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Encyclopedia > Interstate 610 (Texas)

Interstate 610 (abbreviated I-610 or in Texas IH-610) is a freeway that forms a loop around the city of Houston, Texas. Interstate 610, colloquially known as "The Loop", "Loop 610" or "The 610 Loop", traditionally marks the border between the inner city of Houston ("inside the Loop") and the suburbs, although that has become less so in recent years. It is the inner of the two Houston beltways, the other being the Texas Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway). Interstate 610 also runs through the city of Bellaire. High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Downtown Houston City nickname: Bayou City; Space City; H-Town Official website: www. ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around or within many cities. ... Texas State Highway Beltway 8 or BW8, also Sam Houston Parkway and Sam Houston Tollway, is a Texas state highway located in Houston. ... Bellaire is a city located in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


History

The concept of building a bypass highway around Houston was first proposed in 1931, but plans did not begin to formalize until 1941. The loop was initially proposed to transport troops and materials around the city. On May 3, Harris County voters approved a bond to build the "Defense Loop". It was officially designated as Loop 137 in 1942, and the North Loop was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission. However, World War II delayed construction of the Loop until the 1950s. It has been suggested that Highway Transportation System be merged into this article or section. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... Harris County is the name of several counties in the United States: Harris County, Georgia Harris County, Texas See also the disambiguation page Harris. ... This article is about the year. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ...


In July 1953, the city of Houston asked the Texas Transportation Commission to include 2 new sections of Loop 137 (the West Loop and the South Loop) as part of the state's highway system. It was initially rejected, but in October 1954, the North Loop was upgraded to a freeway, and the West and South Loops were approved as freeways. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When the interstate highway system was authorized in 1956, the then C-shaped Loop 137(now designated Interstate 610) was adopted into the plan. The East Loop would not be approved until 1960. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Construction on the North Loop began in 1950. Construction was sporadic throughout the 1950s and 1960s. It was completed in 1976 with the interchange that connects Loop 610 to Interstate 10 east of Houston. 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-17 AZ 143 I-17 AZ 150 I-8 AZ 199 I-19 AZ 260 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-49 LA 103...


Additional information

Major segments of Interstate 610 are known as the North Loop, the South Loop, the East Loop, and the West Loop. The North Loop runs from U.S. Highway 290 to U.S. Highway 90. The East Loop runs from Highway 90 to State Highway 225. The West Loop runs from Highway 290 to South Post Oak Road, and the South Loop runs from South Post Oak Road to Highway 225. Interstate 10, Interstate 45, U.S. Highway 59, and State Highway 288 also intersect 610. U.S. Highway 290 (or US-290) is an east-west highway entirely in Texas. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-17 AZ 143 I-17 AZ 150 I-8 AZ 199 I-19 AZ 260 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-49 LA 103... Interstate 45 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Texas, United States. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Junction Location Harris County I 45 Houston, MP46 US 59 Houston Houston US 90A Houston I 610 Houston, MP38 Beltway 8 Houston Brazoria County SH 6 Iowa Colony SH 35 Angleton SH 332 Lake Jackson near Clute SH 36 Freeport FM 1495 Freeport Legend < SH 286 SH 289 > Texas State...

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Three-digit Interstates from Interstate 10
I-110 California - Florida - Louisiana - Mississippi - Texas
I-210 California - Louisiana
I-310 Louisiana
I-410 Texas
I-510 Louisiana
I-610 Louisiana - Texas
I-710 California
I-910 Louisiana
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I-110: California - I-210: Alabama - I-310: Louisiana - I-410: Arizona - Louisiana - I-510: Arizona - I-710: Arizona
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Interstate 610 Texas @ Interstate-Guide.com (1919 words)
Texas 288 is known as the South Freeway and continues outward from the beltway nine additional miles to the suburb of Pearland.
Interstate 610 northbound is briefly six lanes between Interstate 10 and the eastern terminus of U.S. Three of the six lanes however, form the beginning of the Northwest Freeway.
The ramp partition to Interstate 610 from Interstate 10 eastbound.
Interstate 610 (Texas) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (945 words)
Interstate 610 (abbreviated I-610) is a freeway that forms a loop around the city of Houston, Texas.
Interstate 610, colloquially known as "The Loop", "Loop 610" or "The 610 Loop", traditionally marks the border between the inner city of Houston ("inside the Loop") and the suburbs.
Major segments of Interstate 610 are known as the North Loop, the South Loop, the East Loop, and the West Loop.
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