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Texas State Highway Loop 288


Texas State Highway Loop 288

State Highway Loop 288 marker

State Highway Loop 288
Route information
Length: 10.11 mi[1] (16.27 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
CW end: I-35 northwest of Denton[2]

US 77 (N Elm Street)[2]

US 377 / US 380 (E University Dr)[3]
CCW end: I-35E / US 77 southeast of Denton[4]
Highway system
Loop 287 Loop 289

Loop 288 is a state highway within the city limits of Denton, Texas. On the north side of town, the loop runs next to the C. H. Collins Athletic Complex. Despite its name, Loop 288 does not make a complete circuit, running instead around the north, east and southeast sides of the city. It begins at an interchange with I-35 on the northwest corner of Denton and loops around the north, east and southeast sides of the city before ending at another intersection with I-35E adjacent to Denton's shopping mall. The total length is 10.1 miles (16.3 km).[1] In recent years, several large retail stores have been built on or near the southeast portion of the loop, and this, coupled with ongoing road expansion projects, has resulted in extreme traffic congestion.

Loop 288 is signed as a truck route for traffic traveling east on US 380 towards McKinney.

Junction list

The entire route is in Denton, Denton County. All exits are unnumbered.
Mile km Destinations Notes
I-35E / Lillian Miller Parkway – Denton, Dallas
FM 426 (McKinney Street)
US 377 / US 380 – Denton, McKinney, Pilot Point South end of freeway
FM 428 (Sherman Drive)
FM 2164 (Locust Street)
US 77
I-35 – Fort Worth, Dallas, Oklahoma City Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 288". Highway Designation Files.  
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Texas State Highway Loop 288". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,+TX&sll=37.612396,-97.311745&sspn=0.042835,0.111494&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Denton,+Texas&ll=33.257673,-97.167678&spn=0.022608,0.055747&z=15. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Texas State Highway Loop 288". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,+TX&sll=37.612396,-97.311745&sspn=0.042835,0.111494&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Denton,+Texas&ll=33.233662,-97.089958&spn=0.022615,0.055747&z=15. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Texas State Highway Loop 288". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,+TX&sll=37.612396,-97.311745&sspn=0.042835,0.111494&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Denton,+Texas&ll=33.187128,-97.103133&spn=0.022627,0.055747&z=15. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
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