U.S. Route 83 Business (McAllen, Texas)

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US Highway 83 marker

Business US Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 46.9 mi[2] (75.5 km)
Existed: January 14, 1991[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-2 / US 83 / Spur 206 in Harlingen
 

US 281 in Pharr
I-2 / US 83 in Pharr

I-2 / US 83 in Mission
North end: I-2 / US 83 in Penitas
Highway system

Business US Route 83-S (Bus. US 83-S) is a business loop of US 83 in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. The highway serves as the main street for many communities in the area, such as McAllen, Mission, San Juan, Alamo, and more. The highway was formally signed as Loop 374.[3]

This is the longest business loop in Texas, traveling almost 47 miles and is the third longest bannered US highway in the state; only US 90 Alternate and US 77 Alternate are longer.

Route description[edit]

Bus. US 83-S begins at Interstate 2/US 83 in Harlingen, near the interchange with Interstate 69E/US 77. Leaving the city, the highway serves the town of La Feria, before entering into Mercedes. In the city of Weslaco, the highway passes by the South Texas College - Mid-Valley Campus. Bus. US 83-S next passes through the towns of Donna, Alamo, and San Juan before entering Pharr. In Pharr, the highway intersects US 281, just south of Interstate 69C. Crossing I-2/US 83 for the first time since Harlingen, Bus. US 83-S enters into the city of McAllen. The highway serves as the major east-west road for the city, traveling directly through the city center. In Mission, the highway splits into a one way street, with northbound traffic traveling on Tom Landry Street and southbound on 9th Street. In western Mission, the highway crosses I-2/US 83 again. After the intersection with FM 2062, development along the route begins to drop, traveling mainly through more rural areas of the city. Bus. US 83-S ends at I-2/US 83 on the eastern edge of Penitas, where I-2 also ends.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Cameron Harlingen 0.0 0.0 I-2 west / US 83 / Spur 206 east to I-69E / US 77
2.7 4.3 FM 3195 north (Stuart Place Road) – Palm Valley
4.3 6.9 FM 800 (Bass Boulevard)
La Feria 6.3 10.1 FM 733 north (Kansas City Road)
7.0 11.3 FM 506 (Main Street) – Santa Rosa
8.6 13.8 FM 2556 north South end of FM 2556 overlap
9.1 14.6 FM 2556 south (Joed Road) – Santa Maria North end of FM 2556 overlap
Hidalgo 10.4 16.7 FM 1425 north (Mile 2 Road)
Mercedes 12.0 19.3 FM 491 south (Rio Rico Road) South end of FM 491 overlap
12.6 20.3 FM 491 north (Texas Avenue) – La Villa North end of FM 491 overlap
Weslaco 15.4 24.8 FM 1015 (International Boulevard) – Progreso
18.5 29.8 FM 88 (Texas Boulevard) – Elsa
Donna 20.7 33.3 FM 493 (Salinas Boulevard) – La Blanca
21.5 34.6 Spur 433 north (Main Street)
22.8 36.7 FM 1423 south (Valley View Road) South end of FM 1423 overlap
23.3 37.5 FM 1423 north (Val Verde Road) North end of FM 1423 overlap
Alamo 26.9 43.3 FM 907 (Alamo Road) – Edinburg
Pharr 30.8 49.6 US 281 (Cage Boulevard) to I-69C – Hidalgo, Edinburg
32.1 51.7 I-2 / US 83 (Expressway 83) / FM 2061 (Jackson Road) South end of FM 2061 overlap
McAllen 32.6 52.5 FM 2061 north (McCoil Road) – Edinburg North end of FM 2061 overlap
33.7 54.2 SH 336 (10th Street) – Hidalgo
34.6 55.7 SH 115 south (South 23rd Street) / FM 1926 north (North 23rd Street) – Hidalgo
35.6 57.3 FM 2220 (Ware Road)
Mission 37.2 59.9 FM 494 (Shary Road) – Granjeno
39.8 64.1 SH 107 (Conway Avenue) – Edinburg
41.2 66.3 I-2 / US 83 (Expressway 83)
Palmview 42.8 68.9 FM 2062 south (Bentsen Palm Drive) – Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
44.1 71.0 FM 492 north (Goodwin Road) – Citrus City
44.5 71.6 FM 1427 south (Abram Road) – Abram
Penitas 46.9 75.5 I-2 east / US 83 – Rio Grande City, Laredo, Harlingen
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Business U.S. Highway No. 83-S". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Highway Overview Map of Bus. US 83-B". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 374". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 26, 2016.