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U.S. Route 385 (US 385) is a north-south U.S. highway that runs from Big Bend National Park in Texas to Deadwood, South Dakota. In Texas, the highway runs from Big Bend National Park to the Oklahoma state line, north of Dalhart.

US Highway 385 marker

US Highway 385
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length441.309 mi[1] (710.218 km)
Existed1927[1]–present
Major junctions
South endUS-NationalParkService-Logo.svg Big Bend National Park
  I-10 in Fort Stockton
I-20 in Odessa
I-40 in Vega
North end US-385 at Oklahoma state line
Location
CountiesBrewster, Pecos, Crockett, Upton, Crane, Ector, Andrews, Gaines, Terry, Hockley, Lamb, Castro, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Hartley, Dallam
Highway system
US 380US 54

US 385 is part of the La Entrada al Pacifico trade corridor from Interstate 10 in Fort Stockton to Interstate 20 in Odessa.[2]

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Route descriptionEdit

 
US 385 between Marathon and Big Bend National Park

US 385 begins at Big Bend National Park near the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. About 40 miles to the north, the highway intersects US 90 in the town of Marathon, sharing a short overlap with that highway. In Fort Stockton, US 385 begins an overlap with Interstate 10 and US 67. At I-10 exit 273, US 67/385 end their overlap with the interstate, running in a northeast direction. US 385 ends its overlap with US 67 in McCamey, running in a slight northwest direction. The highway intersects with Interstate 20, entering into the city of Odessa. US 385 runs through the city, leaving it just south of the northern intersection with Loop 338.

In Seminole, US 385 begins an overlap with US 62, with the two highways running through Seagraves together. US 62 leaves the highway in Brownfield, with US 385 running in a mostly north direction. The highway enters the town of Levelland, running along the western boundary of South Plains College; after intersecting with SH 114 US 385 leaves the town. In Littlefield, US 385 shares a short overlap with Loop 430 around the downtown area. North of Littlefield, the highway runs through mainly rural areas, passing through the towns of Springlake and Sunnyside. North of Dimmitt, US 385 begins running through the panhandle section of Texas and becomes less rural. North of Hereford, the highway becomes a rural route once again. From Vega to Channing US 385 makes a backwards c-shape, crossing the Canadian River in the process. US 385 runs through the Rita Blanca National Grassland, before entering into Oklahoma.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
BrewsterBig Bend0.00.0Main Park RoadSouthern terminus of US 385
0.81.3  RM 2627 east – Black Gap Area, La Linda
Marathon39.763.9  US 90 west – MarathonSouth end of US 90 overlap
40.765.5  US 90 east – SandersonNorth end of US 90 overlap
PecosFort Stockton96.5155.3  Spur 194 west
97.5156.9   BL I-10 west / US 285 north (Dickinson Boulevard) – BalmorheaSouth end of BL I-10 / US 285 overlap
97.6157.1  FM 1053 north (Main Street)
98.0157.7  US 285 south – SandersonNorth end of US 285 overlap
99.4160.0   I-10 west / US 67 southNorth end of BL I-10 overlap; south end of I-10 / US 67 overlap; I-10 exit 261
102.1164.3Warnock RoadI-10 exit 264
109.8176.7University RoadI-10 exit 272
110.9178.5  I-10 east – OzonaNorth end of I-10 overlap; I-10 exit 273
Girvin131.9212.3  FM 11 – Imperial, Bakersfield
Crane
No major junctions
UptonMcCamey143.0230.1    US 67 north / FM 305 south – RankinNorth end of US 67 overlap; access to McCamey Hospital
CraneCrane164.0263.9  SH 329 (6th Street) – Grandfalls, Rankin
173.1278.6  FM 1233 west
Ector184.1296.3  FM 1787 east – Pleasant Farms
191.2307.7  Loop 338
191.6308.4  FM 1882 north
Odessa194.6313.2  I-20 / Pool Road – Monahans, MidlandI-20 exit 116
196.0315.4   BL I-20 (2nd Street)Former US 80; access to Medical Center Hospital
197.2317.4  Spur 450 west (Kermit Highway) – Kermit
198.8319.9  SH 191 (42nd Street)
204.4328.9  Loop 338
208.9336.2  SH 158 – Goldsmith, GardendaleInterchange
AndrewsAndrews229.6369.5     Loop 1910 (South Mustang Drive) to SH 115 / SH 176Access to Permian Regional Medical Center
230.5371.0   SH 115 / SH 176 (Broadway Street) – Kermit, Big Spring
233.0375.0  Loop 1910
238.4383.7  FM 1967 west – Frankel City
Gaines249.4401.4  FM 2885 north
257.3414.1  FM 1788 south
Seminole258.4415.9     FM 181 south (South Avenue G) to US 62 / US 180 / SH 214
258.9416.7     US 62 west / US 180 to SH 214South end of US 62 overlap; access to Seminole Hospital
Seagraves276.4444.8  SH 83 – Denver City, Welch
TerryWellman286.9461.7   FM 213 / FM 303 southSouth end of FM 303 overlap
291.0468.3  FM 303 northNorth end of FM 303 overlap
Brownfield298.0479.6   SH 137 north / FM 403 south – LevellandSouth end of SH 137 overlap
298.2479.9  SH 137 south – LamesaNorth end of SH 137 overlap
299.6482.2   US 82 west / US 380 west (Main Street) – PlainsSouth end of US 82/380 overlap
299.8482.5   US 380 east (Tahoka Highway) – Terry County AirportNorth end of US 380 overlap
300.6483.8   US 62 east / US 82 east – LubbockNorth end of US 62/82 overlap
303.0487.6  SH 137 south – Lamesa
306.3492.9  FM 2196 west
310.5499.7  FM 211
314.5506.1  FM 3261 east – Lockettville
Hockley316.7509.7  FM 41 – Ropesville
320.2515.3  FM 301 west – Sundown
323.5520.6  FM 1585
Levelland328.4528.5  FM 300 (Avenue H)
329.8530.8 
  Bus. SH 114 west (Houston Street)
South end of Bus. SH 114 overlap
330.2531.4  SH 114 – Morton, LubbockNorth end of Bus. SH 114 overlap
334.9539.0  FM 2306 west
336.1540.9  FM 1294 east – Shallowater
343.9553.5  FM 597 westSouth end of FM 597 overlap
345.0555.2  FM 597 east – AntonNorth end of FM 597 overlap
LambLittlefield352.1566.7   US 84 – Muleshoe, LubbockInterchange; access to Lamb Healthcare Center
353.1568.3  FM 54 (Waylon Jennings Boulevard)
353.5568.9  Loop 430 east – LubbockSouth end of Loop 430 overlap
353.6569.1  Loop 430 westNorth end of Loop 430 overlap
356.9574.4  FM 2197 east
359.7578.9  FM 37 – Amherst
Springlake375.1603.7  US 70 – Muleshoe, Plainview
377.1606.9  FM 2901 west
Castro385.3620.1  FM 145 – Lazbuddie, Hart
388.4625.1  FM 1524 west – Flagg
Dimmitt396.2637.6  SH 194 east – Plainview
396.5638.1  FM 3215 west
397.4639.6  SH 86
397.7640.0   FM 2392 westAccess to Plains Memorial Hospital
403.9650.0  FM 2397 – Easter
Deaf Smith411.1661.6   FM 2943 north to US 60 east – Canyon
415.5668.7  FM 1055 south
Hereford417.5671.9  US 60 (First Street) – Friona, Canyon
418.2673.0   FM 1058 west (West Park Avenue) / Spur 211 east (East Park Avenue) – Grady, Canyon
429.3690.9   FM 1057 south / FM 1062 east – Canyon
432.4695.9  FM 1412 west – Walcott
437.4703.9  FM 2587
Oldham447.1719.5  I-40I-40 exit 36
Vega447.6720.3  BL I-40 (Vega Boulevard) – Adrian, WildoradoFormer US 66
469.3755.3  RM 1061 south – Amarillo
471.5758.8  Spur 233 east – Boys Ranch
HartleyChanning483.1777.5   SH 354 east / FM 767 west – Nara Visa, Four Way
486.6783.1  FM 722 east – Dumas
Hartley497.0799.8  US 87 south – DumasInterchange; south end of US 87 overlap
498.1801.6   FM 998 north / FM 807 north
DallamDalhart509.7820.3  FM 281 – Etter
512.0824.0 
  Bus. US 87 north (7th Street) / Tennessee Avenue
512.5824.8   US 54 – Tucumcari, StratfordAccess to Dalhart Municipal Airport
512.7825.1  US 87 north – ClaytonNorth end of US 87 overlap
513.8826.9  Spur 17 west / Truck Line Road
540.1869.2  FM 296 west – Texline
543.3874.4  US-385 north – Boise CityContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 385". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Butcher, Sterry (July 27, 2007). "If We Build It, Will They Come?". Texas Observer. Retrieved October 17, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)


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