U.S. Route 83 in Texas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 83 in Texas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 83.

US Highway 83 marker

US Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 783.503 mi[1] (1,260.926 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: United States-Mexico border in Brownsville
  I‑69E / US 77 from Brownsville to Harlingen
I‑2 from Harlingen to Palmview
I‑69C / US 281 in Pharr
I‑35 in Laredo
I‑69W / US 59 in Laredo
I‑10 / US 377 in Junction
I‑20 / US 84 / US 277 in Abilene
I‑40 in Shamrock
North end: US-83 at OK state line near Perryton
Highway system
SH 82 SH 83

U.S. Highway 83 (US 83), dedicated as the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, is a U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Texas that begins at US 77 (Interstate 69E, I-69E) in Brownsville and follows the Rio Grande to Laredo, then heads north through Abilene to the Oklahoma border north of Perryton, the seat of Ochiltree County. It is the longest north–south highway in Texas, and the second longest overall (behind I-10).

In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, US 83 is a freeway that is at or close to interstate standards from Brownsville to Penitas. In May 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation applied to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for this 48-mile (77 km) section to be designated as I-2. After an initial disapproval of the application by the Special Committee on Route Numbering, the I-2 designation was conditionally approved by the AASHTO Board of Directors, pending concurrence by the Federal Highway Administration.[2] On May 29, 2013, the segment of US 83 was approved as an I-69 connector using the I-2 designation extending approximately 46 miles (74 km) from Harlingen to west of Mission.[3]

Route description[edit]

US 83's southern terminus is at a concurrency with I-69E/US 77 on the south side of Brownsville at the Brownsville – Veterans Port of Entry at the US/Mexico border. It remains co-signed with I-69E/US 77 until Harlingen, where I-69E/US 77 makes a sharp turn northward and US 83 maintains a westerly route to McAllen, Texas, concurrent with I-2 until Palmview. From there, the highway roughly parallels the Rio Grande until Laredo where it makes a northwesterly turn toward Carrizo Springs, the seat of Dimmit County. The speed limit on US 83 is briefly 75 mph through Dimmit County.

Merging with I-35 just south of downtown, US 83 remains co-signed with the interstate until an exit at Botines, Texas. From there, it continues northward, intersecting with I-10 just south of Junction. US 83 is co-signed with I-10 for approximately 8 miles (13 km), turning northward and leaving I-10 at the Kimble County Airport.

After continuing northward through several rural western Texas towns, US 83 then merges with US 84 east of Tuscola, where it makes a sharp turn back to the north. US 83/84 remains a co-signed route until Abilene, where US 84 turns to the northwest and US 83 remains northbound, merging with US 277 on the west side of the city. US 83/277 remains a co-signed route until approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Anson, where US 277 turns northeast, and US 83, northwest.

After merging with US 380 in Aspermont and briefly sharing a route, US 83 continues northward, merging with US 62 in Paducah. US 83/62 continues as a co-signed route until approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Wellington, where US 62 makes a sharp turn eastward, leaving US 83 to continue northward, where it crosses into Oklahoma approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Perryton.[4]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Cameron Brownsville SH 4 (International Boulevard) – UT Brownsville, Int'l Airport
12th-14th Streets Southbound exit and northbound entrance
6th Street, McDavitt Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
SH 48 (Boca Chica Boulevard) to US 281 – Port Isabel, Int'l Airport
Price Road

Bus. US 77 (Central Boulevard) / FM 802 (Ruben M. Torress, Sr. Boulevard)
Frontage Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Morrison Road No southbound entrance
Alton Gloor Boulevard
Stillman Road, Old Alice Road
Olmito Merryman Road, Sports Park Boulevard
FM 1732 (Anacua Street) / Naranjo Road
SH 550 / FM 511 – Port Isabel
Rancho Viejo Rancho Viejo Drive
Frontage Road
Roberta Road
SH 100 east / FM 1421 south – Port Isabel, San Pedro
  Frontage Road
San Benito
Bus. US 77 – San Benito, Harlingen
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
FM 732 (Scaief Road)
McCullough Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
SH 345 (Sam Houston Boulevard)
Ratliff Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Spur 486 (Oscar Williams Road)
FM 509 (Paso Real Road)
Harlingen Loop 499 north (Ed Carey Drive) / FM 801 south – Rangerville
New Hampshire Street Southbound exit only
FM 1479 (Rangerville Road) / Louisiana Street, F Street – Rangerville
M Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Lincoln Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
I‑69E north / US 77 north – Raymondville, Corpus Christi North end of I-69E/US 77 overlap; south end of I-2 overlap

Bus. US 83 / Spur 206 (Tyler Avenue)
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Dixieland Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Lewis Lane
Palm Valley FM 3125 (Stuart Place Road)
Altas Palmas Road
FM 800 (Bass Boulevard)
  White Ranch Road
La Feria FM 733 (Kansas City Road) – Santa Rosa
FM 506 (Main Street) – Santa Rosa Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Rabb Road
FM 2556 (Cantu Road)
Hidalgo Mercedes Mile 3 East Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
FM 1425 (Mile 2 East Road)
Mile 1 East Road
FM 491 (Texas Avenue) – Mercedes, La Villa
Vermont Avenue No southbound entrance
Mile 2 West Road
Weslaco FM 1015 (Bill Summers International Boulevard) – Progreso
Airport Drive – Mid Valley Airport Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Mile 4 West Road, Texas Boulevard
Westgate Drive
Donna Victoria Road
FM 493 (Salinas Boulevard)
Spur 433 (Main Street)
Hutto Road
Alamo FM 1423 (Val Verde Road)
Tower Road
FM 907 (Alamo Road)
San Juan Cesar Chavez Road
Nebraska Avenue
Pharr US 281 south (Cage Boulevard) – Hidalgo
I‑69C north / US 281 north – Edinburg
Polk Avenue, Sugar Road

Bus. US 83 / FM 2061 (Jackson Road) – McAllen
McAllen Jackson Avenue
McColl Road Northbound exit via the Jackson Avenue exit; southbound exit via the 2nd Street exit
2nd Street
Main Street, Bicentennial Boulevard/18th Street
SH 115 (23rd Street) – Hidalgo Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Ware Road
Mission Shary Road
FM 396 (Bryan Road)
SH 107 north (Conway Avenue) / FM 1016 south – Mission, Edinburg, Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Los Ebanos Road No northbound entrance

Bus. US 83 (Adams Street) – Mission
No southbound entrance
SH 364 (La Homa Road) / Bentsen Palm Road
FM 492 (Goodwin Road) / Abram Road
Showers Road
Penitas
Bus. US 83 south
I‑2
North end of I-2 overlap/freeway
FM 1427 east – Abram
La Joya FM 2521 (Leo Avenue)
  FM 2221 north – Citrus City
Sullivan City FM 886 south – Los Ebanos
Starr Alto Bonito FM 2360 – La Grulla Interchange
  FM 1430 west – Garciasville
La Puerta FM 1430 east – Garciasville
Rio Grande City FM 755 north – Encino
FM 3167 north
Garceno FM 649 north
Roma Spur 200 west
FM 650 west
  FM 2098 north – Falcon Heights, Falcon Lake
  FM 2098 south – Falcon Heights, Falcon Lake
Zapata   FM 2687 east
Zapata SH 16 north / FM 496 south – Hebbronville, Falcon Lake
San Ygnacio FM 3169 north
Webb Laredo Espejo Molina Road Interchange
Loop 20 east (Mangana-Hein Road) – Laredo International Airport
Spur 260 east (Jamie Zapata Memorial Highway)
SH 359 east – Hebbronville Interchange; south end of SH 359 overlap
I‑35 / SH 359 / I‑35 Bus. North end of SH 359 overlap; south end of I-35 overlap
Scott Street, Washington Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Park Street, Sanchez Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Saunders Street
San Bernardo Avenue, Calton Road
I‑35 Bus. (San Bernardo Avenue) / Mann Road
Del Mar Boulevard, Old Santa Maria Road
FM 1472 (Mines Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
International Boulevard, Las Cruces Drive, Shiloh Drive
San Isidro Parkway Northbound exit only
I‑69W south / US 59 south / Loop 20 south – World Trade Bridge Current northern end of I-69W
US 59 north / Loop 20 east – Freer, Corpus Christi, Houston No southbound exit
Killam Industrial Boulevard Southbound exit only
Port Laredo Northbound exit only
Carriers Drive, Uniroyal Road
  I‑35 north – San Antonio North end of I-35 overlap
  SH 255 (Camino Colombia Toll Road) – Monterrey
  SH 44 east – Encinal
Dimmit Catarina FM 133 east – Artesia Wells
FM 2688 west
  FM 2522 north – Brundage
  FM 1557 north
Asherton FM 190 – Brundage
  FM 190 east
  FM 1557
Carrizo Springs FM 1556 north
FM 1917 south South end of FM 1917 overlap
FM 1917 north North end of FM 1917 overlap
Loop 225 north
US 277 north – Eagle Pass
SH 85 east / Loop 225 south (Nopal Street) – Dilley
FM 790 south (9th Street)
Loop 517 east – Eagle Pass
FM 1407 south South end of FM 1407 overlap
  FM 1407 north North end of FM 1407 overlap
  FM 1433 north
  FM 1407 south
Zavala   FM 191 west – Eagle Pass
Crystal City Loop 155 north (Lake Street)
Loop 155 south / FM 65 south – Brundage
FM 1433 south (7th Avenue)
FM 393 west (Bushy Creek Street)
FM 3292
  FM 1025 north – Batesville
La Pryor US 57 – Eagle Pass, Moore
FM 1986
  FM 1936
Uvalde Uvalde FM 1435 north (Evans Street)
FM 117 south – Batesville
US 90 – Bracketville, Sabinal
FM 862 east (Studer Street)
FM 1052 west (Oppenheimer Street)
Spur 144 north (Getty Street)
FM 2369 (Hacienda Road)
SH 55 north – Camp Wood, Rocksprings
  RM 2690 north
  FM 1051 north
Concan SH 127 south – Sabinal
  PR 29 south – Garner State Park
  RM 1050 east – Utopia
Real   FM 1120 north – Rio Frio
Leakey FM 1120 south – Rio Frio
RM 337 – Camp Wood, Vanderpool
  RM 336 north
  SH 39 east – Hunt, Ingram
  SH 41 – Rocksprings, Mountain Home
Kimble   I‑10 east – Kerrville South end of I-10 overlap
  Loop 481 west – Junction Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Junction FM 2169 (Martinez Street)
I‑10 west / US 377 south – Sonora, Rocksprings North end of I-10 overlap; south end of US 377 overlap
  US 377 north – Mason North end of US 377 overlap
Menard   RM 1773 east
  SH 29 east – Mason Interchange
Menard RM 2291 south
FM 2092 (Tipton Street)
US 190 west – Eldorado South end of US 190 overlap
  US 190 east – Brady North end of US 190 overlap
  FM 3463 west
Concho Eden US 87 – San Angelo, Brady
FM 2402 north
  FM 765 – San Angelo, Millersview
Paint Rock FM 380 west – San Angelo
  FM 1929 (Ray Stoker, Jr. Highway)
Runnels   FM 2133 west – Rowena
  FM 2406 east
Ballinger US 67 south – San Angelo South end of US 67 overlap
SH 158 west – Robert Lee
US 67 north – Brownwood Interchange; north end of US 67 overlap
FM 382 north
  FM 2887 south
Winters SH 153 – Sweetwater, Coleman
Loop 438 east (Wood Street) South end of Loop 438 overlap
Loop 438 west (Dale Street)
FM 1770 east – Novice
  FM 2405 north
Taylor Bradshaw FM 1086 west
  FM 604 east – Lawn
Ovalo FM 382 south / FM 614 east – Lawn
Tuscola FM 613
  US 84 east – Coleman South end of US 84 overlap
  FM 204 east
Abilene FM 707 (Beltway South) – Tye South end of freeway
Antilley Road

Bus. US 83 north / Loop 322 east (Jake Roberts Freeway) – Abilene, Abilene Regional Airport
FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road) – Buffalo Gap
Frontage Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Southwest Drive
US 277 south / South 14th Street – San Angelo South end of US 277 overlap
South 7th Street
I‑20 Bus. / US 84 west (South 1st Street) – Sweetwater North end of US 84 overlap
North 1st Street
North 10th Street
Ambler Avenue No southbound exit
I‑20 – El Paso, Fort Worth
Frontage Road Southbound exit only
RM 2404 (Old Anson Road) – Impact
Frontage Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance

Bus. US 83 south (Pine Street) – Abilene
North end of freeway; no southbound entrance
Jones   FM 3034 east (Beltway North)
Hawley FM 605 South end of freeway
FM 1082 (Avenue E) – Hawley North end of freeway
  FM 3326 south – Hawley
  FM 2746 west
Anson FM 707 south – Tye
US 180 – Roby, Albany
  US 277 north – Stamford North end of US 277 overlap
  FM 1661 north – Sagerton
  FM 1636 east
Hamlin FM 57 south – Sweetwater
SH 92 – Rotan, Stamford
  FM 540 west – Rotan
Stonewall Aspermont FM 610 south – Rotan
US 380 east – Rule South end of US 380 overlap
FM 1263 north
  US 380 west – Jayton North end of US 380 overlap
  FM 1263 south
King   US 82 / SH 114 – Dickens, Benjamin
Guthrie Spur 729 west (Main Street)
  FM 193 west – Dumont
  FM 1168 north
Cottle   FM 452 west
  FM 2278 south
Paducah FM 1038 east – Hackberry
US 62 west / US 70 – Matador, Crowell South end of US 62 overlap
FM 1037 (Backus Street)
FM 2876 east
  FM 2998 north
  FM 3256 west
  FM 2998 south
  FM 1440 west – Turkey
Childress   FM 2103 west
  FM 94 south – Tell, Turkey
  FM 2042 – Tell
Childress FM 164 (Avenue B SW)
US 287 – Amarillo, Wichita Falls
  FM 3181 east
  FM 2645
  US 62 east – Hollis North end of US 62 overlap
  SH 256 west – Memphis
  FM 1034 east
Collingsworth Wellington FM 338 – Dodson
SH 203 east / FM 3197 west – Mangum South end of SH 203 overlap
  SH 203 west – Hedley North end of SH 203 overlap
  FM 1981 west
  FM 3446 east
  FM 1439 east
  FM 1036 west
Wheeler Shamrock FM 2033 east (Railroad Avenue)
I‑40 Bus. (12th Street) – McLean Former Route 66
I‑40 – Amarillo, Oklahoma City
  FM 592
  FM 1906 east
Wheeler SH 152 – Pampa, Sayre
  FM 1046 – Mobeetie, Briscoe
Hemphill   FM 1268 west
  FM 277 east
  FM 3044 east
  US 60 west / SH 33 east – Miami Interchange; south end of US 60 overlap
Canadian RM 2338 east (Kingman Avenue)
  FM 2266 east
  US 60 east – Higgins North end of US 60 overlap
Lipscomb   SH 23 north – Booker
Ochiltree   FM 281 west
  FM 2711 east
  SH 70 south – Pampa
Perryton Loop 143 (South 24th Avenue)
FM 377 east (SE 9th Avenue)
SH 15 – Spearman, Booker
  Loop 143 east
  FM 1267 west
Texas-Oklahoma state line US-83 Continuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gallery[edit]


Scenic section of the Texas Hill Country north of Leakey
An abandoned hotel and restaurant (built 1926) at Catarina on US 83 near Carrizo Springs
Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway designation in Perryton; click to read
U.S. Highway 83 in a major retail district of McAllen


References[edit]


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