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: Texas 159.svg SH 159 in Bellville
  Texas 6.svg SH 6 outside Houston
East end: US 290.svg US 290 near Houston
Highway system
FM 528 FM 530

Farm to Market Road 529, or FM 529, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas. FM 529 from US 290 to the future 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.

Junction list[edit]

[2][3]

Major Junctions
County City Mile Junction
Austin Bellville 0 Texas 159.svgSH-159
6.9 Texas FM 331.svgFM-331
7.3 Texas FM 331.svgFM-331
Waller 14.5 Texas FM 359.svgFM-359
18.5 Texas FM 362.svgFM-362
21.5 Texas FM 362.svgFM-362
25.7 Texas FM 2855.svgFM-2855
Harris 28.7 Pitts Rd
29.7 Katy Hockley Rd
30.7 Katy Hockley Rd/Katy Hockley Cut-off Rd
31.7 Porter Rd
32.7 Peek Rd
33.7 Stockdick School Rd
35.7 N Fry Rd
36.9 Greenhouse Rd
38.2 Barker Cypress Rd
39.1 Queenston Blvd
40.5 Texas 6.svgSH-6
41.9 Jackrabbit Rd
42.7 N Eldridge Pkwy
Jersey Village 45.1 US 290.svgUS-290/Northwest Frwy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Texas Department of Transportation, http://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/hwy/fm0500/fm0529.htm
  2. ^ http://maps.randmcnally.com/
  3. ^ http://maps.google.com/