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Tyler Transportation Infrastructure

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. A regional bus system and modern jetport provide additional transportation options within and outside of the city.

Welcome to East Texas ... sign at the I-20 Welcome Center in Waskom, Texas


Highway Infrastructure in and Around Tyler Texas

  • U.S. Highway 69 (Broadway Avenue) is the major north-south route through the city, from Lindale south through Tyler down to Bullard and Jacksonville. It is known as North Broadway north of the downtown square, and South Broadway heading south from the square towards Jacksonville.
  • Loop 323 functions as a 19.7 mile, ground-level 4-6 lane inner-loop, while the new Toll Loop 49 will provide a large outer-loop at its completion.
  • Texas Highway 31 is a major east-west corridor, connecting with Kilgore to the east and Athens to the west.
  • Texas Highway 64 provides a more northwest-southeast alignment, connecting with Arp and Henderson to the east and Canton to the west.
  • Highway 110 to the southeast is also known as "Troup Highway" and Highway 155 to the southwest as the "Frankston Highway".
  • U.S. Highway 271 begins in north Tyler and connects with Gladewater and Gilmer to the northeast. Highway 271 also provides the shortest access to I-20 when heading east to Longview and Shreveport.
  • Farm-to-Market (FM) 2493 travels to Gresham, Flint and Bullard and is often listed as "Old Jacksonville Highway".
  • Highway 14 runs north from Tyler, past John Soules Food, crosses I-20 and provides access to Tyler State Park.
  • Grande Boulevard is a significant east-west route, running from Troup Highway westward, intersecting with Paluxy Drive, South Broadway Avenue and Old Jacksonville Highway, and ending as Texas Highway 57 at Texas Highway 155.
  • Paluxy Drive (FM 756) begins near the Green Acres Shopping Center and moves south past Loop 323, Grande Boulevard, and Toll 49. It then crosses FM 346 and continues south outside of Tyler, ending at FM 344 in Walnut Grove.
  • Spur 248 (University Boulevard) extends from SSE Loop 323 to the east, and provides access to the University of Texas - Tyler.
  • Spur 364 runs from SW Loop 323 and extends to Texas Highway 31 West, and provides access to Lindsey Park.
  • FM 346 runs eastward from Flint, passes U.S.Highway 69, Highway 110 in Whitehouse and continues past Lake Tyler.
  • Toll Loop 49 is available for those heading westbound to Dallas and beyond from Tyler. Toll 49 currently begins near Whitehouse and continues westward, crosses I-20, and ends at U.S. 69 between Lindale and Mineola.

Tyler Texas Area Highway Map from TxDOT (click the map for a larger image at the TxDOT Website)
Map of the Tyler Texas highway system from TxDOT

The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69)
The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69) in Tyler, Texas


More about Toll Loop 49

Texas Loop 49, being built in stages, connects with I-20 near Lindale, providing an additional route from Tyler to this major Interstate route. It also alleviates traffic volumes on other Tyler traffic arteries such as Loop 323 and U.S. 69.

Initial segments were built to the south and west of Tyler, as two-lane limited-access roadways, but right-of-ways are designed for an eventual four-lane highway.

Today, in 2023, six segments of the loop are completed, including the Lindale Relief Route ending at U.S. 69 between Lindale and Mineola. It now totals 32 miles in length. Eventually, Toll Loop 49 will also connect to I-20 east of Tyler, at some point still under study.

About Texas Toll Loop 49

Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493
Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493 (Staff Photo)
Loop 49 Overpass in Tyler Texas
Loop 49 Overpass (Staff Photo)

Interactive Tyler Map with Live Traffic

Tyler Transit

The Tyler Transit municipal bus system provides regular service throughout the city. Visit the Tyler Transit website for routes, hours, maps, ticket/passes, and other pertinent transit information, or phone 903.533.8057.

Several routes are available, including the North Tyler Route, South Tyler Route, Broadway Express, Front & Erwin Route, Campus Connector and Medical District Route.

Tyler Transit is housed in the renovated Cotton Belt Railroad Depot downtown at 210 East Oakwood Street.

Tyler Transit System headquarters in the Tyler Cotton Belt Train Station and Museum
Tyler Transit Bus Tyler Transit Bus Tyler Transit Bus


Intercity Bus Transportation

GoBus provides transportation between 14 counties in East Texas. Phone 800.590.3371
Go Bus Transit in Tyler and East Texas
Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus transportation from its bus stop at the corner of North Spring Avenue and 210 East Oakwood Street in downtown Tyler. Call the main Greyhound office at 800.231.2222.
Greyhound Bus Lines in Tyler and nationwide


Taxi, Bus and Custom Shuttle Services in Tyler

Several transportation companies offer taxi service in Tyler, including Tyler Cab. Ride-sharing services are also available, including Uber and Lyft.

Also in Tyler, Rose City Chauffeur offers a range of luxury car services, including airport transfers, business travel, hourly/as directed, weddings and special occasion travel options. Its fleet includes a sleek and stylish Mercedes-Benz premium sedan.

Echo Transportation, which is located at 2828 Teague Drive, provides a variety of transit services in Tyler and beyond, including shuttle services, public transportation and more. Phone 903.561.6095.
Echo Transportation bus and shuttler services in Tyler, Texas
Finding reliable group bus transportation in Tyler should never be a hassle, and with GOGO Charters, it won’t be. The company offers full-size bus rentals, mini-bus and shuttle services. Visit the GOGO Charters website or phone 855.826.6770 for more information and no-obligation quotes.
GOGO Charter buses in Tyler, Texas


Shuttle Bus and Taxi to Dallas Airports from Tyler

Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Love Field is available, both via scheduled shuttles and via chartered vans with custom pickup and dropoff.

A leading service is the one provided by the ETX Shuttle of Tyler located at 1101 SSE LOOP 323 - Phone 903.355.2322

ETX Shuttle of Tyler to Dallas, Love Field and the DFW Airport


Old Jacksonville Highway Corridor Widening

Construction was completed in 2021 by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint. Improvements include widening the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million.

Another project, still in the planning stage, will involve the widening of six miles of FM 2493 from Flint to past Bullard at its intersection with U.S. 69.

A third project involves the building of additional lanes on Old Jacksonville from Loop 323 south to Gresham. This will create a six-lane road on this segment, with a center turn lane. Funding in the amount of $52.3 million was approved in late 2017.

Shown below is a recent scene along Old Jacksonville Highway.

Scene along Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) in Tyler, Texas


Cumberland Road Extension

The new section of Cumberland Road between South Broadway Avenue and Old Jacksonville Highway opened on August 12, 2016. This stretch of road provides an additional 4-lane east-west corridor in Tyler. Along the road are the new Tyler Police Department substation, Faulkner Park, Jack Elementary School, a new Tyler firestation and the Legacy Bend development.

The roadway also includes a hike-and-bike trail that varies between 5 and 10 feet in width, depending on the section. Shown below is a recent scene along the West Cumberland Road extension.

Scene along the new West Cumberland Road extension in Tyler, Texas


Getting Around Tyler by Bike

The Tyler area offers a number of recreational trails and parks for biking, located in the center of the city and in outlying areas. The elevation in Smith County ranges from 300 to 600 feet, providing biking challenges even for the most experienced riders. Even in the City of Tyler, bicyclists will find hills and elevation changes which provide exciting biking rides, as well as flat trails for more relaxing times.

Access to the trails such as the Rudman-South Tyler Trails and Legacy Trails, and parking, is available at numerous locations.

City of Tyler Bicycle Information, Maps & the Bike Stripes Project - The project identifies 11 bicycle lane routes and a centralized hub near the downtown area. The work includes painting bicycle lanes and placing designated signage along the existing roadways. An overview of all the routes is available with plans for the new "spokes."

About Tyler Bicycle Trails, Routes, & Bike Shops

Bicycle ride in the Tyler Texas countryside
Image courtesy of the Tyler Bicycle Club

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 at Pounds Regional Airport in Tyler Texas

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is a state-of-the-art regional airport completely rebuilt in 2002. The airport is located only 10 minutes west of downtown Tyler on Texas Highway 64, at 700 Skyway Boulevard, Zip Code 75704, phone 903.531.2343. The IATA airport code is TYR.

Those traveling on Toll Loop 49 can take the nearby Highway 64 exit to the airport.

Flights are offered in Tyler by American Eagle Airlines with connections to the DFW Airport.

Rental cars are available on site from Hertz, Avis, and National; on-site short-term and long-term parking is also available. Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport is available, both via scheduled shuttles or via chartered vans, taxis and buses.

About Pounds Regional Airport

Important Tyler area transportation links:

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA)

TxTag website

TxDOT Tyler District

TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions

Tyler Transit

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Traffic Engineering

Tyler Street Department

Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Tyler 2021 Master Street Plan