Farm to Market Road 2037

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Farm to Market Road 2037 marker

Farm to Market Road 2037
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length9.758 mi[1] (15.704 km)
Existed1962[1]–present
Major junctions
South endTDCJ Lynaugh Unit near Belding
North end I-10 / US 67 near Fort Stockton
Location
CountiesPecos
Highway system
FM 2036FM 2038

Farm to Market Road 2037 (FM 2037) is a Farm to Market Road in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The 9.8-mile (15.8 km) road is located in Pecos County and connects the James Lynaugh Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to Interstate 10 (I-10) and U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) west of the city of Fort Stockton while passing through the town of Belding.

A portion of the route follows a former alignment of US 67 between Fort Stockton and Alpine. The route's numerical designation was previously assigned to a Farm to Market Road in Brazos County.

Route description[edit]

The road begins at the Lynaugh prison unit and proceeds to the east 1.1 miles (1.8 km) to Old Alpine Road. FM 2037 then follows Old Alpine Road 1.7 miles (2.7 km) to the northeast parallel with the South Orient Railroad passing through Belding. The road then turns north passing through orchards and cropland to I-10. FM 2037 ends along the south service road of I-10 to the west of the overpass at I-10 Exit 253 approximately 6 miles (10 km) west of Fort Stockton.[2][3]

FM 2037 has a rural major collector functional class as rated by TxDOT which has approved a speed limit of up to 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) along the route. The section of the road from the prison to where the road diverges from Old Alpine Rd. north of Belding had an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of 350 vehicles in 2010 including 3.2 percent peak hour truck usage, while the remaining section approaching I-10 had an AADT count of 240 with 3.7 percent peak hour truck usage. Future AADT in 2030 for the two road segments is projected to be 600 and 410 respectively.[4]

History[edit]

Farm to Market Road 2037
LocationBrazos County
Length12.3 mi[1] (19.8 km)
Existed1952–1961[1]

FM 2037 was originally designated on December 17, 1952 as a 6.7-mile (10.8 km) route in northeastern Brazos County beginning along the concurrent routes of US 190 / SH 21 near the Navasota River proceeding to the northwest to the town of Edge. On November 21, 1956, that route was extended an additional 5.9 miles (9.5 km) to the southwest to FM 2038. The Brazos County designation was canceled on October 13, 1961 when the route was added as an extension to FM 974.[1]

On May 2, 1962, the current route was designated over a seven-mile (11.3 km) stretch from the Old Alpine Rd. to US 290, the route that preceded I-10. The route was extended to the prison site on October 29, 1992.[1]

The Old Alpine Rd. portion of the route has a much longer history with the state highway network. US 67 designation was extended westward from Dallas to Presidio in 1932.[5] The portion of US 67 between Alpine and Fort Stockton was constructed as an unpaved earth road sometime between 1933 and 1936 and was also designated as State Highway 99 (SH 99) (later State Highway 10 (SH 99).[6][7] The SH 10 designation did not survive the 1939 redescription of the state highway system,[8][9] and US 67 was realigned off of the Old Alpine Rd. when its more westward current roadway was constructed in 1947.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire road is in Pecos County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0Drive to prison siteSouthern terminus at TDCJ Lynaugh Unit
1.11.8 To US 67 south (Old Alpine Road) – AlpineBegin overlay of Old Alpine Road
2.84.5 To Spur 194 north (Old Alpine Rd.) – Fort StocktonEnd overlay of Old Alpine Road
9.815.8 I-10 / US 67 – Van Horn, San AntonioNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2037". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 2, 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 2, 2013.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Google (November 2, 2013). "Overview of FM 2037" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Statewide Planning Map (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 67". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Texas State Highway Commission (June 15, 1933). Official Map of the Highway System of Texas (Map) (1933 ed.). [c. 1:2,154,240]. Austin: Texas State Highway Commission. § L8–M9. OCLC 925481750. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  7. ^ Texas State Highway Commission (March 1, 1936). Official Map of the Highway System of Texas (Map) (Centennial ed.). 1:1,837,440. Austin: Texas State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 10". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  9. ^ General Highway Map, Pecos County, Texas (Map). 1 in=2 mi. Texas State Highway Department. 1936, partially revised to February 1, 1940. p. 1. Retrieved November 2, 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Staff (2012). "Bridges along US 67 in Pecos County (FIPS code 371), Texas". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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