U.S. Route 87 in Texas

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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 86 SH 87

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, Amarillo, and Dalhart to the New Mexico border near Texline.

Route description

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 intersections

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Calhoun Port Lavaca 0.0 0.0 SH 238 (Commerce Street) to SH 35 – Seadrift
0.2 0.32 FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
1.4 2.3 FM 1090 north (South Alcoa Drive) – Placedo
1.5 2.4 SH 35 – Port of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort, Palacios, Rockport
Clarks 5.2 8.4 FM 2433 south to SH 238 – Seadrift
Victoria 10.5 16.9 FM 1090 east – Port Lavaca
Placedo 13.8 22.2 FM 616 – Bloomington Interchange
Dacosta 17.7 28.5 FM 1686 – Telferner
22.8 36.7 FM 2615 east to FM 1686
Victoria 24.4 39.3
Future I-69 / US 59 – Houston, Beeville, Corpus Christi, Refugio
Interchange; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69
26.6 42.8
SH 185 to Bus. US 59 – Bloomington, Seadrift, Houston
27.6 44.4
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
27.9 44.9
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
31.7 51.0 US 77 / Loop 463 – Giddings, Houston, Laredo, Corpus Christi Interchange
Nursery 38.2 61.5 FM 447 west – Mission Valley
DeWitt Thomaston 43.8 70.5 Loop 105 north – Cuero
44.7 71.9 Loop 105 south – Victoria
Cuero 55.5 89.3
Alt. US 77 north / US 183 north (North Esplanade) – Gonzales, Austin, Yoakum
Southern end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
56.0 90.1 FM 236 south (East Morgan) – Arneckeville, Victoria
56.3 90.6 SH 72 west (West Heaton) – Yorktown, Kenedy
58.7 94.5
Alt. US 77 south / US 183 south – Goliad, Corpus Christi
Northern end of US 77 Alt. / US 183 overlap
61.3 98.7
SH 72 to Alt. US 77 to US 183 – Yorktown, Victoria, Yoakum
63.8 102.7 FM 953 east – Lindenau
Mustang Mott 65.2 104.9 FM 2542 west
69.2 111.4 FM 2816 west
Westhoff 72.1 116.0 FM 240 south (Houston Avenue) to FM 238 west – Yorktown
Gonzales 79.4 127.8 FM 1116 north – Pilgrim, Summerville
Smiley 83.7 134.7 FM 108 – Yorktown, Summerville
88.9 143.1 FM 77 east to FM 108
Nixon 90.2 145.2 FM 2922 north to SH 97 – Bebe, Cost
91.6 147.4 SH 80 / SH 97 east to FM 1681 north – Karnes City, Luling, Gonzales, Seguin Southern end of SH 97 overlap
Wilson Pandora 96.2 154.8 FM 1107 west – Stockdale
96.7 155.6 FM 1347 south – Denhawken
Stockdale 101.6 163.5 FM 538 south to FM 1347
102.4 164.8
Bus. US 87 north – San Antonio
103.1 165.9 SH 119 south – Gillett, Yorktown
103.3 166.2 SH 123 – Seguin, San Marcos, Karnes City Interchange
104.4 168.0
Bus. US 87 south – Business District, Victoria
108.2 174.1 SH 97 west – Floresville, Pleasanton Northern end of SH 97 overlap
Sutherland Springs 110.8 178.3 FM 539 – Floresville
La Vernia 117.2 188.6 Loop 321 west – San Antonio
117.6 189.3 FM 775 – New Berlin, Calaveras
117.9 189.7 Loop 321 east to FM 775 – Cuero
118.7 191.0 FM 1346 – St. Hedwig
Bexar 125.3 201.7 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – St. Hedwig, Elmendorf Interchange
Lone Oak 125.5 202.0 FM 3465 (Lone Oak Road)
126.8 204.1 Loop 107 east
Sayers 127.8 205.7 Loop 106 west
128.2 206.3 FM 1628
129.4 208.2 Loop 106 east
China Grove 132.0 212.4 FM 1516 north – Martinez
San Antonio 134.5 216.5 I-410 / SH 130 I-410 exit 35
135.5 218.1 Loop 13 (South W.W. White Road)
138.0 222.1 I-10 east / US 90 east / Roland Avenue – Seguin Southern end of I-10 / US 90 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 577
see I-10
Kendall Comfort 191.7 308.5
I-10 west / Bus. US 87 south – Kerrville
Northern end of I-10 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 523
Kerr
No major junctions
Gillespie Fredericksburg 213.2 343.1 US 290 east (Main Street) – Austin Southern end of US 290 overlap
213.5 343.6 SH 16 north (Llano Street) – Llano Southern end of SH 16 overlap
213.6 343.8 SH 16 south (Adams Street) – Kerrville Northern end of SH 16 overlap
214.0 344.4 RM 965 north (Milam Street) – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
214.8 345.7 US 290 west – Harper, Junction Northern end of US 290 overlap
222.6 358.2 RM 2323 north – Prairie Mountain, Llano
224.3 361.0 RM 648 west – Doss
Mason Loyal Valley 236.8 381.1 RM 2242 – Brady
238.0 383.0 RM 2242 – Fredericksburg
243.6 392.0 RM 152 east – Castell, Llano
244.6 393.6 RM 783 south – Doss, Harper, Kerrville
Mason 254.5 409.6 RM 1723 south
255.7 411.5 SH 29 east (Austin Street) / RM 386 north (North Live Oak Avenue) – Llano, Burnet, Fredonia Southern end of SH 29 overlap
255.8 411.7 RM 1871 west (El Paso Street) – Junction
257.1 413.8 US 377 south / SH 29 west – Junction, Menard Northern end of SH 29 overlap; Southern end of US 377 overlap
Camp Air 267.1 429.9 RM 1222 – Menard, Llano
McCulloch Camp San Saba 274.0 441.0 FM 1955 east
Brady 281.6 453.2 SH 71 east – Llano, Austin
283.0 455.4 US 190 west – Menard, Fort Stockton Southern end of US 190 overlap
283.3 455.9 FM 2028 west (17th Street) – G. Rollie White Complex, Brady Lake, Melvin
283.8 456.7 FM 2309 south (11th Street) – Voca
284.4 457.7 US 190 east / US 377 north to FM 714 – Brownwood, San Saba Northern end of US 190 / US 377 overlap
288.0 463.5 US 283 north – Santa Anna, Coleman
292.1 470.1 FM 3022 south – Lake Brady
Melvin 300.5 483.6 FM 2028 east – Brady
301.6 485.4 FM 503 north – Salt Gap, Doole, Valera
Concho 311.0 500.5 FM 2134 north – Millersview, Ivie Reservoir
Eden 316.6 509.5 US 83 – Menard, Junction, Paint Rock, Ballinger
321.5 517.4 FM 176 south
Vick 334.8 538.8 Loop 577 north to FM 381 north – San Angelo, Eola, Rowena
335.7 540.3 Loop 577 south to FM 381 north – Eden, Eola, Rowena
Tom Green 345.7 556.4 FM 2334 north – Veribest
Wall 347.3 558.9 Loop 570 west – San Angelo
349.2 562.0 Loop 570 east – Eden
San Angelo 352.3 567.0 Loop 306 north / FM 1223 – Brownwood, Abilene Interchange; Southern end of Loop 306 overlap
356.2 573.2 US 277 south – Eldorado, Sonora Interchange; Southern end of US 277 overlap; no direct northbound exit (signed at Loop 378)
356.0 572.9 To Loop 378 / Country Club Road – Goodfellow AFB Interchange
356.4 573.6 Loop 306 west to US 67 – Big Lake, Fort Stockton Interchange; Northern end of Loop 306 overlap, access to San Angelo Community Medical Center
357.5 575.3 Ben Ficklin Road Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
359.5 578.6 RM 584 south (Knickerbocker Road) – Christoval
359.8 579.0 FM 388 east (West Avenue N) – Angelo State University, Mereta
361.0 581.0
Bus. US 67 south (West Beauregard Avenue) – Mertzon, Fort Stockton
Southern end of US 67 Bus. overlap
361.5 581.8 US 67 / US 277 north – Big Lake, Fort Stockton, Brownwood, Abilene Interchange; Northern end of US 277 / US 67 Bus. overlap
362.3 583.1 SH 208 north (19th Street) – Robert Lee, Colorado City
365.3 587.9 Chadbourne Street Interchange; former Loop 378
366.5 589.8 FM 2105 east to SH 208 / US 277 – Robert Lee, Bronte
Grape Creek 370.6 596.4 FM 2288 – Mertzon, San Angelo State Park Interchange
Water Valley 384.6 619.0 RM 2034 – Robert Lee
Coke
No major junctions
Sterling Sterling City 403.4 649.2 SH 158 east – E.V. Spence Reservoir, Robert Lee, Ballinger Southern end of SH 158 overlap
404.4 650.8 SH 163 south – Barnhart, Ozona Southern end of SH 163 overlap
407.2 655.3 SH 158 west – Garden City, Midland Interchange; Northern end of SH 158 overlap
408.1 656.8 SH 163 north – Colorado City, Snyder Southern end of SH 163 overlap
Glasscock 434.2 698.8 FM 821 east – Coahoma
Howard 435.6 701.0 FM 461 west Southern end of FM 461 overlap
436.1 701.8 FM 461 east – Forsan Northern end of FM 461 overlap
441.9 711.2 RM 33 south Interchange
Big Spring 445.8 717.4 FM 700 Interchange
447.4 720.0 BL I-20 east (West 4th Street)
447.4 720.0 BL I-20 west (West 3rd Street)
448.5 721.8 I-20 – El Paso, Fort Worth I-20 exit 177
450.5 725.0 FM 700 south
455.1 732.4 FM 2230 north
455.4 732.9 FM 1584 north – Vealmoor
460.7 741.4 FM 846 – Knott
468.3 753.7 FM 2230 south – Knott
468.7 754.3 FM 1785 east – Vealmoor
Martin 471.0 758.0 FM 2002 west – Ackerly
Dawson 472.1 759.8 FM 1584 south – Vealmoor
472.6 760.6 FM 2212 south – Ackerly
474.4 763.5 FM 178 north to US 180 east
477.9 769.1 FM 828 west – Sparenberg, Patricia
484.1 779.1 FM 26 south – Sparenberg
488.2 785.7 US 180 east / FM 2052 west / Frontage Road – Gail, Snyder Interchange; Southern end of US 180 overlap
Lamesa 490.6 789.5
Bus. US 87 north – Downtown Lamesa
491.0 790.2 FM 827 east – Preston E. Smith Unit
491.7 791.3 US 180 west to SH 137 / SH 349 – Seminole Northern end of US 180 overlap; access to Medical Arts Hospital
491.9 791.6 FM 826 east – Lamesa Municipal Airport
492.2 792.1
Bus. US 87 south
492.9 793.2 FM 179 north
493.1 793.6 FM 2592 west – Midland, Stanton, Lamesa Municipal Airport
494.5 795.8 FM 825 east
497.1 800.0 FM 2411 east
502.2 808.2 FM 1210 east
505.8 814.0 FM 1066 west – Loop
Lynn 508.6 818.5 Loop 76 north – O'Donnell
509.9 820.6 Loop 76 south / FM 2053 – Welch, O'Donnell
513.4 826.2 FM 213 – New Moore, Draw
516.4 831.1 FM 3332 east
Tahoka 522.3 840.6 Loop 472 – Tahoka Interchange; Southern end of freeway
523.4 842.3 US 380 – Brownfield, Post
524.2 843.6 Loop 472 – Tahoka
525.7 846.0 FM 400 / Frontage Road – Wilson Interchange; Northern end of freeway
531.8 855.8 FM 1317 west
534.7 860.5 FM 211 east – Wilson Southern end of FM 211 overlap
534.9 860.8 FM 211 west – New Home Northern end of FM 211 overlap
Lubbock 541.1 870.8 FM 41 – Ropesville, Slaton
Woodrow 543.2 874.2 Loop 493 north – Woodrow
543.3 874.4 Woodrow Road Interchange
544.2 875.8 Loop 493 south – Woodrow
545.3 877.6 FM 1585 Interchange; Southern end of freeway; future Loop 88
546.3 879.2 114th Street
Lubbock 547.3 880.8 98th Street
548.3 882.4 US 84 / Loop 289 / 82nd Street – Littlefield Southern end of I-27 overlap; I-27 exit 1
see I-27
Swisher 610.2 982.0 I-27 north Northern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 61
Kress 612.1 985.1 FM 145 to I-27 – Hart
617.3 993.4 FM 928
623.4 1,003.3 SH 86 west – Dimmitt Interchange; Southern end of SH 86 overlap
Tulia 624.0 1,004.2 SH 86 east – Downtown Tulia, Silverton, Younger Field, Mackenzie Lake Northern end of SH 86 overlap
624.5 1,005.0 FM 1318 east – Tule Lake
626.7 1,008.6 I-27 south Southern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 south follows exit 77
see I-27
637.3 1,025.6 I-27 north / FM 1881 east Northern end of I-27 overlap; US 87 north follows exit 88B; no access from US 87 south to I-27 north
Happy 639.1 1,028.5 FM 1075 west Southern end of FM 1075 overlap
Randall 639.5 1,029.2 FM 1075 east to I-27 Northern end of FM 1075 overlap
641.7 1,032.7 FM 1705 north
643.8 1,036.1 FM 285 east – Wayside
651.5 1,048.5 FM 1714 west – Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Canyon 656.1 1,055.9 SH 217 (4th Avenue) to I-27 – Business District, Historical Museum, Palo Duro State Park
656.5 1,056.5 Spur 48 east (Russell Long Boulevard) At-grade intersection; south end of freeway
656.6 1,056.7 US 60 west – Hereford Southern end of US 60 overlap
657.1 1,057.5 FM 3331 (Hunsley Road)
658.2 1,059.3 To I-27 south / Buffalo Stadium Road
659.0 1,060.6 I-27 south Southern end of I-27 overlap; southbound left exit and northbound left entrance; I-27 exit 110
see I-27
Potter Amarillo 672.4 1,082.1 I-27 ends / US 287 south / I-40 – Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth Northern 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
673.2 1,083.4 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
673.8 1,084.4 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
674.8 1,086.0 US 60 east / BL I-40 (Amarillo Boulevard) – Tri-State Fairgrounds Northern end of US 60 west overlap
675.3 1,086.8 US 287 south (Taylor Street) to I-40 One-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
675.4 1,087.0 NE 15th Avenue Southbound exit only
675.5 1,087.1 Oak Drive Northbound exit only
675.7 1,087.4 NE 24th Avenue
676.3 1,088.4 Loop 434 (River Road) northbound exit and southbound entrance
676.7 1,089.0 Hastings Avenue
677.2 1,089.8 Central Avenue
677.7 1,090.7 Loop 335 (St. Francis Avenue)
678.6 1,092.1 Willow Creek Avenue
679.7 1,093.9 Cherry Avenue
680.7 1,095.5 Loop 434 / Mobley Avenue
681.7 1,097.1 FM 2176 Northern end of freeway
Moore 709.1 1,141.2 SH 354 west / FM 1913 east – Lake Meredith Recreation Area, Channing Interchange
Dumas 720.8 1,160.0 FM 722 west (14th Street)
721.8 1,161.6 US 287 north (Dumas Avenue) / SH 152 east (1st Street) – Etter, Amarillo College Northern end of US 287 overlap
722.0 1,161.9 Twichell Avenue Interchange
725.2 1,167.1 FM 2589 south
Hartley 737.2 1,186.4 FM 3138 south
Hartley 745.2 1,199.3 US 385 south – Channing Interchange; Southern end of US 385 overlap
746.0 1,200.6 FM 807 north / FM 998 north
Dalhart 757.5 1,219.1 FM 281 – Etter
Dallam 759.8 1,222.8
Bus. US 87 north (7th Street) / Tennessee Avenue
760.4 1,223.7 US 54 / FM 297 – Tucumcari, Stratford, Airport
760.5 1,223.9 US 385 north – Boise City Northern end of US 385 overlap
762.0 1,226.3 Spur 17 east / FM 1727 west
768.6 1,236.9 SH 102 west – Sedan
778.1 1,252.2 FM 1879 north – Boise City
Perico 784.8 1,263.0 FM 3110 south
Texline 795.9 1,280.9 FM 296 – Boise City
797.1 1,282.8 US 87 north – Clayton New Mexico state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes

See also

References

  1. ^ Google (2008-03-05). "overview map of US 87" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
U.S. Route 87
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Terminus
Texas Next state:
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