States traversed: New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
US Route 82 runs east-west across the South, extending west across northern Texas to end in south-central New Mexico. The eastern end is at Brunswick, Georgia, at Interstate 95 and US Route 17. The route heads west across south Georgia and enters Alabama, where the route takes a northwesterly turn through Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. US Route 82 crosses into Mississippi north of the state's middle, about two-thirds of the way up the state. Then it crosses the southernmost latitudes of Arkansas, making it into Texas by way of Texarkana. Aside from the northern panhandle of Texas, US Route 82 hugs the northern edge of the state. US Route 82 continues west through Lubbock into New Mexico, and it ends at US Routes 54 and 70 at Alamogordo.
My photo for US Route 82 comes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This sign assembly faces traffic heading east on the concurrency of US Route 11 and US Route 43, approaching a junction home to the northern end of Interstate 359. Another thing that happens at this junction is the act of US Route 82 coming from the north and turning east. Despite the sensory overload provided by this smorgasbord of signs, the sign assembly doesn't even tell you the whole story. There is no mention of what happens to US Route 11. I took this photo during my drive south to the Gulf Coast in October 2016 (the second Gulf Coast trip). Feel free to make your own jokes about the University of Alabama logo on the garbage truck in the background. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.