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Texas State Highway Spur 529 is a spur route in the U.S. state of Texas that remains within Fort Bend County. The highway begins at Interstate 69 (I-69)/U.S. Route 59 (US 59) southwest of Rosenberg, continues 2.86 miles (4.60 km) to the northeast and ends at an intersection with U.S. Route 90 Alternate (US 90A) and Texas State Highway 36 (SH 36) inside the western part of Rosenberg.

State Highway Spur 529 marker

State Highway Spur 529
Route information
Length2.860 mi[1] (4.603 km)
Existed1976–present
Major junctions
South end I-69 / US 59
  FM 1640
North end
Alt. US 90 / SH 36
Highway system
Spur 527Spur 535

Contents

HistoryEdit

On August 23, 1976, Spur 529 was designated to run from US 90A in Rosenberg southwest to US 59.[1] The 1955 United States Geological Survey (USGS) map of Richmond showed that US 59 and US 90A shared the same right-of-way as far as the western edge of Rosenberg. At that point, US 59 forked to the southwest toward Beasley, alongside the Texas and New Orleans Railroad.[2] The 1971 USGS map showed the new US 59 (now dual signed as I-69/US 59) freeway passing to the south of Rosenberg. Spur 529 was labeled in purple which meant that the change occurred between 1971 and the 1980 map revision.[3]

Route descriptionEdit

Spur 529 begins at a stop sign on I-69/US 59 southwest of Rosenberg. At that point I-69/US 59 is a four lane divided highway called the Southwest Freeway. Because Spur 529 intersects I-69/US 59 at a right angle, it first goes about 50 yards (46 m) to the north. The two-lane Spur 529 then turns to the northeast next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, and continues in a straight line until near its northern terminus. Spur 529 passes a few large manufacturing establishments before the Seabourne Meadows subdivision appears on the right. After about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) the highway intersects FM 1640, also called Avenue I. In the last 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Spur 529 curves to the east into Avenue H and ends at a stop sign at US 90A and SH 36.[4]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Rosenberg, Fort Bend County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0   I-69 north / US 59 – Wharton, HoustonSouthern terminus of Spur 529 and I-69; I-69/US 59 exit 96 southbound
2.664.28  FM 1640 (Avenue I) – RichmondTemporary northern terminus
Gap in route from US 90A/SH 36 to FM 1640 due to construction
No access to US 90A/SH 36
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 529". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Richmond Quadrangle 15 Minute Series". United States Geological Survey. 1955. Archived from the original on February 13, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Richmond Quadrangle 15 Minute Series". United States Geological Survey. 1971. Archived from the original on February 13, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Google (March 25, 2013). "Texas State Highway Spur 529" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2013.