Farm to Market Road 1776

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Farm to Market Road 1776 marker

Farm to Market Road 1776
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length43.906 mi[1] (70.660 km)
Length does not include segment concurrent with FM 1450
Existed1956[1]–present
Major junctions
South end I-10 / US 67
  US 285

FM 1450
FM 1927

FM 1219
North end SH 18 near Monahans
Location
CountiesPecos, Ward
Highway system
FM 1775FM 1777

Farm to Market Road 1776 (FM 1776) is a Farm to Market Road in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The 45-mile (72 km) road begins at a junction with Interstate 10 (I-10) and U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) in Pecos County west of Fort Stockton and extends northward through the town of Coyanosa before ending at State Highway 18 (SH 18) in Ward County south of Monahans. The road has an interchange with US 285 northeast of Fort Stockton.

Before the road was established, TxDOT had previously assigned the road's numerical designation to two other roads in eastern Texas.

Route description[edit]

FM 1776 begins at I-10 Exit 248 as a northward extension of the US 67 roadway which approaches from the southwest from Alpine and merges with I-10.[2][3] The two-lane road continues to the north beneath the US 285 underpass and reaches Coyanosa.[3][4] North of Coyanosa, FM 1776 joins and follows FM 1450 for a half-mile (0.8 km) stretch southeast of the city of Pecos before turning off to the northeast. The road then leaves Pecos County at the Pecos River and crosses into Ward County where it intersects FM 1927 south of Pyote. The road then proceeds to the northeast crossing FM 1219 between Royalty and Wickett before terminating at SH 18 approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Monahans.[3][5]

FM 1776 provides the most direct access to Monahans and points further east along I-20 from Alpine and more southern communities including Lajitas, Study Butte, and Terlingua.[6]

FM 1776 has a rural major collector functional class as rated by TxDOT. The road has a 70 miles per hour (113 km/h) speed limit in Pecos County except for a 40-mile-per-hour (64 km/h) section between US 285 and Coyanosa and a speed limit of 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) in Ward County. The road has average annual daily traffic (AADT) counts ranging from a low of 440 vehicles along the section between I-10 and US 285 to a high of 960 vehicles between Coyanosa and FM 1450. TxDOT projects these numbers to increase by 2030 to a low of 760 vehicles between I-10 and US 285 to a high of 1460 vehicles between FM 1450 and the Pecos River. Peak hour truck traffic ranges from 23.5 percent between Ward County Road 94 and SH 18 to 39 percent between US 285 and Pecos County Road 72.[7]

History[edit]

Farm to Market Road 1776
LocationBronsonFord's Corner
Length10.2 mi[1] (16.4 km)
ExistedSept. 1951–Oct. 1954[1]

FM 1776 was originally designated northward along a former alignment of US 96 between SH 184 at Bronson in Sabine County and SH 21 at Ford's Corner in San Augustine County on May 23, 1951. The former 10.2-mile (16.4 km) road became an extension of FM 1 on October 14, 1954.[1]

Farm to Market Road 1776
LocationGrimes County
Length6.2 mi[1] (10.0 km)
ExistedFeb. 1955–Nov. 1955[1]

FM 1776 was briefly designated on February 17, 1955 along a Grimes County route from FM 149 in Richards southeastward toward Dacus to the Montgomery County line. The designation of the 6.2-mile (10.0 km) route did not survive the year before being combined with FM 1486 on November 2 of that year.[1]

The current route was designated on February 24, 1956 between FM 1450 and SH 18. The road was extended southward through Coyanosa to US 67 and US 290, the predecessor route to I-10 in much of western Texas, on May 6, 1964.[1]

Construction began on the US 285 interchange in 2011 and was completed the following year.[8] The interchange was funded through a 2009 safety bond program due to a history of fatal accidents.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Pecos0.00.0 I-10 / US 67 – Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Stockton, San AntonioSouthern terminus
7.111.4 US 285 – Fort Stockton, Pecos
26.542.6 FM 1450 west – PecosBegin overlay of FM 1450
27.043.5 FM 1450 east – ImperialEnd overlay of FM 1450
Pecos River34.154.9Pecos River bridge
Ward35.156.5 FM 1927 – Pyote
39.563.6 FM 1219 – Royalty, Wickett
44.872.1 SH 18 – Fort Stockton, Monahans
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1776". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 146. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved November 11, 2013.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d Google (November 11, 2013). "Overview of FM 1776" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 145. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved November 11, 2013.[dead link]
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 144. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved November 11, 2013.[dead link]
  6. ^ Texas Official Travel Map (PDF) (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. July 8, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  7. ^ Statewide Planning Map (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "US 285 overpass construction begins". The Fort Stockton Pioneer. May 19, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "TxDOT Funds Two Rural Interchanges in Odessa". McGraw Hill Construction. May 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009.

External links[edit]

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