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Know the Roads: Highway Monikers

Many Houstonians refer to major highways in Houston by nicknames. A few of the most common monikers for Houston's major freeways are:

 
Official Title

Nickname

Beltway 8 Sam Houston Parkway/ The Beltway
I-10 East East Freeway
I-10 West Katy Freeway
I-45 North North Freeway
I-45 South Gulf Freeway (south of downtown)
Loop 610 The Loop (North, South, East and West Loop)
Texas Highway 99 Grand Parkway
Texas Highway 288 South Freeway
U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway (north Houston to downtown)
U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway (shouthwest Houston to downtown)
U.S. 90 Beaumont Highway
U.S. 290 Northwest Freeway
 
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