Texas State Highway 183

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State Highway 183
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length35.942 mi[1] (57.843 km)
Existedby 1939[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-20 in Fort Worth
  US 377 in Fort Worth

I-30 in Fort Worth
I-35W / US 287 in Fort Worth
I-820 from Hurst to N. Richland Hills
SH 121 from Hurst to Bedford
Pres. George Bush Tpk. / SH 161 in Irving

SH 114 in Irving
East end I-35E / US 77 in Dallas
Highway system
SH 182SH 184

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.[2] 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.

Route description[edit]

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.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is located inside Tarrant and Dallas counties.

TarrantFort Worth0.00.0 I-20 / Hulen Street – DallasI-20 exit 432 westbound.
0.91.4 Chisholm Trail Parkway / Bryant Irvin RoadNo westbound exit
Benbrook1.32.1Crosslands RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Fort Worth1.93.1Ridglea Country Club Drive
2.23.5Vickery Boulevardinterchange; west end of freeway
3.65.8 US 377 (Benbrook Highway / Camp Bowie Boulevard)Traffic circle
4.06.4 Spur 580 (Camp Bowie West Boulevard / Former US 80)
5.08.0 I-30 / Spur 341 (Lockheed Boulevard) – WeatherfordExit 7B on I-30
Westworth Village7.011.3NAS Fort Worth JRB / FMC CarswellInterchange
Fort Worth10.016.1 SH 199 (Jacksboro Highway)
10.817.4 FM 1220 north (Azle Avenue)
Bus. US 287 (North Main Street)
13.822.2 I-35W / US 287I-35W exit 54
Haltom City16.827.0 US 377 south (Belknap Street)West end of overlap with US 377
17.327.8 US 377 north (Denton Highway)East end of overlap with US 377
18.629.9 SH 26 northInterchange; no eastbound entrance
Richland Hills19.030.6 To SH 26 / Rufe Snow Drive (Spur 474)
Hurst20.933.6 I-820 south / SH 121 south / SH 10 east – Downtown Fort Worthwest end of I-820 / SH 121 overlap; SH 183 west follows exit 24A
21.734.9 Pipeline Road / Glenview DriveI-820 exit 23, access to North Hills Hospital
SH 121 Express north / SH 183 Express east to FM 157eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-820 exit 23A
22.035.4 SH 26 / FM 1938 north (Davis Boulevard) / Bedford-Euless Road – Colleyville, TCC Northeast CampusI-820 exit 22B
22.636.4 I-820 westnorth end of I-820 overlap; SH 183 east follows exit 22A
23.537.8 FM 3029 north (Precinct Line Road) / Hurstview Drive
HurstBedford line24.839.9Norwood Drive / Brown Trail
Bedford25.641.2Bedford Road / Forest Ridge Drive
26.442.5Central Drive / Forest Ridge Drive
27.143.6 SH 121 north – DFW Airport North EntryEast end of SH 121 overlap; no direct westbound exit (signed at Murphy Drive)
27.444.1Westpark Way / Murphy Drive
SH 121 Express south / SH 183 Express west to I-820westbound exit and eastbound entrance
BedfordEuless line28.646.0 FM 157 (Industrial Boulevard)
Euless29.146.8Ector Driveno direct westbound exit (signed at Euless Main Street)
29.347.2Euless Main Street
30.348.8 SH 10 westWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fort Worth30.849.6 SH 360 / FAA Road – Grand Prairie, Arlington, Grapevine, Euless
31.550.7Amon Carter Boulevard
32.051.5DFW Airport (International Parkway)
DallasIrving32.652.5County Line Road / Valley View Lane
33.453.8 Pres. George Bush Tpk. / SH 161 north
33.854.4Esters Road
34.755.8 SH 356 (Irving Boulevard) / Belt Line Road
35.757.5Story Road
Frontage Roadwestbound access only
36.759.1 MacArthur BoulevardAccess to Baylor Medical Center of Irving
37.259.9O'Connor Road
38.061.2Frontage Road
38.562.0Carl Road
39.162.9University of DallasWestbound exit only
39.463.4 Loop 12
40.264.7 SH 114 / Spur 482 – Grapevine, DFW Airport North Entry
40.665.3Grauwyler Road
Dallas41.366.5Regal Row
42.267.9Frontage RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
42.568.4Mockingbird Lane – Dallas Love Field Airport
42.768.7 I-35E south (US 77)I-35E exit 433A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 183". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Google (September 22, 2013). "SH 183" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 22, 2013.