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Roads in North Texas Known by Name, Number, Both



    Gridlocked: Roads in North Texas Known by Name, Number, Both

    Several North Texas interstates and freeways are known by names, numbers of both. (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    If you're new to North Texas, the first thing you probably noticed is the number of ways we refer to our roads. By, name or number of both.

    It's not simply The 5 or The 405, in true Texas fashion we name our roads after some of our favorite politicians, leaders, a great Dallas Cowboys coach and an American Sniper.

    Gridlocked: Two North Texas MixmastersGridlocked: Two North Texas Mixmasters

    North Texas has two mixmasters: The Fort Worth mixmaster connects Interstate 30 to Interstate 35W (North Freeway) and the Dallas mixmaster, or Horseshoe, connects I-30 to Interstate 35E.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    Check out the list of roadways known by number and name:

    • Interstate 20/Ronald Reagan Freeway (west of Interstate 635 into Fort Worth)
    • Interstate 30/East Freeway (east of Interstate 35W Fort Worth)
    • I-30/West Freeway (west of I-35W Fort Worth)
    • I-30/Tom Landry Freeway (from west of downtown Dallas to downtown Fort Worth)
    • Interstate 35E & I-30/R.L. Thornton Freeway (south of downtown Dallas) & (east of downtown Dallas)
    • I-35E/Stemmons Freeway (I-35E north of downtown Dallas to Loop 12)
    • I-35W/North Freeway (north of I-30 in Fort Worth)
    • I-35W/South Freeway (south of I-30 in Fort Worth)
    • Interstate 45/S.M. Wright Freeway (downtown Dallas to I-20)
    • I-45/Julius Schwepps Freeway (south of I-20)
    • I-635/LBJ Freeway
    • Interstate 820/Loop 820
      • West Loop 820 - the west side of Loop 820 from I-35W on the north side of Fort Worth to the south side.
      • East Loop 820 - the east side of Loop 820 from I-35W on the north side of Fort Worth to the south side.
    • U.S. 67/Marvin D. Love Freeway (north of I-20)
    • U.S. 67/S.G. Alexander Freeway (south of I-20)
    • U.S. 67/J. Elmer Weaver Freeway (Ellis County)
    • U.S. 75/Central Expressway
    • U.S. 75/George W. Bush Expressway, between Knox/Henderson and Northwest Highway
    • U.S. 80/Blue Star Memorial Highway in the town of Sunnyvale.
    • U.S. 175/C.F. Hawn Freeway
    • U.S. 287/Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (from Texas 180 near downtown Fort Worth to East Loop 820)
    • U.S. 287/Chris Kyle Memorial Highway (in Midlothian)
    • Texas 114/John Carpenter Freeway
    • Texas 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway (Dallas to Denton County line through Allen, Carrollton, Coppell, Fairview, Frisco, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano and The Colony)
    • Texas 121/Chisholm Trail Parkway between I-30 in Tarrant County and U.S. 67 in Johnson County.
    • Texas 114/Northwest Parkway (from Southlake to U.S. 377)
    • Texas 161 & U.S. 190/President George Bush Turnpike
    • Texas 183/Airport Freeway
    • Texas 199/Jacksboro Highway
    • Texas 360/Angus G. Wynne, Jr. Freeway (through Arlington)

    Gridlocked: Woodall Rodgers, Spur 366Gridlocked: Woodall Rodgers, Spur 366

    Spur 366, which connects Interstate 35E to Interstate 45 and U.S. 75, is more commonly known as Woodall Rodgers, a former mayor of Dallas.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    • Spur 366/Woodall Rodgers Freeway
    • Spur 408/Patriot Parkway between I-20 and Loop 12

    Gridlocked: Loop 12's Multiple NamesGridlocked: Loop 12's Multiple Names

    Loop 12, a circular road around Dallas, is one of North Texas' more confusing roads due to its five names, including Walton Walker, Northwest Highway and others.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    • E. Loop 12/Walton Walker Freeway
    • Margaret McDermott Bridge along I-30 connecting the east and west levee of the Trinity River, west of downtown Dallas.
    • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge along Spur 366 connecting the east and west levee of the Trinity River, west of downtown Dallas.

    Gridlocked: High 5 Connects I-635 to U.S. 75Gridlocked: High 5 Connects I-635 to U.S. 75

    The High 5 is a five-level interchange, as tall as a 12-story building, in Dallas designed to connect Interstate 635 to U.S. 75.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    • The High Five is the interchange at the Dallas North Tollway and LBJ Freeway.
    • The Mixmaster/The Horseshoe is the name of the interchange of I-30 and I-35E in downtown Dallas.

    All numbered highways are also simply known by their number. Ex: "Take 20 to 360 north ..." except for Loop 12, which is always referred to as Loop 12.