Florida State Road 29
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||75.820 mi (122.020 km)|
|South end:||US 41 / CR 29 at Carnestown|
| SR 82 near Immokalee
SR 80 in La Belle
|North end:||US 27 near Palmdale|
State Road 29 (SR 29) is a state highway that runs north–south through Southwest Florida. A rural road, it runs mostly through uninhabited farmland in its northern half, and along wetlands in its southern half.
||This article or section is written in the wrong direction. U.S. road articles are generally written in a south-to-north and west-to-east direction in order to follow the order of their mileposts.|
The road's northern terminus is an intersection with US 27 (unsigned SR 25), just south of Palmdale. Locally, it is also known as Main Street and Collier Avenue. SR 29 then runs through the center of the city of La Belle, continuing due south to Immokalee, another small farming town with large migrant populations. From Immokalee, SR 29 travels along the western edge of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the eastern edge of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Forest before reaching its southern terminus at US 41 (Tamiami Trail).
Before the Florida Department of Transportation removed a large number of State Roads from its list for state control and maintenance, SR 29 continued south through the towns of Jerome, Copeland, and then meeting Everglades City just outside of the Everglades National Park. Now designated County Road 29 north of Everglades City and County Road 29A south of it, the historic southern terminus of SR 29 is in Chokoloskee, on Chokoloskee Island within the National Park.
South of Immokalee, SR 29 mostly runs along the former route of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's route from Harrisburg (just south of Palmdale) to Everglades City, which was built in the 1920s. The line was removed from Sunniland south to Everglades City in 1957 which allowed for the expansion of SR 29. The rest of the railroad line was removed in the 1980s.
County Road 29A is a route bypassing Immokalee to the northeast. It runs mostly southeast to northwest, and is named New Market Road.
County Road 29A begins as New Market Road East, as a straight south to north road until it approaches a local fire station on the northeast corner of an access road to Immokalee Airport, and curves to the northwest. The road serves as the headquarters for the Immokalee State Farmer's Market. At Charlotte Street New Market Road East becomes New Market Road West. The straight northwestern to southeastern pattern continues until it curves to the west and approaches the terminus at SR 29 and Westclox Road north of the city, but not before a northbound turning ramp forks off to the right.
County Road 29A is a short, former segment of State Road 29 in La Belle. It runs north along North Main Street from the SR 29-80 multiplex at the Hendry County Courthouse to Park Avenue, where it turns east terminating a block later at Bridge Street(SR 29) at the foot of the drawbridge over Caloosahatchee River.
|Collier||Carnestown||0.000||0.000||US 41 (Tamiami Trail) / CR 29 south – Miami, Naples|
|Copeland||2.495||4.015||CR 837 west (Janes Scenic Drive) – Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve|
|3.844||6.186||CR 837 east (Wagon Wheel Road)|
|Miles City||16.98||27.33||I-75 (SR 93) – Naples, Fort Lauderdale||Exit 80 on I-75|
|27.208||43.787||CR 858 – Ave Maria, Hendry Correctional Institution|
|Immokalee||36.770||59.176||CR 846 east – Airport|
|36.902||59.388||CR 29A north (Newmarket Road East)|
|37.309||60.043||CR 846 west (1st Street) – Naples, Bonita Springs, Seminole Casino, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary|
|39.183||63.059||CR 890 west (Lake Trafford Road) – Ann Olesky Park on Lake Trafford|
|39.761||63.989||CR 29A east (Newmarket Road West)|
|41.231||66.355||CR 894 west (Experimental Road)|
|42.798||68.877||SR 82 west – Fort Myers|
|Hendry||45.829||73.755||CR 830A east|
|Felda||46.777||75.280||CR 830 east|
|50.415||81.135||CR 832 east (Keri Road) – Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest|
SR 29 Truck north (North Bridge Street) to SR 80 east – Edison State College
|60.806||97.858||CR 80A (West Cowboy Way)|
|61.828||99.503||SR 80 west (Hickpochee Avenue) – Alva||South end of SR 80 overlap|
SR 80 east (Hickpochee Avenue) / SR 29 Truck south (Bridge Street) – Clewiston
|North end of SR 80 overlap|
|62.42||100.46||LaBelle Drawbridge over Caloosahatchee River (Okeechobee Waterway)|
|62.878||101.192||CR 78 west – Fort Denaud|
|63.383||102.005||To CR 731 / Whidden Road|
|Glades||65.888||106.036||SR 78 east – Moore Haven|
|75.056||120.791||CR 74 west – Punta Gorda|
|75.820||122.020||US 27 (SR 25) – Palmdale, Moore Haven|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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