Florida State Road 916

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State Road 916 marker

State Road 916
North 135th Street
Opa-locka Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 10.253 mi[1] (16.501 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 826 in Hialeah / Miami Lakes
  SR 9 in Opa-locka
East end: US 1 in North Miami
Location
Counties: Miami-Dade
Highway system
SR 915 SR 922

State Road 916 (SR 916), locally known as Northwest 138th Street, West 84th Street, North 135th Street, Opa-locka Boulevard, and Natural Bridge Road is a 10.253 miles (16.501 km) long east–west highway crossing northern Miami-Dade County, Florida. Its western terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 75 (SR 93), the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), and the Gratigny Parkway (SR 924) on the boundary between Hialeah and Miami Lakes, traveling east to Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. Route 1/SR 5).

Route description[edit]

The road begins at an interchange with Interstate 75 (SR 93), the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), and the Gratigny Parkway (SR 924). However, SR 916 only has access to the northbound Palmetto Expressway, and receives traffic from the southbound lanes of the expressway. State Road 916 heads east as a two lane road, first through residential areas alongside SR 924. Once SR 916 passes under SR 924, the road enters a commercial area/industrial park, and intersects State Road 823, gaining a lane east of the intersection, before striding the southern end of Opa-locka Airport in Opa-locka, providing access via Le Jeune Road (State Road 953). Just east of this intersection, SR 916 transitions back into suburban residential neighborhoods for the rest of the route, with business scattered throughout the road. Just east of Aswan Road, State Road 916 becomes a one-way pair for the next three miles, with westbound lanes one block north, as it crosses State Road 9, US 441/State Road 7, and I-95. The roads reunite four blocks east of I-95, with SR 916 continuing east, with intersections with State Road 915, State Road 909, before its eastern terminus according to FDOT maps, at Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. Route 1/SR 5) in North Miami.[2][3][4]

As with SR 976 to the southwest, there is an ambiguity as to the location of the eastern terminus of SR 916. Florida Department of Transportation maps and literature indicate that SR 916 terminates at its intersection with Biscayne Boulevard; however, signs erected by FDOT near the intersection indicate that the State Road extends past US 1 to some point on the street that ends in a cul-de-sac a mile to the east.

History[edit]

The significance of SR 916 to Miami-Dade County has diminished since the opening of the Gratigny Parkway in 1992, but it remains a major trans-county throughway.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hialeah / Miami Lakes 0.000 0.000 west end of state maintenance
0.01 0.02 SR 826 north interchange
2.045 3.291 SR 823 (Northwest 57th Avenue-West 4th Avenue / Red Road) to SR 826 / SR 924
Opa-locka 3.598 5.790 SR 953 south (Le Jeune Road / Northwest 42nd Avenue) – Opa-locka Executive Airport
4.078 6.563 Douglas/Le Jeune Connector
5.102 8.211 SR 9 (Northwest 27th Avenue / Unity Boulevard)
North Miami 7.114 11.449 US 441 (Northwest 7th Avenue / SR 7)
7.21 11.60 I-95 (SR 9A) – Airport Exit 10B on I-95
8.637 13.900 SR 915 (Northeast 6th Avenue)
9.136 14.703 SR 909 (West Dixie Highway)
10.253 16.501 US 1 (Biscayne Boulevard / SR 5) – FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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