Florida State Road 715

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State Road 715 marker

State Road 715
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 12.072 mi[1] (19.428 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 80 in Belle Glade
North end: US 98 / US 441 in Pahokee
Highway system
SR 714 SR 716
SR 715 in Pahokee, looking south from the US 441/98 intersection

Known locally as Southwest 16th Street, Northwest 16th Street, and Bacom Point Road, State Road 715 (SR 715) is a 12 miles (19 km)-long north–south route serving two cities on and near the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. The southern terminus is an intersection with Palm Beach Road (SR 80) in Palm Beach County just south of Belle Glade; the northern terminus is an intersection with Lake Avenue (US 441/SR 15) in downtown Pahokee.

Route description[edit]

State Road 715 begins at the intersection with State Road 80 at the western city limits of Belle Glade. Heading north, SR 715 skirts the western border of the town, passing through parks and a Palm Beach State College campus before heading into a mix of residential and commercial areas. It then intersects State Road 717 at the Hillsboro Canal near the northwestern end of Belle Glade. State Road 715 then leaves Belle Glade into farmland and towards the lake, with the sparse house or business on the side of the road. Following the intersection with Old Vandergrift Road, State Road 715 runs parallel with the Rim Canal for the next several miles, save a small section where it veers inland as it passes just east of Palm Beach County Glades Airport. North of the Airport, the road veers northeast, with houses lining the road to the west and farmland mostly to the east, slowly heading into Pahokee and terminating at US 98/US 441/SR 15, near the Pahokee City Hall.[2][3][4] The road continues east onto East First Street which leads to South Barfield Highway, and ends at a local street named South Greenstar Avenue.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Belle Glade 0.000 0.000 SR 80 (South Main Street) – truck by-pass to South Bay
2.141 3.446 SR 717 south / CR 717 north (West Canal Street North)
  4.308 6.933 SR 812 east (Hooker Highway) to US 441 / US 98 / SR 15 / SR 80 – West Palm Beach, truck by-pass to Canal Point
Pahokee 12.072 19.428 US 98 / US 441 / SR 15 (Lake Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ "Florida Straight-Line Diagrams 1". Florida DOT. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Florida Straight-Line Diagrams 2". Florida DOT. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Google (January 23, 2013). "Florida State Road 715" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 23, 2013.