Farm to Market Road 511
|Length||16.127 mi (25.954 km)|
|North end||I-169 / SH 550 Toll in Brownsville|
|South end||FM 1419 in Brownsville|
Farm to Market Road 511 or FM 511 is a road that runs from Farm to Market Road 3248 on the northeast side of Brownsville southeast and southward to the southern sections of Brownsville. The highway forms an outer loop/bypass of the main portion of Brownsville. This highway is known locally and is signed as the Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. Highway. The highway formerly extended northeast to I-69E and US Routes 77 and 83 at Olmito, but this portion was expanded starting in 2008 and was transferred to State Highway 550. The section from Farm to Market 3248 south to State Highway 48 was a part of this expansion, becoming a four-lane highway with center turning lane. This project began in January 2008 and was completed late in 2010.
FM 511 was originally designated on July 3, 1945 from U.S. Highway 83 in Olmito to State Highway 4 near the Port of Brownsville. On September 9, 1947, it was extended on the north side to include a 5-mile (8.0 km) section to US 281 near Olmito, and on the south side to extend southward and westward 4 miles into Brownsville. On November 23, 1948, it extended to SH 4 in Brownsville. On October 7, 1949, the section south of FM 1419 was transferred to FM 1419. On January 29, 1957, this section west of Olmito was renumbered F.M. 1732. On August 26, 1969, FM 511 was relocated at Port of Brownsville. On June 27, 1995, the section from F.M. 3248 to F.M. 1419 became an urban road. On July 25, 2008, portions were transferred to the new SH 550.
FM 511 begins at US 83. It terminates at Farm to Market Road 1419 in southeast Brownsville. The portion from Farm to Market Road 3248 to FM 1419 is designated by TXDOT as UR 511, but signed and known locally as FM 511.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 511". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority project schematics
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 511". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
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