Florida State Road 809

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This article is about a road in Florida known as Military Trail. For other roads of the same name, see Military Trail (disambiguation).

State Road 809 marker

State Road 809
Military Trail
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 15.202 mi[1] (24.465 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 802 in Greenacres
  US 98 / SR 80 near West Palm Beach
SR 708 in Riviera Beach
North end: SR 786 in Palm Beach Gardens
Location
Counties: Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 808 SR 810

State Road 809 (SR 809), locally known as Military Trail, is a six-lane divided highway which, like the nearby similar north–south State Road 811 and State Road 807, serves the dual purposes of commuting alternatives to the Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 95 (State Road 9). The road currently runs from an intersection with Lake Worth Road (SR 802) in Greenacres north to an intersection with PGA Boulevard (SR 786) in Palm Beach Gardens.

Historically, SR 809 began in Boca Raton and ended in Jupiter, but these sections were truncated in 2004[citation needed] and are now County Road 809.

Route description[edit]

SR 809 begins at the intersection of Military Trail and US 98/SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) in a diamond interchange. For the next mile, SR 809 acts as the western border of Palm Beach International Airport, until intersecting with Belvedere Road. One mile north of the northern end of the airport, it intersects SR 704 (Okeechobee Boulevard), a major intersection in the city. Continuing north, Military Trail passes by Northwood University to the east, and north of Community Drive, SR 809 becomes a service road for housing developments. Following an intersection with CR 702 (45th Street), SR 809 leaves West Palm Beach and enters Rivera Beach. There, it intersects with SR 710 (Bee Line Highway/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) diagonally and at SR 708 (Blue Heron Boulevard), at the outskirts of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Continuing into Palm Beach Gardens, SR 809 ends at PGA Boulevard (SR 786).[2][3]

History[edit]

State Road 809 was formerly 40.7 miles (65.5 km) long, extending from Palmetto Park Road (CR 798) in Boca Raton to Indiantown Road (SR 706) in Jupiter). The road was converted to county roads in 2004 with the exception of the section between Southern Boulevard and PGA Boulevard.

Military Trail is named for the trail blazed by U.S. Army Tennessee and Missouri Volunteer forces, from a Fort in Jupiter, south to a Fort in Fort Lauderdale during the Second Seminole War.[4]

County Road 809[edit]

County Road 809
Location: Boca RatonWest Palm Beach, Palm Beach GardensJupiter
Existed: 2004–present

County Road 809 consists of two sections, which were both sections of SR 809 until 2004.

The southern section of CR 809 begins at Palmetto Park Road (CR 798) in Boca Raton and continues for more than 19 miles to Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Military Trail continues further south past CR 798 into Broward County (without FDOT or County designation) until its southern terminus at Sample Road (State Road 834), which serves as the boundary between Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach. The road continues as Andrews Avenue Extension into Pompano Beach, connecting to Andrews Avenue (via a connector built in the 2000s) leading through Fort Lauderdale.

The northern section begins at the northern terminus of SR 809, PGA Boulevard, and continues just under 10 miles north to SR 706 (Indiantown Road) in Jupiter.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Boca Raton 0.000 0.000 Broward County line (bridge over Hillsboro Canal)
1.6[5] 2.6 To I‑95 / US 1 / SR A1A / Palmetto Park Road (CR 798)
3.3[5] 5.3 To I‑95 / Turnpike / Butts Road to Glades Road (SR 808)
4.8[5] 7.7 SR 794 east (Yamato Road / Northwest 51st Street / CR 794 west) to I‑95 Western terminus of SR 794
Delray Beach 7.9[5] 12.7 To I‑95 / Linton Boulevard (CR 782)
9.2[5] 14.8 SR 806 (West Atlantic Avenue) to I‑95 / Turnpike
Golf 12.9[5] 20.8 To I‑95 / Woolbright Road (CR 792)
  14.0[5] 22.5 SR 804 (Boynton Beach Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike
  15.3[5] 24.6 To I‑95 / Gateway Boulevard
  17.3[5] 27.8 To I‑95 / Hypoluxo Road
  18.4[5] 29.6 CR 812 (Lantana Road) to I‑95
Greenacres 19.7[5] 31.7 To I‑95 / Melaleuca Lane
20.359 32.765 SR 802 (Lake Worth Road) to Turnpike south end of state maintenance
  21.122 33.993 To I‑95 / 10th Avenue North
Palm Springs 22.660 36.468 SR 882 (Forest Hill Boulevard) to I‑95 / US 441
  24.52 39.46 US 98 / SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike / US 441 – Airport interchange
Haverhill 25.461 40.976 To I‑95 / Belvedere Road – Airport
  26.499 42.646 SR 704 (Okeechobee Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike – Airport
West Palm Beach 30.149 48.520 CR 702 (45th Street) to I‑95
Riviera Beach 31.530 50.743 SR 710 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard / Beeline Highway)
31.788 51.158 SR 708 (Blue Heron Boulevard) to I‑95 / US 1 – VA Hospital
Palm Beach Gardens 33.545 53.985 Northlake Boulevard (CR 809A)
35.561 57.230 SR 786 (PGA Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike north end of state maintenance
36.0[5] 57.9 I‑95 north (SR 9) – Daytona Beach Exit 79C (I-95)
Palm Beach Gardens
Jupiter
38.6[5] 62.1 To I‑95 / Donald Ross Road
Jupiter 42.160[6] 67.850 SR 706 (Indiantown Road) to I‑95 / Turnpike Northern terminus of CR 809 northern section; Historic terminus of SR 809
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ MapQuest. MapQuest – Overview Map of State Road 809 (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://www.mapquest.com/mq/8-L8yGb_TDG1t9lceJ. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Overview Map of State Road 809 and County Road 809". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Military+Trail&daddr=Military+Trail&hl=en&sll=26.533866,-80.073853&sspn=0.156345,0.220757&geocode=FSkUkgEdclU5-w%3BFbT6mgEdvL45-w&dirflg=h&mra=ls&t=m&z=10. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
  4. ^ Kleinberg, Eliot (May 22, 2002). "Military Trail Was Supply Route During The Second Seminole War". Historic Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Google Maps distance
  6. ^ FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014