U.S. Route 77 in Texas

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US Highway 77 marker

US Highway 77
Blue Star Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 471.296 mi[1] (758.477 km)
Existed 1927[1] – present
Major junctions
South end United States-Mexico border in Brownsville
  I-69E from Brownsville to Raymondville
I-2 / US 83 in Harlingen
I-69E from Robstown to Corpus Christi
I-37 in Corpus Christi
I-10 near Schulenburg
I-35 in Waco
I-20 in Dallas
I-30 in Dallas
I-635 in Dallas
North end I-35 / US-77 near Gainesville
Location
Counties Cameron, Willacy, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nuecess, San Patricio, Refugio, Victoria, De Witt, Lavaca, Fayette, Lee, Milam, Falls, McLennan, Hill, Ellis, Dallas, Denton, Cooke
Highway system
US 75 US 79

U.S. Route 77 (US 77) is a major highway that is part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville to Sioux City, Iowa. In Texas, the road runs south-north for 471.3 miles (758.5 km) from the International border with Mexico to the Oklahoma state line north of Gainesville. The highway is being upgraded to a freeway near Corpus Christi to connect to the freeway part of the highway in Raymondville as part of future I-69. A freeway in Robstown is already signed as part of I-69, from Waco to the Oklahoma state line, US 77 overlaps or runs parallel to I-35/I-35E.

Route description[edit]

The interchange between I-37 and US 77

US 77 crosses the Rio Grande with US 83 on the Veterans International Bridge, the two highways run together concurrent with I-69E until Harlingen. US 83 runs west (north) along I-2 to McAllen while US 77 runs north along with I-69E to Raymondville, the highway is the only one to pass through Kenedy County. In Raymondville, I-69E temporarily ends.

In Robstown, US 77 again picks up the I-69E designation until the interchange with I-37 in north Corpus Christi. US 77 shares a short overlap with I-37 before leaving the highway. US 77 runs through many small to mid-size communities before arriving in Waco. Here, US 77 begins its overlap with I-35 that lasts until Hillsboro, where the highway then parallels I-35E until Red Oak.

U.S. Route 77 Business (Waco, Texas)

US 77 has an unsigned overlap with I-35E until US 77 leaves the interstate in Corinth to serve Denton, the highway then returns to I-35 in north Denton until the two highways cross into Oklahoma together north of Gainesville.

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Cameron Brownsville Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates over the Rio Grande
south end of US 83 overlap
University Boulevard / East Avenue - UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost College at-grade intersection
overlap; see I-69E
Kenedy La Parra Avenue - {{location1=Sarita}} interchange
Kleberg Riviera FM 771 east – Riviera Beach
SH 285 west – Falfurrias
RM 628 east – Loyola Beach, Vattmann
FM 772 – Vattmann
Ricardo FM 1118 east
Kingsville
Bus. US 77 north
FM 1717 east
FM 1356 north (General Cavazos Boulevard) interchange
FM 425 (Senator Carlos Truan Boulevard) – Kingsville Naval Air Station interchange
SH 141 west (King Avenue) / Kenedy Avenue – Benavides interchange
FM 1898 west (Corral Avenue) / FM 2045 (Santa Gertrudis Avenue) – Kingsville Naval Air Station interchange
Frontage Road interchange
Nueces Bishop FM 257 / East 6th Street interchange
FM 70 – Chapman Ranch, Agua Dulce interchange; no direct northbound exit

Bus. US 77 south / County Road 10 – Kingsville
interchange
FM 3354 east – Concordia, Bishop Airport
Driscoll FM 665 – Alice, Corpus Christi, Petronila
FM 2826 – Spring Gardens
overlap; see I-69E
Corpus Christi I-37 south – Corpus Christi north end of I-69E overlap; south end of I-37 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 14
Sharpsburg Road / Redbird Lane I-37 exit 15
Labonte Park I-37 exit 16
San Patricio I-37 north – San Antonio north end of I-37 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 17
Odem SH 234 west / FM 631 east (Main Street) – Edroy, Taft
FM 1944 east – Taft
Sinton
Bus. US 77 north / FM 1945 west
interchange
SH 188 – Mathis interchange
US 181 – Beeville, Gregory interchange
SH 89 to US 181 – Beeville, Gregory interchange

Bus. US 77 south
Refugio Woodsboro FM 1360 south – Bayside
FM 136 south – Bayside, Gregory
FM 2441 north – Blanconia
Refugio FM 774 east (Empresario Street) to FM 2678 – Bayside, Austwell

Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north to SH 202 – Goliad, Goliad State Historical Park, Presidio Labahia, General Zaragoza Birthplace, Beeville
SH 239 – Tivoli, Austwell, Goliad interchange
Victoria FM 445 east – McFaddin
Victoria US 59 (via Spur 91) – Houston, Victoria interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; future I-69 north

US 59 north / Bus. US 77 north – Houston, Victoria
interchange; south end of US 59 overlap
FM 446

US 59 south / Bus. US 59 north – Goliad, Laredo
interchange; north end of US 59 overlap
FM 236 – Cuero, Refugio interchange
FM 1685 interchange; no direct northbound exit (signed at FM 236)
US 87 – Cuero, San Antonio, Port Lavaca interchange
Briggs Boulevard / Nursery Drive interchange; no direct northbound exit
Mallette Drive / Invitational Drive interchange

Bus. US 77 south (Navarro Street) / Loop 463 east – Edna
interchange
FM 444 south – Inez
FM 682 north – Terryville, Yoakum
DeWitt
No major junctions
Lavaca SH 111 – Edna, Yoakum, Gonzales interchange
FM 531 – Koerth, Shiner, Ezzell
FM 318 south – Sweet Home, Yoakum
Hallettsville
Alt. US 77 south / Alt. US 90 west – Shiner, Seguin, Yoakum, Goliad
south end of US 90 Alt. overlap
FM 340 west – Moulton

Alt. US 90 east – Eagle Lake, Houston
north end of US 90 Alt. overlap
FM 957 north (East First Street) – Schulenburg
FM 532 east – Oakland south end of FM 532 overlap
FM 532 west – Komensky, Moulton, Gonzales north end of FM 532 overlap
Fayette Schulenburg Loop 222 (Lyons Avenue) to FM 957 – Hallettsville
US 90 to Loop 222 – Flatonia, Engle, Weimar
I-10 – Flatonia, San Antonio, Weimar, Houston I-10 exit 674
FM 615 east
FM 956 west – Freyburg
Swiss Alp FM 1383 south – Ammannsville
FM 3171 south
FM 2436 west – Hostyn
Spur 92 west – Monument Hill Kreische Brewery State Park
La Grange FM 155 south – Weimar

Bus. SH 71 / SH 159 east to SH 237 – Smithville, Austin, Columbus, Brenham, Bellville
SH 71 – Smithville, Austin, Columbus interchange
FM 2145 north – Nechanitz
FM 153 west – Winchester, Smithville
Warda FM 1482 west
Lee Giddings FM 448 south – Serbin, Northrup, Winchester
US 290 (Austin Street) – Elgin, Austin, Brenham, Houston
FM 2440 to FM 141 – Manheim, Dime Box
FM 1624 north – Fedor, Lexington
SH 21 – Bastrop, San Marcos, Caldwell, Bryan interchange
FM 3403 east
Lexington Loop 123 north to FM 112 west to FM 1624 south / FM 696 west – Taylor, Elgin, Fedor south end of FM 696 overlap
FM 696 east north end of FM 696 overlap
Loop 123 south to FM 112 west to FM 696 west to FM 1624 south – Taylor, Elgin, Fedor
Milam Rockdale FM 2116 north
FM 908 – Caldwell, Airport
US 79 – Hearne, Round Rock interchange
FM 1712 south – Rockdale
US 190 east / SH 36 south – Milano, Hearne, Caldwell south end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
FM 2095 east – Gause, Hearne
Cameron FM 845 west to FM 1600 south – Buckholts, Temple
US 190 west / SH 36 north / North Travis Street – Temple, Business District north end of US 190 / SH 36 overlap
Splawn FM 485 – Hearne, Seaton
Ben Arnold FM 1444 east – Clarkson
Burlington FM 1963 north – Barclay
Falls FM 1445 south – Clarkson
Rosebud Loop 265 north / FM 1963 south (Main Street) – Reagan, Barclay
SH 53 west – Temple
Loop 265 south to FM 413 – Reagan
Travis FM 431 east – Cedar Springs south end of FM 431 overlap
FM 431 west – Westphalia north end of FM 431 overlap
Lott SH 320 – Westphalia, Temple, Marlin
Chilton FM 935 – Troy, Marlin
SH 7 east – Marlin south end of SH 7 overlap
FM 1950 west – Cego

SH 7 west / Bus. SH 7 east – Bruceville-Eddy, Marlin
interchange; north end of SH 7 overlap
Golinda FM 2839 east
McLennan FM 2643 west – Levi, Mooreville south end of FM 2643 overlap
FM 2643 east – Asa north end of FM 2643 overlap
Robinson FM 2837 west – Lorena
FM 3148 west – Hewitt
WacoRobinson line SH 6 / Loop 340 – Temple, Marlin, Groesbeck interchange
Waco Loop 396 north – Austin, Meridian traffic circle

Bus. US 77 north (La Salle Avenue)
I-35 south (Jack Kultgen Expressway) / Loop 2 north (South 17th Street) – Austin, Cotton Palace Complex, Floyd Casey Stadium south end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 334
see I-35
Hill Hillsboro I-35 north / Spur 579 south – Fort Worth, Dallas north end of I-35 overlap; US 77 north follows exit 370
Carl's Corner FM 2959 west to I-35E – Lovelace, Dallas
Midway FM 934 west – Itasca
FM 1243 south – Brandon
Ellis Milford FM 308 south – Mertens, Malone, Elm Mott south end of FM 308 overlap
FM 566 west to I-35E
FM 308 north – Maypearl north end of FM 308 overlap
Italy SH 34 to I-35E – Ennis, Terrell
Forreston FM 329 west to I-35E
Nena FM 55 south – Avalon, Blooming Grove
Waxahachie I-35E south / FM 876 – Waco, Dallas, Bell Branch I-35E exit 397
FM 66 west (Rogers Street) / FM 877 south (Howard Road) – Maypearl, Itasca
FM 1446 west

Bus. US 287 (West Main Street) – Midlothian, Ennis
FM 878 east (West Marvin Avenue) – Palmer
FM 813 east – Palmer, Ferris
US 287 – Fort Worth, Midlothian, Ennis interchange
FM 387 to I-35E / FM 813 – Ferris
Red Oak SH 342 north – Red Oak
I-35E south – Waco south end of I-35E overlap; US 77 south follows exit 408
see I-35E
Denton Denton I-35E north – Oklahoma City north end of I-35E overlap; US 77 north follows exit 464
US 377 south (Fort Worth Drive) – Roanoke south end of US 377 overlap
FM 426 east (McKinney Street)
US 377 north / US 380 (University Drive) – Decatur, Prosper, Pilot Point north end of US 377 overlap
FM 428 east (Sherman Drive) – Aubrey
FM 2164 north (Locust Street)

Loop 288 / US 380 Truck – Aubrey, Pilot Point, Prosper
interchange
I-35 south to Loop 288 / FM 1173 – Krum south end of I-35 overlap; US 77 south follows exit 471
see I-35
Cooke I-35 north / US-77 north – Ardmore, Oklahoma City Oklahoma state line (bridge over Red River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 


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