U.S. Highway 77 & 83 South - Harlingen to Mexico


US 77 and 83 are overlapped from Harlingen to Brownsville. This section of freeway connects two of the largest cities in the Rio Grande Valley (McAllen, the third, is reached via the continuation of US 83 north). This section of freeway was constructed between 1964 and 1965 as an expressway, and upgraded to freeway between Harlingen and La Paloma in 1972. The expressway was converted to freeway south to Brownsville in 1984-85, with the final leg between SH 4 and the border completed in 2004.

Advance signage for FM 1479, F street. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The right lane exits for FM 1479, F Street and Rangerville Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
FM 1479 travels south to Las Rusias. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The next exit is New Hampshire Street. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
New Hampshire Street exits here. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Loop 499 and FM 801, Ed Carey Dr. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use Loop 499 to reach Valley International Airport. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Loop 499 travels north and west around Harlingen to meet US 77, while FM 801 travels south to meet FM 800 near Rangerville. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The next exit is FM 509, Paso Real highway. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use FM 509 to reach the Mexico Free Trade bridge. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use the next three exits to reach San Benito business district. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
FM 509 travels south to Los Indios and north to FM 508. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use the next two exits to reach the San Benito business district. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The next exit serves Spur 486, Williams Road and Ratliff Street. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use Spur 486 to reach Rio Hondo. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Spur 486 connects US 77/83 and BU 77-W. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
This temporary sign denotes the exit for FM 732 and BU 77-W. FM 732 travels south to US 281 and north to FM 510. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
This temporary exit sign marks SH 100, which travels east to South Padre Island. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
US 77/83 was under construction at the time of these photos, to be widened and reconstructed. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The next exit serves Roberta Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Roberta Road is followed by the frontage road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Distance sign to Olmito and Brownsville. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Carmen Avenue and Rancho Viejo. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Carmen Avenue and Rancho Viejo Photo taken February 19, 2006.
US 77/83 enter Brownsville here, as noted by the sign. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for FM 511 and FM 803, serving Olmito and the Port of Brownsville. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
FM 803 travels north to Las Yescas, while FM 511 travels southeast to Port Brownsville and FM 1419. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for FM 1732 and Olmito. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
FM 1732 travels west to meet US 281 at Villa Cavazos. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Merryman Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Merryman Road exits here. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Stillman Road and Old Alice Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Stillman Road and Old Alice Road exit here. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for FM 3248, Alton Gloor Boulevard. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use the next six exits for Brownsville's Central Business District. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
FM 3248 travels west to Villa Nueva and east to FM 511. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Morrison Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Morrison Road exits here. The next exit is Business 77-Z and FM 802. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use BU 77-Z to reach the Brownsville Information Center. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
BU-77Z exits here to travel south to the Gateway International Bridge and US 281, while FM 802 travels between US 281 and FM 511. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
This is a typical view of the reconstructed US 77/83 freeway in Brownsville. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Advance signage for Price Road and Old Alice Road. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Elevated above the city, this sign denotes SH 48 as the next exit. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Another view of US 77/83, now six lanes with a high jersey barrier. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
SH 48, Boca Chica Boulevard travels northeast to meet SH 100 at Port Isabel. Use SH 48 to reach South Padre Island. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
This is a view of US 77/83 just past SH 48. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The next exit is 6th Street. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
There is a viaduct before reaching 6th street, as seen in this picture. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
A new overpass is being constructed at 6th street, as seen in this picture. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Use the next exit (12th/14th street) to reach downtown Brownsville. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
12th and 14th streets exit here. The next exit is SH 4. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Until 2004, this was the end of the US 77/83 freeway. Today it is the separation between SH 4, which travels to Boca Chica and Gateway International Bridge. Photo taken February 19, 2006.

US 77/83 crosses over Lincoln Park on a viaduct. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The US 77/83 freeway ends in 1/2 mile. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
Leaving the viaduct, US 77/83 has a sweeping turn to reach the East road signal. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
The last road junction is East Road. Notice the reassurance marker. Photo taken February 19, 2006.
US 77/83 ends at the US/Mexico border, just before the Veterans Memorial Bridge and at the Border Patrol checkpoint. Photo taken February 19, 2006.

Page Updated May 5, 2006.

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