Texas State Highway 183
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length||35.942 mi (57.843 km)|
|West end||I-20 in Fort Worth|
| US 377 in Fort Worth|
SH 114 in Irving
|East end||I-35E / US 77 in Dallas|
State Highway 183 or SH 183 is a state highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. Its most heavily used section is designated Airport Freeway where it serves the southern entrance of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
SH 183 was designated on November 30, 1932 from SH 15 east of Mesquite via Mesquite to Dallas. This highway was SH 15A before March 19, 1930, and this highway was erroneously omitted from the March 19, 1930 highway log. On September 26, 1939, it extended to Fort Worth, replacing a section of SH 15. On October 30, 1939, SH 183 extended west from US 81 to US 80. On October 6, 1943, SH 183 extended south from US 80 to US 377, and SH 183 was rerouted east to US 77 northwest of Dallas. The section east of US 77 was renumbered as SH 352, and the old route west of US 77 would be designated as FM 684 on February 26, 1946, but this would be changed to SH 356 on August 8, 1946. On December 4, 1957, SH 183 was rerouted to end at I 35-E, and the old route of SH 183 was transferred to Loop 12. On May 13, 1977, SH 183 extended southeast to I-20 over cancelled Loop 820. On August 29, 1979, SH 183 was rerouted over Spur 350 and SH 121 and I-820. The old route of SH 183 was redesignated as SH 10.
This article or section is written in the wrong direction. U.S. road articles are generally written in a south-to-north and west-to-east direction in order to follow the order of their mileposts.
Its eastern terminus is the interchange with Interstate 35E in Dallas. It leads northwest as the John W. Carpenter Freeway, then moves westward at the three-way interchange with State Highway 114 and Loop 12 at the former site of Texas Stadium (from which Highway 114 continues as the Carpenter Freeway). The freeway continues as Airport Freeway on its westerly course through Irving, and forms the southern boundary of DFW Airport.
Moving into Tarrant County, the freeway, still called Airport Freeway, continues west through Euless, Bedford, and Hurst. In Bedford, 183 joins State Highway 121 and both follow the same co-signed westerly route. At the intersection with Interstate 820, 183 and 121 turn south with the interstate, and all three highways briefly share the same co-signed route.
Highway 183 leaves I-820 after less than two miles (3 km) at a parclo interchange with State Highway 10 (a route that formed the original pre-freeway alignment of SH 183). 183 then turns west as it becomes a surface street, Baker Boulevard, through Richland Hills. After entering Haltom City, 183 joins State Highway 26 and, briefly, U.S. Highway 377, leading southwest through Haltom City as East Belknap Street. At an intersection with Northeast 28th Street and Midway Road, 183 turns west onto the former. After entering the Fort Worth city limits, 183 intersects Interstate 35W/US 287 in a parclo interchange, then passes the historic Fort Worth Stock Yards.
In western Fort Worth and its environs, Highway 183 forms a partial ring road. In northwest Fort Worth, this semicircular route begins when 183 curves southwest as Ephriham Avenue. Continuing southwest, 183 becomes River Oaks Boulevard in River Oaks, Westworth Boulevard in Westworth Village, and Alta Mere Drive as it passes the eastern boundaries of Fort Worth Naval Air Base and White Settlement. Turning south past Ridgmar Mall and a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 30, 183 crosses Spur 580 (formerly U.S. Highway 80, part of the Bankhead Highway) and again meets U.S. Highway 377 at a rotary intersection, referred to locally as a traffic circle. From the circle, it turns southeast as Southwest Boulevard, again becoming a freeway and passing through Benbrook before reaching its southern terminus at Interstate 20 and Southwest Loop 820 near Hulen Mall. This freeway segment served as the alignment of Interstates 20 and 820 before the current route was completed in the early 1980s.
The entire route is located inside Tarrant and Dallas counties.
|Tarrant||Fort Worth||0.0||0.0||I-20 / Hulen Street – Dallas||I-20 exit 432 westbound.|
|0.9||1.4||Chisholm Trail Parkway / Bryant Irvin Road||No westbound exit|
|Benbrook||1.3||2.1||Crosslands Road||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Fort Worth||1.9||3.1||Ridglea Country Club Drive|
|2.2||3.5||Vickery Boulevard||interchange; west end of freeway|
|3.6||5.8||US 377 (Benbrook Highway / Camp Bowie Boulevard)||Traffic circle|
|4.0||6.4||Spur 580 (Camp Bowie West Boulevard / Former US 80)|
|5.0||8.0||I-30 / Spur 341 (Lockheed Boulevard) – Weatherford||Exit 7B on I-30|
|Westworth Village||7.0||11.3||NAS Fort Worth JRB / FMC Carswell||Interchange|
|Fort Worth||10.0||16.1||SH 199 (Jacksboro Highway)|
|10.8||17.4||FM 1220 north (Azle Avenue)|
Bus. US 287 (North Main Street)
|13.8||22.2||I-35W / US 287||I-35W exit 54|
|Haltom City||16.8||27.0||US 377 south (Belknap Street)||West end of overlap with US 377|
|17.3||27.8||US 377 north (Denton Highway)||East end of overlap with US 377|
|18.6||29.9||SH 26 north||Interchange; no eastbound entrance|
|Richland Hills||19.0||30.6||To SH 26 / Rufe Snow Drive (Spur 474)|
|Hurst||20.9||33.6||I-820 south / SH 121 south / SH 10 east – Downtown Fort Worth||west end of I-820 / SH 121 overlap; SH 183 west follows exit 24A|
|21.7||34.9||Pipeline Road / Glenview Drive||I-820 exit 23, access to North Hills Hospital|
|SH 121 Express north / SH 183 Express east to FM 157||eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-820 exit 23A|
|22.0||35.4||SH 26 / FM 1938 north (Davis Boulevard) / Bedford-Euless Road – Colleyville, TCC Northeast Campus||I-820 exit 22B|
|22.6||36.4||I-820 west||north end of I-820 overlap; SH 183 east follows exit 22A|
|23.5||37.8||FM 3029 north (Precinct Line Road) / Hurstview Drive|
|Hurst–Bedford line||24.8||39.9||Norwood Drive / Brown Trail|
|Bedford||25.6||41.2||Bedford Road / Forest Ridge Drive|
|26.4||42.5||Central Drive / Forest Ridge Drive|
|27.1||43.6||SH 121 north – DFW Airport North Entry||East end of SH 121 overlap; no direct westbound exit (signed at Murphy Drive)|
|27.4||44.1||Westpark Way / Murphy Drive|
|SH 121 Express south / SH 183 Express west to I-820||westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Bedford–Euless line||28.6||46.0||FM 157 (Industrial Boulevard)|
|Euless||29.1||46.8||Ector Drive||no direct westbound exit (signed at Euless Main Street)|
|29.3||47.2||Euless Main Street|
|30.3||48.8||SH 10 west||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Fort Worth||30.8||49.6||SH 360 / FAA Road – Grand Prairie, Arlington, Grapevine, Euless|
|31.5||50.7||Amon Carter Boulevard|
|32.0||51.5||DFW Airport (International Parkway)|
|Dallas||Irving||32.6||52.5||County Line Road / Valley View Lane|
|33.4||53.8||Pres. George Bush Tpk. / SH 161 north|
|34.7||55.8||SH 356 (Irving Boulevard) / Belt Line Road|
|Frontage Road||westbound access only|
|36.7||59.1||MacArthur Boulevard||Access to Baylor Medical Center of Irving|
|39.1||62.9||University of Dallas||Westbound exit only|
|40.2||64.7||SH 114 / Spur 482 – Grapevine, DFW Airport North Entry|
|42.2||67.9||Frontage Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|42.5||68.4||Mockingbird Lane – Dallas Love Field Airport|
|42.7||68.7||I-35E south (US 77)||I-35E exit 433A|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 183". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty
- Google (September 22, 2013). "SH 183" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
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