Interstate 20 In Texas

Interstate 20 marker

Interstate 20
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 636.08 mi[1] (1,023.67 km)
Existed: 1959 - present
Major junctions
West end: at Scroggins Draw
  near Fort Worth
in Fort Worth
in Dallas
in Dallas [2]
East end: near Greenwood, LA
Highway system
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Interstate 20 in Texas (abbreviated I-20 or IH-20) is a major east-west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States, running east from a junction with Interstate 10 east of Kent, Texas, through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the border with Louisiana near Waskom, Texas. The original distance of Interstate 20 was 647 miles (1,041 km) from I-10 to the Louisiana border, reduced to the current distance of 636 miles (1,024 km) with the rerouting of I-20 in the 1980s and 1990s. I-20 is known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

History

Interstate 20 in Texas was designated in 1959, and was to replace or run parallel to U.S. Route 80. Initial construction began from east to west and as bypass loops around larger cities. By 1967, the highway was complete from the Louisiana border to the western side of Fort Worth on a route to the south of US 80, with slower construction in the lesser populated areas of West Texas concurrent with US 80. In 1971, I-20 was rerouted across the southern side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with the old section through downtown Dallas and Fort Worth being redesignated as Interstate 30. In 1991, the entire concurrent designation of US 80 was removed from the I-10 interchange to Dallas.

Route description

West Texas

I-20 begins at a junction with I-10 in a desolate region of West Texas about 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Kent. I-20 leaves the interchange with I-10 with a speed limit of 80 until Milemarker 89. Interstate 20 also generally heads to the east-northeast passing by the cities of Odessa and Midland while transitioning from the West Texas desert to the prairie. I-20 runs concurrently with the La Entrada al Pacífico corridor from its junction with US 385 in Odessa to its junction with FM 1788 near Midland International Airport. Near Sweetwater, I-20 begins to head east as it heads towards the city of Abilene. In Abilene, I-20 curves towards the north and transverses the northern part of the city while also forming the northern arc of the loop around the city. I-20 continues heading east from Abilene until the town of Eastland when I-20 takes a more northeasterly route towards Weatherford while transitioning from the West Texas prairie to the central plains of North Texas as the terrain grows hilly. In Weatherford, I-20 again heads back towards the east as it heads towards the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Dallas-Fort Worth area

I-20 in southern Fort Worth

I-20 interchanges with I-30 west of Fort Worth with I-30 heading east and I-20 to the southeast. I-20 heads back towards the east when it interchanges with Interstate 820. I-20 forms the southern arc of the complete loop around the city of Fort Worth, and serves as the southernmost west-east freeway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Interchanging with I-35W south of downtown Fort Worth, I-20 heads east towards Dallas passing through Arlington, where it is also known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.[3] From Arlington, I-20 passes into Dallas County at Grand Prairie and heads east in to Dallas, interchanging with I-35E south of downtown and I-45 shortly after. I-20 intersects with I-635 (where it completes a three-quarter loop around the city) on Dallas' southeast side before heading east towards East Texas. The interstate varies from 4 to 10 lanes from its I-30 junction near Weatherford to its US-80 junction near Terrell.

East Texas

travel information center located at I-20 exit 635.

I-20 leaves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and heads generally to the east-southeast through East Texas. I-20 begins heading to the east as it passes to the north of the city of Canton. The intersection of I-20 at US 69 in Lindale just north of Tyler is the highest traffic count intersection on I-20 east of Terrell to the Louisiana state line. From Lindale, I-20 continues east, going through the piney woods region of East Texas intersecting US 259 with Kilgore to the south and Longview to the north and US 59 future I-369 with Marshall just to the north and Texarkana further north along US 59 future I-369 . I-20 leaves the state of Texas near Waskom and just west of the Shreveport, Bossier City, Louisiana area.

Auxiliary route

Interstate 20 has one auxiliary route in Texas.

  • Interstate 820 is a 35.2-mile (56.6 km) loop around the city of Fort Worth. I-20 absorbed the southern section as part of its relocation to the south and I-30 being extended westward over the old alignment of I-20 through the center of town.[4]

Business routes

All of the business loops within Texas are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Interstate 20 has fifteen business loops in the state, all located in western Texas. Along I-20, TxDOT identifies each business route as Business Interstate 20 followed by an alphabetic suffix. Along Texas Interstates, the alphabetic suffixes on business route names ascend eastward and northward. There are gaps in the alphabetic values to allow for future system expansion. The alphabetic naming suffixes are included as small letters on the bottom of route shields.

Texas State Loop 254 takes the place of a business route in Ranger, Texas, and follows the original route of U.S. Route 80.

I-20 business routes in Texas generally follow the path of the former US 80 through the central portions of towns now bypassed by the Interstate route.

Exit list

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Reeves 0.00 0.00 west - El Paso National western terminus; access to I-10 east via I-10 exit 186
Eastbound entrance only; I-10 exit 187
2.7 4.3 3 Stocks Road
7.0 11.3 7 Johnson Road
12.8 20.6 13 McAlpine Road
Toyah 21.9 35.2 22  - Toyah
29.0 46.7 29 Shaw Road
33.4 53.8 33
37.6 60.5 37 east - Pecos
Pecos 39.9 64.2 39  - Fort Davis, Balmorhea
40.5 65.2 40 Country Club Drive
41.9 67.4 42  - Fort Stockton, Carlsbad
43.8 70.5 44 Collie Road
Ward 49.3 79.3 49  - Barstow
52.7 84.8 52 west - Barstow Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
58.8 94.6 58 Frontage Road
Pyote 65.7 105.7 66 /  - Pyote, Kermit
69.8 112.3 70
Wickett 73.3 118.0 73  - Wickett
75.5 121.5 76 east - Monahans
Thorntonville 78.5 126.3 79
Monahans 79.5 127.9 80  - Kermit, Fort Stockton
83.2 133.9 83 west - Monahans
85.2 137.1 86  - Monahans Sandhills State Park
Crane
No major junctions
Ector 92.5 148.9 93  - Fort Stockton
100.7 162.1 101  - Penwell
104.3 167.9 104  - Goldsmith
108.1 174.0 108 Moss Avenue - Meteor Crater
111.9 180.1 112 east /  - Odessa
113.3 182.3 113 /  - Kermit
Odessa 114.7 184.6 115 (County Road West)
116.5 187.5 116  - Andrews, Crane Access to Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center
117.2 188.6 118 / Grandview Avenue
119.3 192.0 120 JBS Parkway
120.6 194.1 121  - Odessa
Midland 126.5 203.6 126 / north - UT Permian Basin CEED Western end of SH 349 overlap
Midland 131.5 211.6 131 west /  - Midland Western end of SH 158 overlap
133.9 215.5 134 Midkiff Road
134.8 216.9 135 Cotton Flat Road
135.9 218.7 136
/ south - Rankin, Lamesa
Eastern end of SH 349 overlap
136.8 220.2 137 Old Lamesa Road
137.9 221.9 138 east /  - Garden City, San Angelo Eastern end of SH 158 overlap
139.5 224.5 140  - Greenwood Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
142.2 228.8 143
144.4 232.4 144 west /  - Midland No westbound entrance
Martin 151.7 244.1 151 Westbound exit and entrance
153.7 247.4 154 east - Stanton
Stanton 155.9 250.9 156  - Lamesa Access to Martin County Hospital
158.4 254.9 158 west - Stanton
Howard 165.1 265.7 165
169.4 272.6 169
170.9 275.0 171 Moore Field Road
172.1 277.0 172 Cauble Road
Big Spring 174.0 280.0 174 east - Big Spring
176.1 283.4 176  - Andrews
177.0 284.9 177  - San Angelo, Lamesa
177.9 286.3 178  - Snyder
179.8 289.4 179 west - Big Spring
180.5 290.5 181A
181.3 291.8 181B Refinery Road
182.4 293.5 182 Midway Road
184.3 296.6 184 Moss Lake Road - Sand Springs
186.3 299.8 186 Salem Road - Sand Springs
Coahoma 188.4 303.2 188  - Coahoma
189.3 304.6 189 McGregor Road
190.4 306.4 190 Snyder Field Road
192.4 309.6 192
193.7 311.7 194A East Howard Field Road
195.3 314.3 195 Frontage Road No eastbound entrance
Mitchell 198.7 319.8 199 Iatan Road
199.6 321.2 200 Conaway Road
205.7 331.0 206 east /  - Westbrook
Westbrook 206.8 332.8 207 west - Westbrook
208.9 336.2 209 Dorn Road
210.0 338.0 210
212.1 341.3 212
213.0 342.8 213 east / Enderly Road - Colorado City
Colorado City 215.0 346.0 215 TDCJ - 80 John Wallace Unit, Dick Ware Unit
216.1 347.8 216
north /  - Snyder, Colorado City
Western end of SH 208 overlap
217.1 349.4 217 south - San Angelo Eastern end of SH 208 overlap
218.6 351.8 219A Country Club Road Signed as exit 219 eastbound
219.1 352.6 219B west - Colorado City Eastbound exit is via exit 219
219.8 353.7 220
221.0 355.7 221 Lasky Road
222.7 358.4 223 Lucas Road
224.2 360.8 224 east - Loraine
Loraine 225.1 362.3 225 south
225.9 363.6 226A north Eastbound exit is via exit 225
226.4 364.4 226B west / Wimberley Road
226.9 365.2 227 Narrell Road
Nolan 229.9 370.0 230
234.7 377.7 235 east - Roscoe
Roscoe 236.0 379.8 236  - Roscoe
237.0 381.4 237 Cemetery Road
238.0 383.0 238A west - Lubbock, Snyder Western end of US 84 overlap; no eastbound exit
238.1 383.2 238B Blackland Road
238.4 383.7 238C Frontage Road Eastbound exit and entrance
239.1 384.8 239 May Road No access across I-20
239.9 386.1 240
Sweetwater 240.3 386.7 241 east - Sweetwater
241.6 388.8 242 Hopkins Road
242.8 390.7 243 Hillsdale Road, Robert Lee Street
244.3 393.2 244
south /  - Sweetwater, San Angelo
Western end of SH 70 overlap
245.2 394.6 245 Arizona Avenue Westbound exit only
245.7 395.4 246 Alabama Avenue
Sweetwater 247.5 398.3 247 west / north - Sweetwater, Roby Eastern end of SH 70 overlap
249.0 400.7 249
250.9 403.8 251 Eskota Road
254.8 410.1 255 Adrian Road
256.1 412.2 256 Stink Creek Road
258.3 415.7 258 White Flat Road
259.3 417.3 259 Sylvester Road
Taylor 260.7 419.6 261 east - Trent
Trent 261.9 421.5 262
262.6 422.6 263 west - Trent
263.7 424.4 264 Noodle Dome Road
266.0 428.1 266 Derstine Road
267.2 430.0 267 east - Merkel
Merkel 268.5 432.1 269
270.1 434.7 270 west /  - Merkel
272.1 437.9 272 Wimberly Road
273.8 440.6 274 Wells Lane
Tye 276.8 445.5 277 east /  - Tye
277.8 447.1 278 west - Tye
Abilene 278.4 448.0 279 east / east - Abilene Eastern end of US 84 overlap; no westbound exit
279.3 449.5 280 Fulwiler Road
280.3 451.1 281 (Hayter Road) - Dyess AFB
281.4 452.9 282 Shirley Road / Ambler Avenue
282.9-
283.4
455.3-
456.1
283 (Winters Freeway) /  - San Angelo, Ballinger, Anson Signed as exits 283A (south) and 283B (north)
284.4 457.7 285 Old Anson Road - Impact
285.4-
285.8
459.3-
460.0
286A
 - Abilene
Signed as exits 286A (south) and 286B (north) eastbound, access to Hendrick Medical Center and Abilene Regional Medical Center
285.9 460.1 286C
286.4 460.9 288  - Albany, Abilene Christian University
288.1 463.7 290 (Jake Roberts Freeway) to  - Cross Plains
291.2 468.6 292A west - Abilene
292.1 470.1 292B Elmdale Road
Callahan 294.1 473.3 294 Buck Creek Road
296.6 477.3 297
Clyde 298.8 480.9 299 (Hays Road)
299.8 482.5 300  - Clyde
301.0 484.4 301 Cherry Lane
303.1 487.8 303 Union Hill Road
Baird 305.2 491.2 306 east /  - Baird
307.0 494.1 307  - Albany, Coleman
307.9 495.5 308 west - Baird
309.6 498.3 310 Finley Road
312.3 502.6 313
315.3 507.4 316 Brushy Creek Road
Putnam 318.5 512.6 319 south - Putnam, Cross Plains Western end of FM 880 overlap
319.7 514.5 320 north / east - Moran Eastern end of FM 880 overlap
321.6 517.6 322 Cooper Creek Road
Eastland 323.9 521.3 324 Scranton Road
Cisco 329.6 530.4 330  - Cross Plains, Cisco, Coleman
331.6 533.7 332  - Breckenridge, Cisco, Brownwood, Albany
336.3 541.2 337
339.8 546.9 340  - Gorman, Eastland, De Leon, Breckenridge
Eastland 342.9 551.8 343 /  - Lake Leon
344.9 555.1 345  - Olden Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
346.5 557.6 347 Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Ranger 349.0 561.7 349 /  - Lake Leon, Ranger
350.0 563.3 351 Desdemona Boulevard Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
351.5 565.7 352 Blundell Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
354.3 570.2 354 west - Ranger Former US 80
358.2 576.5 358 Frontage Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
360.6 580.3 361  - Strawn, De Leon
362.3 583.1 363 Tudor Road
Erath 366.3 589.5 367 north - Mingus, Thurber Western end of SH 108 overlap
Palo Pinto 369.4 594.5 370 south /  - Gordon, Stephenville Eastern end of SH 108 overlap
372.5 599.5 373  - Gordon
375.4 604.1 376 Panama Road, Blue Flat Road
380.0 611.6 380  - Palo Pinto, Lipan, Santo
386.0 621.2 386  - Stephenville, Mineral Wells
Parker 391.0 629.3 391 Gilbert Pit Road
392.8 632.2 394  - Millsap
396.9 638.7 397  - Brock
401.8 646.6 402 east - Weatherford Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
402.7 648.1 403 Dennis Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
404.3 650.7 405 Old Brock Road, Ric Williamson Memorial Highway
Weatherford 405.5 652.6 406 Old Dennis Road, South Bowie Drive
406.6 654.4 407 (Bethel Road) / Tin Top Road Westbound exit is via exit 408
407.2 655.3 408 /  - Granbury, Cleburne
408.6 657.6 409A Holland Lake Road, Fossil Hill Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
407.7 656.1 409 north (Santa Fe Drive) / Clear Lake Road
410.2 660.2 410 East Bankhead Drive
411.4 662.1 411 Center Point Road Westbound exit only
Hudson Oaks 412.9 664.5 413 Lake Shore Drive Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
414.0 666.3 414  - Weatherford, Mineral Wells Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
414.3 666.8 415 (Mikus Road) - Annetta
Willow Park 416.9 670.9 418 Ranch House Road - Willow Park
418.7 673.8 420 /  - Aledo
420.5 676.7 421 east - Downtown Fort Worth Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Tarrant 424.5 683.2 425 Markum Ranch Road
425.5 684.8 426
Benbrook 426.9 687.0 428 north (Jim Wright Freeway) I-820 exit 0
427.2 687.5 429A (Benbrook Boulevard) - Granbury
428.8 690.1 429B Winscott Road
Fort Worth 430.9 693.5 431 Bryant Irvin Road
431.2 693.9 432
432.1 695.4 432 west (Southwest Boulevard) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
431.3 694.1 433 Hulen Street, South Drive - TCU
432.9 696.7 434A Granbury Road, South Drive
433.3 697.3 434B Trail Lake Drive, Westcreek Drive
434.5 699.3 435 McCart Avenue, Westcreek Drive
435.2 700.4 436A (Crowley Road) / James Avenue
435.6 701.0 436B Hemphill Street
436.3 702.2 437 (South Freeway) - Denton, Waco I-35W exit 45A-B
437.1 703.4 438 Oak Grove Road
438.3 705.4 439 Campus Drive
Forest Hill 439.0 706.5 440A Wichita Street
439.5 707.3 440B Forest Hill Drive
440.8 709.4 441 Anglin Drive
Fort Worth 441.5 710.5 442A
(Mansfield Highway)
441.7 710.8 442B north (East Loop) / north - Downtown Fort Worth Western end of US 287 overlap, I-820 exit 34A
Arlington 442.9 712.8 443 Bowman Springs Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
443.2 713.3 444 south / Little Road - Waxahachie Eastern end of US 287 overlap
444.5 715.4 445 Green Oaks Boulevard, Little Road
445.4 716.8 447 Kelly-Elliott Road, Park Springs Road
446.9 719.2 448 Bowen Road
447.8-
447.9
720.7-
720.8
449 (Cooper Street) - UT Arlington Signed as exits 449A (south) and 449B (north) eastbound
449.1 722.8 450 Matlock Road Access to Medical Center of Arlington
450.3 724.7 451 Collins Street, New York Avenue
451.9-
452.2
727.3-
727.7
453 (Frontage Roads, Watson Road) - D/FW Airport Signed as exits 453A (north) and 453B (south)
Grand Prairie 453.2 729.4 454 Great Southwest Parkway
Dallas 454.0 730.6 455A north
454.3 731.1 455B / Lake Ridge Parkway
455.4 732.9 456 Carrier Parkway
456.6 734.8 457 (Belt Line Road) - Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill
Dallas 457.5 736.3 458 Mountain Creek Parkway
458.6 738.0 460 north (Patriot Parkway)
Duncanville 460.1 740.5 461 Cedar Ridge Drive
461.2 742.2 462 Duncanville Road, North Main Street
462.3 744.0 463 Cockrell Hill Road, Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas 463.0-
463.2
745.1-
745.4
464 (Marvin D. Love Freeway) - Dallas, Cleburne Signed as exits 464A (north) and 464B (south)
464.1 746.9 465 Wheatland Road, Hampton Road Access to Charlton Methodist Hospital
464.8 748.0 466 South Polk Street
466.4-
466.6
750.6-
750.9
467 (South R.L. Thornton Freeway) - Dallas, Waco Signed as exits 467A (north) and 467B (south); I-35E exits 418A-B
Lancaster 467.4 752.2 468 Houston School Road
Dallas 468.0 753.2 470 (Lancaster Road)
470.8 757.7 472 Bonnie View Road
472.0 759.6 473A J. J. Lemmon Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
472.3-
472.5
760.1-
760.4
473 (Julius Schepps Freeway) - Dallas, Houston Signed as exits 473B (south) and 473C (north); I-45 exits 276A-B
472.9 761.1 474 (South Central Expressway) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
475.6 765.4 476 Dowdy Ferry Road
476.6 767.0 477 St. Augustine Road
478.2-
478.4
769.6-
769.9
479 (C.F. Hawn Freeway) - Dallas, Kaufman Signed as exits 479A (west) and 479B (east)
Balch Springs 479.0 770.9 480B north (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) - Mesquite I-635 exit 1C
479.6 771.8 480A Kleberg Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
480.3 773.0 481 Seagoville Road
Mesquite 481.3 774.6 482 Belt Line Road, Lasater Road
482.3 776.2 483 Lawson Road, Lasater Road, Lumley Road
Kaufman 486.3 782.6 487  - Forney
489.2 787.3 490
490.1 788.7 491 / Helms Trail
Talty 492.2 792.1 493
Terrell 496.9 799.7 498
498.1 801.6 499A to  - Dallas Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
498.0 801.5 499B Rose Hill Road
499.7 804.2 501  - Terrell, Kaufman
501.5 807.1 503 Wilson Road
504.9 812.6 506 (College Mound Road) /
507.9 817.4 509 Hiram Road
511.0 822.4 512 (Hiram-Wills Point Road)
Van Zandt 516  - Wills Point
519 Turner-Hayden Road
521 Myrtle Springs Road, Myrtle Cemetery Road
523  - Canton, Wills Point
Canton 526  - Canton, Edgewood
527  - Emory, Canton
528  - Grand Saline
530  - Canton
533 Colfax Oakland Road
536 Tank Farm Road
537 /  - Van, Ben Wheeler
Van 540  - Van, Edom
Smith 544 Willow Branch Road
548  - Grand Saline, Tyler, Van
Lindale 552  - Hideaway
553 / County Road 411
554 Harvey Road
556  - Lindale, Mineola, Tyler
557 Jim Hogg Road
560 Lavender Road
562  - Hawkins, Tyler, Tyler State Park
565 (Driskill Lake Road)
567  - UT Health Center, Winona
571A  - Gladewater, Tyler
571B (Starrville Omen Road)
575 Barber Road
Smith-Gregg
county line
579 Joy-Wright Mountain Road
Gregg 582  - Liberty City, Overton
583  - Kilgore, Gladewater, Overton
587  - Kilgore, White Oak
589 south /  - Kilgore, Henderson, Downtown Longview Western end of US 259 overlap; signed as exits 589A (south/west) and 589B (east) eastbound
591 /
Longview 595 south (Estes Parkway) / north / north - Longview Signed as exits 595A (south) and 595B (north) eastbound
596 north / (Eastman Road) - Carthage Eastern end of US 259 overlap, access to Good Shepherd Medical Center and Longview Regional Medical Center
Harrison 599 /
604  - Hallsville
610
614  - Marshall, Caddo Lake, Henderson
Marshall 617  - Marshall, Carthage Future I-369
620  - Elysian Fields
624  - Scottsville
628 west / Frontage Road Western end of US 80 overlap
Waskom 633 east / /  - Waskom, Caddo Lake Eastern end of US 80 overlap
635  - Waskom
636.08 1,023.67 east Continuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


References

External links

Route map: Google

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Interstate 20
Previous state:
Terminus
Texas Next state:
Louisiana

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