Highway Designation File

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Current Description-Effective Date-Authority


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
783.514 2008

U. S. HIGHWAY NO. 83

Original Description per Administrative Circular No. 16-1944

07/01/1932 - Perryton 56, Canadian 55, Wheeler 43, Wellington 33, Childress 31, Paducah 27, Guthrie 35, Aspermont 37, Anson 22, Abilene 20, Tuscola 31, Ballinger 38, Eden 22, Menard 89, Leakey 40, Uvalde 37, Crystal City 12, Carrizo Springs 9, Ashburton 86, Laredo 52, Zapata 39, Roma 60, San Juan 56, Brownsville.

03/01/1935 - Perryton 56, Canadian 55, Wheeler 43, Wellington 33, Childress 31, Paducah 27, Guthrie 35, Anson 22, Abilene 20, Tuscola 31, Aspermont 37, Ballinger 38, Eden 22, Menard 89, Leakey 40, Uvalde 37, Crystal City 12, Carrizo Springs 9, Ashburton 86, Laredo 52, Zapata 39, Roma, Rio Grande 43, McAllen 6, Hidalgo 50, Brownsville.

01/01/1939 - Perryton 56, Canadian 55, Wheeler 43, Wellington 33, Childress 31, Paducah 27, Guthrie 35, Aspermont,37, Anson 22, Abilene 20, Tuscola 31, Ballinger 38, Eden 22, Menard 89, Leakey 40, Uvalde 37, Crystal City 12, Carrizo Springs 9, Ashburton 86, Laredo 52, Zapata 39, Roma 13, Rio Grande 34, Pharr 18, Harlingen 25, Brownsville

05/01/1942 - Perryton 46, Canadian 34, Wheeler 42, Wellington 30, Childress 31, Paducah 28, Guthrie 35, Aspermont 36, Anson 24, Abilene 18, Tuscola 38, Ballinger 37, Eden 21, Menard 89, Leakey 40, Uvalde 39, Crystal City 13, Carrizo Springs 9, Asherton 73, Laredo 47, Zapata 41, Roma 13, Rio Grande 44, Pharr 31, Harlingen 26, Brownsville.



Minute Order 016701, dated 09/26/1939

From the Texas-Oklahoma State Line near of Highway System Perryton via Perryton, Canadian, Wheeler, Shamrock, Wellington, Childress, Paducah, Guthrie, Aspermont, Hamlin, Anson, Abilene, Tuscola, Ballinger, Eden, Menard, Junction, Leakey, Uvalde, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Webb City, Laredo, Roma, Rio Grande, Mission, Pharr, and Harlingen to Brownsville.  General redescription



Adm Auth 05/01/1989

No change to description.  As requested by District, SL 254 cancelled and redesignated as US 83 one-way pair.



Minute Order 107172, 05/29/1997; DesLtr 03-1997, 09/10/1997

From the Texas/Oklahoma S/L near Perryton via Perryton, Canadian, Wheeler, Shamrock, Wellington, Childress, Paducah, Guthrie, Aspermont, Hamlin, Anson, Abilene, Tuscola, Ballinger, Eden, Menard, Junction, Leakey, Uvalde, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Webb City, Laredo, Roma, Rio Grande, Mission, Pharr, Harlingen, and Brownsville to the Los Tomates International Bridge Crossing at the Rio Grande River, a total distance of approximately 897 miles. (Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hemphill, Wheeler, Collingsworth, Childress, Cottle, King, Stonewall, Fisher, Jones, Taylor Runnels, Concho, Menard, Kimble, Kerr, Edwards, Kerr, Real, Uvalde, Zavala, Dimmit, Webb, Zapata, Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron Counties)  Mileage added to extend US 83 to the Los Tomates International Bridge Crossing at the Rio Grande River.


[Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway--US 83 located in Texas.  Acts 1995, 74th Leg., eff. Sept. 1, 1995]

[Sam Waldrop Highway Interchange--Interchange at US 83/US 84/SL 322 in Abilene.  Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1000,  1, eff. June 18, 1999]