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Farm to Market Road 360

Farm to Market Road 360 (FM 360) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that stays within Fort Bend County. The two-lane highway begins at State Highway 36 (SH 36) in Needville and proceeds northwest before ending at the Interstate 69 (I-69)/U.S. Route 59 (US 59) overpass to the southwest of Beasley.

Farm to Market Road 360 marker

Farm to Market Road 360
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length8.808 mi[1] (14.175 km)
ExistedJune 18, 1945 (1945-06-18)[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SH 36 in Needville
  FM 1236 in Needville
North end
Future I-69 / US 59 / Loop 540 south of Beasley
Location
CountiesFort Bend
Highway system
FM 359FM 361

Route descriptionEdit

FM 360 is a two-lane highway for its entire length. The road starts at a traffic signal on SH 36 in Needville and is concurrent with Main Street. After going 0.4 miles (0.6 km) to the northwest, FM 360 comes to a traffic signal at FM 1236, which is also called School Street. Between SH 36 and School Street, the highway passes a church, homes, businesses, and the municipal offices. For seven more blocks after School Street, FM 360 goes through a residential part of Needville. After an open space, the highway passes a few more residential streets before entering the countryside. FM 360 continues straight to the northeast, without so much as a jog, until it approaches the I-69/US 59 overpass southwest of Beasley. In this long stretch, FM 360 intersects with the following section-line roads at right angles, in order: Williams School, Brinkmeyer, Modena-School, Wernecke and Vincik-Ehlert Roads. In the last hundred yards, the highway bends to the north, passes under I-69/US 59 and meets Loop 540 on the other side. I-69/US 59 is accessible to the northeast and southwest via entrance ramps.[2]

HistoryEdit

FM 360 was originally designated on June 18, 1945, to start at SH 36 in Needville, run 8 miles (12.9 km) to the northeast and end at US 59. On March 29, 1953 a 0.56 miles (0.90 km) long spur connection between FM 360 and SH 36 along School Street was added to the state highway system. On October 31, 1958, the spur connection was transferred to FM 1236.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Fort Bend County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Needville0.00.0  SH 36 – Damon, RosenbergSouthern terminus of FM 360
0.40.64  FM 1236 – BolingNorthern terminus of FM 1236
Beasley8.814.2   
    Future I-69 / US 59 / Loop 540 – Wharton, Houston
I-69/US 59 exit 91; northern terminus of FM 360.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 360". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  2. ^ Google (April 23, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 360" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 23, 2013.