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Interstate 30 (Texas)

"I-30" redirects here. For other uses, see I-30 (disambiguation).

Interstate 30
;">Route information
;">Major junctions
West end: Template:Jct/extra I-20 near Fort Worth, TX
  Template:Jct/extra I-35W in Fort Worth, TX
Template:Jct/extra I-35E in Dallas, TX
Template:Jct/extra I-45 in Dallas, TX
East end: Template:Jct/extra I-40 / U.S. 65 / U.S. 67 / U.S. 167 in North Little Rock, AR
;">Highway system

  • Arkansas Highway System
  • Interstate 30 (I-30) is an Interstate Highway in the southern United States. I-30 runs from Interstate 20 west of Fort Worth, Texas, northeast via Dallas, Texas, and Texarkana, Texas, to Interstate 40 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The route parallels U.S. Route 67 except for the portion west of downtown Dallas (which was once part of Interstate 20).[1] I-30 intersects with only two of the 10 primary north–south interstates (I-35W, I-35E and I-45) and also with the major Interstate routes I-20, and I-40. I-30 is known as the Tom Landry Freeway within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

    Route description

      mi[2] km
    TX 223.74 360.07
    AR 143.02 230.17
    Total 366.76 590.24

    Interstate 30 is the shortest two-digit Interstate ending in zero in the Interstate system. The Interstates ending in 0 are generally the longest east–west Interstates. It is also the second shortest major interstate (ending in 0 or 5), behind Interstate 45.


    The section of I-30 between Dallas and Fort Worth is designated the Tom Landry Highway in honor of the long-time Dallas Cowboys coach. Though I-30 passed well south of Texas Stadium, the Cowboys' former home, their new stadium in Arlington, Texas is near I-30. However, the freeway designation was made before Arlington voted to build Cowboys Stadium. This section was previously known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, which preceded the Interstate system. Although tolls had not been collected for many years, it was still known locally as the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike until receiving its present name.[1] The section from downtown Dallas to Arlington was recently widened to over 16 lanes in some sections, by 2010. From June 15, 2010, through February 6, 2011, this 30-mile section of I-30 was temporarily designated as the "Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway" in commemoration of Super Bowl XLV which was played at Cowboys Stadium.[3]

    In Dallas, I-30 is known as East R.L. Thornton Freeway between downtown Dallas and the eastern suburb of Mesquite. I-30 picks up the name from I-35E South at the Mixmaster interchange. The Mixmaster is scheduled to be reconstructed as part of the Horseshoe project,[4] derived from the larger Pegasus Project.[5][6] The section from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 is 8 lanes plus an HOV lane. This section will be reconstructed under the Eastern Gateway project to 12 lanes by 2020. I-30 from I-635 to Rockwall was widened from 6 to 10 lanes in the 1990s. From Rockwall to a point past Sulphur Springs, I-30 in concurrent with U.S. Route 67. Interstate 30 continues northesterly through East Texas until a few miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border, when the route turns east, towards Arkansas.


    I-30 enters southwestern Arkansas in Texarkana which is the twin city of Texarkana, Texas. Here, I-30 will eventually intersect Interstate 49 when it is extended north through western Arkansas en route to Kansas City Even though it is temporary named as Hwy 549. Like in Texas, I-30 travels in a diagonal direction as it proceeds north east through the state. I-30 then passes through Hope which is where former President Bill Clinton was born. I-30 then serves Prescott, Gurdon, Arkadelphia, and Malvern. At Malvern, drivers can use U.S. Route 70 or U.S. Route 270 to travel into historic Hot Springs or beyond into Ouachita National Forest. About at this location, U.S. 70 and U.S. 67 join I-30 and stay with the interstate into the Little Rock city limits. Northeast of Malvern, I-30 passes through Benton, before reaching the Little Rock city limits. From Benton to its end at I-40, I-30 is a six-lane highway with up to 85,000 vehicles per day. As I-30 enters Little Rock, Interstate 430 spurns off its parent route to create a western bypass of Little Rock. Just south of downtown, I-30 meets the western terminus of Interstate 440 and the northern terminus of another auxiliary route in Interstate 530. I-530 travels 46 miles south to Pine Bluff. At this tri-intersection of interstates, I-30 turns due north for the final few miles of its route. Here I-30 passes through the capitol district of Little Rock. I-30 also creates one final auxiliary route in Interstate 630, or the Wilbur D. Mills Freeway, which splits downtown Little Rock in an east/west direction before coming to its other end at I-430 just west of downtown. After passing I-630, I-30 crosses the Arkansas River into North Little Rock and comes to its eastern terminus, despite facing north, at Interstate 40. At its end, I-30 is joined by U.S. Route 65, U.S. Route 67, and U.S. Route 167. U.S. 65 joins I-40 westbound, while U.S. 67 and 167 join I-40 eastbound from I-30's eastern terminus.


    The Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike was a 30-mile (48 km) toll highway in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It operated between 1957 and 1977, afterward becoming a nondescript part of I-30. The road, three lanes in each direction but later widened, is the only direct connection between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, Texas. In October 2001, the former turnpike became known as the Tom Landry Highway, named after the late Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry.

    The proposed expressway was studied as early as 1944, but was turned down by the state engineer due to the expense. However in 1953, the state legislature created the Texas Turnpike Authority, which in 1955 raised $58.5 million ($427 million in 2005 dollars) to build the project. Construction started later that year. On August 27, 1957 the highway was open to traffic, but the official opening came a week later on September 5. The turnpike's presence stimulated growth in Arlington and Grand Prairie and facilitated construction of Six Flags Over Texas. On December 31, 1977, the bonds were paid off and the freeway was handed over to the state Department of Transportation, toll collection ceased, and the tollbooths were removed during the following week.

    It served as Interstate 20 between Dallas and Fort Worth until the current I-20 route to the south was opened in 1971. Afterwards, I-30 was extended from its end at the "Dallas Mixmaster" interchange with Interstate 35E (also the east end of the turnpike) to follow the turnpike, and the former I-20 in downtown Fort Worth, west to modern-day I-20.

    The existing U.S. 67 route was already in heavy use in the early 1950s, at which point it was twinned from just east of Dallas to Rockwall and also near Greenville. The DFW Turnpike linking Fort Worth to Dallas was completed by 1957, becoming the first segment of Interstate 30. The twinned U.S. 67 routes were upgraded to Interstate standards beginning in 1961, forming the R.L. Thornton Freeway. By the mid 1960s much of Interstate 30 was under construction. The majority of the route was completed by 1965, but a 40-mile (64 km) stretch through marshland between Mount Pleasant, Texas and New Boston, Texas remained unfinished. This remaining segment was finally built and opened to traffic in 1971, completing Interstate 30.[7]


    I-30 could be extended along the U.S. Route 67 freeway from Little Rock. Also, if I-30 is extended, there are plans for an I-730 spur along Arkansas Highway 226 from the corridor to Jonesboro, Arkansas.[8]

    Exit list

    County Location # Destinations Notes
    Parker Template:Jct/extra I-20 west Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    Tarrant Fort Worth 1B Linkcrest Drive
    2 Template:Jct/extra Spur 580 east (Camp Bowie West Boulevard)
    3 Template:Jct/extra RM 2871 / Chapel Creek Boulevard
    5A Alemeda Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    5 Template:Jct/extra I-820 (Jim Wright Freeway) Signed as exits 5B (north) and 5C (south)
    6 Las Vegas Trail
    7A Cherry Lane
    7B Template:Jct/extra Spur 341 / SH 183
    8A Green Oaks Road Eastbound exit is via exit 7B
    8B Ridgmar Boulevard, Ridglea Avenue
    9A Bryant-Irvin Road
    9B Template:Jct/extra US 377 south (Camp Bowie Boulevard) / Horne Street West end of US 377 overlap
    10 Hulen Street
    11 Montgomery Street
    12A University Drive – City Parks, Trinity Park, Zoo, TCU, UNT Health Science Center, Botanic Gardens, Cultural District
    12B Rosedale Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    12C Forest Park Boulevard Signed as exit 12 westbound
    13 Summit Avenue, 8th Avenue
    13B Template:Jct/extra SH 199 (Henderson Street) Eastbound exit is via exit 13
    14 Cherry Street, Lancaster Avenue – Downtown Fort Worth No exit number westbound
    15A Template:Jct/extra I-35W (South Freeway) / US 377 north (North Freeway) East end of US 377 overlap; westbound exit to IH-35W north is via exit 15C
    15B Template:Jct/extra US 287 south / SH 180 east (Lancaster Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    15C Template:Jct/extra US 287 north Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    16 Riverside Drive Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; signed as exits 16A (south) and 16B (north)
    16C Beach Street
    18 Oakland Boulevard, Bridge Street
    19 Brentwood Stair Road Eastbound exit and entrance
    21 Template:Jct/extra I-820 (East Loop) Signed as exits 21A (south) and 21B (north)
    21C Bridgewood Drive, Bridge Street
    23 Cooks Lane
    24 Eastchase Parkway
    Arlington 26 Fielder Road
    27 Lamar Boulevard, Cooper Street
    28A Template:Jct/extra FM 157 (Collins Street)AT&T Stadium Signed as exit 28 westbound
    28B Nolan Ryan Expressway – Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Eastbound exit and entrance
    29 Ballpark Way
    30 Template:Jct/extra SH 360 (Angus G. Wynne Junior Freeway) / Six Flags DriveSix Flags Over Texas
    Dallas Grand Prairie 32 Template:Jct/extra SH 161 / SH 161 / Northwest 19th Street
    34 Belt Line Road
    36 MacArthur Boulevard
    Dallas 38 Template:Jct/extra Loop 12 (Walton Walker Boulevard)
    39 Cockrell Hill Road
    41 Westmoreland Road
    42A Hampton Road south Eastbound exit and westound entrance
    42 Hampton Road north
    43A Sylvan Avenue No eastbound exit
    43B Sylvan Avenue Westbound exit only
    44A Beckley Avenue Eastbound exit only
    44B Riverfront Boulevard Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    45A Template:Jct/extra I-35E north (Stemmons Freeway) / US 77 north Signed as exit 44A westbound
    44B Template:Jct/extra I-35E south (South R.L. Thornton Freeway) / US 67 south / US 77 north West end of US 67 overlap; eastbound exit is via exit 44B
    45B Lamar Street, Griffin Street, Cadiz Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    45 Ervay Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    46A Cesar Chavez Boulevard Eastbound exit is via exit 45B
    46 Template:Jct/extra I-45 south (Julius Schepps Freeway) / US 75 north (Central Expressway) Signed as exit 47B westbound
    47C 2nd Avenue, 1st Avenue – Fair Park Signed as exit 47C westbound
    48A Haskell Avenue, Peak Street, Carroll Avenue
    48B Barry Avenue, Munger Boulevard
    48B/49A Template:Jct/extra SH 78 east (East Grand Avenue) Eastbound exit is via exit 48B; westbound exit is via exit 49A
    49A Winslow Street
    49B Dolphin Road
    50A Lawnview Avenue Eastbound exit only
    50B Ferguson Road Signed as exit 50 westbound
    52A Jim Miller Road
    52B St. Francis Avenue
    53A Template:Jct/extra Loop 12 (Buckner Boulevard)
    53B Template:Jct/extra US 80 east Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    Mesquite 54 Big Town Boulevard
    55 Motley Drive
    56A Gus Thomasson Road, Galloway Avenue Signed as exit 57 westbound
    56 Template:Jct/extra I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) Signed as exits 56B (north) and 56C (south)
    58 Northwest Drive
    Garland 59 Belt Line Road, Broadway Boulevard
    60A Rose Hill Road
    60B Bobtown Road Westbound exit is via exit 61A
    61A Zion Road
    61B Template:Jct/extra north
    62 Bass Pro Drive
    Rowlett 64 Dalrock Road
    Rockwall Rockwall 67A Village Drive, Horizon Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    67B Template:Jct/extra FM 740 (Ridge Road) Signed as exit 67 westbound
    67C Frontage Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    68 Template:Jct/extra SH 205 (Goliad Street)
    69 Frontage Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    70 Template:Jct/extra FM 3549
    Fate 73 Template:Jct/extra FM 551
    Royse City 74 Frontage Road Eastbound exit
    77A Template:Jct/extra FM 548
    77B Template:Jct/extra FM 35 (Epps Road)
    Hunt 79 Template:Jct/extra FM 1565 south / FM 2642
    83 Template:Jct/extra FM 1565 north
    85 Template:Jct/extra FM 36
    87 Template:Jct/extra FM 1903
    89 Template:Jct/extra FM 1570 (Jack Finney Blvd)
    Greenville 92 Monty Stratton Pkwy
    93 Template:Jct/extra SH 34 (Wesley Street)
    94 Template:Jct/extra US 69 / US 380 (Joe Ramsey Blvd) / US 69 Bus. (Moulton St)
    95 Division Street
    96 Spur 302 (Lee Street)
    97 Lamar Street
    97A Frontage Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    Campbell 101 Template:Jct/extra SH 24 / FM 1737
    104 Template:Jct/extra FM 513 / FM 2649
    Hopkins Cumby 110 Template:Jct/extra FM 275 / FM 2649
    112 Template:Jct/extra FM 499 Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
    116 Template:Jct/extra FM 2653
    120 Template:Jct/extra US 67 Bus. north
    Sulphur Springs 122 Template:Jct/extra SH 11 / SH 19
    123 Template:Jct/extra FM 2297 (League Street)
    124 Template:Jct/extra SH 154
    125 Bill Bradford Road
    126 Template:Jct/extra FM 1870 (College Street)
    127 Template:Jct/extra US 67 Bus. south / Loop 301
    131 Template:Jct/extra FM 69
    135 Template:Jct/extra US 67 north East end of US 67 overlap
    136 Template:Jct/extra FM 269 (Weaver Road)
    141 Template:Jct/extra FM 900 (Saltillo Road)
    Franklin 142 County Line Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    Mount Vernon 146 Template:Jct/extra SH 37
    147 Template:Jct/extra Spur 423
    150 Ripley Road
    Titus Winfield 153 Template:Jct/extra Spur 185
    156 Frontage Road
    Mount Pleasant 160 Template:Jct/extra US 271 to US 67 / SH 49 / FM 1734
    162 Template:Jct/extra US 271 Bus. / FM 1402 / FM 2152 Signed as exits 162A (US 271 Bus./FM 2152) and 162B (FM 1402) westbound
    165 Template:Jct/extra FM 1001
    170 Template:Jct/extra FM 1993
    Morris 178 Template:Jct/extra US 259
    Bowie 186 Template:Jct/extra FM 561
    192 Template:Jct/extra FM 990
    198 Template:Jct/extra SH 98
    199 Template:Jct/extra US 82
    New Boston 201 Template:Jct/extra SH 8
    206 Template:Jct/extra Spur 86
    Hooks 208 Template:Jct/extra FM 560
    Leary 212 Template:Jct/extra Spur 74
    213 Template:Jct/extra FM 2253
    Nash 218 Template:Jct/extra FM 989
    Texarkana 219 University Ave
    220A Template:Jct/extra I-369 south / US 59 West end of US 59 overlap; northern terminus of I-369
    220B Template:Jct/extra FM 559 (Richmond Road)
    222 Template:Jct/extra SH 93 / FM 1397 (Summerhill Road)
    Texas–Arkansas state line 223 Template:Jct/extra US 59 north (State Line Avenue) / US 71 East end of US 59 overlap; interchange straddles state line
    Miller Texarkana 1 Jefferson Avenue
    2 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 245
    3 Shreveport
    7 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 108
    12 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 67 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
    Hempstead 18 Fulton
    Hope 30 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 278
    31 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 29
    36 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 299
    Nevada Prescott 44 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 371 / Hwy. 24
    46 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 19
    Clark 54 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 51
    63 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 53
    69 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 26 east
    Arkadelphia 73 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 8 / Hwy. 26 / Hwy. 51
    Caddo Valley 78 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 7
    Hot Spring 83 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 283
    91 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 84
    Malvern 97 Template:Jct/extra To Hwy. 84 / Hwy. 171
    98A Template:Jct/extra U.S. 270B
    98B Template:Jct/extra U.S. 270 west West end of U.S. 270 overlap
    99 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 270 east East end of U.S. 270 overlap
    Saline 106 Old Military Road
    111 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 70 west West end of U.S. 70 overlap
    114 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 67 south (Hwy. 229)Arkansas Health Center West end of U.S. 67 overlap
    Benton 116 Sevier Street/South Street (Hwy. 229)
    117 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 5 west / Hwy. 35 West end of Hwy. 5 overlap
    118 Congo Road (Hwy. 5 east) East end of Hwy. 5 overlap
    121 Alcoa Road
    123 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 183
    Little Rock 126 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 111 (Alexander Road)
    128 Otter Creek Road, Mabelvale West Road
    129 Template:Jct/extra I-430 north
    130 Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 338 (Baseline Road)
    131 South Chicot Road Eastbound exit only
    131 McDaniel Drive Westbound exit only
    132 Template:Jct/extra U.S. 70B east (University Avenue)
    133 Geyer Springs Road
    134 Scott Hamilton Drive, Stanton Road
    135 65th Street
    138A Template:Jct/extra I-440 east, Little Rock River Port, Memphis Signed as exit 138 westbound
    138B Template:Jct/extra I-530 south / U.S. 65 south / U.S. 167 south West end of U.S. 65/U.S. 167 overlap; no exit number westbound
    139A Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 365 (Roosevelt Road)
    139B Template:Jct/extra I-630
    140 9th Street, 6th Street Signed as exits 140A (9th Street) and 140B (6th Street) westbound
    141A Template:Jct/extra Hwy. 10 (Cumberland Street) / Clinton Avenue, Markham Street, 2nd Street, Ferry Street Cumberland Street signed as Cantrell Road
    North Little Rock 141B Template:Jct/extra U.S. 70 east (Broadway, U.S. 70B west) East end of U.S. 70 overlap
    142 Curtis Sykes Drive
    143A Template:Jct/extra I-40 west / U.S. 65 north / Hwy. 107 north Northbound exit and southbound entrance
    143B Template:Jct/extra I-40 east / U.S. 67 north / U.S. 167 northMemphis Northbound exit and southbound entrance


    • 2005 Rand McNally "The Road Atlas 2005" – newest feature- interstate mileage by state

    External links


    • Interstate Guide: I-30
    • IH-30, downtown Fort Worth and west of downtown – from
    • IH-30, former DFW Turnpike segment – from
    • IH-30, downtown Dallas and east of downtown – from

    Template:Metroplex roads Template:Roads of Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway

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