Douglas Road (Miami)

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Douglas Road
West 37th Avenue
Length 20.4 mi[1] (32.8 km)
Four non-contiguous segments
Location Miami-Dade, Broward County
South end Edgewater Drive in Miami / Coral Gables
Major
junctions
US 1 (South Dixie Highway) in Miami / Coral Gables
SR 972 (Coral Way) / South 22nd Street in Miami / Coral Gables
US 41 (Tamiami Trail) / SR 90 / South 8th Street in Miami
SR 968 (Flagler Street) in Miami
SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) in Miami
SR 112 (Airport Expressway) in Miami
SR 932 / North 103rd Street in West Little River
SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in Miami Gardens
SR 860 (Miami Gardens Drive) / North 183rd Street in Miami Gardens
SR 854 (Ives Dairy Road) / North 199th Street in Miami Gardens
Turnpike / SR 821 in Miami Gardens / Miramar
SR 858 in Miramar
SR 824 in Miramar
SR 820 in Miramar
North end Northwest 88th Avenue in Miramar
Construction
Inauguration 1923 (1923)

Douglas Road, also West 37th Avenue on the greater Miami grid plan and Northwest 88th Avenue in Miramar, is a 20.4-mile (32.8 km) north–south thoroughfare running west of downtown Miami in Miami-Dade County and Broward County, Florida.

Route description[edit]

Douglas Road begins as South Douglas Road at Edgewater Drive in Coral Gables, immediately west of the city of Miami in Coconut Grove, headed north toward South Dixie Highway (US 1). Soon after crossing US 1, it crosses Bird Road (SR 976), straddling Miami and Coral Gables. Going northward, it crosses Coral Way (SR 972) and the Tamiami Trail (US 41) before crossing Miami grid baseline Flagler Street (SR 968) and becoming North Douglas Road.

West 37th Avenue/Douglas continues northward, crossing a Miami River fork before ending at Northwest 28th Street and South River Drive on the south bank of the Miami River. It begins again on the northern banks of the Miami River at Northwest North River Drive to North 79th Street (SR 934). North of 79th Street, it partially becomes a limited-access road running through railway trackage used by Amtrak and SFRTA, ending at North 95th Street.

The road begins briefly again in a small segment between North 103 Street and North 106 Street, just east of Hialeah.

Just north of LeJeune Road-Douglas Road Expressway and Ali Baba Avenue in Opa-locka, it begins again as Douglas/West 37th Avenue as a through north-south road and bordering Opa-locka Airport to the west briefly, north into Miramar in Broward County.

The road ends just south of Stirling Road at Northwest 88th Avenue.

History[edit]

Forming the eastern boundary of Coral Gables, George Merrick used the frontage of the home of John Douglas as the north-south road junction into the city from Coral Way in September 1923.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT GIS data". Retrieved June 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ Sessa, Frank B. (1951). "Miami on the Eve of the Boom: 1925". Tequesta (Historical Museum of Southern Florida) (11): 22. Retrieved 22 November 2012.