Texas State Highway Spur 580

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State Highway Spur 580 marker

State Highway Spur 580
Camp Bowie West
Route information
Length 5.395 mi[1] (8.682 km)
Existed 1991 – present
Major junctions
West end I-30 in Fort Worth
  I-820 in Fort Worth
East end US 377 in Fort Worth
Highway system
Spur 579 Spur 581

Spur 580, also called Camp Bowie West, is a 5.395-mile (8.682 km) state highway spur route in western Fort Worth, Texas. Spur 580 is a former segment of U.S. Highway 80, and received its current designation when US 80 was decommissioned west of Mesquite, Texas. It is also a part of the older Bankhead Highway, which Spur 580 was once known as locally.

Route description[edit]

The highway's western terminus is Exit 2 of Interstate 30 near the western boundary of Fort Worth. Heading generally in an easterly direction, the highway runs through the Westland neighborhood before intersecting Interstate 820 at a diamond interchange. Continuing through west Fort Worth, Spur 580 crosses Alta Mere Boulevard (State Highway 183) just before reaching its eastern terminus at Camp Bowie Boulevard (U.S. Highway 377). From this point, the former US 80 continued northeast on Camp Bowie (concurrent with US 377).[2]

History[edit]

Spur 580 is a former routing of US 80, and Spur 580 was designated on August 28, 1991, when U.S. Highway 80 was decommissioned west of Mesquite, Texas. It is also a part of the older Bankhead Highway.[3][4]

Because of the confusion resulting from one road with multiple names — including Highway 80 West, Bankhead Highway, Weatherford Highway and Spur 580 — the city of Fort Worth renamed it Camp Bowie West in 2001.[4][5][6]

Major junctions[edit]

The entire route is in Fort Worth, Tarrant County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 I-30 Western terminus
Exit 2 (I-30)
RM 2871 (Longvue Avenue)
I-820 Exit 2 (I-820)
SH 183 (Alta Mere Drive)
5.395 8.682 US 377 (Camp Bowie Boulevard) Eastern terminus
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. 580". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Google (2008-03-04). "overview map of Spur 580" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ Fort Worth Street Map. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1990. ISBN 0-528-96843-2
  4. ^ a b "Dallas/Ft. Worth & Vicinity." Texas Atlas & Gazetteer. First edition. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1995. ISBN 0-89933-241-2
  5. ^ "Dallas/Ft. Worth & Vicinity." The Road Atlas: United States, Canada & Mexico. Skokie, Illinois: Rand McNally, 2001. ISBN 0-528-84286-2
  6. ^ Anna M. Tinsley, "One road, one name: Camp Bowie to extend identity westward." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 2, 2001.