Texas State Highway Spur 557

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State Highway Spur 557 marker

State Highway Spur 557
Route information
Length: 4.369 mi[1] (7.031 km)
Existed: 1987 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 80
East end: I-20
Highway system
Loop 556 Loop 558

Spur 557 is a 4.369-mile (7.031 km) spur route in the city of Terrell in the U.S. state of Texas. Spur 557 is a freeway connector between Interstate 20 (I-20) and U.S. Highway 80 (US 80). It is signed as "To I-20" eastbound or "To US 80" westbound. Spur 557 is the original routing of I-20 prior to I-20 being rerouted to the south.

The route traverses a largely undeveloped area in Kaufman County, Texas between Forney, Texas and Terrell, Texas and serves to distribute eastbound traffic onto Interstate 20 and westbound traffic onto the U.S. Highway 80 freeway leading into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

History[edit]

Spur 557 was designated in 1987 on an old alignment of I-20 when it was rerouted southeast of Dallas.[1] I-20 was originally designated over the route in 1959.[2]

Route description[edit]

Spur 557 is a short freeway connector between I-20 and US 80 west of Terrell. It begins at the eastern end of the freeway segment of US 80 and heads towards the southeast. US 80 continues to the east as a surface road to Terrell. Spur 557 has one exit at FM 148 between its two termini. The spur merges with eastbound traffic at its eastern terminus at I-20.[3]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Kaufman County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 80 west – Dallas Westbound exit and eastbound entrance, western terminus
Terrell 0.9 1.4 Frontage Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
1.9 3.1 Las Lomas Parkway
3.0 4.8 FM 148
4.369 7.031 I-20 / Rose Hill Road – Tyler, Shreveport, Louisiana Eastbound exit and westbound entrance, eastern terminus, I-20 exit 499A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 557". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Interstate Highway No. 20". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  3. ^ a b Google (2008-03-04). "overview map of Spur 557" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-04.