Drive America’s Highways for 20 miles east as we drive across Lake Ray Hubbard from mile marker 53 in Dallas to Fate, Texas (Exit 73)
Dallas / Ft. Worth Metro
Welcome to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex -DFW, the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States. The 2015 official estimate U.S. Census has the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex at 7,102,796, making it the largest metropolitan area in the South.
The Metroplex has the second-largest number of freeway miles per capita in the nation, and like most major metropolitan areas in Texas, most interstates and freeways have access or frontage roads where most of the businesses are located.
North-south interstates include I-35 and I-45. East-west routes include I-30 and I-20. I-35 splits into I-35E and I-35W from Denton to Hillsboro: I-35W goes through Fort Worth while I-35E goes through Dallas. I-30 connects Dallas and Fort Worth, and I-45 connects Dallas to Houston.
HOV lanes exist along I-35E, I-30, I-635, US 67, and US 75. I-20 bypasses both Dallas and Fort Worth to the south while its loop, I-820, goes around Fort Worth. I-635 splits to the north of I-20 and loops around east and north Dallas, ending at SH 121 north of DFW Airport. I-35E, Loop 12, and Spur 408 ultimately connect to I-20 southwest of Dallas, completing the west bypass loop around Dallas. A large number of construction projects are planned or are already underway in the region to alleviate congestion.
Drive America’s Highways for 11.6 miles west along the Sam Rayburn Tollway (TX-399) from McKinney to Frisco, Texas
Drive America’s Highways for 20 miles north along the Dallas North Tollway from its southern terminus at Interstate 35E to Texas Highway 121 in Frisco, Texas
Drive America’s Highways for 5 miles east along the R. L. Thornton Freeway – Interstate 30 – from US-75 in downtown to Jim Miller Rd (exit 52A) in Dallas, Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 11 miles south along US-75 from the Texas High Five at Interstate 635 to Interstate 30 in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 3.5 miles east along Interstate 635 TEXpress from the Dallas North Tollway to US-75 Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 8.5 miles south along the Dallas North Tollway from Plano at Parker Rd to Interstate 635 TEXpress in Dallas, Texas
Drive America’s Highways for 1 mile north along Interstate 35E from TX-366 to the Dallas North Tollway in Dallas, Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 1.5 miles west along TX-366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway) from the Central Expressway – US-75 to Interstate 35E in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Drive America’s Highways for 1.5 miles east along US-75 from Interstate 30 to Texas Highway 366 in the Deep Elum neighborhood and downtown Dallas, Texas.