Farm to Market Road 1160

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Farm to Market Road 1160 marker

Farm to Market Road 1160
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length18.402 mi[1] (29.615 km)
ExistedFebruary 25, 1949 (1949-02-25)[1]–present
Major junctions
South end Loop 523 at Louise
 
Future I-69 / US 59 at Louise
FM 1300
FM 2546 at Hahn
North end SH 71 near New Taiton
Location
CountiesWharton
Highway system
FM 1159FM 1161

Farm to Market Road 1160 (FM 1160) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that remains within Wharton County. The highway starts at State Highway Loop 523 (Loop 523) in Louise, intersects with U.S. Route 59 (Future Interstate 69) outside Louise and continues in a northerly direction for most of its length. Before its end at State Highway 71 (SH 71) near New Taiton, the highway turns directly to the east.

Route description[edit]

FM 1160 starts at Loop 523 in Louise and heads north. Loop 523 is also called North Street. The road that extends to the southeast across the Union Pacific Railroad is named Wharton Street. After going north for 0.6 miles (1.0 km) through a residential area, FM 1160 crosses US 59 (Future I-69) by an overpass. Access is allowed in all directions between FM 1160 and US 59 (Future I-69) via entrance and exit ramps. North of Louise, FM 1160 turns sharply east for a short distance before continuing north again. Between US 59 (Future I-69) and westbound FM 1300 is a distance of 8.0 miles (12.9 km). For 0.3 miles (0.5 km) FM 1160 and FM 1300 share the right-of-way before coming to a junction where FM 1300 heads to the east. From this junction to the crossroads with FM 2546 at Hahn is 3.2 miles (5.1 km). From Hahn to the end of FM 1160 at SH 71 north of New Taiton is 6.4 miles (10.3 km). In its final stretch, the highway goes north 3.6 miles (5.8 km) before turning sharply east for 2.8 miles (4.5 km).[2] The Raum Rice Dryer is a prominent landmark in the last leg of FM 1160 according to the 1965 USGS Hahn Quadrangle map.[3]

History[edit]

FM 1160 was originally designated on February 25, 1949 to start at US 59 in Louise and run northward approximately 9.3 miles (15.0 km) and then eastward about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to SH 71 north of El Campo. On October 5, 1953, the section of FM 1160 east of FM 2092 was canceled and transferred to FM 1300. FM 2092 was transferred to FM 1160. After the change, FM 1160 started at Louise and went north about 14.7 miles (23.7 km) to a county road. On September 29, 1954 the northern section connecting the highway to SH 71 was added. On December 15, 1954 the description was changed to better describe the 4.2 miles (6.8 km) extension that connected the northern end to SH 71.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Wharton County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Louise0.00.0 Loop 523Southern terminus of FM 1160
0.60.97 US 59 (Future I-69) – Ganado, El CampoU.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69
8.613.8 FM 1300Start of FM 1300 concurrency
8.914.3 FM 1300 to SH 71 – El CampoEnd of FM 1300 concurrency
Hahn12.119.5 FM 2546
New Taiton18.529.8 SH 71 – El Campo, GarwoodNorthern terminus of FM 1160
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1160". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Google (June 24, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 1160" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "HAHN, TEX". USGS. 1965. Retrieved June 24, 2013.