Texas State Highway 163
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length||203.109 mi (326.872 km)|
|South end||US 90 at Comstock|
|North end||BL I-20 at Colorado City|
SH 163 runs almost directly north from its originating junction with U.S. Highway 90 at Comstock near the Rio Grande, the southern border of the state. The road passes east of the Seminole Canyon State Historical Park and along the Devils River to the ghost town of Juno. The highway continues north to Ozona at Interstate 10 and to Barnhart, where it junctions with U.S. Highway 67, and on to Sterling City. The highway is co-routed with U.S. Highway 87 at Sterling City, but then diverges after a few miles to continue northward to Colorado City and a final junction with Interstate 20 Business Loop (former U.S. Highway 80).
The original formation of the highway on March 19, 1930 included only the section from Ozona to Barnhart. On January 18, 1937, SH 163 extended south to Comstock. On September 27, 1957, SH 101 and RM 379 were cancelled and combined into the additional sections of SH 163 from Barnhart to Colorado City.
|Val Verde||Comstock||0.0||0.0||US 90 – Sanderson, Del Rio|
|||41.3||66.5||RM 189 east|
|Terrell||||67.1||108.0||RM 1973 south|
|Ozona||81.6||131.3||I-10 / 15th Street, 14th Street – Fort Stockton, El Paso, Sonora||I-10 exit 365|
|82.0||132.0||Loop 466 (11th Street)|
|||84.8||136.5||SH 137 north – Big Lake|
|||96.2||154.8||US 190 – Iraan, Eldorado|
|Irion||Barnhart||111.3||179.1||US 67 (Reagan Street) – Big Lake, San Angelo|
|||123.5||198.8||RM 2469 east – Mertzon|
||No major junctions|
|Sterling||||156.5||251.9||RM 2139 south|
|Sterling City||163.0||262.3||US 87 south / SH 158 east (4th Street) – San Angelo, Robert Lee||South end of US 87/SH 158 overlap|
|||165.8||266.8||SH 158 west – Midland||Interchange; north end of SH 158 overlap|
|||166.7||268.3||US 87 north – Big Spring||North end of US 87 overlap|
|Mitchell||||188.5||303.4||FM 2183 west|
|||193.2||310.9||FM 670 north – Westbrook|
|||200.2||322.2||FM 2836 north – Lake Colorado City|
|||203.4||327.3||FM 1229 north|
|||205.4||330.6||FM 1983 north|
|Colorado City||207.0||333.1||BL I-20 (2nd Street) to SH 208 – Big Spring, Sweetwater, Snyder|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 163". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Rand McNally: The Road Atlas 2002, Rand McNally and Company 2001 ISBN 0-528-84446-6
- "Minute Order 003673791" (PDF).
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 101". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 379". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 11, 2018.