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State Highway 83 (SH 83) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs 56 miles (90 km) from the New Mexico border in Yoakum County east to Welch in northwest Dawson County.

State Highway 83 marker

State Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length56.07 mi[1] (90.24 km)
Existed1955–present
Major junctions
West end NM 132 / FM 769 near Lovington, NM
  US 62 / US 385 in Seagraves
East end SH 137 in Welch
Highway system
US 83US 84

HistoryEdit

The original SH 83 was designated on August 21, 1923 along a route from Lamesa east to an intersection with SH 18 in western Shackelford County as a renumbering of SH 18B.[2] On May 21, 1928, SH 83 extended west to the New Mexico border to connect with New Mexico State Road 83.[3] The route was transferred to SH 15 (now US 180) on August 8, 1935, though the change was not effective until September 1, 1935.[4] New Mexico State Road 83 was realigned in the 1950s, connecting with SH 328 instead. On March 31, 1955, SH 328 was renumbered to SH 83 "for the convenience of the traveling public" In 1988, the New Mexico connecting highway was renumbered New Mexico State Road 132.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinations[5]Notes
Texas–New Mexico line0.00.0   NM 132 west / FM 769 north (State Line Road) – LovingtonContinuation into New Mexico
Yoakum10.216.4  FM 1622 north – Allred
Denver City13.621.9  FM 2055 south
14.222.9  SH 214 north – PlainsWestern terminus of concurrency with SH 214
Gaines15.725.3   SH 214 south / FM 2056 west – SeminoleEastern terminus of concurrency with SH 214
27.544.3  FM 1780 north – Whiteface
Seagraves30.448.9   US 62 / US 385 – Brownfield, Seminole
30.549.1  FM 1429 south
Loop38.962.6  FM 303 – Wellman
47.977.1  FM 1067 south
DawsonWelch55.789.6  FM 829
56.190.3  SH 137 – Brownfield, Lamesa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673771.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b Google (January 21, 2016). "Texas State Highway 83" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 21, 2016.