Florida State Road 951

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State Road 951 marker

State Road 951
Collier Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 7.710 mi[1] (12.408 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
South end: Marco Island
 

US 41 near Naples Manor


SR 84 near Naples
North end: I‑75 near Golden Gate
Location
Counties: Collier
Highway system
SR 948 SR 953

Once 24 miles (39 km) long, State Road 951 (SR 951), locally known as Collier Boulevard, is a 7-mile-long (11 km) north–south divided highway that extends from the south end of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge in Marco Island to the Tamiami Trail (US 41/SR 90) near Naples Manor, along with a short 12 mile (0.80 km) piece between SR 84 and I-75.

Route description[edit]

State Road 951 begins at the south end of the Judge SS Jolly Bridge in Marco Island, crossing Big Marco Pass, passing through marshland and woodland as it leaves Marco Island and heads towards the mainland, crossing an intersection with CR 952 (Capri Boulevard). The next intersection, Mainsail Drive, provides access to Marco Island Airport. Further north on the mainland, the road passes by some newer housing and country club developments as it intersects with Tamiami Trail, the northern terminus of the southern segment.

The road resumes near Golden Gate at SR 84's eastern terminus on Florida's Gulf Coast, and has an interchange with I-75 at the west end of Alligator Alley, with the northern end of the interchange being the northern terminus.

A numbering anomaly within the Florida Department of Transportation’s numbering system of State Roads, SR 951 is the only SR 9xx highway that is not in Miami-Dade County: Krome Avenue (SR 997) lies 78 miles (126 km) to the east; the similarly numbered SR 953 (LeJeune Road) is another 12.5 miles (20.1 km) to the east of SR 997.

History[edit]

State Road 951 had extended an additional 14 miles (23 km) northward to an intersection with the then-State Road 846 (now County Road 846), which provides access to the Big Cypress Swamp town of Immokalee and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The state road designations of the northern portion of this road were phased out in the 1980s, as they were also removed from others in the Big Cypress Swamp.

State Road 951 formerly extended 2.6 miles (4.2 km) to the south, terminating at County Road 92 (San Marco Road) in Marco Island. This section was turned over to the city on November 29, 2004.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Collier County.

Location Mile[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Marco Island 0.000 0.000 San Marco Road (CR 92 east) - Goodland
1.5[3] 2.4 Bald Eagle Drive (CR 953)
2.606 4.194 foot of Jolley Bridge south end of state maintenance
  2.76 4.44 Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge over Big Marco Pass
  4.135 6.655 CR 952 west (Capri Boulevard) – Isles of Capri
  9.678 15.575 US 41 (SR 90) north end of state maintenance
  13.2[3] 21.2 CR 864 west (Rattlesnake Hammock Road)
  16.205 26.079 SR 84 west (Davis Boulevard) – Naples south end of state maintenance
  16.59 26.70 I‑75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Miami I-75 exit 101
  16.843 27.106 north end of state maintenance
Golden Gate 18.3[3] 29.5 CR 886 west (Golden Gate Parkway)
  20.3[3] 32.7 CR 896 west (Pine Ridge Road) to I‑75
  22.4[3] 36.0 Vanderbilt Beach Road (CR 862)
  24.351 39.189 CR 846 (Immokalee Road) to I‑75 / US 41 north – Naples Park, Immokalee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e Google Maps distance

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