Farm to Market Road 11

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Farm to Market Road 11 marker

Farm to Market Road 11
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 51.580 mi[1] (83.010 km)
Existed: March 26, 1942[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 18 in Grandfalls
 

FM 1053 in Imperial
US 67 / US 385 in Girvin
FM 1901

Loop 293 in Bakersfield
East end: I-10 in Bakersfield
Location
Counties: Ward, Crane, Pecos
Highway system
FM 10 RM 12

Farm to Market Road 11, Farm Road 11, or FM 11 is a Farm to Market Road maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) located in Ward, Crane, and Pecos counties in west Texas. The 51.6-mile (83.0 km) road begins at State Highway 18 in Grandfalls and passes through Imperial and Girvin before terminating at Interstate 10 in Bakersfield.

The road was originally designated in 1942 between Grandfalls and Imperial and has been incrementally lengthened over the years incorporating a former route of FM 847 before the road was completed in 1975. The road crosses U.S. Route 67 and U.S. Route 385 in Girvin.

Route description[edit]

FM 11 begins at SH 18 on the southeastern edge of Grandfalls in Ward County. The road proceeds to the southeast approaching the Pecos River and briefly crosses the southwestern corner of Crane County before crossing the river where the road enters Pecos County. The road then enters Imperial where it intersects FM 1053.[2] The road continues in a generally southeastern direction roughly parallel to the Pecos River and crosses the South Orient Rail Line before intersecting US 67 and US 385 at Girvin.[3][4] The road then continues in a more southerly direction away from the river and intersects FM 1901 north of Bakersfield. In Bakersfield, the road crosses Loop 293 before terminating at I-10.[5]

The road encounters mostly flat terrain through ranch land, oil fields, and salt flats in the valley of the Pecos River for most of its length before passing between hills from Girvin to Bakersfield.[6][7]

History[edit]

FM 11 was originally designated on May 26, 1942 from SH 18, then known as SH 82 in Grandfalls to Imperial. On June 11, 1945, FM 11 was extended southward along SH 82 to a point 15 miles (24 km) north of Fort Stockton and then to the northeast 8.0 miles (12.9 km) to the county road to Imperial now known as FM 1053. That extension was rescinded on February 26, 1946 when the road was instead extended to the southeast through the former community of Abell City to Buena Vista Rd. On October 29, 1948, the road was extended further to the southeast 10.1 miles, for a total length of 27.0 miles (43.5 km). The road was extended an additional 8.0 miles (12.9 km) to Girvin on June 14, 1949.[1]

On October 29, 1948, FM 847 was designated from US 67 in Girvin to Loop 293 which was then the route of US 290 through Bakersfield.[8] The FM 847 designation was canceled on May 23, 1951, and the route was combined with FM 11.[1][8] In addition, 4.4 miles between FM 11 and FM 847 were added. FM 11 was extended southward in Bakersfield to I-10 on March 31, 1975.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[9] km Destinations Notes
Ward Grandfalls 0 0 SH 18 – Fort Stockton, Monahans Western terminus
Crane
No major junctions
Pecos Imperial 10.8 17.4 FM 1053 – Fort Stockton, Tubbs Corner
Girvin 37.3 60.0 US 67 / US 385 – Fort Stockton, McCamey, Rankin
  48.1 77.4 FM 1901 – McCamey
Bakersfield 51.0 82.1 Loop 293
51.6 83.0 I-10 – Van Horn, San Antonio Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 11". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 144. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/144.pdf. Retrieved April 2, 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 145. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/145.pdf. Retrieved April 2, 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 173. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/173.pdf. Retrieved April 2, 2011.[dead link]
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 174. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/174.pdf. Retrieved April 2, 2011.[dead link]
  6. ^ United States Geological Survey (PDF). Crane, Texas (Map). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic) (1986 ed.). http://ims.er.usgs.gov/gda_services/download?item_id=5200551&quad=Crane&state=TX&grid=30X60&series=Map%20GeoPDF. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  7. ^ United States Geological Survey (PDF). Fort Stockton, Texas (Map). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic) (1985 ed.). http://ims.er.usgs.gov/gda_services/download?item_id=5216954&quad=Fort%20Stockton&state=TX&grid=30X60&series=Map%20GeoPDF. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 847". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ Google Inc. "Route of FM 11". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=TX-18+S&daddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+11+to:Farm+to+Market+Rd+11+to:Farm+to+Market+Rd+11+to:Farm+to+Market+Rd+11+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=Fe8r3gEdHKXe-Q%3BFYIw3QEd4Ajh-Q%3BFX772QEdoqvl-Q%3BFcT41wEd0A3n-Q%3BFeRb1wEdlA3n-Q%3BFdU81wEdlP_m-Q&mra=dme&mrsp=5&sz=18&sll=30.882407,-102.302011&sspn=0.002532,0.006539&ie=UTF8&ll=31.123497,-102.565613&spn=0.646585,1.674042&z=10. Retrieved April 2, 2011.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing