Texas State Highway 83

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State Highway 83 marker

State Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 56.07 mi[1] (90.24 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
North end: New Mexico 132.svg NM 132
  US 62.svgUS 385.svg US 62/US 385
South end: Texas 137.svg SH 137 at Welch
Highway system
US 83 US 84
SH 317 SH 318 SH 319
SH 327 SH 328 SH 329

State Highway 83 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs 56 miles (90 km) from the New Mexico border in Yoakum County east to Welch in northwest Dawson County. This route was designated in 1955, having replaced SH 328 "for the convenience of the traveling public", as it connected with New Mexico Highway 83 at the New Mexico state border. In 1988, the New Mexico connecting highway was renumbered New Mexico Highway 132.

Previous routes[edit]

The original SH 83 was designated in 1926 along a route from Lamesa east to an intersection with SH 18 in western Shackelford County. This replaced the previous designation of SH 18B. By 1933, SH 83 extended west to the New Mexico border. The route was transferred to U.S. Highway 180 in 1943.

Counties and junctions[edit]

County Junction Notes
Yoakum NM 132
Texas 214.svg SH 214Denver City
US 62.svgUS 385.svg US 62/US 385Seagraves
Dawson Texas 137.svg SH 137Welch


  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]