Florida State Road 916
|North 135th Street
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||10.253 mi (16.501 km)|
|West end:||SR 826 in Hialeah / Miami Lakes|
|SR 9 in Opa-locka|
|East end:||US 1 in North Miami|
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).
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.
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.
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.
The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.
|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
- FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
- "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. February 10, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory (westbound one way)" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. August 21, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- Google Inc. "Florida State Road 916". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NW+138th+St%2FW+84th+St&daddr=25.8973039,-80.288212+to:NE+135th+St&hl=en&sll=25.890577,-80.221996&sspn=0.039766,0.062056&geocode=FSwuiwEdiFA2-w%3BFVcpiwEdLOY2-ymvsTD7sbrZiDE_Zlfh8Ds-tw%3BFV8ziwEdwdg4-w&t=h&mra=ls&via=1&z=12. Retrieved February 9, 2013.