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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 80

US 80 is an east-west United States highway. As the "0" in the route number indicates, it was originally a cross-country route, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. However, the entire segment west of Dallas, Texas has been decommissioned in favor of various Interstate highways and state highways. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 80 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... there is no such thing as a southern ocean. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Decommissioned highway Largely in the United States of America, as the states build freeways as a new classification of highways, the state may strip the old highway of its old designation as a numbered highway or downgrade it to a lesser status. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Tybee Island, Georgia at the Atlantic Ocean. Its western terminus is at the border of Dallas and Mesquite, Texas at an intersection with Interstate 30. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial View of Tybee Island Tybee Island is a city located in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah, Georgia. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... Mesquite is a suburb of Dallas, Texas, located in Dallas County, Texas. ... Interstate 30 is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ...


Original route

It originally had its western terminus in San Diego, California. The original route is now roughly the alignment of Interstate 8 through San Diego and Imperial Counties. In Imperial County the old path of US-80 has been redesignated Imperial County Route S80 for continuity. The original alignment splits off in western El Cajon to become El Cajon Boulevard and Main St. Old Highway 80 then continues roughly parallel to Interstate 8 through Alpine. It picks up again at Japatul Rd. and goes through Descanso Junction and Guatay and crosses Interstate 8 east of Pine Valley. It continues on the south side of the freeway to near the Imperial County line through Boulder Oaks, Live Oak Springs, Boulevard and Jacumba. Most of old Highway 80 east of El Cajon to Imperial County still consists of the original pavement in excellent condition. East of Yuma the old route splits off to the north to the Phoenix area. Interstate 8 is an interstate highway in the southwestern United States. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... Imperial County is a county located in the far southeast of California, on the border with Arizona and Mexico, in the Imperial Valley. ... Imperial Country Route S80 runs through Imperial County along the former route of US 80 which has been completely decommisioned in California. ... El Cajon (pronounced el ka-HONE) is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Alpine is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California. ... Pine Valley is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Boulevard is a town in San Diego County, California. ... Yuma is a city located in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. ... Phoenix (Oodham: Skikik) was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ...


Cities traversed

The highway passes through the following notable cities:

Originally it also passed through New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Nickname: Hostess City of the South Location in Georgia Founded  -Incorporated 1733   County Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area  - Total  - Water 202. ... For other places called Macon, see Macon Macon is a city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Selma is a city in Alabama located on the banks of the Alabama River in Dallas County, Alabama, of which it is the county seat. ... Demopolis is a city located in Marengo County, Alabama. ... Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... Jackson is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... Illinois Memorial in the Vicksburg National Military Park Vicksburg is a city located in Warren County, Mississippi. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Ruston is a city located in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Mesquite is a suburb of Dallas, Texas, located in Dallas County, Texas. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Land of poo Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold pooface (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...


Related U.S. routes

United States Highway 180 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 280 is a spur of U.S. Highway 80. ... United States Highway 380 is an east-west United States highway. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

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  • Endpoints of U.S. highways (used with permission)
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Lists
List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

 
 

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