Farm to Market Road 1960

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Farm to Market Road 1960 marker

Farm to Market Road 1960

FM 1960 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 46.946 mi[1] (75.552 km)
Existed: 1951[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 6
 

US 290
SH 249
I-45

I-69 / US 59 in Humble
East end: SH 321 in Dayton
Location
Counties: Harris, Liberty
Highway system
FM 1959 FM 1961

Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) is a state highway (or farm-to-market road) in the U.S. state of Texas. Its western terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 6 in northwestern Harris County and travels generally to the east, ending at State Highway 321 in Dayton in western Liberty County.

FM 1960 has long been an artery around Houston, though it has been shortened and re-routed over the years. Once consisting of most of the current State Highway 6 in West Houston as well as its current northern route, it still serves many residents north of the Houston city limits, bordering 26 zip codes.

In 1995, FM 1960 was divided into two sections – the more rural part east of FM-2100 remaining with the Farm to Market designation and the one closer to the city west of FM-2100 was given the new Urban Road designation.[2] This is mainly a Texas Department of Transportation convention, as all of the signage on the complete road retains its FM roots. In 2011, a large segment of FM1960 was alternatively designated as Cypress Creek Parkway from Hwy 249 to Aldine-Westfield in an effort to improve the image of the roadway. Landscaped medians with designated turnlanes replaced the broad open center median originally in place.

FM 1960 is also one of the very few FM roads with a business segment, running through the middle of Humble, Texas.

History[edit]

Historic western termini[edit]

Historic eastern termini[edit]

6.6 Miles east of U.S. Highway 59 (1952–1956)

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Harris   0.0 0.0 SH 6
  0.0 0.0 US 290 (Hempstead Highway) – Hempstead, Houston
  0.8 1.3 N Eldridge Pkwy
  1.4 2.3 Fallbrook Dr
  2.2 3.5 Jones Rd
  2.3 3.7 Windfern Rd
  3.8 6.1 Perry Rd
  4.6 7.4 Mills Rd
Houston 5.1 8.2 SH 249/Tomball Pkwy
  6.2 10.0 Cutten Rd
  7.6 12.2 Champion Forest Dr
  8.7 14.0 Stuebener Airline Rd/Veterans Memorial Dr
  9.6 15.4 Walters Rd
  9.9 15.9 T C Jester Blvd
  11.1 17.9 Kuykendahl Rd
  12.0 19.3 Ella Blvd
  13.4 21.6 I-45/North Frwy
  14.0 22.5 Imperial Valley Dr
  14.9 24.0 Hardy Toll Road
  16.1 25.9 Treachwig Rd/Bammel Rd
  16.5 26.6 Aldine Westfield Rd
  17.6 28.3 Rayford Rd/Bimamwood Blvd
  17.9 28.8 Richey Rd
  19.6 31.5 Cypresswood Dr
Houston 20.8 33.5 BUS FM 1960 east
  20.9 33.6 Lee Rd
  21.6 34.8 Kenswick Dr
  22.5 36.2 Townsen Blvd W/Townsen Blvd
Humble 23.3 37.5 I-69 / US 59/Eastex Frwy
  23.9 38.5 N Houston Ave
  24.5 39.4 Wilson Rd
  24.9 40.1 BUS FM 1960 west/1st St E
  26.8 43.1 Woodland Hills Dr
  28.8 46.3 Kings Park Way/Atasca Oaks Dr
  29.6 47.6 Atascocita Rd
  29.8 48.0 W Lake Houston Pkwy
Huffman 34.5 55.5 FM 2100/Crosby Huffman Rd[4]
  37.1 59.7 Huffman-Eastgate Rd
Liberty   40.9 65.8 FM 686[5]
Dayton 46.9 75.5 SH 321
46.9 75.5 FM 1008

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Humble business loop[edit]


Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A
Location: Humble
Length: 4.124 mi[7] (6.637 km)
Existed: 1990–present[7]
Map of Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A highlighted in red

Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A or Bus. FM 1960-A is an east-west business route of FM 1960. It is 4.1 miles (6.6 km) long and is one of the only three Business Farm to Market Roads in Texas.[8] The road begins in Houston northeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and continues through central Humble where it intersects US 59 then reconnects to FM 1960 east of Humble. The route is known as Humble Westfield Rd. east of US 59 and First St. afterward.[9]

The route follows a previous alignment of FM 1960 through Humble before 1978 when FM 1960 was redirected over its present location with the former alignment being then designated State Highway Loop 184. It retained the state loop designation until the current business route was established in 1990.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Harris County.

Location Mile[9] km Destinations Notes
Houston 0 0 FM 1960 – Westfield Eastern terminus
Humble 2.5 4.0 I-69 / US 59 (Eastex Freeway) – Rosenberg, Cleveland
  4.1 6.6 FM 1960 – Huffman Western terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Urban Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://maps.google.com
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 2100". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 686". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  6. ^ Google Maps
  7. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Business Farm to Market Road No. 1960-A". Retrieved 2010-8-8
  8. ^ Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Search Results for Business Farm to Market Road". Retrieved 2010-8-8
  9. ^ a b Google Inc. "Route of Bus. FM 1960-A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Farm+to+Market+1960+E%2FFM+1960+Bypass+Rd+W&daddr=FM+1960+Rd+W%2FHumble+Westfield+Rd%2FState+Spur+184+to:FM+1960+Rd+W%2FHumble+Westfield+Rd%2FState+Spur+184+to:Bf+1960+E%2FFM+1960+Rd+W%2FHumble+Westfield+Rd%2FState+Spur+184+to:29.999568,-95.24451&hl=en&geocode=FbDUyQEdgqpR-g%3BFcnIyQEdkd9R-g%3BFSrJyQEd7P5R-g%3BFTnIyQEdv0xS-g%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=1&mrsp=4&sz=19&via=1,2&sll=29.99952,-95.245111&sspn=0.001215,0.00327&ie=UTF8&ll=30.000287,-95.277557&spn=0.038875,0.104628&z=14. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  10. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 184". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.