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Interstate 395 and Florida 836

Interstate 395 Routing

Interstate 395 is a spur route from Interstate 95 in downtown Miami to the western edge of the MacArthur Causeway, serving downtown Miami and South Beach via the causeway. There are no reassurance shields anywhere along the short freeway except on overhead signs, and there are none to be found on adjacent surface streets. The Interstate 395 freeway directly connects to Toll Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway west of Interstate 95; east of U.S. 1, it directly connects to Florida A1A/MacArthur Causeway. For its short duration, Interstate 395 also carries a secret Florida 836 designation.

Interstate 395 is not routed over the MacArthur Causeway because the causeway was not constructed to Interstate standards. On the other hand, Interstate 195/Julia Tuttle Causeway was constructed to Interstate standards with Interstate Highway funds. In addition to the substandard causeway, which is designated as Florida A1A today (former U.S. 41), Interstate 395 was designed with left lane exits, some curves, and a few dips along the route.

The Interstate 95/Florida 836 interchange is a four-level stack, but all four flyover ramps all have left lane exits, which makes the connection difficult for slower vehicles such as trucks. To avoid the left lane, trucks may opt to use local streets to access Interstate 395. As noted by Justin Cozart, the left exits at this interchange is surprising, considering that Interstate 395 was built nine years after Interstate 195, which has a stack interchange with Interstate 95. Another interesting feature of Interstate 395 is its dual carriageway, which separates traffic originating from Florida 836 eastbound and that coming from Interstate 95. Each carriageway features a separate exit to Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. 1), which is Interstate 395's sole mainline interchange. The freeway used to continue straight ahead as U.S. 41, but U.S. 41 was retracted to terminate in downtown Miami. As a result, Florida A1A was extended east to rejoin U.S. 1 and Interstate 395/Florida 836 at the Biscayne Avenue interchange.

According to the Florida DOT Exit Numbering List, Interstate 395 has the following exits:

  • Exit 1A - Interstate 95 South (westbound)
  • Exit 1B - Interstate 95 North (westbound)
  • Exit 2 - U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) (westbound)
  • Exits 2A-B - U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard); N.E. 2nd Avenue; and Florida A1A (MacArthur Causeway) north (eastbound)

Interstate 395 History

Interstate 395 began construction in 1967 along with the last section of Interstate 95 to be completed from Flagler Street to N.W. 20th Street, and it was constructed at the same time as Florida 836, which was intended originally to be part of Interstate 75 (which was rerouted from U.S. 41 onto Florida 84/Alligator Alley). Interstate 395 and the Interstate 95/Florida 836 interchange were finished and opened in late 1969. No major changes have occurred to Interstate 395 since it was built, but some major changes are proposed.

Interstate 395 Future Aspirations

Currently, Miami's inner core is undergoing a slow but steady revitalization, and Interstate 395 is seen as an obstacle to continuing that. In November 2002, plans were made to tear down Interstate 395 and replace it with a cut open, below-grade freeway. The state initially considered the plan unfeasible, and wanted to simply rebuild the existing Interstate 395 twice as high as it is today on a sleek structure that was to undo some of the damage done when the original highway was built. They also figured that a below grade freeway would be more of a barrier than the existing one is today.

However, FDOT most likely wanted to avoid the tunnel plan for the reasons that the large sums of money needed to build it could be better allocated for other road projects in South Florida and the entire state. Yet it was assumed that if the tunnel is built, property values will soar and pay for some of its cost. This is pretty presumptuous, given the volatile nature of the real estate market, but it sounds good in theory. Despite the opposition, Miami mayor Manny Diaz supported the below grade plan, and the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved the cut open freeway plan in July 2003, providing FDOT an opportunity to continue the study. As yet, construction has not been planned for this massive conversion of the Interstate highway.

Florida 836 Routing

Florida 836, known as the Dolphin Expressway (or East-West Expressway) is the only full-length east-west expressway in Dade County. It is maintained by the Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX) Authority. It starts in the west (temporarily) at the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike and ends at Interstate 95 in downtown Miami, for a distance of 11.7 miles. The ultimate western terminus will be at N.W. 137th Avenue; the Five-Year Capital Improvements Program for MDX provides for this extension to be completed between April 2004 and July 2005. N.W. 137th Avenue will be converted into a six-lane expressway between the western terminus of Florida 836 and U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail/S.W. 8th Street) so that connection may be facilitated.

The Dolphin Expressway was originally named the generic East-West Expressway, but it was renamed as the Dolphin Expressway after the Miami Dolphins football team won their two consecutive Superbowl victories in 1973 and 1974.

East of Interstate 95, Florida 836 continues as Interstate 395; however, the Dolphin Expressway west of Interstate 95 is currently not Interstate standard and cannot be designated as such. The Five-Year Capital Improvements Program for MDX provides for expansion of Florida 836; this will result in bringing the freeway to Interstate standards. Nevertheless, it is very unlikely that the freeway will become part of the Interstate Highway System.

Currently, Florida 836 is tolled only in the eastbound direction. Originally Florida 836 had toll plazas in both directions. Increasing traffic on Florida 836 prompted the removal of the westbound toll in March 1983. The eastbound toll was increased from ten cents to a quarter. The physical toll booths were removed permanently a year later, in March 1984. The same thing also happened on Florida 112/Airport Expressway to the north during that timeframe.

Interchanges along Florida 836 from west to east are (there are no exit numbers in use on Florida 836 currently):

  • (future)
  • Florida 821/Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike
  • Florida 985/N.W. 107th Avenue
  • Florida 973/N.W. 97th Avenue
  • Florida 826/Palmetto Expressway
  • Florida 969/N.W. 72nd Avenue
  • Florida 959/N.W. 57th Avenue
  • Florida 953/N.W. 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road)
  • N.W. 37th Avenue and Douglas Road
  • Florida 9/N.W. 27th Avenue (Unity Boulevard)
  • N.W. 17th Avenue
  • Florida 933/N.W. 12th Avenue
  • N.W. 14th Street (westbound only)
  • Interstate 95 and Interstate 395

Florida 836 History

The Dolphin Expressway (East-West Expressway) across Central Miami has been planned since 1964, along with the then-proposed Interstate 395 freeway. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) had only granted funding for Interstate 395 from Interstate 95 to the MacArthur Causeway, so Dade County officials decided to build the Florida 836 section of the expressway with toll funding. It would be built as a toll road, with only one mainline toll plaza was planned, between N.W. 17th Avenue and N.W. 27th Avenue. Like Florida 112, none of the exit or entrance ramps would be tolled.

Florida 836/East-West Expressway was constructed between 1964 and 1968 as a six-lane freeway between Florida 826 and Interstate 95. In 1969, the Miami Transportation Study proposed a four-lane extension of Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway west from Florida 826/Palmetto Expressway to N.W. 137th Avenue. The plan also called for an interchange at Florida 973/N.W. 97th Avenue and at the proposed "West Dade Expressway," which is today known as the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT/Florida 821). All things did not go according to the original plan: Florida 836 was indeed extended to Florida's Turnpike by 1972, but the further extension west to N.W. 137th Avenue will not be done until 2007.

By 1970, it was clear that the West Dade Expressway was going to be built, so work proceeded on the westward extension of Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway. The extension from Florida 821 to N.W. 137th Avenue would remain unconstructed until 2007, but the rest of the route to the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (Florida 821/HEFT) was built in 1970. A yellow sign on westbound Florida 836 announced that the interchange with Florida 821/HEFT was a temporary terminus and implied that Florida 836 would someday extend further west.

Upon its completion in 1972, the Dolphin Expressway remained unchanged until the 1980s. The completion of the Dolphin, as well as the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike marked the beginning of growth in West Dade, and the Dolphin began a slow but steady rise in traffic volumes. By 1990 it carried nearly 190,000 vehicles at its busiest section!

In December, 1994, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) was created, and two years later the Florida Legislature allowed MDX to assume operational and financial control of five expressways from FDOT, including the Dolphin Expressway. It immediately organized a comprehensive plan of projects to upgrade the road. MDX's first project consisted of the relocation of the ramp from westbound Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway to northbound Florida 821/HEFT. The ramp was moved south and west to allow more merging room for traffic entering Florida 821/HEFT from the Dolphin and traffic leaving Florida 821/HEFT on a new exit ramp at Northwest 12th Street, as well as to make room for the planned western extension of the Dolphin. This section was constructed between April 2000 and late 2003.

Shortly after construction began on that section of the Dolphin, another project began to widen the road from six to eight lanes on two segments: (1) between N.W. 57th Avenue and N.W. 72nd Avenue and (2) between N.W. 87th Avenue and N.W. 107th Avenue. This work was done between April 2000 and September 2000. Between July 2000 and January 2003, the eastbound toll plaza was replaced, the exit ramps at N.W. 17th Avenue were reconstructed, and the SunPass system (which was created in the mid-1990s by the Florida Department of Transportation) was allowed for the first time on Florida 836.

Florida 836: Future Aspirations

Between 2005 and 2010, several additional upgrade projects are planned for Florida 836, including a major widening project that will incorporate four express lanes in the center median, a new stack interchange at the junction of Florida 836 and Florida 826 with high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) connections, widening to 14 lanes between N.W. 57th Avenue and N.W. 107th Avenue, and several interchange reconstruction projects. Additionally, Florida 836 will be extended west to N.W. 137th Avenue by 2007.

Florida 836 and Interstate 75

In 1969, Interstate 75 was extended from its southern terminus in Tampa at Interstate 4 south to Miami. When it was planned, Interstate 75 was originally supposed to cross the Everglades via an upgraded U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) to West Dade. From there, it would hook up with the Dolphin Expressway and continue to the junction of Interstate 95 and Interstate 395 in downtown Miami.

At this time, there were concerns about routing Interstate 75 along this expressway corridor. First, the Dolphin Expressway had not been constructed to Interstate standard originally, so it would cost additional money for major upgrades to an expressway that was virtually brand new. In addition, there was opposition from the business owners along the Everglades Parkway/Alligator Alley and the Miccosukee Tribe, who would be bypassed from the route. The planned Port Everglades Expressway in Broward no doubt played a part; it was only part of a high-speed route from Fort Lauderdale to Naples, and a freeway upgraded Alligator Alley would complete the remaining portion of that route.

So in 1974, this plan was changed drastically. The routing of Interstate 75 was changed so that the superhighway would cross the Everglades via an upgraded Alligator Alley, and it would connect with the proposed Port Everglades Expressway in Broward County, which later became Interstate 595. At that junction, it would turn south and wind through what was then rural southwest Broward County and Northwest Miami-Dade County, with a terminus at the Palmetto Expressway (Florida 826) and Gratigny Parkway (Florida 924).

Many thanks to Justin Cozart and Jason Learned for the background information about Florida's Interstate 395 and Florida 836. This information was originally posted on TropicalTurnpikes.com and is reproduced with permission by Justin Cozart.

Eastbound Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway
Most of the reassurance and trailblazer shields for Toll Florida 836 were changed to this format when the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority took control of several of the toll roads in Miami-Dade County. This shield is located immediately after the Florida 826/Palmetto Expressway interchange. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The next exit (after Florida 826) is Exit 4, Junction Florida 969 (N.W. 72nd Avenue) north. Florida 969 follows a north-south corridor between the western boundary of Miami International Airport and Florida 826/Palmetto Expressway, ending at Florida 934 near Medley. For those wishing to make a U-Turn to westbound Florida 836, use this exit. Photo taken 12/28/03.
This turquoise steel overpass carries Florida 969/N.W. 72nd Avenue over Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway. Photo taken 12/28/03.
A loop ramp carries eastbound Florida 836 traffic onto N.W. 72nd Avenue/Florida 969 north toward Medley and N.W. 72nd Avenue south to Florida 968/Flagler Street. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Between Florida 969 (Exit 4) and Florida 953 (Exit 7), Toll Florida 836 follows the southern edge of Miami International Airport. The Coast Line Railroad parallels Florida 836 to the north through here. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The taxiways of Miami International Airport come into view to the north of the freeway as eastbound Toll Florida 836 approaches its next exit, Exit 6, Junction Florida 959 (N.W. 57th Avenue/Red Road) south to Coral Gables and West Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 959 begins at this interchange and travels south between the cities of West Miami and Coral Gables before reaching its southern terminus at U.S. 1/Dixie Highway near South Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Toll Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway reaches Exit 6, Junction Florida 959 (N.W. 57th Avenue/Red Road). The next interchange is for Exit 7, N.W. 45th Avenue, but all signs point to Exits 8B-A, Junction Florida 953 (Le Jeune Road/N.W. 42nd Avenue) to the airport (north) and Coral Gables (south) in two miles. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 953 is a major interchange for Toll Florida 836, as it is the main route north into the airport. Since the northbound Florida 953 ramp is a left exit, the sign for northbound is shown to the left. Florida 953 south to Coral Gables is a right exit. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Another Toll Florida 836 shield is located on the approach to Exit 7, Toll Florida 836. Photo taken 12/28/03.
This the first sign for Exit 7, N.W. 45th Avenue. N.W. 45th Avenue is the first exit located within the City of Miami, and the avenue travels south to N.W. 7th Street. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 953 begins its north-south journey at U.S. 1 in Coral Gables, then travels north past Miami International Airport to meet Florida 112, the Airport Expressway. Florida 953 then enters Hialeah, connecting to Florida 924/Gratigny Parkway and then entering Opa-Locka via the Jeune-Douglas Expressway. Florida 953 ends at Florida 854 (Honey Hill Road/N.W. 199th Street). Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Toll Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway reaches Exit 7, N.W. 45th Avenue. Florida 836 enters the city of Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The left lane prepares for exit to northbound Florida 953, while the right lane has an exit onto southbound Florida 953. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Toll Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway reaches Exit 8A, Junction Florida 953/Le Jeune Road southbound. The left lane exits onto Florida 953/Le Jeune Road northbound. Photo taken 12/28/03.
This view shows the Florida 836/Florida 953 interchange along eastbound, including the left exit. Photo taken 12/28/03.
A canal is situated along the south side of Toll Florida 836 after the Florida 953 interchange. Photo taken 12/28/03.
In case you forget you were on a toll road, this sign advises that the sole toll plaza along Toll Florida 836 is located two miles ahead. Tolls on Florida 836 are collected in the eastbound direction only, between the Florida 9 (N.W. 27th Avenue/Unity Boulevard) and N.W. 17th Avenue interchange. No toll is collected along westbound, and no tolls are located on eastbound between the western terminus (Florida's Turnpike) and here. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The next exit along eastbound is Exits 9A-B, Junction Florida 9 (Unity Boulevard/N.W. 27th Avenue). Florida 9 follows S.W. and N.W. 27th Avenue from U.S. 1 north to Opa-Locka, where it turn northeast to merge with Interstate 95 at the Golden Glades Interchange. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 9 is the last exit before the eastbound toll plaza. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Toll Florida 836 carries four eastbound lanes between Florida 953 and Interstate 95 in order to accommodate airport traffic. The freeway is programmed for some major improvements to allow for increased capacity in the future. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Toll Florida 836 approaches Exits 9A-B, Junction Florida 9/Unity Boulevard (N.W. 27th Avenue). Photo taken 12/28/03.
The interchange between Toll Florida 836 and Florida 9 is a cloverleaf. The first exit ramp for this cloverleaf interchange is to southbound Florida 9, followed by a ramp to northbound Florida 9. Note the pull-through sign does not provide a route number; instead, it mentions downtown Miami and Miami Beach as destinations. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Toll Florida 836 reaches Exit 9B, Junction Florida 9/N.W. 27th Avenue northbound. This is the last exit before paying a toll. Photo taken 12/28/03.
As the Miami skyline comes into view along eastbound, the toll plaza signs also appear. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The next exit along eastbound is Exit 10, N.W. 17th Avenue. Use N.W. 17th Avenue south to the Orange Bowl stadium and Little Havana. Use N.W. 17th Avenue north to Sewell Park and to N.W. 14th Street east, which leads to Miami-Dade Community College Medical Center Campus, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. Photo taken 12/28/03.
As Toll Florida 936 approaches the toll plaza, lanes are earmarked for different purposes. The left two lanes are for SunPass users (electronic toll collection that is prepaid); the middle two lanes are for cash customers; and the right lane is for cash customers planning to exit at N.W. 17th Avenue. This is an ideal location for the toll plaza, since the Miami River provides interference to the normal grid pattern ... the toll is difficult to evade via surface streets as a result. Photo taken 12/28/03.
At the time this photo was taken, the Florida 836 toll was 75 cents for cars with exact change. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The ramp to N.W. 17th Avenue and the hospitals is segregated from the mainline. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 836's toll plazas are built like a cable stayed bridge, complete with mast arm and cables above the structure. Clearly the SunPass left lanes are unencumbered. Photo taken 12/28/03.
After the toll plaza, the N.W. 17th Avenue toll plaza comes into view. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 836 loses its identity as the forthcoming Interstate 95/Interstate 395 interchange approaches. At Interstate 95, Florida 836 will become Interstate 395. Photo taken 12/28/03.
As it approaches Interstate 95, Florida 836 shifts onto an elevated viaduct. There is no access from eastbound Florida 836 to Florida 933 (N.W. 12th Avenue). Photo taken 12/28/03.
The skyline of downtown Miami comes into view to the southeast of Florida 836. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The left lane of Florida 836 becomes exit only for Interstate 95 north (to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach), while the right lane is exit only for Interstate 95 south to downtown. The middle two lanes continue east as Interstate 395 rather than Florida 836 en route to Miami Beach. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The Interstate 95/Interstate 395 interchange comes into view just ahead. Florida 836 does not officially end at this interchange; instead, it becomes the secret state route designation for Interstate 395 east of Interstate 95. Florida 836 ends at Florida A1A and U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard). Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Florida 836 reaches Exit 11A, Junction Interstate 95 south to downtown (as seen from the left lane as it prepares to transition onto northbound Interstate 95). Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 836/Interstate 395 reaches the stack interchange near downtown Miami. The left lane transitions onto northbound Interstate 95 (Exit 11B), while the two remaining lanes continue toward Miami Beach. Photo taken 12/28/03.
This is a view of the stack interchange as seen from the transition ramp from eastbound Florida 836 to northbound Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Interstate 395
Interstate 395 begins as lanes from Florida 836 and Interstate 95 converge onto eastbound. This particular vantage point is seen from the transition from northbound Interstate 95 onto eastbound Interstate 395. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Between Interstate 95 and U.S. 1, Interstate 395 is almost entirely a dual freeway along eastbound, offering two separated lanes of traffic (one with connections from Interstate 95 and the other with connections from Florida 836). The only exit along eastbound is Exit 2B, Junction U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard. East of U.S. 1, Interstate 395 (and hidden Florida 836) end, and northbound Florida A1A begins. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The left lanes of the dual freeway meet their left exit to U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard; the right lane of the left dual freeway section merges onto the mainline. Note that Miami Beach is four miles ahead; Florida A1A begins just ahead. Photo taken 12/28/03.
There is no additional overhead sign for the right exit to U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard; only a gore point sign for Exit 2B indicates the exit. Interstate 395 ends here; Florida A1A continues straight ahead. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Now on the offramp from eastbound Interstate 395 to U.S. 1, the single-lane ramp splits into two lanes for two destinations: U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard (left lane) and N.E. 2nd Avenue (right lane). Photo taken 12/28/03.
The offramp from Interstate 395 meets N.E. 2nd Avenue, which is a one-way street that only travels south from here. The right lane directly connects onto southbound. The left lane passes through this traffic signal before reaching U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard. The Miami Metromover passes over the offramp on the unusual bridge overhead. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The lane splits, with the left lane serving U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard north to the OMNI International Mall and the right lane serving U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard south to Bicentennial Park, American Airlines Arena, Bayside Market Place, Bayfront Park, and the downtown financial district. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The offramp finally reaches U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard. Interstate 395 rides on a viaduct (seen to the left of the offramp). The signage for Florida A1A north to Miami Beach is visible across the intersection. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Westbound Interstate 395
Westbound Interstate 395 begins as an unsigned route here at the western end of the MacArthur Causeway. There are no reassurance shields for Interstate 395. The first exit on westbound is Exit 2, Junction U.S. 1, Biscayne Boulevard. A space for a U.S. 41 shield remains on this sign, even though the U.S. 41 shield was removed in 1998. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The nascent Interstate 395 freeway is visible from this point prior to the U.S. 1 interchange. Photo taken 12/28/03.
At this point, southbound Florida A1A reaches its southern terminus at the interchange with U.S. 1/Biscayne Boulevard (Exit 2). An Interstate 395 shield belongs on this pull through sign, which lists "destinations" of To Interstate 95, To Florida 836, and Miami International Airport. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Westbound Interstate 395 starts as a two-lane freeway, but it quickly widens out to four lanes as it gathers lanes from the left and right. These onramps come from U.S. 1 via N.E. 1st Avenue (northbound) and N.E. 12th Street. Photos taken 12/28/03.
Interstate 395 approaches Exit 1, Junction Interstate 95. The left lane becomes exit only for Interstate 95 south, while the right lane becomes exit only for Interstate 95 north. Florida 836 continues as a freeway through this interchange and travels west toward Miami International Airport. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The Interstate 395 freeway follows an elevated viaduct for nearly its entire length. Discussions have ensued about lowering Interstate 395 below grade to minimize its visual impact. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The right lanes exit onto northbound Interstate 95, while the left three lanes continue west on Florida 836. Short Interstate 395 ends at this stack interchange. Photos taken 12/28/03.
Westbound Florida 836/Dolphin Expressway
Westbound Florida 836 reaches its interchange with Florida 959 (NW 57th Avenue). Florida 959 only goes south from this point, as the airport is located to the north of here. Photo taken 12/99.
This westbound Florida 836 shield is located after the Florida 959 interchange. Photo taken 12/99.
Westbound Florida 836 at Junction Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway). Note the left exit to Florida 826 and the suggested routing to U.S. 41 via Florida 973 (shield missing). Michael Marsengill reports that the left exit onto Southbound Florida 826 was built in the late 1970s, while the original ramp was a right exit loop. The sign that indicates "To Flagler Street - Tamiami Trail U.S. 41" is for that right exit loop onto Southbound Florida 826. Since those exits on Florida 826 occur within one mile, the loop is still used to have that traffic entering on the right side. The green out on the sign covers up another Florida 826 shield. This was covered because too much traffic was using the loop ramp instead of the left exit. Photo taken 12/99.
Westbound Florida 836 reaches Florida 985 (S.W. 107th Avenue). This is the last exit before the Florida's Turnpike interchange (Junction Toll Florida 821). Photo taken 12/99.
Westbound Florida 836 reaches its final interchange at Florida's Turnpike. Note the "Temporary End Florida 836" sign. Photo taken 12/99.
Florida 836 temporarily ends here at Florida's Turnpike. This view of the transition ramp from westbound Florida 836 onto the southbound Florida's Turnpike is seen from the northbound transition. Note the "ghost ramp" (ramp to nowhere) that is for a future Florida 836 Westbound Extension. Photo taken 12/99.
Other Florida 836 Photos
Westbound Florida 836 shield. This is an extra wide Florida state shield, typically used on freeways and high-speed divided highways. Photo taken 12/99.

Page Updated March 4, 2005.