Welcome to the Texas Wazeopedia. Below you will find information related to editing for Waze in Texas that is not covered in the main South Central Region Wazeopedia article, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. All editors in the region are required to have a non usa_username, have their private messaging turned on, and turn live users on in the layers menu. Do not edit in Invisible mode if you are a rank 3 or below. Please pay attention to the chat window in the lower right-hand part the map editor (and introduce yourself if you're a first-time editor). You can find useful info there and ask questions. You can also find useful information at the US South Central forum page. In addition to the information on the forum, we encourage you to join Slack as this is the best way to chat with SCR and state-specific editors, as well as the state managers (SM) and regional coordinator (RC), request unlocks, get help, etc. Once you receive the Slack invitation, log in and join the #scr-general channel and your specific state's channel.
- 1 Counties and Municipalities
- 2 Roads in Texas
- 2.1 Road naming
- 2.2 Major construction projects in Texas
- 2.2.1 I-35 (Austin to DFW)
- 2.2.2 SH-360 Toll Arlington/Grand Prairie/Mansfield
- 2.2.3 SH-360 / I-30 Interchange Arlington
- 2.2.4 I-35W Fort Worth (North Tarrant Express)
- 2.2.5 I-35E Dallas to Denton (35 Express)
- 2.2.6 SH-183 / SH-114 / Loop 12 (Midtown Express)
- 2.2.7 SH-121 / SH-114 / SH-360 / I-635 Grapevine (DFW Connector)
- 3 Functional Classification of Roads
- 4 Active Editors in Texas
Counties and Municipalities
There are 6386 cities and towns spread across 254 counties in Texas. See Cities in Texas for proper naming information.
City names should be everything inside of the city limits. City limits are clearly defined by the green signs. Use of Google Maps to find where a city is highly discouraged.
Roads in Texas
The South Central Region conforms to the USA Standards for TTS abbreviations for prefixes and suffixes. Please see the Road Naming Abbreviations & Suffixes page for more details.
|State Loop||Loop XX|
|State Spur||Spur XX|
|State Park Road||Park Rd XX|
|State Rec Road||Recreational Rd XX|
|Farm/Ranch to Market||FM XX|
|Private Road||Private Rd XX|
Business Roads All business roads should be suffixed with BUS:
- Business Interstate = I-XX BUS
- Business US Highway = US-XX BUS
Interstates throughout the state
- I-2 Rio Grande Valley
- I-10 New Mexico to Louisiana
- I-20 Midland/Odessa to Louisiana
- I-27 Lubbock to Amarillo
- I-30 Fort Worth to Arkansas
- I-35 Mexico to Oklahoma
- I-35E Hillsboro to Denton through Dallas
- I-35W Hillsboro to Denton through Fort Worth
- I-37 Corpus Christi to San Antonio
- I-40 New Mexico to Oklahoma
- I-45 Galveston to Dallas
- I-69 Brownsville/Edinburg/Laredo to Texarkana (will follow US-59)
- I-369 Spur to west side of Texarkana
- I-410 Loop around San Antonio
- I-610 Loop around Houston
- I-635 Spur through DFW Metroplex
- I-820 Loop around Fort Worth
Major construction projects in Texas
See TxDot for a list of LONG TERM road closures & changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze map.
If you are aware or made aware of any long term closures (construction, work closures and emergency closures), please fill out this form. Your submission will be reviewed by US Champs and submitted to the Waze team upon approval.
I-35 (Austin to DFW)
SH-360 Toll Arlington/Grand Prairie/Mansfield
The new SH-360 tollway is in progress between I-20 and US-287. It will include 3-4 mainlanes in each direction along with direct connectors to US-287 in Mansfield.
SH-360 / I-30 Interchange Arlington
One of the last relics of the old Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, the I-30 / SH-360 interchange, is getting a makeover. It will be upgraded to a four level stack interchange with continuous frontage roads on SH-360 and a reconfiguration of Six Flags Dr.
I-35W Fort Worth (North Tarrant Express)
I-35W is being reconstructed from downtown Fort Worth to US-287. The new configuration will include tolled express lanes along with upgraded interchanges at SH-121, I-820 and US-287.
I-35E Dallas to Denton (35 Express)
Thirty miles of I-35E is being rebuilt from I-635 in Dallas to US-380 in Denton. It will include two tolled reversible express lanes, new interchanges at FM 407 and Belt Line Rd and new bridges across Lake Lewisville.
SH-183 / SH-114 / Loop 12 (Midtown Express)
The express lanes on SH-183 (Bedford) and SH-114 (Grapevine) will be extended eastward through Irving and past the SH-183/SH-114 merge into Dallas. Express lanes will also be extended on Loop 12 from I-35E to SH-183 in Irving.
SH-121 / SH-114 / SH-360 / I-635 Grapevine (DFW Connector)
Primary DFW Connector construction is complete, but more improvements to the connector are still in progress including the SH-121 / SH-360 interchange upgrade.
Functional Classification of Roads
The South Central Region participates in functional classification across all states. We promote a hybrid FC to ensure for the best routing possible for all Wazers. The hybrid FC basically means a state highway would never be typed less than Minor Highway (mH).
FC Maps for Texas
Use the appropriate link below to access the Functional Classification map for the state you are working in. Once you have reviewed the map, then refer to the FC cross reference chart below to determine what road type and lock level should be assigned to the roads in the area. For roads that need to be locked at a higher level than you are able, change the street to the correct type, then request a lock from a higher-level editor.
FC cross reference
Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given paved public road based on the functional class.
To use this chart, first determine the functional class of a road, and whether it is a signed, numbered highway in a particular highway system.
Where the column for the road's highway system and the row for the road's functional class meet, you will find the proper road type for that particular road.
A number of examples are given below the chart.
|US Hwy (incl. some special routes)||US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP||State Hwy (incl. some special routes)||State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP, Frontage Rd||FM / County Route||Locally-maintained|
|example||I-10 E||I-94 BUS||US-190||US-460 BUS||SH-23||SH-400 LOOP||FM 40 / CR-15||Robertson St|
|Other Principal Arterial[e]||n/a|
^a When a state highway "SPUR" route is used to connect a state highway with another state highway, a US highway, or an Interstate (i.e., when it is used as a connector/CONN route), use the first state highway column.
^b Also known as Principal Arterial - Interstate.
^c Also known as Principal Arterial - Freeway.
^d Also known as Principal Arterial - Expressway.
^e Also known as Principal Arterial.
^f Also known as Other Arterial.
- An Interstate Business Loop classified as a Minor Arterial is a .
- A US Highway classified as a Minor Arterial is a .
- A US Highway Spur route classified as a Minor Arterial is a .
- A State Highway classified as an Other Freeway is a .
- A State Highway classified as a Collector is a .
- A County Route classified as a Minor Arterial is a .
- A County Route classified as a Collector is a
- A locally-maintained road classified as an Other Principal Arterial is a .
- A locally-maintained road classified as a Collector is a .
FC issues on State Maps
If you find any issues where FC changes unexpectedly such as in the image (the small section of green in between 2 red sections), please let the Regional Coordinator (RC) know exactly where this is located, so the appropriate DOT can be notified.
- Texas GIS/CAD Websites
- TxDot Maps
- Road Conditions throughout the state.
- List of State Routes in Texas
Active Editors in Texas
|karlcr9911 (6) [PM]||Regional Coordinator - South Central Region, Global Champ||Based in East TX||2013-08-23|
|sketch (6) [PM]||Global Champ, Country Manager||Based in New Orleans||2009-08-08|
|bart99gt (5) [PM]||Country Manager, SM - Mississippi||Based in Mississippi||2013-04-15|
|Username||State Managed||Comments||Editing Since|
|turnertr (5) [PM]||Texas/Oklahoma||Based in Oklahoma||2014-02-05|
|tcalvert317 (5) [PM]||Texas/Oklahoma||2013-01-29|
|jm6087 (5) [PM]||Texas/Oklahoma||2015-06-17|
|johnseab (5) [PM]||Texas/Oklahoma||Based in DFW||2014-09-15|
|dfw_gis (4) [PM]||Texas||Based in DFW||2015-10-01|
|eagles1181 (4) [PM]||Texas||Based in Houston||2016-05-13|
|Username||Areas Managed||Comments||Editing Since|
|Jakflash (6) [PM]||AM Lampasas/Central Texas||2014-03-17|
|jstrangfeld (5) [PM]||All of Texas||2013-08-27|
|michelle-s (5) [PM]||SM Oklahoma, Edits in Texas||2016-01-18|
|randcon (5) [PM]||AM Houston area||2013-11-26|
|jimbobaggins1966 (4) [PM]||AM Houston south to Gulf Coast and Austin||Based in Houston area||2015-09-10|
|kjg53 (4) [PM]||AM Houston MSA/Austin/Nacogdoches||Based in Houston area||2014-10-23|
|rmeatc_2 (4) [PM]||AM San Antonio Hill Country||Based near San Antonio||2015-01-27|
|awhardin (3) [PM]||AM Collin Co/Grayson Co/Floyd Co/Motley Co/Laredo||2012-07-20|
|dspille (3) [PM]||AM Central Texas||2016-03-12|
|jangliss (3) [PM]||AM DFW/Odessa||Based in DFW||2011-01-27|
|juliansean (3) [PM]||AM Crosby, McAllen, Edit in the Houston area||Based in Houston||2016-07-03|
|rheannon42 (3) [PM]||AM Brazosport, Edit in the Houston area||Based in Houston||2015-12-22|
|watchout4others (3) [PM]||AM DFW/mid-Gulf Coast Area||Based in DFW||2016-02-25|
If you are an active editor in Texas or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Texas, please ask to be added.