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U.S. Route 90 in Texas

U.S. Route 90 is a major east-west highway in the U.S. state of Texas with large portions of it running concurrently with I-10. US 90 begins at I-10 in Van Horn, travels through San Antonio and Houston, and continues on into the state of Louisiana.

US Highway 90 marker

US Highway 90
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length607.861 mi[1] (978.257 km)
Existed1927[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-10 / SH 54 in Van Horn
  I-10 / I-35 / US 87 in San Antonio

I-37 in San Antonio
SH 130 Toll in Seguin
I-45 in Houston

I-69 / US 59 in Houston
East end I-10 / US 90 in Orange at Louisiana state line
Location
CountiesCulberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, Terrell, Val Verde, Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Gonzales, Fayette, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Jefferson, Orange
Highway system
US 87US 96

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Route DescriptionEdit

Van Horn to San AntonioEdit

US 90 begins in Van Horn at an intersection with I-10 and SH 54. US 90 travels in a southeastern direction towards Marfa where it starts an overlap with US 67. US 90 travels south and runs parallel to the US-Mexico Border near the Rio Grande. US 90 crosses the Amistad Reservoir then runs through Del Rio. US 90 turns right and runs east towards Brackettville. US 90 runs through Uvalde and Medina counties. US 90 then arrives in San Antonio where it serves as a major freeway. Multiple stack interchanges are under construction to gain access in and out of the freeway along the intersections at Loop 1604 and I-410. Further, the highway has a major junction with TX-151 as it continues eastward towards the city's inner Westside until its interchange with I-10 and I-35 at the southwest corner of Downtown.

San Antonio to HoustonEdit

East of Downtown San Antonio, US 90 multiplexes with I-10. This overlap ends in Seguin, and continues where the two highways continually cross each other en route to Houston. US 90 once again duplexes with I-10 east of Columbus briefly separating near Brookshire and continue overlapping from Katy all the way to Houston. At I-610 east of Houston, US 90 becomes independently known as the Crosby Freeway.

The Crosby Freeway from east of Beltway 8 to east of Runneburg Road in Crosby, was constructed in the early 1990s and opened to traffic in 1992. After several delays, construction work on the inner section of the freeway began in 2006 and was opened to traffic in January 2011.[1] The western terminus of the Crosby Freeway connects to the I-610 and I-10 interchange via two freeway ramps:

  • a ramp from westbound Crosby Freeway, joining an exit ramp from westbound I-10 to enter southbound I-610
  • a newly constructed two-lane exit ramp from eastbound I-10 connecting to eastbound Crosby Freeway.

The previous interchange was a four-level stack interchange though the new interchange is not a full five-level stack.

Because of funding constraints, two sections of the freeway inside Beltway 8 were not built to full freeway standards: a half-mile section over Greens Bayou and an approximately mile-long section east of Normandy Street. As of December 2012, only the feeder roads have been constructed, with space reserved in the median for future freeway mainlanes. Unlike most new freeway extensions in the Houston area built in recent decades, the Crosby Freeway is not tolled. Also unlike most of Houston's existing freeways and tollways, the Crosby Freeway does not have continuous feeder roads.

The Crosby Freeway has four to six mainlanes for its entire length.

Houston to LouisianaEdit

The US 90 (Beaumont Highway when inside of Beltway 8 or Crosby Freeway when outside of Beltway 8) heads northeast leaving Houston and ends its freeway status in Crosby. US 90 then continues traveling east through Beaumont and once again duplexes with I-10. It then passes through Orange, until crossing the Sabine River into Louisiana towards Lake Charles. With the exception of a 13-mile-long section with only two lanes between Ames and Nome, US 90 has at least four lanes between Crosby and the Louisiana border.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
CulbersonVan Horn    BL I-10 to SH 54 – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National ParkAccess to Culberson Hospital
  I-10 – San Antonio, El PasoI-10 exit 140A
  FM 1523
Lobo  FM 1523
Jeff Davis  FM 2017 north
  RM 505 – Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, McDonald Observatory & Visitor's Center
PresidioMarfa  RM 2810 south (San Antonio Street)
   US 67 south / SH 17 north – Fort Davis, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory and Visitor Center, Presidiowest end of US 67 overlap
Brewster  FM 1703 north
Alpine  SH 118 north (5th Street) – Fort Davis, Fort Davis National Historic Site, McDonald Observatory and Visitor Centerwest end of SH 118 overlap
  SH 118 south (Cockrell Street) – Big Bend National Park Headquarters, Study Butteeast end of SH 118 overlap
  SH 223 north (North Harrison Street) – Fort Davis
Altuda  US 67 north – Fort Stocktoneast end of US 67 overlap
Marathon  US 385 south – Big Bend National Park Headquarterswest end of US 385 overlap
  US 385 north – Fort Stocktoneast end of US 385 overlap
Pecos
No major junctions
TerrellSanderson  US 285 north – Fort Stockton
Dryden  SH 349 north – Sheffield, Iraan
  RM 1865 north – Pumpville
Val Verde  Loop 25 east – Langtry, Judge Roy Bean Museum
  Loop 25 west – Langtry, Judge Roy Bean Museum
Pecos River Bridge over Pecos River
  PR 67 – Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
Comstock  RM 1024 north – Pandale
  SH 163 north – Ozona, Barnhart
  Spur 406 – Amistad National Recreation Area
  Spur 349 – Port of Entry, Amistad Dam, Amistad Reservoir, Amistad National Recreation Area Governors Landing
  Spur 454 – Amistad National Recreation Area
Del Rio  Loop 79 south – Sonora, Junction, Uvalde
   US 277 north / US 377 north – Rocksprings, Junction, Sonorawest end of US 277 / US 377 overlap
   Spur 239 south (East Gibbs Street) / Spur 297 south (Veteran's Boulevard) – Ciudad Acuña, Business Districteast end of US 377 overlap
  US 277 south (Bedell Avenue) – Eagle Pass, Laredoeast end of US 277 overlap
  FM 2523 – Carta Valley
  Loop 79 – Sonora, Junction, Eagle Passinterchange
Kinney   RM 3008 north to FM 2523 – Rocksprings
  RM 693 south – Quemado
Brackettville  RM 2804
  Loop 166 east – Uvalde, San Antonio
  RM 3348 south (Las Moras Road) – Fort Clark Springs
   RM 334 / RM 674 – Rocksprings, Kickapoo Cavern State Park
  SH 131 south – Spofford, Eagle Pass
  Loop 166 west – Del Rio, Blew
  FM 1572 west – Spofford
Uvalde  RM 1022 south – Blewett
Nueces River Bridge over Nueces River
   FM 2369 east (Dunbar Lane) to FM 1403 – Rocksprings
Uvalde  FM 481 south – Eagle Pass
  FM 1052 north
  FM 1435 south (Evans Street)west end of FM 1435 overlap
  FM 1435 north (Grove Street)east end of FM 1435 overlap
   US 83 / SH 55 north (Getty Street) – Leakey, Junction, Rocksprings, Crystal City, Laredo
  FM 1023 north (4th Street)west end of FM 1023 overlap
   FM 1023 south (Garner Field Road) to FM 1049 – Uvalde Garner Field Airporteast end of FM 1023 overlap
  FM 3447 north
    FM 1574 south to FM 1023 – Airport
  FM 2369 west – Uvalde
Knippa  FM 1049 north – Concanwest end of FM 1049 overlap
   FM 1049 south to FM 1023east end of FM 1049 overlap
   FM 2730 north to SH 127
Sabinal   SH 127 north / RM 187 – Utopia, Leakey, Concan, Garner State Park, Pearsall
MedinaD'Hanis  FM 1796 north
  FM 2200 south – Yancey
Hondo   FM 1250 east to FM 462
  FM 462 north / Avenue M – Tarpleywest end of FM 462 overlap
   FM 462 south / Avenue E – Yanceyeast end of FM 462 overlap; access to Medina Community Hospital
  SH 173 – Bandera, Devineinterchange
Castroville   FM 1343 south to SH 173 / County Road 4516 – Quihi
  FM 471 north – Rio Medinawest end of FM 471 overlap
   FM 471 south – Castroville Airport, La Coste, Nataliaeast end of FM 471 overlap
Bexar  SH 211interchange
Montgomery Roadinterchange
San Antonio  Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop)interchange; west end of freeway
Hunt Lane / Ray Ellison Driveno direct eastbound exit
    I-410 / SH 16 – AirportI-410 exit 6
  Loop 13 (Military Drive) – Lackland AFB
Old Highway 90no direct westbound exit
Callaghan Road
Aceme Roadno direct eastbound exit (signed at Callaghan Road)
  SH 151 (Stotzer Freeway) – SeaWorldwestbound exit and eastbound entrance
36th Street – Port San Antonio
General McMullen Drive
Cupples Roadno direct eastbound exit (signed at General McMullen Drive)
  Spur 371 (General Hudnell Drive) – Port San Antoniowestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Zarzamora Streeteastbound exit only
  Loop 353 south (Nogalitos Street)eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    I-10 west / I-35 / US 87 north – El Paso, Austin, Laredowest end of I-10 / US 87 overlap; signed as exit 572
see I-10
GuadalupeSeguin  I-10 east – Houstoneast end of I-10 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; US 90 east follows exit 603
   FM 725 to I-10 – McQueeney, Stockdale
Seguin   
    Alt. US 90 east / FM 464 west to I-10 – McQueeney, Gonzales
   
    SH 46 (Sam Flores Drive) to Alt. US 90 to I-10 – New Braunfels, Gonzales
   FM 78 west (Eighth Street) to I-10 – Marion, Schertz
  
   Bus. SH 123 (North Austin Street) to I-10 – San Marcos, Stockdale
  FM 466 east (North King Street) – Cost
   SH 123 to I-10 – San Marcos, Stockdale
  I-10 – San Antonio, HoustonI-10 exit 612
   SH 130 Toll north to I-10 – Austin, San AntonioSH 130 exit 496
Kingsbury   
    FM 2438 south to Alt. US 90 to I-10
   FM 1104 east to I-10
CaldwellLuling    US 183 north / SH 80 to I-10 – Lockhart, San Marcos, Nixonwest end of US 183 overlap
   US 183 south to I-10 – Gonzaleseast end of US 183 overlap
GonzalesHarwood   FM 794 south to I-10 – Gonzales
   SH 304 to I-10 – Bastrop, Gonzales
Waelder     SH 97 west / FM 1115 north to I-10 to FM 1296 – Smithville, Gonzales
  FM 1680 south – Moulton
  I-10 – Houston, San AntonioI-10 exit 653
FayetteFlatonia   FM 2762 west to FM 1115 – Cistern
  SH 95 south – Moulton, Shinerwest end of SH 95 overlap
   SH 95 north to I-10 – Smithville, Bastrop, Komenskyeast end of SH 95 overlap
   FM 609 north to I-10 – La Grange
  FM 1295 south – Praha, Komensky
Engle   FM 2238 north to I-10 – Freyburg
Schulenburg  FM 2672 north – High Hill
  FM 957 south – Hallettsville
   Loop 222 (Lyons Avenue) to US 77 – Hallettsville
   US 77 to I-10 – La Grange, Hallettsville
  FM 1579 east
  I-10 – San Antonio, HoustonI-10 exit 677
  FM 1383 north – Dubina, Ammannsville
ColoradoWeimar  FM 155 north – La Grangewest end of FM 155 overlap
   FM 155 south to I-10 – Sublimeeast end of FM 155 overlap
  I-10 / Hattermann Lane – Houston, San AntonioI-10 exit 689
Glidden   FM 2434 west to I-10 – Oakland
   SH 71 to I-10 – La Grange, Austin, El Campointerchange
Columbus  FM 806 south (Cardinal Lane) – Rock Island
  
   Bus. SH 71 (Fannin Street) to I-10 – La Grange, El Campo
  Spur 52 (Milam Street)
Colorado River Bridge over Colorado River
  I-10 west – San Antoniowest end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 698
see I-10
AustinSealy   I-10 east / FM 3538 south – Houstoneast end of I-10 overlap; US 90 east follows exit 718
     Loop 350 to SH 36 to I-10 to SH 60 – Bellville, Wallis, Wharton, Rosenberg
  I-10 west / Outlet Center Drive – San Antoniowest end of I-10 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; US 90 west follows exit 721
see I-10
Waller  I-10 east / Peach Ridge Road / Donigan Road – Houstoneast end of I-10 overlap; US 90 east follows exit 729
Brookshire   FM 1489 south to I-10 – Simonton, Orchard
   FM 359 north / FM 362 north – Pattison, Hempstead, Wallerwest end of FM 359 overlap
   FM 359 south to I-10 – Fulshear, Pecan Groveeast end of FM 359 overlap
  FM 2855 north
Fort BendKaty   FM 1463 south to FM 359 – Richmond, Pecan Grove
Harris  I-10 west / Katy Mills Boulevard – San Antoniowest end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 741
see I-10
HarrisHouston  I-10 east – Beaumonteast end of I-10 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; US 90 east follows exit 775B
  I-610 – Pasadena, Galveston, LufkinI-10 exit 775A; I-610 exit 26A; no access from I-610 south to US 90 east
Mercury Drive
   FM 526 south (Maxey Road) to I-10 / Wallisville Road – Galena Parkwest end of FM 526 overlap
   FM 526 north (Normandy Street) to I-10 – Galena Parkeast end of FM 526 overlap
   Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway) to I-10 / Uvalde Road – Beaumont, Lufkin
Miller Road No. 3
Miller Road No. 2
SheldonSheldon Road
Frontage Roadeastbound exit and westbound entrance
BarrettCrosby lineCounty Road
   FM 1942 / FM 2100 (US 90 Bus. west) – Huffman, Monte Belvieuno direct westbound exit (signed at Runneburg Road)
Krenek Road / Runneburg Roadinterchange; east end of freeway
Liberty  FM 1413 south
Dayton   SH 146 south to I-10 – Mont Belvieu, Baytownwest end of SH 146 overlap
   SH 321 north to FM 1960 – Cleveland, Humble
  FM 1409 south – Old River-Winfree
Liberty    Loop 227 north / FM 2684 south to SH 146 – Rye, Livingston
   FM 563 south to I-10 – Anahuac, Wallisville
  SH 146 north – Hardin, Rye, Livingstoneast end of SH 146 overlap
Ames  FM 160 (MLK Road)
   FM 1909 north to FM 160
   FM 2830 north to FM 160
Raywood    FM 770 south to FM 563 to I-10 – Anahuac, Wallisvillewest end of FM 770 overlap
  FM 770 north – Daisetta, Saratoga, Kountzeeast end of FM 770 overlap
Devers    SH 61 south to I-10 to FM 1410 – Anahuac, Hankamer, Winnie
  FM 1009 east – Nome
JeffersonNome  FM 1009 west – Liberty
     SH 326 north / FM 365 east to FM 1406 to I-10 – Sour Lake, Fannett, Winnie
Beaumont    FM 364 (Major Drive) to I-10 to SH 105
     I-10 / US 69 / US 96 / US 287 – Lake Charles, Lufkin, Jasper, Houston, Port ArthurI-10 exit 851
   Spur 380 (M.L. King Parkway) to I-10 – Nederland, Port Arthur
  I-10 west – Houstonwest end of I-10 overlap; US 90 west follows exit 855A
see I-10
OrangeOrange   I-10 east / US 90 east – Lake Charles, LafayetteLouisiana state line
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. 90". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 7, 2011.


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