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Why Are North Texas Highways Named and Numbered? Curious Texas Investigates

Getting around North Texas can be confusing.

Drivers in North Texas often encounter a flood of highway names and numbers only to realize they both refer to the same highway. Most major highways usually have a numerical state or federal designation and a name of a politician, sports legend, developer or civic leader.

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Stemmons Freeway, the Mixmaster and the Purple Heart Trail sound like three different highways, but they’re actually all part of the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E.

The Dallas Morning News' Curious Texas digs in to find out why North Texas highways are named and numbered, CLICK HERE to read more.

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