Page last updated or reviewed: June 1, 2015 (review and update); April 18, 2016 (add photos); Feb 2, 2018 (update for corridor construction)
The SH 183 corridor through Irving was reconstructed and expanded in a major project from 2015 to 2018. Texas Stadium was demolished by implosion in April 2010. After the stadium implosion, the stadium site was used by TxDOT as a construction staging area, and as a facility for making prefabricated bridge beams.
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In Dallas the freeway is named for John W. Carpenter, who owned the ranch which became Las Colinas. Carpenter donated right-of-way for the freeway, and the freeway was named for him in recognition. Carpenter Freeway continues into Las Colinas on TX 114; west of TX 114, TX 183 is the Airport Freeway. (Photo date: April 5, 2008)
Typical sign (Photo date: October 28, 2007)
High resolution This view looks eastbound at the eastern terminus of the freeway. The main lanes of TX 183 merge into I-35E southbound. Downtown Dallas is visible in the distance. (Photo date: April 5, 2008)
Here the freeway crosses over a levee at the Trinity River. (Photo date: April 5, 2008)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete New bridges were built, completed in 2018.
High resolution Looking north at Texas Stadium. (Photo date: April 13, 2008)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete Texas Stadium was imploded in 2010. SH 183 adjacent to the stadium was rebuilt and expanded 2015-2018.
High resolution Looking north at Texas Stadium, with TX 183 in the foreground. (Photo date: April 5, 2008)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete Texas Stadium was imploded in 2010. SH 183 adjacent to the stadium was rebuilt and expanded 2015-2018.
High resolution The ramp in the foreground connects to TX 183 westbound. (Photo date: April 5, 2008)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete Texas Stadium was imploded in 2010. This ramp was replaced by the new interchange, completed in 2018.
High resolution This view looks across SH 183 toward the site of Texas Stadium in December 2014. TxDOT has built a fabrication yard to produce prestressed concrete beams for nearby highway projects. (Photo date: December 6, 2014)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete The fabrication yard and buildings were removed by early 2016.
High resolution This is a closer look at the fabrication facilty and beam storage at the Texas Stadium site. (Photo date: December 6, 2014)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete The fabrication yard and buildings were removed by early 2016.
High resolution In March 2016 the fabrication yard had been fully removed from the Texas Stadium site, and the site was once again a brownfield, like it was after the stadium demolition in 2010. (Photo date: March 26, 2016)
This March 2016 view looks east across the Texas Stadium site, showing that the fabrication yard and concrete batch plant had been fully cleared. (Photo date: March 26, 2016)
This view looks east along TX 183 from the TX 161 overpass. (Photo date: Aug 11, 2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified One managed lane in each direction was added in 2018 in the center of the freeway.
The connection from 183 westbound to 161 northbound is in the foreground. This view looks south along TX 161. (Photo date: Aug 11, 2007)
High resolution TX 183 has its highest lane count just west of TX 161. This view looks east toward 161. (Photo date: Oct 28, 2007)
2018 Photo status: Modified One managed lane in each direction was added in 2018 in the center of the freeway.
High resolution This view looks west at Amon Carter Blvd. The tunnel under the former runway was at this location. Notice the blackened area on the left side of the freeway. The fire had just occurred and was still smoldering. (Photo date: June 22, 2008)
2018 Photo status: Modified One managed lane in each direction was added in 2018 in the center of the freeway.
Just north of the freeway is a wide expanse of concrete. This was formerly the main runway for the Greater Southwest Airport. (Photo date: June 22, 2008)
This aerial view shows the location of 183 tunnel under the runway. Click the history icon at the top of the page to see the tunnel. (Photo date: -)
High resolution At the interchange with SH 360. (Photo date: April 28, 2007)
High resolution At the interchange with SH 360. (Photo date: April 28, 2007)