U.S. Route 62 in Texas

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US Highway 62 marker

US Highway 62
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 403.744 mi[1] (649.763 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
West Texas
West end: Carretera federal 45.svg MX 45 at the Mexican border in El Paso
Major
junctions:
I-110 in El Paso
US 54 in El Paso
I-10 / US 180 in El Paso
East end: US 62 / US 180 at New Mexico state line northwest of Pine Springs
South Plains
West end: US 62 / US 180 at New Mexico state line west of Seminole
Major
junctions:
I-27 / US 87 in Lubbock
East end: US-62 at Oklahoma state line near Hollis
Highway system
SH 61 SH 63

U.S. Route 62 (US 62) is a US highway that runs from the Mexico–US border at El Paso, TX to the Canada-US border at Niagara Falls, NY. In Texas, the highway exists in two segments separated by a segment in New Mexico. US 62 is a major corridor in West Texas as it connects the cities of El Paso and Lubbock.

Route description[edit]

El Capitan as seen from US 62 in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Trans-Pecos[edit]

US 62 begins at the Santa Fe Street Bridge at the Mexico–US border in El Paso concurrent with U.S. Route 85. US 62 ends its overlap with US 85 and runs along E. Paisano Drive through Downtown El Paso. The highway runs northeast and passes by the Chamizal National Memorial before interchanging with Interstate 110 and U.S. Route 54. US 62 continues to run along E. Paisano Drive and has a short overlap with State Highway 20, which both enters and leaves via a traffic circle. The highway meets Interstate 10, where it begins an overlap with U.S. Route 180. Just north of I-10, US 62/180 leave E. Paisano Drive and begin to run along Montana Avenue, passing just south of El Paso International Airport. The section of Montana Avenue from Global Reach Drive/N. Yarbrough Drive to Rich Beem Boulevard runs along the reservation line to Fort Bliss. Development begins to steadily decrease along the highway east of Loop 375 as US 62 runs through the communities of Homestead Meadows North/Homestead Meadows South, Butterfield, and Montana Vista. After leaving El Paso County, the highway runs through sparsely populated areas and the town of Pine Springs near Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The highway winds through the Guadalupe Mountains before crossing into New Mexico.

South Plains[edit]

US 62/180 reenters Texas from New Mexico between Hobbs and Seminole. US 62 ends its overlap with US 180 in Seminole and begins an overlap with U.S. Route 385. The two highways run north-northeast through the towns of Seagraves and Wellman before entering Brownfield. In Brownfield, US 62 has a short overlap with U.S. Route 380 and State Highway 137 and begins an overlap with U.S. Route 82. US 385 leaves the concurrency in the northern part of the town. US 62/82 run through the towns of Meadow and Ropesville before entering metro Lubbock and the town of Wolfforth. The highway bypasses the town as a freeway and enters Lubbock near the 82nd Street exit. US 62/82 becomes a divided highway between 82nd Street and Spur 327 before becoming a freeway again, which is known locally as the Marsha Sharp Freeway. US 62 runs along the Marsha Sharp Freeway through a heavily developed area of southwest Lubbock before leaving US 82 at State Highway 114. US 62/SH 114 run through the heart of the city on 19th Street before becoming Idalou Road at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The highway rejoins US 82 near the East Loop 289 interchange. The highways run northeast out of the city before turning in a predominately east direction in Idalou.

US 62 leaves US 82/SH 114 in Ralls before beginning a concurrency with State Highway 207. The highway's concurrency with SH 207 ends in Floydada, with US 62 beginning an overlap with U.S. Route 70. US 62 has a lengthy overlap with US 70 that lasts from Floydada to Paducah. In Paducah, US 62 begins an overlap with U.S. Route 83, with the two highways running through Childress. US 62 ends its overlap with US 83 just north of the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River and exits the state into Oklahoma a few miles west of Hollis.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
El Paso El Paso To Fed. 45 / Santa Fe Street Bridge Mexican border; west end of US 85 overlap
US 85 north (Paisano Drive) East end of US 85 overlap
I-110 (Bridge of the Americas) – Juárez Interchange
US 54 (Patriot Freeway) to Loop 375 US 54 exit 20A
SH 20 west (Alameda Avenue) Traffic circle; west end of SH 20 overlap
SH 20 east (Alameda Avenue) Traffic circle; east end of SH 20 overlap
I-10 west / US 180 West end of US 180 overlap; I-10 exit 23B
FM 2316 south (McRae Boulevard)
Loop 375 (Joe Battle Boulevard) – Fort Bliss, Biggs Army Airfield Loop 375 exit 35
FM 659 south (Zaragoza Road) Interchange
Butterfield RM 2775 north – Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Hudspeth Cornudas RM 2317 south
RM 1111 south – Sierra Blanca
FM 1437 north – Dell City
Salt Flat FM 1576 north
Culberson SH 54 south – Van Horn
RM 652 east – Orla
US 62 east / US 180 east – Carlsbad New Mexico state line
US 62 crosses through New Mexico
Gaines US 62 west / US 180 west – Hobbs New Mexico state line
FM 3306 north
FM 1757 north
Seminole SH 214 north – Denver City
US 180 east / US 385 south – Lamesa, Andrews East end of US 62 overlap; west end of US 385 overlap
Seagraves SH 83 – Denver City, Welch
Terry Wellman FM 213 / FM 303 south South end of FM 303 overlap
FM 303 north North end of FM 303 overlap
Brownfield SH 137 north / FM 403 south – Levelland West end of SH 137 overlap
SH 137 south – Lamesa East end of SH 137 overlap
US 82 west / US 82 west – Plains West end of US 82/380 overlap
US 380 east – Tahoka East end of US 380 overlap
US 385 north – Levelland East end of US 385 overlap
FM 2066 north
FM 1698 east
Meadow FM 211 – New Home
Hockley Ropesville FM 41 / FM 168 – Smyer, Slaton
Lubbock FM 1585 east West end of FM 1585 overlap
FM 1585 west East end of FM 1585 overlap
Wolfforth Loop 193 east (Main Street) West end of freeway
FM 179 – Wolfforth
Loop 193 west / 82nd Street – Wolfforth East end of freeway
Lubbock Upland Avenue Planned future interchange
Spur 327 east West end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Milwaukee Avenue
Loop 289 (West Loop)
34th Street/Slide Road
Quaker Avenue
US 82 east (Marsha Sharp Freeway) / SH 114 west (19th Street) East end of US 82 overlap; west end of SH 114 overlap; east end of freeway
US 84 (Avenue Q)
I-27 / US 87 I-27 exit 3
US 82 west (Parkway Drive) / Loop 289 (East Loop) Interchange; west end of US 82 overlap
FM 2641 west – Preston Smith International Airport
FM 1724 south – Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyon West end of FM 1724 overlap
FM 1729 north – New Deal East end of FM 1724 overlap
FM 400 – Plainview, Slaton, Ransom Canyon
FM 789 south West end of FM 789 overlap
FM 789 north – Petersburg East end of FM 789 overlap
Crosby Lorenzo FM 378 north – Downtown Lorenzo West end of FM 378 overlap
FM 378 south East end of FM 378 overlap
FM 2236 north
FM 2576 south
US 82 east / SH 114 east – Crosbyton East end of US 82/SH 114 overlap
Ralls SH 207 south – Ralls, Post South end of SH 207 overlap
FM 1471
Cone FM 193
Floyd FM 54 west – Petersburg
FM 37 west
Floydada US 70 west – Plainview West end of US 70 overlap
SH 207 north / FM 1958 east – Silverton East end of SH 207 overlap
FM 651 – Crosbyton
FM 602 south
FM 28 south – Dougherty West end of FM 28 overlap
FM 28 north East end of FM 28 overlap
Motley Matador SH 70 – Turkey, Dickens
Spur 94 north
FM 1380
Cottle FM 1037 north
Paducah US 70 east / US 83 south – Crowell, Guthrie East end of US 70 overlap; west end of US 83 overlap
FM 1037 south West end of FM 1037 overlap
FM 1037 north East end of FM 1037 overlap
FM 2876 east
FM 2998 north
FM 3256 west – Matador Wildlife Management Area
FM 2998 south
FM 1440 west – Cee Vee
Childress FM 2103 west
FM 94 south – Tell, Matador
FM 2042 – Tell
Childress FM 164 – Childress Municipal Airport
US 287 – Memphis, Quanah
FM 3181 east
FM 2645
Bridge over Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River
US 83 north – Wellington East end of US 83 overlap
FM 1438 north
FM 1642 north – Dodson
US-62 east – Hollis Oklahoma state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 62". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
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