U.S. Route 62 (Texas)
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U.S. Route 62 Texas

US Highway 62 marker

US Highway 62
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length403.744 mi[1] (649.763 km)
Existed1932[1]-present
West Texas
West end at the Mexican border in El Paso
Major
junctions
in El Paso
in El Paso
/ in El Paso
East end / at New Mexico state line northwest of Pine Springs
South Plains
West end / at New Mexico state line west of Seminole
Major
junctions
/ in Lubbock
East end at Oklahoma state line near Hollis
Location
CountiesEl Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson; Gaines, Terry, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Floyd, Motley, Cottle, Childress
Highway system
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U.S. Route 62 (US 62) is a US highway that runs from the Mexico-US border at El Paso, TX to the Canada-US border at Niagara Falls, NY. In Texas, the highway exists in two segments separated by a segment in New Mexico. US 62 is a major corridor in West Texas as it connects the cities of El Paso and Lubbock.

Route description

El Capitan as seen from US 62 in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Trans-Pecos

US 62 begins at the Santa Fe Street Bridge at the Mexico-US border in El Paso concurrent with U.S. Route 85. US 62 ends its overlap with US 85 and runs along E. Paisano Drive through Downtown El Paso. The highway runs northeast and passes by the Chamizal National Memorial before interchanging with Interstate 110 and U.S. Route 54. US 62 continues to run along E. Paisano Drive and has a short overlap with State Highway 20, which both enters and leaves via a traffic circle. The highway meets Interstate 10, where it begins an overlap with U.S. Route 180. Just north of I-10, US 62/180 leave E. Paisano Drive and begin to run along Montana Avenue, passing just south of El Paso International Airport. The section of Montana Avenue from Global Reach Drive/N. Yarbrough Drive to Rich Beem Boulevard runs along the reservation line to Fort Bliss. Development begins to steadily decrease along the highway east of Loop 375 as US 62 runs through the communities of Homestead Meadows North/Homestead Meadows South, Butterfield, and Montana Vista. After leaving El Paso County, the highway runs through sparsely populated areas and the town of Pine Springs near Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The highway winds through the Guadalupe Mountains before crossing into New Mexico.

South Plains

US 62/180 reenters Texas from New Mexico between Hobbs and Seminole. US 62 ends its overlap with US 180 in Seminole and begins an overlap with U.S. Route 385. The two highways run north-northeast through the towns of Seagraves and Wellman before entering Brownfield. In Brownfield, US 62 has a short overlap with U.S. Route 380 and State Highway 137 and begins an overlap with U.S. Route 82. US 385 leaves the concurrency in the northern part of the town. US 62/82 run through the towns of Meadow and Ropesville before entering metro Lubbock and the town of Wolfforth. The highway bypasses the town as a freeway and enters Lubbock near the 82nd Street exit. US 62/82 becomes a divided highway between 82nd Street and Spur 327 before becoming a freeway again, which is known locally as the Marsha Sharp Freeway. US 62 runs along the Marsha Sharp Freeway through a heavily developed area of southwest Lubbock before leaving US 82 at State Highway 114. US 62/SH 114 run through the heart of the city on 19th Street before becoming Idalou Road at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The highway rejoins US 82 near the East Loop 289 interchange. The highways run northeast out of the city before turning in a predominately east direction in Idalou.

US 62 leaves US 82/SH 114 in Ralls before beginning a concurrency with State Highway 207. The highway's concurrency with SH 207 ends in Floydada, with US 62 beginning an overlap with U.S. Route 70. US 62 has a lengthy overlap with US 70 that lasts from Floydada to Paducah. In Paducah, US 62 begins an overlap with U.S. Route 83, with the two highways running through Childress. US 62 ends its overlap with US 83 just north of the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River and exits the state into Oklahoma a few miles west of Hollis.

Junction list

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
El PasoEl Paso To Mexican border; west end of US 85 overlap
north (Paisano Drive)East end of US 85 overlap
(Bridge of the Americas) - JuárezInterchange
(Patriot Freeway) to  - AlamogordoUS 54 exit 20A
west (Alameda Avenue)Traffic circle; west end of SH 20 overlap
east (Alameda Avenue) - YsletaTraffic circle; east end of SH 20 overlap
west /  - Las Cruces, Fort StocktonWest end of US 180 overlap; I-10 exit 23B
south (McRae Boulevard)
(Joe Battle Boulevard) - Fort Bliss, Biggs Army Airfield, Alamogordo, YsletaLoop 375 exit 35
south (Zaragoza Road) - YsletaInterchange
north - Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
HudspethCornudas south
south - Sierra Blanca
north - Dell City
Salt Flat north - Dell City
Culberson south - Van Horn
east - Orla
east / east - Carlsbad, HobbsNew Mexico state line
US 62 crosses through New Mexico
Gaines west / west - Hobbs, CarlsbadNew Mexico state line
north
north - Higginbotham
Seminole north - Denver City, Plains
east / south - Lamesa, Andrews, OdessaEast end of US 180 overlap; west end of US 385 overlap
Seagraves - Denver City, Welch
TerryWellman / south - LoopSouth end of FM 303 overlap
north - GomezNorth end of FM 303 overlap
Brownfield north / south - LevellandWest end of SH 137 overlap
south - Lamesa, StantonEast end of SH 137 overlap
west - Plains, Roswell, ArtesiaWest end of US 82/380 overlap
east - Tahoka, PostEast end of US 380 overlap
north - Levelland, LittlefieldEast end of US 385 overlap
north
east
Meadow - New Home, Wilson
HockleyRopesville /  - Smyer, Slaton
Lubbock east - PoseyWest end of FM 1585 overlap
westEast end of FM 1585 overlap
Wolfforth east (Main Street)West end of freeway
 - Wolfforth, Lamesa, Shallowater
west / 82nd Street - WolfforthEast end of freeway
LubbockUpland Avenue
east - Tahoka, PostWest end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Milwaukee Avenue
(West Loop) - Tahoka, Levelland
34th Street/Slide Road
Quaker Avenue
east (Marsha Sharp Freeway) / west (19th Street) - Levelland, Crosbyton, FloydadaEast end of US 82 overlap; west end of SH 114 overlap; east end of freeway
(Avenue Q) - Shallowater, Slaton
/  - Plainview, Amarillo, LamesaI-27 exit 3
west (Parkway Drive) / (East Loop) - Brownfield, Plainview, SlatonInterchange; west end of US 82 overlap
west - Preston Smith International Airport
south - Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyon, PoseyWest end of FM 1724 overlap
north - New DealEast end of FM 1724 overlap
Idalou - Plainview, Slaton, Ransom Canyon
south - AcuffWest end of FM 789 overlap
north - PetersburgEast end of FM 789 overlap
CrosbyLorenzo north - LockneyWest end of FM 378 overlap
southEast end of FM 378 overlap
north
south
Ralls east / east - Crosbyton, Wichita FallsEast end of US 82/SH 114 overlap
south - PostSouth end of SH 207 overlap
Cone - McAdoo
Floyd west - Petersburg, Littlefield
west - Fieldton
Floydada west - Plainview, LockneyWest end of US 70 overlap
north / east - SilvertonEast end of SH 207 overlap
 - Crosbyton
south
south - DoughertyWest end of FM 28 overlap
northEast end of FM 28 overlap
MotleyMatador - Turkey, Dickens
north - Tell, Childress
Cottle north
Paducah east / south - Crowell, Vernon, Guthrie, AbileneEast end of US 70 overlap; west end of US 83 overlap
southWest end of FM 1037 overlap
northEast end of FM 1037 overlap
east - Quanah
north
west - Matador Wildlife Management Area
south
west - Cee Vee
Childress west
south - Tell, Matador
Childress
 - Childress Municipal Airport
 - Memphis, Amarillo, Quanah, Wichita Falls
east to south to
Bridge over Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River
To north /  - Wellington, MemphisEast end of US 83 overlap
north
north - Dodson
east - HollisOklahoma state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 62". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2016.
U.S. Route 62
Previous state:
Terminus
Texas Next state:
New Mexico
U.S. Route 62
Previous state:
New Mexico
Texas Next state:
Oklahoma

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