U.S. Route 77 in Texas
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U.S. Route 77 in Texas

US Highway 77 marker

US Highway 77
Blue Star Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 471.296 mi[1] (758.477 km)
Existed 1927[1] - present
Major junctions
South end United States-Mexico border in Brownsville
  from Brownsville to Raymondville
/ in Harlingen
from Robstown to Corpus Christi
in Corpus Christi
near Schulenburg
in Waco
in Dallas
in Dallas
in Dallas
North end / near Gainesville
Counties Cameron, Willacy, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nuecess, San Patricio, Refugio, Victoria, De Witt, Lavaca, Fayette, Lee, Milam, Falls, McLennan, Hill, Ellis, Dallas, Denton, Cooke
Highway system

U.S. Route 77 (US 77) is a major highway that is part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville to Sioux City, Iowa. In Texas, the road runs south-north for 471.3 miles (758.5 km) from the International border with Mexico to the Oklahoma state line north of Gainesville. The highway is being upgraded to a freeway near Corpus Christi to connect to the freeway part of the highway in Raymondville as part of future I-69. A freeway in Robstown is already signed as part of I-69. From Waco to the Oklahoma state line, US 77 overlaps or runs parallel to I-35/I-35E.

Route description

The interchange between I-37 and US 77

US 77 crosses the Rio Grande with US 83 on the Veterans International Bridge. The two highways run together concurrent with I-69E until Harlingen. US 83 runs west (north) along I-2 to McAllen while US 77 runs north along with I-69E to Raymondville. The highway is the only one to pass through Kenedy County. In Raymondville, I-69E temporarily ends.

In Robstown, US 77 again picks up the I-69E designation until the interchange with I-37 in north Corpus Christi. US 77 shares a short overlap with I-37 before leaving the highway. US 77 runs through many small to mid-size communities before arriving in Waco. Here, US 77 begins its overlap with I-35 that lasts until Hillsboro, where the highway then parallels I-35E until Red Oak.

->U.S. Route 77 Business (Waco, Texas)

US 77 has an unsigned overlap with I-35E until US 77 leaves the interstate in Corinth to serve Denton. The highway then returns to I-35 in north Denton until the two highways cross into Oklahoma together north of Gainesville.


Major intersections

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Cameron Brownsville Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates over the Rio Grande
south end of US 83 overlap
University Boulevard / East Avenue - UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost College at-grade intersection
overlap; see I-69E
Kenedy La Parra Avenue - {{location1=Sarita}} interchange
Kleberg Riviera east - Riviera Beach
west - Falfurrias
east - Loyola Beach, Vattmann
 - Vattmann
Ricardo east
north (General Cavazos Boulevard) interchange
(Senator Carlos Truan Boulevard) - Kingsville Naval Air Station interchange
west (King Avenue) / Kenedy Avenue - Benavides interchange
west (Corral Avenue) / (Santa Gertrudis Avenue) - Kingsville Naval Air Station interchange
Frontage Road interchange
Nueces Bishop / East 6th Street interchange
 - Chapman Ranch, Agua Dulce interchange; no direct northbound exit

south / County Road 10 - Kingsville
east - Concordia, Bishop Airport
Driscoll  - Alice, Corpus Christi, Petronila
 - Spring Gardens
overlap; see I-69E
Corpus Christi south - Corpus Christi north end of I-69E overlap; south end of I-37 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 14
Sharpsburg Road / Redbird Lane I-37 exit 15
Labonte Park I-37 exit 16
San Patricio north - San Antonio north end of I-37 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 17
Odem west / east (Main Street) - Edroy, Taft
east - Taft
north / west
 - Mathis interchange
 - Beeville, Gregory interchange
to  - Beeville, Gregory interchange

Refugio Woodsboro south - Bayside
south - Bayside, Gregory
north - Blanconia
Refugio east (Empresario Street) to  - Bayside, Austwell

north / north to  - Goliad, Goliad State Historical Park, Presidio Labahia, General Zaragoza Birthplace, Beeville
 - Tivoli, Austwell, Goliad interchange
Victoria east - McFaddin
Victoria (via Spur 91) - Houston, Victoria interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; future I-69 north

north / north - Houston, Victoria
interchange; south end of US 59 overlap

south / north - Goliad, Laredo
interchange; north end of US 59 overlap
 - Cuero, Refugio interchange
interchange; no direct northbound exit (signed at FM 236)
 - Cuero, San Antonio, Port Lavaca interchange
Briggs Boulevard / Nursery Drive interchange; no direct northbound exit
Mallette Drive / Invitational Drive interchange

south (Navarro Street) / east - Edna
south - Inez
north - Terryville, Yoakum
No major junctions
Lavaca  - Edna, Yoakum, Gonzales interchange
 - Koerth, Shiner, Ezzell
south - Sweet Home, Yoakum
south / west - Shiner, Seguin, Yoakum, Goliad
south end of US 90 Alt. overlap
west - Moulton

east - Eagle Lake, Houston
north end of US 90 Alt. overlap
north (East First Street) - Schulenburg
east - Oakland south end of FM 532 overlap
west - Komensky, Moulton, Gonzales north end of FM 532 overlap
Fayette Schulenburg (Lyons Avenue) to  - Hallettsville
to  - Flatonia, Engle, Weimar
 - Flatonia, San Antonio, Weimar, Houston I-10 exit 674
west - Freyburg
Swiss Alp south - Ammannsville
west - Hostyn
west - Monument Hill Kreische Brewery State Park
La Grange south - Weimar

/ east to  - Smithville, Austin, Columbus, Brenham, Bellville
 - Smithville, Austin, Columbus interchange
north - Nechanitz
west - Winchester, Smithville
Warda west
Lee Giddings south - Serbin, Northrup, Winchester
(Austin Street) - Elgin, Austin, Brenham, Houston
to  - Manheim, Dime Box
north - Fedor, Lexington
 - Bastrop, San Marcos, Caldwell, Bryan interchange
Lexington north to west to south / west - Taylor, Elgin, Fedor south end of FM 696 overlap
east north end of FM 696 overlap
south to west to west to south - Taylor, Elgin, Fedor
Milam Rockdale north
 - Caldwell, Airport
 - Hearne, Round Rock interchange
south - Rockdale
east / south - Milano, Hearne, Caldwell south end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
east - Gause, Hearne
Cameron west to south - Buckholts, Temple
west / north / North Travis Street - Temple, Business District north end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
Splawn  - Hearne, Seaton
Ben Arnold east - Clarkson
Burlington north - Barclay
Falls south - Clarkson
Rosebud north / south (Main Street) - Reagan, Barclay
west - Temple
south to  - Reagan
Travis east - Cedar Springs south end of FM 431 overlap
west - Westphalia north end of FM 431 overlap
Lott  - Westphalia, Temple, Marlin
Chilton  - Troy, Marlin
east - Marlin south end of SH 7 overlap
west - Cego

west / east - Bruceville-Eddy, Marlin
interchange; north end of SH 7 overlap
Golinda east
McLennan west - Levi, Mooreville south end of FM 2643 overlap
east - Asa north end of FM 2643 overlap
Robinson west - Lorena
west - Hewitt
Waco-Robinson line /  - Temple, Marlin, Groesbeck interchange
Waco north - Austin, Meridian traffic circle

north (La Salle Avenue)
south (Jack Kultgen Expressway) / north (South 17th Street) - Austin, Cotton Palace Complex, Floyd Casey Stadium south end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 334
see I-35
Hill Hillsboro north / south - Fort Worth, Dallas north end of I-35 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 370
Carl's Corner west to  - Lovelace, Dallas
Midway west - Itasca
south - Brandon
Ellis Milford south - Mertens, Malone, Elm Mott south end of FM 308 overlap
west to
north - Maypearl north end of FM 308 overlap
Italy to  - Ennis, Terrell
Forreston west to
Nena south - Avalon, Blooming Grove
Waxahachie south /  - Waco, Dallas, Bell Branch I-35E exit 397
west (Rogers Street) / south (Howard Road) - Maypearl, Itasca

(West Main Street) - Midlothian, Ennis
east (West Marvin Avenue) - Palmer
east - Palmer, Ferris
 - Fort Worth, Midlothian, Ennis interchange
to /  - Ferris
Red Oak north - Red Oak
south - Waco south end of I-35E overlap; US 77 south follows exit 408
see I-35E
Denton Denton north - Oklahoma City north end of I-35E overlap; US 77 north follows exit 464
south (Fort Worth Drive) - Roanoke south end of US 377 overlap
east (McKinney Street)
north / (University Drive) - Decatur, Prosper, Pilot Point north end of US 377 overlap
east (Sherman Drive) - Aubrey
north (Locust Street)

/  - Aubrey, Pilot Point, Prosper
south to /  - Krum south end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 471
see I-35
Cooke north / north - Ardmore, Oklahoma City Oklahoma state line (bridge over Red River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 

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