U.S. Route 75 in Texas
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||76.158 mi (122.564 km)|
|Existed:||1927 – present|
|South end:||I-345 / Spur 366 in Dallas|
Pres. George Bush Tpk. in Richardson
US 380 in McKinney
US 82 in Sherman
US 69 in Denison
|North end:||US-75 / US-69 near Denison|
In the initial assignment of state highways in 1917, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston were connected by a branch of State Highway 2 (the Meridian Highway), which ran via Waco and Bryan and continued on to Galveston. The more direct route followed by US 75 was not initially part of the system between Richland (connected to Dallas by SH 14) and Huntsville (connected to Houston by SH 19). This Richland-Huntsville cutoff was added by 1919 as SH 32, and US 75 was assigned to the alignment, as well as SH 6 north of Dallas, in 1926. The branch of SH 2, which US 75 followed between Houston and Galveston, eventually became part of SH 6, and these numbers were dropped in the 1939 renumbering.
Prior to the coming of the Interstate Highway System in the late 1950s, the only improvements to US 75 in Texas beyond building a two-lane paved roadway were in the Houston and Dallas areas. However, the highways in and near these cities included some of the first freeways in the state: the Gulf Freeway (Houston, opened to traffic on October 1, 1948) and the Central Expressway (Dallas). When Interstate 45 was built in the 1960s, its alignment bypassed many of the towns and built-up areas between downtown Dallas and Houston. The bypassed routes retained the US 75 designation until the designation was truncated to downtown Dallas in 1987. Many of the original alignments continue to exist under other designations.
Near Ferris, Trumbull, Palmer, Ennis, and Corsicana Interstate 45 veers east to avoid the more populated areas. The old US 75 alignments through these towns, decommissioned in 1987, now carry the following designations:
- Business Interstate Highway 45-J (originally Loop 560) through Ferris
- Loop 561 through Trumbull
- Business Interstate Highway 45-H through Palmer (originally Loop 562)
- Spur 469, Business Interstate Highway 45-G (originally U.S. Highway 287 and Spur 563) through Ennis
- Business Interstate Highway 45-F (originally Loop 564) through Corsicana
In other cases alignments were bypassed while US 75 remained in existence; they now carry the following designations:
- State Highway 3 through La Marque, Dickinson, League City, South Houston and Houston, bypassed 1952
- State Highway 5 from north of Dallas via Plano, McKinney, Anna and Van Alstyne to Howe, bypassed 1959-1967
- State Highway 91 from Sherman to Denison, bypassed 1984
US Route 75 enters Texas from Oklahoma just north of Denison, crossing the Red River. At this point it is concurrent with US Route 69, but the two separate about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the river. US 75 continues to the south and southwest to loop around the western side of Denison. The route continues south reaching Sherman and a limited-access three-level intersection with US Route 82. US 75 then continues southward to cross US Route 380 on the north side of McKinney. The stretch through McKinney is largely unchanged from its original design except for its intersection at the Sam Rayburn Tollway. to replace the original interchange. Plans to upgrade the facility through and north of McKinney are under way with the reconstruction of the US Route 380 bridge. The highway continues southward into the northern suburbs of Dallas where it intersects the President George Bush Turnpike and I-635. The route reaches its southern terminus on the east side of downtown Dallas, intersecting Spur 366 and ending at unsigned Interstate 345.
The exit numbers for US 75 are not based on mile markers; instead, the exits were numbered consecutively (the only remaining stretch of road in Texas with such a system). As the bypass route was completed around the Sherman-Denison area, the numbering system was continued for the new exits. Upon completion of the widened Central Expressway through Dallas, the exit numbering was changed for the section south of I-635 to correspond with the new (and fewer number of) exits, based on mileage, but the numbering system north of I-635 was left unchanged, thus explaining the gap in the current numbering system.
|County||Location||mi||km||Old exit||New exit||Destinations||Notes|
|Dallas||Dallas||0.0||0.0||I-45 south (via I-345) / Good-Latimer Expressway – Houston, Downtown Dallas|
|0.0||0.0||1A||To I-35E – Waco, Denton||southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-45 north exit 286A|
|0.2||0.32||1-2||1A||Hall Street / Lemmon Avenue||no direct southbound exit|
|0.7||1.1||2-4||1B||Haskell Avenue / Blackburn Street / Lemmon Avenue / Fitzhugh Avenue|
|1.6||2.6||4-6||2||Knox Street / Henderson Avenue / Fitzhugh Avenue / Monticello Avenue|
|3.0||4.8||6-10||3||Mockingbird Lane / Monticello Avenue / SMU Boulevard||Access to Mockingbird Station|
|4.1||6.6||10-12||4A||Lovers Lane / SMU Boulevard / Southwestern Boulevard|
|4.8||7.7||13||4B||Caruth Haven Lane||no direct southbound exit (signed at exit 5A)|
|5.0||8.0||14-15||5A||Loop 12 (Northwest Highway)|
|5.2||8.4||16||5B||NorthPark Boulevard / Park Lane||Access to Park Lane Station|
|6.1||9.8||17-18||6||Walnut Hill Lane / Meadow Road||Access to Walnut Hill Station, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and Walnut Hill Medical Center|
|7.3||11.7||18-19||7||Royal Lane / Meadow Road|
|8.1||13.0||20A||8A||Forest Lane||no direct southbound exit (signed at exit 20-20A), access to Forest Lane Station, Forest Park Medical Center - Dallas, and Medical City Dallas Hospital|
|8.3||13.4||20B||8B||Coit Road||no direct southbound exit|
|8.7||14.0||20B||Churchill Way||signed as exit 20-20A southbound|
|9.0||14.5||21||I-635||High Five Interchange; I-635 exit 19A|
|10.4||16.7||22A||Frontage Road||southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Richardson||10.5||16.9||23||Spring Valley Road||Access to Spring Valley Station|
|11.2||18.0||24||Belt Line Road / Main Street|
|12.1||19.5||25||Arapaho Road / Collins Boulevard||Access to Arapaho Center Station|
|12.9||20.8||26||Campbell Road / Collins Boulevard / Galatyn Parkway|
|Collin||14.1||22.7||27||Renner Road / Galatyn Parkway||signed as exit 27A northbound, access to Galatyn Park Station|
|15.7||25.3||28B||Pres. George Bush Tpk.|
|16.5||26.6||29||15th Street||former FM 544, access to Medical Center of Plano|
|17.6||28.3||30||Parker Road||Access to Parker Road Station|
|18.8||30.3||31||Spring Creek Parkway|
|22.5||36.2||34||McDermott Drive||former FM 2170|
|23.6||38.0||35||Allen Drive||no direct southbound exit|
|23.9||38.5||36||Exchange Parkway||Access to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen|
|Fairview–Allen line||24.4||39.3||37||FM 2786 (Stacy Road)|
|26.6||42.8||38B||Frontage Road||northbound exit only, access to Medical Center of McKinney|
McKinney city tripoint
|26.8||43.1||38C||Sam Rayburn Tollway south to SH 5 (via Spur 399 east)||no direct access from US 75 south to Spur 399 / SH 5|
|McKinney||27.6||44.4||39||SH 121 south / Eldorado Parkway – Airport||south end of SH 121 overlap; signed as exit 39A northbound, access to Medical Center of McKinney|
|28.9||46.5||40A||Spur 359 (Louisiana Street) / FM 3038 (Virginia Parkway)|
|30.4||48.9||40B||White Avenue||no direct southbound exit|
|31.2||50.2||41||US 380 – Greenville, Denton|
|31.7||51.0||42A||Wilmeth Road||signed as exit 42B southbound|
|32.7||52.6||42B||Bloomdale Road||signed as exit 42A southbound|
|33.4||53.8||43||FM 543 (Weston Road)|
|Melissa||35.4||57.0||45||44||SH 121 north – Bonham||north end of SH 121 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|35.7||57.5||44||45||Telephone Road / Davis Road|
|38.7||62.3||47||Throckmorton Road / Foster Crossing Road|
|Anna||41.2||66.3||48||FM 455 (Anna-Weston Road)|
|Van Alstyne||45.0||72.4||50||County Line Road|
|Grayson||46.2||74.4||51||FM 121 (Van Alstyne Parkway)||Due to confusion between this road and State Highway 121 to the south, southbound signs are marked "DFW TRAFFIC USE EXIT 38C"|
|49.7||80.0||52||Blythe Road / West Farmington Road|
|Howe||51.9||83.5||53||Spur 381 (Haning Street)|
|54.3||87.4||54||SH 5 / FM 902|
|59.6||95.9||56A||South Travis Street||northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|59.9||96.4||56B||Frontage Road||northbound exit only|
|60.5||97.4||57||Park Street / Center Street|
|61.9||99.6||58||SH 56 (Lamar Street / Houston Street)|
|62.9||101.2||60||FM 131 (North Travis Street) / Taylor Street|
|63.2||101.7||61||SH 91 (Texoma Parkway)||no direct southbound exit|
|63.9||102.8||62||Lamberth Road||no direct southbound exit|
|64.3||103.5||63||US 82 – Bonham, Gainesville|
|64.8||104.3||64||South Loy Lake Road / Fallon Drive|
|67.2||108.1||65||FM 691 – Grayson County College, Airport||Access to Texoma Medical Center|
|Denison||68.3||109.9||66||Spur 503 – Denison||Spur 503 to 75 north exit 596|
|68.8||110.7||67||North Loy Lake Road|
|71.0||114.3||69||FM 120 (Morton Street)|
|73.3||118.0||71||Randell Lake Road|
|75.3||121.2||73||US 69 south – Denison, Greenville||south end of US 69 overlap|
|77.2||124.2||75||Rest Area / Texas Travel Info Center||no direct northbound exit (signed at exit 74)|
|77.4||124.6||US-69 north / US-75 north – Durant||Oklahoma state line (bridge over Red River)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 75". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
- Commerce Journal, Highway Commission Adopts 25 Highways, July 6, 1917
- State Highway Department, Map Showing Proposed System of State Highways as Adopted June 1917
- Texas State Highway Department, Highway Map: State of Texas, October 1, 1919
- Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries.
- Conoco, Official Road Map of Texas, H.M. Gousha Company, 1933
- Texas Highway Department, Official Travel Map, 1954 Edition
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 559". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 310". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 560". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 561". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 562". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 563". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 564". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 75". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 87". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 3". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 5". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 93". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- "http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/8E3D7B19-FA6F-42F3-A450-869A4C8A04CB/0/SH121_US75_InterchangeMapLow_Final2.pdf", interchange design currently under construction by the NTTA
Route map: Google
- US 75 info page - at dfwfreeways.info
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