Miami and Fort Lauderdale

The South Florida region generally consists of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and urban areas along the I-95 and Florida's Turnpike corridor south from West Palm Beach to Miami. The linear metropolitan area is bound by the Atlantic Coast to the east and the Everglades, including Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, to the west.

Suburban expansion has used most undeveloped land in South Florida. However, pressure to expand west has continued to grow as the population pushes outward. Retirees, immigrants, beach worshippers, and business people have all migrated to South Florida as a place of opportunity. Since new development anywhere west of the turnpike is more likely to require wetland displacement, most growth has focused on in-fill development or the reuse of existing properties. Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 are two of the few routes that approach South Florida from the west.

South Florida has some of the most spectacular beaches in the United States, and Miami Beach is one the most well-known beaches in the world. The wide beach there is known for its colorful buildings, walkable storefronts, and culturally diverse restaurants. It is not uncommon to see people dressed lavishly in Miami Beach, and the 1996 movie The Birdcage shows off some of the outstanding architecture of the city' Art Deco District.

Downtown Miami is its own cultural mecca, with a multitude of shops and restaurants along Calle Ocho southwest of Downtown. Several condominium high rises line Biscayne Bay in the vicinity of the financial district. American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat, also resides along Biscayne Boulevard at the intersection of U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) and SR 886 (Port Boulevard). The venue is located next to the walkable Bayside Marketplace mall and Museum Park, all accessible by car via U.S. Biscayne Boulevard and Interstate 395 as well as the Metrorail, which extends north roughly along Florida 933 (NW 12th Avenue).

The cheapest way to fly into Miami may not be through Miami International Airport (MIA), although that airport serves as the primary gateway from the United States to Latin America and the islands of the Caribbean Sea. For those arriving from other U.S. destinations, it is worthwhile to compare fares with Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). The lower fares are largely due to the fact that most low-cost carriers fly into Fort Lauderdale instead of MIA. In addition to air travel, Miami is internationally known as a major seaport. Many cruise ships depart the Port of Miami daily, leaving for destinations such as the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, the Panama Canal, and South America. Cruise ships also dock at Port Everglades, located northeast of FLL Airport and east of I-595.

Several toll roads in the Miami-Dade metropolitan area are managed by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. These include the Airport Expressway (SR 112), the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) and Gratigny Parkway (SR 924) among others. The agency formed in 1994 to improve traffic flow on these expressways, each of which is a significant aspect of the regional freeway network.

Street Numbering System

Nick Stearn provided the site with a general overview of the street numbering system for the Miami-Dade Metropolitan area. South of Flagler Street, the road dividing north and south addresses, and Miami Avenue, the road dividing east and west addresses, every half-mile is a through road. The east-west roads are divided into groups of eight, with 1/16 mile between streets. This is why SW Eighth Street (U.S. 41) is a major through road. Avenues (north-south) are 1/4 mile apart and have a similar pattern, going by fives and starting with (N/S) West Second Avenue. The sequence continues through Seventh Avenue (U.S. 441), 12th Avenue, 17th Avenue, etc, with each also a half mile apart. Except in extreme western areas, streets always follow this pattern. Krome Avenue (SW/NW 177th Avenue, Florida 997) generally represents the western most extent of the built up area by the Everglades, with the exception of areas around Homestead.

The only real exceptions to the street numbering system in Miami-Dade County are Coral Gables and Hialeah, which use their own numbering systems. The main streets and avenues follow the same patterns, but have different numbers than the county. NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road) becomes East 8th Avenue in Hialeah and loses its number in Coral Gables, but forms the 400 block. For purposes of consistency, the county-wide designations are posted at major intersections.

Homestead also has its own numbering system. A peculiarity of this is that the avenues in the southwest quadrant almost always lose a number in regular intervals immediately to the east of the main arterials. The pattern is usually 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9. The relative uniformity of this system leads to three-digit numbers in the southern and western portions of the county. The street numbering format in Broward County is completely different, with each city utilizing its own system.

Freeways and Toll Roads


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Alligator Alley

Interstate 75 provides one of two routes from South Florida west to Southwest Florida. Traversing the Everglades along Alligator Alley (Everglades Parkway), I-75 travels east from Naples and Collier County to U.S. 27 and Weston in Broward County. A systems interchange joins the freeway with I-595 (Port Everglades Expressway) east to Fort Lauderdale and the tolled Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) north to Coral Springs. I-75 turns south from the exchange through Davie, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines and Miramar before crossing into Miami-Dade County.

The final 5.44 miles of Interstate 75 form an L-shaped route south to Hialeah and east to SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway). The freeway ends opposite SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway), a toll road leading east to Opa Locka.

Planning for the extension of I-75 south from Tampa and St. Petersburg included a corridor overlaying U.S. 41 east from Naples to Miami. That route would have been costly due to environmental impacts and right of way needs along U.S. 41 through the urban area to Interstate 95.




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North - Miami-Dade
North - Broward
South - Broward
South - Miami-Dade

North-South Expressway

Interstate 95 is the major north-south freeway in the Miami metropolitan area. Approaching the city from the north along the Atlantic coastline, Interstate 95 has six to eight lanes as it connects West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami. Once within Downtown Miami, Interstate 95 connects to several spur routes to various destinations within the city, including Interstates 195 and 395 and the Downtown Distributor (SR 970). Interstate 95 ends with U.S. 1 continuing south onto Dixie Highway toward Coral Gables, Homestead and the Florida Keys.




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East/ West

Julia Tuttle Causeway

Interstate 195 is a short east-west spur route connecting Interstate 95 in the west with Miami Beach in the east via the Julia Tuttle Causeway. It seamlessly connects with the Airport Expressway (Florida 112) at the Midtown Interchange with I-95. Florida 112 is the unsigned counterpart to I-195. It extends east from the freeway end at Florida 907 in Miami Beach to Florida A1A (Collins Avenue).



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East/ West

Dolphin Expressway

Florida 836 is the Dolphin Expressway connecting Florida's Turnpike in the west with Interstate 95 in the east. Previously only tolled in the eastbound direction, the expressway uses all electronic tolling as it connects Downtown Miami with Miami International Airport (MIA). The freeway gains Interstate status east of Interstate 95, but ends before changing into MacArthur Causeway (Florida A1A) that leads to Miami Beach. Florida 836 is the hidden designation for the short Interstate 395. At the western end of Florida 836, an extension opened in 2007 from the Homestead Extension to U.S. 41 via Florida 825 (SW 137th Avenue).




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East
West

Port Everglades Expressway

Interstate 595 is the Port Everglades Expressway, linking Interstate 75 and SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) at Sunrise and Weston with I-95 and U.S. 1 at Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Reversible Express Lanes run down the middle of the freeway between Interstates 75 and 95. The toll lanes were completed in 2014




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Homestead Extension - North
Mainline - North
Mainline - South
Homestead Extension - South

Florida's Turnpike

Florida's Turnpike (Florida 91) parallels Interstate 95 southward from Fort Pierce in Martin County through to Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The mainline spurs south to the Golden Glades Interchange with I-95 and Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway). The Homestead Extension (Florida 821) continues the mainline mileage west along the Miami-Dade County line and south to Homestead and Florida City in south Miami-Dade County.

Construction adds Express Lanes to the Homestead Extension. Motorists using these lanes will bypass most local exits, but at a higher toll rate than charged in the general travel lanes.




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Airport Expressway

The Airport Expressway extends west from Interstates 95 and 195 at the 36th Street Interchange to Miami International Airport (MIA) and SR 953 (SW 42nd Avenue). As of 2014, tolls are charged in both directions of SR 112. The Airport Expressway uses all electronic toll collection via Sunpass or toll by plate.




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North/South

Palmetto Expressway

One of the oldest freeways in Miami-Dade County, SR 826 is the Palmetto Expressway. The busy commuter route forms a loop around Miami. The north-south leg originates at U.S. 1 in Kendall and travels north along the west side of Miami and Miami International Airport (MIA) and through Hialeah and Miami Lakes. The east-west section passes through Miami Gardens, north of Opa-Locka, to connect with Interstate 95, U.S. 441 and Florida's Turnpike at the Golden Glades Interchange.

Florida 826 continues east from the Golden Glades Interchange along NE 167th Street through North Miami Beach to NE 163rd Street and U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard). The state route concludes at SR A1A (Collins Avenue) in Sunny Isles Beach.




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West

Dolphin Expressway

Florida 836 emerges from Interstate 395 at the Midtown Interchange with I-95. Lining the tolled Dolphin Expressway, Florida 836 travels west to Miami International Airport (MIA), Sweetwater and NW 137th Avenue at the University Park community. The extension west from Florida's Turnpike Homestead Extension to SR 825 (NW 137th Avenue), north of U.S. 41 and the Tamiami Lakes neighborhood, opened to traffic in 2007.

Like the parallel Airport Expressway to the north, tolls charged on the Dolphin Expressway use all electronic toll (AET) collection with SunPass and toll by plate options.




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North/ South

Sawgrass Expressway

The Sawgrass Expressway constitutes a 20-mile toll road looping north from I-75 and I-595 at Sunrise to Tamarac and Coral Springs and east to Parkland, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach. Tolls are collected electronically, and express lanes are planned.

Just east of Florida's Turnpike (SR 91), SR 826 transitions onto SW 10th Street, a surface arterial extending east through Deerfield Beach to Arlington Park, Shorewood and U.S. 1 (Federal Highway).




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North/ South

Don Shula Expressway

SR 874 angles northeast from Florida's Turnpike - Homestead Extension to SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) near Kendall. The tolled commuter route also connects with the Snapper Creek Expressway east to South Miami. Tolls are collected electronically by Sunpass or toll by plate.




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East/ West

Snapper Creek Expressway

The Snapper Creek Expressway is an east-west connector linking SR 874 (Don Shula Expressway) with U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway) at Kendall. The toll road is maintained by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. It uses all electronic toll collection.




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East/ West

Gratigny Parkway

Gratigny Parkway is a toll road extending east from the ending Interstate 75 and Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) to the city of Opa-Locka and NW 119th Street. SR 924 also follows NW 119th Street east to I-95 and the cities of Biscayne Park and North Miami.




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East/ West

Downtown Distributor

Florida 970 is the Downtown Distributor, a series of ramps connecting Miami's Central Business District with Interstate 95 just north of its end. U.S. 1 follows the Downtown Distributor as part of its 2013 relocation away from Brickell Avenue south of the Miami River. The US highway however remains unsigned along Florida 970 as of summer 2017.



U.S. Highways


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Biscayne Boulevard / Dixie Highway

U.S. 1 is Biscayne Boulevard through Miami, and it is variably known as Dixie Highway and Federal Boulevard in other parts of South Florida. Replaced by I-95 as the primary north-south route through Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, U.S. 1 remains well traveled, providing connectivity to the various municipalities throughout the region.

Florida A1A loops east in segments from U.S. 1 as the alternate to the highway mainline. Florida 5 is the counterpart for U.S. 1 south to the Overseas Highway, which leads U.S. 1 southwest to Key West.




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Okeechobee Road

U.S. 27 enters the Miami metropolitan area from the northeast, having traveled south through the middle of the Florida peninsula southward from Clermont, Haines City and Sebring. The majority of the route through the Sunshine State is a four to six-lane divided highway. Encircling the south side of Lake Okeechobee between Clewiston and South Bay, U.S. 27 emerges along a rural route through sugarcane fields and northern reaches of the Everglades onto Okeechobee Road.

Through Miami-Dade County, U.S. 27 turns southeast along Okeechobee Road through Hialeah Gardens, Medley and Hialeah. The final stretch lines NW 36th Street, paralleling SR 112 (Airport Expressway) east into Miami. The route ends at U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) along side Interstate 195.




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South

Tamiami Trail

U.S. 41 enters the Miami metropolitan area from the west, following the historic Tamiami Trail, which is a play on the names of Tampa and Miami. U.S. 41 connects these two cities via Sarasota, Fort Myers and Naples. Replacing the historical designation of U.S. 94 between Naples and Miami, U.S. 41 travels east-west across the Everglades and into the western suburbs.

SW 8th Street leads U.S. 41 east along an increasingly urban route to Sweetwater, West Miami and Coral Gables. U.S. 41 ended just east of I-95 at Brickell Avenue until 2013, when U.S. 1 was relocated away from Brickell Avenue. Although still unmarked as of summer 2017, U.S. 41 was extended slightly further along Brickell Avenue north across the Miami River to SE 3rd Street, where U.S. 1 resumes along its original route east from the Downtown Distributor (SR 970).

Previously, U.S. 41 overlapped with U.S. 1 north along Biscayne Boulevard to the MacArthur Causeway (SR A1A) out to Miami Beach.




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North
South

NW 7th Avenue

U.S. 441 branches south from U.S. 98 in Palm Beach Garden, following a six-lane arterial route through to Broward County between Parkland and Coconut Creek. Southward through Margate, North Lauderdale and Plantation, U.S. 441 generally consists of a heavily developed commuter route.

Paralleling Florida's Turnpike, U.S. 441 continues south through Davie, Hollywood and Miramar into north Miami-Dade County. U.S. 441 meets the turnpike at its south end as part of the Golden Glades Interchange with SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and Interstate 95. NW 7th Avenue leads the remainder of U.S. 441 south in close proximity to I-95 through the city of North Miami and Miami through to its terminus at U.S. 41 (SW 7th/SW 8th Streets).



State Roads


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North/ South

Collins Avenue

Florida A1A (Collins Avenue) is the main coastal route through Miami Beach. Made famous by its seaside routing, Florida A1A consists of a segmented route that provide scenic alternatives to U.S. 1. The section in Miami-Dade County originates at U.S. 1 and I-395 north of Downtown Miami. It follows MacArthur Causeway east to Miami Beach and Collins Avenue north from there. Florida A1A connects Surfside, Sunny Isles Beach and Golden Beach to the Broward County line. The ensuing drive takes the state road through Hallandale Beach and Hollywood to Dania Beach Boulevard, which leads the route inland to U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) in Dania Beach.




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NW 27th Avenue

Throughout most of Florida, SR 9 is the hidden counterpart to Interstate 95. Southwest from the Golden Glades Interchange, the state route emerges as a stand along route to Opa-Locka and NW 27th Avenue. NW 27th Avenue extends SR 9 south into central Miami to U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway).


In Miami, Florida 9 follows Unity Boulevard from U.S. 1 and Florida 5 (Dixie Highway) north to Interstate 95 at the Golden Glades Interchange. The state road is fairly well traveled and provides one of the several primary north-south routes through Miami. Florida 9 shields as seen from eastbound U.S. 41. Florida 9 is a major route here, but it does not leave the Miami metropolitan area. Photo taken 12/99.
Florida 9 southbound at Florida 933.



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Kendall Drive

A 10.70-mile route, Florida 94 is located entirely within Miami-Dade County. The state road follows Kendall Drive / SW 88th Street between Florida 997 (Krome Avenue) and U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway) at Pinecrest.


Florida 94 east
Florida 94 follows Kendall Drive from Florida 997 east U.S. 1/Florida 5 near Pinecrest in south metropolitan Miami-Dade County. The state road offers a connection between Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (Florida 821), Florida 874 (Don Shula Expressway), and Florida 826 (Palmetto Expressway). Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 94 west
Near Dadeland Mall, Florida 94/Kendall Drive/SW 88th Street reaches the Palmetto Expressway (Florida 826). This photo depicts the signage along westbound to reach north Florida 826. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Westbound Florida 94 reaches Florida 826 north. Photo taken 12/28/03.



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University Drive

Florida 817 is University Drive from Florida 9 (Unity Boulevard) in Miami-Dade County just south of Miami Gardens, north to Florida 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) in Coral Springs. The state road is multilane, divided for its entire length.


Florida 817 north
At the interchange between Florida 817 (University Drive) and Interstate 595, flyover ramps provide the connection from northbound Florida 817 to westbound Interstate 595 and from southbound Florida 817 to eastbound Interstate 595. Here, northbound Florida 817 reaches the gore point for the transition ramp onto westbound Interstate 595. This flyover allows motorists to avoid using Florida 84 to get onto Interstate 595/Port Everglades Expressway westbound. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Getting closer to the interchange, Florida 817 (University Drive) reaches the traffic signal with eastbound Florida 84, which acts as the frontage road on the south side of Interstate 595. To access Interstate 595 east to Interstate 95 and Florida's Turnpike, make a right at this signal. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 817 south
In the other direction at the same interchange, Florida 817 (University Drive) approaches the direct transition ramp from southbound Florida 817 to eastbound Interstate 595. Continue south on Florida 817 to make the connection to the Florida 84 frontage road (east and west). Photo taken 12/28/03.
The next traffic signal on southbound Florida 817 provides access to westbound Florida 84 frontage road, which then connects directly onto Interstate 595. Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Griffin Road

Florida 818 is Griffin Road from Florida 823 (Flamingo Drive) at Cooper City east to U.S. 1 in Dania Beach.


Florida 818 west
Westbound Florida 818 (Griffin Road) reaches its western terminus at Florida 817. Griffin Road continues as a locally maintained street, passing along the southern edge of Davie before ending west of Interstate 75 in Weston. Note the signage, which advises traffic to Interstate 75 to continue straight and traffic to Interstate 595 to turn right (north). Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Sheridan Street

Florida 822 follows Sheridan Street through Hollywood. The 5.79 mile state road begins at U.S. 441 and ends at SR A1A.


Florida 822 west
Florida 822 follows Sheridan Street through Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, and Dania Beach. In this picture, westbound Florida 822 reaches a ramp to Interstate 95 northbound. Photo taken 1/06/01.
The next ramp from westbound Florida 822 leads to Interstate 95 southbound. Photo taken 1/06/01.
Florida 822 reaches its end at this intersection with Florida A1A. Photo taken 1/06/01.



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W 4th Avenue, NW 57th Avenue / Flamingo Road

Florida 823 begins at U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road) in Hialeah, then travels 9.70 miles north to Miami Lakes and Miami Gardens along NW 57th Street to the Broward County line. The state road shifts westward through Miramar and overtakes Flamingo Road north through Pembroke Pines, Davie and Cooper City before ending at I-595 and Florida 84 at Plantation.


Florida 823 north
Northbound Florida 823 (Flamingo Road) reaches the intersection with eastbound Florida 84, the frontage road that connects onto Interstate 595. Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Sunrise Boulevard

SR 838 is Sunrise Boulevard, which formerly began at SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) near Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise. SR 838 travels 8.16 miles east along Sunrise Boulevard from SR 817 through Sunrise Heights in Plantation, Lauderhill and Washington Park to U.S. 1 in Fort Lauderdale.

Beyond an overlap with U.S. 1 by Holiday Park, SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) extends another 1.19 miles to SR A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard) on the coast.


Florida 838 east
Eastbound Florida 838 approaches an interchange with U.S. 441 near Lauderhill. Photo taken 12/28/03.
After the U.S. 441 interchange, eastbound Florida 838 approaches the interchange with Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 838 west
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida 845 is known as Powerline Road. The state road travels north from Fort Lauderdale into Palm Beach County. Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Broward Boulevard

Florida 842 travels 7.17 miles along Broward Boulevard from Florida 817 (University Drive) in Plantation east to U.S. 1 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Another 1.41 mile segment of Florida 842 lines Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, from SE 16th Avenue to Nurmi Isles and Florida A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach / Seabreeze Boulevards).


Florida 842 east
Eastbound Florida 842 approaches its eastern terminus at Florida A1A. Note the backward "1" in the Florida state shield. Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Miami Gardens Drive

An east-west arterial route, SR 860 follows NW 186th Street from I-75 to NW 67th Avenue / Ludlam Road, and NW 183rd Street from there into the city of Miami Gardens. The 12.98-mile route meanders east to North Miami Beach along a combination of NW 185th and NW 186th Streets between I-95 and its end at U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) in Aventura.


Florida 860 west
Westbound Florida 860 reaches its western terminus at Interstate 75. The right lane turns onto northbound Interstate 75 to Naples and West Palm Beach, and the left lane connects to southbound Interstate 75 to Hialeah and Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.


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Alton Road

SR 907 serves the western half of the barrier island city of Miami Beach along Alton Road. A 0.41 mile segment loops east of the interchange with I-195, intersecting SR 112 (Arthur Godfrey Street) at-grade while the SR 907 mainline connects with ramps to Julia Tuttle Causeway west to Miami. The state road otherwise totals 5.66 miles between SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) by South Beach and SR A1A (Collins Avenue) east of the La Gorce neighborhood.


Florida 907 south
Florida 907 (Alton Road) serves as the eastern terminus of Interstate 195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway) in Miami Beach. The surface street that continues east to the ocean from Interstate 195 is Florida 112 (Godfrey Road). Photo taken 12/99.



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North/ South

Rickenbacker Causeway

Rickenbacker Causeway, a toll bridge connecting Miami with Virgina Key and Key Biscayne, was a part of SR 913. Only a 0.373 mile segment of SW 26th Road, from SW 1st Avenue and I-95 & U.S. 1, to the bridge approach remains in the state system.




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SW / NW 12th Avenue

SR 933 follows SW 12th Avenue north from SR 972 (SW 2nd Street / Coral Way) to SR 112 (Airport Expressway) for 4.25 miles in Miami. The remainder of the route along NW 12th Avenue to SR 934 (NW 79th / 81st Street) near El Portal was decommissioned.


Florida 933 north
As the state road departs from eastbound Florida 972, this sign points the way to S.W. 12th Avenue, which is also Florida 933. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Eastbound Florida 972 and northbound Florida 933 split at the intersection between S.W. 12th Avenue and S.W. 3rd Avenue. Photo taken 12/28/03.



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NW 36th Street

SR 948 is a divided arterial connecting SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) at Doral to the west with SR 112 (Airport Expressway) and U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road) to the east. The 4.00-mile long urban route runs along the north side of Miami International Airport (MIA) through Virginia Gardens and Miami Springs.


Florida 948 west
Florida 948 (NW 36th Street) To Florida 826 and Interstate 75. It was nice to see a sign near the Miami airport advertising a fast route to Interstate 75. Photo taken 12/99.



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North/ South

LeJeune Road

LeJeune Road leads SR 953 11.74 miles north from U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway) in Coral Gables to SR 916 (NW 135th Street) in Opa-Locka. The urban arterial connects with Miami International Airport (MIA) from west Miami and Hialeah while also linking SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) with SR 112 (Airport Expressway).




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Coral Way

SR 972 totals 4.16 miles along an urban route east from SW 37th Avenue / Douglas Road, 0.51 miles east of SR 953 (LeJeune Road), to Brickell Avenue (former U.S. 1) in the city of Miami. The route previously extended west along SW 24th Street / Coral Way to the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) near West Miami.


Florida 972 east
After the intersection with Florida 933, Florida 972 continues east along tree-lined S.W. 3rd Avenue with its extra-wide, landscaped median. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Thick canopy trees line the median of Florida 972/S.W. 3rd Avenue as the state road continues northeast toward downtown Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The change from a lush, suburban setting to urban happens almost exactly where S.W. 3rd Avenue (Florida 972) crosses Interstate 95. To reach Interstate 95, turn right at S.W. 25th Road. Photo taken 12/28/03.
S.W. 25th Road connects Florida 972 with Florida 913, the Rickenbacker Causeway. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida 972 west
Between U.S. 1 and South Miami Avenue, westbound Florida 972 begins its journey along westbound S.W. 13th Street on the south edge of downtown Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
After the South Miami Avenue intersection, this Florida 972 shield was affixed to a new building development sign along westbound S.W. 13th Street. Photo taken 12/28/03.


Miami Streets

Miami Avenue
Southbound Miami Avenue crosses the Miami River at this drawbridge in downtown Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
N.E. 2nd Avenue
At N.E. 12th Street, southbound N.E. 2nd Avenue encounters these shields for Florida 836 and Interstate 95 at the Interstate 395 interchange. Interstate 395 itself is not signed here. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Use N.E. 10th Street east to reach U.S. 1, Biscayne Boulevard, as evidenced by this sign on southbound N.E. 2nd Avenue. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Southbound N.E. 2nd Avenue approaches N.E. 8th Street. The MetroMover is located on the west side of the street. Photo taken 12/28/03.
N.E. 8th Street
Eastbound N.E. 8th Street reaches U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) near the American Airlines Arena. Photo taken 12/28/03.
N.E. 13th Street
Westbound N.E. 13th Street approaches N.E. 1st Avenue. Note the overhead signs for Interstate 95 and Florida 836, which are signed on the approach to Interstate 395. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Westbound N.E. 13th Street reaches N.E. 1st Avenue. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Miami Beach
In Miami Beach, this sign is placed adjacent to the boardwalk for people to be picked up in case of evacuation from the coastal areas. Photo taken 12/28/03.

Page Updated March 13, 2005.

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