Farm to Market Road 109

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Farm to Market Road 109 marker

Farm to Market Road 109
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 34.245 mi[1] (55.112 km)
Existed: August 1, 1944 (1944-08-01)[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:
Bus. SH 71 in Columbus
  FM 1291 in Frelsburg
FM 1094 in New Ulm
SH 159 in Industry
FM 2502 in Welcome
North end: SH 36 in Brenham
Location
Counties: Austin, Colorado, Washington
Highway system
FM 108 FM 110

Farm to Market Road 109 (FM 109) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas. The highway begins at Business State Highway 71 (SH 71) just north of Columbus in Colorado County. It winds its way to the northeast across Austin County, passing through the communities of New Ulm and Industry before ending at State Highway 36 (SH 36) in Brenham in Washington County.

Route description[edit]

FM 109 begins at an intersection with Business SH 71 about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) northwest of the bridge over the Colorado River. This location is just north of Columbus in Colorado County, after going north for 1.8 miles (2.9 km), the highway crosses Cummins Creek and heads northeast for a short distance before turning back to the north again. From its start to Frelsburg is 11.2 miles (18.0 km). At Frelsburg, FM 109 comes to a crossroads at Heinsohn's Country Store, with FM 1291 coming from the west and McElroy Lane coming from the north. At the intersection, FM 109 turns sharply to the east. The highway gradually swings to the east-northeast for 3.8 miles (6.1 km) before entering New Ulm in Austin County. FM 109 is also called Ernst Parkway in this area. At New Ulm, the highway crosses the BNSF Railway tracks and intersects with FM 1094 from the east. FM 109 leaves New Ulm heading north and continues for 5.8 miles (9.3 km) to Industry. At this place, the highway intersects with SH 159, which goes east and west. From Industry, FM 109 heads north-northeast for 4.9 miles (7.9 km) until crossing FM 2502 near the community of Welcome. From this point, the highway heads to the northeast 8.3 miles (13.4 km) until its end. Just inside the southern city limits of Brenham, FM 109 crosses the BNSF Railway tracks and ends at a traffic signal on SH 36.[2]

History[edit]

FM 109 was originally designated on August 1, 1944, to go from Industry to New Ulm and from Frelsburg to SH 71 near Columbus. On June 13 and 16, 1945, the two separate sections were linked when a new section between New Ulm and Frelburg was added, on December 16, 1948, FM 109 was extended from Industry to SH 36 south of Brenham, replacing FM 388, which went from the Colorado County Line to SH 36. The new segment went through the communities of Welcome and Muellersville.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Colorado Columbus 0.0 0.0
Bus. SH 71
Southern terminus of FM 109
Frelsburg 11.2 18.0 FM 1291
Austin New Ulm 15.0 24.1 FM 1094
Industry 20.8 33.5 SH 159
Welcome 25.7 41.4 FM 2502
Washington Brenham 34.2 55.0 SH 36 Northern terminus of FM 109
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. 109". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (April 13, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 109" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 13, 2013.