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Texas State Highway 183

State Highway 183 marker

State Highway 183
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 35.94 mi[1] (57.84 km)
Existed: by 1939 – 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
SH 161 in Irving

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


  • Route description 1
  • Exit list 2
  • References 3
  • Bibliography 4

Route description

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 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

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Tarrant Fort Worth 0.0 0.0 I-20 east / Hulen Street
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)
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)
12.2 19.6
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
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
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 SH 161 north
33.8 54.4 Esters Road
34.7 55.8 SH 356 (Irving Boulevard) / Belt Line Road
35.7 57.5 Story Road
Frontage Road westbound access only
36.7 59.1 MacArthur Boulevard Access to Baylor Medical Center of Irving
37.2 59.9 O'Connor Road
38.0 61.2 Frontage Road
38.5 62.0 Carl Road
39.1 62.9 University of Dallas Westbound exit only
39.4 63.4 Loop 12
40.2 64.7 SH 114 / Spur 482 – Grapevine, DFW Airport North Entry
40.6 65.3 Grauwyler Road
Dallas 41.3 66.5 Regal Row
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



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