Farm to Market Road 1764

Farm to Market Road 1764, or FM 1764, is a 13-mile-long (21 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a farm to market road existing entirely within Galveston County that connects Santa Fe to Texas City via a short stretch of freeway known as the Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. The highway was designated in the 1950s.

Farm to Market Road 1764 marker

Farm to Market Road 1764
Route information
Length13.265 mi[2] (21.348 km)
Major junctions
West end SH 6 in Santa Fe
  I-45 in Texas City
East end14th St in Texas City
Highway system
FM 1763FM 1765

Route descriptionEdit

The western terminus of FM 1764 is at State Highway 6 (SH 6) in Santa Fe. From there, the route heads north slightly and then east, through farmland approximately 5.5 miles (8.9 km) towards junctions with FM 2004 and Interstate 45 (I-45) near Texas City.[2][3]

At this point, FM 1764 transitions to a freeway segment which serves as a spur from I-45 into Texas City from points north—continuous travel between the western and eastern segments of FM 1764 requires use of frontage roads at the I-45 junction as there is no direct access. The freeway section, complete with frontage roads, is known as the Emmett F. Lowry Expressway and runs approximately five miles (8.0 km) between I-45 and SH 146 in Texas City.[3] The expressway is named after former mayor of Texas City, Emmett F. Lowry.[citation needed]

Once inside Texas City, FM 1764 becomes a city street. From SH 146, it follows Palmer Highway eastward, then curves slightly to the south to become 9th Avenue North. The eastern end of FM 1764 is at the intersection of 9th Avenue North and 14th Street, adjacent to Texas City High School.[2][3]


FM 1764 was first designated on May 23, 1951, and was defined to run from the then new routing of U.S. Route 75 (now I-45) east to SH 146. On December 17, 1952, the highway was expanded westward to its current terminus at SH 6 at Arcadia. On November 21, 1956, FM 1764 was extended east into Texas City to its current eastern terminus at 14th Street.[1]

On June 27, 1995, the Texas Transportation Commission redesignated FM 1764 as Urban Road 1764 (UR 1764).[1][2] The change to UR 1764 has only been made internally by the Texas Department of Transportation, as all signs still refer to the highway as FM 1764.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Galveston County.

Santa Fe  SH 6 – Arcadia, GalvestonWestern terminus
  FM 646 – Dickinson, Santa Fe
Texas City   I-45 / FM 2004 – Houston, Galveston
Western end of freeway
Century Boulevard
Amburn Road
   SH 3 (Galveston Road) – La Marque, DickinsonAccess to Mainland Medical Center
Willow Street, Frontage Road
Frontage RoadWestbound exit only; exit not signed
Eastern end of freeway
  SH 146 – Baytown, Galveston
14th StreetEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1764". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 1764". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Google (January 6, 2014). "Overview of FM 1764" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 6, 2014.