Florida State Road 710

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State Road 710 marker

State Road 710
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 56.871 mi[1] (91.525 km)
Major junctions
North end: SR 70 near Okeechobee
  SR 76 near Indiantown
East end: CR 811 in Riviera Beach
Location
Counties: Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 708 SR 713

State Road 710 (SR 710) is a 57-mile (92 km) northwest-southeast route connecting SR 70 near Okeechobee, three miles (5 km) from the northern tip of Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida, to Old Dixie Highway (CR 811) in Riviera Beach. Most of the route is also known as Bee Line Highway, as it parallels the railroad tracks maintained by CSX Transportation (their Auburndale Subdivision) and used by Amtrak; and doesn’t have a turn or curve in the 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Sherman, except for a small bend northwest of North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport. In some places, the route is also known as Warfield Boulevard (named after S. Davies Warfield, the president of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad who originally built the adjacent railroad tracks).

Route description[edit]

Bee Line Highway traverses the woodlands and wetlands north and east of Lake Okeechobee, with an occasional farm near its northwestern end. It is a popular truck route that is used as an alternative to US 441/US 98/SR 700. Along the way, SR 710 passes through Indiantown (near the St. Lucie Canal and midway along the Bee Line stretch) and West Palm Beach.

History[edit]

For a year in the 1940s, Bee Line Highway was part of State Road 66 before the number was changed to 710.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Okeechobee   0.000 0.000 SR 70 – Okeechobee, Fort Pierce
  5.832 9.386 CR 15A south (Southeast 86th Boulevard)
  9.520 15.321 CR 15B south (Southeast 126th Boulevard)
Martin   9.950 16.013 CR 714 east (Southwest Martin Highway)
Indiantown 24.867 40.020 CR 609 north (Southwest Allapattah Road)
26.562 42.747 CR 726 east (Southwest Citrus Boulevard) – Big Mound Park
  26.96 43.39 Big John Monahan Bridge over St. Lucie Canal (Okeechobee Waterway)
  27.411 44.114 To SR 76 – Port Mayaca, Stuart
Palm Beach Apix 34.905 56.174 CR 706 east to I‑95 / Turnpike – Jupiter
  39.612 63.749 Pratt Whitney Road (CR 711 north)
Palm Beach Gardens 46.737 75.216 SR 786 east (PGA Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike – Juno Beach
West Palm Beach / Palm Beach Gardens 50.276 80.911 CR 809A (Northlake Boulevard) to I‑95 – J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
51.521 82.915 Turnpike (SR 91) / Jog Road Turnpike exit 107
Riviera Beach 53.364 85.881 SR 708 east to I‑95 – VA Hospital
53.804 86.589 SR 809 (Military Trail) to Turnpike
56.231 90.495 Australian Avenue
56.871 91.525 CR 811 (Old Dixie Highway) – Port of Palm Beach
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014