U.S. Route 57

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U.S. Highway 57

US 57 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length98.095 mi[1] (157.869 km)
Major junctions
South end Fed. 57 at Piedras Negras, Mexico
Major intersections US 277 in Eagle Pass
US 83 in La Pryor
North end I-35 near Moore
CountryUnited States
CountiesMaverick, Zavala, Frio
Highway system
US 56US US 58
SH 56TX SH 57
SH 75ASH 76 US 77

U.S. Highway 57 (US 57) is a 98-mile (158 km) north–south intrastate United States highway that follows a nearly east–west route in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Texas. The highway's northern (eastern) terminus is about 50 miles (80 km) south of San Antonio, Texas, between Devine and Pearsall, at an intersection with Interstate 35 (I-35; old U.S. Highway 81). Its southern (western) terminus is in Eagle Pass, at the Rio Grande (Río Bravo), where it continues into Piedras Negras, Coahuila, as Mexican Federal Highway 57.


This 98-mile (158 km) highway was originally designated in 1933 as Texas State Highway 76, which was previously designated in 1926 on a route from Nacogdoches to Joaquin which was replaced by SH 7 in 1933. From 1942 to 1964, its eastern half was reassigned to Farm to Market Road 394 (FM 394). In 1966, the state changed the highway's number to 57 to provide continuity with Mexican Federal Highway 57, a similarly-numbered route across the Mexican border.

In 1970, the highway was commissioned as a United States Highway,[2] and retained its "57" designation to create a single-numbered international corridor.[3] The highway is signed south–north, even though it travels much closer to an east-west direction. However, Mexican Federal Highway 57 travels south to Mexico City, so the unusual directional signing prevents confusion.

Route description

US 57 begins at the Eagle Pass – Piedras Negras International Bridge in Eagle Pass. The highway travels eastward through Eagle Pass on Garrison Street. On the east side of town, it turns northeast briefly and intersects US 277 Business on Main Street before turning back to the east. Six blocks later, it reaches the intersection with the main branch of US 277 and FM 3443. US 57 continues east, now concurrent with southbound US 277. About 1 mile (1.6 km) further, the highways diverge, with US 57 veering to the northeast.[4] The highway travels through ranchland in Maverick County and travels through a United States Border Patrol interior checkpoint before reaching La Pryor, where it intersects US 83.[5] US 57 continues eastward through Batesville and unincorporated areas of Zavala and Frio counties, intersecting several Farm to Market roads, before reaching its eastern terminus at Interstate 35 (I-35) southwest of the town of Moore.[6]

Major intersections

MaverickEagle Pass0.00.0 Fed. 57 – Piedras NegrasMexican border (Eagle Pass International Bridge over the Rio Grande)
0.40.64 Spur 240 (Commercial Street)No left turn northbound
0.71.1 FM 1021 (Monroe Street) – El Indio, Camino Real International Bridge (trucks to Mexico)

Bus. US 277 north (Main Street)
Southern end of US 277 Bus. concurrency
FM 375 south (Bibb Avenue)
Northern terminus of FM 375

US 277 north / FM 3443 south (Veterans Boulevard) – Del Rio
Northern end of US 277 Bus. concurrency, southern end of US 277 concurrency, northern terminus of FM 3443
US 277 south – Carrizo Springs
Northern end of US 277 concurrency
Spur 216 west (2nd Street)
Loop 480 south
Northern terminus of Loop 480
FM 481 north – Uvalde
Southern terminus of FM 481
ZavalaLa Pryor46.274.4
FM 1436 west
46.374.5 US 83 / Loop 305 – Uvalde, Crystal Citysouth end of Loop 305 concurrency
Loop 305 north (North Pryor Avenue) – Uvalde
north end of Loop 305 concurrency
Batesville61.098.2 FM 117 – Uvalde, Dilley
RM 187 north – Sabinal
Southern terminus of RM 187
FM 1866 west
Eastern terminus of FM 1866
Frio85.1137.0 FM 140 – Uvalde, PearsallInterchange
FM 3352 south
Northern terminus of FM 3352
I-35 – Moore, San Antonio, PearsallNorthern terminus; I-35 exit 111
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 57". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (November 7, 1970). "U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee Agenda Showing Action Taken by the Executive Committee" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 401. Retrieved March 14, 2023 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  3. ^ "An Application From the State Highway Department of Texas For the Establishment of a U.S. Route (U.S. 57)". American Association of State Highway Officials. September 15, 1970. pp. 2–3. Retrieved March 14, 2023 – via AASHTO Route Numbering Archive.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2018). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2018 ed.). 1:72,224. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2018). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2018 ed.). 1:72,224. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 1965. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2018). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2018 ed.). 1:72,224. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 1968. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  7. ^ Google (January 13, 2013). "U.S. Route 57" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 13, 2013.

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