Florida State Road 842
Las Olas Boulevard
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||9.075 mi (14.605 km)|
|West end:||SR 817 in Plantation|
| US 441 / SR 7 in Fort Lauderdale
I-95 / SR 9 in Fort Lauderdale
US 1 / SR 5 in Fort Lauderdale
|East end:||SR A1A in Fort Lauderdale|
State Road 842 (SR 842), locally known as Broward Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard, is a 13.216 miles (21.269 km) long major east–west thoroughfare through Broward County, Florida. The western terminus of State Road 842 is an intersection with University Drive (SR 817) in Plantation, Florida; its eastern terminus is an intersection with State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It serves as the main east–west access route to downtown Fort Lauderdale and is also the latitudinal baseline for the city's street grid. The street is named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who is the namesake of Broward County as well.
State Road 842 begins on the corner of Broward Boulevard and University Drive at the intersection near the Westfield Broward mall and the defunct Plantation Fashion Mall. Just east of SR 817, Broward Boulevard passes by more commercial areas to the north, with Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club to the south. East of NW 69th Avenue, the road becomes divided, and more residential as it enters Fort Lauderdale, passing under Florida's Turnpike without an interchange. East of the turnpike, it passes by the Fort Lauderdale Country Club to the south. As it approaches US 441, the road becomes more commercial again at the intersection and east of the intersection, continuing east. It continues through, with residential buildings about a block away from the commercial establishments, and crosses Interstate 95 as SR 842 enters central Fort Lauderdale.
In the downtown area, government buildings and banks line State Road 842. At SW 7th Avenue, it provides access to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and at SW 5th Avenue, provides access to the Museum of Discovery and Science. The Broward County Transit central bus terminal is on the corner of SR 842 and Northwest First Avenue. The intersection with Andrews Avenue (unsigned County Road 811A) is the center of Fort Lauderdale's street grid. One block east is Federal Highway (US 1/SR 5), the traditional eastern terminus of SR 842. While Broward Boulevard continues eastward, SR 842 ends temporarily, with no signage directing motorists to the continuation. Motorists can get there by using the former SR 842 on East Las Olas Boulevard, a major shopping district, at the northern end of the New River Tunnel. At the eastern end of the shopping district lies Fort Lauderdale Hospital between SE 16th Avenue and SE 17th Avenue, where SR 842 resumes, as it goes through affluent residential neighborhood that gives the city the nickname The Venice of the Americas, before crossing the Intracoastal Waterway and reaching its eastern terminus at State Road A1A at a beach that is popular with college students for spring break.
Until the mid-1980s, State Road 842 was exclusively on Broward Boulevard, with its historic eastern terminus was an intersection with Federal Highway (US 1) two blocks from the northern entrance of the New River Tunnel), while Las Olas Boulevard was designated Alternate State Road A1A.
The entire route is in Broward County.
|Plantation||0.000||0.000||SR 817 (University Drive)||Western terminus|
|Fort Lauderdale||3.140||5.053||US 441 / SR 7|
|I-95 / SR 9||Exit 27 on I-95|
|6.773||10.900||CR 811A (Andrews Avenue)||Central Fort Lauderdale|
|6.955||11.193||Third Avenue||To SR 811|
|7.165||11.531||US 1 / SR 5 (Federal Highway)||Western end of US 1 concurrency|
|7.377||11.872||US 1 / SR 5 (South Federal Highway)||Eastern end of US 1 concurrency; East end of state maintenance|
|8.203||13.201||Southeast 16th Avenue||West end of state maintenance|
|9.146||14.719||SR A1A (Fort Lauderadale Beach Boulevard)||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Florida Department of Transportation (21 December 2011). Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (SR 842, Broward County) (Map). http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/straight-linesonline/ViewDocument.aspx/Open/38622. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
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