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U.S. Route 60 in Texas

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
US 60 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length210.698 mi[1] (339.086 km)
ExistedJune 8, 1931–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

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 on June 8, 1931, when the route was extended to Los Angeles, California to make it a coast to coast highway.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
ParmerFarwell0.0000.000  US 60 west – ClovisContinuation into Texico, New Mexico
0.8451.360  FM 292 south
3.9556.365  FM 2396 north
4.8977.881  FM 3333 east
11.291–
11.467
18.171–
18.454
   SH 86 east / FM 1381 north – Dimmitt
Bovina12.65320.363   FM 1731 south (3rd Street) / FM 2290 westwest end of FM 1731 overlap
13.04820.999  FM 1731 northeast end of FM 1731 overlap
Friona24.47339.385  SH 214 south – Muleshoewest end of SH 214 overlap
25.06340.335  FM 2013 west
25.44540.950  SH 214 north – Adrianeast end of SH 214 overlap; west end of SH 214 Bus. overlap
25.78341.494 
  Bus. SH 214 south
east end of SH 214 Bus. overlap
Black30.84349.637  FM 3140 south
33.21253.450  FM 1172 south – Lazbuddie
CastroSummerfield39.31563.271  FM 1057
Deaf SmithHereford46.88475.452  FM 2856 west
47.39476.273  US 385 (25 Mile Avenue) – Vega, Dimmitt
47.90177.089  FM 1259 east (Main Street)
43.83070.538  Loop 211 west – Amarillo College
50.78781.734  FM 2943 south – Dimmittwest end of FM 2943 overlap
52.07283.802  FM 2943 northeast end of FM 2943 overlap
Dawn60.59197.512  FM 809 north – Wildorado
RandallUmbarger67.099107.985  FM 168 south – Nazareth, Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oltonwest end of FM 168 overlap
67.644108.862  FM 168 northeast end of FM 168 overlap
73.726–
73.957
118.650–
119.022
  FM 1062 west
Canyon77.021123.953  FM 2590 north – Soncy
77.201124.243  SH 217 east – Business District, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
77.223–
77.902
124.278–
125.371
15th StreetWest end of freeway
77.956125.458  US 87 south – Canyon, WTA&MEastbound exit and westbound left entrance
78.228125.896Frontage RoadEastbound exit only
78.350126.092   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
78.463–
79.253
126.274–
127.545
  FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
79.606128.113  To I-27 south / Buffalo Stadium Road
80.965130.301  I-27 south – LubbockWest end of I-27 overlap; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; I-27 exit 110
see I-27
PotterAmarillo93.814–
94.287
150.979–
151.740
    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
94.430151.970  US 287 (Taylor Street)One-way street, inbound access only; westbound entrance only; east end of US 287 south overlap
94.465152.027  US 87 north (Filmore Street)One-way street, outbound access only; eastbound exit only; east end of freeway; east end of US 87 north overlap (eastbound)
94.591152.229  US 287Eastbound entrance only; west end of US 287 north overlap; east end of freeway
94.800152.566  Loop 395 (10th Avenue)
95.091153.034  Loop 279 west (6th Avenue)Western terminus of Loop 279
96.101154.660   Bus. 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
96.135154.714  US 287 north (Buchanan Street north)One-way street, outbound access only; east end of US 287 north overlap
98.228–
98.796
158.083–
158.997
Lake StreetInterchange
98.903159.169  SH 136 north – Borger
101.157–
101.219
162.796–
162.896
  Loop 335 (Lakeside Road) – Rick Husband Amarillo International AirportInterchange
104.376–
104.868
167.977–
168.769
B Avenue – Amarillo College East CampusPartial interchange
106.214–
106.878
170.935–
172.003
  FM 1912 (Masterson Road)Interchange
107.131172.411  Bus. I-40 east – Oklahoma CityEast end of I-40 Bus. overlap; former US 66 east
Carson108.675174.895  FM 683 north – Texas Tech Research Farm
112.952–
113.870
181.779–
183.256
  FM 2373 – Pantex PlantInterchange
115.480185.847  FM 2161 south – Conway
Panhandle123.036–
123.332
198.007–
198.484
  SH 207 – Borger, Conway, Panhandle Business District, Square House Museum
123.282198.403  FM 293 east
124.224199.919  FM Spur 293 south
White Deer136.696219.991  FM 294 – Skellytown, Goodnight
139.375224.302  FM 2386 north
Gray145.160233.612  FM 2300 south – Groom
Pampa148.325238.706  FM 750 east
148.616239.174   FM 282 – Airport, Clarendon College, Miami
149.715240.943   SH 70 / SH 152 west (Hobart Street) – Perryton, Borger, Clarendon, Clarendon Collegewest end of SH 152 overlap
150.562242.306  SH 273 south (Cuyler Street) – Lefors, Downtown Pampa, White Deer Land Museum, McLean
152.838245.969   Loop 171 to SH 273 – Perryton, McLean
157.279–
157.478
253.116–
253.436
  SH 152 east – Wheeler, Sayreeast end of SH 152 overlap
158.225254.638  FM 2391 – Hoover
RobertsMiami173.011278.434     FM 282 west / FM 748 south (Main Street) to SH 70 / FM 283 – Pampa
178.757287.682  FM 3367 south
Hemphill188.678–
189.362
303.648–
304.749
   US 83 south / SH 33 east – Wheeler, WatongaInterchange; west end of US 83 overlap
Canadian196.529316.283  FM 2388 south (Main Street) – Court House
198.466319.400  FM 2266 east – Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area, Black Kettle National Grassland, Camp Kiowa
198.668–
198.810
319.725–
319.954
  US 83 north – Perryton, Liberaleast end of US 83 overlap
201.609–
201.742
324.458–
324.672
   FM 1920 north to RM 3260
Glazier206.800332.812   SH 305 north / RM 2758 east – Lipscomb
LipscombHiggins222.229357.643   SH 213 west / FM 1453 south – Lipscomb
223.794360.162   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 Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 60". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 164". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Weingroff, Richard (June 18, 2003). "U.S. Route 666: "Beast of a Highway"?". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2018). "Statewide Planning Map LRS Readout (ArcGIS)". Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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  U.S. Route 60
Previous state:
New Mexico
Texas Next state:
Oklahoma