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State Highway 180, or SH 180, is a highway that runs through Tarrant County and Dallas County in Texas (USA) between Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, running east to Loop 12 in Dallas. From Zang Boulevard in Dallas to Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, State Highway 180 follows the old routing of U.S. Route 80.

State Highway 180 marker

State Highway 180
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length30.4 mi[1] (48.9 km)
Existed1991[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-35W in Fort Worth
  US 287 in Fort Worth
I-820 in Fort Worth
SH 360 in Arlington
East end Loop 12 in Dallas[2]
Location
CountiesTarrant, Dallas
Highway system
SH 179SH 181
State Highway 180 as Main Street in Grand Prairie

Route descriptionEdit

The entire route runs no more than a few miles south parallel of the former Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike (now Interstate 30), but does not intersect with it at any point.

The highway begins as Lancaster Avenue from Interstate 35W just southeast of downtown Fort Worth.

Entering Arlington, it becomes Division Street, and passes just south of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington.

After entering Grand Prairie, it becomes Main Street, passing through mainly older commercial buildings and the city's downtown area.

When it enters Dallas, it becomes Davis Street to Loop 12.

HistoryEdit

SH 180 was previously designated on November 30, 1932 from Annona north to then-SH 5. This highway was SH 5A before March 19, 1930, and was erroneously omitted from the March 19, 1930 state highway log.[3] SH 180 was decommissioned on January 25, 1938. This was redesignated as SH 5 Spur on February 20, 1939,[4] which was redesignated as Spur 23 on September 26, 1939, and FM 44 on May 19, 1942.

The current SH 180 was designated on August 28, 1991 when US 80 was decommissioned west of Mesquite. [5] On October 30, 2014, the section of SH 180 from Loop 12 to Interstate 35E was removed from the state highway system and returned to the city of Dallas.

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
TarrantFort Worth0.00.0  I-35W – Fort Worth, Waco
0.71.1   US 287 to I-30 west – DowntownInterchange
1.82.9Beach StreetInterchange
5.6–
5.8
9.0–
9.3
  I-820I-820 north exit 30A, south exit 30B
8.313.4Dottie Lynn Parkway / Green Oaks Boulevard, Cooks LaneInterchange
Arlington11.318.2Fielder RoadInterchange
15.2–
15.5
24.5–
24.9
  SH 360Interchange
DallasGrand Prairie17.928.8  Pres. George Bush Turnpike
19.4–
19.5
31.2–
31.4
   FM 1382 south (Belt Line Road) to I-30 / SE 9th StreetInterchange
Dallas23.8–
24.0
38.3–
38.6
  Loop 12 (Walton Walker Boulevard)Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) - State Highway No. 180. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
  2. ^ "TXDOT October 2014 Meeting" (PDF). dot.state.tx.us. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676239.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 80". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Google (June 11, 2018). "Route of SH 180" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 11, 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Texas State Highway 180 at Wikimedia Commons