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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #550 on: October 18, 2023, 07:37:13 PM »

No exit numbers? That disappoints me. Maybe numbers will be added when the La Joya Bypass officially becomes part of Interstate 2.
Well, it's not quite finished yet, as they're still working at the west end where it ties into the old road. I would suspect that TxDOT will apply to extend the I-2 designation once the La Joya Bypass is fully complete.
Actually, it might take a about one or two years before being designated an Interstate, as they have to get approval from AASHTO and FHWA.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #551 on: October 19, 2023, 09:41:32 AM »


No exit numbers? That disappoints me. Maybe numbers will be added when the La Joya Bypass officially becomes part of Interstate 2.

Well, it's not quite finished yet, as they're still working at the west end where it ties into the old road. I would suspect that TxDOT will apply to extend the I-2 designation once the La Joya Bypass is fully complete.

I thought exit numbers were now required for new construction, no matter if it's an Interstate or not.  ?
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #552 on: October 20, 2023, 04:30:49 PM »


No exit numbers? That disappoints me. Maybe numbers will be added when the La Joya Bypass officially becomes part of Interstate 2.

Well, it's not quite finished yet, as they're still working at the west end where it ties into the old road. I would suspect that TxDOT will apply to extend the I-2 designation once the La Joya Bypass is fully complete.

I thought exit numbers were now required for new construction, no matter if it's an Interstate or not.  ?
That would be true for interstates. I don't know whether non-interstate routes require exit numbers. If that's the case, it would create a very confusing system, as the mileage system for non-interstate routes in Texas is very convoluted.  For north-south routes, the mileage is determined from the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle. For east-west routes, mileage is determined from the Texas/New Mexico/Mexico tripoint at the westernmpost point in the state.  And then you have interstates whose mileage follows the traditional convention of starting at the south/west end of the route and increasing heading north/east.

So for the La Joya Bypass, you would get exit numbers around 850 (based on US-83 distance from the NW corner of the Panhandle) changing to Exit 130 and increasing once you reach the east end of the bypass and it becomes I-2.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #553 on: October 20, 2023, 04:39:29 PM »

Since existing Interstate 2's exits are numbered 130 to 176, it would make perfect sense to number the La Joya Bypass's exits as a continuation of those numbers, rather than number them by the mileage of US 83 (depending on whether mile 0 would be at the Oklahoma/Texas border, or at the Mexican border along the Veterans International Bridge co-current with US 77).
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