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Farm to Market Road 960 (FM 960) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that stays within Wharton County. The two-lane road starts at Business Interstate 69 (Bus. 69)/Business U.S. Route 59-S (Bus 59) northeast of El Campo, goes in a northerly direction through farmlands and ends at FM 102 at Glen Flora.

Farm to Market Road 960 marker

Farm to Market Road 960
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length10.901 mi[1] (17.543 km)
ExistedNovember 23, 1948 (1948-11-23)[1]–present
Major junctions
South end
BL I-69 / Bus. US 59 near El Campo
 
Future I-69 / US 59
FM 961
North end FM 102 at Glen Flora
Location
CountiesWharton
Highway system
FM 959FM 961

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

FM 960 begins at Bus. 69/Bus 59 northeast of El Campo and heads to the northeast. Within a short distance the highway crosses Interstate 69 (I-69)/U.S. Route 59 (US 59) at an overpass. Connections with I-69/US 59 are complex. Southbound I-69/US 59 traffic desiring to access FM 960 must exit to a feeder road and then use a special connecting road. Northbound I-69/US 59 traffic can use the Bus. 69/Bus 59 exit to access FM 960. To enter I-69/US 59 northbound, FM 960 traffic must take Bus. 69/Bus 59 north. To enter I-69/US 59 southbound, FM 960 traffic can use the special connecting road to the feeder, which leads to an entrance ramp. From Bus. 69/Bus 59, FM 960 heads to the northwest for 2.0 miles (3.2 km) before turning to the northeast. After an additional 5.2 miles (8.4 km) the highway comes to an intersection with FM 961 at the Wharton County Youth Fair Grounds. From the fair grounds to the end of FM 960 at FM 102 in Glen Flora is 3.7 miles (6.0 km). In the last stretch, the highway briefly turns sharply to the southeast before veering back to the northeast and crossing the Colorado River.[2]

HistoryEdit

FM 960 was originally designated on November 23, 1948 to start at what is now I-69/US 59 a distance of 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northeast of El Campo in Wharton County. From there the highway was to go north via Crescent School a total of 9.7 miles (15.6 km) to a road intersection near the Colorado River. On July 14, 1949, FM 960 was extended about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across the Colorado River to Glen Flora. On June 30, 1976 the old US 59 right-of-way was redesignated Loop 525.[1] On April 25, 1997, Loop 525 was canceled and its right-of-way transferred to Bus 59-S.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Wharton County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  
   BL I-69 / Bus. US 59 – El Campo
Southern terminus of FM 960
0.10.16  
   Future I-69 / US 59 – El Campo, Wharton, Houston
I-69/US 59 exit 67; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69
7.211.6  FM 961 – New Taiton, Wharton
Glen Flora10.917.5  FM 102 – Eagle Lake, WhartonNorthern terminus of FM 960
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. 960". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Google (June 22, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 960" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 525". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.