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Texas State Highway Loop 338 (Loop 338) is a state highway loop in Texas. The highway is a beltway that encircles the city of Odessa. Unlike Loop 250 in neighboring Midland, Loop 338 is not a freeway at any point. Instead, it runs as a divided expressway, divided highway and undivided road.

State Highway Loop 338 marker

State Highway Loop 338
Route information
Maintained by TXDOT
Length29.662 mi[1] (47.736 km)
Existed1960–present
Major junctions
Beltway around Odessa, Texas
 
Location
CountiesEctor
Highway system

HistoryEdit

Loop 338 was designated on September 26, 1960, from US 80 north, east, and south to I-20. On June 30, 1961, the section from US 80 to I-20 was transferred to FM 1357, while Loop 338 replaced a section of FM 1357 from US 80 northward 2.7 miles. On April 3, 1964, FM 1357 from US 80 to I-20 was cancelled and transferred to Loop 338. On September 30, 1964, Loop 338 extended southward to I-20. On September 26, 1967, the section from I-20 to SH 302 was transferred to SH 302. On September 27, 1985, Loop 338 extended southeast to US 385, creating a concurrency with SH 302. On February 25, 1992, Loop 338 extended northeast to I-20, completing its current route.

Junction listEdit

The entire route is in Ector County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
  US 385 – Andrews, Odessa
  FM 554 north / Grandview Avenue – Gardendale, Ratliff Stadium
Odessa  SH 191 – Midland, Odessa
  BL I-20 – Midland, Odessa, Midland International AirportInterchange
  I-20 – Abilene, El PasoI-20 exit 121
  FM 3503 – Odessa
  US 385 – Odessa, Crane
  I-20 – El Paso, AbileneInterchange; I-20 exit 113
Murphy StreetInterchange
  BL I-20 – Monahans, OdessaInterchange
Odessa  FM 3472 (16th Street)
  FM 2020 (University Boulevard) – Odessa College
    SH 302 west / Spur 450 east to SH 191 – Kermit, Odessa, Odessa CollegeInterchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 338". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-06.