Farm to Market Road 1472
|Length:||33.4 mi (53.8 km)|
|Existed:||1955 – present|
|South end:||I-35 in Laredo|
| Loop 20
|North end:||A point 14.7 miles (23.7 km)
northwest of SH 255
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.
The southern terminus of FM 1472 is in Laredo, at IH 35 Exit #4. The route travels to the north and crosses Loop 20. 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. 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.
FM 1472 was originally designated in 1948 on a route from 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. 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.
The entire route is in Webb County.
|2.2||3.5||Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop)|
|18.8||30.3||SH 255 (Camino Colombia Toll Road) – 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
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Highway Designation File: Farm to Market Road No. 1472". Texas Department of Transportation.
- Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 325. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/325.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Highway Designation File: Urban Road No. 1472". Texas Department of Transportation.
- 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 2011-01-05.
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