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U.S. Route 77 in Texas

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U.S. Route 77 (US 77) is a major highway that is part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville to Sioux City, Iowa. In Texas, the road runs south-north for 471.3 miles (758.5 km) from the International border with Mexico to the Oklahoma state line north of Gainesville. The highway is being upgraded to a freeway near Corpus Christi to connect to the freeway part of the highway in Raymondville as part of future I-69. A freeway in Robstown is already signed as part of I-69. From Waco to the Oklahoma state line, US 77 overlaps or runs parallel to I-35/I-35E.

US Highway 77 marker

US Highway 77
Blue Star Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length471.296 mi[1] (758.477 km)
Existed1927[1]–present
Major junctions
South endUnited States-Mexico border in Brownsville
  I-69E from Brownsville to Raymondville
I-2 / US 83 in Harlingen
I-69E from Robstown to Corpus Christi
I-37 in Corpus Christi
I-10 near Schulenburg
I-35 in Waco
I-20 in Dallas
I-30 in Dallas
I-635 in Dallas
North end I-35 / US-77 near Gainesville
Location
CountiesCameron, Willacy, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Victoria, DeWitt, Lavaca, Fayette, Lee, Milam, Falls, McLennan, Hill, Ellis, Dallas, Denton, Cooke
Highway system
US 75US 79

Route descriptionEdit

 
The interchange between I-37 and US 77 (along with I-69E)

US 77 crosses the Rio Grande with US 83 on the Veterans International Bridge. The two highways run together concurrent with I-69E until Harlingen. US 83 runs west (north) along I-2 to McAllen while US 77 runs north along with I-69E to Raymondville. The highway is the only one to pass through Kenedy County. In Raymondville, I-69E temporarily ends.

In Robstown, US 77 again picks up the I-69E designation until the interchange with I-37 in north Corpus Christi. US 77 shares a short overlap with I-37 before leaving the highway. US 77 runs through many small to mid-size communities before arriving in Waco. Here, US 77 begins its overlap with I-35 that lasts until Hillsboro, where the highway then parallels I-35E until Red Oak.

U.S. Route 77 Business (Waco, Texas)

US 77 has an unsigned overlap with I-35E until US 77 leaves the interstate in Corinth to serve Denton. The highway then returns to I-35 in north Denton until the two highways cross into Oklahoma together north of Gainesville.

HistoryEdit

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
CameronBrownsvilleVeterans International Bridge at Los Tomates over the Rio Grande
south end of US 83 overlap
University Boulevard / East Avenue - UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost Collegeat-grade intersection
overlap; see I-69E
KenedyLa Parra Avenue - Saritainterchange
KlebergRiviera  FM 771 east – Riviera Beach
  SH 285 west – Falfurrias
  RM 628 east – Loyola Beach, Vattmann
  FM 772 – Vattmann
Ricardo  FM 1118 east
Kingsville 
  Bus. US 77 north
  FM 1717 east
  FM 1356 north (General Cavazos Boulevard)interchange
  FM 425 (Senator Carlos Truan Boulevard) – Kingsville Naval Air Stationinterchange
  SH 141 west (King Avenue) / Kenedy Avenue – Benavidesinterchange
   FM 1898 west (Corral Avenue) / FM 2045 (Santa Gertrudis Avenue) – Kingsville Naval Air Stationinterchange
Frontage Roadinterchange
NuecesBishop  FM 257 / East 6th Streetinterchange
  FM 70 – Chapman Ranch, Agua Dulceinterchange; no direct northbound exit
 
  Bus. US 77 south / County Road 10 – Kingsville
interchange
  FM 3354 east – Concordia, Bishop Airport
Driscoll  FM 665 – Alice, Corpus Christi, Petronila
  FM 2826 – Spring Gardens
overlap; see I-69E
Corpus Christi  I-37 south – Corpus Christinorth end of I-69E overlap; south end of I-37 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 14
Sharpsburg Road / Redbird LaneI-37 exit 15
Labonte ParkI-37 exit 16
San Patricio  I-37 north – San Antonionorth end of I-37 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 17
Odem   SH 234 west / FM 631 east (Main Street) – Edroy, Taft
  FM 1944 east – Taft
Sinton  
   Bus. US 77 north / FM 1945 west
interchange
  SH 188 – Mathisinterchange
  US 181 – Beeville, Gregoryinterchange
   SH 89 to US 181 – Beeville, Gregoryinterchange
 
  Bus. US 77 south
RefugioWoodsboro  FM 1360 south – Bayside
  FM 136 south – Bayside, Gregory
  FM 2441 north – Blanconia
Refugio   FM 774 east (Empresario Street) to FM 2678 – Bayside, Austwell
   
    Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north to SH 202 – Goliad, Goliad State Historical Park, Presidio Labahia, General Zaragoza Birthplace, Beeville
  SH 239 – Tivoli, Austwell, Goliadinterchange
Victoria  FM 445 east – McFaddin
Victoria  US 59 (via Spur 91) – Houston, VictoriaI-69/US 59 exit 0 southbound; interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; future I-69 north
  
   US 59 north / Bus. US 77 north – Houston, Victoria
interchange; south end of US 59 overlap
  FM 446
  
   US 59 south / Bus. US 59 north – Goliad, Laredo
interchange; north end of US 59 overlap
  FM 236 – Cuero, Refugiointerchange
  FM 1685interchange; no direct northbound exit (signed at FM 236)
  US 87 – Cuero, San Antonio, Port Lavacainterchange
Briggs Boulevard / Nursery Driveinterchange; no direct northbound exit
Mallette Drive / Invitational Driveinterchange
  
   Bus. US 77 south (Navarro Street) / Loop 463 east – Edna
interchange
  FM 444 south – Inez
  FM 682 north – Terryville, Yoakum
DeWitt
No major junctions
Lavaca  SH 111 – Edna, Yoakum, Gonzalesinterchange
  FM 531 – Koerth, Shiner, Ezzell
  FM 318 south – Sweet Home, Yoakum
Hallettsville  
   Alt. US 77 south / Alt. US 90 west – Shiner, Seguin, Yoakum, Goliad
south end of US 90 Alt. overlap
  FM 340 west – Moulton
 
  Alt. US 90 east – Eagle Lake, Houston
north end of US 90 Alt. overlap
  FM 957 north (East First Street) – Schulenburg
  FM 532 east – Oaklandsouth end of FM 532 overlap
  FM 532 west – Komensky, Moulton, Gonzalesnorth end of FM 532 overlap
FayetteSchulenburg   Loop 222 (Lyons Avenue) to FM 957 – Hallettsville
   US 90 to Loop 222 – Flatonia, Engle, Weimar
  I-10 – Flatonia, San Antonio, Weimar, HoustonI-10 exit 674
  FM 615 east
  FM 956 west – Freyburg
Swiss Alp  FM 1383 south – Ammannsville
  FM 3171 south
  FM 2436 west – Hostyn
  Spur 92 west – Monument Hill Kreische Brewery State Park
La Grange  FM 155 south – Weimar
   
    Bus. SH 71 / SH 159 east to SH 237 – Smithville, Austin, Columbus, Brenham, Bellville
  SH 71 – Smithville, Austin, Columbusinterchange
  FM 2145 north – Nechanitz
  FM 153 west – Winchester, Smithville
Warda  FM 1482 west
LeeGiddings  FM 448 south – Serbin, Northrup, Winchester
  US 290 (Austin Street) – Elgin, Austin, Brenham, Houston
   FM 2440 to FM 141 – Manheim, Dime Box
  FM 1624 north – Fedor, Lexington
  SH 21 – Bastrop, San Marcos, Caldwell, Bryaninterchange
  FM 3403 east
Lexington     Loop 123 north to FM 112 west to FM 1624 south / FM 696 west – Taylor, Elgin, Fedorsouth end of FM 696 overlap
  FM 696 eastnorth end of FM 696 overlap
     Loop 123 south to FM 112 west to FM 696 west to FM 1624 south – Taylor, Elgin, Fedor
MilamRockdale  FM 2116 north
   FM 908 – Caldwell, Airport
  US 79 – Hearne, Round Rockinterchange
  FM 1712 south – Rockdale
   US 190 east / SH 36 south – Milano, Hearne, Caldwellsouth end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
  FM 2095 east – Gause, Hearne
Cameron   FM 845 west to FM 1600 south – Buckholts, Temple
   US 190 west / SH 36 north / North Travis Street – Temple, Business Districtnorth end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
Splawn  FM 485 – Hearne, Seaton
Ben Arnold  FM 1444 east – Clarkson
Burlington  FM 1963 north – Barclay
Falls  FM 1445 south – Clarkson
Rosebud   Loop 265 north / FM 1963 south (Main Street) – Reagan, Barclay
  SH 53 west – Temple
   Loop 265 south to FM 413 – Reagan
Travis  FM 431 east – Cedar Springssouth end of FM 431 overlap
  FM 431 west – Westphalianorth end of FM 431 overlap
Lott  SH 320 – Westphalia, Temple, Marlin
Chilton  FM 935 – Troy, Marlin
  SH 7 east – Marlinsouth end of SH 7 overlap
  FM 1950 west – Cego
  
   SH 7 west / Bus. SH 7 east – Bruceville-Eddy, Marlin
interchange; north end of SH 7 overlap
Golinda  FM 2839 east
McLennan  FM 2643 west – Levi, Moorevillesouth end of FM 2643 overlap
  FM 2643 east – Asanorth end of FM 2643 overlap
Robinson  FM 2837 west – Lorena
  FM 3148 west – Hewitt
WacoRobinson line   SH 6 / Loop 340 – Temple, Marlin, Groesbeckinterchange
Waco  Loop 396 north – Austin, Meridiantraffic circle
 
  Bus. US 77 north (La Salle Avenue)
   I-35 south (Jack Kultgen Expressway) / Loop 2 north (South 17th Street) – Austin, Cotton Palace Complex, Floyd Casey Stadiumsouth end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 334
see I-35
HillHillsboro   I-35 north / Spur 579 south – Fort Worth, Dallasnorth end of I-35 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 370
Carl's Corner   FM 2959 west to I-35E – Lovelace, Dallas
Midway  FM 934 west – Itasca
  FM 1243 south – Brandon
EllisMilford  FM 308 south – Mertens, Malone, Elm Mottsouth end of FM 308 overlap
   FM 566 west to I-35E
  FM 308 north – Maypearlnorth end of FM 308 overlap
Italy   SH 34 to I-35E – Ennis, Terrell
Forreston   FM 329 west to I-35E
Nena  FM 55 south – Avalon, Blooming Grove
Waxahachie   I-35E south / FM 876 – Waco, Dallas, Bell BranchI-35E exit 397
   FM 66 west (Rogers Street) / FM 877 south (Howard Road) – Maypearl, Itasca
  FM 1446 west
   
  Bus. US 287 (West Main Street) – Midlothian, Ennis
  FM 878 east (West Marvin Avenue) – Palmer
  FM 813 east – Palmer, Ferris
  US 287 – Fort Worth, Midlothian, Ennisinterchange
    FM 387 to I-35E / FM 813 – Ferris
Red Oak  SH 342 north – Red Oak
  I-35E south – Wacosouth end of I-35E overlap; US 77 south follows exit 408
see I-35E
DentonDenton  I-35E north – Oklahoma Citynorth end of I-35E overlap; US 77 north follows exit 464
  US 377 south (Fort Worth Drive) – Roanokesouth end of US 377 overlap
  FM 426 east (McKinney Street)
   US 377 north / US 380 (University Drive) – Decatur, Prosper, Pilot Pointnorth end of US 377 overlap
  FM 428 east (Sherman Drive) – Aubrey
  FM 2164 north (Locust Street)
    
   Loop 288 / US 380 Truck – Aubrey, Pilot Point, Prosper
interchange
    I-35 south to Loop 288 / FM 1173 – Krumsouth end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 471
see I-35
Cooke   I-35 north / US-77 north – Ardmore, Oklahoma CityOklahoma state line (bridge over Red River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.


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