Ranch to Market Road 2243

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Ranch to Market Road 2243 marker

Ranch to Market Road 2243
Route information
Length: 11.286 mi[1] (18.163 km)
Existed: 1954[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 183 in Leander
  183A Toll Road in Leander
I-35 in Georgetown
East end: FM 1460 / Spur 26 in Georgetown
Location
Counties: Williamson
Highway system
RM 2242 RM 2244

Ranch to Market Road 2243 (RM 2243) is a 11.286 mi (18.163 km) ranch to market road in Williamson County, Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

RM 2243 begins in Leander, at an intersection with US 183.[2] It travels to the east along South Street, crossing the current 183A Toll Road along its current non-controlled-access northern stub. RM 2243 then crosses the Ronald Reagan Boulevard arterial, which provides access to FM 734 and RM 1431 in Cedar Park to the south and to SH 29 to the north. Farther east, the route enters Georgetown, where it is known as Leander Drive, and has a junction with IH 35 at its Exit #260. The RM 2243 designation ends at South Austin Avenue (the former IH 35 Business, now designated Spur 26).[3] The roadway continues as FM 1460.[1][4]

History[edit]

Farm to Market Road 2243 (FM 2243) was first designated in 1954, connecting US 183 in Leander to US 81 (later replaced by IH 35 Business) in Georgetown. A westward extension of about 4.4 mi (7.1 km), from US 183 to Travis County, was added in 1966; that same year, the route was reinventoried by TxDOT as an RM. The segment west of US 183 was removed from the state highway system and returned to the city of Leander's jurisdiction in 2003.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Williamson County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Leander 0.0 0.0 US 183 – Austin, Lampasas Western terminus
1.0 1.6 183A Toll Road
2.8 4.5 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Georgetown 10.6 17.1 I-35 – Austin, Waco
11.3 18.2 Spur 26 (S. Austin Ave.) Eastern terminus; road continues as FM 1460
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Ranch to Market Road No. 2243". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 430. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 26". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1460". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-06.