Texas State Highway Spur 408

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State Highway Spur 408 marker

State Highway Spur 408
Patriot Parkway
Route information
Length: 4.27 mi[1] (6.87 km)
Existed: 1965 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-20
North end: Loop 12
Location
Counties: Dallas
Highway system
Spur 407 Loop 409

Spur 408, officially designated as "Patriot Parkway", is a four-mile (6 km) connecting freeway between Loop 12 and Interstate 20, completely within the city of Dallas, Texas. The road is an integral part of the orbital road around Dallas, in conjunction with Interstate 635, and parts of Loop 12, Interstate 35E, and Interstate 20.

Route description[edit]

The freeway passes through a generally undeveloped area of Dallas; there are no businesses located anywhere on the route that can provide services to motorists.

It is designated as "Patriot Parkway" since it passes along the eastern side of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery; however, it is locally referred to as Spur 408. Spur 408 also passes near Dallas Baptist University and The Potters' House, the megachurch pastored by T.D. Jakes.

South of Interstate 20, Spur 408 ends and turns into Clark Road, a local thoroughfare. I-20 traffic can access Spur 408 but only traffic from eastbound I-20 can access Clark Road. Northbound Clark Road traffic accessing Spur 408 doesn't have direct access to I-20.

History[edit]

On December 12, 2007, the Dallas City Council and the Texas Department of Transportation entered an agreement to install lighting on Spur 408 at a cost of $2.5 million.[2] TxDOT will cover the cost of construction, and the City of Dallas will cover the cost of maintenance and electricity. An increase in the number of cars using the highway daily, as well as the number of accidents were cited as reasons for the lighting.[3]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Dallas, Dallas County.

mi[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 I-20 / Clark Road – Fort Worth, Dallas I-20 exit 460
1.2 1.9 Grady Niblo Road
2.5 4.0 Spur 303 (Kiest Boulevard)
4.3 6.9 Loop 12 / Illinois Avenue / Mountain Creek Parkway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 408". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ Dallas City Council Agenda - December 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Dallas City Council approves lights for Spur 408, Dallas Morning News, Brad Watson (WFAA-TV), December 15, 2007.
  4. ^ Google (2008-03-04). "overview map of Spur 408" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-04.