U.S. Route 75 In Texas

US Highway 75 marker

US Highway 75
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 76.158 mi[1] (122.564 km)
Existed: 1927 - present
Major junctions
South end: / in Dallas
 
in Richardson
in McKinney
in Sherman
in Denison
North end: / near Denison
Highway system
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In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Highway 75 (US 75) is a U.S. Highway that begins in Dallas and heads north to the Oklahoma state line.

History

In the initial assignment of state highways in 1917, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston were connected by a branch of State Highway 2 (the Meridian Highway), which ran via Waco and Bryan and continued on to Galveston. The more direct route followed by US 75 was not initially part of the system between Richland (connected to Dallas by SH 14) and Huntsville (connected to Houston by SH 19).[2][3] This Richland-Huntsville cutoff was added by 1919 as SH 32,[4] and US 75 was assigned to the alignment, as well as SH 6 north of Dallas, in 1926.[5] The branch of SH 2, which US 75 followed between Houston and Galveston, eventually became part of SH 6,[6] and these numbers were dropped in the 1939 renumbering.

Prior to the coming of the Interstate Highway System in the late 1950s, the only improvements to US 75 in Texas beyond building a two-lane paved roadway were in the Houston and Dallas areas.[7] However, the highways in and near these cities included some of the first freeways in the state: the Gulf Freeway (Houston, opened to traffic on October 1, 1948) and the Central Expressway (Dallas). When Interstate 45 was built in the 1960s, its alignment bypassed many of the towns and built-up areas between downtown Dallas and Houston. The bypassed routes retained the US 75 designation until the designation was truncated to downtown Dallas in 1987. Many of the original alignments continue to exist under other designations.

In Dallas, the route followed what is now the Good Latimer Expressway (formerly Spur 559)[8] southeast, out of downtown, along US 175 and south along State Highway 310.[9]

Near Ferris, Trumbull, Palmer, Ennis, and Corsicana Interstate 45 veers east to avoid the more populated areas. The old US 75 alignments through these towns, decommissioned in 1987, now carry the following designations:

A 1960s-era sign for US 75 in downtown Dallas. Taken at the corner of Ross Ave and Leonard St, facing southeast on Leonard St toward the now-decommissioned segment of US 75.

Through Streetman, Fairfield, Buffalo, Centerville, Madisonville, Huntsville, New Waverly, Willis, and Conroe, US 75 followed what is now State Highway 75.[15]

In Galveston, the alignment of State Highway 87 from 20th Street to the southern terminus Interstate 45 was also part of US 75 until its 1987 truncation.[16]

In other cases alignments were bypassed while US 75 remained in existence; they now carry the following designations:

Route description

US Route 75 enters Texas from Oklahoma just north of Denison, crossing the Red River. At this point it is concurrent with US Route 69, but the two separate about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the river. US 75 continues to the south and southwest to loop around the western side of Denison. The route continues south reaching Sherman and a limited-access three-level intersection with US Route 82. US 75 then continues southward to cross US Route 380 on the north side of McKinney. The stretch through McKinney is largely unchanged from its original design except for its intersection at the Sam Rayburn Tollway.[20] to replace the original interchange. Plans to upgrade the facility through and north of McKinney are under way with the reconstruction of the US Route 380 bridge. The highway continues southward into the northern suburbs of Dallas where it intersects the President George Bush Turnpike and I-635. The route reaches its southern terminus on the east side of downtown Dallas, intersecting Spur 366 and ending at unsigned Interstate 345.

The exit numbers for US 75 are not based on mile markers; instead, the exits were numbered consecutively (the only remaining stretch of road in Texas with such a system). As the bypass route was completed around the Sherman-Denison area, the numbering system was continued for the new exits. Upon completion of the widened Central Expressway through Dallas, the exit numbering was changed for the section south of I-635 to correspond with the new (and fewer number of) exits, based on mileage, but the numbering system north of I-635 was left unchanged, thus explaining the gap in the current numbering system.

Exit list

County Location mi km Old exit New exit Destinations Notes
Dallas Dallas 0.0 0.0 south (via I-345) / Good-Latimer Expressway - Houston, Downtown Dallas
0.0 0.0 1A To  - Waco, Denton southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-45 north exit 286A
0.2 0.32 1-2 1A Hall Street / Lemmon Avenue no direct southbound exit
0.7 1.1 2-4 1B Haskell Avenue / Blackburn Street / Lemmon Avenue / Fitzhugh Avenue
1.6 2.6 4-6 2 Knox Street / Henderson Avenue / Fitzhugh Avenue / Monticello Avenue
3.0 4.8 6-10 3 Mockingbird Lane / Monticello Avenue / SMU Boulevard Access to Mockingbird Station
4.1 6.6 10-12 4A Lovers Lane / SMU Boulevard / Southwestern Boulevard
4.8 7.7 13 4B Caruth Haven Lane no direct southbound exit (signed at exit 5A)
5.0 8.0 14-15 5A (Northwest Highway)
5.2 8.4 16 5B NorthPark Boulevard / Park Lane Access to Park Lane Station
6.1 9.8 17-18 6 Walnut Hill Lane / Meadow Road Access to Walnut Hill Station, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and Walnut Hill Medical Center
7.3 11.7 18-19 7 Royal Lane / Meadow Road
8.1 13.0 20A 8A Forest Lane no direct southbound exit (signed at exit 20-20A), access to Forest Lane Station, Forest Park Medical Center - Dallas, and Medical City Dallas Hospital
8.3 13.4 20B 8B Coit Road no direct southbound exit
8.7 14.0 20B Churchill Way signed as exit 20-20A southbound
9.0 14.5 21 High Five Interchange; I-635 exit 19A
10.4 16.7 22A Frontage Road southbound exit and northbound entrance
9.6 15.4 22 Midpark Road
Richardson 10.5 16.9 23 Spring Valley Road Access to Spring Valley Station
11.2 18.0 24 Belt Line Road / Main Street
12.1 19.5 25 Arapaho Road / Collins Boulevard Access to Arapaho Center Station
12.9 20.8 26 Campbell Road / Collins Boulevard / Galatyn Parkway
Collin 14.1 22.7 27 Renner Road / Galatyn Parkway signed as exit 27A northbound, access to Galatyn Park Station
Richardson-Plano
city line
15.7 25.3 28B
Plano 15.4 24.8 28A Plano Parkway
16.5 26.6 29 15th Street former FM 544, access to Medical Center of Plano
17.3 27.8 29A Park Boulevard
17.6 28.3 30 Parker Road Access to Parker Road Station
18.8 30.3 31 Spring Creek Parkway
20.1 32.3 32 Legacy Drive
Allen 21.5 34.6 32A Frontage Road
22.1 35.6 33 Bethany Drive
22.5 36.2 34 McDermott Drive former FM 2170
23.6 38.0 35 Allen Drive no direct southbound exit
23.9 38.5 36 Exchange Parkway Access to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Fairview-Allen line 24.4 39.3 37 (Stacy Road)
26.5 42.6 38A Ridgeview Drive
26.6 42.8 38B Frontage Road northbound exit only, access to Medical Center of McKinney
Fairview-Allen-
McKinney city tripoint
26.8 43.1 38C south to (via Spur 399 east) no direct access from US 75 south to Spur 399 / SH 5
McKinney 27.6 44.4 39 south / Eldorado Parkway - Airport south end of SH 121 overlap; signed as exit 39A northbound, access to Medical Center of McKinney
28.9 46.5 40A (Louisiana Street) / (Virginia Parkway)
30.4 48.9 40B White Avenue no direct southbound exit
31.2 50.2 41  - Greenville, Denton
31.7 51.0 42A Wilmeth Road signed as exit 42B southbound
32.7 52.6 42B Bloomdale Road signed as exit 42A southbound
33.4 53.8 43 (Weston Road)
Melissa 35.4 57.0 45 44 north - Bonham north end of SH 121 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
35.7 57.5 44 45 Telephone Road / Davis Road
36.3 58.4 46 Melissa Road
38.7 62.3 47 Throckmorton Road / Foster Crossing Road
Anna 41.2 66.3 48 (Anna-Weston Road)
43.8 70.5 49 Mantua Road
Collin-Grayson
county line
Van Alstyne 45.0 72.4 50 County Line Road
Grayson 46.2 74.4 51 (Van Alstyne Parkway) Due to confusion between this road and State Highway 121 to the south, southbound signs are marked "DFW TRAFFIC USE EXIT 38C"
Van Alstyne-Howe
city line
49.7 80.0 52 Blythe Road / West Farmington Road
Howe 51.9 83.5 53 (Haning Street)
54.3 87.4 54 /
Sherman 55.8 89.8 54A Shepherd Drive
57.4 92.4 55 Frontage Road
59.1 95.1 56
59.6 95.9 56A South Travis Street northbound exit and southbound entrance
59.9 96.4 56B Frontage Road northbound exit only
60.5 97.4 57 Park Street / Center Street
61.9 99.6 58 (Lamar Street / Houston Street)
62.3 100.3 59 Washington Street
62.9 101.2 60 (North Travis Street) / Taylor Street
63.2 101.7 61 (Texoma Parkway) no direct southbound exit
63.9 102.8 62 Lamberth Road no direct southbound exit
64.3 103.5 63  - Bonham, Gainesville
64.8 104.3 64 South Loy Lake Road / Fallon Drive
Sherman-Denison
city line
67.2 108.1 65  - Grayson County College, Airport Access to Texoma Medical Center
Denison 68.3 109.9 66  - Denison Spur 503 to 75 north exit 596
68.8 110.7 67 North Loy Lake Road
70.1 112.8 68 Crawford Street
71.0 114.3 69 (Morton Street)
72.2 116.2 70
73.3 118.0 71 Randell Lake Road
74.3 119.6 72
75.3 121.2 73 south - Denison, Greenville south end of US 69 overlap
76.1 122.5 74 Frontage Road
77.2 124.2 75 Rest Area / Texas Travel Info Center no direct northbound exit (signed at exit 74)
77.4 124.6 north / north - Durant Oklahoma state line (bridge over Red River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 75". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Commerce Journal, Highway Commission Adopts 25 Highways, July 6, 1917
  3. ^ State Highway Department, Map Showing Proposed System of State Highways as Adopted June 1917
  4. ^ Texas State Highway Department, Highway Map: State of Texas, October 1, 1919
  5. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved 2013 - via University of North Texas Libraries. 
  6. ^ Conoco, Official Road Map of Texas, H.M. Gousha Company, 1933
  7. ^ Texas Highway Department, Official Travel Map, 1954 Edition
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 559". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  9. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 310". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  10. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 560". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  11. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 561". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  12. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 562". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  13. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 563". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  14. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 564". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  15. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 75". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  16. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 87". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  17. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 3". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  18. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 5". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  19. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 93". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  20. ^ "http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/8E3D7B19-FA6F-42F3-A450-869A4C8A04CB/0/SH121_US75_InterchangeMapLow_Final2.pdf", interchange design currently under construction by the NTTA

External links

Route map: Google

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U.S. Route 75
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