State Route 8, 9 and 10 in Texas

State Route 8 in Texas

SH 8
Get started Linden
End New Boston
Length 41 mi
Length 67 km



New Boston

Arkansas AR-41

According to Simplyyellowpages, State Route 8, more commonly known as State Highway 8 or SH 8, is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms a north-south route in the northeast of the state, from Linden to the Arkansas border near New Boston. SH 8 is 67 kilometers long.

Travel directions

SH 8 begins in Linden, a small town on US 59. The road heads north through mostly flat and wooded areas, with only short stretches without dense forests. There are also few places on the route. The road crosses part of Wright Patman Lake, a reservoir in the woods. The only major site on the route is the town of New Boston, which has a connection to Interstate 30, as well as a grade-separated connection to US 82. North of New Boston, one crosses the Red River, which forms the border with Arkansas. On the other side, State Route 41 in Arkansas continues to Foreman and De Queen.


SH 8 was originally East Texas’ main north-south route, running from Orange through Beaumont, Carthage, and Marshall to the Arkansas border north of New Boston. In 1922, the southern starting point was changed from Orange to Port Arthur on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1926, the US Highway system was created that largely replaced SH 8, namely US 96 and US 59. The starting point of SH 8 then moved much further north in Corley, but was later moved back to Linden by a new route from US 59.

The SH 8 today has little through importance and is a regular single lane road. The grade-separated intersection with US 82 in New Boston is primarily constructed as a grade-separated rail intersection. The track was later broken up, but the viaduct was replaced in about 2010 by a wider viaduct with four lanes.

Traffic intensities

2,000 to 2,500 vehicles drive daily between Linden and New Boston, peaking at 9,700 vehicles in New Boston between US 82 and I-30. Only 2,800 vehicles cross the Arkansas border every day.

State Route 9 in Texas

SH 9
Get started Copperas Cove
End Copperas Cove
Length 3 mi
Length 5 km
Tank Destroyer Boulevard

FM 116

State Route 9 or State Highway 9 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road bypasses Copperas Cove in Central Texas and is 3 miles long.

Travel directions

SH 9 is a super two that forms the northeast bypass of Copperas Cove. The road runs from US 190 to FM 116.


Corpus Christi – Amarillo

SH 9 was created in 1919 as a north-south route from Corpus Christi to Amarillo, via San Antonio and Lubbock. This was a long route through southern, central and northern Texas. In 1926, the route between San Antonio and Amarillo was replaced by US 385 and US 181 between Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Both routes were initially double-numbered with SH 9, which was extended in 1933 from the Texas Panhandle to the Oklahoma border. This would later become US 287become. In 1939, SH 9 was largely scrapped due to the fact that the entire road was double-numbered with major US Highways. Only the section between Corpus Christi and San Antonio was preserved until 1971, when Interstate 37 was completed.

Copperas Cove

The number SH 9 was reintroduced in 2008 for the northeastern bypass of Copperas Cove, a city in Central Texas. The new road was constructed between 2011 and 2014 and opened to traffic on February 20, 2014. The construction cost $35 million.

State Route 10 in Texas

SH 10
Get started Fort Worth
End Euless
Length 9 mi
Length 14 km


According to itypejob, State Route 10, commonly known as State Highway 10 or SH 10 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms an east-west route through the Dallas-Fort Worth region, running from Fort Worth to Euless. SH 10 is 14 kilometers long.

Travel directions

SH 10 is formed by two major urban arterials, Hurst Boulevard and Euless Boulevard. SH 10 begins on the outskirts of Fort Worth at a junction with Interstate 820 and heads east for 3 miles on Hurst Boulevard, a 2×3 lane city road with some activity along it. The road then curves northeast and is called Euless Boulevard, which also has 2×3 lanes and is a corridor of business, but relatively little retail. There are no strip malls along the route. In the Euless suburb, SH 10 then becomes SH 183, the Airport Freeway to DFW and Dallas.


SH 10 was originally a very long route from Van Horn in West Texas to Fort Worth and was entirely west of the current route. In 1926 this route was replaced by several US Highways. In the 1930s, the route was modified and ran northeast from Fort Worth via Denton to Whitesboro, which is today US 377. SH 10 was largely scrapped in 1939 and was later reassigned to the current route through Hurst and Euless in the 1960s.

Until the mid-1990s, only the Euless section had 2×3 lanes. In the second half of the 1990s, the section through Hurst was largely widened to 2×3 lanes. In about 2005, the last section between Hurst and Euless was widened to 2×3 lanes.

The Bell Helicopter factory is located along SH 10.

State Route 10 in Texas

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