U.S. Route 80 in Texas
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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.svg I-30 in Dallas
I-635.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.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 US 80 has been replaced by I-10 from New Mexico to I-20, southwest of Pecos. The rest of the highway has been replaced by I-20 from here to the highway's current start in Dallas. The old highway has since been replaced by local roads and state highways (see below).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

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dallas Dallas 0.0 0.0 (US 67) / (Buckner Boulevard) I-30 exit 53B; no access from I-30 west to US 80 east
Mesquite 0.5 0.80 Big Town Boulevard
1.3 2.1 Town East Boulevard
2.5 4.0 Gross Road / Gus Thomasson Road no direct westbound exit (signed at Galloway Avenue)
3.1 5.0 I-635 exit 6
3.9 6.3 Galloway Avenue Access to Dallas Regional Medical Center
4.8 7.7 Belt Line Road
Sunnyvale 6.1 9.8 (Collins Road)
8.4 13.5 East Fork Road
Dallas-Kaufman
county line
9.5 15.3 Lawson Road Eastbound exit and entrance
Kaufman Forney 11.2 18.0 (Clements Drive)
12.2 19.6 (Broad Street) Eastbound exit only
12.9 20.8 (Pinson Road)
13.9 22.4
15.4 24.8 County Roads 212/217
16.5 26.6 Gateway Boulevard
17.4 28.0 Windmill Farms Boulevard
19.0 30.6 to  - Shreveport interchange; east end of freeway; I-20 exit 499A
Lawrence 20.7 33.3 north to
Terrell 23.0 37.0 north / south - Rockwall, Crandall
24.4 39.3 north (Rockwall Avenue)
24.7 39.8
(Virginia Street) to /
25.2 40.6 north (Dellis Street) - Terrell State Hospital
26.0 41.8 north - Lake Tawakoni West end of FM 429 overlap
26.5 42.6 south - College Mound East end of FM 429 overlap
Elmo 31.1 50.1 south to West end of FM 2728 overlap
31.3 50.4 north to East end of FM 2728 overlap
Van Zandt Wills Point 39.6 63.7 south to
40.4 65.0 (Fourth Street) - Lake Tawakoni, Mabank
41.4 66.6 east - Canton
Edgewood south - Myrtle Springs
47.7 76.8  - Downtown, Canton
50.6 81.4  - Emory, Canton
Grand Saline 58.2 93.7 south / south (Main Street) - Van, Canton West end of FM 17 overlap
58.7 94.5 north - Lake Fork, Alba East end of FM 17 overlap
58.8 94.6 east - Sand Flat, Providence
Silver Lake 64.9 104.4 west - Canton
Smith 65.9 106.1 south - Jamestown
Wood 67.3 108.3 north - Lake Holbrook, Golden
Mineola 70.6 113.6 east (truck route) to north / north
71.4 114.9 to
71.9 115.7 east (Mimosa Street)
72.9 117.3 (truck route) /  - Airport Interchange
75.7 121.8 south - Lindale
Hoard 77.6 124.9 south - Lindale
77.7 125.0 west - New Hope
80.6 129.7 north
Crow 82.2 132.3 north - Hainesville
84.5 136.0 north - Holly Lake Ranch, Fouke, Lake Hawkins
Hawkins 88.8 142.9  - Holly Lake Ranch, Tyler
91.1 146.6 west - Shady Grove
Upshur Big Sandy 93.6 150.6 south - Tyler West end of SH 155 overlap
94.5 152.1 north (North Tyler Street) - Gilmer East end of SH 155 overlap
Gladewater 103.2 166.1 north
Gregg 105.4 169.6  - Gilmer, Kilgore, Tyler
106.2 170.9 (truck route) to
White Oak 110.3 177.5 north
110.9 178.5 south - Kilgore
Longview to /  - UTT Longview, Texas Baptist College, LeTourneau University, Airport
north (Pine Tree Road)
north (Gilmer Road)
west / north
north (North High Street) - Kilgore College
north (Alpine Street)
/ south (Eastman Road) to  - LeTourneau University, Airport
Harrison to  - UTT Longview, Texas Baptist College Interchange
Hallsville (Central Street) to  - Harleton
west
east
Marshall (Ernest Smith Parkway / M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) to north / west /
north (Grove Street) - East Texas Baptist University, Wiley College
/ (East End Boulevard North) - Texas State Technical College
east - Scottsville
north (Ernest F. Smith Parkway)
 - Scottsville
west - Dallas West end of I-20 overlap; US 80 west follows exit 628
east / north to  - Shreveport, Caddo Lake, Jonesville East end of I-20 overlap; US 80 east follows exit 633
Waskom south - Panola West end of FM 9 overlap
north East end of FM 9 overlap
south to
155.3 249.9 east - Greenwood Louisiana 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. 
U.S. Route 80
Previous state:
Terminus
Texas Next state:
Louisiana

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