Texas State Highway Loop 286

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State Highway Loop 286 marker

State Highway Loop 286
Route information
Length: 7.57 mi[1] (12.18 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
CW end: US 82.svg US 82 at Paris
  US 271.svg US 271
CCW end: US 82.svg US 82 at Paris
Highway system
Loop 285 Loop 287

Loop 286 is a loop highway around Paris, Texas . Parts of it are co-signed as U.S. Highway 82 and U.S. Highway 271. Loop 286 is mostly a divided highway with partially controlled access, but parts of it on the south side of town near State Highway 19 are still 2 lanes.

Loop 286 forms part of the now-defunct Green Carpet Route that was supposed to stretch a 4-lane divided highway from Tulsa,Oklahoma to Houston, Texas. This project, started in the 1960s is still incomplete.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Paris, Lamar County. All exits are unnumbered.

mi km Exit Destinations Notes
US 82 – Bonham Beginning of US 82 concurrency
FM 79
US 271 north – Hugo Beginning of US 271 concurrency
Stillhouse Road Access to Paris Regional Medical Center
FM 195
US 82 east – Clarksville
Pine Mill Road
End of US 82 concurrency; separate clockwise exit and counterclockwise entrance for Pine Mill Road

Bus. US 271
Access to northbound Loop 286 via loop ramp at US 271 South exit
US 271 south – Mount Pleasant End of US 271 concurrency
End of divided highway
FM 1507
Beginning of divided highway
FM 1497 At-grade intersection
SH 19 / SH 24 – Cooper, Sulphur Springs
End of divided highway
FM 137 Right-in/right-out
Beginning of divided highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 286". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 18, 2010.