|NOTICE (4/15/2017): This page is now part of the the South Central Region harmonized Wazeopedia page. This page is limited to Texas-specific information referenced from the SCR main page. Please reference that page first.|
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.
- 1 Counties and Municipalities
- 2 Roads in Texas
- 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/RM 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 in Texas
- 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-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 I-635 / SH-121 / SH-26 / FM 2499 interchange upgrades.
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.
|Interstate|| Interstate BUS/LOOP
|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/RM, 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]||Assistant Regional Coordinator - South Central Region, Global Champ||Based in New Orleans||2009-08-08|
|jm6087 (5) [PM]||Country Manager, SM - Texas||Based in Texas||2015-06-17|
|dspille (5) [PM]||Country Manager, SM - Texas||Based in Texas||2016-03-12|
|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|
|dfw_gis (5) [PM]||Texas||Based in DFW||2015-10-01|
|juliansean (5) [PM]||Texas||Based in Houston||2016-07-03|
|jangliss (5) [PM]||Texas||Based in DFW||2011-01-27|
|Username||Areas Managed||Comments||Editing Since|
|michelle-s (5) [PM]||SM Oklahoma, Edits in Texas||2016-01-18|
|jimbobaggins1966 (5) [PM]||AM Houston south to Gulf Coast and Austin||Based in Houston area||2015-09-10|
|kjg53 (5) [PM]||AM Houston MSA/Austin/Nacogdoches||Based in Houston area||2014-10-23|
|jalondon628 (4) [PM]||AM Wichita Falls, Edit in the DFW area||Based in DFW||2017-03-07|
|CrazyKillerDude (2) [PM]||AM Kilgore||Based in Kilgore||2018-04-17|
|watchout4others (3) [PM]||AM DFW/mid-Gulf Coast Area||Based in DFW||2016-02-25|
|johnseab (5) [PM]||AM DFW||Based in DFW||2014-09-15|
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.