Florida State Road 29

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State Road 29 marker

State Road 29
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 75.820 mi[1] (122.020 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 41 / CR 29 at Carnestown
  SR 82 near Immokalee
SR 80 in LaBelle
North end: US 27 near Palmdale
Highway system
US 29 SR 30

State Road 29 (SR 29) is a state highway that runs north–south through Southwest Florida. A rural road, it runs mostly through uninhabited farmland in its northern half, and along wetlands in its southern half.

Route description[edit]

North end of State Road 29

The road's northern terminus is an intersection with US 27 (unsigned SR 25), just south of Palmdale. Locally, it is also known as Main Street and Collier Avenue. SR 29 then runs through the center of the city of LaBelle, continuing due south to Immokalee, another small farming town with large migrant populations. From Immokalee, SR 29 travels along the western edge of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the eastern edge of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Forest before reaching its southern terminus at US 41 (Tamiami Trail).

History[edit]

Before the Florida Department of Transportation removed a large number of State Roads from its list for state control and maintenance, SR 29 continued south through the towns of Jerome, Copeland, and then meeting Everglades City just outside of the Everglades National Park. Now designated County Road 29 north of Everglades City and County Road 29A south of it, the historic southern terminus of SR 29 is in Chokoloskee, on Chokoloskee Island within the National Park.

South of Immokalee, SR 29 mostly runs along the former route of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's route from Harrisburg (just south of Palmdale) to Everglades City, which was built in the 1920s. The line was removed from Sunniland south to Everglades City in 1957 which allowed for the expansion of SR 29. The rest of the railroad line was removed in the 1980s.[2]

Related routes[edit]

LaBelle truck route[edit]


State Road 29 Truck
Location: LaBelle

State Road 29 Truck is a truck detour along South Bridge Street. It begins at the northwest corner of LaBelle Airport south of the southeast corner of SR 29 and CR 80A. SR 29 Truck also intersects CR 80A, and runs along the east side of SR 29 until it reaches SR 80 near the Old Hendry County Courthouse.



Collier County[edit]

New Market Road
Location: Immokalee

County Road 29A is a route bypassing Immokalee to the northeast. It runs mostly southeast to northwest, and is named New Market Road.

County Road 29A begins as New Market Road East, as a straight south to north road until it approaches a local fire station on the northeast corner of an access road to Immokalee Airport, and curves to the northwest. The road serves as the headquarters for the Immokalee State Farmer's Market. At Charlotte Street New Market Road East becomes New Market Road West. The straight northwestern to southeastern pattern continues until it curves to the west and approaches the terminus at SR 29 and Westclox Road north of the city, but not before a northbound turning ramp forks off to the right.

Hendry County[edit]

North Main Street
Location: LaBelle

County Road 29A is a short, former segment of State Road 29 in LaBelle. It runs north along North Main Street from the SR 29-80 multiplex at the Hendry County Courthouse to Park Avenue, where it turns east terminating a block later at Bridge Street(SR 29) at the foot of the drawbridge over Caloosahatchee River.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Collier Carnestown 0.000 0.000 US 41 (Tamiami Trail) / CR 29 south – Miami, Naples
Copeland 2.495 4.015 CR 837 west (Janes Scenic Drive) – Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
  3.844 6.186 CR 837 east (Wagon Wheel Road)
Miles City 16.98 27.33 I‑75 (SR 93) – Naples, Fort Lauderdale Exit 80 on I-75
  27.208 43.787 CR 858 – Ave Maria, Hendry Correctional Institution
Immokalee 36.770 59.176 CR 846 east – Airport
36.902 59.388 CR 29A north (Newmarket Road East)
37.309 60.043 CR 846 west (1st Street) – Naples, Bonita Springs, Seminole Casino, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
39.183 63.059 CR 890 west (Lake Trafford Road) – Ann Olesky Park on Lake Trafford
39.761 63.989 CR 29A east (Newmarket Road West)
  41.231 66.355 CR 894 west (Experimental Road)
  42.798 68.877 SR 82 west – Fort Myers
Hendry   45.829 73.755 CR 830A east
Felda 46.777 75.280 CR 830 east
  50.415 81.135 CR 832 east (Keri Road) – Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
LaBelle 60.713 97.708
SR 29 Truck north (North Bridge Street) to SR 80 east – Edison State College
60.806 97.858 CR 80A (West Cowboy Way)
61.828 99.503 SR 80 west (Hickpochee Avenue) – Alva South end of SR 80 overlap
61.893 99.607
SR 80 east (Hickpochee Avenue) / SR 29 Truck south (Bridge Street) – Clewiston
North end of SR 80 overlap
  62.42 100.46 LaBelle Drawbridge over Caloosahatchee River (Okeechobee Waterway)
  62.878 101.192 CR 78 west – Fort Denaud
Hendry
Glades
  63.383 102.005 To CR 731 / Whidden Road
Glades   65.888 106.036 SR 78 east – Moore Haven
  75.056 120.791 CR 74 west – Punta Gorda
  75.820 122.020 US 27 (SR 25) – Palmdale, Moore Haven
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ "Harrisburg to Everglades City". Abandoned Rails. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Florida State Road 29 at Wikimedia Commons