U.S. Route 82 in Texas

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US Highway 82 marker

US Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 504.135 mi[1] (811.327 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 82 at the New Mexico state line
  US 380 in Plains
US 62 / US 385 in Brownfield
I-27 / US 84 / US 87 in Lubbock
US 83 in Guthrie
US 183 / US 277 / US 283 in Seymour
US 281 / US 287 in Wichita Falls
US 81 in Ringgold
I-35 / US 77 in Gainesville
US 377 in Whitesboro
US 75 in Sherman
US 69 in Bells
US 271 in Paris
US 259 in De Kalb
I-30 near New Boston
I-369 / US 59 / US 67 / US 71 in Texarkana
East end: US 82 in Texarkana
Highway system
SH 81 SH 82

In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Route 82 is a U.S. Highway that begins on the New Mexico border and heads east through West Texas and Lubbock to the Arkansas border at Texarkana.

Route description[edit]

New Mexico–Texas state line to Wichita Falls[edit]

US 82 crosses into Texas from New Mexico at Texas Farm to Market Road 769, turning northeastward toward Plains, where it merges with US 380. US 82 is co-signed with US 380 from Plains to Brownfield, where it joins US 62, and US 380 leaves the route. US 82/62 continues northeastward toward Lubbock.

In Lubbock, US 82 and US 62 split, where US 82 is being upgraded to a full access freeway, to be named the Marsha Sharp Freeway, in honor of retired Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp. On the east side of the city, it once again merges with US 62 (along with State Highway 114) where it continues eastward through Ralls, where US 62 makes a sharp turn to the north and leaves the route. US 82 continues eastward across the level plains of the Llano Estacado to Crosbyton and then dips downward as it crosses the White River of Blanco Canyon, where the Texas Department of Transportation maintains the Silver Falls Rest Area with facilities and hiking trails. After climbing out of Blanco Canyon, US 82 eventually exits the Llano Estacado and enters the rolling plains near Dickens.

US 82/SH 114 continues eastward as a co-signed route until Seymour, where it merges with U.S. Highways 183, 277 and 283, with US 183 and 283 leaving the route at Mabelle. US 82/277 continues eastward to Wichita Falls, merging with US 287 just south of downtown.

Wichita Falls to Texarkana and Texas–Arkansas state line[edit]

US 82 leaves US 287 at Henrietta and continues east towards the small towns of Nocona, Texas (beginning as a four-lane divided highway), St. Jo, Texas and Muenster, Texas and crossing Interstate 35 in Gainesville at a partial cloverleaf interchange. The highway continues east towards Whitesboro, Texas and Sherman, Texas where it crosses US Highway 75 at a three-level diamond interchange (the portion through Sherman is called the Buck Owens Freeway in honor of the country music star, who was born in Sherman). Prior to the 1990s, the two highways ran concurrently on the route of Texas State Highway 56 before being rerouted northeast of Sherman on its present-day route. The highway continues east to Bells, Texas where US 82 cross US Route 69.

In Bonham, Texas, US 82 crosses Texas SH 121 while the route runs parallel with SH 56 until Honey Grove, Texas where SH 56 ends. US 82 enters Paris, Texas at a diamond interchange where it runs concurrent with Texas Loop 286 on the north side of the city as a Business Route runs through the center of the city before rejoining on the east side of Paris. At a diamond interchange on the north side of Paris, US 82/TX Loop 286 meets with US 271 where both highways run concurrent on the northeast side of town before US 82 branches off at another diamond interchange on the east side of Paris. After passing around Clarksville, Texas and other smaller towns the highway is crossed by Interstate 30 east of New Boston, Texas at a partial cloverleaf and continues to run parallel to IH 30 into Arkansas through downtown Texarkana.[2]

Future[edit]

The Marsha Sharp Freeway, named for former Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp, is currently being built along US 82 in Lubbock, Texas. In 1998, funding was first received. The five-phase project is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Phase 2 of the project was scheduled to be completed in December 2008 at a cost of $140 million. It involved construction of the freeway from Salem Avenue to Avenue L and erecting interchanges at 19th Street, Quaker Avenue, Fourth Street, and Avenue Q in Lubbock. Currently construction on the freeway has started from Millwaukee ave to Upland ave and on the intersection of spur 327 and U.S. 62/82. [3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Yoakum   US 82 west – Lovington New Mexico state line
  FM 769 to SH 83 – Bronco
  FM 1622 south
Plains US 380 west – Roswell West end of US 380 overlap
SH 214 – Morton, Denver City
  FM 435 south
  FM 1780 – Whiteface, Seagraves
Terry   FM 402
Gomez FM 303
Brownfield SH 137
US 62 west / US 385 south (1st Street) – Seminole west end of US 62 / US 385 overlap
US 380 east (East Tahoka Highway) – Terry County Airport East end of US 380 overlap
US 385 north – Levelland East end of US 385 overlap
FM 2066 north
  FM 1698 east
Meadow FM 211 – New Home
Hockley Ropesville FM 41 / FM 168 – Smyer, Slaton
Lubbock   FM 1585 east West end of FM 1585 overlap
  FM 1585 west east end of FM 1585 overlap
Wolfforth Loop 193 east
FM 179 – Wolfforth interchange
Loop 193 / 82nd Street – Wolfforth interchange
Lubbock Spur 327 Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Loop 289 interchange; west end of freeway
34th Street / Slide Road
Quaker Avenue
US 62 east / SH 114 (19th Street) East end of US 62 overlap; no direct eastbound exit to SH 114 west (signed at Quaker Avenue); no direct westbound exit (signed at Texas Tech Parkway)
Texas Tech Parkway
FM 2255 west (4th Street) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
University Avenue
US 84 (Avenue Q)
Avenue L / Texas Avenue / Buddy Holly Avenue no direct westbound exit (signed at I-27)
I-27 / US 87 – Amarillo, Tahoka interchange; east end of freeway; I-27 exit 4
US 62 west / SH 114 west (19th Street) interchange; no westbound entrance; west end of US 62 / SH 114 overlap
Loop 289 interchange
  FM 2641 west – Airport
  FM 1729 south – Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyon west end of FM 1729 overlap
  FM 1729 north – New Deal east end of FM 1729 overlap
  FM 400 – Plainview, Slaton, Ransom Canyon
  FM 789 south west end of FM 789 overlap
  FM 789 north – Petersburg east end of FM 789 overlap
Crosby Lorenzo FM 378 north (Harrison Avenue) – Downtown Lorenzo west end of FM 378 overlap
FM 378 south east end of FM 378 overlap
  FM 2236 north
  FM 2576 south
  US 62 east – Floydada east end of US 62 overlap
Ralls SH 207 (Avenue E) to US 62 east – Floydada, Post
  FM 1831 south
Crosbyton FM 651 (Ayrshire Avenue) – White River Lake, Post
  FM 2591 north
  FM 28 north – Dougherty
  FM 836 – Spur
Dickens   FM 264 north – McAdoo
  Loop 120 no left turn westbound
Dickens SH 70 – Matador, Spur
Loop 120 (Montgomery Street)
  FM 265 north – East Afton
  FM 2941 north
King   US 83 – Guthrie, Aspermont Interchange
  SH 222 east – Knox City
Knox Benjamin SH 6 (Hinton Street) – Crowell, Knox City
  FM 267 north – Gilliland west end of FM 267 overlap
  FM 267 south – Rhineland, Munday east end of FM 267 overlap
  FM 266 south – Goree
Baylor Red Springs FM 2069 north
  FM 1789 north
Seymour
Bus. US 183 south / Bus. US 277 south / Bus. US 283 south / SH 114 east (Main Street) / FM 422 east – Fort Worth, Throckmorton, Abilene, Archer City
East end of SH 114 overlap; west end of US 183 Bus. / US 277 Bus. / US 283 Bus. overlap
RM Spur 1919
  RM 1919 north – Lake Kemp, Crowell
  US 183 south / US 277 south / US 283 south interchange; east end of US 183 Bus. / US 277 Bus. / US 283 Bus. overlap; west end of US 183 / US 277 / US 283 overlap
See US 277
Wichita Wichita Falls US 277 north / US 281 north / US 287 north to I-44 – Lawton, Amarillo East end of US 277 overlap; west end of US 281 / US 287 overlap
See US 287
Clay   US 287 south – Bowie, Fort Worth Interchange; east end of US 287 overlap
Henrietta SH 148 north – Petrolia West end of SH 148 overlap
SH 148 south – Jacksboro East end of SH 148 overlap
FM 1197 north (Bridge Street)
Spur 510 south – Fort Worth
  FM 1134 south
  FM 2332 west
Montague Ringgold Loop 19 north
US 81 – Waurika, Bowie Interchange
  FM 1816 – Belcherville, Bowie
Nocona SH 175 south – Montague
FM 103 north (Clay Street) – Prairie Valley, Spanish Fort
  FM 1815 north – Bonita
  SH 59 south – Bowie
Saint Jo FM 677 – Illinois Bend, Forestburg
FM 2382 north – Bulcher
Cooke Muenster FM 373 (Main Street) to FM 1630 – Bulcher
  FM 2739 north – Marysville
  FM 1198 south – Myra
Lindsay FM 1199 north west end of FM 1199 overlap
FM 1199 south (Ash Street) to FM 1630 – Lindsay east end of FM 1199 overlap
FM 3108 south – Lindsay
Gainesville FM 1201 north – Moss Lake, Sivells Bend
I-35 (US 77) – Oklahoma City, Denton I-35 exit 498
Dixon Street Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
FM 372 (Grand Avenue) Interchange
FM 3092 south
FM 371 north
  FM 678 – Woodbine, Callisburg Interchange
Grayson   622 SH 56 (Main Street) Interchange
Whitesboro 624
US 377 to Bus. US 377 (Union Street) – Madill
Interchange
Sadler 628 FM 901 – Sadler Interchange
Sherman 636 SH 289 – Pottsboro, Dallas, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, North Texas Regional Airport Interchange
640 FM 1417 – Pottsboro, North Texas Regional Airport interchange; west end of freeway
641 FM 131 (Travis Street) no direct westbound exit (signed at exit 642A)
642A US 75 – Denison, Dallas Signed as exit 642 eastbound; US 75 exit 63
642B Loy Lake Road no direct eastbound exit (signed at exit 642)
643 SH 91 (Texoma Parkway)
Frontage Road interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; east end of freeway
645 FM 1417 interchange
Bells 653 US 69 – Denison, Bells Interchange
654 FM 1897 – Bells, Ambrose Interchange
Fannin Savoy 658 FM 1752 – Savoy Interchange
  FM 898 – Ravenna, Ector
  FM 87 south – Choice Moore Unit, Buster Cole Unit
Bonham 670 SH 121 interchange
671 SH 78 – Durant, Bonham interchange
  FM 897 – Lannius, Dodd City
Spring Hill FM 1743 – Windom
Honey Grove FM 1396 – Allens Chapel
686 SH 34 / FM 100 – Honey Grove Interchange
SH 56 west – Honey Grove
Lamar   FM 38 north – Forest Hill, Tigertown
  FM 137 east – Petty, Roxton
  FM 38 – Maxey, Brookston, Roxton
Paris FM 1510 west – Maxey

Bus. US 82 east / Loop 286 south to SH 19 / SH 24 – Paris, Cooper
Interchange; west end of Loop 286 overlap
FM 79 Interchange
US 271 north (US 271 Bus. south) – Hugo Interchange; west end of US 271 overlap
Stillhouse Road Interchange
Spur 139 east
FM 195 Interchange
Pine Mill Road Interchange

US 271 south / Bus. US 82 west / Loop 286 south
Interchange; east end of US 271/Loop 286 overlap
Reno FM 1508 south – Airport
  FM 2121 south – Sylvan
Blossom FM 196 north (High Street) West end of FM 196 overlap
FM 194 east / FM 196 south – Pattonville East end of FM 196 overlap
  FM 1502 north – Post Oak
Red River Detroit FM 410 – Kiomatia, Rugby
FM 2573 east – Bagwell
Batesville FM 2573 west – Bagwell
Clarksville FM 2825 south

Bus. US 82 east / SH 37 south – Clarksville, New Boston, Bogata
West end of SH 37 overlap

SH 37 north / Bus. SH 37 south – Idabel, Clarksville
Interchange; east end of SH 37 overlap
  FM 1159
 
Bus. US 82 west – Clarksville
  FM 114 east – English
  FM 412 south – Boxelder
Annona FM 44 north West end of FM 44 overlap
FM 44 south – Boxelder East end of FM 44 overlap
  FM 1699 north – English
Avery FM 911 north West end of FM 911 overlap

Bus. US 82 east / FM 911 south
East end of FM 911 overlap

Bus. US 82 west
Bowie Oak Grove FM 1326 north – Springhill
De Kalb US 259 – Idabel, Daingerfield Interchange
FM 2735 north
FM 992 (Runnels Street)
FM 1840 east
Malta FM 2789 north
  SH 98 south / FM 3378 north
  I-30 – Texarkana, Dallas I-30 exit 199
New Boston FM 992 west – Daniels Chapel
SH 8 – Foreman, Linden Interchange
Whaley Spur 86 north to I-30
Hooks Spur 594 north – Red River Army Depot Main Gate
FM 560 north (Main Street) to I-30
FM 1398 east
Leary Spur 74 north (Lone Star Drive) to I-30
FM 1398 west (Barkman Creek Road)
FM 2253 north (Leary Road) to I-30
  FM 3419 north – Red Lick
  FM 2148 – Red Lick
Nash FM 989 (Kings Highway) to I-30
Texarkana I-369 / US 59 (Sowell Lane / North Bishop Road) to I-30 interchange
SH 93 (Summerhill Road) to I-30
Loop 14 north (Texas Boulevard)
US 67 south (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) West end of US 67 overlap
US 67 north / US 71 / US 82 east (Seventh Street / State Line Avenue) Arkansas state line; north end of US 67 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "U.S. Highway No. 82". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of US 82". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=9057210035096396317,33.089320,-103.062810%3B8980626385590654323,33.589030,-101.881249%3B2746237732316299018,33.659940,-101.284550%3B12660922287273459667,33.689294,-98.998079%3B8528934906615126807,33.813150,-98.005160%3B4936721241436833516,33.661458,-95.598691%3B16651740040287373293,33.683060,-95.543790%3B14899021823869182982,33.661639,-95.510305%3B14817617784561091949,33.460779,-94.390912%3B6200867972322077763,33.466883,-94.272475%3B5175639916054505956,33.452306,-94.180382%3B1181495825108737753,33.438757,-94.085655%3B8209064082996360802,33.431528,-94.051857%3B11771126202873122088,33.427250,-94.043109&saddr=US-82+%4033.089320,+-103.062810&daddr=Tech+Fwy%2FUS-82+E+%4033.589030,+-101.881249+to:TX-114+E%2FUS-82+E+%4033.659940,+-101.284550+to:US-277%2FUS-82+%4033.689294,+-98.998079+to:US-82+%4033.813150,+-98.005160+to:Unknown+road+%4033.661458,+-95.598691+to:TX-286-LOOP+NE%2FUS+271+S%2FUS-82+E+%4033.683060,+-95.543790+to:Unknown+road+%4033.661639,+-95.510305+to:US-82%2FUS-82+E+%4033.460779,+-94.390912+to:E+Ave+A%2FUS-82+%4033.466883,+-94.272475+to:W+New+Boston+Rd%2FUS-82+%4033.452306,+-94.180382+to:New+Boston+Rd%2FUS-82+%4033.438757,+-94.085655+to:Texas+Blvd%2FUS-82+%4033.431528,+-94.051857+to:N+State+Line+Ave%2FUS+71+%4033.427250,+-94.043109&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12&doflg=ptm&sll=33.49312,-98.55296&sspn=11.185697,15.79834&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=6. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ "Marsha Sharp freeway construction could complicate campus traffic until 2008". The Daily Toreador. April 13, 2007.