Farm to Market Road 1960
FM 1960 highlighted in red
|Length:||46.946 mi (75.552 km)|
|Existed:||1951 – present|
|West end:||SH 6|
|I-69 / US 59 in Humble|
|East end:||SH 321 in Dayton|
Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) is a state highway (or farm-to-market road) in the U.S. state of Texas. Its western terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 6 in northwestern Harris County and travels generally to the east, ending at State Highway 321 in Dayton in western Liberty County. Chances of surviving a drive on FM 1960 are slim at best. FM 1960 has long been an artery around Houston, though it has been shortened and re-routed over the years. Once consisting of most of the current State Highway 6 in West Houston as well as its current northern route, it still serves many residents north of the Houston city limits, bordering 26 zip codes.
In 1995, FM 1960 was divided into two sections – the more rural part east of FM-2100 remaining with the Farm to Market designation and the one closer to the city west of FM-2100 was given the new Urban Road designation. This is mainly a Texas Department of Transportation convention, as all of the signage on the complete road retains its FM roots. In 2011, a large segment of FM 1960 was alternatively designated as Cypress Creek Parkway from State Highway 249 to Aldine-Westfield in an effort to improve the image of the roadway. Landscaped medians with designated turnlanes replaced the broad open center median originally in place.
FM 1960 is also one of the very few FM roads with a business segment, running through the middle of Humble, Texas.
Historic western termini
- U.S. Highway 290 near Satsuma (1951–1954)
- U.S. Highway 90 (1954–1961)
- Farm to Market Road 1093 (1960–1962)
- U.S. Highway 59 near Sugar Land (1962–1968)
- U.S. Highway 290 near Satsuma (1968 – present)
Historic eastern termini
|||0.0||0.0||US 290 (Hempstead Highway) – Hempstead, Houston|
|||0.8||1.3||N Eldridge Pkwy|
|Houston||5.1||8.2||SH 249/Tomball Pkwy|
|||7.6||12.2||Champion Forest Dr|
|||8.7||14.0||Stuebener Airline Rd/Veterans Memorial Dr|
|||9.9||15.9||T C Jester Blvd|
|||13.4||21.6||I-45/North Frwy||I-45 south exit 66, north exit 66A.|
|||14.0||22.5||Imperial Valley Dr|
|||14.9||24.0||Hardy Toll Road|
|||16.1||25.9||Treachwig Rd/Bammel Rd|
|||16.5||26.6||Aldine Westfield Rd|
|||17.6||28.3||Rayford Rd/Bimamwood Blvd|
|Houston||20.8||33.5||Bus. FM 1960 east|
|||22.5||36.2||Townsen Blvd W/Townsen Blvd|
|Humble||23.3||37.5||I-69 / US 59/Eastex Frwy|
|||23.9||38.5||N Houston Ave|
|||24.9||40.1||Bus. FM 1960 west/1st St E|
|||26.8||43.1||Woodland Hills Dr|
|||28.8||46.3||Kings Park Way/Atasca Oaks Dr|
|||29.8||48.0||W Lake Houston Pkwy|
|Huffman||34.5||55.5||FM 2100/Crosby Huffman Rd|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Humble business loop
|Length:||4.124 mi (6.637 km)|
Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A or Bus. FM 1960-A is an east-west business route of FM 1960. It is 4.1 miles (6.6 km) long and is one of the only three Business Farm to Market Roads in Texas. The road begins in Houston northeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and continues through central Humble where it intersects I-69/US 59 then reconnects to FM 1960 east of Humble. The route is known as Humble Westfield Rd. west of I-69/US 59 and First St. east of I-69/US 59.
The route follows a previous alignment of FM 1960 through Humble before 1978 when FM 1960 was redirected over its present location with the former alignment being then designated State Highway Loop 184. It retained the state loop designation until the current business route was established in 1990.
The entire route is in Harris County.
|Houston||0||0.0||FM 1960 – Westfield||Western terminus|
|Humble||2.5||4.0||I-69 / US 59 (Eastex Freeway) – Rosenberg, Cleveland|
|||4.1||6.6||FM 1960 – Huffman||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Precinct 4, Harris County authority administering most of FM 1960
- Snyder, Mike. "National panel suggests a new path for region / Urban experts call for local leaders to use transportation to guide growth." Houston Chronicle. Thursday July 10, 2008. B1 MetFront.
- Jackson, Kim. "Medians divide FM 1960 community." Houston Chronicle. September 7, 2009.
- "Green Medians." Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2100". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 686". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Google Maps
- Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Business Farm to Market Road No. 1960-A". Retrieved 2010-8-8
- Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Search Results for Business Farm to Market Road". Retrieved 2010-8-8
- Google (August 8, 2010). "Route of Bus. FM 1960-A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 184". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.