Farm to Market Road 2696

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Farm to Market Road 2696 marker

Farm to Market Road 2696
Blanco Road
Route information
Length: 16.028 mi[1] (25.795 km)
Existed: 1961 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-410 in San Antonio
  Loop 1604
North end: at Comal County line
Location
Counties: Bexar
Highway system
RM 2695 FM 2697

Farm to Market Road 2696 (FM 2696) is a 16.028 mi (25.795 km) farm to market road in Bexar County, Texas.[1] It is known in Greater San Antonio as Blanco Road, a major north–south thoroughfare.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 2696 begins at Interstate 410 at the western fringe of Uptown San Antonio, just east of Castle Hills.[2] The route travels north through north central San Antonio, crossing Wurzbach Parkway and Loop 1604. It then runs along the eastern edge of the Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation. The designation ends just south of the Comal County line; however, Blanco Road itself continues into Comal County to an intersection with SH 46.[1][3]

History[edit]

FM 2696 was designated in 1961, with a northern terminus at Camp Bullis. Extensions in 1977, 1982, and 1983 brought the northern end of the route to the Comal County line.[1] The segment between IH 410 and Loop 1604 was officially changed to Urban Road 2696 (UR 2696) in 1995; as with other urban roads, TxDOT continues to sign the route with the farm-to-market route marker.[4]

In December 2014, the northernmost 6.2 miles (10.0 km) of the route, from the San Antonio city limit near Calico Landing to the Comal County line, was removed from the state highway system and returned to the city's jurisdiction.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bexar County.

Location mi[6] km Destinations Notes
San Antonio 0.0 0.0 I-410 (Connally Loop) Southern terminus
2.8 4.5 Wurzbach Parkway
6.6 10.6 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop)
  16.1 25.9 Comal County line Northern terminus
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. 2696". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 339. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 338. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Urban Road No. 2696". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Minute Order 114164". Texas Transportation Commission. December 18, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Google (January 5, 2011). "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 2696 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2011.