Texas State Highway Loop 375

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State Highway Loop 375 marker

State Highway Loop 375
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 49.21 mi[1] (79.20 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
CCW end: I-10 / US 85 / US 180 near Canutillo
 
CW end: US 62 / US 85 in El Paso
Location
Counties: El Paso
Highway system
Loop 374 Loop 376

Loop 375 partially encircles the city of El Paso, Texas. Locally, it is known as Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive in the Northern section, Purple Heart Memorial Freeway in the Northeastern section, the César Chávez Border Highway in the southern section, and Joe Battle Boulevard in the eastern section.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced plans to add toll lanes to the Border Highway portion of Loop 375 between Downtown El Paso and the Ysleta–Zaragoza International Bridge. TxDOT and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization have offered several plans to build the Western leg of the loop from Downtown to Canutillo, Texas: Though not finalized, preliminary plans have included upgrading US 85/Paisano Drive to freeway status from Downtown to Sunland Park Drive, then allowing Loop 375 to run concurrently with Interstate 10 between Sunland Park Drive and Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road at Canutillo. In 2012, construction commenced of the freeway upgrade from Dyer Street east to I-10. This expansion has proved controversial, as the western leg of Transmountain Road passes through the protected Franklin Mountains State Park.[2]

  • Clockwise, Loop 375 ends in downtown El Paso at US 62-85 Paisano Drive.
  • Counterclockwise, Loop 375 ends near Canutillo at Interstate 10 and Spur 16.

Route description[edit]

Transmountain Road has many roadcuts which expose outcrops of Precambrian rocks, which are some of the oldest in Texas.[3] Units exposed include:

  • Red Bluff Granite
  • Castner Marble
  • Mundy Breccia
  • Lanoria Formation
  • Thunderbird Group (large roadcut at Smuggler's Pass)

Gallery[edit]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in El Paso County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
El Paso 0.00 0.00 I-10 east (US 85 / US 180) / Spur 16 south Interchange; counterclockwise terminus of Loop 375; I-10 exit 6A; road continues as Spur 16
Northwestern Drive Interchange; west (counterclockwise) end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
11A I-10 west (US 85 / US 180) I-10 exit 6B
11B Resler Drive
12 Paseo Del Norte Drive Interchange; east (clockwise) end of freeway
Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit
21 US 54 / Kenworthy Street Interchange; west (counterclockwise) end of freeway; US 54 exit 29
22
Bus. US 54 (Dyer Street) / FM 2529 (McCombs Street)
24 Bomarc Street / Railroad Drive Signed as Railroad Dr. only westbound
Fort Bliss Sergeant Major Blvd. Not a Public Exit – Access to Biggs Army Airfield and East Fort Bliss
30 Spur 601 west (Liberty Expressway) – Airport
32 Iron Medics Drive Will provide access to (under construction) William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso 35 US 62 / US 180 (Montana Avenue)
38 Edgemere Boulevard
39 Pebble Hills Boulevard
40 FM 659 (Zaragoza Road) / Montwood Drive Signed as exit 40B northbound
40A FM 659 north (Zaragoza Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
41 Vista Del Sol Drive
42A Pellicano Drive / Rojas Drive Signed as exit 42 southbound; signed as Pellicano Dr. only northbound
42B Bob Hope Drive No direct southbound exit (signed at exit 42)
44 I-10 No direct exits to I-10 east (signed southbound at exit 42 and northbound at exit 45); exits from frontage road signed as 44B (I-10 west) and 44C (I-10 east); I-10 exit 34
45 FM 76 (North Loop Road) / Rojas Drive
47 SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) / FM 258 (Socorro Road) / Pan American Drive
48 Zaragoza Road to Zaragoza International Bridge
SH 375 Toll west East end of 375 Toll lanes
49 Padres Drive
Plant Road Eastbound exit and entrance
SH 375 Toll east Eastbound access point
51 Yarbrough Drive
SH 375 Toll west Westbound access point
53 Midway Drive
SH 375 Toll east Eastbound access point
56 Fonseca Drive
SH 375 Toll east West end of 375 Toll lanes
58 US 54 east to I-10 west No exit number westbound
Park Street At-grade T-intersection; westbound access only; west (clockwise) end of freeway
US 62 east / US 85 north (Paisano Drive) Clockwise terminus of Loop 375; western terminus of US 62; southern terminus of US 85; road continues north as Santa Fe Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to Texas State Highway Loop 375 at OpenStreetMap