U.S. Route 80 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 80 in Texas. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 80.

US Highway 80 marker

US Highway 80
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 155.251 mi[1] (249.852 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
west end: I-30.svg I-30 in Dallas
I-635.svg I-635 in Mesquite
Spur 557 near Terrell
US 69.svg US 69 in Mineola
US 271.svg US 271 in Gladewater
US 259.svg US 259 in Longview
US 59.svg US 59 in Marshall
I-20.svg I-20
east end: US 80.svg US 80 at Louisiana state line
Location
Counties: Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Wood, Upshur, Gregg, Harrison
Highway system
US 79 US 81

U.S. Route 80 is a U.S. highway that begins in the state of Texas in Dallas at an interchange with I-30. US 80 runs in an east-west direction for most of its length from Dallas to Louisiana.

History[edit]

The current route of US 80 in Texas is significantly shorter than it was when the highway was completed in 1931. The highway used to run from the New Mexico state line, near El Paso, to the Louisiana state line. Much of the highway was bypassed/replaced by the Interstate Highway System. US 80 has been replaced by I-10 from New Mexico to I-20, southwest of Pecos. The rest of the highway has been replaced by I-20 from here to the highway's current start in Dallas. The old highway has since been replaced by local roads and state highways (see below).

Route description[edit]

Dallas to Terrell[edit]

The current highway begins as a freeway at I-30 in Dallas, almost in Mesquite. This freeway runs from Dallas to Spur 557 between Forney and Terrell. This freeway was originally part of I-20 and is built to Interstate standards. The freeway passes through the suburbs of Mesquite, Sunnyvale (the only freeway to directly serve the town), and Forney.

Terrell to Mineola[edit]

In Terrell, US 80 serves as the major east-west highway in the town, passing through the town square. US 80 leaves Terrell serving smaller communities, such as Elmo. US 80 intersects SH 19 east of Edgewood. The highway runs in mostly a straight line from Terrell to Mineola, where it intersects US 69 about 30 miles north of Tyler.

Mineola to Louisiana[edit]

US 80 leaves Mineola running in a slight southeast direction towards Longview. From here, the highway turns in a slight northeast direction traveling into Marshall. The highway soon overlaps I-20, leaving the interstate to serve the community of Waskom. The two highways cross into Louisiana, parallel with each other traveling to Shreveport.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dallas Dallas 0.0 0.0 I-30 (US 67) / Loop 12 (Buckner Boulevard) I-30 exit 53B; no access from I-30 west to US 80 east
Mesquite 0.5 0.8 Big Town Boulevard
1.3 2.1 Town East Boulevard
2.5 4.0 Gross Road / Gus Thomasson Road no direct westbound exit (signed at Galloway Avenue)
3.1 5.0 I-635 I-635 exit 6
3.9 6.3 Galloway Avenue Access to Dallas Regional Medical Center
4.8 7.7 Belt Line Road
Sunnyvale 6.1 9.8 SH 352 (Collins Road)
8.4 13.5 East Fork Road
Dallas
Kaufman
9.5 15.3 Lawson Road Eastbound exit and entrance
Kaufman Forney 11.2 18.0 FM 460 (Clements Drive)
12.2 19.6 FM 688 (Broad Street) Eastbound exit only
12.9 20.8 FM 740 (Pinson Road)
13.9 22.4 FM 548
15.4 24.8 County Roads 212/217
16.5 26.6 Gateway Boulevard
17.4 28.0 Windmill Farms Boulevard
  19.0 30.6 To I-20 (via Spur 557) – Shreveport interchange; east end of freeway; I-20 exit 499A
Lawrence 20.7 33.3 FM 1392 north to SH 205
Terrell 23.0 37.0 SH 205 north / FM 148 south – Rockwall, Crandall
24.4 39.3 FM 986 north (Rockwall Avenue)
24.7 39.8
Bus. SH 34 (Virginia Street) to SH 34 / I-20
25.2 40.6 Spur 87 north (Dellis Street) – Terrell State Hospital
26.0 41.8 FM 429 north – Lake Tawakoni West end of FM 429 overlap
26.5 42.6 FM 429 south – College Mound East end of FM 429 overlap
Elmo 31.1 50.1 FM 2728 south to FM 429 West end of FM 2728 overlap
31.3 50.4 FM 2728 north to FM 429 East end of FM 2728 overlap
Van Zandt Wills Point 39.6 63.7 FM 2965 south to I-20
40.4 65.0 FM 47 (Fourth Street) – Lake Tawakoni, Mabank
41.4 66.6 SH 64 east – Canton
Edgewood FM 1504 south – Myrtle Springs
47.7 76.8 FM 859 – Downtown, Canton
  50.6 81.4 SH 19 – Emory, Canton
Grand Saline 58.2 93.7 SH 110 south / FM 17 south (Main Street) – Van, Canton West end of FM 17 overlap
58.7 94.5 FM 17 north – Lake Fork, Alba East end of FM 17 overlap
58.8 94.6 FM 857 east – Sand Flat, Providence
Silver Lake 64.9 104.4 FM 1255 west – Canton
Smith   65.9 106.1 FM 1253 south – Jamestown
Wood   67.3 108.3 FM 1799 north – Lake Holbrook, Golden
Mineola 70.6 113.6 Loop 564 east (truck route) to US 69 north / SH 37 north
71.4 114.9 US 69 to SH 37
71.9 115.7 FM 1801 east (Mimosa Street)
72.9 117.3 Loop 564 (truck route) / FM 1801 – Airport Interchange
  75.7 121.8 FM 2422 south – Lindale
Hoard 77.6 124.9 FM 1804 south – Lindale
77.7 125.0 FM 1801 west – New Hope
  80.6 129.7 FM 3056 north
Crow 82.2 132.3 FM 778 north – Hainesville
  84.5 136.0 FM 2869 north – Holly Lake Ranch, Fouke, Lake Hawkins
Hawkins 88.8 142.9 FM 14 – Holly Lake Ranch, Tyler
  91.1 146.6 FM 2659 west – Shady Grove
Upshur Big Sandy 93.6 150.6 SH 155 south – Tyler West end of SH 155 overlap
94.5 152.1 SH 155 north (North Tyler Street) – Gilmer East end of SH 155 overlap
Gladewater 103.2 166.1 FM 2685 north
Gregg 105.4 169.6 US 271 – Gilmer, Kilgore, Tyler
106.2 170.9 Loop 485 (truck route) to US 271
White Oak 110.3 177.5 FM 3272 north
110.9 178.5 SH 42 south – Kilgore
Longview Loop 281 to US 259 / SH 31 – UTT Longview, Texas Baptist College, LeTourneau University, Airport
FM 1845 north (Pine Tree Road)
SH 300 north (Gilmer Road)
SH 31 west / Spur 63 north
Spur 502 north (North High Street) – Kilgore College
FM 2208 north (Alpine Street)
US 259 / SH 149 south (Eastman Road) to I-20 – LeTourneau University, Airport
Harrison Loop 281 to I-20 – UTT Longview, Texas Baptist College Interchange
Hallsville FM 450 (Central Street) to I-20 – Harleton
  FM 968 west
  FM 3379 east
Marshall Loop 390 (Ernest Smith Parkway / M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) to US 59 north / SH 154 west / FM 449
FM 1997 north (Grove Street) – East Texas Baptist University, Wiley College
US 59 / SH 43 (East End Boulevard North) – Texas State Technical College
FM 1998 east – Scottsville
Loop 390 north (Ernest F. Smith Parkway)
  FM 2199 – Scottsville
  I-20 west – Dallas West end of I-20 overlap; US 80 west follows exit 628
  I-20 east / FM 134 north to FM 9 – Shreveport, Caddo Lake, Jonesville East end of I-20 overlap; US 80 east follows exit 633
Waskom FM 9 south – Panola West end of FM 9 overlap
FM 9 north East end of FM 9 overlap
Spur 156 south to I-20
  155.3 249.9 US 80 east – Greenwood Louisiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related Routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
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