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Interstate 30

Interstate 30 marker

Interstate 30
I-30 highlighted in red
Route information
Length 366.76 mi[1] (590.24 km)
Existed August 27, 1957 - present
Major junctions
West end in Aledo, TX
East end / / / / in North Little Rock, AR
States Texas, Arkansas
Counties TX: Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Titus, Morris, Bowie
AR: Miller, Hempstead, Nevada, Clark, Hot Spring, Saline, Pulaski
Highway system

Interstate 30 (I-30) is a 366.76-mile-long (590.24 km) Interstate Highway in the southern states of Texas and Arkansas in the United States. I-30 travels from I-20 west of Fort Worth, Texas, northeast via Dallas, and Texarkana, Texas, to I-40 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The highway parallels U.S. Route 67 (US 67) except for the portion west of downtown Dallas (which was once part of I-20).[2] Between the termini, I-30 has interchanges with I-35W, I-35E and I-45. I-30 is known as the Tom Landry Freeway between I-35W and I-35E, within the core of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Route description

  mi[1] km
Texas 223.74 360.07
Arkansas 143.02 230.17
Total 366.76 590.24

I-30 is the shortest two-digit Interstate ending in zero in the Interstate system. The Interstates ending in zero are generally the longest east-west Interstates. It is also the second-shortest major Interstate (ending in zero or five), behind I-45.[] The largest areas that I-30 travels through include the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the Texarkana metropolitan area, and the Little Rock metropolitan area.


Tom Landry Freeway at Eastchase in Fort Worth, Texas

The section of I-30 between Dallas and Fort Worth is designated the Tom Landry Highway in honor of the long-time Dallas Cowboys coach. Though I-30 passed well south of Texas Stadium, the Cowboys' former home, their new stadium in Arlington, Texas is near I-30. However, the freeway designation was made before Arlington voted to build Cowboys Stadium. This section was previously known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, which preceded the Interstate System. Although tolls had not been collected for many years, it was still known locally as the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike until receiving its present name.[2] The section from downtown Dallas to Arlington was recently widened to over 16 lanes in some sections, by 2010. From June 15, 2010, through February 6, 2011, this 30-mile (48 km) section of I-30 was temporarily designated as the "Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway" in commemoration of Super Bowl XLV which was played at Cowboys Stadium.[3]

I-30 as viewed from Reunion Tower in Dallas

In Dallas, I-30 is known as East R.L. Thornton Freeway between downtown Dallas and the eastern suburb of Mesquite. I-30 picks up the name from I-35E south at the Mixmaster interchange. The Mixmaster is scheduled to be reconstructed as part of the Horseshoe project,[4] derived from the larger Pegasus Project.[5][6] The section from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 (Buckner Boulevard) is eight lanes plus an HOV lane. This section will be reconstructed under the East Corridor project to 12 lanes by 2025/2030.[7] From Rockwall to a point past Sulphur Springs, I-30 runs concurrent with US 67. Through the city of Greenville, I-30 is known as Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway.[8] I-30 continues northeasterly through East Texas until a few miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border, when the route turns east, towards Arkansas.


Traffic flows down a four-lane Interstate highway underneath a large sign indicating traffic exits
I-30's eastern terminus at I-40 in North Little Rock, Arkansas

I-30 enters southwestern Arkansas in Texarkana which is the twin city of Texarkana, Texas. I-30 intersects I-49. I-30 travels in a diagonal direction as it proceeds north east through the state. I-30 then passes through Hope, birthplace of former President Bill Clinton. I-30 then serves Prescott, Gurdon, Arkadelphia, and Malvern. At Malvern, drivers can use US 70 or US 270 to travel into historic Hot Springs or beyond into Ouachita National Forest. About at this location, US 70 and US 67 join I-30 and stay with the interstate into the Little Rock city limits. Northeast of Malvern, I-30 passes through Benton, before reaching the Little Rock city limits. From Benton to its end at I-40, I-30 is a six-lane highway with up to 85,000 vehicles per day. As I-30 enters Little Rock, I-430 leaves its parent route to create a western bypass of Little Rock. Just south of downtown, I-30 meets the western terminus of I-440 and the northern terminus of another auxiliary route in I-530. I-530 travels 46 miles (74 km) south to Pine Bluff. At this tri-intersection of Interstates, I-30 turns due north for the final few miles of its route. Here I-30 passes through the capitol district of Little Rock. I-30 also creates one final auxiliary route in I-630, or the Wilbur D. Mills Freeway, which splits downtown Little Rock in an east-west direction before coming to its other end at I-430 just west of downtown. After passing I-630, I-30 crosses the Arkansas River into North Little Rock and comes to its eastern terminus, despite facing north, at I-40. At its end, I-30 is joined by US 65, US 67, and US 167. US 65 joins I-40 westbound, while US 67 and US 167 join I-40 eastbound from I-30's eastern terminus.


The Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike was a 30-mile (48 km) toll highway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It operated between 1957 and 1977, afterward becoming a nondescript part of I-30. The road, three lanes in each direction but later widened, is the only direct connection between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, Texas. In October 2001, the former turnpike was named the Tom Landry Highway, after the late Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry.[3]

The proposed expressway was studied as early as 1944,[9] but was turned down by the state engineer due to the expense.[] However, in 1953, the state legislature created the Texas Turnpike Authority, which in 1955 raised $58.5 million (equivalent to $419 million in 2016[10]) to build the project. Construction started later that year. On August 27, 1957, the highway was open to traffic,[11] but the official opening came a week later on September 5.[12] The turnpike's presence stimulated growth in Arlington and Grand Prairie and facilitated construction of Six Flags Over Texas. On December 31, 1977, the bonds were paid off and the freeway was handed over to the state Department of Transportation, toll collection ceased, and the tollbooths were removed during the following week.[13]

It served as I-20 between Dallas and Fort Worth until the current I-20 route to the south was opened in 1971. Afterwards, I-30 was extended from its end at the "Dallas Mixmaster" interchange with I-35E (also the east end of the turnpike) to follow the turnpike, and the former I-20 in downtown Fort Worth, west to modern-day I-20.

The existing US 67 route was already in heavy use in the early 1950s, at which point it was twinned from just east of Dallas to Rockwall and also near Greenville. The DFW Turnpike linking Fort Worth to Dallas was completed by 1957, becoming the first segment of I-30. The twinned US 67 routes were upgraded to Interstate Highway standards beginning in 1961, forming the R.L. Thornton Freeway. By the mid 1960s, much of I-30 was under construction. The majority of the route was completed by 1965, but a 40-mile (64 km) stretch through marshland between Mount Pleasant, Texas and New Boston, Texas remained unfinished. This remaining segment was finally built and opened to traffic in 1971, completing I-30.[14]

I-30 was proposed to be extended along the US 67 freeway from Little Rock. However, this conflicted with the Missouri Department of Transportation's plan to extend I-57, which is also planned to use US 67.[] In April 2016, a provision designating US 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, as "Future I-57" was added into the federal fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The provision would also give Arkansas the ability to request any segment of the road built to Interstate Highway standards be officially added to the Interstate Highway System as I-57.[15] Had I-30 been extended, there were plans to upgrade AR 226 to Interstate standards and designate it as "Interstate 730".[16][17]

I-130 was a proposed auxiliary route of I-30 that was planned to be concurrent with I-49. Once the eastern segment of the Texarkana Loop had been upgraded to Interstate standards, I-130 was to have been signed; however, it is now part of I-49.[18]

Exit list

TexasParker0.000.00 west - Weatherford, AbileneI-20 exit 421 eastbound; eastbound exit, westbound entrance & western terminus
1.72.71AWalsh Ranch ParkwayExit opened in May 2016
TarrantFort Worth2.33.71BLinkcrest Drive
3.35.32 eastFormer US 80
4.36.93 / Chapel Creek Boulevard
5.28.45AAlemeda StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
5.69.05 (West Loop)Signed as exits 5B (north) and 5C (south) eastbound and 5A (north) and 5B (south) westbound; I-820 exit 3
Fort Worth-White Settlement line6.610.66Las Vegas Trail
7.512.17ACherry Lane
Fort Worth7.812.67B (Alta Mere Drive) / (Lockheed Boulevard)
8.814.28AGreen Oaks RoadNo direct eastbound exit (signed at exit 7B)
9.114.68BRidgmar Boulevard / Ridglea Avenue
9.715.69ABryant Irvin Road
10.116.39B south (Camp Bowie Boulevard) / Horne StreetWestern end of US 377 overlap
11.117.910Hulen Street
12.219.611Montgomery Street - Cultural District
12.420.012AUniversity Drive - City Parks, TCU, Fort Worth Zoo
13.121.112BRosedale StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
13.321.412CForest Park BoulevardNo direct westbound exit (signed at exit 13A)
13.421.612B southWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
13.621.913A Summit Avenue / 8th AvenueNo direct eastbound exits (signed as exit 13); access to Harris Methodist Hospital, Cook Children's Medical Center, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, and Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
14.523.313B (Henderson Street)
15.024.115A Lancaster Avenue / Cherry Street - Convention Center, Downtown Fort WorthSigned as exit 13 eastbound; access to Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center
15.224.515 / north / north - Denton, WacoEastern end of US 377 overlap; eastbound exits signed as exit 15A and westbound exits signed as 15B (south) and 15C (north);
15.524.915B south / east (East Lancaster Avenue)Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
16.626.716Riverside DriveWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; signed as exits 16A (south) and 16B (north)
17.227.716CBeach StreetSigned as exit 16 eastbound
19.030.618Oakland Boulevard / Bridge Street
19.431.219Brentwood Stair RoadEastbound exit and entrance
21.334.321A (East Loop)Signed as exits 21B (north) and 21C (south) westbound; I-820 exit 28
21.534.621BBridgewood DriveSigned as exit 21A westbound
23.537.823Cooks Lane
24.439.324Eastchase Parkway
Arlington26.642.826Fielder Road
27.444.127A Lamar Boulevard / Cooper StreetSigned as exit 27 westbound; access to Arlington Memorial Hospital
27.844.727B (Collins Street) / Center StreetSigned as exits 28A (Center Street) and 28B (FM 157) westbound
28.846.328Nolan Ryan Expressway / Baird Farm Road / AT&T Way
--Baird Farm Road / AT&T WayHOV access only; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
29Ballpark Way / AT&T Way / Baird Farm Road
30.849.630 / Six Flags Drive
DallasGrand Prairie32.352.032 / Signed as exits 32A (PGBT north, SH 161 east) and 32B (PGBT south, SH 161 west)
34.455.434Belt Line Road
35.857.636MacArthur Boulevard
40.164.539Cockrell Hill Road
41.366.541Westmoreland Road
41.967.442Hampton RoadSigned as exits 42A (south) and 42 (north) eastbound
43.870.544Sylvan AvenueNo eastbound exit
44.171.044 Beckley AvenueNo westbound exit; access to Methodist Medical Center of Dallas
Margaret McDermott Bridge over the Trinity River
45.272.745A south / south / south / Riverfront Boulevard - WacoUnsigned exit number westbound; Western end of US 67 overlap; I-35E exits 428A-D
46.074.045B north / north - DentonUnsigned exit number westbound; I-35E exits 428A-D
46.174.245CLamar StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
46.875.346AGriffin Street, Cadiz StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
47.175.846BErvay Streetwestbound exit and eastbound entrance
47.476.347ACesar Chavez BoulevardNo direct eastbound exit
47.676.647B south / north - Houston, McKinneySigned as exit 46 eastbound; I-45 exit 284A; northern terminus of I-45
48.177.447C2nd Avenue / 1st Avenue - Fair ParkSigned as exit 47 eastbound
48.678.248A Haskell Avenue / Peak Street / Carroll AvenueAccess to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
49.279.248B (East Grand Avenue) / Barry Avenue / Munger Boulevard - Fair Park
49.880.149A (East Grand Avenue) / Winslow Avenue - Fair Park
50.280.849BDolphin Road
51.082.150ALawnview AvenueEastbound exit only
51.282.450BFerguson RoadSigned as exit 50 westbound
52.584.552AJim Miller Road
52.784.852BSt. Francis Avenue
53.385.853A (Buckner Boulevard)
Dallas-Mesquite line53.786.453B east - TerrellEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Mesquite54.487.554Big Town Boulevard
55.288.855Motley Drive
56.390.656AGus Thomasson Road / Galloway AvenueSigned as exit 57 westbound
56.991.656 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway)Signed as exits 56B (north) and 56C (south); I-635 exit 8
58.193.558Northwest Drive
Garland59.295.359Belt Line Road / Broadway Boulevard
60.196.760ARosehill Road
60.998.060BBobtown RoadNo direct westbound exit (signed at exit 61A)
61.498.861AZion Road
62.4100.462Bass Pro Drive
Dallas64.4103.664Dalrock Road
RockwallRockwall67.2108.167AVillage Drive / Horizon RoadNo direct westbound exit (signed at exit 67)
67.6108.867B (Ridge Road)Signed as exit 67 westbound
68.0109.467CFrontage RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
69.0111.068 - Rockwall, Terrell
70.2113.069John King BoulevardWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fate72.7117.073 - Fate
Royse City75.1120.974Frontage RoadEastbound exit only
75.8122.075Westbound exit only
76.8123.676Erby Campbell Boulevard
77.4124.677A - Royse City
78.0125.577B (Epps Road)
Hunt79.8128.479 south /
81.4131.081Frontage RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance (currently closed due to construction)
85.6137.885 - Caddo Mills
87.9141.587 - Caddo Mills
90.2145.289 - Airport
Greenville92.1148.292Monty Stratton Parkway / Sayle Street
92.9149.593 (Wesley Street)
/ (Joe Ramsey Boulevard) / (Moulton Street)
Access to Hunt Regional Medical Center
96.1154.795Division Street
97.6157.197AFrontage RoadWestbound exit
98.0157.797Lamar Street
102.3164.6101 /  - Commerce, Paris
Campbell104.8168.7104 /  - Campbell, Lone Oak
HopkinsCumby111.2179.0110 /  - Cumby
113.7183.0112No direct eastbound exit
116.7187.8116 (Brashear Road) - BrashearEastbound access via Old US 67 (still signed with original shields) or Frontage Road (to FM 3389)
Sulphur Springs123.1198.1122 / (Hillcrest Drive) - Airport
124.2199.9123 (League Street)
125.1201.3124 (Broadway Street) to  - Sulphur Springs
126.1202.9125Bill Bradford Road
127.8205.7126 (College Street)
south /
136.2219.2135 northEastern end of US 67 overlap
137.5221.3136 (Weaver Road)
141.8228.2141 (Saltillo Road)
Franklin143.4230.8142County Line RoadNo direct westbound exit
Mount Vernon147.3237.1146 - Clarksville, Winnsboro
150.8242.7150Ripley Road
TitusWinfield154.4248.5153 - Winfield, Millers Cove
156.8252.3156Frontage Road
Mount Pleasant161.4259.7160 to / /  - Mount Pleasant, Paris, Pittsburg
/ /  - Mount Pleasant
Signed as exits 162A (Bus. US 271/FM 2152) and 162B (FM 1402) westbound; access to Titus Regional Medical Center
Morris178.9287.9178 - De Kalb, Daingerfield
199.8321.5199 - New Boston, De Kalb, Clarksville
New Boston202.5325.9201 - New Boston
206.7332.7206 - TexAmericas Center
208.2335.1207 - Red River Army Depot
Hooks209.5337.2208 - Hooks
212.7342.3212 - TexAmericas Center-East
Leary214.5345.2213 - Leary
Nash218.8352.1218 (Kings Highway) / (Pleasant Grove Road)
219.3352.9219University Avenue / Pecan Street
Texarkana220.4354.7220A south / south (The Loop) to  - Atlanta, Houston, ShreveportWestern end of US 59 overlap
221.1355.8220B (Richmond Road) / Pavilion Parkway
222.5358.1222 / (Summerhill Road)Access to Christus St. Michael Health System
Texas-Arkansas state lineBowie-Miller county line223.74
223 north / (State Line Avenue) - AshdownEastern end of US 59 overlap
ArkansasMiller0.81.31Jefferson Avenue
1.93.12Four States Fair ParkwayFormer AR 245
3.04.83 (The Loop) - Houston, Shreveport, Fort SmithSigned as exits 3A (south) and 3B (north) eastbound; I-49 exit 37
6.310.17 - Mandeville
11.218.012 - FultonEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Hope29.747.830 - Hope, Nashville
30.949.731 - Hope
36.057.936 - Emmet
NevadaPrescott43.870.544 /  - Prescott
45.873.746 - Prescott
Clark53.385.854 - Okolona, Gurdon
62.5100.663 - Gurdon
69.0111.069 east - Gum Springs
Arkadelphia72.4116.573 / to  - Arkadelphia
Caddo Valley77.3124.478 - Caddo Valley, Arkadelphia, Hot Springs
Hot Spring82.3132.483 - Friendship
90.9146.391 - Social Hill
Rockport96.4155.197 to
97.8157.498 west / east - Hot Springs, MalvernWestern end of US 270 overlap; Signed as exits 98A (east) and 98B (west)
99.3159.899 east - MalvernEastern end of US 270 overlap
Saline106.0170.6106Old Military Road (US 67)
111.0178.6111 west - Hot SpringsWestern end of US 70 overlap
113.3182.3114 south (AR 229 north) - Arkansas Health CenterWestern end of US 67 overlap
Benton115.1185.2116Sevier Street / South Street (AR 229 south)
116.5187.5117 /  - Benton
117.5189.1118Congo Road (AR 5 north)
120.3193.6121Alcoa Road
Bryant122.6197.3123 - Bryant, Bauxite
124.1199.7124Bryant Parkway
county line
Alexander-Little Rock line125.9202.6126 (Alexander Road) - Alexander
PulaskiLittle Rock128.3206.5128Mabelvale West Road / Otter Creek Road / Bass Pro ParkwayWestbound exit is before exit 129
128.8207.3129 north - Fort Smith
130.0209.2130 (Baseline Road) - Mabelvale
131.3211.3131McDaniel DriveWestbound exit only
131.3211.3Chicot RoadEastbound exit only
131.9212.3132 east (University Avenue)
132.5213.2133Geyer Springs Road
133.8215.3134Scott Hamilton Drive / Stanton Road
135.1217.413565th Street
137.5221.3138A east - Little Rock National Airport, Little Rock River Port, MemphisSigned as exit 138 westbound
137.7221.6138B south / south / south - Pine Bluff, El DoradoWestern end of US 65/US 167 overlap; Signed as exit 138 westbound; I-530 exit 1
138.6223.1139A (Roosevelt Road)
139.4224.3139B west
139.7224.81409th Street / 6th StreetSigned as exits 140A (9th Street) and 140B (6th Street) westbound
140.5226.1141A (La Harpe Blvd.) / Clinton Avenue
Arkansas River140.8226.6Freeway Bridge[19]
North Little Rock141.0226.9141B east (Broadway Street)Eastern end of US 70 overlap
141.9228.4142Curtis Sykes Drive
143.02230.17143A west / north / north - Conway, Fort SmithEastern end of US 65 overlap; I-40 exit 153B; tri-stack interchange
143B east / north / north - Jacksonville, MemphisEastern terminus; eastern end of US 67/US 167 overlap; I-40 exit 153B; tri-stack interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business routes

Interstate 30 Business
Location Benton, Arkansas
Length 3.8 mi (6.1 km)
Existed c. 1960-c. 1975

Interstate 30 Business was a business route in Benton, Arkansas. It ran from exits 116-118 on I-30 from approximately 1960 to 1975, concurrently with U.S. Route 70C.[20]


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  6. ^ "Project Pegasus Overview". Retrieved 2012. 
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  8. ^ Staff, Brad Kellar Herald-Banner. "Multiple events planned to honor Dr. King". Herald-Banner. Retrieved . 
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  12. ^ "Pike Safety Factor Hailed by Governor". The Dallas Morning News. September 6, 1957. [page needed]
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  17. ^ "Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Headed to Nation's Capitol". Jonesboro, AR: KAIT-TV. February 20, 2004. Retrieved 2016. 
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  19. ^ Staff (December 9, 1959). "Minute Order 3514" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved 2015.  (p. 1544 of PDF)
  20. ^ Archived Tourist Maps Archived June 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department). Accessed July 8, 2011.

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