Texas State Highway Loop 368

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State Highway Loop 368 marker

State Highway Loop 368
Route information
Length8.115 mi[1] (13.060 km)
Existed1962–present
Major junctions
South end I-35 in San Antonio
North end I-410 in Fratt
Highway system
Loop 367Loop 369

Loop 368 is a 8.115-mile (13.060 km) loop route in the U.S. state of Texas that follows a former route of U.S. Highway 81 (US 81) in San Antonio. Loop 368 follows Broadway Street from Interstate 35 (I-35) northeast of Downtown San Antonio towards the northeast and follows Austin Highway before ending near the interchange of I-35 and I-410 in Fratt. The road is still a major arterial for the city, providing access to Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo and the University of the Incarnate Word.

History[edit]

Loop 368 follows the original routing of US 81 on the northeast side of San Antonio.[1] US 81 was first designated along this stretch in 1927 and is the basis of the naming of the road Austin Highway due to US 81 passing through Austin northeast of San Antonio.[2] On August 1, 1962, when US 81 was rerouted onto the freeway to the east, the old segment was designated as Loop 368, but signed as Business U.S. 81. Once U.S. 81 was decommissioned, it's now signed only as Loop 368. On December 18, 2014, the section from Alamo Heights to IH-35 was planned to be removed from the state highway system. IT will be cancelled when the project on the deleted section is complete.<http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot/commission/2014/1218/15b2.pdf>[1][3]

Route description[edit]

Loop 368 begins northeast of Downtown San Antonio at I-35 near the U.S. Highway 281/I-35/I-37 interchange. The loop heads northeast along Broadway Street through Midtown San Antonio, passing to the east of Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo and the University of the Incarnate Word. The road continues towards the northeast passing through the cities of Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills. At an intersection of Broadway Street and Austin Highway, Loop 368 begins to follow Austin Highway towards the northeast. The highway continues to the northeast to its northern terminus at the interchange of I-35 and I-410.[4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Bexar County.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
San Antonio0.00.0 I-35
Fratt8.113.0 I-410I-410 west exit 26, east exit 26A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 368". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 81". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  3. ^ "December 2014 meeting". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b Google (2008-02-22). "overview map of Loop 368" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-02-22.