Farm to Market Road 559

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Farm to Market Road 559 marker

Farm to Market Road 559
Richmond Road
Route information
Length11.214 mi[1] (18.047 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SH 93 in Texarkana
  I-30 / US 59 in Texarkana
North endCounty Road 2302 northwest of Wamba
Location
CountiesBowie
Highway system
FM 558FM 560

Farm to Market Road 559 (FM 559) is a FM highway located in the Texarkana area of Texas. The route from SH 93 to FM 989 is internally signed as Urban Road 559 (UR 559) by TxDOT and is known locally as Richmond Road.

Route description[edit]

FM 559 begins at an intersection with SH 93 (Summerhill Road) just northwest of downtown Texarkana. The highway runs northwest along Richmond Road, passing just west of Texarkana College. FM 559 intersects Interstate 30/US 59 near Central Mall, running through a heavily developed area of northern Texarkana before entering the Pleasant Grove area of the city. The highway intersects Farm to Market Road 2878 (just south of Texas A&M University–Texarkana) and Farm to Market Road 989 before leaving the city. FM 559 intersects Farm to Market Road 1397 in Wamba before taking a more rural course. FM 559 ends a few miles north of FM 2253, continuing as a county road.

History[edit]

FM 559 originally ran further into Texarkana along 24th Street to US 82, with the north end in Wamba; this section was designated on July 9, 1945. The highway was then extended further north to County Road 2302 on December 17, 1952, where the road ends today. On September 30, 1970 the section of FM 559 along 24th Street was returned to the city of Texarkana as US 59 was re-routed west of the city. The section of FM 559 from SH 93 to FM 989 was internally designated as an urban road by TxDOT on June 27, 1995.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Bowie County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Texarkana0.00.0 SH 93 (Summerhill Road)
1.62.6 I-30 / US 59 – Dallas, Little Rock
2.43.9 FM 1297 west (McKnight Road)
2.94.7 FM 2240 east (Moores Lane)
4.16.6 FM 2878 south (Pleasant Grove Road) / University Avenue – Texas A&M University–Texarkana
4.36.9 FM 989 south (Kings Highway) – Nash
Wamba5.89.3 FM 1397 south (Summerhill Road)
10.116.3 FM 2253 south – Leary
11.218.0County Road 2302North end of FM 559; continues north as County Road 2301
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 559". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 559". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Google (March 22, 2015). "Highway Overview Map of FM 559" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 22, 2015.