Farm to Market Road 865
|Length:||10.11 mi (16.27 km)|
|Existed:||1948 (current form 1984) – present|
Alternate US 90 in Houston
| 610 South Loop in Houston
Beltway 8 in Houston
Interstate 45 in Houston
|South end:||FM 518 in Pearland|
Farm to Market Road 865 (shortened to FM 865, also Urban Road 865) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Locally, the road is known as Cullen Boulevard.
The road travels south from US Highway 90A in Houston into Pearland, just over the Brazoria County line. The road runs parallel to Highway 288 and serves as a possible alternate route. Only the segment of FM 865 between I-610 and Alternate US 90 is unsigned.
There have been several roads designated FM 865.
- The original FM 865 was created in 1948 in Schleicher County, but the route was quickly cancelled in favor of Ranch to Market Road 33, which is itself cancelled.
- The second FM 865 was designated in 1951 as a route from Ozona in Crockett County to an oil field west of town. The road was later connected to Ranch to Market Road 33 (the original FM 865), but the road was re-designated in 1959 as Ranch to Market Road 865 which was re-designated as a section of State Highway 137.
- The third FM 865 was designated in 1984 in its current configuration; the new road was transferred from FM 518 as that road was designated in a new direction. In 1995 the state once again officially cancelled FM 865 in favor of Urban Road 865, but as with all other urban roads, the usage is only used by the state of Texas.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Highway Designation File: Farm to Market Road No. 865". Texas Department of Transportation.