Interstate 10 in Texas
Interstate 10 is the major east–west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States. In the U. S. state of Texas, it runs east from Anthony, at the border with New Mexico, through El Paso, San Antonio and Houston to the border with Louisiana in Orange, Texas. At just under 880 miles, the Texas segment of I-10, maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation, is the longest continuous untolled freeway in North America, operated by a single authority, it is the longest stretch of highway with a single designation within a single state. Mile marker 880 and its corresponding exit number in Orange, are the highest numbered mile marker and exit on any freeway in North America. After widening was completed in 2008, a portion of the highway west of Houston is now believed to be the widest in the world, at 26 lanes. There is a wider section in China on the G4 Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway. More than a third of I-10's entire length is located in Texas alone. El Paso, near the Texas–New Mexico state line, is 785 miles from the western terminus of I-10 in Santa Monica, making it closer to Los Angeles than it is to Orange, Texas, 857 miles away at the Texas–Louisiana state line.
Orange is only 789 miles from the eastern terminus of I-10 in Jacksonville, Florida. I-10 replaced and runs concurrently with U. S. Highway 85 from the New Mexico border up until the two diverge at mile marker 13; the two highways parallel each other for several miles until US 85 continues to head south to the border with Mexico and I-10 turns east towards Downtown El Paso. Prior to the Interstate Highway system, US 85 ran concurrent with US 80 from the New Mexico border until the two diverged in Downtown El Paso; when I-10 was constructed in downtown El Paso, several blocks were demolished, a sub-grade trench was built for the freeway. A series of overpasses now carry the preexisting north-south surface streets over the east-west stretch of I-10 through downtown. I-10 replaced US 80 through El Paso and to the southeast and east to the present day junction of I-10 and I-20. US 80 along this route has been removed from the highway system in favor of I-10. At the junction with I-20, I-10 replaced US 290 eastward to the present day junction of I-10 and US 290 southeast of Junction.
This section of US 290 was deleted from the highway system. From this point to near Comfort, I-10 replaced State Highway 27. SH 27 still exists along this stretch paralleling I-10 to the south. From Comfort southeast to San Antonio, I-10 directly replaced US 87. I-10 follows the alignment of US 87 on the northwest side of San Antonio into downtown. A new alignment was built to the south of downtown for the freeway since it was impossible to upgrade the surface streets in downtown that US 87 and US 90 followed prior to the Interstate Highway System. Southeast of downtown, I-10 curves back to the northeast to connect with the pre-interstate alignment of US 90. Construction of portions of I-10 were well underway and completed prior to the commissioning of the highway in 1959; the section from Culebra Road to Woodlawn Avenue opened as the first freeway in San Antonio in 1949, but was signed as US 87. Expansion and construction continued in the 1950s, but the bulk of the construction occurred in the 1960s after the interstate was commissioned.
The current alignment was completed by 1968. Rapid growth in San Antonio has resulted in the original highway becoming inadequate, resulting in the highway being in perpetual construction and expansion. In the 1980s the portion just northwest of downtown was reconstructed to add a double deck feature to expand the freeway to five lanes in each direction. In 1990, the interstate had only two lanes in each direction from Loop 1604 to where the double-deck freeway begins near downtown. Recent construction has expanded the freeway to five lanes in each direction from just outside the I-410 loop all the way into downtown; the I-10/I-410 interchange was reconstructed into a four-level stack interchange. When constructed during the 1960s, the I-10 Katy from Houston, known as the Katy Freeway, was built with six to eight lanes wide barring side lanes, being modest by Houston standards because existing traffic demand to the farming area of West Houston was low; as the population and economic activity increased in the area vehicular traffic increased, reaching an annual average daily traffic of 238,000 vehicles just west of the West Loop in 2001.
In 2000 increased traffic levels and congestion led to plans being approved for widening of the freeway to 16 lanes with a capacity for 200,000 cars per day. An old railway running along the north side of the freeway was demolished in 2002 in preparation for construction which began in 2004; the interior two lanes in each direction between SH 6 and west I-610, the Katy Freeway Managed Lanes or Katy Tollway, were built as high-occupancy toll lanes and are managed by the Harris County Toll Road Authority. The section just west of SH 6 to the Fort Bend–Harris county line opened in late June 2006. Two intersections were rebuilt, toll booths were added, together with landscaping as part of Houston's Highway Beautification Project. Most of the section between Beltway 8 and SH 6 had been laid by September 2006 and work was completed in October 2008. Tolls on the managed lanes vary by axle count and time of day. High occupancy vehicles may travel for free at certain times. Severe flooding of the Sabine River occurred in March 2016.
Days of continuous heavy rains, coupled with the controversial opening of the Toledo Bend Dam and the release of 207,000 to 208,000 cubic feet per second into the river, caused th
Junction is a city in and the county seat of Kimble County, United States. The population was 2,574 at the 2010 census. Junction is located at 30°29′23″N 99°46′17″W, about 105 miles northwest of San Antonio and 120 miles west of Austin in central Kimble County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles, of which 2.3 square miles of it are land and 0.44% is covered by water. Junction is named for its location at the confluence of the South Llano Rivers; the community was founded in 1876 after the organization of Kimble County earlier that year. The original town site was named Denman after Marcellus Denman, who had surveyed and platted the new community; the name Denman was changed to Junction City. In late 1876, Junction City won the designation of county seat from the unsuccessful and flood-prone settlement of Kimbleville. By 1879, a drugstore, livery stable, a few general stores were active in the community. Around 300 people were living in Junction City in 1882.
The West Texas, Kimble County's first newspaper, began publishing in 1882. The county courthouse and its records were lost to a fire in 1884. A second, two-story brick stone courthouse was destroyed in an 1888 fire, but was repaired and remained in use until 1929, when the present courthouse was constructed. In 1894, Junction City became known as Junction. Infrastructure improvements marked the decade of the 1890s. Businessman Ernest Holekamp provided the city's first waterworks with a canal dug from the South Llano to Junction in 1895. A dam was built in 1896 on the South Llano River to provide power and water to the city and irrigation to surrounding lands; the population stood at 536 in 1900. Four Mile Dam, a more permanent and extensive dam, was completed in 1904. Junction continued to grow, with around 800 residents living in the community in 1910; that figure had grown to 1,250 by 1920. By the late 1920s, citizens felt the need for the benefits of a municipal government. On August 27, 1927, H.
O. Denman and 152 others presented an incorporation petition to Kimble County Judge J. B. Randolph. In the election, 390 votes were cast: 274 "For Incorporation" and 116 "Against Incorporation." A city officers' election took place on October 13, 1927, with Ernest Holekamp elected as Junction's first mayor. During the mid-1920s, highway connections from Junction to Menard and San Angelo were made available. A sewer system was built in 1929. In the 1930 census, the city recorded 1,415 residents. Junction was the chief shipping and commercial center of Kimble County, as well as a tourist resort and hunting center. A new municipal building and fire station were opened in 1940, respectively. In the mid-1940s, the cedar-oil business enhanced the economy. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, Junction's population continued to hover around 2,600. A 2007 US Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 2,576, a 1.6% decline from the 2000 census figure of 2,618. As of the census of 2000, 2,618 people, 1,028 households, 699 families resided in the city.
The population density was 1,145.0 people per square mile. The 1,222 housing units averaged 534.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.13% White, 0.04% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 11.12% from other races, 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 28.99% of the population. Of the 1,028 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were not families. About 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11. In the city, the population was distributed as 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,833, for a family was $30,865. Males had a median income of $24,096 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,971. About 16.4% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over. The city of Junction is a "Type A"; the local government is headed by five-member city council. The Economic Development Corporation, Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce are given the task of attracting jobs and visitors to Junction while supporting local business establishments. Notable highways serving the city include Interstate 10, US Highway 83, US Highway 377, it is located a short distance from the US Highway 290 intersection with I-10. Kimble County Airport consists of a 5,000-foot paved runway. Commercial service is available from Mathis Field in San Angelo. Electric power for the city of Junction is provided by AEP/West Texas Utilities, while member-owned Pedernales Electric distributes power to rural Kimble County.
A four-member police force and county sheriff officers serve the community. The 30-member volunteer fire department, as well as the Kimble County Ranch Fire Association, has firefighting personnel and equipment. Ambulance and rescue services are provided. Public education in the city of Junction is provided by the Junction Independent School District; the district supports an elementary and high school hou
U.S. Route 87
U. S. Highway 87 is a north–south United States highway that runs for 1,998 miles from northern Montana to southern Texas. Most of the portion from Billings, Montana, to Raton, New Mexico, is co-signed along Interstates 90 and 25, it is co-signed along the majority of Interstate 27 in Texas. As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is Havre, Montana, at U. S. Highway 2, its southern terminus is Texas. In Texas, US 87 is a north–south highway that begins near the Gulf Coast in Port Lavaca and heads north through San Antonio, Lubbock and Dalhart to the New Mexico border near Texline. US 87 continues in a northwesterly direction in New Mexico, is signed by NMDOT as an east–west route, it merges with US 64 in Clayton, shortly after entering New Mexico. It continues to the northwest until Des Moines. In Raton, it separates from US 64 and merges with Interstate 25 and US-85, with which it remains concurrent through Raton Pass and into Colorado, though it is unsigned on much of the concurrency. US 87 remains concurrent with Interstate 25 throughout the states of Colorado and Wyoming, of, a rare occurrence for a US highway to have a concurrency with an Interstate in its entirety within state boundaries.
For more on this section of US 87, see Interstate 25 in Colorado. US 87 remains concurrent with Interstate 25 northward until its terminus with Interstate 90, it follows I-90 west to exit 44 where it runs up to Sheridan. A portion of US-87 has been washed out for several years along this stretch and "temporary" detour signs are posted directing US-87 traffic along Wyoming Highway 193 through Story. In Sheridan US-87 rejoins Interstate 90 into Montana. US 87 remains concurrent with Interstate 90 westward until Billings, where it breaks off and heads north. Between Crow Agency and Billings, US 87 and I-90 are merged with US 212, it intersects with US 12 in Roundup and continues north with a slight bend to the northwest until, at Grass Range it takes a sharp turn to the west at an intersection with Montana State Highway 200. US 87 remains concurrent with Montana State Highway 200 until Great Falls. In Lewistown, it merges with US 191 and remains heading west; some ten miles out of Lewistown, it breaks with US 191 and merges with Montana State Highway 3, heading northwest and merging with US 89 before breaking with all three in Great Falls.
US 87 heads northeast east to Fort Benton and generally northeast to its terminus with US 2 about two miles west of Havre. A bypass of US 87 exists on the northern edge of Great Falls; the route begins at US 87/89 west of Malmstrom Air Force Base along 57th Street South and runs south to north. Just south of the intersection with Second Avenue North the name of the road changes to 57th Street North. At 10th Avenue North, the street name changes to River Drive North curves towards the west as it crosses a bridge over a former Milwaukee Road railroad line; the route heads straight west until after the intersection of North Park Trail where it curves to the northwest. After a railroad crossing and the entrance to Giant Springs State Park and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, the road curves to the southwest following the south bank of the Missouri River. US 87 Bypass ends at US 87 south of the 15th Street Bridge, but River Drive North continues along the Missouri River through Riverside Park.
US Route 87 ran northwest out of Great Falls, Montana towards the eastern border of Glacier National Park. US 87 ran to the Canadian Border at the Piegan Border Crossing; this was changed in 1934, when US Route 89 was changed to run over US 87's former routing towards Glacier Park. US 87 ended in Great Falls until around 1945 when it was extended to run to its current northern terminus in Havre, MontanaU. S. Route 185 was formed in 1926, extended from US 85 in Cheyenne north to Orin, it became part of a southern extension and realignment of US 87 in 1936. Texas SH 238 in Port Lavaca Future I‑69 / US 59 in Victoria US 77 in Victoria US 183 in Cuero; the highways travel concurrently to southwest of Cuero. I‑410 in San Antonio I‑10 / US 90 in San Antonio. I-10/US 87 travels concurrently to Comfort. US 87/US 90 travels concurrently through San Antonio. I‑37 / US 281 in San Antonio I‑35 / US 90 in San Antonio. I-35/US 87 travels concurrently through San Antonio. I‑410 on the Balcones Heights–San Antonio city line US 290 in Fredericksburg.
The highways travel concurrently through Fredericksburg. US 377 northwest of Mason; the highways travel concurrently to Brady. US 190 in Brady; the highways travel concurrently to Brady. US 283 northwest of Brady US 83 in Eden US 277 in San Angelo; the highways travel concurrently through San Angelo. US 67 / US 277 in San Angelo I‑20 in Big Spring US 180 south of Los Ybanez; the highways travel concurrently to Lamesa. US 380 in Tahoka I‑27 in Lubbock; the highways travel concurrently to south of Kress. US 84 in Lubbock US 62 in Lubbock US 82 in Lubbock US 70 in Plainview I‑27 north-northwest of Tulia; the highways travel concurrently to south-southeast of Happy. US 60 in Canyon; the highways travel concurrently to Amarillo. I‑27 north of Canyon; the highways travel concurrently to Amarillo. I‑27 / I‑40 / US 287 in Amarillo. US 87/US 287 travels concurrently through Amarillo. US 60 in Amarillo US 287 in Amarillo; the highways travel concurrently to Dumas. US 385 in Hartley; the highways travel concurrently to Dalhart.
US 54 in Dalhart New Mexico US 56 / US 64 / US 412 in Clayton. US 64/US 87 travels concurrently to Raton. I‑25 / US 64 / US 85 in Raton. I-25/US
Denton is a city in and the county seat of Denton County, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 113,383, making it the 27th-most populous city in Texas, the 200th-most populous city in the United States, the 12th-most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. A Texas land grant led to the formation of Denton County in 1846, the city was incorporated in 1866. Both were named after pioneer and Texas militia captain John B. Denton; the arrival of a railroad line in the city in 1881 spurred population, the establishment of the University of North Texas in 1890 and Texas Woman's University in 1901 distinguished the city from neighboring regions. After the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport finished in 1974, the city had more rapid growth. Located on the far north end of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in North Texas on Interstate 35, Denton is known for its active music life; the city experiences hot, humid summers and few extreme weather events.
Its diverse citizenry is represented by a nonpartisan city council, numerous county and state departments have offices in the city. With over 45,000 students enrolled at the two universities located within its city limits, Denton is characterized as a college town; as a result of the universities' growth, educational services play a large role in the city's economy. Residents are served by the Denton County Transportation Authority, which provides commuter rail and bus service to the area; the formation of Denton is tied with that of Denton County. White settlement of the area began in the middle of the 1800s when William S. Peters of Kentucky obtained a land grant from the Texas Congress and named it Peters Colony. After initial settlement in the southeast part of the county in 1843, the Texas Legislature voted to form Denton County in 1846. Both the county and the town were named for John B. Denton, a preacher and lawyer, killed in 1841 during a skirmish with Kichai people in what is now Tarrant County.
Pickneyville and Alton were selected as the county seat before Denton was named for that position in 1857. That year, a commission named the first streets. Denton incorporated in 1866. B. Sawyer; as the city expanded beyond its original boundaries, it became an agricultural trade center for the mill and cottage industries. The arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881 gave Denton its first rail connection and brought an influx of people to the area. North Texas Normal College, now the University of North Texas, was established in 1890, the Girls' Industrial College, now Texas Woman's University, was founded in 1903; as the universities increased in size, their impact on Denton's economy and culture increased. Denton grew from a population of 26,844 in 1960 to 48,063 in 1980, its connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex via I-35E and I-35W played a major role in the growth, the opening of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1974 led to an increase in population. In the 1980s, heavy manufacturing companies like Victor Equipment Company and Peterbilt joined older manufacturing firms such as Moore Business Forms and Morrison Milling Company in Denton.
The population jumped from 66,270 in 1990 to 80,537 in 2000. In May 2006, Houston-based real estate company United Equities purchased the 100-block of Fry Street and announced that several of the historic buildings would be demolished to accommodate a new mixed-use commercial center; the proposal drew opposition from some residents, who sought to preserve the area as a historic and cultural icon for the city. The Denton City Council approved a new proposal for the area from Dinerstein Cos in 2010. Denton is located on the northern edge of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area; these three cities form the area known as the "Golden Triangle of North Texas." According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 89.316 square miles, of which 87.952 square miles is land and 1.364 square miles is covered by water. The city lies in the northeast edge of the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin, characterized by flat terrain. Elevation ranges from 500 to 900 feet. Part of the city is located atop the Barnett Shale, a geological formation believed to contain large quantities of natural gas.
Lewisville Lake, a man-made reservoir, is located 15 miles south of the city. With its hot, humid summers and cool winters, Denton's climate is characterized as humid subtropical and is within USDA hardiness zone 8a; the city's all-time high temperature is 113 °F, recorded in 1954. Dry winds affect the area in the summer and can bring temperatures of over 100 °F, although the average summer temperature highs range from 91 to 96 °F between June and August; the all-time recorded low is −3 °F, the coolest month is January, with daily low temperatures averaging 33 °F. Denton lies on the southern end of what is referred to as "Tornado Alley"; the city receives about 37.7 inches of rain per year. Flash floods and severe thunderstorms are frequent occurrences during spring. Average snowfall in Denton is similar to the Dallas–Fort Worth average of 2.4 inches per year. Denton is home to several annual artistic and cultural events that cater to residents and tou
Interstate 30 is a 366.76-mile-long expressway in the southern states of Texas and Arkansas in the United States, part of the Interstate Highway System. I-30 travels from I-20 west of Fort Worth, northeast via Dallas, Texarkana, Texas, to I-40 in North Little Rock, Arkansas; the highway parallels U. S. Route 67 except for the portion west of downtown Dallas. Between the termini, I-30 has interchanges with I-35W, I-35E and I-45. I-30 is known as the Tom Landry Freeway between I-35W and I-35E, within the core of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. I-30 is the shortest two-digit Interstate ending in zero in the Interstate system; the Interstates ending in zero are the longest east–west Interstates. It is the second-shortest major Interstate, behind I-45; the largest areas that I-30 travels through include the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the Texarkana metropolitan area, the Little Rock metropolitan area. The section of I-30 between Dallas and Fort Worth is designated the Tom Landry Highway in honor of the long-time Dallas Cowboys coach.
Though I-30 passed well south of Texas Stadium, the Cowboys' former home, their new stadium in Arlington, Texas is near I-30. However, the freeway designation was made; this section was known as the Dallas–Fort Worth Turnpike, which preceded the Interstate System. Although tolls had not been collected for many years, it was still known locally as the Dallas–Fort Worth Turnpike until its renaming; the section from downtown Dallas to Arlington was widened to over 16 lanes in some sections, by 2010. From June 15, 2010, through February 6, 2011, this 30-mile section of I-30 was temporarily designated as the "Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway" in commemoration of Super Bowl XLV, played at Cowboys Stadium. In Dallas, I-30 is known as East R. L. Thornton Freeway between downtown Dallas and the eastern suburb of Mesquite. I-30 picks up the name from I-35E south at the Mixmaster interchange; the Mixmaster is scheduled to be reconstructed as part of the Horseshoe project, derived from the larger Pegasus Project.
The section from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 is eight lanes plus an HOV lane. This section will be reconstructed under the East Corridor project to 12 lanes by 2025/2030. From Rockwall to a point past Sulphur Springs, I-30 runs concurrent with US 67. Through the city of Greenville, I-30 is known as Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway. I-30 continues northeasterly through East Texas until a few miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border, when the route turns east, towards Arkansas. I-30 enters southwestern Arkansas at the twin city of Texarkana, Texas. I-30 intersects I-49, after which it travels northeast. I-30 passes through Hope, birthplace of former President Bill Clinton. I-30 serves Prescott, Gurdon and Malvern. At Malvern, drivers can use US 70 or US 270 to travel into historic Hot Springs or beyond into Ouachita National Forest. There, US 70 and US 67 stay with the interstate into the Little Rock city limits. Northeast of Malvern, I-30 passes before reaching the Little Rock city limits. From Benton to its end at I-40, I-30 is a six-lane highway with up to 85,000 vehicles per day.
As I-30 enters Little Rock, I-430 leaves its parent route to create a western bypass of the city. Just south of downtown, I-30 meets the western terminus of I-440 and the northern terminus of another auxiliary route in I-530. I-530 travels 46 miles south to Pine Bluff. At this three-way junction of interstates, I-30 turns due north for the final few miles of its route. Here I-30 passes through the capitol district of Little Rock. I-30 creates one final auxiliary route in I-630, or the Wilbur D. Mills Freeway, which splits downtown Little Rock in an east–west direction before coming to its other end at I-430 just west of downtown. After passing I-630, I-30 crosses the Arkansas River into North Little Rock and comes to its eastern terminus, despite facing north, at I-40. At its end, I-30 is joined by US 65, US 67, US 167. US 65 joins I-40 westbound, while US 167 join I-40 eastbound from I-30's eastern terminus; the Dallas–Fort Worth Turnpike was a 30-mile toll highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
It operated between 1957 and 1977, afterward becoming a nondescript part of I-30. The road, three lanes in each direction but widened, is the only direct connection between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, Texas. In October 2001, the former turnpike was named the Tom Landry Highway, after the late Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry; the proposed expressway was studied as early as 1944, but was turned down by the state engineer due to the expense. However, in 1953, the state legislature created the Texas Turnpike Authority, which in 1955 raised $58.5 million to build the project. Construction started that year. On August 27, 1957, the highway was open to traffic, but the official opening came a week on September 5; the turnpike's presence stimulated growth in Arlington and Grand Prairie and facilitated construction of Six Flags Over Texas. At the end of 1977, the bonds were paid off and the freeway was handed over to the state Department of Transportation, toll collection ceased, the tollbooths were removed in the first week of 1978.
It served as I-20 between Dallas and Fort Worth until the current I-20 route to the south was opened in 1971. Afterwards, I-30 was extended from its end at the "Dallas Mixmaster" interchange with I-35E to follow the turnpike, the former I-20 in downtown Fort Worth, west to modern-day I-20; the existing US 67 route was in heavy use in the early
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, continues on into the state of Louisiana. 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 runs parallel to the US-Mexico Border near the Rio Grande. US 90 crosses the Amistad Reservoir runs through Del Rio. US 90 runs east towards Brackettville. US 90 runs through Medina counties. US 90 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. East of Downtown San Antonio, US 90 multiplexes with I-10.
This overlap ends in Seguin, continues where the two highways continually cross each other en route to Houston. US 90 once again duplexes with I-10 east of Columbus 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; 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 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. 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. The US 90 ends its freeway status in Crosby. US 90 continues traveling east through Beaumont and once again duplexes with I-10, it 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.
Interstate 10 in Texas U. S. Route 90 Alternate
U.S. Route 90
U. S. Route 90 is an east–west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number, US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route. On August 29, 2005, a number of the highway's bridges in Mississippi and Louisiana were destroyed or damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, including the Bay St. Louis Bridge, the Biloxi Bay Bridge, the Fort Pike Bridge. US 90 has seven exits on I-10 in the State of Florida, it includes part of the DeSoto Trail between Tallahassee and Lake City, Florida. The highway's eastern terminus is in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, at an intersection with Florida State Road A1A three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, its western terminus is in Texas at an intersection with Bus. I-10, just north of I-10 and just west of State Highway 54; this was its former intersection with US 80, but the western segments of US 80 have been decommissioned in favor of I-10 and I-20. US 90 begins at SH 54 in downtown Van Horn, it heads south-southeast towards Marfa, where the route begins to head east.
The route is two lanes west of Uvalde. At this point, it becomes a four-lane surface road until it reaches western Bexar County where it becomes a freeway, joining I-10 in Downtown San Antonio; this concurrency with I-10 continues intermittently into western Houston, where US 90 follows the Katy Freeway. The section of US 90, multiplexed with I-10 through Houston is the only section of the route, unsigned. In eastern Houston, US 90 splits from I-10 and heads northeast towards Liberty traveling through downtown Beaumont where it rejoins I-10 for the rest of its routing through Texas; the speed limit on US 90 between Van Horn and Del Rio is 75 miles per hour. Beginning at Seguin, US 90 Alternate splits from US 90 and travels parallel to the south, rejoining the main route in northeast Houston. In 1991, the construction on a four- to six-lane freeway northeast of Houston in Harris County was completed along a new routing for US 90; this segment traveled from just inside Beltway 8 to east of the town of Crosby.
Construction began in 2006 to extend the freeway westward to the intersection of I-10 and the I-610. On January 24, 2011, the new extension opened. Due to lack of funds, overpasses were not built over Greens Bayou and over future Purple Sage Road, leaving traffic to exit to the frontage roads before rejoining the freeway. Entering Louisiana from the west, US 90 and I-10 travel side by side through Lake Charles to Lafayette. In Lafayette, US 90 and I-10 part ways: I-10 proceeds east to Baton Rouge, while US 90 takes a southern turn and passes through New Iberia, Morgan City, the Houma – Bayou Cane – Thibodaux metropolitan area before reaching New Orleans; the four-laning of US 90 was pushed in the 1990s by former State Senator Carl W. Bauer through his role as the chairman of the Governor’s Interstate 49 Task Force while a member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; the portion of US 90 from Lafayette to New Orleans is designated to become the corridor for I-49. In New Orleans, US 90 again meets up with I-10, the two highways follow a similar path into Mississippi.
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's portion of US 90 was four-laned except for a short segment at the state's west end leading to the old Pearl River Bridge into Louisiana. That segment of old highway is obviated for most purposes by an extension of the four-lane roadway from its split with US 90 to I-10 just east of the much newer Pearl Bridge. Before Hurricane Camille in 1969, the 26-mile stretch of US 90 traveling from the Bay St. Louis Bridge at the west end to the Biloxi Bay Bridge at the east was one of the most scenic roadways in the south, offering beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico on its south side and lovely mansions — some antebellum — on its north; the median featured many a good number of which survived the storm. Many segments and important bridges were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With the opening of two lanes of the Biloxi Bay Bridge on November 1, 2007, the entire route is now restored. However, reconstruction projects continue on much of the highway and lane closures are not rare.
Substantial completion of all US 90 Katrina-related road work in this state was scheduled to have been completed by now.'US Highway 90 Project History' recounts in some detail this roadway's colorful past in Mississippi, dating back to the early 20th century when it was part of the Old Spanish Trail. The pdf document is available at the'Project Updates' page of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's website. US 90, internally designated by the Alabama Department of Transportation as State Route 16, is a major east–west state highway across the southern part of the U. S. state of Alabama. US 90/SR-16 crosses the extreme southern part of the state, covering 77 miles; the routes pass through the city of its suburbs before entering Baldwin County. With the completion of I-10, US 90/SR-16 serves as a local route connecting the towns along its path; as it enters the Sunshine State, US 90 shifts south towards Pensacola while US 90 Alternate stays to the north of the city. This stretch of highway is known as Nine Mile Road.
After Hurricane Ivan destroyed the I-10 Bridge in Northwest Florida, motoris