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U.S. Route 82 in Texas

US Highway 82 marker

US Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length564.900 mi[1] (909.118 km)
Existed1935-present
Major junctions
West end at the New Mexico state line
  / in Brownfield

/ / in Lubbock
in Guthrie
/ / in Wichita Falls
in Ringgold
/ in Gainesville
in Sherman
in Bells
near New Boston

/ / / in Texarkana
East end at the Arkansas state line
Location
CountiesYoakum, Terry, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Knox, Baylor, Archer, Wichita, Clay, Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Red River, Bowie
Highway system
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In the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. Route 82 (US 82) is a U.S. Highway that begins on the New Mexico border and heads east through West Texas and Lubbock to the Arkansas border at Texarkana.

Route description

New Mexico-Texas state line to Wichita Falls

US 82 crosses into Texas from New Mexico at Texas Farm to Market Road 769, turning northeastward toward Plains, where it merges with US 380. US 82 is co-signed with US 380 from Plains to Brownfield, where it joins US 62, and US 380 leaves the route. US 82/62 continues northeastward toward Lubbock.

In Lubbock, US 82 and US 62 split, where US 82 has been upgraded to a full access freeway, named the Marsha Sharp Freeway, in honor of retired Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp. On the east side of the city, US 82 travels as a surface street along Parkway Drive and it once again merges with US 62 (along with State Highway 114) where it continues eastward through Ralls, where US 62 makes a sharp turn to the north and leaves the route. US 82 continues eastward across the level plains of the Llano Estacado to Crosbyton and then dips downward as it crosses the White River of Blanco Canyon, where the Texas Department of Transportation maintains the Silver Falls Rest Area with facilities and hiking trails. After climbing out of Blanco Canyon, US 82 eventually exits the Llano Estacado and enters the rolling plains near Dickens.

US 82/SH 114 continues eastward as a co-signed route until Seymour, where it merges with U.S. Highways 183, 277 and 283, with US 183 and 283 leaving the route at Mabelle. US 82/277 continues eastward to Wichita Falls, merging with I-44 and US 287 just south of downtown at Mile marker 0.

Wichita Falls to Texarkana and Texas-Arkansas state line

US 82 leaves US 287 at Henrietta and continues east towards the small towns of Nocona (beginning as a four-lane divided highway), St. Jo and Muenster and crossing I-35 in Gainesville at a partial cloverleaf interchange (It has since been converted to a frontage road interchange in 2012.). The highway continues east towards Whitesboro and Sherman where it crosses US Highway 75 at a three-level diamond interchange (the portion through Sherman is called the Buck Owens Freeway in honor of the country music star, who was born in Sherman). Prior to the 1990s, the two highways ran concurrently on the route of SH 56 before being rerouted northeast of Sherman on its present-day route. The highway continues east to Bells where US 82 cross US Route 69.

In Bonham, Texas, US 82 crosses SH 121 while the route runs parallel with SH 56 until Honey Grove where SH 56 ends. US 82 enters Paris at a diamond interchange where it runs concurrent with Loop 286 on the north side of the city as a Business Route runs through the center of the city before rejoining on the east side of Paris. At a diamond interchange on the north side of Paris, US 82/TX Loop 286 meets with US 271 where both highways run concurrent on the northeast side of town before US 82 branches off at another diamond interchange on the east side of Paris. After passing around Clarksville and other smaller towns the highway is crossed by Interstate 30 east of New Boston at a partial cloverleaf and continues to run parallel to IH 30 into Arkansas through downtown Texarkana.[2]

History

US 82 was first designated in Texas in 1939, traveling from Lubbock to Texarkana. The highway was extended from Lubbock to the New Mexico state line in 1963. Between 1974 and 1994, US 82 was re-routed from Whitesboro to Honey Grove; the old routing became SH 56.[3] The highway was re-routed from Allendale Road to US 281/US 287 through Wichita Falls in 1998 with a bypass built around Holliday in 2005. US 82 was re-routed around Clarkesville in 2006, creating a concurrency with SH 37. The highway was re-routed south of Guthrie in 2007, with part of the former route becoming Spur 729.[4]

Marsha Sharp Freeway

The Marsha Sharp Freeway, named for former Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp, was built along US 82 in Lubbock, with construction officially beginning in May 2003, with development going back to the 1980s.[5][6] In 1998, funding was first received. The five-phase project was scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Phase 2 of the project was scheduled to be completed in December 2008 at a cost of $140 million. It involved construction of the freeway from Salem Avenue to Avenue L and erecting interchanges at 19th Street, Quaker Avenue, Fourth Street, and Avenue Q in Lubbock. Currently construction on the freeway has started from Milwaukee Ave. to Upland Ave. and on the intersection of Spur 327 and U.S. 62/82. [7]

The section of freeway between West Loop 289 and Avenue L was widened from four lanes to six lanes between March 6, 2017 and March 5, 2018, officially marking the end of the freeway's construction.[8][9]

Future

TxDOT began upgrading U.S. 82 in Grayson and Fannin County in 2013. The four-lane divided highway upgrade between Sherman and Bonham was completed in 2015. TxDOT plans to continue this upgrade to the Fannin and Lamar County line by 2020. Long term planning calls for U.S. 82 to be a four-lane divided highway system the entire length between Wichita Falls and Texarkana as a potential alternate route through north Texas in order to bypass the overcrowded Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

It is being upgraded to a 4 lane divided highway west of Nocona, and a partial bypass is planned to run south of Gainesville.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
Texas-New Mexico line0.000.00 west - LovingtonContinuation into New Mexico
Yoakum0.10.16 to
11.618.7 south
Plains14.924.0 west - RoswellWest end of US 380 overlap
15.925.6 - Morton, Denver City
19.932.0 south
27.944.9 - Whiteface, Seagraves
Terry36.558.7
Gomez41.466.6
Brownfield46.574.8 (14th Street)
47.476.3 west / south (South 1st Street) - SeminoleWest end of US 62 / US 385 overlap
47.576.4 east (Tahoka Highway) - Terry County AirportEast end of US 380 overlap
48.477.9 north - LevellandEast end of US 385 overlap
48.578.1 north
52.183.8 east
Meadow58.694.3 - New Home
HockleyRopesville65.3105.1 /  - Smyer, Slaton
Lubbock72.3116.4 eastWest end of FM 1585 overlap
74.0119.1 westeast end of FM 1585 overlap
Wolfforth74.8120.4 eastInterchange; west end of freeway
75.4121.3 - Wolfforth
76.9123.8 / 82nd Street - Wolfforth
Lubbock78.9127.0Upland Avenue
79.7128.3 eastEastbound exit and westbound entrance
79.9128.6Milwaukee Avenue
81.0130.4 (West Loop)
82.1132.134th Street / Slide Road
83.6134.5Quaker Avenue
84.0135.2 east / (19th Street) - Texas Tech UniversityEast end of US 62 overlap; no direct eastbound exit to SH 114 west (signed at Quaker Avenue); no direct westbound exit (signed at Texas Tech Parkway), access to Covenant Hospital and University Medical Center
84.5136.0Texas Tech Parkway - Texas Tech University
86.4139.0 west (4th Street)Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
85.6137.8University Avenue - Texas Tech University
86.5139.2 (Avenue Q)
87.3140.5Avenue L / Texas Avenue / Buddy Holly Avenueno direct westbound exit (signed at I-27)
88.0141.6 /  - Amarillo, Tahokainterchange; east end of freeway; I-27 exit 4
90.7146.0 west / west (Idalou Road) / Frontage Roadinterchange; no westbound entrance; west end of US 62 / SH 114 overlap
90.9146.3 (East Loop)interchange
94.6152.2 west - Airport
95.9154.3 south - Buffalo Springs Lake, Ransom Canyonwest end of FM 1729 overlap
97.0156.1 north - New Dealeast end of FM 1729 overlap
100.0160.9 - Plainview, Slaton, Ransom Canyon
103.1165.9 southwest end of FM 789 overlap
104.1167.5 north - Petersburgeast end of FM 789 overlap
CrosbyLorenzo107.6173.2 north - Downtown Lorenzowest end of FM 378 overlap
108.1174.0 southeast end of FM 378 overlap
111.4179.3 north
113.4182.5 south
115.5185.9 east - Floydadaeast end of US 62 overlap
Ralls116.1186.8 to east - Floydada, Post
118.8191.2 south
Crosbyton124.9201.0 - Post, White River Lake
128.6207.0 north
133.2214.4 north - Dougherty
135.2217.6 - Spur
Dickens138.5222.9 north - McAdoo
148.4238.8 east
Dickens149.2240.1 - Matador, Spur
149.6240.8 (Montgomery Street)
154.1248.0 north - East Afton
161.0259.1 north
King180.9291.1 - Guthrie, AspermontInterchange
195.0313.8 east - Knox City
KnoxBenjamin212.6342.1 - Crowell, Knox City
219.9353.9 north - Gillilandwest end of FM 267 overlap
220.1354.2 south - Rhineland, Mundayeast end of FM 267 overlap
230.3370.6 south - Goree
BaylorRed Springs235.3378.7 east
239.3385.1 north
Seymour244.2393.0
south / east (Main Street) / east (California Street) - Fort Worth, Throckmorton, Abilene
East end of SH 114 overlap; west end of US 183 Bus. overlap
245.1394.5
245.3394.8 north - Crowell
246.3396.4 south / south / southinterchange; east end of US 183 Bus. overlap; west end of US 183 / US 277 / US 283 overlap
See US 277
WichitaWichita Falls294.4473.8 north / north / north to  - Lawton, AmarilloEast end of US 277 overlap; west end of US 281 / US 287 overlap
See US 287
ClayHenrietta311.7501.6 south - Bowie, Fort WorthInterchange; east end of US 287 overlap
313.0503.7 north - PetroliaWest end of SH 148 overlap
313.4504.4 south - JacksboroEast end of SH 148 overlap
313.5504.5 north (Bridge Street)
314.0505.3 south - Fort Worth
323.6520.8 south
325.6524.0 west
MontagueRinggold328.1528.0 east
328.3528.3 - Waurika, BowieInterchange
Belcherville334.7538.6 - Bowie
Nocona340.9548.6 south - Montague
341.0548.8 north (Clay Street) - Prairie Valley, Spanish Fort
348.7561.2 north - Bonita
Saint Jo353.9569.5 south - Bowie
354.6570.7 - Illinois Bend, Forestburg
354.8571.0 north - Bulcher
CookeMuenster363.7585.3 (Main Street) - Bulcher
366.3589.5 north - Marysville
Myra367.4591.3 south
Lindsay372.4599.3 northwest end of FM 1199 overlap
372.5599.5 south (Ash Street) to southeast end of FM 1199 overlap
372.9600.1 south
Gainesville375.0603.5 north - Moss Lake, Sivells Bend
376.4605.8 (US 77) - Oklahoma City, DentonI-35 exit 498
376.9606.6Dixon StreetInterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
377.6607.7 (Grand Avenue)Interchange
379.3610.4 south
380.7612.7 north - Walnut Bend
Oak Ridge384.9619.4 - Woodbine, CallisburgInterchange
GraysonWhitesboro388.8625.7622 (Main Street)Interchange
390.9629.1624
to (Union Street) - Madill
Interchange
Sadler394.3634.6628 - SadlerInterchange
Sherman403.0648.6636 - Pottsboro, Dallas, NTRAInterchange
406.0653.4640 - Pottsboro, NTRAinterchange; west end of freeway
407.5655.8641 (Travis Street)no direct westbound exit (signed at exit 642A)
407.9656.5642A - Denison, DallasSigned as exit 642 eastbound; US 75 exit 63
408.5657.4642BLoy Lake Roadno direct eastbound exit (signed at exit 642)
409.0658.2643 (Texoma Parkway)
409.9659.7644Skaggs RoadNo direct westbound exit (signed at exit 645)
410.9661.3645interchange; east end of freeway
Bells419.2674.6653 - Denison, BellsInterchange
420.1676.1654 - Bells, AmbroseInterchange
FanninSavoy423.1680.9658 - SavoyInterchange
Ector428.1689.0 - Ravenna, Whitewright
430.6693.0 south - Choice Moore Unit, Buster Cole Unit
Bonham432.8696.5670 to  - Yuba, Trenton, McKinneyinterchange
433.7698.0671 - Durant, Leonardinterchange
Lannius440.8709.4 - Dodd City
443.6713.9 - Windom
Honey Grove447.8720.7 - Allens Chapel, Ivanhoe
449.2722.9686 /  - Monkstown, Wolfe City, CommerceInterchange
452.0727.4 west - Bonham, Dodd City
LamarPetty454.5731.4 south - Tigertown, Maxey
455.1732.4 east - Brookston
455.4732.9 east - Roxton
Brookston-Toco line462.6744.5 - Maxey, Tigertown, Roxton
Paris467.1751.7 west - Toco
468.5754.0
east / south to /  - Roxton, Cooper
Interchange; west end of Loop 286 overlap
470.4757.0 - SumnerInterchange
471.8759.3 north (US 271 Bus. south) - Hugo, PoteauInterchange; west end of US 271 overlap
472.3760.1 Stillhouse RoadInterchange, access to Paris Regional Medical Center
473.2761.5 east to  - Faught, Albion
473.5762.0 - Faught, AlbionInterchange
474.7764.0Pine Mill RoadInterchange
475.1764.6
south / west / south - Mount Pleasant, Cooper
Interchange; east end of US 271/Loop 286 overlap
Reno478.1769.4 south to  - Airport
Sun Valley479.7772.0 south
Blossom482.5776.5 north (High Street) - FaughtWest end of FM 196 overlap
482.8777.0 east / south - Pattonville, DetroitEast end of FM 196 overlap
483.9778.8 north - Faught
Red RiverDetroit489.6787.9 to  - Kiomatia, Rugby, Blossom
490.4789.2 east - Bagwell
498.0801.5 west - Bagwell
Clarksville500.3805.2 southto2=to / south
501.7807.4
east / south - Bogata, Mount Vernon
West end of SH 37 overlap
503.2809.8
north / south - Idabel, Albion
Interchange; east end of SH 37 overlap
504.6812.1 - Albion
504.9812.6
west
505.2813.0 east - English, Springhill
505.6813.7 south - Boxelder
Annona511.5823.2 northWest end of FM 44 overlap
511.6823.3 south - Boxelder, SiloamEast end of FM 44 overlap
517.7833.2 north - English
Avery519.7836.4 northWest end of FM 911 overlap
519.9836.7
east / south
East end of FM 911 overlap
520.4837.5
west
BowieOak Grove525.7846.0 north - Springhill
De Kalb528.9851.2 - Idabel, Broken Bow, Daingerfield, OmahaInterchange
530.1853.1 north - Springhill
530.3853.4 (Runnels Street) - Omaha, New Boston
530.8854.2 east - Boston
Malta536.0862.6 north
539.2867.8 south / north to to west - Simms
539.9868.9 - Texarkana, DallasI-30 exit 199
New Boston542.0872.3 west - Daniels Chapel, De Kalb
543.0873.9 - Foreman, LindenInterchange
547.2880.6 north to / James Carlow Drive
Hooks548.5882.7 north to  - RRAD Main Gate
549.9885.0 north (Main Street) to
551.6887.7 east - Red Bank
Leary552.9889.8 north (Lone Star Drive) to
554.2891.9 west (Barkman Creek Road) - Red Bank
554.9893.0 north (Leary Road) to
556.8896.1 north - Red Lick
557.6897.4 - Red Lick
Nash559.3900.1 (Kings Highway) to  - Wamba, Wake Village
Texarkana561.2903.2 / (Sowell Lane / North Bishop Road) to interchange
563.3906.5 (Summerhill Road) to
563.9907.5 north (Texas Boulevard)
564.5908.5 south (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)West end of US 67 overlap
564.9909.1 north / / east (Seventh Street / State Line Avenue)Arkansas state line; north end of US 67 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 82". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Google (2008-03-05). "overview map of US 82" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 56". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 729". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Lubbock leaders turn dirt for freeway project" (PDF). Freeway Today. TxDOT. May 2003. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Marsha Sharp Freeway". TxDOT. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Marsha Sharp freeway construction could complicate campus traffic until 2008". The Daily Toreador. April 13, 2007.
  8. ^ "TxDOT begins project to widen Marsha Sharp Freeway". KCBD. March 6, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Construction Complete On Marsha Sharp Freeway". KAMC. March 5, 2018. Retrieved 2018.


U.S. Route 82
Previous state:
New Mexico
Texas Next state:
Arkansas

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