Texas Roads - I-40


All photos are eastbound.

Into the sunrise alongside an old railroad that US 66 was built to parallel.

The famous ranch driveways along Texas' western Interstates (I-10 and I-20 being others), one of the only exceptions to the "full freeway" requirement for the system. These driveways were grandfathered in because of the expense of constructing individual exits and frontage roads to serve one ranch here or there. I managed to catch a rare glimpse of someone actually using one, closing the gate as I passed.

Southern sunrise scenery.

Looking on the north side of I-40 west of Adrian. US 66's alignment leaves I-40 along the north frontage road just before I get to Exit 22.

Courtesy Matt Kleiman, that's not the way the old US 66 shields looked. For one, there was no "OLD ROUTE" inside...

Holy Clearview, Batman! Yes, this ugly font is the new standard sweeping parts of the nation, and I hope my own home state never catches on. Apparently no hazardous cargo is allowed into Amarillo, at least via the major highway you'd expect TXDOT to allow it on. Oh, and, um, notice anything funny about the Interstate shields? Like, they're huge, man. All courtesy Matt Kleiman.

Ugly shield on the freeway, pretty shield on the frontage road at the bottom of the ramp. (I'm talking about the state-name I-40.) But it's ugly again that one of the two has gone missing.

US 66 rises out of the plains and asserts its independence once more, this time on the south side of I-40, between Groom and Alanreed.

Unusual looking visitor center on the WB side, west of Exit 132 and Alanreed. And hey, it has a windmill.

Exit 89 to old US 66 (I-40's predecessor)
Business I-40, Glenrio
Exit 22 to Business I-40/old US 66, Adrian
Business I-40, Vega
US 60/Business I-40, Amarillo
Business I-40, Groom
Spur 556/Business I-40, Shamrock

Into New Mexico on I-40
Into Oklahoma on I-40
Exit 70 to I-27 (and US 60/87)
Exit 70 to US 60 (and US 87) alone
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