Why Are North Texas Highways Named and Numbered? Curious Texas Investigates - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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

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    How Do North Texas Highways Get Their Names?

    Drivers in North Texas often encounter plenty of highway names and numbers only to realize they both reference the same highway. Dallas Morning News' Elvia Limon joins us to discuss why North Texas highways have both numbers and names. (Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019)

    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.

    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.