Texas Interstate 369

Interstate 40 and 369 in Texas

Texas Interstate 40

I-40
Get started Glenrio
End Shamrock
Length 177 mi
Length 285 km
Route
New Mexico

0 Glenrio

15 ranch road

18FM 18

22 Adrian

23 frontage road

28FM 29

35 vegan

36 vegan

37 vegan

42 Everett Road

49 Wildorado

54 Adkisson Road

57 Bushland

60 Amot Road

62-81: Amarillo

62 Amarillo Boulevard

64 → Amarillo Loop

65 Coulter Street

66 Bell Street

67 Western Street

68 Georgia Street

69 Washington Street

70 → Lubbock

71 Ross Street

72 Grand Street

73 Eastern Street

74 Whitaker Road

75 → Amarillo Loop

76 Amarillo Airport

77 → Childress

80 Jackrabbit Road

81 Masterson Road

85 Business Route 40

87FM 2373

89FM 2161

96 SH 207

98 SH 207

105FM 2880

109FM 294

110 Groom

112 Groom

113 Groom

114 Groom

121 SH 70

124 SH 70

127FM 2477

132 Ranch Road

135 Alanreed

141 McLean

142 McLean

143 McLean

146 McLean/Gray County Airport

148FM 1443

152FM 453

157FM 3075

161 Shamrock

163 Shamrock

164 Shamrock

167FM 2168

169FM 23

176 Texas

Oklahoma

Interstate 40 or I -40 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Texas. The highway runs through the north of the state, through the so-called “Texas Panhandle”. One passes through the High Plains, and on the way one big city is visited, namely Amarillo. The highway is 285 kilometers long. The entire route coincides with the old Route 66.

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Travel directions

The state line at Glenrio.

I-40 near Bushland.

Interstate 40 in New Mexico comes from Albuquerque and crosses the Texas border at Glenrio. I-40 has 2×2 lanes with partial frontage roads. The highway passes through a very sparsely populated area that mainly consists of rangeland. Some remote ranches have direct access to I-40. On the first 100 kilometers to Amarillo there is only one important connection, on the US 385 at Vega. Closer to Amarillo, the area is more cultivated.

The town of Amarillo is reached from the west. Amarillo is the largest city on the I-40 route in Texas and has a full beltway, the Loop 335. I-40 has 2×3 lanes through Amarillo and runs just south of Downtown Amarillo. South of downtown is a rare turbine interchange with I-27, which coincides with US 87 and US 287. East of Amarillo, US 287 branches off as a route to Dallas.

I-40 leads east of Amarillo for another 150 miles through the prairies of the Texas Panhandle. The landscape is mainly flat, with sometimes small differences in height. There are only a few small villages on the route, of which Shamrock is the most important, it also crosses US 83 there. East of Shamrock it follows the border with the state of Oklahoma, then Interstate 40 in Oklahoma continues to Oklahoma City.

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History

I-40’s predecessor was the famous US 66, better known as ‘Route 66’. Interstate 40 opened in Texas primarily during the 1960s and early 1970s, and was completed earlier than Interstate 40 in New Mexico, but later than Interstate 40 in Oklahoma. In 1968 the route through Amarillo was completed. A characteristic of western states is that the bypasses around the smaller towns were not completed until later, much activity in these places was dependent on through traffic, so that most bypasses were not opened until the late 1970s and early 1980s. The last section to open was the McLean bypass in 1984.

Traffic intensities

The data below are intensities after the relevant exit.

Exit Location 2007 2016
0 New Mexico state line 9,200 13.100
35 vegan 9,600 15,400
70 Amarillo 88,000 79,000
78 Amarillo 23,000 25,500
163 Shamrock 12,800 12,100
176 Oklahoma state line 12,800 12,100

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes Comments
exit 0 Exit 64 2×2
Exit 64 Exit 78 2×3 Amarillo
Exit 78 Exit 176 2×2

Texas Interstate 369

I-369
Get started Tenaha
End Texarkana
Length 4 mi
Length 6 km
Route
Lake Drive7th Street

Redwater Road

New Boston Road

→ Dallas / Little Rock

Interstate 369 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Texas. The highway will eventually connect Interstate 69 at Tenaha and Interstate 30 at Little Rock. 6 kilometers of this is the Texarkana bypass. The rest is not yet concrete. The current route via US 59 is approximately 190 kilometers long.

Travel directions

At the village of Tenaha, Interstate 69 from Houston will branch east to Louisiana and I-369 will continue north through East Texas to Texarkana. The route more or less follows US 59 in Texas, via Carthage, Marshall and Atlanta. The I-369 will intersect Interstate 20 in Texas . At Texarkana, I-369 uses the existing bypass, Loop 151.

History

Texarkana’s western bypass opened in the 1980s or 1990s, and in 2011, the connection to I-30 was converted to a half- stack. On September 23, 2013, the number I-369 was signposted on the west ring of Texarkana.

Future

As part of the construction of Interstate 69 in Texas, a branch to Texarkana is also planned, so that Texarkana will be directly connected to Houston. Since the I-69 itself will already bend to the east at Tenaha and therefore will not reach the Texarkana region, the I-369 is planned. On November 16, 2012, the first 6 kilometers around Texarkana were conditionally approved by the AASHTO.

The remainder of I-369 will consist of the construction of an all-new Interstate Highway, and plans for this are still inconclusive in most locations. Most urgent appears to be Marshall’s bypass, which is included in the 2019 Unified Transportation Program for $154 million. A study on the section between Atlanta and Texarkana was completed in October 2018. It recommended that the existing corridor of US 59 be used as much as possible.

At Marshall, a 6-kilometer section of future I-369 as Loop 390 will be constructed between I-20 and US 80.

Traffic intensities

30,000 to 40,000 vehicles use Texarkana’s west ring every day.

 Texas Interstate 369