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U.S. Route 69 in Texas

U.S. Route 69 (US 69) is a north–south United States highway that runs from Port Arthur, Texas to Albert Lea, Minnesota. In Texas, US 69 runs from Port Arthur near the Gulf of Mexico to the TexasOklahoma state line just north of Denison.

US Highway 69 marker

US Highway 69
US 69 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length338.643 mi[1][note 1] (544.993 km)
ExistedSeptember 26, 1939 (1939-09-26)[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 96 / US 287 / SH 87 in Port Arthur
  I-10 in Beaumont

Future I-69 / US 59 in Lufkin
I-20 in Lindale
I-30 in Greenville
US 75 in Denison
North end US-69 / US-75 at TexasOklahoma state line
Location
CountiesJefferson, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, Angelina, Cherokee, Smith, Wood, Rains, Hunt, Fannin, Grayson
Highway system
US 67US 70

Route descriptionEdit

 
The junction of US Highways 69 and 80 in Mineola, Texas

US 69 begins at its southern terminus with SH 87 in Port Arthur. This intersection is also the southern terminus for US 96 and US 287, which are concurrent with US 69. US 69, US 96, and US 287 continue in a northwest, then west, route until its intersection with Interstate 10 in southern Beaumont. At this intersection, US 69, US 96, and US 287 merge with I-10. I-10/US 69/US 96/US 287 continue in a northerly direction through Beaumont for several miles. Just after the intersection with US 90, I-10 splits from the multiplex and resumes its easterly course, leaving US 69, US 96, and US 287 heading northwest through Beaumont. US 69 north of I-10 is also known officially known as Eastex Freeway, and is an official evacuation route, just as Interstate 69/US 59 heading north from Houston is known as Eastex Freeway as well.

In Lumberton, US 96 splits from US 69 and US 287 and heads northeast towards Jasper, while US 69 and US 287 continue on a northwest path towards Woodville.

In Woodville, US 69 splits from US 287 a few blocks north of US 190. US 287 continues northwest towards Corrigan while US 69 proceed north towards Lufkin. In this area, between US 190 in Woodville and FM 256 in Colmesneil, US 69 is a part of the Texas Forest Trail. Before reaching Lufkin, US 69 forms another segment of the Texas Forest Trail between SH 63 in Zavalla and FM 1818 northwest of Zavalla.

In Lufkin, US 69 is concurrent with US 59 and State Loop 287 while the route through the city is named Business US 69. US 69, State Loop 287, and US 59 continue around the east side of Lufkin until US 59 separates at the intersection with US 59 Business northeast of Lufkin. US 69 and State Loop 287 continue until the intersection of SH 103 and Business US 69 on the northwest section of Lufkin. At that point, US 69 is concurrent for a short distance with SH 103 and State Loop 287. At the intersection of US 69, State Loop 287 and SH 103, US 69 departs Lufkin and heads northwest while SH 103 and State Loop 287 head south.

US 69 continues on a north to northwest path through the towns of Alto, Rusk, Jacksonville and Bullard. Just south of Bullard, US 69 has a short concurrency with FM 2493. US 69 continues northward into Tyler.

In Tyler, US 69 continues northward through the city until the intersection of SH 110 and SH 155, where US 69 heads west and merges with SH 110 and SH 155 through Tyler. Around seven blocks from the intersection of US 69, SH 110, and SH 155, SH 155 separates from the concurrency and travels in a southwesterly direction, leaving US 69 and SH 110 traveling in a northwesterly direction. This continues until SH 110 separates from US 69 on the northwest side of Tyler. At this intersection, SH 110 heads west while US 69 continues north.

 
US 69 as Main Street in Lindale

US 69 crosses Interstate 20 at Lindale where it is signed as "Main Street". At FM 16 in Lindale, US 69 begins its third and last segment as part of the Texas Forest Trail. US 69 continues north to northwest to Mineola, crossing US 80 there. Before leaving town, at its intersection with SH 37, the Texas Forest Trail turns off of US 69 to share a segment with SH 37. US 69 takes a more northwest turn on its way through several small towns, including Emory, on its way to Greenville. There, as it begins to enter the city, a Business route of US 69 turns off to the right to serve the downtown Greenville area, and then on to a junction with Interstate 30. At the intersection with I-30, US 69 becomes concurrent with US 380 at its terminus. The concurrency continues around the southern and western sides of Greenville until an intersection with Spur 302. At that intersection, US 380 heads west while US 69 continues north, until it reaches the northern end of its Business route, which has passed through the downtown Greenville area, then US 69 turns northwest, from Greenville to Leonard, where it encounters a brief concurrency with SH 78.

In Whitewright, SH 11 intersects and becomes concurrent with US 69 southeast of town. This continues until the intersection with SH 160, at which time SH 11 continues on a northwestward route and US 69 continues north through Whitewright.

US 69 continues north, then northwest until Denison, where it turns right to go north, at an intersection with Spur 503. US 69 goes north through downtown Denison, then at the north side of town, US 69 intersects and merges with US 75, at which time US 69 becomes concurrent with US 75. Both head northeast across the Oklahoma/Texas border at the Red River.

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
JeffersonPort Arthur0.000.00  SH 87 (Gulfway Drive)Southern terminus; south end of US 96/287 overlap
1.93.1  SH 73 – Winnie, GrovesSouth end of freeway
2.84.5  60th Street / Jimmy Johnson BoulevardAccess to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas
Port ArthurNederland line4.87.7  FM 365 – Port Neches, Fannett
5.89.3Nederland Drive
Nederland6.610.6Jack Brooks Regional Airport
7.411.9Beauxart Garden Road / Spurlock Road
Central GardensBeaumont line8.914.3  FM 3514
Beaumont11.418.3Jefferson County Prison ComplexSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
10.817.4  SH 347 – NederlandNo southbound entrance
12.420.0  Spur 380 (M.L. King Parkway)No southbound entrance
13.822.2  Spur 93 (Avenue A) / Highland Avenue
14.723.7  Spur 93 (Avenue A) / Florida Avenue
15.625.14th Street
16.626.7  SH 124 (Fannett Road)
17.628.3  I-10 west – HoustonSouth end of I-10 overlap; I-10 exit 849
17.828.6850Washington BoulevardExit numbers follow I-10; no exit number northbound
18.830.3851   US 90 – LibertyAccess to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
20.232.5852ALaurel AvenueSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
19.230.9852BCalder Avenue / Harrison Avenue
20.432.8  I-10 east – Lake CharlesNorth end of I-10 overlap; I-10 exit 853A
21.534.6Delaware Street
21.935.211th StreetSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
21.734.9Lucas Drive
22.936.9Dowlen Road
23.738.1  SH 105 – Sour Lake, Conroe
25.240.6Chinn Lane
27.143.6Tram Road
HardinRose Hill Acres28.145.2Cooks Lake Road
29.046.7Keith Road
30.248.6  FM 3513 / Mitchell RoadNo northbound entrance
Lumberton30.849.6  US 96 north – Lumberton, JasperNorth end of US 96 overlap; north end of freeway
32.652.5   FM 421 to US 96
40.765.5   SH 327 east – SilsbeeAccess to Hardin County Airport
Kountze43.570.0  SH 326 south – Sour Lake
44.271.1  FM 418 east – Silsbee
49.078.9  FM 1003 south – Honey Island
51.282.4  FM 420 east – Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center
Village Mills54.788.0  FM 3063 west – Wildwood
Tyler58.093.3  FM 2827 west
Warren62.199.9  FM 1943 east – FredSouth end of FM 1943 overlap
62.5100.6  FM 1943 westNorth end of FM 1943 overlap
Hillister66.4106.9  FM 1013 east – Spurger
Woodville74.8120.4   US 190 – Livingston, JasperAccess to Tyler County Hospital
75.3121.2  US 287 north – ChesterNorth end of US 287 overlap
Doucette78.3126.0   FM 1632 west to FM 256
Colmesneil84.3135.7   FM 256 east to US 190South end of FM 256 overlap
84.4135.8   FM 256 west to US 287
86.5139.2  RE 255 east – Sam Rayburn Dam, Toledo Bend Dam
92.2148.4  FM 1014 east – Rockland
Jasper
No major junctions
Angelina101.3163.0  FM 1270 west
Zavalla102.8165.4   SH 63 east to SH 147 north – Jasper, San Augustine
107.0172.2  FM 1818 west – Diboll
112.5181.1  FM 844 south
Huntington115.4185.7  FM 1669
116.1186.8  FM 1475 west
118.5190.7  FM 326 northSouth end of FM 326 overlap
Homer119.2191.8  FM 326 southNorth end of FM 326 overlap
120.5193.9  FM 841 west
Lufkin123.3198.4    
     Future I-69 south / US 59 south / Bus. US 69 north / Loop 287 south – Houston
South end of Future I-69/US 59/Loop 287 overlap; south end of future freeway section
124.0199.6  FM 841 (Ford Chapel Road)
124.8200.8  FM 325 (Lufkin Avenue)Northbound access via the FM 841 exit
125.7202.3  SH 103 east / Atkinson DriveSouth end of SH 103 overlap
126.8204.1386A   
    Bus. I-69 / Bus. US 59 / FM 2021 – Lufkin
Signed as exit 418 southbound
127.1204.5386B  
   Future I-69 north / US 59 north – Nacogdoches
Interchange; north end of Future I-69/US 59 overlap; north end of future freeway section
129.0207.6  FM 2251 (Sayers Street)
130.5210.0    
      Bus. US 69 south (Kurth Drive) / Loop 287 north / FM 2680 / SH 103 west
Interchange; north end of SH 103 / Loop 287 overlap; access to Woodland Heights Medical Center
132.6213.4  FM 706 south
Clawson133.4214.7  FM 2021
Central135.6218.2  FM 843 east – Allentown
139.4224.3  SH 7 – Ratcliff, Nacogdoches, CenterInterchange
CherokeeWells144.5232.6  FM 1247 west (Fourth Street)
147.6237.5  FM 1911 – Forest
Alto157.6253.6  FM 1911 south
158.2254.6   SH 21 / SH 294 west – Crockett, Elkhart, Nacogdoches
158.4254.9  FM 851 north – Atoy
163.3262.8  FM 241 – Salem, Linwood
Rusk168.3270.9  FM 343 – Atoy
168.8271.7  Loop 62 north – Rusk Business District
169.9273.4   US 84 / SH 110 north – Palestine, New Summerfield, Mount Enterprise
170.1273.7  Loop 62 south (Main Street) – Rusk Business District
171.1275.4   FM 2972 west to US 84 west – Hodge Unit, Skyview Unit
Craft179.8289.4  FM 22 east
Jacksonville181.1291.5  Loop 456
182.6293.9  FM 768 south (Adams Street)
183.5295.3  US 79 (Rusk Street)
183.8295.8  SH 135 north (Pine Street)
184.3296.6  US 175 west (Alexander Boulevard)
186.7300.5  FM 347 south (Bolton Street)
190.9307.2  FM 855 south – Cuney
191.0307.4  FM 177 east – Mixon
194.5313.0  FM 2493 south – MixonSouth end of FM 2493 overlap
Bullard194.8313.5  FM 2943 north – BullardNorth end of FM 2493 overlap
Smith195.8315.1  FM 344 – BullardInterchange
200.8323.2  FM 346
Tyler203.2327.0  FM 2813 west
203.3327.2  Loop 49 Toll
207.6334.1  Loop 323 (South Loop 323)
209.4337.0  FM 2943 south (Old Jacksonville Highway) / Eighth Street
209.6337.3     SH 64 east / SH 110 south / SH 155 north (Fifth Street, Fourth Street)South end of SH 64/110/155 overlap; access to UT Health Tyler
210.3338.4  SH 155 south (Vine Avenue)North end of SH 155 overlap
211.4340.2   SH 31 (Front Street)Access to UT Health Tyler
211.7340.7   SH 64 west (Erwin Street)North end of SH 64 overlap; access to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
212.6342.1  Spur 147 east (Gentry Parkway)
213.4343.4  SH 110 north (Van Highway)North end of SH 110 overlap
214.2344.7   Loop 323 (Northwest Loop 323)Access to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
215.5346.8  FM 2016 west
TylerSwan line217.7350.4  FM 3271 west
Lindale221.1355.8  I-20 – Dallas, LongviewI-20 exit 556
224.7361.6  FM 16 – Van, Winona
225.9363.6  FM 1804 north – Hoard
227.2365.6  Loop 49 Toll south
WoodMineola234.5377.4  Loop 564Interchange
236.6380.8  US 80 (Broad Street) – Grand Saline, Hawkins
236.8381.1  FM 49 east (McDonald Street) – Hainesville
237.2381.7  FM 1254 north (Cage Street)
237.3381.9  SH 37 north (Pacific Street) – Quitman
238.5383.8    Loop 564 to US 80Access to Wood County Airport
Golden242.7390.6  FM 779 – Golden, Quitman
243.8392.4  FM 1799 south – Golden, Lake Holbrook
Alba248.8400.4  FM 17 – Grand Saline, Yantis
249.5401.5  SH 182 east – Quitman
Rains251.5404.8  FM 2795 north
256.3412.5  FM 779
Emory257.9415.0   FM 2795 to FM 515 east – Lake Fork ReservoirSouth end of FM 2795 overlap
258.5416.0  FM 2795 westNorth end of FM 2795 overlap
258.8416.5  SH 19 – Canton, Sulphur Springs
259.2417.1   SH 276 west / FM 2795 – Lake Tawakoni, Quinlan
260.8419.7  FM 3299 south
262.2422.0  FM 2795 east
Point266.2428.4   FM 47 south / Spur 161 north – Flats, Wills Point, Lake Tawakoni State Park
266.6429.1  FM 514 east
HuntLone Oak270.9436.0  FM 2737 south
271.9437.6  FM 513 south – East Tawakoni, Lake TawakoniSouth end of FM 513 overlap
272.3438.2  FM 1567 east – Miller Grove
273.0439.4  FM 513 north – CampbellNorth end of FM 513 overlap
276.8445.5  FM 2947 south
277.0445.8  FM 1564 west – Wieland
Greenville284.5457.9 
  Bus. US 69 north – Greenville
284.8458.3   FM 1570 – Majors Airport
285.1458.8   I-30 / US 67 – Dallas, TexarkanaInterchange; south end of US 380 overlap; I-30 exit 94
286.1460.4  SH 34 (Wesley Street) – Terrell, Greenville
288.1463.7  SH 66 west – Caddo Mills
288.9464.9   US 380 west / Spur 302 east – McKinneyNorth end of US 380 overlap
291.0468.3  FM 1569 west – Merit
291.7469.4 
  Bus. US 69 south – Greenville
Interchange
294.7474.3  FM 2194 west
Kingston297.3478.5  FM 3427 east
297.7479.1  FM 903 west
Celeste300.3483.3  FM 272 east – Hickory Creek
300.8484.1  FM 1562 west
FanninLeonard307.0494.1  FM 272 east – Wolfe City
307.3494.6  SH 78 south – LeonardSouth end of SH 78 overlap
307.9495.5  SH 78 north – BonhamNorth end of SH 78 overlap
308.7496.8  FM 896 – Randolph
311.5501.3  FM 981 south
Trenton314.1505.5 
  Bus. US 69 north – Trenton
314.7506.5  SH 121 – McKinney, BonhamInterchange
314.8506.6  FM 151 north – Orangeville
Grayson319.6514.3  SH 11 east – RandolphSouth end of SH 11 overlap
Whitewright320.3515.5  FM 898 east (Bond Street)
320.7516.1   SH 11 west / SH 160 south – ShermanNorth end of SH 11 overlap
321.3517.1  FM 151 south – Whitewright
321.9518.0  FM 697 west – Ida
Bells328.1528.0  SH 56 – Sherman, Bonham
328.5528.7  FM 1897 north – Ambrose
329.7530.6  US 82 – Sherman, BonhamUS 82 exit 653
Denison340.0547.2  Spur 503 west – Sherman
341.4549.4  FM 120 (Morton Street) – Pottsboro, Carpenter's Bluff
343.0552.0  FM 84 west – Eisenhower State Park
344.6554.6  US 75 southSouth end of SB US 75 overlap; US 75 exit 73
74Frontage RoadExit numbers follow US 75 mileposts; southbound exit and entrance
345.8556.575Texas Travel Information CenterSouth end of NB US 75 overlap; US 75 north exit 74
345.9556.7   US-69 / US-75 north – DurantContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Length does not account for concurrencies along Interstate Highways and U.S. Highways with lower numbers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 69". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 13, 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to U.S. Route 69 in Texas at Wikimedia Commons


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