Highways Numbers Names

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 TexasNames 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. Airport Freeway State Highways 183 and 121 C.F. Hawn Freeway US Highway 175 Central Expressway US Highway 75 DFW Turnpike (old timers’ talk) IH 30 East Freeway IH 30 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 IH 820 John W. Carpenter Freeway State Highways 114 and 183 Julius Schepps Freeway IH 45 LBJ (Lyndon B. Johnson) Fwy IH 635 Marvin D. Love Freeway US Highway 67 North Freeway IH 35W Northwest Highway Spur 224

Northwest Highway, Buckner, Walton Walker Blvd., Ledbetter Loop 12 President George Bush Turnpike State Highways 161 and 190 Preston Road State Highway 289 R. L. Thornton Freeway East IH 30 R. L . Thornton Freeway South IH 35E Sam Rayburn Tollway State Highway 121 Stemmons Freeway

IH 35 South Freeway IH 35W Tom Landry Freeway IH 30 Watson Road State Highway 360 West Freeway IH 30 Woodall Rodgers Freeway Spur 366 Wm D Tate State Highway 121

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