Names Highways Interstates Honor Dead Highway Tool Roads Turnpike Transportation, Mass Transport Cars Car Auto Automobile Street Cars Bus Trains Trolley Automobiles Freeways Tolls Toll Roads Streets Green Scheme Dallas-Fort Worth DFW North Central Texas North Texas
Dallas-Fort Worth, NorthCentral Texas Names of Highways in DFW Transportation and the Green Schemeof DFW
We have a schizoid highway system inDFW as we endeavor to honor people (usually dead, although not always) byrenaming a highway or loop after them. If we can’t give our highways the namesof people, we sometimes give them the name of an area or direction such as Airport Freeway orEast Freeway. And then if that is not confusing enough, some highways, such asState Highway 121, acquire several names as we travel through DFW. Time is also a factor. Interstate 30from Dallas to Fort Worth was the DFW Turnpike for years now it is the TomLandry Freeway.
Does that mean that everyone usesthe current name?
Not all all.
Who were these people anyway? And,really, after a few years, do we even care?
Certainly it confuses the natives but pity the poor tourist or newcomerarriving in this area and trying to make sense of it all.
State Highways 183 and 121
C.F. Hawn Freeway
US Highway 175
US Highway 75
DFW Turnpike (old timers’ talk)
J. Elmer Weaver Freeway
US Highway 67
Jim Wright Freeway, N, S, NE, & NW; East Freeway North and East Freeway South; Northeast Loop; Southeast Loop; Southwest Loop
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