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U.S. Route 183 in Texas

U.S. Route 183 (US 183) is a north-south U.S. highway that begins in Texas in Refugio at an intersection with US 77 (Future I-69E) concurrent with US 77 Alt. The highway runs through many small communities with Austin being the only major city along its route. The highway exits Texas concurrent with US 70, crossing into Oklahoma.

US Highway 183 marker

US Highway 183
US 183 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length428.382 mi (689.414 km)
Major junctions
South end
Future I-69E / US 77 / Alt. US 77 in Refugio
North end US-70 / US-183 at TexasOklahoma state line
CountiesRefugio, Goliad, DeWitt, Gonzales, Caldwell, Travis, Williamson, Burnet, Lampasas, Mills, Brown, Eastland, Stephens, Throckmorton, Baylor, Wilbarger
Highway system
SH 183SH 184

Route descriptionEdit

US 183 begins concurrent with U.S. 77 Alt at its southern terminus one block north of downtown Refugio at an intersection with US 77; the two highways subsequently travel north through mostly rural farmlands across the Gulf Coastal Plains. After serving the Presidio La Bahía, US 183 crosses the San Antonio River to serve the Goliad State Park and Historic Site and the city of Goliad, intersecting US 59 in the center of town. Traveling through additional farmlands and forests, US 183 eventually forms a concurrency with US 87 just before crossing the Guadalupe River and travels along Espalande Street through downtown Cuero, ending its concurrency of US 87 in the town center. North of Cuero, US 77 Alt splits off to the northeast, while US 183 continues parallel to the Guadalupe River's course. The highway cuts through the historic Battle of Gonzales site and borders the city of Gonzales to the west, intersecting US 90 Alt to the northwest of the city. Running parallel to the San Marcos River, US 183 provides access to Palmetto State Park before crossing I-10 and forming a concurrency with US 90 west to Luling via Pierce Street. In the center of Luling, US 183 leaves US 90 and turns onto Magnolia Avenue, traveling due north past many decorated oil wells.

Continuing through rural farmlands, US 183 eventually enters Lockhart, being the main north-south route through the city. The highway then merges onto the SH 130 frontage roads just north of Lockhart, following them until Mustang Ridge where SH 130 splits northeast to follow SH 45 and US 183 continues north into Colton and Pilot Knob. As US 183 crosses into Austin and intersects several local roads providing access to McKinney Falls State Park, it borders the west side of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport before having an interchange with SH 71 and enters Austin's Montopolis district. US 183 crosses the Colorado River adjacent to the old Montopolis truss bridge prior to serving a major fork east of the Govalle district, making a sigmoid curve east to serve the Colony Park district. US 183 eventually becomes a six-lane freeway north of the Windsor Park district just before crossing US 290, curving west to serve I-35 and Loop 275 (Lamar Boulevard); north of Lamar Boulevard, US 183 is redesignated as Research Boulevard throughout the rest of its length in Austin. The highway makes another sigmoid curve to the north before an interchange with Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway).

After an interchange with Loop 360 (Capital of Texas Highway), US 183 serves much of northwest Austin. It eventually intersects SH 45 near Lakeline Mall and becomes a surface street while the freeway continues on the east side as 183A Toll Road. US 183 continues as Bell Boulevard through west Cedar Park before intersecting 183A in Leander. Continuing north, US 183 runs mostly through forests and farmland as it crosses the North and South Forks of the San Gabriel River. After turning through several hills east of the Texas Hill Country, US 183 bounds northwest into Lampasas, where it runs on Key Avenue concurrent with US 190 and US 281 through fourteen blocks in the city's downtown and recreational areas before splitting to the northwest from US 281 north of Lampasas.

Leaving the Austin area, 183 reaches Lampasas, where it overlaps US 190 and US 281. In Goldthwaite, the highway overlaps SH 16 and US 84. Just outside Brownwood, the overlap with US 84 ends. Hwy 183 crosses I-20 just south of Cisco. South of Throckmorton, US 283 joins the highway, an overlap that lasts until Vernon, where 183 joins US 70 and US 287. In Oklaunion, US 70 and 183 leave US 287 and cross the Red River together into Oklahoma.

Research Boulevard, Anderson Lane, and Ed Bluestein Boulevard in AustinEdit

Through 1990, none of US 183 through Austin was built to freeway standards. By 2002, the portion of US 183, known as Research Boulevard, had been upgraded to a freeway. At that time, Research Boulevard, between Spicewood Springs Road and Cameron Road, was built as a viaduct with grade separated limited access. The northern freeway portion between Spicewood Springs Road and Bell Boulevard in Cedar Park, was completed by 2003.[1]

The southern freeway portion between Cameron Road and US 290, became completed in 2012.

In Cedar Park, the limited access portion of Research Boulevard would become the 183A Toll Road, as US 183 would serve as a major arterial through the city as Bell Boulevard. The toll road opened in March 2007. The roads rejoin north of Leander.

In 2015, groundbreaking was announced to convert the then fifty-five-year-old portion of US 183 from US 290 to SH 71 into a three-to-five-lane tollway. The traffic lights at 51st Street, Techni Center Drive, Bolm Road (formerly a diamond interchange), Vargas Road, and Thompson Lane were all removed. In addition to these changes, an interchange at Patton Avenue is being constructed, the pedestrian crossing bridge just south of Manor Road will be upgraded, and Montopolis Bridge was decommissioned in favor of a new truss bridge that will serve as a pedestrian walkway, no longer open to motorized traffic.[2] Construction began in early 2016 and is expected to be completed in late 2019 or early 2020.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

All exits are unnumbered.

    Alt. US 77 ends / Future I-69E / US 77 – Corpus Christi, Victoria
Southern terminus; south end of US 77 Alt. overlap; U.S. 77 is the future Interstate 69E
  SH 202 west – Beeville
Goliad   SH 239 east / FM 2441 south – Blanconia, Woodsboro, Tivoli, AustwellSouth end of SH 239 overlap
  Loop 71 – Grave of Colonel Fannin and His Troops
   Loop 71 to PR 6 – Presidio La Bahia, General Zaragoza Birth Place, Goliad State Park, Mission Espiritu Santo
   PR 6 to Loop 71 – Goliad State Park, Mission Espiritu Santo, Presidio La Bahia, General Zaragoza Birth Place
Goliad   US 59 west (Future I-69W) / SH 239 – Beeville, Kenedy, Laredo, Victoria, Houston, Coleto Creek Reservoir and ParkNorth end of SH 239 overlap; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69W
  FM 622 east – Schroeder, Nursery
  SH 119 north – Weesatche, Yorktown, Stockdale
Weser   FM 1961 to FM 884 – Weesatche, Ander, Schroeder
DeWittUpper Meyersville  FM 237 – Yorktown, Mission Valley
  FM 2718 south
Cuero  US 87 north – Nixon, San AntonioSouth end of US 87 overlap
  SH 72 west (West Heaton) – Yorktown, San Antonio
  FM 236 south (East Morgan) – Arneckeville, Victoria
  US 87 south (East Broadway) – Victoria, Port LavacaNorth end of US 87 overlap
  FM 766 north (West Reuss Boulevard) – Cheapside, Stevenson Unit, Hochheim
  FM 1447 east – Terryville
  Alt. US 77 north – Yoakum, Hallettsville
North end of US 77 Alt. overlap
Concrete  FM 951 north – Petersville
Hochheim  SH 111 east – Yoakum, Edna
Gonzales  FM 2067 south – Cheapside
  FM 3282 south
Gonzales  SH 97 west – Cost, NixonSouth end of SH 97 overlap
  Bus. US 183 north – Austin, Historic Business District
    Spur 146 east (St. Louis Street) to Alt. US 90 to FM 532 – Moulton, Hallettsville
   Alt. US 90 / SH 97 east – Seguin, Shiner, Waelder, Historic Business District
north end of SH 97 overlap
   Bus. US 183 south – Goliad, Pioneer Village, Airport
Ottine    FM 1586 west to PR 11 north to FM 2091 south – Palmetto State Park
    PR 11 south to FM 1586 east to FM 2091 south – Palmetto State Park
CaldwellLuling  I-10 – San Antonio, HoustonI-10 exit 632
  US 90 east – Harwood, WaelderSouth end of US 90 overlap
    US 90 west / SH 80 south to I-10 – Seguin, San Antonio, NixonNorth end of US 90 overlap; south end of SH 80 overlap
  FM 1322 north (Davis Street) – Lockhart
  SH 80 north – San Marcos, Prairie LeaNorth end of SH 80 overlap
    FM 86 north / FM 2984 north to FM 671 – Stairtown, Bastrop
   FM 671 south to FM 2984 south – Stairtown, Luling
Lockhart  FM 20 east – Red RockSouth end of FM 20 overlap
  FM 20 west – Lockhart State Park, Fentress, SeguinNorth end of FM 20 overlap
   SH 142 west to SH 130 Toll south – San Marcos, Seguin, San Antonio
  FM 672 east
   FM 2001 north to SH 130 Toll south – Niederwald, Seguin, San Antonio
   SH 130 Toll to FM 2001 – Seguin, San AntonioSH 130 exit 470; no direct access from US 183 south to SH 130 north or SH 130 south to US 183 north; South end of SH 130 overlap
  FM 1185 north – Lytton SpringsSH 130 exit 469
MendozaBriarpatch Road / Homannville TrailSH 130 exit 465
Mustang Ridge  SH 21 – San Marcos, Uhland, Bastrop, PaigeSH 130 exit 463
TravisOld Lockhart RoadSH 130 exit 460
    SH 45 Toll / SH 130 Toll to I-35 – San Marcos, San Antonio, Bastrop, WacoSH 130 exits 457 and 460; no direct access rom US 183 north to SH 130 south or SH 130 north to US 183 south; North end of SH 130 overlap
  FM 1327 west – Creedmoor
  FM 973 north – Manor
Pilot Knob  FM 1625 south – Creedmoor
  FM 812 east / D.G. Collins Road – Elroy, Red Rock, Circuit of the Americas, McKinney Falls State Park
AustinMcKinney Falls Parkway - McKinney Falls State Park
    SH 71 (Ben White Boulevard) to SH 130 Toll – Johnson City, Llano, Bastrop, Austin Bergstrom International AirportInterchange
Montopolis DriveInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance; to be converted to a diamond interchange
Montopolis Bridge over the Colorado River
  Loop 111 (Airport Boulevard) / Cesar Chavez Street / 5th Street / 7th StreetInterchange; no direct southbound exit (signed at Bolm Road)
Bolm RoadInterchange closed permanently on October 5, 2018[4]; to be changed into a signalized U-turn interchange
  FM 969 (MLK Boulevard) – WebbervilleInterchange
Loyola LaneTo be built as part of the Bergstrom Expressway
Manor Road / Springdale RoadSouth end of freeway
   US 290 / 290 Toll Road east – Elgin, HoustonNo direct exits to US 290 west (signed northbound at Manor Road and southbound at Cameron Road)
Cameron Road
  I-35 – San Antonio, WacoI-35 exits 240A-B
Georgian Drive / Northcrest BoulevardNo direct northbound exit or southbound entrance (signed at I-35); full access to Gessner Drive
  Loop 275 (Lamar Boulevard)No direct northbound exit or southbound entrance (signed at I-35)
Ohlen Road / Payton Gin RoadFull access to Anderson Square, Jamestown Drive, and Fairfield Drive
  FM 1325 (Burnet Road)
  Loop 1 (Mopac Boulevard) – Sunset Valley, Round Rock
  Loop 360 (Capital of Texas Highway) – West Lake Hills
Great Hills TrailDirect southbound entrance only (northbound exit signed at Capital of Texas Highway; southbound exit signed at Braker Lane)
  Braker LaneAccess to Seton Northwest Hospital
Balcones Woods DriveNo direct exits or entrances (northbound exit signed at Braker Lane; southbound exit signed at Duval Road)
Duval Road
Oak Knoll Drive
WilliamsonMcNeil Road / Spicewood Springs Road
Anderson Mill Roadno direct southbound exit (signed at Lake Creek Parkway)
Lake Creek Parkway / Pecan Park Boulevard
   SH 45 Toll east / RM 620 – Bee Cave, Round Rockno direct northbound exit to RM 620 (signed at Lake Creek Parkway)
  183A Toll Road north / Lakeline Mall Drivenorth end of freeway; interchange with Lakeline Mall Drive southbound; at-grade intersection northbound
  183A Toll Road north / Lakeline Boulevard  Lakeline station
AustinCedar Park line  183A Toll Road / Avery Ranch Boulevard
Cedar Park  To 183A Toll Road / Cypress Creek Road
   RM 1431 to 183A Toll Road – Lago Vista, Marble Falls, Round Rock
  To 183A Toll Road / New Hope Drive – Cedar Park Center
Leander  To 183A Toll Road / Crystal Falls Parkway
   RM 2243 east to 183A Toll Road – Georgetown
West Broade Streetformer RM 2243 west
  183A Toll Road south
Liberty Hill  SH 29 – Burnet, Georgetown, Circleville
  RM 1869 west – Liberty Hill
  FM 3405 east – Georgetown
  FM 970 east – Andice, Florence, Jarrell
  SH 138 east – Florence
Burnet  RM 243 west – Mahomet, Bertram
Briggs   Loop 308 to FM 2657 – Copperas Cove, Oakalla
   Loop 308 to FM 2657 – Copperas Cove, Oakalla
Watson  RM 963 – Burnet, Oakalla
   US 190 east (Central Texas Highway) / US 281 Truck south (E.E. Jr. Ohnmeiss Drive) – Burnet, San Antonio, Fort Hood, Killeen, Belton
South end of US 190 / US 281 Truck overlap
   US 281 south / US 281 Truck – Burnet, San Antonio
north end of US 281 Truck overlap; south end of US 281 overlap
  Loop 257 east (4th Street) – Lampasas Downtown Historic District, Copperas Cove
  FM 580 west (North Avenue) – Colorado Bend State Park, BendSouth end of FM 580 overlap
  FM 580 east (East Avenue J) – PidcokeNorth end of FM 580 overlap
  US 281 north – Evant, HamiltonNorth end of US 281 overlap
  FM 3415 south – Knight Mountain
Lometa  US 190 west – San Saba, BradyNorth end of US 190 overlap
   FM 581 to US 190 – Bend, San Saba, Adamsville
  FM 2942 north (Elm Street)
MillsGoldthwaite  SH 16 south – San Saba, FredericksburgSouth end of SH 16 overlap
    Loop 15 east to US 84 east / FM 572 – Gatesville, Waco
  FM 574 west – Mercury
  US 84 east – Evant, Gatesville, WacoSouth end of US 84 overlap
see US 84
BrownBrownwood    US 67 south / US 84 west / US 377 south – San Angelo, Abilene, BradyNorth end of US 67 / US 84 / US 377 overlap
  FM 1467 east – Blanket, Zephyr
  FM 2273 west – Lake Brownwood State Park
May  FM 1689 east – Comanche
  FM 583 north – Pioneer
EastlandRising Star  SH 36 – Cross Plains, Abilene, Comanche
  FM 2731 west – Sabanno
Pleasant Hill  FM 2526 west – NimrodSouth end of FM 2526 overlap
  FM 2526 east – Carbon, KokomoNorth end of FM 2526 overlap
Cisco  I-20 – Abilene, Eastland, Fort WorthI-20 exit 332
     US 183 Truck north / SH 6 south / SH 206 south to FM 2945 west – Eastland, Cross Plains, Putnam
South end of SH 6 overlap
  SH 6 north – Albany, MoranNorth end of SH 6 overlap
   US 183 Truck south (Avenue A) to SH 206 – Moran, Cross Plains
  FM 3101 south – Eastland
  SH 112 south – Eastland, Morton Valley
Stephens  FM 1032 west – Harpersville
  FM 576 east – Necessity, StrawnSouth end of FM 576 overlap
  FM 576 west – MoranNorth end of FM 576 overlap
  FM 2231 – Hubbard Creek Reservoir
Breckenridge  US 180 (Walker Street) – Albany, Palo Pinto, Mineral Wells
  FM 287 south – Caddo, Mineral Wells
  FM 578 north – Padgett
  FM 1481 east – Crystal Falls
Throckmorton  FM 3327 east (Jones Road)
Woodson   FM 209 west to US 283South end of FM 209 overlap
  FM 209 east – GrahamNorth end of FM 209 overlap
  FM 1710 north
  FM 923 north – Throckmorton
  US 283 south – Albany, BairdSouth end of US 283 overlap
  FM 923 – Breckenridge, Haskell
Throckmorton  US 380 – Haskell, Grahamsouth end of SH 79 overlap
  SH 79 north – Olney, Archer Citynorth end of SH 79 overlap
BaylorSeymour  US 277 south – Munday, AbileneSouth end of US 277 overlap
  Bus. US 183 north (Main Street / US 277 Bus. north / US 283 Bus. north) – Lubbock, Crowell
  SH 114 – Benjamin, Lubbock, Megargel, Olneyinterchange
  FM 422 – Benjamin, Lubbock, Archer City, Bowieinterchange
   US 82 west / Bus. US 183 south (US 277 Bus. south / US 283 Bus. south) – Benjamin, Lubbock, Munday, Abilene, Albany, Brady, Throckmorton, Cisco
interchange; south end of US 82 overlap
Mabelle    US 82 east / US 277 north / FM 1790 south – Holliday, Wichita FallsNorth end of US 82 / US 277 overlap
Wilbarger  FM 1763 north – Harrold, Electra, Vernon
  FM 2585 west – Lockett
  FM 433 west – LockettSouth end of FM 433 overlap
  FM 433 east – OklaunionNorth end of FM 433 overlap
  Bus. US 287 (Wilbarger Street) – Quanah, Amarillo, Electra, Wichita Falls
    US 70 west / US 283 north / US 287 north – Altus, Sayre, Quanah, Amarillo, Crowell, Plainviewinterchange; north end of US 283 overlap; south end of US 70 / US 287 overlap
see US 287
Oklaunion   US 287 south / Loop 145 – Electra, Iowa Park, Wichita Fallsinterchange; north end of US 287 overlap
  FM 370 east
  FM 1763 – Harrold, Vernon
428.382689.414   US-70 east / US-183 north – Frederick, ArdmoreContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "US183 (Research Blvd. and Bluestein Blvd.)". January 19, 2002.
  2. ^ "Major Activity - 183 South".
  3. ^ "Maps - 183 South". Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  4. ^

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