Farm to Market Road 1960

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Farm to Market Road 1960 marker

Farm to Market Road 1960
FM 1960 highlighted in red
Route information
Length46.946 mi[1] (75.552 km)
Existed1951[1]–present
Major junctions
West end SH 6
  US 290

SH 249
I-45
Hardy Toll Road

I-69 / US 59 in Humble
East end SH 321 in Dayton
Location
CountiesHarris, Liberty
Highway system
FM 1959FM 1961

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. 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 traverses 26 ZIP codes north of the Houston city limits.

On June 27, 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.[2] 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.

History[edit]

Historic western termini[edit]

Historic eastern termini[edit]

Kuykendahl Road at Bammel (May 23, 1951-December 17, 1952) 6.6 Miles east of U.S. Highway 59 (December 17, 1952–November 21, 1956)

  • Texas 321.svg SH-321 (November 21, 1956=– present) (this extension replaced the section of FM 1008) from Huffman to SH-321

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Harris0.00.0 SH 6
0.00.0 US 290 (Hempstead Highway) – Hempstead, Houston
0.81.3N Eldridge Pkwy
1.42.3Fallbrook Dr
2.23.5Jones Rd
2.33.7Windfern Rd
3.86.1Perry Rd
4.67.4Mills Rd
Houston5.18.2 SH 249/Tomball Pkwy
6.210.0Cutten Rd
7.612.2Champion Forest Dr
8.714.0Stuebener Airline Rd/Veterans Memorial Dr
9.615.4Walters Rd
9.915.9T C Jester Blvd
11.117.9Kuykendahl Rd
12.019.3Ella Blvd
13.421.6 I-45/North FrwyI-45 exit 66 southbound, 66A northbound.
14.022.5Imperial Valley Dr
14.924.0 Hardy Toll Road
16.125.9Treachwig Rd/Bammel Rd
16.526.6Aldine Westfield Rd
17.628.3Rayford Rd/Bimamwood Blvd
17.928.8Richey Rd
19.631.5Cypresswood Dr
Houston20.833.5 Bus. FM 1960 east
20.933.6Lee Rd
21.634.8Kenswick Dr
22.536.2Townsen Blvd W/Townsen Blvd
Humble23.337.5 I-69 / US 59/Eastex FrwyI-69/US 59 exit 147B.
23.938.5N Houston Ave
24.539.4Wilson Rd
24.940.1 Bus. FM 1960 west/1st St E
26.843.1Woodland Hills Dr
28.846.3Kings Park Way/Atasca Oaks Dr
29.647.6Atascocita Rd
29.848.0W Lake Houston Pkwy
Huffman34.555.5 FM 2100/Crosby Huffman Rd[4]
37.159.7Huffman-Eastgate Rd
Liberty40.965.8 FM 686[5]
Dayton46.975.5 SH 321
46.975.5 FM 1008
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Humble business loop[edit]


Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A
LocationHumble
Length4.124 mi[7] (6.637 km)
Existed1990–present[7]
Map of Business Farm to Market Road 1960-A highlighted in red

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.[8] 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.[9]

History[edit]

Texas Loop 184.svg

The route follows a previous alignment of FM 1960 through Humble before June 21, 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 on June 21, 1990.[10]

Texas Spur 184.svg

THe number was originally used from State Highway Spur 184, which was designated on March 18, 1947, from FM 94 (later FM 2042, now FM 3468) in Childress to Childress Army Air Field. This was cancelled on September 5, 1973 and became part of FM 164.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Harris County.

Locationmi[9]kmDestinationsNotes
Houston00.0 FM 1960 – WestfieldWestern terminus
Humble2.54.0 I-69 / US 59 (Eastex Freeway) – Houston, ClevelandI-69/US 59 exit 147B.
4.16.6 FM 1960 – HuffmanEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 1960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  3. ^ https://maps.google.com
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2100". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 686". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
  6. ^ Google Maps
  7. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Business Farm to Market Road No. 1960-A". Retrieved 2010-8-8
  8. ^ Texas Department of Transportation. "Highway Designation File – Search Results for Business Farm to Market Road". Retrieved 2010-8-8
  9. ^ a b Google (August 8, 2010). "Route of Bus. FM 1960-A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  10. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 184". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 8, 2010.