Farm to Market Road 1960

Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) is a state highway (or farm-to-market road) in the U.S. state of Texas. Its western terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 6 in northwestern Harris County. It travels generally to the east, ending at State Highway 321 in Dayton in western Liberty County. FM 1960 has long been an artery around Houston, though it has been shortened and re-routed over the years. Once consisting of most of the current State Highway 6 in West Houston as well as its current northern route, it still traverses 26 ZIP codes north of the Houston city limits. On June 27, 1995, FM 1960 was divided into two sections – the more rural part east of FM-2100 remaining with the Farm to Market designation and the one closer to the city west of FM-2100 was given the new Urban Road designation. This is mainly a Texas Department of Transportation convention, as all of the signage on the complete road retains its FM roots. In 2011, a large segment of FM 1960 was alternatively designated as Cypress Creek Parkway from State Highway 249 to Aldine-Westfield in an effort to improve the image of the roadway. Landscaped medians with designated turnlanes replaced the broad open center median originally in place. FM 1960 is also one of the very few FM roads with a business segment, running through the middle of Humble, Texas.