Interstate 10 East - U.S. 67 to San Antonio, Texas


Interstate 10 east
East of Van Horn, Exit 273 serves US 67 and US 385. Use this exit to reach San Angelo. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 277 serves RM 2023, which serves local ranches. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 2023 was added to the state highway system in 1959. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
IH 10 continues through arid country all the way to Ozona. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Ozona and San Antonio. The 87 miles to Ozona are very desolate, like most of IH 10 through West Texas. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The twin asphalt ribbons of IH 10 slice across the landscape, generating a high speed thoroughfare across this vast, empty stretch of land. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for McKenzie Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.

Exit 285 serves McKenzie Road. The next exit is for Ligon Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for Ligon Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The wide open spaces of West Texas are evident in this picture of Exit 288, Ligon Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Ozona (only 77 miles now) and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
These images are not retouched - IH 10 is really that empty through West Texas. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 11 in Bakersfield. RM 11 runs from IH 10 at Bakersfield to US 67/385 at Girvin. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Bakersfield is a true boom and bust oil town. The town, named after J.T. Baker, was founded in 1929 and peaked in 1930 with 1000 people, dropping to 45 people after World War II. Today the population is less than 30. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 2886. RM 2886 operates south from IH 10 to RM 2400 near US 285. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 2886 was first designated in 1963 and extended numerous times to the present-day terminus. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Yet another distance sign to Ozona (only 64 miles now!) and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for US 190 and FM 305, serving Iraan. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
FM 305 connects US 67 and US 190. US 190 begins here at IH 10 and travels east to the Texas State Line. Photo taken February 28, 2005.
There is a rest area between US 190 and SH 290. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Ozona is slowly inching closer as IH 10 travels east. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The mountains around the Pecos River loom close as IH 10 continues east. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for Exit 314, serving the frontage road (old US 290). Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This is a typical tabbed exit sign, as found in West Texas. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 320, also serving the frontage road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 320 also serves the Frontage Road. The Frontage Road exits provide access to the freeway as planned under TxDOT policies, to satisfy state law that access rights be provided along roads or purchased from the property owner. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The Sheffield bypass was one of the last sections of IH 10 to be constructed in Texas. The old road is now signed SH 290, and is lightly travelled through the old town of Sheffield. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Fort Lancaster can be accessed via SH 290. Fort Lancaster was established to protect the El Paso-San Antonio road in 1855. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 325 serves SH 290 and SH 349, as well as Sheffield along old US 290. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
East of SH 290, IH 10 bypasses the old road and its grades. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Ozona (much closer now) and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 328, River Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
River Road exits here. Photo taken January 14, 2006.



These four photos show the extensive roadcuts required to provide an interstate-standard road around the Pecos River. While SH 290 had steep grades that caused problems when the road iced up, IH 10 follows interstate standards through deep roadcuts in the limestone. Photos taken January 14, 2006.
The next exit, exit 337, serves Live Oak Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Now east of the Pecos, another distance sign for Ozona and San Antonio appears. Photo taken January 14, 2006.

These two roadcuts show more of the terrain that was tamed when IH 10 was constructed. The second picture shows advance signage for SH 290. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
SH 290 rejoins IH 10 here, at exit 343. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 2398, serving Howard Draw Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 350 is Howard Draw Road, former US 290. The next town is Ozona, on the way to San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Yet another distance sign (even closer) to Ozona and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This is a typical panorama between Sheffield and Ozona. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 2083, Pandale Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 2083 travels south to serve ranches, before ending at the county line. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Long promised, IH 10 finally reaches Ozona, founded in 1891. Ozona is the county seat of Crockett County, and is completely unincorporated. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for Loop 466, serving Ozona. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Loop 466 is former US 290 through Ozona. This section of US 290 was decommissioned, with US 290 rerouted on the freeway prior to it's decomissioning. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The next exit, exit 365, serves SH 163. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
SH 163 begins in Comstock at US 90 and travels north to IH 20 at Colorado City. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Now on the east side of Ozona, IH 10 meets SL 466 again at exit 368. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use exit 368 for the east end of Loop 466. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
East of exit 368, IH 10 has a short stretch through an open mesa. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 372, Taylor Box Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Taylor Box road exits here. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Sonora, with the ultimate control city remaining San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 381, RM 1312. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
IH 10 crosses into Sutton county just before spawning RM 1312. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 1312 is a former alignment of US 290, bypassed by the freeway. Use RM 1312 to reach RM 2129. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This is a typical overpass along IH 10 between Ozona and Sonora. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
IH 10 now enters Hill Country, as seen by the limestone road cuts. These scenes will become more prevalent for the next 130 miles. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Sonora and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The next exit is RM 1989, Caverns of Sonora Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Caverns of Sonora are the largest attraction along the stretch of freeway. This photo shows the freeway as it approaches exit 392. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 1989 was designated in 1959 with the discovery and opening of Caverns of Sonora. The road was extended slightly south of the caverns in 1964. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for the next rest area. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Between the Caverns of Sonora and Sonora, a rest area is found. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for Loop 467 in Sonora. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use the next two exits for Sonora. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Limestone roadcuts such as this one will be increasingly common over the next 150 miles. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Loop 467 exits here. Loop 467 is former US 290 through Sonora. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for US 277. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
US 277 travels south to Del Rio via Loma Alta, and north to San Angelo via Eldorado. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Now leaving Sonora, travelers find a large US flag overlooking IH 10. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This photo shows a large IH 10 reassurance marker. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 3130 and FM 864. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 404 marks the east end of Loop 467 for Sonora. RM 3130 is the continuation of Loop 467, as former US 290. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 864 travels northeast to Fort McKavett and US 190, while RM 3130 paralells IH 10. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Junction and San Antonio. Junction is the next major city along IH 10. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 3130, Allison Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use this exit to reach RM 3130, old US 290 as it parallels IH 10. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Many of the overpasses along this section of IH 10 are constructed in this style, set atop a roadcut through the limestone. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Yet another distance sign to Junction and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.

These two shots show typical views along IH 10 east of Sonora. Photos taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for the east end of RM 3130, now signed Baker Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 3130 exits here for the third time. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
The next exit is a parking area. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
And, as this sign says… Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit here for the parking area. Keep in mind this is how desolate IH 10 is – it was 7 miles between the last RM 3130 and here. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
IH 10 travels through more roadcuts as it parallels RM 3130. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for…yes, RM 3130. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 3130 is named Harrell Road here. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This is the final exit for RM 3130. After this, IH 10 enters Kimble County, home of Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance sign to Junction and San Antonio. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Welcome to Kimble County. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for SL 291 and Roosevelt. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
SL 291 is an old alignment of US 290, bypassed in 1955 with a new alignment followed by present-day IH 10. The community is known for the Marc-Key poinsettia nursery today. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
This is an example of how overpasses are set on limestone roadcuts between Sonora and Junction. Notice the lack of support columns. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
IH 10 features some impressive roadcuts. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
San Antonio is a mere 137 miles away as reported by this distance sign. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for Loop 291 and RM 1674. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 1674 begins in Fort McKavett at RM 864, travels south to meet IH 10 and SL 291, then travels east along former US 290 to SL 481 in Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Distance signs are almost more frequent than reassurance markers along this section of IH 10. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 1674. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 1674 is reached via this exit. RM 1674 parallels IH 10 to the south. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 2291, Cleo Road. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
RM 2291 begins in Menard and travels south via Cleo to reach IH 10, ending at RM 1674 (former US 290). The road parallels US 83 for its entire length. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use exit 456 to reach Texas Tech university at Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for US 83, US 377, and SL 481 serving Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use exit 456 to reach Rocksprings and Mason. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Exit 456 also serves South Llano River State Park. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Use the next two exits (456 and 457) for Junction. Junction is named for the confluence of the North and South Llano Rivers. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
US 83 travels north to Menard and south to Uvalde. US 377 travels south to Rocksprings and north to Mason and Rockville. SL 481 is former US 290 through the city of Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
US 83 is overlapped with IH 10 through Junction. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
Advance signage for FM 2169. Photo taken January 14, 2006.
FM 2169 loops north and east of IH 10, to cross over IH 10 and follow the old alignment of US 290. Photo taken January 14, 2006.

Page Updated May 28, 2006.

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