Oklahoma State Highway 83

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State Highway 83 marker

State Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 11.36 mi[1] (18.28 km)
Major junctions
West end: US-59 north of Howe
East end: Hwy. 96 at the Arkansas state line
Highway system
US-83 SH-84

Oklahoma State Highway 83 (abbreviated SH-83) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The route, which lies entirely within Le Flore County, connects US-59 between Howe and Poteau to the Arkansas state line. Along the way, SH-83 serves the town of Monroe. Its total length is 11.36 miles (18.28 km). The highway has no lettered spur routes.

Route description[edit]

SH-83 begins at US-59 north of Howe. The route heads due east of this point, continuing until it reaches an abandoned rail line, where it curves north. SH-83 follows the rail line as the highway turns back east, paralleling Sugar Loaf Creek. The highway enters Monroe, where it forms the north edge of the town. After leaving Monroe, SH-83 turns northeast, away from the railroad. As it angles to the northeast, the route crosses Cowskin Creek, a tributary of Sugar Loaf Creek, before crossing Sugar Loaf Creek itself. SH-83 then returns to a due east course. The road passes south of Sugar Loaf Mountain, elevation 2,564 feet (782 m).[2] The route then turns northeast just before crossing the state line into Sebastian County, Arkansas, where SH-83 ends. The roadbed continues as Arkansas Highway 96.

History[edit]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Le Flore   0.00 0.00 US-59 Western terminus
Oklahoma–Arkansas state line 11.36 18.28 Hwy. 96 continues east into Arkansas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Le Flore County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2010–2011 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/leflore.pdf. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  2. ^ DeLorme (2006). Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. p. 57, section B10.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing