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Encyclopedia > US 90

United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number, US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route; it has always ended at Van Horn, Texas. A short-lived northward extension to Pine Springs, Texas lasted less than a year, and the signs on that segment were likely never changed.



As of 2004, the highway's eastern/ terminus is in Jacksonville, Florida at an intersection with Florida State Highway A1A three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Its western terminus is in Van Horn, Texas at an intersection with Interstate 10 and Texas State Highway 54. US 90 formerly terminated at its junction with US 80, however the western segments of that highway have been decommissioned in favor of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20.

Alternate routes

Alternate US 90 in Texas has an eastern terminus in Houston. It rejoins US 90 in Seguin, near San Antonio. While the main line of US 90 parallels Interstate 10, passing through Luling, Alternate US 90 veers to the south to serve Gonzales, Hallettsville, and Rosenberg. From there, the route parallels US 59 towards Houston, where Alternate US 90 is a major arterial route.

States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Cities traversed

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Biloxi, Mississippi
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Orange, Texas
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas

Related US Routes

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways (http://www.geocities.com/usend9099/End090/end090.htm) (used with permission)

  Results from FactBites:
End of U.S. Highway 90 (349 words)
US 90 was among the original 1926 routes; at the time its east end was in Jacksonville FL.
The west end of US 90 has always been at Van Horn TX (except for a one-year extension in 1939, which was possibly never actually signed as US 90 in the field).
In 1950 the east end of US 90 was extended to its current terminus at Jacksonville Beach FL.
Historic Roads and Highways of Florida - US routes (6605 words)
When US 1 was shifted to a newer alignment to the north in the early 1960's, US 23 was left behind on Old Kings Rd. There may have been a proposal in 1964 to extend US 23 south, possibly to Fort Myers along FL 19, FL 33, US 17, and FL 31.
US 92 was not extended to St. Petersburg till 1953, when it terminated at the Pinellas County Courthouse with US 19.
U.S. Highways: From US 1 to (US 830)
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