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State Highway 82 or SH 82 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs 13 miles (21 km) from the Louisiana border as a continuation of Louisiana Highway 82 to Port Arthur. This route was designated in 1975.

State Highway 82 marker

State Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length13.01 mi[1] (20.94 km)
Major junctions
South end LA 82
  SH 87 in Port Arthur
North end SH 73 in Port Arthur
Highway system
SH 81SH 83


Pecos, Ward, and Winkler CountiesEdit

SH 82 was originally designated on August 21, 1923 on a route from the Monahans south to Ft. Stockton, with a planned extension south to Sanderson, replacing part of SH 17.[2] On October 16, 1928, SH 82 extended north to Kermit.[3] On June 25, 1929, SH 82 extended north to the New Mexico border.[4] The planned extension to Sanderson was transferred to newly designated U.S. Highway 285 (cosigned since 1935) on September 26, 1939. On February 27, 1958, the remainder of the route was renumbered as SH 18, to coordinate with its intersection with New Mexico State Road 18.

Jefferson CountyEdit

On January 29, 1975, SH 82 was designated over its current route in Jefferson County from SH 87 to Louisiana Highway 82. On January 7, 1987, the route was extended 2.1 miles (3.4 km) to SH 73 incorporating the former Spur 214. The section west of Sabine Pass was previously proposed on September 19, 1956 as SH 362 (for access to the proposed levee; to be cancelled when construction was completed), but the designation was changed to FM 1900 on December 13, 1956 (still was to be cancelled when construction was completed), and FM 1900 was completed, and FM 1900 was cancelled on October 30, 1958 due to completion of construction.

Major junctionsEdit

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

Sabine River0.0000.000  LA 82Southern terminus: Continues into Louisiana
Port Arthur  SH 87
13.0120.94  SH 73Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 82". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
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External linksEdit

  Media related to Texas State Highway 82 at Wikimedia Commons