Florida State Road 9

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State Road 9 marker

State Road 9
West 27th Avenue
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 14.434 mi[2] (23.229 km)
383.327 miles (616.905 km) including unsigned portions
Existed: August 1946[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Miami
  SR 836 in Miami
SR 112 in Brownsville
SR 924 in Opa-locka
North end: I‑95 / US 441 / SR 826 / Turnpike in North Miami Beach
Highway system
SR 8A SR 9A

State Road 9 (SR 9) is a state road in the U.S. state of Florida. While SR 9 is mainly used as a hidden state designation for Interstate 95 from the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami Gardens to the Georgia border (near Yulee, Florida), a signed SR 9, which is locally known in the Miami area as West 27th Avenue, Unity Boulevard, and historically Grapeland Boulevard, extends 14 miles (23 km)[2] from the Coconut Grove section of Miami to the Golden Glades Interchange, running west of I-95. The segment of I-95 south of the Golden Glades Interchange carries the hidden designation of State Road 9A.

Route description[edit]

West 27th Avenue begins locally as Southwest 27th Avenue at South Bayshore Drive in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. The road heads north 0.9 miles (1.4 km) until it intersects South Dixie Highway (US 1). State Road 9 begins at this intersection, located between the Coral Way and Coconut Grove neighborhoods. State Road 9 then makes its way north, cutting through all three sub-neighborhoods of Coral Way—Silver Bluff, Coral Gate, and Shenandoah—with a major intersection with Coral Way (SR 972) in the middle of it. After passing through Coral Way, SR 9's next major intersection is with the Tamiami Trail (US 41 / SR 90) before passing through more residential areas. The next major intersection with Flagler Street is located only a block west from the historic Miami Senior High School, as well as a half block east from the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. SR 9 continues north for a mile before its interchange with the Dolphin Expressway. Five blocks north of the Dolphin Expressway, SR 9 crosses the Miami River into the Allapattah neighborhood. There are two major intersections in Allapatah: the first is with Northwest 36th Street (US 27 / SR 25), and the second is with the Airport Expressway. Afterwards, SR 9 leaves Miami city limits and bisects the CDP of Brownsville. While in Brownsville, Miami's Metrorail splits the street in two, with two lanes running in either direction on both sides of the track.

After its intersection with Northwest 79th Street, SR 9 enters the CDPs of West Little River and Westview. In Westview, its intersection with Northwest 119th Street (Gratigny Road) forms the east border and northeast corner of Miami-Dade College's North Campus, and is also a quarter mile west from the former Westview Country Club.

As it enters the city of Opa-locka, SR 9 intersects with Northwest 135th Street before turning to the northeast. Here, Northwest 27th Avenue continues northward as State Road 817. The signed portion of SR 9 ends at the Golden Glades Interchange two miles later; however, SR 9 continues northward as a hidden designation of Interstate 95 to the Georgia state line.

History[edit]

The section of SR 9 northeast into the Golden Glades Interchange was planned before the Interstate Highway System as a bypass to US 1.[citation needed] It was built next to CSX's Miami Subdivision.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Miami-Dade Miami 0.000 0.000 US 1 (South Dixie Highway / SR 5) / Southwest 27th Avenue – Coconut Grove Southern terminus
0.715 1.151 SR 972 (Southwest 22nd Street / Coral Way) – Airport
1.739 2.799 US 41 (Southwest 8th Street / Tamiami Trail / SR 90)
2.231 3.590 SR 968 (West Flagler Street)
3.10 4.99 SR 836 – Airport, Downtown Miami, Beaches No toll on SR 836 west
3.64 5.86 27th Avenue Bridge over Miami River
4.765 7.669 US 27 (Northwest 36th Street / SR 25)
Brownsville 5.00 8.05 SR 112 to I‑95 / I‑195 – Airport
5.787 9.313 SR 944 (Northwest 54th Street)
Gladeview
West Little River
7.311 11.766 SR 934 (Northwest 79th Street)
West Little River 8.834 14.217 SR 932 (Northwest 103rd Street)
Westview 9.853 15.857 SR 924 east / SR 924 west (Northwest 119th Street / Gratigny Road)
Opa-locka 10.843 17.450 SR 916 east (Northwest 135th Street)
10.893 17.531 SR 916 west (Opa-locka Boulevard)
11.113 17.885 SR 817 north (Northwest 27th Avenue / Unity Boulevard) SR 9 leaves NW 27th Avenue / Unity Boulevard; Southern terminus of SR 817
Golden Glades 13.690 22.032 US 441 south (SR 7) no southbound entrance; south end of US 441 / SR 7 overlap
13.75 22.13 Turnpike north (SR 91) / SR 826 west Southern terminus of Turnpike Mainline
14.12 22.72 SR 826 east – Beaches, Sunny Isles Beach
North Miami Beach 14.257 22.944 US 441 north (SR 7) northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of US 441 / SR 7 overlap
14.434[3] 23.229 I‑95 south (SR 9A) southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of I-95 overlap; SR 9 follows exit 12 from I-95
see I-95 (mile 13.116-382.009)
Nassau   383.327[4] 616.905 I‑95 north (SR 405) – Brunswick, Savannah Georgia state line (St. Marys River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spurs of State Road 9[edit]

SR 9A (Jacksonville)[edit]

State Road 9A
Location: Jacksonville

State Road 9A (SR 9A) is a state road in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the secret FDOT designation of Interstate 295. The freeway, divided into the East Beltway and the West Beltway, circles the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

SR 9B[edit]

Main article: Florida State Road 9B

State Road 9B
Location: Jacksonville / St. Johns County

State Road 9B is an under construction state road running between Duval County and St. Johns County. As of February 2014, the freeway segment between Interstate 295 and US 1 in Jacksonville has been opened, with construction continuing on the southern segment to Interstate 95. Once completed, the freeway will be signed as Interstate 795.

SR 9A (Miami)[edit]

State Road 9A
Location: Miami-Dade County

State Road 9A (SR 9A) is a state road in Miami-Dade County. It is the secret FDOT designation of Interstate 95 from its junction with SR 9 in North Miami Beach to the freeway's southern terminus at US 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FDOT Memorandum, August 5, 1946
  2. ^ a b c FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed January 2014
  3. ^ FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014
  4. ^ FDOT Interchange Report, updated July 2012