Interstate 20 in Texas

By | October 14, 2022

 

I-20
Get started Knows
End wash bowl
Length 636 mi
Length 1,024 km
Route
  • 1 → El Paso / San Antonio3 Frontage Road
  • 7 Frontage Road
  • 13 Frontage Road
  • 22 Toyah
  • 29FM 211
  • 33FM 869
  • 37-44: Pecos
  • 37 Business Route 20
  • 39 Bickley Avenue
  • 40 Frontage Road
  • 42 Pecos
  • 44FM 117
  • 49 Barstow
  • 52 Business Route 20
  • 58 Frontage Road
  • 66 Pyote
  • 70 SH 65
  • 73 Wickett
  • 76 Thorntonville
  • 79 Roy Hurd Memorial Airport
  • 80 Monahans
  • 83 East Monahans
  • 86 Frontage Road
  • 93FM 1053
  • 101FM 1601
  • 104FM 866
  • 108 West Odessa
  • 112-121: Odessa
  • 112 Business Route 20
  • 113
  • 115FM 1882
  • 116 Odessa
  • 118 Pool Road
  • 120 Parkway Boulevard
  • 121
  • 126 Midland International Airport
  • 131-144: Midland
  • 131
  • 134 Midkiff Road
  • 136 Rankin Highway
  • 137 Frontage Road
  • 138 Garden City Highway
  • 140 Frontage Road
  • 144 Business Route 20
  • 151 Frontage Road
  • 154 Stanton
  • 156 Stanton
  • 158 Stanton
  • 165 Frontage Road
  • 169 Frontage Road
  • 171 Frontage Road
  • 172 Cauble Road
  • 174-181: Big Spring
  • 174 Business Route 20
  • 176 Andrews Highway
  • 177 Big Spring
  • 178 Owens Street
  • 179 Business Route 20
  • 181 Marcy Drive
  • 182 Frontage Road
  • 184FM 37
  • 186FM 41
  • 188 Coahoma
  • 189 Frontage Road
  • 190 Frontage Road
  • 192FM 821
  • 194 Howard Field Road
  • 195 Frontage Road
  • 199 Frontage Road
  • 200FM 270
  • 206 Westbrook
  • 207 Westbrook
  • 209FM 260
  • 210 Frontage Road
  • 212FM 1229
  • 213 Colorado City
  • 215 Frontage Road
  • 216 Colorado City
  • 217 Colorado City
  • 219 Business Route 20
  • 221 Frontage Road
  • 223FM 412
  • 224 Loraine
  • 225 Loraine
  • 226 Frontage Road
  • 227 Frontage Road
  • 230 Frontage Road
  • 236 Roscoe
  • 237 Roscoe
  • 238 → Snyder
  • 239 Frontage Road
  • 240-247: Sweetwater
  • 241 Business Route 20
  • 242 Frontage Road
  • 243 Frontage Road
  • 244 Lamar Street
  • 245 Frontage Road
  • 247 Business Route 20
  • 249FM 1856
  • 251FM 227
  • 255FM 131
  • 256FM 126
  • 258FM 222
  • 259FM 129
  • 261 Trento
  • 262 Trento
  • 263 Frontage Road
  • 264FM 349
  • 266 Frontage Road
  • 267 Merkel
  • 269 ​​Merkel
  • 270 Merkel
  • 272FM 406
  • 274FM 412
  • 277 Tye
  • 278 Frontage Road
  • 279-292: Abilene
  • 279 → Abilene
  • 282 Frontage Road
  • 283 → San Angelo / Wichita Falls
  • 285 Old Anson Road
  • 286 Pine Street
  • 288 Ambler Avenue
  • 290
  • 292 Business Route 20
  • 294 Frontage Road
  • 297 Frontage Road
  • 299 Frontage Road
  • 300 Clyde
  • 301 Clyde
  • 303FM 279
  • 306 Baird
  • 307 Baird
  • 308 Business Route 20
  • 310 Frontage Road
  • 313FM 2228
  • 316 Frontage Road
  • 319 Putnam
  • 320 Frontage Road
  • 322 Frontage Road
  • 324 Frontage Road
  • 330 Cisco
  • 332 Cisco
  • 337 Frontage Road
  • 340 Eastland
  • 343 Eastland
  • 345FM 441
  • 347 Frontage Road
  • 349 Ranger
  • 352 Ranger
  • 354 Ranger
  • 358 Frontage Road
  • 361 Strawn
  • 363FM 494
  • 367 Mingus
  • 370 Gordon
  • 373 Gordon
  • 376 Blue Flat Road
  • 380 Santo
  • 386 → Mineral Wells / Stephenville
  • 391 Frontage Road
  • 394 Frontage Road
  • 397 FM 1189
  • 402-415: Weatherford
  • 402 West Weatherford
  • 406 Bowie Drive
  • 407 Bethel Road
  • 408 Weatherford
  • 409 Santa Fe Drive
  • 410 Bankhead Drive
  • 413 Hudson Oaks
  • 414
  • 415 Mikus Road
  • 418 Frontage Road
  • 420FM 3325
  • 421 → Fort Worth
  • 425 Markum Ranch Road
  • 426FM 2871
  • 428 → Fort Worth Beltway
  • 429-441: Fort Worth
  • 429A Fort Worth
  • 429B Frontage Road
  • 431 Bryant Irvin Road
  • → Cleburne / Fort Worth
  • 432
  • 433 Hulen Street
  • 434 Granbury Road
  • 435 McCart Avenue
  • 436 Crowley Road
  • 437 → Fort Worth / Austin
  • 438 Frontage Road
  • 439 Campus Drive
  • 440 Forest Hill Drive
  • 441 Mansfield Highway
  • 442 → Fort Worth Beltway
  • 443-457: Arlington
  • 443 → Mansfield
  • 444 Little Road
  • 445 Green Oaks Boulevard
  • 447 Park Springs Boulevard
  • 448 Bowen Road
  • 449 Cooper Street
  • 450 Matlock Road
  • 451 Collins Street
  • 453 → DFW / Mansfield
  • 454 Great Southwest Parkway
  • 455 → Plano
  • 456 Carrier Parkway
  • 457 Belt Line Road
  • 458-479: Dallas
  • 458 Mountain Creek Parkway
  • 460 → Dallas
  • 461 Cedar Ridge Road
  • 462 Duncanville Road
  • 463 Camp Wisdom Road
  • 464 → Dallas / Midlothian
  • 466 Hampton Road
  • 467 → Dallas / Austin
  • 468 Lancaster Road
  • 470 Lancaster Road
  • 472 Bonnie View Road
  • 473 → Dallas / Houston
  • 474 Central Expressway
  • 476 Dowdy Ferry Road
  • 477 Prairie Creek Road
  • 479 → Dallas / Kaufman
  • 480 → Dallas Beltway
  • 481 Pioneer Road
  • 482 Belt Line Road
  • 483 Lawson Road
  • 487FM 740
  • 490 Forney
  • 491FM 2932
  • 493FM 1641
  • 498FM 148
  • 499 → Dallas
  • 501 Terrell
  • 503FM 306
  • 506FM 429
  • 509 Hiram Road
  • 512FM 2965
  • 516 Wills Point
  • 519 FM 3312
  • 521FM 3442
  • 523 Wills Point
  • 526FM 589
  • 527 Canton
  • 528FM 17
  • 530FM 1255
  • 533FM 4418
  • 536FM 4414
  • 537FM 16
  • 540 Van
  • 544FM 426
  • 548 SH 110
  • 552FM 849
  • 553 → Tyler Bypass
  • 554FM 433
  • 556 → Tyler / Mineola
  • 557FM 431
  • 560FM 35
  • 562FM 14
  • 565FM 2015
  • 567 SH 155
  • 571A → Tyler / Gladewater
  • 571BFM 757
  • 575FM 3101
  • 579FM 3111
  • 582 Liberty City
  • 583 Kilgore
  • 587 SH 42
  • 589 → Longview / Henderson
  • 591FM 2087
  • 595 Longview
  • 596 → Longview
  • 599 Loop 281
  • 604 Hallsville
  • 610FM 3251
  • 614 Marshall
  • 617 → Marshall / Carthage
  • 620FM 31
  • 624FM 2199
  • 628 → Marshall
  • 633 → Wash bowl
  • 635 Wash bowl
  • Louisiana

Interstate 20 or I -20 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Texas. The highway is one of the state’s major east-west connections, running from Interstate 10 just east of Kent through Midland-Odessa, Abilene, Fort Worth, and Dallas to Waskom on the Louisiana border. I-20 is 1,024 kilometers long in Texas.

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Travel directions

West Texas

The starting point of I-20 in West Texas.

In a remote area, I-20 branches off from Interstate 10, which runs from El Paso to San Antonio. One passes through desolate and uninhabited area. Along the way are Frontage Roads. The first town is Pecos, which has 9,500 inhabitants. Here one crosses US 285, which runs from Fort Stockton to Carlsbad in New Mexico. A lot of oil and gas is found in this area, and there are thousands of pumpjacks. Especially around Monahans there are endless fields of it.

The first larger place is Odessa, a city of 94,000 inhabitants. This is followed by Midland, a city of 102,000 inhabitants. Both cities form a small agglomeration, and are the center of the oil industry in this region. At the town of Big Spring, one crosses US 87, which runs from San Angelo to Lubbock, and is a major main road with 2×2 lanes. The landscape is becoming a bit greener, but it is mainly the oil industry that dominates the landscape here. The distances are quite large in this area. At Roscoe one crosses the US 84, which leads to Lubbock, and is the main connection between Dallas and Lubbock, and is therefore well developed.

This is followed by Abilene, a larger city of 115,000 inhabitants, and an important hub in the region. The first exit is US 84, which leads toward Waco. Then you cross US 83, the Winters Freeway, which is part of the ring of Abilene. US 83 runs from Childress to Junction, and is a north-south connection that serves few major towns in Texas. The small town of Baird crosses US 283, which runs from Vernon on the Oklahoma border to Coleman in central Texas. The highway runs through slightly hilly area, but there are no really big differences in height. At Cisco one crosses the US 183, which runs north from Breckenridge to Austin, the capital of Texas. This part of Texas is a bit more overgrown. South of Mineral Wells, it crosses US 281, which runs north from Wichita Falls to San Antonio. At Weatherford, US 180 joins, which until then has run more or less parallel to I-20.

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Dallas-Fort Worth

The interchange between I-20 and I-35W in Fort Worth.

One then approaches the largest conurbation in Texas, Dallas and Fort Worth, which form one large conurbation through which I-20 runs for the next 110 miles. First, Interstate 30 branches off toward downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, providing an alternative to I-20. Eventually, I-30 runs more northeast toward Texarkana and Little Rock in Arkansas. Then one crosses the Interstate 820, Fort Worth’s ring road that is 77 kilometers long. Fort Worth is the 5th largest city in Texas and has a population of 653,000. The total agglomeration has no less than 6 million inhabitants. In the suburb of Benbrook you cross the US 377, which runs from Fort Worth to Stephenville. Here the I-20 has 2×3 lanes. A few miles away, SR-183 merges, and from here the road is called the Southwest Loop.

From here you pass through a much denser built-up area, and the highway has 2×4 lanes. On the south side of Fort Worth, one intersects with Interstate 35 West, one of the two branches of I-35 through the metropolitan area. On the southeast side of Fort Worth, Interstate 820 turns north to form the ring of Fort Worth. From here, 2×6 lanes run briefly, until a few miles away, where US 287 exits toward Waxahachie.

They are now entering the enormous suburb of Arlington, which has 367,000 inhabitants and is one of the largest suburbs in North America. It is the 49th largest city in the United States. Here the I-20 has 2×4 lanes. An exactly symmetrical stack junction crosses the SR-360, a north-south highway that runs through the central part of the conurbation. This is followed by Grand Prairie, a suburb of 127,000 inhabitants. There are a number of larger lakes in this suburb.

After 45 kilometers from the city you reach the city of Dallas. The first interchange is with SR-408, Walton Walker Boulevard, which can be seen as part of the Dallas ring road. Dallas has 1.2 million inhabitants and is the largest city in the vast metropolitan area. A Stack interchange crosses US 67, which runs from Dallas toward Cleburne, and is a major arterial road to the city. The highway still has 2×4 lanes here. Via yet another stack one crosses the Interstate 35 East, the eastern branch of I-35, which runs north-south through the metropolitan area. A few miles further on, there’s another stack interchange, crossing Interstate 45, which runs to Houston. Stack interchanges come and go here, because at the suburb of Balch Springs, another one follows, with US 175, the southeastern arterial road. Shortly thereafter, I-20 turns east, and Interstate 635 turns north, forming the Dallas ring road. One passes through the last suburb of Mesquite which has 137,000 inhabitants. At Terrell, US 80 merges, the last interchange in the metropolitan area.

Eastern Texas

I-20 in East Texas.

The I-20 has the normal 2×2 lanes here again. You pass through a sloping area with an alternation of forests and meadows. One passes north of the town of Tyler, which has a population of 106,000. Here one crosses US 69, which runs from Greenville to Lufkin. In this area the forests take over. The next larger town is Longview, with a population of 77,000, where it crosses US 259, which runs from Mount Pleasant to Nacogdoches. The last major town in Texas is Marshall, where US 59 runs from Texarkana to Houston. At Waskom, I-20 crosses the Louisiana border, and Interstate 20 continues in Louisiana toward Shreveport and Jackson.

Interstate 20 in Texas