Highway Designation File

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Current Description-Effective Date-Authority


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
503.898 2010

U. S. HIGHWAY NO. 287

Original Description, per Administrative Circular 16-1944

05/01/1942 - Stratford 34, Dumas 48, Amarillo 59, Clarendon 58, Childress 58, Vernon 50, Wichita Falls 48, Bowie 67, Fort Worth 57, Ennis 20, Corsicana 59, Palestine 35, Crockett 28, Groveton 49, Woodville 58, Beaumont 16, Port Arthur.



Minute Order 016701, 09/26/1939

From the Texas/Oklahoma State Line via Stratford to Dumas, then follow US 87 from Dumas to Amarillo, from Amarillo via Claude, Estelline, Childress, Quanah, Vernon, Wichita Falls, and Henrietta to Bowie, then follow US 81 from Bowie to Ft.Worth, then from Ft. Worth via Waxahachie to Ennis, then follow US 75 from Ennis to Corsicana, then from Corsicana via Palestine, Crockett, Groveton, and Corrigan to Woodville, and then follow US 69 from Woodville to Port Arthur. General redescription of Highway System.



Minute Order 091013, dated 11/29/1990

No change to description.  Removed old location of US 287 from the State Highway System.  Old location was inundated by water due to the newly constructed Richland Chambers Reservoir.



Minute Order 104784, dated 12/21/1994; DesLtr 06-1994, dated 12/28/1994

From the Texas/Oklahoma state line via Stratford to Dumas, then follow US 87 from Dumas to Amarillo, from Amarillo via Claude, Estelline, Childress, Quanah, Vernon, Wichita Falls, and Henrietta to Bowie, then follow US 81 from Bowie to Ft. Worth, then from Ft. Worth via Waxahachie to US 75 southeast of Ennis, then follow US 75 to Corsicana, then from Corsicana via Palestine, Crockett, Groveton, and Corrigan to Woodville, and then follow US 69 from Woodville to Port Arthur, a distance of approx. 768.05 miles. (Sherman, Moore, Potter, Armstrong, Donley, Hall, Childress, Hardeman, Wilbarger, Wichita, Clay, Montague, Wise, Tarrant, Johnson, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Anderson, Houston, Trinity, Polk, Tyler, Hardin, and Orange Counties)  (New Description)  Description revised to omit Ennis as a control point due to relocation of US 287 south of Ennis.


Minute Order 109275, dated 05/29/2003; DesLtr 03-1994, dated 05/29/2003

No change to description. (Sherman, Moore, Potter, Armstrong, Donley, Hall, Childress, Hardeman, Wilbarger, Wichita, Clay, Montague, Wise, Tarrant, Johnson, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Anderson, Houston, Trinity, Polk, Tyler, Hardin, and Orange Counties) At district’s request, new relief route location designated as US 287 and former location of US 287 redesignated as BU 287‑Q.


(Forest Hwy 4--Crockett-Corrigan Rd., Houston County, northwest forest boundary southeast of Crockett to southeast forest boundary northwest of Pennington, approx. 1.7 miles.)



(Forest Hwy 5--Crockett-Corrigan Rd., Trinity County, west forest boundary southeast of Pennington to east forest boundary northwest of Groveton, approx. 5.5 miles.)

(Forest Hwy 6--Crockett-Corrigan Rd., Trinity County, northwest forest boundary southeast of Groveton to southeast forest boundary northwest of Jason, approx. 2.9 miles.)

[Blue Star Memorial Highway, from the Anderson/Houston County Line, northwest to the Johnson/Ellis County Line. (Designated by M/O 70998, 2/13/76)]