Farm to Market Road 1472

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Farm to Market Road 1472 marker

Farm to Market Road 1472
Route information
Length: 33.4 mi[1] (53.8 km)
Existed: 1955[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-35 in Laredo
  I-69W / US 59 / Loop 20
SH 255 Toll
North end: A point 14.7 miles (23.7 km)
northwest of SH 255
Location
Counties: Webb
Highway system
FM 1471 FM 1473

Farm to Market Road 1472 (FM 1472) is a farm-to-market road that connects the Laredo, Texas Industrial Area to the Colombia – Solidarity International Bridge, then running roughly parallel to the Rio Grande into rural Webb County. In the urban sections of Laredo, it is a six-lane route known locally as Mines Road.[1]

Construction of the I-35 and Farm to Market Road 1472 intersection

Route description[edit]

Map of all the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area highways

The southern terminus of FM 1472 is in Laredo, at IH 35 Exit #4. The route travels to the north and crosses I-69W/US 59/Loop 20.[2] It then takes more of a northwesterly direction, paralleling the Rio Grande. It has a junction with SH 255, the Camino Colombia Toll Road, near the Laredo city limits.[3] The route continues through unincorporated Webb County before reaching the end of its designation north of Carricitos Creek. The unimproved roadway continues as Eagle Pass Road.[1][4]

History[edit]

FM 1472 was originally designated in 1948 on a route from US 82 in Crosbyton to Wake School in Crosby County; this route was cancelled and combined with FM 28 in 1954. The current FM 1472 was designated in 1955, from the junction of what was then US 81 to the community of Dolores.[1] The designation was extended four times: by approximately six miles in 1962, by four miles in 1969, by another four miles in 1971, and by another two miles in 1981 to its current length. The portion of the route between Interstate 35 and SH 255 was officially redesignated as Urban Road 1472 in 1995 due to the growth of the Laredo urban area and the construction of the Columbia-Solidarity International Bridge northwest of the city. As with other urban roads, the signage retains its Farm Road shields.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Webb County.

Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Laredo 0.0 0.0 I-35 Southern terminus
2.2 3.5 I-69W / US 59 / Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop)
18.8 30.3 SH 255 Toll – Columbia Solidarity Bridge
  33.4 53.8 Eagle Pass Road Northern terminus and continuation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1472". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 287. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/287.pdf. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 261. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/261.pdf. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014 ed.). p. 260. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook/Pages/260.pdf. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Urban Road No. 1472". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Google Inc. "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 1472 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+1472%2FMines+Rd&daddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+1472%2FMines+Rd+to:Farm+to+Market+Rd+1472%2FMines+Rd+to:Ranch+Rd+1472&hl=en&geocode=Fc64pAEdRrMR-g%3BFeAopQEdOIAR-g%3BFR7QpgEdnkUO-g%3BFXZoqQEdH5oM-g&mra=dme&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=16&sll=27.879231,-99.837374&sspn=0.015743,0.033023&ie=UTF8&ll=27.780164,-99.508667&spn=0.501797,1.056747&z=11. Retrieved January 5, 2011.