Florida State Road 849

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State Road 849 marker

State Road 849
Atlantic Boulevard Extension
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 0.957 mi[1] (1.540 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 814 in Pompano Beach
North end: Turnpike / CR 912 in Pompano Beach
Location
Counties: Broward
Highway system
SR 848 SR 850

State Road 849 (SR 849) is a 1-mile-long (1.6 km) state highway from the Florida's Turnpike access road connecting Martin Luther King Boulevard/Hammondville Road and Coconut Creek Parkway (Broward County Route 912) to the north and Atlantic Boulevard (SR 814) to the south. State Road 849 lies entirely within the city limits of Pompano Beach, Florida. In addition, a campus of Broward Community College is situated 0.5-mile (0.80 km) to the west of the northern terminus of SR 849; and motorists can also use the Turnpike, SR 849, and SR 814 eastward to go to Pompano Beach Airpark.

Route description[edit]

State Road 849 begins at an intersection with State Road 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) in Pompano Beach, Florida. The route progresses northward along Atlantic Boulevard Extension as a four-lane arterial boulevard. The road makes a curve to the northeast after passing over a bridge, but soon turns northward once again, passing a short stretch of commercial businesses. The highway then intersects with Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard (County Road 912), where the designation terminates. The right-of-way for State Road 849 continues as the access ramp to the Florida's Turnpike (State Road 91) Exit 67.[2]

History[edit]

Although it passes through a residential development, SR 849 was originally built to be an access road between the Turnpike and Atlantic Boulevard, a major east–west highway that provides access to Pompano Park Race Track. About 1970, a section of SR 912 (which was originally on Hammondville Road between US 441-SR 7 and SR 811) was rerouted along the Atlantic Boulevard Extension and eastward along Atlantic Boulevard. About 1983, as part of a statewide renumbering, Coconut Creek Parkway received an SR 912 designation and the Atlantic Boulevard Extension received SR 849 (afterwards SR 814 was - and is - entirely on Atlantic Boulevard).[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pompano Beach, Broward County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) – Isle Casino & Horse Racing Southern terminus
0.957 1.540 Turnpike (SR 91) / Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard / Hammondville Road / Coconut Creek Parkway (CR 912 west) – Miami, Orlando Northern terminus; exit 67 on Turnpike
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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