Florida State Road 985

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State Road 985 marker

State Road 985
West 107th Avenue
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 7.604 mi[1] (12.237 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 990 / SR 874 in Kendall
North end: SR 836 near Doral
Location
Counties: Miami-Dade
Highway system
SR 976 SR 986

State Road 985 (SR 985), locally known as West 107th Avenue, FIU Avenue, and Avenue of the Americas, is a 7.604 miles (12.237 km)-long north–south street in western Miami-Dade County, Florida, serving the communities of Kendall, University Park, Sweetwater, and Doral.

Route description[edit]

SR 985 begins at an intersection with SR 990 next to the Killian Parkway interchange of the Don Shula Expressway (SR 874) near the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College. It ends at an interchange with the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) just south of Miami International Mall in Doral. For the entire length of SR 985, Florida's Turnpike (SR 821) runs parallel to it, lying one mile (1.6 km) to the west, with access to it via the Don Shula Expressway, Kendall Drive (SR 94), Bird Road (SR 976), Tamiami Trail (US 41), and the Dolphin Expressway.[2]

It passes through residential neighborhoods with apartment complexes, strip malls, and Miami-Dade County Parks (Tamiami Park at Coral Way, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park between SR 94 and SR 986). It is also a primary access route for two major regional malls on its northern end.

History[edit]

Constructed in the 1940s as an access road for the original Tamiami Airport (now the site of Florida International University), SR 985 has become an important commercial highway and an alternative for the increasingly clogged Turnpike for commuters.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Kendall 0.000 0.000 SR 990 east (Southwest 104th Street / Killian Parkway) / SR 874 south
1.050 1.690 SR 94 (Southwest 88th Street / North Kendall Drive)
2.022 3.254 SR 986 (Sunset Drive / Southwest 72nd Street)
Westwood Lakes
University Park
4.170 6.711 SR 976 (Southwest 40th Street / Bird Road) to Turnpike Extension
University Park 5.161 8.306 Coral Way / Southwest 24th Street
6.170 9.930 US 41 (Southwest 8th Street / Tamiami Trail / SR 90)
Sweetwater 6.663 10.723 West Flagler Street
  7.50 12.07 SR 836 east to Turnpike Extension – Miami International Airport
Doral 7.604 12.237 north end of state maintenance
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. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. General Highway Map of Miami-Dade County, Florida (Map). http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/geomap/mida_c.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2011.