Farm to Market Road 720
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||9.625 mi (15.490 km)|
|Existed:||1947 – present|
|West end:||US 380 near Lincoln Park|
|East end:||FM 423 in Little Elm|
FM 720 is a suburban road that begins at US 380 just west of the Lincoln Park town limits. It travels southward, through Oak Point, before turning to the southeast and entering Little Elm. It merges onto eastbound El Dorado Parkway, while the Parkway westbound connects with the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge and the city of Lake Dallas. The route continues northeast and east, as the main thoroughfare through Little Elm. In eastern Little Elm, El Dorado Parkway branches off to the north, while FM 720 continues east to its terminus at FM 423.
FM 720 was first designated in neighboring Collin County in 1947; it replaced an old alignment of SH 24 between SH 289 and US 75, connecting Frisco and McKinney. In 1955, the route was extended into Denton County, to the new alignment of SH 24 (which would become US 380 in 1977), replacing FM 388 from SH 24 to FM 423 and portions of FM 423 from Old SH 24 to FM 388. The route was truncated in 2001, when the portion from Frisco to US 75 was mostly removed from the state highway system (a segment in east Frisco between SH 289 and FM 2478 was retained on the system and redesignated as FM 3537). The additional redesignation of some mileage as FM 423 in 2002 brought the route of FM 720 to its current length.
The entire route is in Denton County.
|0.0||0.0||US 380 – Denton, McKinney||Western terminus|
|Little Elm||4.7||7.6||El Dorado Pkwy. west – to Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge||West end of El Dorado Pkwy. concurrency|
|5.5||8.9||Bridge over Lewisville Lake|
|9.2||14.8||El Dorado Pkwy. east||East end of El Dorado Pkwy. concurrency|
|9.6||15.4||FM 423||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 720". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 480. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/480.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- Google Inc. "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 720 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Farm+to+Market+720+E&daddr=W+Eldorado+Pkwy%2FFarm+to+Market+720+E+to:E+Eldorado+Pkwy%2FFarm+to+Market+720+E+to:Farm+to+Market+720+E&hl=en&geocode=FZ70-gEdCUI4-g%3BFaQK-gEdqm44-g%3BFdwi-gEd_HU5-g%3BFdcb-gEdD5A5-g&mra=mi&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=17&sll=33.168253,-96.892945&sspn=0.007741,0.016512&ie=UTF8&ll=33.181956,-96.920872&spn=0.123843,0.264187&z=13. Retrieved 2011-01-13.