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U.S. Route 283 in Texas

U.S. Route 283 (US 283) is a U.S. highway that begins in the state of Texas near Brady. The highway exits the state into Oklahoma just north of Vernon. US 283 runs through rural areas of the state, serving towns such as Coleman, Seymour, and Vernon. At a length of just 150 miles, US 283 is relatively short compared to other U.S. highways that travel through Texas.

US Highway 283 marker

US Highway 283
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length150.45 mi[1] (242.13 km)
Existed1932[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 87 near Brady
  I-20 in Baird
US 183 near Throckmorton to Vernon
North end US-283 at Texas–Oklahoma state line
Location
CountiesMcCulloch, Coleman, Callahan, Shackelford, Throckmorton, Baylor, Wilbarger
Highway system
SH 282SH 284

Route descriptionEdit

US 283 begins at an intersection with US 87 about three miles northwest of Brady. The highway travels through rural areas of McCulloch County before entering Coleman County. US 283 maintains its rural route through Coleman County before entering the town of Santa Anna, beginning an overlap with US 84. The two highways travel northwest together to the town of Coleman before they split. US 283 returns to a rural route once again and intersects State Highway 36 in southern Callahan County. The highway runs through the town of Baird where it crosses Interstate 20. US 283 next enters the town of Albany and shares a short overlap with US 180/State Highway 6. Just south of Throckmorton the highway begins its lengthy overlap with US 183. The two highways travel to Seymour and begin an overlap with US 277 and US 82. US 183/283 leave US 82/277 in the town of Mabelle. US 183 leaves US 283 in Vernon at US 287/US 70. US 283 travels in a slight northwest direction and crosses over the Red River into Oklahoma.









Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
McCulloch0.000.00  US 87 – San Angelo, Brady
  FM 1121 east – Rochelle
  FM 504 west – Pear Valley
  FM 765 – Millersview
Coleman  FM 1026 west
  FM 2633 south
Santa Anna   US 67 north / US 84 east – BrownwoodSouth end of US 67/84 overlap
  US 67 south – San AngeloNorth end of US 67 overlap
  FM 568 (Santa Anna Avenue)
Coleman  SH 153 west – Coleman, WintersInterchange
  FM 3425 north – Coleman Municipal Airport
  SH 206 south – ColemanSouth end of SH 206 overlap
  US 84 west – AbileneNorth end of US 84 overlap
  SH 206 north – Cross PlainsNorth end of SH 206 overlap
  FM 1274 west
Callahan  FM 2926 west
  SH 36 – Abilene, Cross Plains
Baird  Bus. I-20 (4th Street)Former US 80
  I-20 – Abilene, Fort WorthI-20 exit 307
Shackelford  FM 576 east – Moran
Albany   US 180 west / SH 6 north – Anson, StamfordSouth end of US 180/SH 6 overlap
   SH 6 south / FM 1084 north – CiscoNorth end of SH 6 overlap
  US 180 east – BreckenridgeNorth end of US 180 overlap
  FM 2482 east
  PR 58 north – Fort Griffin State Historical Site
  PR 54 east – Fort Griffin Campsite
Throckmorton  FM 209 east – Woodson
  US 183 south – BreckenridgeSouth end of US 183 overlap
  FM 923
Throckmorton  US 380 – Haskell, Newcastle
  SH 79 north – Archer City
Baylor  US 277 south – StamfordSouth end of US 277 overlap
         
    Bus. US 183 / Bus. US 277 / Bus. US 283 – Seymour
South end of freeway; no northbound entrance
  SH 114 – Lubbock, JacksboroNo southbound entrance
  FM 422 – Seymour
          
     US 82 west / Bus. US 183 / Bus. US 277 / Bus. US 283 – Seymour, Lubbock
North end of freeway; south end of US 82 overlap
Mabelle    US 82 east / US 277 north / FM 1790 south – Wichita FallsNorth end of US 82/277 overlap
Wilbarger  FM 1763 east
  FM 2585 north
  FM 433 westSouth end of FM 433 overlap
  FM 433 east – OklaunionNorth end of FM 433 overlap
Vernon   
  Bus. US 287 (Wilbarger Street)
   US 183 south / US 287 – Amarillo, Wichita FallsNorth end of US 183 overlap
  FM 2072 east
  FM 925 west
  FM 924 – Chillicothe
  FM 91 south – Chillicothe
150.45242.13  US-283 north – AltusContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 283". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
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