Farm to Market Road 526

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Farm to Market Road 526 marker

Farm to Market Road 526
Route information
Length4.625 mi[1] (7.443 km)
ExistedJune 21, 1945[1]–present
Major junctions
South end I-10 in Houston
  US 90 in Houston
North end
Bus. US 90 in Houston
Highway system
FM 525FM 527

Farm to Market Road 526, or FM 526 or Urban Road 526 (UR 526), is a state highway entirely inside the city of Houston, Texas. Locally, the road is now known as Maxey Road. The road runs from I-10 north to US 90 Business.

Route description[edit]

FM 526 begins at an interchange with I-10 in Houston, Harris County, heading northwest on Federal Road, a six-lane divided highway. The road passes businesses, becoming a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane and curving north to become Maxey Road. The highway through a mix of residential and commercial areas along with some woods. FM 526 reaches an interchange with the US 90 freeway, where it merges into the frontage roads of that highway. The highway continues to run northeast along the US 90 frontage roads, carrying two lanes in each direction and heading through wooded areas with some homes. FM 526 splits from US 90 by heading north on South Lake Houston Parkway, a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane, passing through residential areas before passing fields. FM 526 turns northwest and heads through commercial areas, ending at US 90 Business.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

FM 526 was first designated on June 21, 1945, running from Market Street Road north to US 90 (now US 90 Business). On November 19, 1952, the southern portion of FM 526 was relocated to Federal Road, ending at SH 73. The southern terminus was cut back to a new alignment of SH 73 (now I-10) on September 18, 1961. FM 526 officially became UR 526 on June 27, 1995.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Houston, Harris County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 I-10 (East Freeway)I-10 exit 778A
US 90 (Crosby Freeway)Interchange
4.6257.443
Bus. US 90 (Beaumont Highway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 526". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ Google (October 19, 2011). "overview of Farm to Market Road 526" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  3. ^ County Grid Map 582 (PDF) (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2011.