Texas State Highway 82

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State Highway 82

SH 82 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length13.01 mi[1] (20.94 km)
Major junctions
South end LA 82
Major intersections SH 87 in Port Arthur
North end SH 73 in Port Arthur
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SH 81 US 83

State Highway 82 (SH 82) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs 13 miles (21 km) from the Louisiana border as a continuation of Louisiana Highway 82 to the East Texas city of Port Arthur. A roadway existed from at least 1970, when the Gulfgate Bridge (later renamed Martin Luther King Bridge) was completed;[2] the route was designated SH 82 in 1975. The designation had previously applied to a route in West Texas, from 1923 to 1958.


Pecos, Ward, and Winkler Counties

Old Texas 82.svg

SH 82 was originally designated on August 21, 1923, on a route from the West Texas town of Monahans south to Fort Stockton, with a planned extension south to Sanderson, replacing part of SH 17.[3] On October 16, 1928, SH 82 was extended north to Kermit.[4] On June 25, 1929, SH 82 was extended north to the New Mexico border.[5] The planned extension to Sanderson was transferred to newly designated U.S. Highway 285 (cosigned since 1935) on September 26, 1939. On February 27, 1958, the remainder of the route was renumbered as SH 18, to coordinate with its intersection with New Mexico State Road 18.

Jefferson County

On January 29, 1975, SH 82 was designated over its current route in Jefferson County from SH 87 to Louisiana Highway 82. On January 7, 1987, the route was extended 2.1 miles (3.4 km) to SH 73 incorporating the former Spur 214. The section west of Sabine Pass was previously proposed on September 19, 1956, as SH 362 (for access to the proposed levee; to be cancelled when construction was completed), but the designation was changed to FM 1900 on December 13, 1956 (still was to be cancelled when construction was completed), and FM 1900 was completed, and FM 1900 was cancelled on October 30, 1958, due to completion of construction.

Major junctions

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

Sabine River0.0000.000 LA 82Southern terminus: Continues into Louisiana
Port Arthur SH 87
13.0120.94 SH 73Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 82". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "The Gulfgate Bridge AKA Martin Luther King Bridge". texasescapes.com. May 31, 2003. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Minutes of the Seventy-Third and First Adjourned Meeting of the State Highway Commission" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. August 21, 1923. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Minutes of the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Meeting of the State Highway Commission" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. October 15, 1928. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Minutes of the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Meeting of the State Highway Commission" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. June 25, 1929. Retrieved January 25, 2018.

External links

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