Farm to Market Road 529

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Farm to Market Road 529 marker

Farm to Market Road 529
Route information
Length: 41.96 mi[1] (67.53 km)
Existed: 1945[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 159 in Bellville
  SH 6 outside Houston
East end: US 290 near Houston
Highway system
FM 528 FM 530

Farm to Market Road 529, or FM 529, is a farm-to-market road in the U.S. state of Texas. FM 529 from U.S. Route 290 (US 290) to Texas State Highway 99 (SH 99) is technically classified as Urban Road 529 since 1995.[1] However it is still designated as FM 529 on the signs along this portion of the route.

History[edit]

From its creation in 1945 until 1963 it was only seven miles long extending from US-290 to an unnamed oil field. In 1963, it was extended west to Waller County line. In 1964, it extended more west to FM-362. In 1965, it extended from another point on FM-362 to FM-331 in Burleigh. In 1970, the road was eventually extended to its present location, replacing a section of FM 331. With the extension of FM 529 to Bellville, this route has become one of the first legs of the Houston to Austin bicycle rides, including the MS150. There is competition on this road between the large number of cyclist on these days and local farmers and ranchers using the road.

Route description[edit]

The road starts at US 290 just outside the Houston city limits and travels west through rural Waller County to Bellville in Austin County.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Austin Bellville 0 0 SH 159 – La Grange, Hempstead Western terminus
  6.9 11.1 FM 331 south – Sealy Western end of FM 331 concurrency
  7.3 11.7 FM 331 north – Raccoon Bend Eastern end of FM 331 concurrency
Waller   14.5 23.3 FM 359 – Brookshire, Hempstead
  18.5 29.8 FM 362 north – Waller Western end of FM 362 concurrency
  21.5 34.6 FM 362 south – Brookshire Eastern end of FM 362 concurrency
  25.7 41.4 FM 2855
Harris   33.7 54.2 SH 99 Toll (Grand Parkway)
Houston 40.5 65.2 SH 6
Jersey Village 45.1 72.6 US 290 (Northwest Freeway) – Cypress, Houston Eastern terminus; interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 529". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 24, 2014.