Because Amarillo is growing, plans are presently underway to expand the 39.97 mile Loop 335 that encircles the city.
Loop 335 is a belt route around Amarillo which was first envisioned in 1953. Construction began in 1965 but was not completed until July 1999.
There is a long range plan to upgrade the entire Loop 335 to a freeway. The City of Amarillo received $65 million in funds from TxDOT in March 2017 to advance the Loop project bringing the total up to $150 million of the $870 million needed to fully upgrade the corridor.
The Loop upgrade project divides the Loop into Segments as shown in the image above. Presently, construction on Segment B is underway to expand Loop 335 beyond Soncy Rd to Helium Rd.