Florida State Road 985
|West 107th Avenue|
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||7.604 mi (12.237 km)|
|South end:||SR 990 / SR 874 in Kendall|
|North end:||SR 836 near Doral|
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.
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.
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.
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.
The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.
|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)|
|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
- FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
- 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.