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U.S. Route 87 in Texas

In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) is a north–south U.S. Highway that begins near the Gulf Coast in Port Lavaca, Texas and heads north through San Antonio, Lubbock, and Amarillo to the New Mexico border near Texline.

US Highway 87 marker

US Highway 87
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 797.1 mi (1,282.8 km)
Existed 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end SH 238 in Port Lavaca
 


Future I-69 / US 59 / US 77 in Victoria
US 90 in San Antonio
I-10 in San Antonio to Comfort
I-35 in San Antonio
US 67 / US 277 in San Angelo
I-20 in Big Spring
I-27 from Lubbock to Amarillo
US 70 in Plainview
US 60 in Canyon

I-40 / US 60 / US 287 in Amarillo
North end US 87 near Texline
Highway system
SH 86SH 87

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

US 87 begins at an intersection with State Highway 238 in Port Lavaca, Texas. It takes a northwesterly route out of the town, and follows this path all the way to Cuero, where it merges with (and is briefly co-signed with) US 183 before turning back toward the north. US 87 follows a gentle northwesterly route until just before Smiley, where it takes a more due-westerly turn. At Nixon, US 87 merges with State Highway 97 and continues west as a co-signed route until just west of Stockdale, where SH 97 leaves the route and US 87 continues to the northwest to San Antonio.

On the southeast side of the city, US 87 merges with Interstate 10 (I-10), where it continues through San Antonio as a co-signed, concurrent route for 54 miles (87 km), until an exit at Comfort, where the highway once again picks up its own signage and continues on, in an almost due northern heading to Fredericksburg, before making a slight turn back to the northwest to Mason, where it merges with US 377.

From Mason, US 87/377 continues north/northwest to Brady, where US 377 leaves the route and US 87 makes a hard turn to the west before taking yet another slight turn to the north and continuing on to San Angelo, and on to the northwest. After intersecting with I-20 at Big Spring, US 87 continues the same northwesterly path to Lamesa, where it takes a turn back to the northeast. After making another turn back to the north just outside O'Donnell, US 87 continues on to Lubbock, where it merges with I-27 on the south side of the city.

From this point, US 87 continues as a co-signed, concurrent route with I-27 all the way north to Amarillo, occasionally deviating from the interstate route to spur into rural towns along the route (such as Kress, Tulia, and Canyon) before merging with US 287 in Amarillo. US 87/287 continues almost due north until Dumas, where US 87 splits off the route with a sharp turn to the west before merging with US 385 in Hartley and turning to the northwest. US 385 leaves the route in Dalhart, and US 87 continues on a slight northwesterly path, crossing into New Mexico approximately a mile west of Texline.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
CalhounPort Lavaca0.00.0   SH 238 (Commerce Street) to SH 35 – Seadrift
0.20.32  FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
1.42.3  FM 1090 north (South Alcoa Drive) – Placedo
1.52.4  SH 35 – Port of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort, Palacios, Rockport
Clarks5.28.4   FM 2433 south to SH 238 – Seadrift
Victoria10.516.9  FM 1090 east – Port Lavaca
Placedo13.822.2  FM 616 – BloomingtonInterchange
Dacosta17.728.5  FM 1686 – Telferner
22.836.7   FM 2615 east to FM 1686
Victoria24.439.3  
   Future I-69 / US 59 – Houston, Beeville, Corpus Christi, Refugio
Interchange; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69
26.642.8  
   SH 185 to Bus. US 59 – Bloomington, Seadrift, Houston
27.644.4  
   Bus. US 59 north (East Rio Grande Street) / Bus. US 77 north (North Navarro Street) – Hallettsville, Giddings, Edna, Houston
Southern end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap
27.944.9  
   Bus. US 59 south / Bus. US 77 south (West Rio Grande Street) – Goliad, Beeville, Refugio, Corpus Christi
Northern end of US 59 Bus. / US 77 Bus. overlap
31.751.0   US 77 / Loop 463 – Giddings, Houston, Laredo, Corpus ChristiInterchange
Nursery38.261.5  FM 447 west – Mission Valley
DeWittThomaston43.870.5  Loop 105 north – Cuero
44.771.9  Loop 105 south – Victoria
Cuero55.589.3  
   Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north (North Esplanade) – Gonzales, Austin, Yoakum
Southern end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
56.090.1  FM 236 south (East Morgan) – Arneckeville, Victoria
56.390.6  SH 72 west (West Heaton) – Yorktown, Kenedy
58.794.5  
   Alt. US 77 south / US 183 south – Goliad, Corpus Christi
Northern end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
61.398.7   
    SH 72 to Alt. US 77 to US 183 – Yorktown, Victoria, Yoakum
63.8102.7  FM 953 east – Lindenau
Mustang Mott65.2104.9  FM 2542 west
69.2111.4  FM 2816 west
Westhoff72.1116.0   FM 240 south (Houston Avenue) to FM 238 west – Yorktown
Gonzales79.4127.8  FM 1116 north – Pilgrim, Summerville
Smiley83.7134.7  FM 108 – Yorktown, Summerville
88.9143.1   FM 77 east to FM 108
Nixon90.2145.2   FM 2922 north to SH 97 – Bebe, Cost
91.6147.4    SH 80 / SH 97 east to FM 1681 north – Karnes City, Luling, Gonzales, SeguinSouthern end of SH 97 overlap
WilsonPandora96.2154.8  FM 1107 west – Stockdale
96.7155.6  FM 1347 south – Denhawken
Stockdale101.6163.5   FM 538 south to FM 1347
102.4164.8 
  Bus. US 87 north – San Antonio
103.1165.9  SH 119 south – Gillett, Yorktown
103.3166.2  SH 123 – Seguin, San Marcos, Karnes CityInterchange
104.4168.0 
  Bus. US 87 south – Business District, Victoria
108.2174.1  SH 97 west – Floresville, PleasantonNorthern end of SH 97 overlap
Sutherland Springs110.8178.3  FM 539 – Floresville
La Vernia117.2188.6  Loop 321 west – San Antonio
117.6189.3  FM 775 – New Berlin, Calaveras
117.9189.7   Loop 321 east to FM 775 – Cuero
118.7191.0  FM 1346 – St. Hedwig
Bexar125.3201.7  Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – St. Hedwig, ElmendorfInterchange
Lone Oak125.5202.0  FM 3465 (Lone Oak Road)
126.8204.1  Loop 107 east
Sayers127.8205.7  Loop 106 west
128.2206.3  FM 1628
129.4208.2  Loop 106 east
China Grove132.0212.4  FM 1516 north – Martinez
San Antonio134.5216.5   I-410 / SH 130I-410 exit 35
135.5218.1  Loop 13 (South W.W. White Road)
138.0222.1   I-10 east / US 90 east / Roland Avenue – SeguinSouthern end of I-10 / US 90 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 577
see I-10
KendallComfort191.7308.5  
   I-10 west / Bus. US 87 south – Kerrville
Northern end of I-10 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 523
Kerr
No major junctions
GillespieFredericksburg213.2343.1  US 290 east (Main Street) – AustinSouthern end of US 290 overlap
213.5343.6  SH 16 north (Llano Street) – LlanoSouthern end of SH 16 overlap
213.6343.8  SH 16 south (Adams Street) – KerrvilleNorthern end of SH 16 overlap
214.0344.4  RM 965 north (Milam Street) – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
214.8345.7  US 290 west – Harper, JunctionNorthern end of US 290 overlap
222.6358.2  RM 2323 north – Prairie Mountain, Llano
224.3361.0  RM 648 west – Doss
MasonLoyal Valley236.8381.1  RM 2242 – Brady
238.0383.0  RM 2242 – Fredericksburg
243.6392.0  RM 152 east – Castell, Llano
244.6393.6  RM 783 south – Doss, Harper, Kerrville
Mason254.5409.6  RM 1723 south
255.7411.5   SH 29 east (Austin Street) / RM 386 north (North Live Oak Avenue) – Llano, Burnet, FredoniaSouthern end of SH 29 overlap
255.8411.7  RM 1871 west (El Paso Street) – Junction
257.1413.8   US 377 south / SH 29 west – Junction, MenardNorthern end of SH 29 overlap; Southern end of US 377 overlap
Camp Air267.1429.9  RM 1222 – Menard, Llano
McCullochCamp San Saba274.0441.0  FM 1955 east
Brady281.6453.2  SH 71 east – Llano, Austin
283.0455.4  US 190 west – Menard, Fort StocktonSouthern end of US 190 overlap
283.3455.9  FM 2028 west (17th Street) – G. Rollie White Complex, Brady Lake, Melvin
283.8456.7  FM 2309 south (11th Street) – Voca
284.4457.7    US 190 east / US 377 north to FM 714 – Brownwood, San SabaNorthern end of US 190 / US 377 overlap
288.0463.5  US 283 north – Santa Anna, Coleman
292.1470.1  FM 3022 south – Lake Brady
Melvin300.5483.6  FM 2028 east – Brady
301.6485.4  FM 503 north – Salt Gap, Doole, Valera
Concho311.0500.5  FM 2134 north – Millersview, Ivie Reservoir
Eden316.6509.5  US 83 – Menard, Junction, Paint Rock, Ballinger
321.5517.4  FM 176 south
Vick334.8538.8   Loop 577 north to FM 381 north – San Angelo, Eola, Rowena
335.7540.3   Loop 577 south to FM 381 north – Eden, Eola, Rowena
Tom Green345.7556.4  FM 2334 north – Veribest
Wall347.3558.9  Loop 570 west – San Angelo
349.2562.0  Loop 570 east – Eden
San Angelo352.3567.0   Loop 306 north / FM 1223 – Brownwood, AbileneInterchange; Southern end of Loop 306 overlap
356.2573.2  US 277 south – Eldorado, SonoraInterchange; Southern end of US 277 overlap; no direct northbound exit (signed at Loop 378)
356.0572.9  To Loop 378 / Country Club Road – Goodfellow AFBInterchange
356.4573.6    Loop 306 west to US 67 – Big Lake, Fort StocktonInterchange; Northern end of Loop 306 overlap, access to San Angelo Community Medical Center
357.5575.3Ben Ficklin RoadInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
359.5578.6  RM 584 south (Knickerbocker Road) – Christoval
359.8579.0  FM 388 east (West Avenue N) – Angelo State University, Mereta
361.0581.0 
  Bus. US 67 south (West Beauregard Avenue) – Mertzon, Fort Stockton
Southern end of US 67 Bus. overlap
361.5581.8   US 67 / US 277 north – Big Lake, Fort Stockton, Brownwood, AbileneInterchange; Northern end of US 277 / US 67 Bus. overlap
362.3583.1  SH 208 north (19th Street) – Robert Lee, Colorado City
365.3587.9Chadbourne StreetInterchange; former Loop 378
366.5589.8    FM 2105 east to SH 208 / US 277 – Robert Lee, Bronte
Grape Creek370.6596.4  FM 2288 – Mertzon, San Angelo State ParkInterchange
Water Valley384.6619.0  RM 2034 – Robert Lee
Coke
No major junctions
SterlingSterling City403.4649.2  SH 158 east – E.V. Spence Reservoir, Robert Lee, BallingerSouthern end of SH 158 overlap
404.4650.8  SH 163 south – Barnhart, OzonaSouthern end of SH 163 overlap
407.2655.3  SH 158 west – Garden City, MidlandInterchange; Northern end of SH 158 overlap
408.1656.8  SH 163 north – Colorado City, SnyderSouthern end of SH 163 overlap
Glasscock434.2698.8  FM 821 east – Coahoma
Howard435.6701.0  FM 461 westSouthern end of FM 461 overlap
436.1701.8  FM 461 east – ForsanNorthern end of FM 461 overlap
441.9711.2  RM 33 southInterchange
Big Spring445.8717.4  FM 700Interchange
447.4720.0  BL I-20 east (West 4th Street)
447.4720.0  BL I-20 west (West 3rd Street)
448.5721.8  I-20 – El Paso, Fort WorthI-20 exit 177
450.5725.0  FM 700 south
455.1732.4  FM 2230 north
455.4732.9  FM 1584 north – Vealmoor
460.7741.4  FM 846 – Knott
468.3753.7  FM 2230 south – Knott
468.7754.3  FM 1785 east – Vealmoor
Martin471.0758.0  FM 2002 west – Ackerly
Dawson472.1759.8  FM 1584 south – Vealmoor
472.6760.6  FM 2212 south – Ackerly
474.4763.5   FM 178 north to US 180 east
477.9769.1  FM 828 west – Sparenberg, Patricia
484.1779.1  FM 26 south – Sparenberg
488.2785.7   US 180 east / FM 2052 west / Frontage Road – Gail, SnyderInterchange; Southern end of US 180 overlap
Lamesa490.6789.5 
  Bus. US 87 north – Downtown Lamesa
491.0790.2  FM 827 east – Preston E. Smith Unit
491.7791.3     US 180 west to SH 137 / SH 349 – SeminoleNorthern end of US 180 overlap; access to Medical Arts Hospital
491.9791.6   FM 826 east – Lamesa Municipal Airport
492.2792.1 
  Bus. US 87 south
492.9793.2  FM 179 north
493.1793.6   FM 2592 west – Midland, Stanton, Lamesa Municipal Airport
494.5795.8  FM 825 east
497.1800.0  FM 2411 east
502.2808.2  FM 1210 east
505.8814.0  FM 1066 west – Loop
Lynn508.6818.5  Loop 76 north – O'Donnell
509.9820.6   Loop 76 south / FM 2053 – Welch, O'Donnell
513.4826.2  FM 213 – New Moore, Draw
516.4831.1  FM 3332 east
Tahoka522.3840.6  Loop 472 – TahokaInterchange; Southern end of freeway
523.4842.3  US 380 – Brownfield, Post
524.2843.6  Loop 472 – Tahoka
525.7846.0  FM 400 / Frontage Road – WilsonInterchange; Northern end of freeway
531.8855.8  FM 1317 west
534.7860.5  FM 211 east – WilsonSouthern end of FM 211 overlap
534.9860.8  FM 211 west – New HomeNorthern end of FM 211 overlap
Lubbock541.1870.8  FM 41 – Ropesville, Slaton
Woodrow543.2874.2  Loop 493 north – Woodrow
543.3874.4Woodrow RoadInterchange
544.2875.8  Loop 493 south – Woodrow
545.3877.6  FM 1585Interchange; Southern end of freeway; future Loop 88
546.3879.2114th Street
Lubbock547.3880.898th Street
548.3882.4   US 84 / Loop 289 / 82nd Street – LittlefieldSouthern end of I-27 overlap; I-27 exit 1
see I-27
Swisher610.2982.0  I-27 northNorthern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 61
Kress612.1985.1   FM 145 to I-27 – Hart
617.3993.4  FM 928
623.41,003.3  SH 86 west – DimmittInterchange; Southern end of SH 86 overlap
Tulia624.01,004.2  SH 86 east – Downtown Tulia, Silverton, Younger Field, Mackenzie LakeNorthern end of SH 86 overlap
624.51,005.0  FM 1318 east – Tule Lake
626.71,008.6  I-27 southSouthern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 77
see I-27
637.31,025.6   I-27 north / FM 1881 eastNorthern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 88B; no access from US 87 south to I-27 north
Happy639.11,028.5  FM 1075 westSouthern end of FM 1075 overlap
Randall639.51,029.2   FM 1075 east to I-27Northern end of FM 1075 overlap
641.71,032.7  FM 1705 north
643.81,036.1  FM 285 east – Wayside
651.51,048.5  FM 1714 west – Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Canyon656.11,055.9   SH 217 (4th Avenue) to I-27 – Business District, Historical Museum, Palo Duro State Park
656.51,056.5  Spur 48 east (Russell Long Boulevard)At-grade intersection; south end of freeway
656.61,056.7  US 60 west – HerefordSouthern end of US 60 overlap
657.11,057.5  FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
658.21,059.3  To I-27 south / Buffalo Stadium Road
659.01,060.6  I-27 southSouthern end of I-27 overlap; southbound left exit and northbound left entrance; I-27 exit 110
see I-27
PotterAmarillo672.41,082.1    I-27 ends / US 287 south / I-40 – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort WorthNorthern terminus of I-27; north end of I-27 overlap; south end of US 287 south overlap; I-27 exit 123B; I-40 exit 70
  US 287 (Taylor Street)One-way street, inbound access only; southbound entrance only; north end of US 287 south overlap
673.21,083.4   US 287 north / US 60 east (Buchanan Street)One-way street, outbound access only; northbound exit only; north end of freeway; north end of US 60 east overlap
673.81,084.4  SE 6th Avenue (Loop 279 west)Eastern terminus of Loop 279 at US 87 north (Fillmore Avenue); does not intersect US 87 south (Pierce Avenue); former Bus. US 66 west
674.81,086.0   US 60 east / BL I-40 (Amarillo Boulevard) – Tri-State FairgroundsNorthern end of US 60 west overlap
675.31,086.8    US 287 south (Taylor Street) to I-40One-way street, outbound access only; south end of freeway; exits only; south end of US 287 overlap
  US 287 (Buchanan Street)One-way street, inbound access only; south end of freeway; northbound entrance only; south end of US 287 overlap
675.41,087.0NE 15th AvenueSouthbound exit only
675.51,087.1Oak DriveNorthbound exit only
675.71,087.4NE 24th Avenue
676.31,088.4  Loop 434 (River Road)northbound exit and southbound entrance
676.71,089.0Hastings Avenue
677.21,089.8Central Avenue
677.71,090.7  Loop 335 (St. Francis Avenue)
678.61,092.1Willow Creek Avenue
679.71,093.9Cherry Avenue
680.71,095.5  Loop 434 / Mobley Avenue
681.71,097.1  FM 2176Northern end of freeway
Moore709.11,141.2   SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Lake Meredith Recreation Area, ChanningInterchange
Dumas720.81,160.0  FM 722 west (14th Street)
721.81,161.6   US 287 north (Dumas Avenue) / SH 152 east (1st Street) – Etter, Amarillo CollegeNorthern end of US 287 overlap
722.01,161.9Twichell AvenueInterchange
725.21,167.1  FM 2589 south
Hartley737.21,186.4  FM 3138 south
Hartley745.21,199.3  US 385 south – ChanningInterchange; Southern end of US 385 overlap
746.01,200.6   FM 807 north / FM 998 north
Dalhart757.51,219.1  FM 281 – Etter
Dallam759.81,222.8 
  Bus. US 87 north (7th Street) / Tennessee Avenue
760.41,223.7    US 54 / FM 297 – Tucumcari, Stratford, Airport
760.51,223.9  US 385 north – Boise CityNorthern end of US 385 overlap
762.01,226.3   Spur 17 east / FM 1727 west
768.61,236.9  SH 102 west – Sedan
778.11,252.2  FM 1879 north – Boise City
Perico784.81,263.0  FM 3110 south
Texline795.91,280.9  FM 296 – Boise City
797.11,282.8  US 87 north – ClaytonNew Mexico state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (2008-03-05). "overview map of US 87" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
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