U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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US Highway 87 marker

US Highway 87
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 797.1 mi (1,282.8 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 238 in Port Lavaca
 

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I-69 / US 59 / US 77 in Victoria
US 90 in San Antonio
I-10 in San Antonio to Comfort
I-35 in San Antonio
US 67 / US 277 in San Angelo
I-20 in Big Spring
I-27 from Lubbock to Amarillo
US 70 in Plainview
US 60 in Canyon

I-40 / US 60 / US 287 in Amarillo
North end: US 87 near Texline
Highway system
SH 86 SH 87

In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) is a north–south U.S. Highway that begins near the Gulf Coast in Port Lavaca, Texas and heads north through San Antonio, Lubbock, and Amarillo to the New Mexico border near Texline.

Route description[edit]

US 87's southern terminus is at an intersection with State Highway 238 in Port Lavaca, Texas. It takes a northwesterly route out of the town, and follows this path all the way to Cuero, where it merges with (and is briefly co-signed with) US 183 before turning back toward the north. US 87 follows a gentle northwesterly route until just before Smiley, where it takes a more due-westerly turn. At Nixon, US 87 merges with State Highway 97 and continues west as a co-signed route until just west of Stockdale, where SH 97 leaves the route and US 87 continues to the northwest to San Antonio.

On the southeast side of the city, US 87 merges with Interstate 10 (I-10), where it continues through San Antonio as a co-signed, concurrent route for 54 miles (87 km), until an exit at Comfort, where the highway once again picks up its own signage and continues on, in an almost due northern heading to Fredericksburg, before making a slight turn back to the northwest to Mason, where it merges with US 377.

From Mason, US 87/377 continues north/northwest to Brady, where US 377 leaves the route and US 87 makes a hard turn to the west before taking yet another slight turn to the north and continuing on to San Angelo, and on to the northwest. After intersecting with I-20 at Big Spring, US 87 continues the same northwesterly path to Lamesa, where it takes a turn back to the northeast. After making another turn back to the north just outside O'Donnell, US 87 continues on to Lubbock, where it merges with I-27 on the south side of the city.

From this point, US 87 continues as a co-signed, concurrent route with I-27 all the way north to Amarillo, occasionally deviating from the interstate route to spur into rural towns along the route (such as Kress, Tulia, and Canyon) before merging with US 287 in Amarillo. US 87/287 continues almost due north until Dumas, where US 87 splits off the route with a sharp turn to the west before merging with US 385 in Hartley and turning to the northwest. US 385 leaves the route in Dalhart, and US 87 continues on a slight northwesterly path, crossing into New Mexico approximately a mile west of Texline.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Calhoun Port Lavaca 0.0 0.0 SH 238 (Commerce Street)
0.2 0.32 FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
1.4 2.3 FM 1090 north (South Alcoa Drive)
1.5 2.4 SH 35 – Port of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort
Clarks 5.2 8.4 FM 2433 south
Victoria 10.5 16.9 FM 1090 east
13.8 22.2 FM 616 – Placedo, Bloomington interchange
Dacosta 17.7 28.5 FM 1686
22.8 36.7 FM 2615 east
Victoria 24.4 39.3 US 59 – Refugio, Houston interchange
26.6 42.8
SH 185 to Bus. US 59 – Bloomington
27.6 44.4
Bus. US 59 north (East Rio Grande Street) / Bus. US 77 north (North Navarro Street) – Hallettsville, Edna
south end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap
27.9 44.9
Bus. US 59 south / Bus. US 77 south (West Rio Grande Street) – Goliad, Refugio
north end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap
31.7 51.0 US 77 interchange
Nursery 38.2 61.5 FM 447 west – Mission Valley
DeWitt 43.8 70.5 Loop 105 north – Thomaston
44.7 71.9 Loop 105 south – Thomaston
Cuero 55.5 89.3
Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north (North Esplanade) – Gonzales
south end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
56.0 90.1 FM 236 south (East Morgan) – Arneckeville
56.3 90.6 SH 72 west (West Heaton) – Yorktown
58.7 94.5
Alt. US 77 south / US 183 south – Goliad
north end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
61.3 98.7 SH 72 – Yorktown, Cuero
63.8 102.7 FM 953 east – Lindenau
Mustang Mott Store 65.2 104.9 FM 2542 west – Yorktown
69.2 111.4 FM 2816 south
Westhoff 72.1 116.0 FM 240 south (Houston Avenue) – Yorktown
Gonzales 79.4 127.8 FM 1116 north – Pilgrim
Smiley 83.7 134.7 FM 108 – Yorktown, Gonzales
88.9 143.1 FM 77 east
90.2 145.2 FM 2922 north
Nixon 91.6 147.4 SH 80 / SH 97 east – Gillett, Gonzales south end of SH 97 overlap
Wilson Pandora 96.2 154.8 FM 1107 west
96.7 155.6 FM 1347 west – Denhawken
101.6 163.5 FM 538 south to FM 1347
102.4 164.8
Bus. US 87 north – Stockdale
103.1 165.9 SH 119 south – Gillett, Yorktown
Stockdale 103.3 166.2 SH 123 – Stockdale, Karnes City interchange
104.4 168.0
Bus. US 87 south – Business District
108.2 174.1 SH 97 west – Floresville north end of SH 97 overlap
Sutherland Springs 110.8 178.3 FM 539 to FM 467 – Floresville
La Vernia 117.2 188.6 Loop 321 west – Seguin
117.6 189.3 FM 775 – Seguin
117.9 189.7 Loop 321 east to FM 775
118.7 191.0 FM 1346 to FM 775 – St. Hedwig
Bexar 125.3 201.7 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – St. Hedwig, Elmendorf, Calaveras Lake Park interchange
Lone Oak 125.5 202.0 FM 3465
126.8 204.1 Loop 107 east
127.8 205.7 Loop 106 west
128.2 206.3 FM 1628 – Sayers
129.4 208.2 Loop 106 east
China Grove 132.0 212.4 FM 1516 north – Martinez
San Antonio 134.5 216.5 I-410 / SH 130 I-410 exit 35
135.5 218.1 Loop 13 (South W.W. White Road)
138.0 222.1 I-10 east / US 90 east / Roland Avenue – Seguin, Houston south end of I-10 / US 90 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 577
see I-10
Kendall Comfort 191.7 308.5
I-10 west / Bus. US 87 south – Kerrville, El Paso, Comfort
north end of I-10 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 523
Kerr
No major junctions
Kendall
No major junctions
Gillespie Fredericksburg 213.2 343.1 US 290 east (Main Street) – Austin south end of US 290 overlap
213.5 343.6 SH 16 north (Llano Street) – Llano south end of SH 16 overlap
213.6 343.8 SH 16 south (Adams Street) – Kerrville north end of SH 16 overlap
214.0 344.4 RM 965 north (Milam Street) – Enchanted Rock, Cross Mountain
214.8 345.7 US 290 west (Main Street) – Harper, Junction north end of US 290 overlap
222.6 358.2 RM 2323 north – Prairie Mountain, Llano
Hilltop 224.3 361.0 RM 648 west – Doss
Mason 236.8 381.1 RM 2242 – Loyal Valley
238.0 383.0 RM 2242 – Loyal Valley
243.6 392.0 RM 152 east – Castell
244.6 393.6 RM 783 south – Doss, Harper
254.5 409.6 RM 1723 south
Mason 255.7 411.5 SH 29 east (Austin Street) / RM 386 north (North Live Oak Avenue) south end of SH 29 overlap
255.8 411.7 RM 1871 west (El Paso Street)
257.1 413.8 US 377 south / SH 29 west north end of SH 29 overlap; south end of US 377 overlap
Camp Air 267.1 429.9 RM 1222
McCulloch 274.0 441.0 FM 1955 east
281.6 453.2 SH 71 east – Llano, Austin
Brady 283.0 455.4 US 190 west – Menard south end of US 190 overlap
283.3 455.9 FM 2028 west (17th Street) – G. Rollie White Complex, Brady Lake
283.8 456.7 FM 2309 south (11th Street)
284.4 457.7 US 190 east / US 377 north to FM 714 – Brownwood north end of US 190 / US 377 overlap
288.0 463.5 US 283 north – Santa Anna, Coleman
West Sweden 292.1 470.1 FM 3022 south – Lake Brady
Melvin 300.5 483.6 FM 2028 east – Melvin
301.6 485.4 FM 503 north – Salt Gap, Doole, Ivie Reservoir
Concho 311.0 500.5 FM 2134 north – Millersview, Ivie Reservoir
Eden 316.6 509.5 US 83 – Menard, Ballinger
321.5 517.4 FM 176 south
334.8 538.8 Loop 577 north – Vick, Eola
335.7 540.3 Loop 577 south – Vick, Eola
Tom Green 345.7 556.4 FM 2334 north – Veribest
347.3 558.9 Loop 570 – Wall
349.2 562.0 Loop 570 – Wall
352.3 567.0 Loop 306 north / FM 1223 interchange; south end of Loop 306 overlap
San Angelo 356.2 573.2 US 277 south – Eldorado interchange; south end of US 277 overlap; no direct northbound exit (signed at Loop 378)
356.0 572.9 To Loop 378 / Country Club Road – Goodfellow AFB interchange
356.4 573.6 Loop 306 west to US 67 – Big Lake interchange; north end of Loop 306 overlap, access to San Angelo Community Medical Center
357.5 575.3 Ben Ficklin Road interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
359.5 578.6 RM 584 south (Knickerbocker Road)
359.8 579.0 FM 388 east (West Avenue N) – Angelo State University
361.0 581.0
Bus. US 67 south (West Beauregard Avenue)
south end of US 67 Bus. overlap
361.5 581.8 US 67 / US 277 north interchange; north end of US 277 / US 67 Bus. overlap
362.3 583.1 SH 208 north (19th Street) – Robert Lee
365.3 587.9 Chadbourne Street interchange; former Loop 378
366.5 589.8 FM 2105 east to SH 208 / US 277
Grape Creek 370.6 596.4 FM 2288 – Grape Creek, San Angelo State Park interchange
Water Valley 384.6 619.0 RM 2034 – Water Valley, Robert Lee
Coke
No major junctions
Sterling Sterling City 403.4 649.2 SH 158 east – E.V. Spence Reservoir, Robert Lee south end of SH 158 overlap
404.4 650.8 SH 163 south – Ozona south end of SH 163 overlap
407.2 655.3 SH 158 west – Midland interchange; north end of SH 158 overlap
408.1 656.8 SH 163 north – Colorado City south end of SH 163 overlap
Glasscock 434.2 698.8 FM 821 east – Forsan
Howard 435.6 701.0 FM 461 west south end of FM 461 overlap
436.1 701.8 FM 461 east – Forsan north end of FM 461 overlap
441.9 711.2 RM 33 south – Garden City Interchange
Big Spring 445.8 717.4 FM 700 interchange
447.4 720.0 BL I-20 east (West 4th Street)
447.4 720.0 BL I-20 west (West 3rd Street)
448.5 721.8 I-20 – El Paso, Fort Worth I-20 exit 177
450.5 725.0 FM 700 south to I-20 east
Fairview 455.1 732.4 FM 2230 west
455.4 732.9 FM 1584 north – Vealmoor
460.7 741.4 FM 846 – Knott
468.3 753.7 FM 2230 south – Knott
468.7 754.3 FM 1785 east – Vealmoor
Martin 471.0 758.0 FM 2002 west – Ackerly
Dawson 472.1 759.8 FM 1584 south – Vealmoor
472.6 760.6 FM 2212 south – Ackerly
474.4 763.5 FM 178 north to US 180 east
477.9 769.1 FM 828 west – Sparenberg, Patricia
484.1 779.1 FM 26 south – Sparenberg
488.2 785.7 US 180 east / FM 2052 west / Frontage Road – Gail, Snyder interchange; south end of US 180 overlap
Lamesa 490.6 789.5
Bus. US 87 north – Downtown Lamesa
491.0 790.2 FM 827 east – Preston E. Smith Unit
491.7 791.3 US 180 west to SH 137 / SH 349 – Seminole north end of US 180 overlap
491.9 791.6 FM 826 east – Lamesa Municipal Airport
492.2 792.1
Bus. US 87 south
492.9 793.2 FM 179 north
493.1 793.6 FM 2592 west – Brownfield, Midland, Stanton, Lamesa Municipal Airport
494.5 795.8 FM 825 east
Arvana 497.1 800.0 FM 2411 east
502.2 808.2 FM 1210 east
505.8 814.0 FM 1066 west
Lynn 508.6 818.5 Loop 76 north – O'Donnell
509.9 820.6 Loop 76 south / FM 2053 – Welch, O'Donnell
513.4 826.2 FM 213 – New Moore, Draw
516.4 831.1 FM 3332 east
Tahoka 522.3 840.6 Loop 472 – Tahoka interchange; south end of freeway
523.4 842.3 US 380 – Brownfield, Post
524.2 843.6 Loop 472 – Tahoka
525.7 846.0 FM 400 / Frontage Road – Wilson interchange; north end of freeway
531.8 855.8 FM 1317 west
534.7 860.5 FM 211 east – Wilson south end of FM 211 overlap
Wayside 534.9 860.8 FM 211 west – New Home north end of FM 211 overlap
Lubbock 541.1 870.8 FM 41 – Ropesville, Slaton
543.2 874.2 Loop 493 north – Woodrow
Woodrow 543.3 874.4 Woodrow Road Interchange
544.2 875.8 Loop 493 south – Woodrow
545.3 877.6 FM 1585 interchange; south end of freeway
546.3 879.2 114th Street
Lubbock 547.3 880.8 98th Street
548.3 882.4 82nd Street south end of I-27 overlap; I-27 exit 1
see I-27
Swisher 610.2 982.0 I-27 north north end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 61
Kress 612.1 985.1 FM 145 to I-27 – Hart
617.3 993.4 FM 928
Tulia 623.4 1,003.3 SH 86 west to I-27 / Hillcrest Road – Dimmitt interchange; south end of SH 86 overlap
624.0 1,004.2 SH 86 east – Silverton, Mackenzie Lake, Downtown Tulia north end of SH 86 overlap
624.5 1,005.0 FM 1318 east – Downtown Tulia, Tule Lake
626.7 1,008.6 I-27 south south end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 77
see I-27
637.3 1,025.6 I-27 north north end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 88B; no access from US 87 south to I-27 north
Happy 639.1 1,028.5 FM 1075 west south end of FM 1075 overlap
Randall 639.5 1,029.2 FM 1075 east to I-27 north end of FM 1075 overlap
641.7 1,032.7 FM 1705 west
643.8 1,036.1 FM 285 east – Wayside
651.5 1,048.5 FM 1714 west – Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Canyon 656.1 1,055.9 SH 217 (4th Avenue) to I-27 – Business District, Historical Museum, Palo Duro Park
656.5 1,056.5 Spur 48 east (Russell Long Boulevard)
656.6 1,056.7 US 60 west – Hereford interchange; south end of US 60 overlap; south end of freeway
657.1 1,057.5 FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
658.2 1,059.3 Buffalo Stadium Road
659.0 1,060.6 I-27 south – Lubbock south end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 110; no direct northbound exit (signed at Buffalo Stadium Road)
see I-27
Potter Amarillo 672.4 1,082.1 I-40 / US 287 south – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth north end of I-27 overlap; south end of US 287 overlap; I-27 exit 123B; I-40 exit 70
673.2 1,083.4 US 60 east (Buchanan Street) / US 287 north interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of freeway; north end of US 60 east overlap (northbound); north end of US 287 overlap
673.5 1,083.9 Southeast 10th Avenue (Loop 395)
673.8 1,084.4 Historic US 66 west (Southeast 6th Avenue / Spur 279)
674.8 1,086.0 BL I-40 / US 60 east / Historic US 66 east (Amarillo Boulevard East) – Pampa north end of US 60 west overlap (southbound)
675.3 1,086.8 US 287 south (Taylor Street) to I-40 interchange; south end of freeway; south end of US 287 overlap
675.4 1,087.0 North 15th Avenue no northbound exit
675.5 1,087.1 Oak Drive northbound access only
675.7 1,087.4 North 24th Avenue
676.3 1,088.4 Loop 434 (River Road) northbound exit and southbound entrance
676.7 1,089.0 Hastings Avenue
677.2 1,089.8 Central Avenue
677.7 1,090.7 Loop 335 (St. Francis Avenue)
678.6 1,092.1 Willow Creek Avenue
679.7 1,093.9 Cherry Avenue
680.7 1,095.5 To Loop 434 / Mobley Avenue
681.7 1,097.1 FM 1719 interchange; north end of freeway
Moore Four Way 709.1 1,141.2 SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Lake Meredith Recreation Area interchange
Dumas 720.8 1,160.0 FM 722 west (14th Street) – Channing
721.8 1,161.6 US 287 north (Dumas Avenue) / SH 152 east (1st Street) – Etter, Stinnett, Amarillo College north end of US 287 overlap
725.2 1,167.1 FM 2589 south
Hartley 737.2 1,186.4 FM 3138 south
Hartley 745.2 1,199.3 US 385 south – Channing interchange; south end of US 385 overlap
746.0 1,200.6 FM 807 north / FM 998 north
757.5 1,219.1 FM 281 – Etter
Dallam Dalhart 759.8 1,222.8
Bus. US 87 north (7th Street)
760.4 1,223.7
US 54 / Bus. US 87 south / FM 297 east (First Street) – Tucumcari, Stratford, Airport
760.5 1,223.9 US 385 north – Boise City north end of US 385 overlap
762.0 1,226.3 Spur 17 east / FM 1727 west
Bolin 768.6 1,236.9 SH 102 west – Sedan
778.1 1,252.2 FM 1879 north – Boise City
Perico 784.8 1,263.0 FM 3110 south
Texline 795.9 1,280.9 FM 296 – Boise City
797.1 1,282.8 US 87 north – Clayton New Mexico state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (2008-03-05). "overview map of US 87" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
U.S. Route 87
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