U.S. Route 60 in Texas

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US Highway 60 marker

US Highway 60
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 210.698 mi[1] (339.086 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 60 in Farwell
  US 385 in Hereford
US 87 in Canyon
I-27 near Canyon
I-27 / I-40 / US 287 in Amarillo
US 87 / US 287 in Amarillo
US 83 in Canadian
East end: US-60 / SH-51 near Higgins
Highway system
SH 59 SH 60

The portion of U.S. Highway 60 in Texas is a highway that runs southwest to northeast through the Texas Panhandle. The highway spends 210.698 miles (339.086 km) in Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

U.S. 60 enters Texas from New Mexico at Farwell, having just left a concurrence with U.S. Highways 70 and 84. The route travels northeast through small towns in the western Panhandle, reaching an intersections with U.S. Highway 385 at Hereford. The route continues on, reaching Canyon. There it turns north, and merges with Interstate 27 and U.S. Highway 87. This concurrence continues until it reaches Amarillo. I-27 ceases at the intersection with Interstate 40. US 60 and 87 continue north, being joined by U.S. Highway 287. On the north side on Amarillo, US 60 departs to the east on Amarillo Avenue. This route is currently Business Route 40, and is a portion of Historic Route 66. US 60 and Business I-40 split just northeast of the Amarillo Airport, with US 60 continuing to the northeast. The route passes through Panhandle and Pampa, before reaching a 10-mile (16 km) concurrence with U.S. Highway 83 in Hemphill County. The routes then split again, with US 60 travelling northeast to the Oklahoma state line near Higgins in Lipscomb County.

History[edit]

The section of US 60 from New Mexico to Amarillo was originally a portion of the Ozark Trail and paralleled the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway, part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. When Texas began numbering their highway system, the Ozark Trail received the numbering of State Highway 13. By 1920, the entire US 60 route had been renumbered as State Highway 33, or its spur SH 33A, with the northeastern portion also following the AT&SF Railway. By the mid-1920s, the entire route had become an extension of the Abo Pass Highway, and was SH 33 along the entire length. In 1928, the AASHO added the highway to the U.S. Highway System as U.S. Highway 164, with the Texas section being signed in 1929.[2] It was renumbered as US 60 in 1930 when the route was extended to make it a coast to coast highway.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Parmer Farwell US 60 west – Clovis New Mexico state line
FM 292 south
FM 2396 north
FM 3333 east
SH 86 east / FM 1381 north – Dimmitt
Bovina FM 1731 south / FM 2290 west west end of FM 1731 overlap
FM 1731 north east end of FM 1731 overlap
Friona SH 214 south west end of SH 214 overlap
FM 2013 west
SH 214 north – Adrian east end of SH 214 overlap; west end of SH 214 Bus. overlap

Bus. SH 214 south
east end of SH 214 Bus. overlap
FM 3140 south
Black FM 1172 south
Castro Summerfield FM 1057
Deaf Smith Hereford FM 2856 west
US 385 (25 Mile Avenue) – Vega, Dimmitt
FM 1259 east (Main Street)
Loop 211 west – Amarillo College
FM 2943 south – Dimmitt west end of FM 2943 overlap
FM 2943 north east end of FM 2943 overlap
Dawn FM 809 north – Wildorado
Randall Umbarger FM 168 south – Nazareth, Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge west end of FM 168 overlap
FM 168 north east end of FM 168 overlap
FM 1062 west
Canyon FM 2590 north
SH 217 east – Business District
15th Street interchange; west end of freeway
US 87 south to SH 217 – Canyon, WTA&M, Palo Duro Canyon State Park west end of US 87 overlap
FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
Buffalo Stadium Road
I-27 south – Lubbock west end of I-27 overlap; US 60 west follows exit 110; no direct eastbound exit (signed at Buffalo Stadium Road)
see I-27
Potter Amarillo I-40 / US 287 south – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth east end of I-27 overlap; west end of US 287 overlap; I-27 exit 123B; I-40 exit 70
US 87 north (Fillmore Street) interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; east end of freeway; east end of US 87 north overlap (eastbound); east end of US 287 south overlap (westbound)
Southeast 10th Avenue (Loop 395)
Historic US 66 west (Southeast 6th Avenue / Spur 279)
BL I-40 west (Amarillo Boulevard East) / US 287 north (Buchanan Street) – Dumas east end of US 287 north overlap (eastbound); east end of US 87 south overlap (westbound); west end of I-40 Bus. overlap
SH 136 north – Fritch, Borger, Lake Meredith Recreation Area
Loop 335 (Lakeside Drive North) – Airport, Clements Unit interchange
Amarillo College East Campus interchange
FM 1912
BL I-40 east / Historic US 66 east – Oklahoma City east end of I-40 Bus. overlap
Carson St. Francis FM 683 north – Texas Tech Research Farm
FM 2372 interchange
FM 2161 south
Panhandle SH 207 – Borger, Conway, Panhandle Business District, Square House Museum
FM 293 east
FM Spur 293 south
White Deer FM 294 – Skellytown, Goodnight
FM 2386 north
Gray Kingsmill Camp FM 2300 south – Groom
FM 750 east
FM 282 – Airport, Clarendon College
Pampa SH 70 / SH 152 west (Hobart Street) – Perryton, Borger, Clarendon, Clarendon College west end of SH 152 overlap
SH 273 south (Cuyler Street) – Lefors, Downtown Pampa, White Deer Land Museum
Loop 171 to SH 273
SH 152 east – Wheeler, Oklahoma City east end of SH 152 overlap
FM 2391 – Hoover
Roberts Miami FM 282 west / FM 748 south (Main Street) to SH 70 / FM 283 – Laketon
Lora FM 3367 south
Hemphill US 83 south to SH 33 – Wheeler interchange; west end of US 83 overlap
Canadian FM 2388 south (Main Street) – Court House
FM 2266 east
US 83 north – Perryton east end of US 83 overlap
FM 1920 north to RM 3260
Glazier SH 305 north / RM 2758 east – Lipscomb, Lake Marvin
Lipscomb Higgins SH 213 west / FM 1453 south – Lipscomb
US-60 east – Arnett, Enid
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File - U.S. Highway 60". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 164". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 


U.S. Route 60
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New Mexico
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Oklahoma