U.S. Route 83 in Texas

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US Highway 83 marker

US Highway 83
Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 893.4 mi (1,437.8 km)
Existed 1932 – present
Major junctions
East 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 82SH 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 highway in Texas at a length of about 895 miles (1,440 km), besting the east–west I-10, which has a length of 879 miles (1,415 km).[1]

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) to designate this 48-mile (77 km) section as I-2. After the Special Committee on Route Numbering initially disapproved the application, the AASHTO Board of Directors approved the I-2 designation, conditional on the concurrence of 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, 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.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
CameronBrownsville0.00.0Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates over the Rio Grande
south end of US 77 overlap
0.91.4University Boulevard / East Avenue - UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost Collegeat-grade intersection
overlap; see I-69E
Harlingen26.943.3 I-69E north / US 77 north – Raymondville, Corpus Christi, Airportnorth end of I-69E / US 77 overlap; east end of I-2 overlap
overlap; see I-2
HidalgoPenitas74.5119.9
Bus. US 83 east – Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission, McAllen
75.0120.7 FM 1427 south – Abram
La Joya77.4124.6 FM 2521 south (Leo Avenue)
77.9125.4 FM 2221 north – Citrus City
Sullivan City82.6132.9 FM 886 south (El Faro Road) – Los Ebanos, International Ferry, Tamaulipas
StarrAlto Bonito87.9141.5 FM 2360 – La Grulla, La VictoriaInterchange
92.1148.2 FM 1430 west – Garciasville
La Puerta95.4153.5 FM 1430 east – Garciasville
Rio Grande City99.5160.1 FM 755 south (Pete Diaz Jr. Avenue) – International Bridge, Tamaulipassouth end of FM 755 overlap
100.5161.7 FM 755 north (North Flores Street) – La Gloria, Rachalnorth end of FM 755 overlap
103.6166.7 FM 3167 north to FM 649 north – Starr County Airport, Guerra
Garceno109.1175.6 FM 649 north – El Sauz, Guerra
Roma114.0183.5 Spur 200 (Bravo Avenue) – International Bridge, Tamaulipas
115.4185.7 FM 650 west – Fronton
Falcon Heights124.3200.0 FM 2098 north – Falcon Dam, International Bridge, Falcon State Park, Tamaulipas
128.1206.2 FM 2098 south – Falcon Dam, International Bridge, Falcon State Park, Tamaulipas
ZapataChihuahua141.8228.2 FM 2687 east / Las Alejandrenas Road
Zapata155.1249.6 SH 16 east / FM 496 west (13th Avenue) – Falcon Lake, Hebbronville, Freer
San Ygnacio169.4272.6 FM 3169 east
169.6272.9
Bus. US 83 north (Washington Avenue) – Laredo
169.9273.4
Bus. US 83 south (Santa Maria Avenue) – Zapata
WebbRio Bravo190.6306.7Rio Bravo, El Cenizo (Espejo Molina Road)Interchange
Laredo194.2312.5 To Loop 20 north (Cuatro Vientos Road) / Mangana Hein Road – Hebbronville, Victoria
200.4322.5 Spur 260 north (Jamie Zapata Memorial Highway) to SH 359 – Hebbronville, Freer, Victoria, Laredo Entertainment Center, Texas A&M International University, Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, Airport
201.1323.6 SH 359 east to Loop 20 – Hebbronville, San DiegoInterchange; south end of SH 359 overlap
201.3324.0Arkansas Avenueinterchange; no northbound exit
203.6327.7 BL I-35 south (Houston Street) / Santa Ursula Avenue – International Bridge No. 1, International Bridge No. 2, MonterreyNorth end of SH 359 overlap; south end of I-35 overlap
see I-35
Botines221.4356.3 I-35 north – San Antonio, Cotulla, PearsallNorth end of I-35 overlap; US 83 north follows exit 18
226.5364.5 SH 255 – Cotulla, Laredo–Colombia Solidarity International Bridgeinterchange
241.7389.0 SH 44 east – Encinal, Freer
DimmitCatarina264.0424.9 FM 133 east – Artesia Wells
267.1429.9 FM 2688 south
Asherton273.6440.3 FM 2522 north to FM 190 – Brundage
274.8442.2 FM 1557 west
276.0444.2 FM 190 – Brundage
277.5446.6 FM 190 north – Brundage
280.0450.6 FM 1557 – Asherton
281.1452.4 FM 1556 north – Carrizo Springs
283.4456.1 FM 1917 southSouth end of FM 1917 overlap
283.5456.2 FM 1917 westNorth end of FM 1917 overlap
Carrizo Springs284.0457.1 Loop 225 west
284.4457.7 US 277 north (Peña Street) – Eagle Pass, Del Rio
284.5457.9 SH 85 east / Loop 225 east (Nopal Street) – Brundage, Dilley
285.7459.8 FM 790 south (9th Street)
286.0460.3 Loop 517 west to US 277 north – Del Rio, Eagle Pass
286.1460.4 FM 1407 south to SH 85 eastSouth end of FM 1407 overlap
286.6461.2 FM 1407 north – Winter HavenNorth end of FM 1407 overlap
288.5464.3 FM 1433 north – Crystal City
292.2470.3 FM 1407 south – Winter Haven
Zavala293.5472.3 FM 191 west to FM 1918 south to US 277 north – Eagle Pass
Crystal City295.4475.4 Loop 155 east
296.8477.7 FM 65 south / FM 393 west – Cometa, Brundage
297.3478.5 FM 1433 south (North 7th Avenue)
299.5482.0 FM 3292 south
302.6487.0 FM 1025 east
La Pryor314.3505.8 US 57 / Loop 305 north – Eagle Pass, Piedras Negras, Batesville, San Antonio
314.8506.6 FM 1436 (Dean Street)
315.5507.7 Loop 305 south
315.9508.4 FM 1986 west
319.1513.5 FM 1436 – La Pryor
UvaldeUvalde333.1536.1 FM 1435 north (South Evans Street) to US 90
333.9537.4 FM 117 south – Batesville
334.4538.2 US 90 (Main Street) – Brackettville, Del Rio, Hondo, San Antoniosouth end of SH 55 overlap
335.4539.8 FM 862 east (Studer Street) – Knippa, Sabinal
335.9540.6 FM 1052 west (Oppenheimer Street)
335.8540.4 Spur 144 north (North Getty Street) to FM 2369
336.4541.4 SH 55 north – Camp Wood, Rocksprings, Sonoranorth end of SH 55 overlap
343.1552.2 FM 2690 north
354.1569.9 FM 1051 north – Reagan Wells
Concan357.3575.0 SH 127 south – Sabinal
365.7588.5 RM 1050 east to PR 29 – Utopia, Garner State Park
RealRio Frio367.6591.6 FM 1120 north to FM 2748 south
Leakey373.5601.1 FM 1120 south – Rio Frio
374.1602.1 RM 337 – Camp Wood, Vanderpool
375.1603.7 RM 336 north
393.0632.5 SH 39 east – Ingram
401.6646.3 SH 41 to US 377 – Rocksprings, Mountain Home, Divide
Kerr
No major junctions
Edwards
No major junctions
Kerr
No major junctions
Kimble430.3692.5 I-10 east – San Antonio, KerrvilleSouth end of I-10 overlap; US 83 south follows exit 462
Junction432.1695.4 Loop 481Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-10 exit 460
434.6699.4 FM 2169 (Martinez Street)I-10 exit 457
436.5702.5 I-10 west / US 377 south to Loop 481 – Fort Stockton, El Paso, Rocksprings, Del RioNorth end of I-10 overlap; south end of US 377 overlap; US 83 north follows exit 456
437.7704.4 US 377 north – London, MasonNorth end of US 377 overlap
Menard456.3734.3 RM 1773 east to RM 1221
462.9745.0 SH 29 east – Hext, MasonInterchange
Menard465.4749.0 RM 2291 south – Cleo
466.2750.3 FM 2092 (San Saba Street)
466.6750.9 US 190 west – Eldorado, Presidio San Saba, Fort McKavett State Historical Site, IraanSouth end of US 190 overlap
467.7752.7 US 190 east – Brady, San SabaNorth end of US 190 overlap
473.0761.2 FM 3463 west
ConchoEden487.7784.9 US 87 – San Angelo, Brady
488.0785.4 FM 2402 north – Eola
499.7804.2 FM 765 – Eola, San Angelo, Millersview, Fife
Paint Rock508.5818.4 FM 380 west – San Angelo
512.0824.0 FM 1929 – Lowake, O.H. Ivie Reservoir, Voss
Runnels517.4832.7 FM 2133 west – Rowena
518.4834.3 FM 2406 east – Bethel
Ballinger524.7844.4 US 67 south (West Hutchings Avenue) – San Angelo, Fort StocktonSouth end of US 67 overlap
524.8844.6 SH 158 west – Bronte
525.7846.0 US 67 north – Coleman, Brownwood, StephenvilleInterchange; north end of US 67 overlap
526.2846.8 FM 382 north – Crews
Hatchel533.0857.8 FM 2887 south – Ballinger
Winters540.0869.0 SH 153 – Winters Airport, Wingate, Coleman, Crews
540.4869.7 Loop 438 east (Wood Street) – Crews, ColemanSouth end of Loop 438 overlap
540.5869.9 Loop 438 west (Dale Street) – Wingatenorth end of Loop 438 overlap
541.3871.1 FM 1770 east – Novice
542.5873.1 FM 2405 north – Drasco
TaylorBradshaw551.3887.2 FM 1086 west – Happy Valley
554.2891.9 FM 604 north – Lawn
Ovalo558.7899.1 FM 382 south / FM 614 east – Rogers, Crews
Tuscola561.4903.5 FM 613 (Graham Street) – Buffalo Gap
564.1907.8 US 84 east – Lawn, Coleman, Santa AnnaSouth end of US 84 overlap
570.7918.5 FM 204 east (Clark Road)
Abilene572.4921.2 FM 707 – Tye, Capsinterchange; south end of freeway
573.9923.6Antilley Road
574.3924.2Clack Streetsouthbound exit only
574.9925.2
Bus. US 83 north (Treadaway Boulevard) / Loop 322 east – Airport, Cross Plains, Cisco
576.2927.3Arrowhead Drivesouthbound access only
576.0927.0 FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road) – Buffalo Gap, Nolan
576.9928.4Southwest Drive
578.1930.4 US 277 south / South 14th Street – San Angelo, BronteSouth end of US 277 overlap
579.4932.5South 7th Street
580.7934.5 US 84 west / BL I-20 (South 1st Street) – Odessa, Lubbock, Sweetwaternorth end of US 84 overlap
581.1935.2North 1st Street
581.4935.7North 10th Street
582.4937.3Ambler Avenue
582.9–
583.4
938.1–
938.9
I-20 – El Paso, Odessa, Fort Worth, CiscoI-20 exit 283
584.6940.8(no name)southbound exit only
584.5940.7 FM 2404 (Old Anson Road) – Impact
585.4942.1(no name)northbound exit only
585.7942.6
Bus. US 83 south – Impact
interchange; north end of freeway; no southbound entrance
Jones586.3943.6 FM 3034 east to FM 600 – Lake Fort Phantom Hill
Hawley591.9952.6 FM 605 west – Hodges
593.1954.5 FM 1082 – Lake Fort Phantom Hillinterchange
599.0964.0 FM 3326 south – Hawley
Anson602.2969.1 FM 2746 west to FM 707 south – Tye
603.3970.9 FM 707 south to FM 2746 west – Tye
604.4972.7 US 180 – Roby, Snyder, Albany, Mineral Wells
606.1975.4 US 277 north – Stamford, Wichita FallsNorth end of US 277 overlap
610.0981.7 FM 1661 north – Tuxedo
616.4992.0 FM 1636 east – Avoca, Corinth
Hamlin620.3998.3 FM 126 south – Hamlin Lake, Neinda, Merkel
621.51,000.2 FM 57 south – McCaulley, Sylvester
622.11,001.2 SH 92 – Rotan, Stamford
625.01,005.8 FM 540 west – Rotan
Fisher
No major junctions
StonewallAspermont640.51,030.8 US 380 east / FM 610 west – Rotan, Haskell, GrahamSouth end of US 380 overlap
641.51,032.4 FM 1263 north (East North Second Street) to FM 3457
643.91,036.3 US 380 west – Jayton, PostNorth end of US 380 overlap
656.21,056.1 FM 1263 south – Aspermont
KingGuthrie674.21,085.0 US 82 / SH 114 – Lubbock, Dickens, Wichita Falls, Benjamininterchange
675.51,087.1 Spur 729 – Lubbock
686.91,105.5 FM 193 west – Dumont, East Afton
689.01,108.8 FM 1168 north – Grow
Cottle693.61,116.2 FM 452 west – Delwin
698.51,124.1 FM 2278 west – Delwin
Paducah703.11,131.5 FM 1038 east (East Clare Street) – Chalk, Hackberry
703.51,132.2 US 62 west / US 70 – Plainview, Lubbock, Matador, Vernon, CrowellSouth end of US 62 overlap
703.71,132.5 FM 1037 north (Backus Street) to FM 2876 to FM 104 – Quanahsouth end of FM 1037 overlap
703.81,132.7 FM 1037 south (McAdams Street)north end of FM 1037 overlap
704.11,133.1 FM 2876 east (Brant Street) to FM 104 – Quanah
709.81,142.3 FM 2998 north
710.91,144.1 FM 3256 west – Matador Wildlife Management Area
Dunlap712.41,146.5 FM 2998 south
718.61,156.5 FM 1440 west – Cee Vee
Childress727.41,170.6 FM 2103 west
729.91,174.7 FM 94 south – Tell, Matador
Childress732.41,178.7 FM 2042
733.51,180.5 FM 164 (Road 12) – Airport
734.31,181.7 US 287 – Amarillo, Memphis, Wichita Falls, Quanah
735.11,183.0 FM 3181 east to FM 401 south to FM 2530
741.81,193.8 FM 2465
750.81,208.3 US 62 east – Hollis, Altus, LawtonNorth end of US 62 overlap
752.31,210.7 SH 256 west – Memphis, Silverton
754.31,213.9 FM 1034 east
CollingsworthWellington763.51,228.7 FM 338 (15th Street) – Dodson, Airport
764.01,229.5 Loop 204 south (8th Street) – Wellington
764.51,230.3 SH 203 east / FM 3197 west – MangumSouth end of SH 203 overlap
766.61,233.7 SH 203 west – Quail, HedleyNorth end of SH 203 overlap
770.71,240.3 FM 1981 west
772.21,242.7 FM 3446 east
Lutie775.71,248.4 FM 1439 east
777.91,251.9 FM 1036 west – Samnorwood
WheelerShamrock789.51,270.6 FM 2033 east (Railroad Avenue)
790.31,271.9 BL I-40 / Historic US 66 (12th Street) – Amarillo, McLean, Oklahoma City, Sayre
790.61,272.3 I-40 – Amarillo, McLean, Oklahoma City, SayreI-40 exit 163
Twitty796.51,281.8 FM 592 – Kelton
800.51,288.3 FM 1906 east – Kelton
Wheeler805.61,296.5 FM 2473
806.41,297.8 SH 152 – Pampa, Sayre, Airport
Briscoe815.81,312.9 FM 1046 – Mobeetie, Allison
Hemphill820.51,320.5 FM 1268 west
824.71,327.2 FM 277 east – Buffalo Wallow Battleground, Allison
830.11,335.9 FM 3044 east – Lyman Battleground
832.71,340.1 US 60 west / SH 33 east – Miami, Pampa, Amarillo, WatongaInterchange; south end of US 60 overlap
Canadian839.81,351.5 FM 2388 east (Main Street) – Court House
842.41,355.7 FM 2266 east – Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area, Black Kettle National Grassland, Camp Kiowa, Lake Marvin
842.71,356.2 US 60 east – Glazier, Higgins, ArnettNorth end of US 60 overlap
Lipscomb857.61,380.2 SH 23 north – Booker, Beaver
Ochiltree859.71,383.6 FM 281 west – Cactus, Sunray
878.81,414.3 FM 2711 east
879.91,416.1 SH 70 south – Pampa, Clarendon
Perryton885.01,424.3 Loop 143 – Frank Phillips College Allen Campus, Spearman, Booker
886.01,425.9 FM 377 east (9th Avenue)
886.61,426.8 SH 15 (Brillhart Avenue) – Spearman, Booker
888.01,429.1 Loop 143 south – Booker, Canadian, Pampa
888.51,429.9 FM 1267 west – Waka, Spearman
893.51,437.9 US-83 north – Liberal, Garden CityOklahoma state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (June 17, 2015). "U.S. Route 83 in Texas" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (May 4, 2013). "Special Committee on US Route Numbering Report to SCOH on May 3, 2013 Meeting" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Archived from the original on October 16, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Essex, Allen (May 30, 2013). "I-69 Comes to the Valley: 111 Miles Added to Interstate System". Valley Morning Star. Harlingen, TX. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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