U.S. Route 90

U.S. Highway 90 (also U.S. Route 90, U.S. 90 short ) is an important running from west to east highway. The highway is 2628 km ( 1633 mi) long and runs from Jacksonville Beach on the Atlantic coast of Florida to Van Horn in western Texas. Interstate 10 runs along the entire route at different distances parallel to Highway 90 Despite the digit " 0" in the number of highway no connection from coast to coast.

At the eastern terminus of Highway 90, the junction is in the Florida State Road A1A in Jacksonville Beach. The western end is the intersection with Interstate 10 and Texas State Highway 54 near Horn in Texas.

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The Highway 90 begins in Jacksonville Beach on Florida State Road A1A and from there first to the nearby city Jacksonville and there crosses Interstate 295 Further west of Osceola National Forest is crossed and reaches Lake City. A few kilometers after the town crosses Interstate 75

About Live Oak, Madison and Monticello, the capital, Tallahassee is reached where U.S. Highway 27 crosses. Behind Tallahassee crosses Highway 90, which runs parallel Interstate 10 and runs north of it from now on through the entire Florida panhandle to Pensacola.

There, the Highway 90 divides into Highway 90, which passes through the city and the Alternate U.S. 90, which forms a northern bypass around the city. After Hurricane Ivan, in which the bridge of Interstate 10 has been destroyed, the Highway 90 was the only connection Pensacola to the east.

Highway 90 runs through the administrative capitals of all 15 counties traversed in Florida and is on the whole course by the State never more than six miles from Interstate 10.


Traversing through the Alabama Highway 90 is marked by the passing of the Mobile Bay on the Cochrane - Africa Town USA Bridge in the first place. Until the completion of the bridge, the highway ran through the city of Mobile.


Prior to the passage of hurricane Katrina, the section of the highway was 90 through Mississippi a very short, four-lane route that left the state at the bridge over the Pearl River in Louisiana direction again. Then the originally only 42 km long range extended by the destruction of many bridges by Hurricane Katrina huge.

Meanwhile, most of the track is produced by new bridges and repaired again, even if not all the damage could be completely eliminated.


Immediately after the border we reached the suburbs of New Orleans. After passing through the downtown area of ​​Highway 90 leaves the city on the West Bank Expressway in southwestern direction. About Morgan City, Franklin and New Iberia, the highway leads to Lafayette. West of Lafayette, Interstate 10 and Highway 90 behind Lake Charles over a bridge together the State of Texas.


In Orange, the highway reaches 90 Texas soil. About Beaumont, Dayton and Crosby the other path leads to Houston. The section of Orange runs congruent with the Interstate 10

East of Houston Highway 90 is expanded highway-like in Harris County as Crosby Freeway.

The Highway 90 divides into Houston into a southern route as Highway 90 Alternate and the northern actual Highway 90. While the actual route runs parallel to Interstate 10, the alternative route through the cities Rosenberg ( where U.S. Highway 59 crosses ), and Gonzales Hallettsville to Seguin. There, the two routes rejoin and lead to San Antonio. From there, the highway passes through the sparsely populated West Texas to his Eindpunkt at Van Horn.


Hurricane Katrina

The bridges between Bay Saint Louis and Pass Christian, and between Biloxi and Ocean Springs in Mississippi were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. The section that runs through the Battleship Parkway in Alabama, have been badly damaged. In Harrison County, large parts of the highway were destroyed or damaged, including the bridges, the road bed has been washed away in places.

The Rigolets Bridge and the Chef Menteur Bridge in eastern New Orleans have been destroyed, but in the meantime been repaired. Parts of the highway in the city of New Orleans had become impassable due to flooding.

In the middle of 2006, construction began on a new bridge in Bay St. Louis, which could be completely sail in January 2008. The new 26 -meter-high bridge had been partially released in May 2007, which meant the end of the temporary ferry service.

In June 2006, the construction of a new $ 338,600,000 expensive bridge from Biloxi to Ocean Springs was decided. The bridge should be 29 m high, six lanes and a pedestrian and bike path have. In November 2007, the first part of the opening. The final completion scheduled for April 2008.


It is planned to develop and call Interstate 49 the section between Lafayette and New Orleans.