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U.S. Highway 60 (US 60) in Texas is a 210.698-mile (339.086 km) long U.S. Highway that runs southwest to northeast through the Texas Panhandle.[1]

US Highway 60 marker

US Highway 60
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length210.698 mi[1] (339.086 km)
Existed1930–present
Major junctions
West end US 60 in Farwell
  US 385 in Hereford
US 87 in Canyon
I-27 near Canyon
I-27 / I-40 / US 287 in Amarillo
US 87 / US 287 in Amarillo
US 83 in Canadian
East end US-60 / SH-51 near Higgins
Location
CountiesParmer, Castro, Deaf Smith, Randall, Potter, Carson, Gray, Roberts, Hemphill, Lipscomb
Highway system
SH 59SH 60

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Route descriptionEdit

US 60 enters Texas from New Mexico at Farwell, having just left a concurrence with U.S. Highways 70 and 84. The route travels northeast through small towns in the western Panhandle, reaching an intersections with U.S. Highway 385 at Hereford. The route continues on, reaching Canyon. There it turns north, and merges with Interstate 27 and U.S. Highway 87. This concurrence continues until it reaches Amarillo. I-27 ceases at the intersection with Interstate 40. US 60 and 87 continue north, being joined by U.S. Highway 287. On the north side on Amarillo, US 60 departs to the east on Amarillo Avenue. This route is currently Business Route 40, and is a portion of Historic Route 66. US 60 and Business I-40 split just northeast of the Amarillo Airport, with US 60 continuing to the northeast. The route passes through Panhandle and Pampa, before reaching a 10-mile (16 km) concurrence with U.S. Highway 83 in Hemphill County. The routes then split again, with US 60 travelling northeast to the Oklahoma state line near Higgins in Lipscomb County.

HistoryEdit

The section of US 60 from New Mexico to Amarillo was originally a portion of the Ozark Trail and paralleled the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway, part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. When Texas began numbering their highway system, the Ozark Trail received the numbering of State Highway 13. By 1920, the entire US 60 route had been renumbered as State Highway 33, or its spur SH 33A, with the northeastern portion also following the AT&SF Railway. By the mid-1920s, the entire route had become an extension of the Abo Pass Highway, and was SH 33 along the entire length. In 1928, the AASHO added the highway to the U.S. Highway System as U.S. Highway 164, with the Texas section being signed in 1929.[2] It was renumbered as US 60 in 1930 when the route was extended to make it a coast to coast highway.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
ParmerFarwell  US 60 west – ClovisContinuation into Texico, New Mexico
  FM 292 south
  FM 2396 north
  FM 3333 east
   SH 86 east / FM 1381 north – Dimmitt
Bovina   FM 1731 south (3rd Street) / FM 2290 westwest end of FM 1731 overlap
  FM 1731 northeast end of FM 1731 overlap
Friona  SH 214 south – Muleshoewest end of SH 214 overlap
  FM 2013 west
  SH 214 north – Adrianeast end of SH 214 overlap; west end of SH 214 Bus. overlap
 
  Bus. SH 214 south
east end of SH 214 Bus. overlap
Black  FM 3140 south
  FM 1172 south – Lazbuddie
CastroSummerfield  FM 1057
Deaf SmithHereford  FM 2856 west
  US 385 (25 Mile Avenue) – Vega, Dimmitt
  FM 1259 east (Main Street)
  Loop 211 west – Amarillo College
  FM 2943 south – Dimmittwest end of FM 2943 overlap
  FM 2943 northeast end of FM 2943 overlap
Dawn  FM 809 north – Wildorado
RandallUmbarger  FM 168 south – Nazareth, Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oltonwest end of FM 168 overlap
  FM 168 northeast end of FM 168 overlap
  FM 1062 west
Canyon  FM 2590 north – Soncy
  SH 217 east – Business District, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
15th StreetWest end of freeway
  US 87 south – Canyon, WTA&MEastbound exit and westbound left entrance
Frontage RoadEastbound exit only
   US 87 south (Texas Plains Trail) to SH 217 – Palo Duro Canyon State ParkWest end of US 87 overlap; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance
  FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
  To I-27 south / Buffalo Stadium Road
  I-27 south – LubbockWest end of I-27 overlap; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; I-27 exit 110
see I-27
PotterAmarillo    I-27 ends / US 287 south / I-40 – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort WorthNorthern terminus of I-27; east end of I-27 overlap; west end of US 287 south overlap; I-27 exit 123B; I-40 exit 70
  US 287 (Taylor Street)One-way street, inbound access only; westbound entrance only; east end of US 287 south overlap
  US 87 north (Fillmore Street)One-way street, outbound access only; eastbound exit only; east end of freeway; east end of US 87 north overlap (eastbound)
  US 287Eastbound entrance only; west end of US 287 north overlap; east end of freeway
   BL I-40 west (Amarillo Boulevard west) / US 87 (Pierce Street)Pierce St. is one-way street, inbound access only; east end of US 87 south overlap (westbound); west end of I-40 Bus. overlap; I-40 Bus. is former US 66 west
  US 287 north (Buchanan Street north)One-way street, outbound access only; east end of US 287 north overlap
Lake StreetInterchange
  SH 136 north – Borger
  Loop 335 (Lakeside Road) – Rick Husband Amarillo International AirportInterchange
B Avenue – Amarillo College East CampusPartial interchange
  FM 1912 (Masterson Road)Interchange
  BL I-40 east – Oklahoma CityEast end of I-40 Bus. overlap; former US 66 east
Carson  FM 683 north – Texas Tech Research Farm
  FM 2373 – Pantex PlantInterchange
  FM 2161 south – Conway
Panhandle  SH 207 – Borger, Conway, Panhandle Business District, Square House Museum
  FM 293 east
  FM Spur 293 south
White Deer  FM 294 – Skellytown, Goodnight
  FM 2386 north
Gray  FM 2300 south – Groom
Pampa  FM 750 east
   FM 282 – Airport, Clarendon College, Miami
   SH 70 / SH 152 west (Hobart Street) – Perryton, Borger, Clarendon, Clarendon Collegewest end of SH 152 overlap
  SH 273 south (Cuyler Street) – Lefors, Downtown Pampa, White Deer Land Museum, McLean
   Loop 171 to SH 273 – Perryton, McLean
  SH 152 east – Wheeler, Sayreeast end of SH 152 overlap
  FM 2391 – Hoover
RobertsMiami     FM 282 west / FM 748 south (Main Street) to SH 70 / FM 283 – Pampa
  FM 3367 south
Hemphill   US 83 south / SH 33 east – Wheeler, WatongaInterchange; west end of US 83 overlap
Canadian  FM 2388 south (Main Street) – Court House
  FM 2266 east – Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area, Black Kettle National Grassland, Camp Kiowa
  US 83 north – Perryton, Liberaleast end of US 83 overlap
   FM 1920 north to RM 3260
Glazier   SH 305 north / RM 2758 east – Lipscomb
LipscombHiggins   SH 213 west / FM 1453 south – Lipscomb
   US-60 / SH-51 east – Arnett, Seiling, EnidContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File - U.S. Highway 60". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 164". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2017.


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