Interstate Business Route 27
Interstate 27 has two active business routes. TxDOT assigned a suffixed to every Interstate Business Loop in the state. This distinguishes the various routes from one another in the Highway Designation File.
Business Loop 27T was designated on April 5, 2002 as a 1.168 mile route along Main Street through the city of Hale Center. The route follows old U.S. 87, while the U.S. 87 mainline overlaps with IH 27 between Exits 36 and 38.
Serving the Hale County seat of Plainview, Business Loop I-27U follows old U.S. 87 east from IH 27 between Exits 45 and 53. The TxDOT certified mileage for the route is 9.282.
When U.S. 87 shifted to the freeway bypass west of the city, the former alignment was designated as U.S. 87 Business and then State Loop 445. Business Loop I-27 was established on January 14, 1991 in a mileage transfer from SL 445.
Page updated August 24, 2016.