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U.S. Route 80 in Texas

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 (TX).svg I-30 in Dallas
I-635 (TX).svg I-635 in Mesquite
near Terrell
US 69.svg US 69 in Mineola
US 271.svg US 271 in Gladewater
US 259.svg US 259 in Longview
I-369 (Future).svgUS 59.svg Future I-369/US 59 in Marshall
I-20 (TX).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
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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

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 US 80 has been replaced by I-10 from New Mexico to I-20, southwest of Pecos. The rest of the highway has been replaced by I-20 from here to the highway's current start in Dallas. The old highway has since been replaced by local roads and state highways (see below).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

Dallas to Terrell

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

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

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

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
DallasDallas0.00.0 (US 67) / (Buckner Boulevard)I-30 exit 53B; no access from I-30 west to US 80 east
Mesquite0.50.80Big Town Boulevard
1.32.1Town East Boulevard
2.54.0 Galloway Avenue, Gross Road / Gus Thomasson RoadAccess to Dallas Regional Medical Center
3.15.0I-635 exit 6
4.87.7Belt Line RoadAccess to Dallas Regional Medical Center
Sunnyvale6.19.8 (Collins Road)Access to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
8.413.5East Fork Road
Dallas-Kaufman
county line
9.515.3Lawson RoadEastbound exit and entrance
KaufmanForney11.218.0 (Clements Drive)
12.219.6 (Broad Street) / (Pinson Road)
13.922.4
15.424.8County Roads 212/217
16.526.6Gateway Boulevard
17.428.0Windmill Farms Boulevard
19.030.6 east to east - Shreveportinterchange; east end of freeway
Lawrence20.733.3 north
Terrell23.037.0 north / south - Rockwall, Crandall
24.439.3 north (Rockwall Avenue)
24.739.8
(Virginia Street) to
25.240.6 north (Dellis Street) - Terrell State Hospital
26.041.8 north - Lake TawakoniWest end of FM 429 overlap
26.542.6 south - College MoundEast end of FM 429 overlap
Elmo31.150.1 south to West end of FM 2728 overlap
31.350.4 north to East end of FM 2728 overlap
Van ZandtWills Point39.663.7 south to
40.465.0 (Fourth Street) - Lake Tawakoni, Mabank
41.466.6 east - Canton
Edgewood south
47.776.8 - Downtown, Canton
50.681.4 - Emory, Canton
Grand Saline58.293.7 south / south (Main Street) - Van, CantonWest end of FM 17 overlap
58.794.5 north - Lake ForkEast end of FM 17 overlap
58.894.6 east - Sand Flat, Alba
Silver Lake64.9104.4 west - Canton
Smith65.9106.1 south - Jamestown
Wood67.3108.3 north - Lake Holbrook, Golden
Mineola70.6113.6 east (truck route) to north / north
71.4114.9 to
71.9115.7 east (Mimosa Street)
72.9117.3 (truck route) to Interchange
75.7121.8 south
Hoard77.6124.9 south - Lindale
77.7125.0 west
80.6129.7 north
Crow82.2132.3 north - Hainesville
84.5136.0 north - Holly Lake Ranch, Fouke, Lake Hawkins
Hawkins88.8142.9 - Holly Lake Ranch, Tyler
91.1146.6 west
UpshurBig Sandy93.6150.6 south - TylerWest end of SH 155 overlap
94.5152.1 north (North Tyler Street) - GilmerEast end of SH 155 overlap
Gladewater103.2166.1 north
Gregg105.4169.6 (truck route) - Gilmer, Kilgore, Tyler
106.2170.9 (truck route) to
White Oak110.3177.5 north
110.9178.5 south - Kilgore
Longview - UTT Longview, Texas Baptist College, LeTourneau University, East Texas Regional Airport
north (Pine Tree Road) / Cherokee Street
north (Gilmer Road) - Gilmer
west / north - Kilgore, Tyler
north (North High Street) - Kilgore College
east (Alpine Street)
/ south (Eastman Road)
Harrison to Interchange
Hallsville (Central Street) to  - Harleton
west
east
Marshall (Ernest Smith Parkway / M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) to
north (Grove Street) - East Texas Baptist University, Wiley College
/ (East End Boulevard North) - Texas State Technical College
east - Scottsville
north (Ernest F. Smith Parkway) - JeffersonFuture Interstate 369[2]
 - Scottsville
west - DallasWest end of I-20 overlap; US 80 west follows exit 628
east / north to  - Shreveport, Caddo Lake, JonesvilleEast end of I-20 overlap; US 80 east follows exit 633
Waskom south - PanolaWest end of FM 9 overlap
northEast end of FM 9 overlap
south to
155.3249.9 east - Greenwood, ShreveportLouisiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related Routes

References

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation. "I-69 System (I-369) Harrison County/Marshall Route Study" (PDF). Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2018. 
U.S. Route 80
Previous state:
New Mexico
Texas Next state:
Louisiana

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