Florida State Road 732

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State Road 732 marker

State Road 732
Jensen Beach Boulevard
Causeway Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 4.111 mi[1] (6.616 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 1 in Jensen Beach
East end: SR A1A in Jensen Beach
Location
Counties: Martin
Highway system
SR 729 SR 736
Sign just south Intersection of NE Savanna(h) Rd. and NE Jensen Beach Blvd. indicating junction of SR 732 to the west and CR 707A to the east

Locally known as the Jensen Beach Causeway and Causeway Boulevard, State Road 732 (SR 732) is a 2.2-mile-long east–west highway connecting County Road 707 on the Florida mainland and Ocean Drive (SR A1A) by the Atlantic Ocean shore near Jensen Beach, Florida. The road crosses the Indian River (and the Intracoastal Waterway). Florida Department of Transportation records now list SR 732 as following Jensen Beach Boulevard.[2]

History[edit]

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, SR A1A was only partially constructed along the barrier island between Stuart and Fort Pierce. In the interim, the present CR 707[clarification needed] (then part of SR 707) had "Temporary A1A" signs while both the present CR 707 and SR 732 were signed State Road A1A Alternate. When construction was finished in the mid 1960s, the "Temporary A1A" and "Alternate A1A" signs were removed, the Jensen Beach Causeway became SR 732, and the mainland part of Alternate SR A1A was absorbed by SR 707 (at the same time, SR A1A absorbed a 1.5-mile-long SR 705 that extended southward from the eastern end of SR 732 as the famed highway was extended along the shoreline to Stuart).

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, some commercially-prepared road maps incorrectly showed SR 732 extending westward on the mainland to an intersection with Federal Highway (US 1/SR 5) in West Jensen. The purported "mainland stretch" of SR 732, along Commercial Street (which was later renamed Jensen Beach Boulevard), was formerly SR 707A, which was transitioned from State to county control and maintenance in the mid-to-late 1990s. The confusion arises from the redesignation of the former SR 707A as County Road 732.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jensen Beach, Martin County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 1 (SR 5)
2.213 3.561 CR 707A east (Jensen Beach Boulevard) / CR 723 south (Savannah Road)
Gap in route
0.000 0.000 CR 707 (Northeast Indian River Drive) roundabout
0.339–
0.814
0.546–
1.310
Frank A. Wacha Bridge over Indian River (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway)
1.898 3.055 SR A1A roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ "2008 Annual Average Daily Traffic Report, Martin County". Florida Department of Transportation, 2009-04-22.