U.S. Route 190
U.S. Route 190 (US 190) is an east–west United States Highway in Louisiana and Texas. Segments of US 190 will be upgraded to Interstate 14 (I-14); the first 24.8-mile (39.9 km) segment was opened on January 26, 2017.
U.S. Route 190
|Auxiliary route of US 90|
|Length||875 mi (1,408 km)|
It runs east through Texas Hill Country speckled with sage brush, intersecting with State Highway 305 (SH 305), crossing into Schleicher County, and intersecting with US 277 in Eldorado. Just outside Eldorado was where the raid of the Yearning for Zion Ranch gained national attention. US 190 continues east into Menard County, intersecting State Highway 864, and passing a few miles north of Fort McKavett State Historic Site, entering Menard and intersecting with US 83 north a short distance.
Continuing on a northeastward route US 190 enters McCulloch County and into Brady. As the closest city to the geographical center of Texas, the city proclaims itself the "True Heart of Texas", "where five major highways meet, making it a major gateway to all regions of the state". US 190 enters Brady from the south merging and running concurrently with north US 377 and US 87 through town, intersecting Farm to Market Road 2028 (FM 2028), FM 2309, then splitting with US 87 and US 377, before exiting the city heading east. US 190 goes through Rochelle, enters San Saba County, through Richland Springs where it intersects FM 45, the communities Algerita, and Harkeyville, and into San Saba, the birthplace of actor Tommy Lee Jones, and an intersection with SH 16. Continuing east US 190 enters Lampasas County, entering Lometa, merging and running concurrently with US 183 south into the city of Lampasas. Splitting from US 183 and continuing east, US 190 runs through Kempner and into the extreme southern corner of Coryell County and Copperas Cove, which is located on the southwestern edge of Fort Hood. On the east side of Copperas Cove, a concurrency with I-14 begins. US 190 then traverses through part of Fort Hood, into Bell County and Killeen. Being directly adjacent to the main cantonment of Fort Hood, both Killeen and Copperas Cove depend on the fort and those stationed there.
US 190 next intersects and merges with I-35 through Belton and enters Temple, where I-14 ends. The highway then merges and runs concurrently with SH 36 south. Continuing east and south, US 190 passes through Rogers and enters Milam County then Cameron and merges with US 77 south for a distance. A few miles south of Cameron, US 190 merges and runs concurrently with US 79 north. In Hearne, US 190 splits with US 79 and merges to run concurrently with SH 6 south, entering Brazos County, through Benchley, and into Bryan, that is considered the heart of the Brazos Valley (Southeast Central Texas), and is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.
US 190 splits with SH 6, turning northeast and merging with SH 21 north, entering Kurten, entering Madison County also passing through North Zulch, Cottonwood and into Madisonville, before merging with I-45 south and into Walker County, then entering Huntsville, where US 190 splits heading into Eastern Texas.
Continuing east, US 190 enters San Jacinto County, Texas, passing north of Oakhurst and Point Blank, crossing Lake Livingston, entering Polk County and into Onalaska. US 190 from the west makes a semi-loop up over Lake Livingston and down to Livingston, intersecting US 59 and Business US 59 (Bus. US 59) and through Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, entering Tyler County, merging with FM 256 and into Woodville. East of Woodville, FM 256 splits north and US 190 crosses BA Steinhagen Lake, into Jasper County, intersecting with SH 63 east, and in the center of Jasper intersecting with US 96. Continuing east, US 190 travels through Holly Springs and enters Newton County, proceeding into Newton. In Newton, US 190 turns south through Bon Wier, and then crosses the Louisiana line. In Newton County, US 190 has been designated one of the routes on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.
US 190 crosses the Sabine River and enters the western portion of Louisiana in swampy bayou terrain three miles (4.8 km) west of Merryville, Louisiana. Merryville is the location of the old Coushatta Indian village.
From Merryville the highway heads north by northeast to the community of Junction, Louisiana, also referred to as "The Junction". Junction is where Louisiana Highway 111 (LA 111) and US 190 intersect and is the site of a roadside marker and the joining of two Indian trails.
From Junction, US 190 heads east to DeRidder, where it runs concurrently with US 171 south and passes several sites on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Beauregard Parish Jail, Beauregard Parish Courthouse, and the DeRidder Commercial Historic District. US 190 runs concurrently with US 171 to Ragley, where US 190 parts with US 171 heading east. From Ragley, the two-lane highway heads nearly due east almost parallel to I-10 until Opelousas. US 190 crosses the northern reach of the Atchafalaya Basin near the Morganza Spillway en route to Baton Rouge. From Baton Rouge, US 190 passes, in places divided, through Denham Springs, Albany, Hammond, Robert, Goodbee, Covington, Mandeville, before reaching the eastern terminus at Slidell.
The stretch between I-12 south of Covington and the intersection with LA 22 at Mandeville is multilane divided with controlled access. The highway's eastern terminus is in the bayous near Slidell, at an intersection with US 90. This junction was once known as the "White Kitchen" after a restaurant that was once located there.
- Acadiana Trail / Evangeline Highway — US 190 in Louisiana
- Earl Rudder Freeway and Central Texas Expressway — US 190 in Texas (part of future I-14)
In the original 1926 plan, US 190 served the purpose of modern-day I-12, as the road around the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. The western terminus was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, meeting US 71 at the Baton Rouge–Port Allen ferry across the Mississippi River. US 190 followed State Route 7 (SR 7, in the pre-1955 Louisiana Highway system) east to Covington, then SR 34 from Covington to Slidell. The original eastern terminus in Slidell was at US 90 (now US 11) at the modern intersection of Front Street and Gause Boulevard.
US 190 was assigned an additional 150 miles (240 km) across the sparsely populated area south of San Angelo, Texas in 1977, replacing a section of RM 33 and all of FM 1257 and RM 1980.
The original 1926 route followed the Jefferson Highway through downtown Baton Rouge, then LA 426 (Old Hammond Highway) to the Amite River. East of Baton Rouge, significant differences from the current alignment are as follows: LA 1032 through Denham Springs; LA 1027 into Walker; LA 43 and 1040 (Old Baton Rouge Highway) between Albany and Hammond; South Range Road and LA 1067 (Old Covington Highway) between Hammond and the Tangipahoa River; and Bus. US 190 through Covington.
West of Baton Rouge, the current alignment generally follows the same route since its extension into Texas in 1935. The only major re-routing was between Deridder and Elton, where the original route followed LA 26. The portion between Oberlin and Elton was re-routed in 1937 to follow US 165 to Kinder before assuming the current alignment between Deridder and Kinder the following year. Other differences from the current route are as follows: LA 110 through Merryville; LA 3099 into DeRidder; LA 3253, 1244, 31, and 742 between Opelousas and Port Barre; Old U.S. 190 between Bayou Courtableau and Krotz Springs and between East Krotz Springs, Louisiana Krotz Springs and Lottie; LA 77 between Livonia and Rosedale; and LA 76 between Rosedale and Port Allen.
In 1937, US 190 took over the original route of US 90 from Slidell to the Rigolets Bridge (along current US 11 and LA 433) when that highway assumed its current routing into Mississippi. US 190 was given its current eastern terminus at US 90 in the 1940s, following what is now Bus. US 190 (Fremaux Avenue) through Slidell until the 1970s when it was shifted onto Gause Boulevard.
In 1951, US 190 was re-routed along Bus. US 51 (mainline US 51 at the time) and LA 22 between Hammond and Mandeville. The new route passed through Ponchatoula and Madisonville and bypassed Covington. The former route through Covington was restored in 1956.
The current US 190 near Krotz Springs is an elevated highway. The road was built as a bypass around the road called Old 190 which continues across the Morganza Spillway to the western edge of Lottie. US 190 crosses the Atchafalaya River on two cantilever bridges known as the Krotz Springs Bridge. It crosses the Mississippi River on the 1940-era Huey Long Bridge north of Baton Rouge.
|Texas||Pecos||||0.0||0.0||I-10 exit 307|
|||9.4||15.1||Western end of SH 349 concurrency|
|Iraan||14.0||22.5||Eastern end of SH 349 concurrency|
|Crockett||||42.1||67.8||Western end of SH 137 concurrency|
|||44.0||70.8||Eastern end of SH 137 concurrency|
|Eldorado||92.6||149.0||Western end of US 277 concurrency|
|93.1||149.8||Eastern end of US 277 concurrency|
|Menard||143.3||230.6||Western end of US 83 concurrency|
|144.5||232.6||North end of US 83 concurrency|
|Brady||175.3||282.1||Western end of US 87/377 concurrency|
|176.7||284.4||Eastern end of US 87 concurrency|
|177.6||285.8||Eastern end of US 377 concurrency|
|238.6||384.0||Western end of US 183 concurrency|
|||253.8||408.5||Western end of US 281 concurrency|
|Lampasas||254.3||409.3||Western end of FM 580 concurrency|
|254.9||410.2||Eastern end of FM 580 concurrency|
|255.5||411.2||Eastern end of US 281 concurrency|
|255.8||411.7||Eastern end of US 183 concurrency|
|272.9||439.2||Interchange; western end of freeway|
|275.7||443.7||Old Copperas Cove Road|
|277.4||446.4||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; western end of I-14 concurrency|
|Fort Hood||277.8||447.1||Clarke Road|
|279.2||449.3||Bell Tower Drive|
|280.5||451.4||North Clear Creek Road||Eastbound exit only|
|T.J. Mills Boulevard||Westbound exit (eastbound exit signed with Willow Springs Road exit)|
|285.2||459.0||W.S. Young Drive|
|287.5||462.7||Rosewood Drive||No westbound exit (signed at Stan Schuleter Loop)|
|290.8||468.0||No westbound entrance|
|294.0||473.1||Paddy Hamilton Road|
|||295.8||476.0||Frontage Road||No eastbound entrance|
|||297.6||478.9||G Wilson Road|
|301.3||484.9||Eastbound exit and entrance; Eastern end of I-14 concurrency|
|302.4||486.7||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; western end of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 293A-B|
|302.6||487.0||I-35 exit 294A|
|302.9||487.5||I-35 exit 294B|
|Temple||305.7||492.0||Midway Drive||I-35 exit 297|
|306.6||493.4||Eastern end of I-35 concurrency; western end of SH 36/Loop 363 concurrency; I-35 exit 298|
|308.2||496.0||57th Street, Oakdale Drive|
|310.7||500.0||Eastern end of freeway; no eastbound exit|
|311.9||502.0||Interchange; eastern end of Loop 363 concurrency|
|315.3||507.4||Interchange; eastbound exit is via the FM 93 exit|
|Milam||Buckholts||330.1||531.2||Western end of FM 1915 concurrency|
|330.2||531.4||Eastern end of FM 1915 concurrency|
|339.7||546.7||Western end of US 77 concurrency|
|||343.2||552.3||Eastern end of US 77 concurrency|
|Milano||352.1||566.7||Western end of US 79 concurrency|
|353.4||568.7||Eastern end of SH 36 concurrency|
|Hearne||373.0||600.3||Interchange; eastern end of US 79 concurrency; western end of SH 6 concurrency|
|Benchley||384.7||619.1||Western end of freeway|
|388.2||624.7||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|388.7||625.6||Frontage Road||Eastbound exit only|
|392.3||631.3||Western end of SH 21 concurrency; eastern end of SH 6 concurrency; Eastern end of freeway|
|||424.4||683.0||Western end of FM 1452 concurrency|
|||424.7||683.5||Eastern end of FM 1452 concurrency|
|428.8||690.1||Eastern end of SH 21 concurrency; western end of I-45 concurrency; I-45 exit 142|
|||433.9||698.3||I-45 exit 136|
|Walker||||438.3||705.4||I-45 exit 132|
|||447.8||720.7||I-45 exit 123|
|Huntsville||451.8||727.1||I-45 exit 118|
|454.3||731.1||Eastern end of I-45 concurrency; western end of SH 30 concurrency; I-45 exit 116|
|455.1||732.4||Western end of SH 75 concurrency|
|455.5||733.1||Eastern end of SH 75 concurrency|
|456.2||734.2||Eastern end of SH 30 concurrency|
|496.2||798.6||Western end of FM 350 concurrency|
|496.4||798.9||Eastern end of FM 350 concurrency|
|497.3||800.3||US 59 exit 434B; future Interstate 69|
|556.7||895.9||Western end of SH 63 concurrency|
|559.4||900.3||Eastern end of SH 63 concurrency|
|573.8||923.4||Western end of Loop 505 concurrency|
|573.9||923.6||Eastern end of Loop 505 concurrency|
|Unnamed bridge (Texas–Louisiana state line)|
|23.1||37.2||Western end of US 171 concurrency|
|Ragley||48.4||77.9||Interchange; eastern end of US 171 concurrency|
|||Western end of LA 95 concurrency|
|||Eastern end of LA 95 concurrency|
|||Interchange; I-49 exit 19 A-B|
|||Prudhomme Lane||Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Port Barre||Western end of LA 103 concurrency|
|Eastern end of LA 103 concurrency|
|Atchafalaya River||Saint Landry–Pointe Coupee parish line|
|||Western end of LA 1 concurrency|
|West Baton Rouge|||
|||Interchange; eastern end of LA 1 concurrency|
|Mississippi River||West Baton Rouge–East Baton Rouge parish line|
|East Baton Rouge||||Mississippi River turnaround||Interchange|
|Baton Rouge||Interchange; western end of US 61 concurrency|
|Interchange; I-110 exit 5B|
|Interchange; eastern end of US 61 concurrency|
|Western end of LA 16 concurrency|
|Eastern end of LA 16 concurrency|
|||Western end of LA 1026 concurrency|
|||Eastern end of LA 1026 concurrency|
|Livingston||Western end of LA 63 concurrency|
|Eastern end of LA 63 concurrency|
|Tangipahoa||Hammond||Interchange; I-55 exit 31|
|||Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|||Interchange; I-12 exit 63 A-B|
|||Fairway Drive, Judge Tanner Boulevard||Interchange|
|Lacombe||Western end of LA 434 concurrency|
|Eastern end of LA 434 concurrency|
|I-10 exit 266|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
U.S. Roads portal
- "U.S. Route Number Database" (Dec 2009 ed.). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) -geographical center city and gateway
- White Kitchen Birding
- "Louisiana, page 3 - U.S. Hwy. 90 - The Southern Route 66".