Texas State Highway Spur 345
|Length:||4.538 mi (7.303 km)|
|Existed:||2014 as a Spur – present|
|South end:||I-410 in Balcones Heights|
|North end:||I-10 / US 87 in San Antonio|
Spur 345 is a 5.5-mile (8.851 km) loop route through the city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. It follows a former route of U.S. Highway 87 (US 87), which it now separates from, about 4.5-mile (7.242 km) north of Balcones Heights on the outskirts of San Antonio, on the way into that city. The road is a major arterial for San Antonio and a main route into Balcones Heights, providing access to the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) headquarters as well as to the South Texas Medical Center.
Spur 345 follows the original routing of US 87 on the northwest side of San Antonio. The road was designated as US 87 along this stretch in 1935. It is named Fredericksburg Road because this road out of San Antonio was, at that time, the main route to Fredericksburg, about 65-mile (104.607 km) north of San Antonio. In 1962, when US 87 was rerouted onto a freeway to the east of this section of the Fredericksburg Road, the route was signed as Business US 87 until 1992, when it was re-designated as Loop 345. On December 18, 2014 the section from IH-410 south to IH-10 was removed from the state highway system and the rest was redesignated as Spur 345.
Spur 345 follows Fredericksburg Road from Interstate 10 northwest of Downtown San Antonio towards the northwest, ending at Balcones Heights. The road passes through Balcones Heights, providing access to Crossroads Mall before a junction with Interstate 410.
The entire route is in Bexar County.
|Balcones Heights||0.0||0.0||I-410 (Conally Loop) – SAT|
|San Antonio||4.538||7.303||I-10 / US 87 (McDermott Freeway)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 345". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 87". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- Google (2008-02-22). "overview map of Loop 345" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-02-22.