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Ranch to Market Road 2023 (RM 2023) is a Ranch to Market Road in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The nearly 12-mile (19 km) road, located in Pecos County, provides access to a natural gas field from Interstate 10 (I-10) between Fort Stockton and Bakersfield. The route's numerical designation was previously assigned to a road in Nacogdoches County.

Ranch to Market Road 2023 marker

Ranch to Market Road 2023
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length11.931 mi[1] (19.201 km)
Existed1959[1]–present
Major junctions
South endPuckett Rd.
North end I-10
Location
CountiesPecos
Highway system
FM 2022FM 2024

Route descriptionEdit

RM 2023 begins in the Puckett Gas Field[2] at the north end of Puckett Road, a county road that approaches from the southeast from U.S. Route 285 (US 285).[3] After a short distance, RM 2023 intersects Harrel Road[4] which connects to RM 2886.[3] The road then proceeds northward through ranch land along drainage canyons[2][5] before ending at I-10 approximately 22 miles (35 km) east of Fort Stockton.[1]

RM 2023 has a rural minor collector functional class as rated by TxDOT which has approved a speed limit of up to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) over nearly all of the route. The section of the road between Puckett Rd. and Harrel Rd. had an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of 70 vehicles in 2010 including 5.5 percent peak hour truck usage. The longer section between Harrel Rd. and I-10 had an AADT count of 100 vehicles with a 6.1 percent peak hour truck usage. TxDOT projects the AADT counts to increase to 120 and 170 respectively for the two segments in 2030.[6]

HistoryEdit

 

Farm to Market Road 2023
LocationNacogdoches County
Length4.0 mi[1] (6.4 km)
Existed1952–1958[1]

RM 2023 was originally designated on December 17, 1952 as a Farm to Market Road in Nacogdoches County. FM 2023 began at U.S. Highway 59 (US 59) in Garrison and proceeded 4.0 miles (6.4 km) to the southeast. On November 28, 1958, that route designation was cancelled when the road was added to FM 138 as an extension.[1]

The current route in Pecos County was designated along its present extent on November 24, 1959. The road previously terminated at US 290, the predecessor route to I-10 through much of western Texas.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire road is in Pecos County.

Locationmi[7]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0Puckett RoadSouthern terminus
11.919.2  I-10 – Van Horn, San AntonioNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Ranch to Market Road No. 2023". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Rock House Draw NE Quadrangle, Texas–Pecos Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1980. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 175. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved November 3, 2013.[dead link]
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 174. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved November 3, 2013.[dead link]
  5. ^ Panther Bluff Quadrangle, Texas–Pecos Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1970. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Statewide Planning Map". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Google (November 3, 2013). "Overview of RM 2023" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 3, 2013.

External linksEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

  Geographic data related to Ranch to Market Road 2023 at OpenStreetMap