U.S. Route 82 in Texas

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US Highway 82 marker

US Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length504.135 mi[1] (811.327 km)
Existed1935–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
I-44 / 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 at the Arkansas state line
Highway system
SH 81SH 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 has been upgraded to a full access freeway, named the Marsha Sharp Freeway, in honor of retired Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp. On the east side of the city, US 82 travels as a surface street along Parkway Drive and 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 I-44 and US 287 just south of downtown at Mile marker 0.

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 (beginning as a four-lane divided highway), St. Jo and Muenster and crossing I-35 in Gainesville at a partial cloverleaf interchange (It has since been converted to a frontage road interchange in 2012.). The highway continues east towards Whitesboro and Sherman 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 SH 56 before being rerouted northeast of Sherman on its present-day route. The highway continues east to Bells where US 82 cross US Route 69.

In Bonham, Texas, US 82 crosses SH 121 while the route runs parallel with SH 56 until Honey Grove where SH 56 ends. US 82 enters Paris at a diamond interchange where it runs concurrent with 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 and other smaller towns the highway is crossed by Interstate 30 east of New Boston at a partial cloverleaf and continues to run parallel to IH 30 into Arkansas through downtown Texarkana.[2]

History[edit]

US 82 was first designated in Texas in 1939, traveling from Lubbock to Texarkana. The highway was extended from Lubbock to the New Mexico state line in 1963. Between 1974 and 1994, US 82 was re-routed from Whitesboro to Honey Grove; the old routing became SH 56.[3] The highway was re-routed from Allendale Road to US 281/US 287 through Wichita Falls in 1998 with a bypass built around Holliday in 2005. US 82 was re-routed around Clarkesville in 2006, creating a concurrency with SH 37. The highway was re-routed south of Guthrie in 2007, with part of the former route becoming Spur 729.[4]

Marsha Sharp Freeway[edit]

The Marsha Sharp Freeway, named for former Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp, was built along US 82 in Lubbock, with construction officially beginning in May 2003, with development going back to the 1980s.[5][6] In 1998, funding was first received. The five-phase project was 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. [7]

The section of freeway between West Loop 289 and Avenue L was widened from four lanes to six lanes between March 6, 2017 and March 5, 2018, officially marking the end of the freeway's construction.[8][9]

Future[edit]

TxDOT began upgrading U.S. 82 in Grayson and Fannin County in 2013. The four-lane divided highway upgrade between Sherman and Bonham was completed in 2015. TxDOT plans to continue this upgrade to the Fannin and Lamar County line by 2020. Long term planning calls for U.S. 82 to be a four-lane divided highway system the entire length between Wichita Falls and Texarkana as a potential alternate route through north Texas in order to bypass the overcrowded Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

It is being upgraded to a 4 lane divided highway west of Nocona, and a partial bypass is planned to run south of Gainesville.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
TexasNew Mexico line0.000.00 US 82 west – Lovington, ArtesiaContinuation into New Mexico
Yoakum0.10.16 FM 769 to SH 83 to US 380 – Bronco
11.618.7 FM 1622 south – Allred
Plains14.924.0 US 380 west – Tatum, RoswellWest end of US 380 overlap
15.925.6 SH 214 – Morton, Denver City
19.932.0 FM 435 south
27.944.9 FM 1780 – Whiteface, Seagraves
Terry36.558.7 FM 402 – Wellman
Gomez41.466.6 FM 303 – Wellman, Sundown
Brownfield46.574.8 SH 137 (14th Street)
47.476.3 US 62 west / US 385 south (1st Street) – SeminoleWest end of US 62/US 385 overlap
47.576.4 US 380 east (East Tahoka Highway) – Terry County AirportEast end of US 380 overlap
48.477.9 US 385 north – LevellandEast end of US 385 overlap
48.578.1 FM 2066 north
52.183.8 FM 1698 east
Meadow58.694.3 FM 211 – New Home, Needmore
HockleyRopesville65.3105.1 FM 41 / FM 168 – Smyer, Anton, Slaton
Lubbock72.3116.4 FM 1585 eastWest end of FM 1585 overlap
74.0119.1 FM 1585 westeast end of FM 1585 overlap
Wolfforth74.8120.4 Loop 193 eastInterchange; west end of freeway
75.4121.3 FM 179 – Wolfforth
76.9123.8 Loop 193 / 82nd Street – Wolfforth
Lubbock78.9127.0Upland Avenue
79.7128.3 Spur 327 eastEastbound exit and westbound entrance
79.9128.6Milwaukee Avenue
81.0130.4 Loop 289 (West Loop)
82.1132.134th Street / Slide Road
83.6134.5Quaker Avenue
84.0135.2 US 62 east / SH 114 (19th Street) – Texas Tech UniversityEast 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), access to Covenant Hospital and University Medical Center
84.5136.0Texas Tech Parkway – Texas Tech University
86.4139.0 FM 2255 west (4th Street)Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
85.6137.8University Avenue – Texas Tech University
86.5139.2 US 84 (Avenue Q)
87.3140.5Avenue L / Texas Avenue / Buddy Holly Avenueno direct westbound exit (signed at I-27)
88.0141.6 I-27 / US 87 – Amarillo, Tahokainterchange; east end of freeway; I-27 exit 4
90.7146.0 US 62 west / SH 114 west (Idalou Road) / Frontage Roadinterchange; no westbound entrance; west end of US 62 / SH 114 overlap
90.9146.3 Loop 289 (East Loop)interchange
94.6152.2 FM 2641 west – Airport
95.9154.3 FM 1729 south – Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyonwest end of FM 1729 overlap
97.0156.1 FM 1729 north – New Dealeast end of FM 1729 overlap
100.0160.9 FM 400 – Plainview, Slaton, Ransom Canyon
103.1165.9 FM 789 south – Acuffwest end of FM 789 overlap
104.1167.5 FM 789 north – Petersburgeast end of FM 789 overlap
CrosbyLorenzo107.6173.2 FM 378 north (Harrison Avenue) – Lockneywest end of FM 378 overlap
108.1174.0 FM 378 southeast end of FM 378 overlap
111.4179.3 FM 2236 north
113.4182.5 FM 2576 south
Ralls115.5185.9 US 62 east – Floydadaeast end of US 62 overlap
116.1186.8 SH 207 (Avenue E) to US 62 east – Floydada, Post
117.0188.3 FM 122 north
118.8191.2 FM 1831 south
Crosbyton124.9201.0 FM 651 (Ayrshire Avenue) – Post
128.6207.0 FM 2591 north
133.2214.4 FM 28 north – Dougherty
135.2217.6 FM 836 – Spur
Dickens138.5222.9 FM 264 north – McAdoo
Dickens148.4238.8 Loop 120 – Jayton, Guthrieno left turn westbound
149.2240.1 SH 70 – Matador, Spur, Jayton
149.6240.8 Loop 120 (Montgomery Street) – Jayton, Matador
154.1248.0 FM 265 north – East Afton
161.0259.1 FM 2941 north
KingGuthrie180.9291.1 US 83 – Paducah, AspermontInterchange
195.0313.8 SH 222 east – Knox City, Munday
KnoxBenjamin212.6342.1 SH 6 (Hinton Street) – Crowell, Knox City
219.9353.9 FM 267 north – Gillilandwest end of FM 267 overlap
220.1354.2 FM 267 south – Rhineland, Mundayeast end of FM 267 overlap
230.3370.6 FM 266 south – Goree
BaylorRed Springs235.3378.7 FM 2069 east
239.3385.1 FM 1789 north
Seymour244.2393.0
Bus. US 183 south / Bus. US 277 south / Bus. US 283 south / SH 114 east (Main Street) / FM 422 east – Fort Worth, Olney, Archer City, Abilene, Throckmorton
East end of SH 114 overlap; west end of US 183 Bus. / US 277 Bus. / US 283 Bus. overlap
245.1394.5 RM Spur 1919
245.3394.8 RM 1919 north – Crowell
246.3396.4 US 183 south / US 277 south / US 283 south – Munday, Abilene, Throckmortoninterchange; 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
WichitaWichita Falls294.4473.8 US 277 north / US 281 north / US 287 north to I-44 – Lawton, AmarilloEast end of US 277 overlap; west end of US 281 / US 287 overlap
See US 287
ClayHenrietta311.7501.6 US 287 south – Fort Worth, BowieInterchange; east end of US 287 overlap
313.0503.7 SH 148 north – PetroliaWest end of SH 148 overlap
313.4504.4 SH 148 south – JacksboroEast end of SH 148 overlap
313.5504.5 FM 1197 north (Bridge Street) – Hurnville
314.0505.3 Spur 510 south – Fort Worth, Bowie
323.6520.8 FM 1134 south
325.6524.0 FM 2332 west – Petrolia
MontagueRinggold328.1528.0 Loop 19 north – Waurika, Duncan
328.3528.3 US 81 – Waurika, Duncan, BowieInterchange
Belcherville334.7538.6 FM 1816 – Bowie
Nocona340.9548.6 SH 175 south – Montague
341.0548.8 FM 103 north (Clay Street) – Prairie Valley, Spanish Fort
348.7561.2 FM 1815 north – Bonita
Saint Jo353.9569.5 SH 59 south – Bowie
354.6570.7 FM 677 – Illinois Bend, Forestburg
354.8571.0 FM 2382 north – Bulcher
CookeMuenster363.7585.3 FM 373 (Main Street) – Bulcher
366.3589.5 FM 2739 north – Marysville
Myra367.4591.3 FM 1198 south
Lindsay372.4599.3 FM 1199 northwest end of FM 1199 overlap
372.5599.5 FM 1199 south (Ash Street) to FM 3108 southeast end of FM 1199 overlap
372.9600.1 FM 3108 south
Gainesville375.0603.5 FM 1201 north – Moss Lake, Sivells Bend
376.4605.8 I-35 (US 77) – Oklahoma City, Ardmore, DentonI-35 exit 498
376.9606.6Dixon StreetInterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
377.6607.7 FM 372 (Grand Avenue) – Ardmore, Lake Ray RobertsInterchange
379.3610.4 FM 3092 south
380.7612.7 FM 371 north – Walnut Bend
Oak Ridge384.9619.4 FM 678 – Woodbine, CallisburgInterchange
GraysonWhitesboro388.8625.7622 SH 56 (Main Street) – SouthmaydInterchange
390.9629.1624
US 377 to Bus. US 377 (Union Street) – Madill, Ada, Pilot Point, Denton
Interchange
Sadler394.3634.6628 FM 901 – GordonvilleInterchange
Sherman403.0648.6636 SH 289 – Pottsboro, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, North Texas Regional Airport, Dallas, SouthmaydInterchange
406.0653.4640 FM 1417 – Pottsboro, North Texas Regional Airport, McKinneyinterchange; west end of freeway
407.5655.8641 FM 131 (Travis Street) – Knollwoodno direct westbound exit (signed at exit 642A)
407.9656.5642A US 75 – Denison, DallasSigned as exit 642 eastbound; US 75 exit 63
408.5657.4642BLoy Lake Roadno direct eastbound exit (signed at exit 642)
409.0658.2643 SH 91 (Texoma Parkway) – Denison
409.9659.7Frontage Roadinterchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; east end of freeway
410.9661.3645 FM 1417 south to SH 56interchange
Bells419.2674.6653 US 69 – Denison, WhitewrightInterchange
420.1676.1654 FM 1897 – Bells, AmbroseInterchange
FanninSavoy423.1680.9658 FM 1752 – SavoyInterchange
Ector428.1689.0 FM 898 – Ravenna, Whitewright
430.6693.0 FM 87 south – Choice Moore Unit, Buster Cole Unit
Bonham432.8696.5670 SH 121 to SH 78 – Yuba, Trenton, McKinneyinterchange
433.7698.0671 SH 78 – Durant, Leonardinterchange
Lannius440.8709.4 FM 897 – Dodd City
443.6713.9 FM 1743 – Windom
Honey Grove447.8720.7 FM 1396 – Allens Chapel, Ivanhoe
449.2722.9686 SH 34 / FM 100 – Monkstown, Wolfe City, CommerceInterchange
452.0727.4 SH 56 west – Bonham, Dodd City
LamarPetty454.5731.4 FM 38 south – Tigertown, Maxey
455.1732.4 FM 1509 east – Brookston
455.4732.9 FM 137 east – Roxton
BrookstonToco line462.6744.5 FM 38 – Maxey, Tigertown, Roxton
Paris467.1751.7 FM 1510 west – Toco
468.5754.0
Bus. US 82 east / Loop 286 south to SH 19 / SH 24 – Roxton, Cooper
Interchange; west end of Loop 286 overlap
470.4757.0 FM 79 – SumnerInterchange
471.8759.3 US 271 north (US 271 Bus. south) – Hugo, PoteauInterchange; west end of US 271 overlap
472.3760.1 Stillhouse RoadInterchange, access to Paris Regional Medical Center
473.2761.5 Spur 139 east to FM 195 – Faught, Albion
473.5762.0 FM 195 – Faught, AlbionInterchange
474.7764.0Pine Mill RoadInterchange
475.1764.6
US 271 south / Bus. US 82 west / Loop 286 south – Mount Pleasant, Cooper
Interchange; east end of US 271/Loop 286 overlap
Reno478.1769.4 FM 1508 south to US 271 – Airport
Sun Valley479.7772.0 FM 2121 south
Blossom482.5776.5 FM 196 north (High Street) – FaughtWest end of FM 196 overlap
482.8777.0 FM 194 east / FM 196 south – Pattonville, DetroitEast end of FM 196 overlap
483.9778.8 FM 1502 north – Faught
Red RiverDetroit489.6787.9 FM 410 to FM 194 – Kiomatia, Rugby, Blossom
490.4789.2 FM 2573 east – Bagwell
498.0801.5 FM 2573 west – Bagwell
Clarksville500.3805.2 FM 2825 southto2=to / SH 37 south
501.7807.4
Bus. US 82 east / SH 37 south – Bogata, Mount Vernon
West end of SH 37 overlap
503.2809.8
SH 37 north / Bus. SH 37 south – Idabel, Albion
Interchange; east end of SH 37 overlap
504.6812.1 FM 1159 – Albion
504.9812.6
Bus. US 82 west
505.2813.0 FM 114 east – English, Springhill
505.6813.7 FM 412 south – Boxelder
Annona511.5823.2 FM 44 northWest end of FM 44 overlap
511.6823.3 FM 44 south – Boxelder, SiloamEast end of FM 44 overlap
517.7833.2 FM 1699 north – English
Avery519.7836.4 FM 911 northWest end of FM 911 overlap
519.9836.7
Bus. US 82 east / FM 911 south
East end of FM 911 overlap
520.4837.5
Bus. US 82 west
BowieOak Grove525.7846.0 FM 1326 north – Springhill
De Kalb528.9851.2 US 259 – Idabel, Broken Bow, Daingerfield, OmahaInterchange
530.1853.1 FM 2735 north – Springhill
530.3853.4 FM 992 (Runnels Street) – Omaha, New Boston
530.8854.2 FM 1840 east – Boston
Malta536.0862.6 FM 2789 north
539.2867.8 SH 98 south / FM 3378 north to FM 992 to I-30 west – Simms
539.9868.9 I-30 – Texarkana, DallasI-30 exit 199
New Boston542.0872.3 FM 992 west – Daniels Chapel, De Kalb
543.0873.9 SH 8 – Foreman, LindenInterchange
547.2880.6 Spur 86 north to I-30 / James Carlow Drive
Hooks548.5882.7 Spur 594 north to I-30 – RRAD Main Gate
549.9885.0 FM 560 north (Main Street) to I-30
551.6887.7 FM 1398 east – Red Bank
Leary552.9889.8 Spur 74 north (Lone Star Drive) to I-30
554.2891.9 FM 1398 west (Barkman Creek Road) – Red Bank
554.9893.0 FM 2253 north (Leary Road) to I-30
556.8896.1 FM 3419 north – Red Lick
557.6897.4 FM 2148 – Red Lick
Nash559.3900.1 FM 989 (Kings Highway) to I-30 – Wamba, Wake Village
Texarkana561.2903.2 I-369 / US 59 (Sowell Lane / North Bishop Road) to I-30interchange
563.3906.5 SH 93 (Summerhill Road) to I-30
563.9907.5 Loop 14 north (Texas Boulevard)
564.5908.5 US 67 south (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)West end of US 67 overlap
564.9909.1 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 (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 82". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  2. ^ Google (2008-03-05). "overview map of US 82" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 56". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 729". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lubbock leaders turn dirt for freeway project" (PDF). Freeway Today. TxDOT. May 2003. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Marsha Sharp Freeway". TxDOT. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Marsha Sharp freeway construction could complicate campus traffic until 2008". The Daily Toreador. April 13, 2007.
  8. ^ "TxDOT begins project to widen Marsha Sharp Freeway". KCBD. March 6, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Construction Complete On Marsha Sharp Freeway". KAMC. March 5, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.


U.S. Route 82
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New Mexico
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Arkansas