Highway Designation File
Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Current Description-Effective Date-Authority
FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 523
Minute Order 021215, dated 07/09/1945 (date of agreement)
From Freeport to Stratton Ridge (Brazoria County). New Designation
From SH 35 in Angleton southeastward via Stratton Ridge to Freeport. (Brazoria County) FM 1091 canceled and combined with FM 523 and section from Stratton Ridge to Bastrop Bayou Bridge added, 5.4 miles.
From SH. 35 in Angleton southeastward and southward via Stratton Ridge to Freeport, a distance of approximately 18.1 miles. (Brazoria County) Northern terminus relocated in Angleton to provide better at-grade crossing of the M.P.R.R.
From SH 35, northeast of Angleton southward via Bastrop Beach and Oyster
Creek, crossing SH 332 to Freeport and in Freeport along Velasco Boulevard
and Gulf Boulevard to SH 288, a distance of approximately 19.5 miles. (Brazoria
County) (New Description) Old location, from FM 2004 northwestward
along Downing Street, to be returned to Brazoria County and city of Angleton upon completion of new location.
From FM 521 northwest of Angleton, eastward and southward via Bastrop Beach and Oyster Creek to the junction of Velasco Boulevard and Gulf Boulevard in Freeport; then northwestward along Gulf Boulevard to its junction with SH 288, a distance of approximately 25.8 miles. (Brazoria County) As requested by District, 2.6 miles FM 3507, from FM 521 east to SH 288 and 3.7 miles of SL 558 from SH 288 east to FM 523 transferred to FM 523.