Highway Designation File

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


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
428.382 2010

U. S. HIGHWAY NO. 183

Original Description per Administrative Circular No. 16-1944

01/01/1939 - Oklaunion 9, Vernon 45, Seymour 62, Albany 60, Coleman 37, Ballinger (Temporary).

05/01/1942 - Oklaunion 9, Vernon 44, Seymour 64, Albany 25, Baird 39, Coleman 52, Brady 30, Mason 44, to intersection with US 83 at Junction. 



Minute Order 016701, dated 09/26/1939

From the Texas-Oklahoma State Line via Oklaunion., Vernon, Seymour, Albany, Baird, Coleman, Brady, and Mason to a point on US 83 at Junction. General redescription of Highway System.



Minute Order 030402, dated 05/23/1951; AASHTO, dated 10/21/1951

From the Texas/Oklahoma State Line, 7.0 miles north of Oklaunion, southerly via Oklaunion, Vernon, Seymour, Albany, Cisco, Rising Star, Brownwood, Goldthwaite, Lampasas, Briggs, Austin, Lockhart, Luling, Gonzales and Cuero to Refugio, with an ultimate terminus at Corpus Christi contingent upon the completion of the present planned relocation of SH 29 from Refugio to Gregory. (New Description)  Section between Albany and Junction rerouted to between Albany and Corpus Christi.



Minute Orders 032160, dated 05/28/1952, and 032531, dated 08/20/1952

From the Texas/Oklahoma State Line, 7.0 miles north of Oklaunion southerly via Oklaunion, Vernon, Seymour, Throckmorton, Breckenridge, Cisco, Rising Star, Brownwood, Goldthwaite, Lampasas, Briggs, Austin, Lockhart, Luling, Gonzales, and Cuero to Refugio with an ultimate terminus at Corpus Christi contingent upon the completion of the present planned relocation of State Route 29 from Refugio to Gregory.  Section between Throckmorton and Cisco rerouted.  Section of SH 6, south of Throckmorton to Breckenridge, and SH 187 cancelled and combined.


Minute Order #110672, dated 08/24/2006; DesLtr 4-2006, dated 12/15/2006; APPROVED BY AASHTO, the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering & the Standing Committee on Highways, dated 10/27/2006

No change to description. (Wilbarger, Baylor, Throckmorton, Stephens, Eastland, Brown, Mills, Lampasas, Burnet, Williamson, Travis, Caldwell, Gonzales, DeWitt, Goliad, and Refugio Counties) At district’s request, designated US 277 on the state highway system along a new location, from the new intersection of US 183, westward, and southward to 1.2 miles southwest of the existing intersection of US 183, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles; designated US 183 concurrent with US 277 and US 283 on the state highway system along a new location, from the intersection of US 277 eastward and northward to the intersection of US 82, a distance of approximately 4.5 miles; removed the former segment of US 277 from the state highway system and returned to Baylor County for control, jurisdiction, and maintenance, from 1.2 miles southwest of the existing intersection of US 183 northeastward to the intersection of US 183, a distance of approximately 1.2 miles; redesignated former location of US 183, US 277, and US 283 as BU 183-B, BU 277-C, BU 283-B, and SS 334; designated a new location on the state highway system as BU 183-B, BU 277-C and BU 283-B; BU 183-B concurrent with BU 277-C and BU 283-B from the northern intersection of US 183, southwestward and southward to the southern intersection of US 183, a distance of approximately 3.3 miles.



[PORTS TO PLAINS HIGHWAY, with IH 10, US 84, US 190, and SH 36, from Brownwood to Lampasas. (Designated by H.C.R.# 157, 5/7/85)]