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Texas State Highway Loop 281

State Highway Loop 281 or Loop 281 is a Texas state highway loop around the city of Longview. It runs from I-20 / US 259 / SH 322 in a clockwise direction back to I-20 near Longview. It is also known as Tomlinson Parkway in northern Longview.

State Highway Loop 281 marker

State Highway Loop 281
Route information
Length19.3 mi[1] (31.1 km)
Existed1960–present
Major junctions
CCW end I-20 / US 259 / SH 322 at Longview
  SH 31 in Longview

US 80 in Longview
US 259 in Longview

US 80 in Longview
CW end I-20 / FM 968 near Longview
Location
CountiesGregg, Harrison
Highway system
Spur 280Loop 282

HistoryEdit

Loop 281 was previously designated on December 2, 1954 on a route from US 82 / US 287 northwest to US 281 in Wichita Falls. The route was redesignated on November 7, 1958 as Loop 165 (modern-day US 287 Bus. and SH 240) "to avoid confusion with US 281 by the traveling public." The current route was designated on March 22, 1960, but only from US 80 north, east, and south to I-20. On March 25, 1992, Loop 281 was extended south from US 80 to I-20, replacing part of FM 1845.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
GreggLongview    I-20 / US 259 / SH 322 south (Estes Parkway) – Liberty City, Marshall, KilgoreInterchange
  FM 2087 south (Sabine Street)
  SH 31 – KilgoreInterchange
  FM 2205 east (Jaycee Road)
  FM 2206 west (Harrison Road)
  US 80 (Marshall Avenue) – White Oak, Hallsville
  FM 1845 (Pine Tree Road)
  SH 300 north (Gilmer Road)
  Spur 63 (McCann Road)
  Spur 502 (Judson Road)
  US 259 (Eastman Road) – Ore City, KilgoreInterchange
Tryon RoadInterchange
  FM 2208 (Alpine Road)Interchange
Harrison  US 80 (Marshall Avenue) – Longview, HallsvilleInterchange
   I-20 / FM 968 (Gum Springs Road) – Longview, MarshallInterchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 281". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-01.