

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.

In 2010 an extension of SH 289 was completed from its previous terminus at SH56 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.) SH289 officially ends at Elks Boulevard; the actual road continues for another 3–4 miles before ending at a local street in the Preston Trail 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]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dallas Dallas Loop 12 (Northwest Highway)

I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) / I-635 Express east
Belt Line Road
Keller Springs Road Interchange
Collin Dallas
Plano
President George Bush Turnpike
Plano FM 544 (Park Boulevard)
Plano
Frisco
Sam Rayburn Tollway / SH 121 – Lewisville, McKinney Interchange
Frisco Spur 33 west (Gary Burns Drive) / Hutson Drive
FM 3537 east / Main Street Formerly FM 720
Frisco
Prosper

US 380 / Bus. SH 289 north – Denton, McKinney, Prosper
Interchange; Bus. SH 289 is unsigned northbound
Prosper FM 1193 west (Broadway Street)

Bus. SH 289 south / FM 1461 east – Prosper, McKinney
Celina
Bus. SH 289 north – Celina
FM 455 – Pilot Point, Weston

Bus. SH 289 south – Celina
Grayson Gunter FM 121 – Tioga, Van Alstyne
Dorchester FM 902 – Collinsville, Howe
Southmayd SH 56 – Whitesboro, Sherman Interchange
  US 82 – Gainesville, Sherman Interchange; US 82 exit 636
Pottsboro FM 120 – Denison
Spur 316 east
FM 406 east – Eisenhower State Park
  Elks Boulevard
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.

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