Florida State Road 811

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State Road 811 marker

State Road 811
Dixie Highway
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 23.581 mi[1] (37.950 km)
Broward County section
Length: 13.124 mi (21.121 km)
South end: SR 838 in Fort Lauderdale
Major
junctions:
SR 816 in Oakland Park
SR 814 in Pompano Beach
North end: SR 810 in Deerfield Beach
Palm Beach County section
Length: 10.457 mi (16.829 km)
South end: SR 850 in North Palm Beach
Major
junctions:
SR 786 in Palm Beach Gardens
North end: US 1 / CR 707 in Jupiter
Location
Counties: Broward, Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 810 SR 812

State Road 811 (SR 811) is the shared Florida Department of Transportation designation of two separate north–south roads in southern Florida. Both are former alignments of Dixie Highway (which became U.S. Route 1) after the route was shifted to the east, closer to the Atlantic Ocean. One segment of SR 811 is in Broward County; the other is in Palm Beach County, Florida

Route description[edit]

Broward County segment[edit]

The 14-mile (23 km) southern segment of SR 811 extends from an intersection with Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) in downtown Fort Lauderdale, going north, and ending at an intersection with Hillsboro Boulevard (SR 810) in Deerfield Beach. The southern segment of SR 811 is locally known by a variety of names: Northeast 4th Avenue (in Fort Lauderdale), Wilton Drive (in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors), North Dixie Highway (in Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach), Old Dixie Highway (in Oakland Park and Deerfield Beach), and West Dixie Highway (in Pompano Beach).

Parallelling both US 1 to the east and Interstate 95 to the west, SR 811 is a major north–south commercial access road for northeastern Broward County cities. While much of the property that lines SR 811 is residential in nature, most of the route is adjacent to Florida East Coast Railroad tracks. Two hospitals (North Ridge Medical Center and the Pompano Beach Medical Center) are on the southern segment of SR 811, south of Pompano Beach Airpark, home base of the Goodyear Blimps.

While the SR 811 designation ends at Hillsboro Boulevard, Old Dixie Highway continues into Palm Beach County, staying only a few blocks west of US 1 until it intersects with it in Delray Beach.

Palm Beach County segment[edit]

The divided northern segment of SR 811 extends 11.1 miles (17.9 km) from an intersection with Northlake Boulevard (SR 850) in North Palm Beach to its northern terminus, an intersection with U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) near Tequesta and Jupiter Inlet Colony and a mile north of Jupiter. While FDOT signs indicating the SR 811 designation are posted alongside the road, street signs (mostly overhead) identify it as Alternate A1A and Old Dixie Highway the entire length of the route.

While the completion of I-95 in the late 1970s has diminished the importance of Alternate A1A as a commercial byway, the replacement of forest by the development of suburban residential districts have made SR 811 an important commuter road in addition to a bypass of US 1.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Broward Fort Lauderdale 0.000 0.000 SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) to I‑95 / SR A1A – Beaches Road continues south without designation
Oakland Park 2.338 3.763 SR 816 (Oakland Park Boulevard)
3.929 6.323 SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike
Oakland Park
Fort Lauderdale
4.946 7.960 To I‑95 / Northeast 62nd Street / Cypress Creek Road (CR 840)
Pompano Beach 6.936 11.162 SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) / US 1
8.991 14.470 To I‑95 / US 1 / Copans Road
Pompano Beach
Deerfield Beach
10.021 16.127 SR 834 (Sample Road) to I‑95 / Turnpike / US 1
Deerfield Beach 12.128 19.518 To I‑95 / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) / US 1 / Southeast 10th Street
13.124 21.121 SR 810 (Hillsboro Boulevard) to I‑95 / US 1 / SR A1A – Beaches
CR 811 north (Dixie Highway)
Gap in route
Palm Beach Lake Park
North Palm Beach
0.000 0.000 SR 850 east (Northlake Boulevard / CR 809A west) to I‑95 / US 1 / 10th Street (CR 811 south)
Palm Beach Gardens 2.77 4.46 SR 786 (PGA Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike – West Palm Beach interchange; direct flyover exists from SR 811 south to I-95 south
Palm Beach Gardens
Jupiter
5.469 8.802 To I‑95 / Donald Ross Road
Jupiter 9.004 14.491 SR 706 (Indiantown Road) to I‑95 / Turnpike / US 1
9.853–
10.072
15.857–
16.209
Pete Damon Memorial Bridge over Loxahatchee River
10.167 16.362 To US 1 south / Riverside Drive
10.368 16.686 Old Dixie Highway
10.457 16.829 US 1 (SR 5) / CR 707 north (Beach Road) Northern terminus of Palm Beach County section; Southern terminus of CR 707
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

County Road 811A (formerly SR 811A)[edit]

County Road 811A
Location: Fort Lauderdale

Neither a bypass nor a spur, the former State Road 811A, now County Road 811A, is a seven-mile-long stretch of North Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The southern terminus is an intersection with Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) and the northern terminus is an intersection with Atlantic Boulevard (SR 814). It provides an alternative north–south commuter route whenever I-95 is clogged with a traffic jam.

With Broward Boulevard (SR 842), Andrews Avenue provides a baseline from which all Fort Lauderdale addresses are determined. Just west of the northern terminus of CR 811A is the Pompano Park Raceway, the only harness racing track in southern Florida. Within nine six blocks of the southern terminus are Fort Lauderdale and Broward County governments, all of which within a block of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Art and a campus of Broward Community College.

State Road 811A does not intersect with its "parent"; however, in the 1960s, State Road 811 extended along Andrews Avenue southward from SR 838 to US 1. Had SR 811A been in existence at that time, the two roads would have branched out from Sunrise Boulevard and North Andrews Avenue, but no road map - commercial or governmental - has ever indicated the concurrent existence of SR 811A and the SR 811 extension.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Broward County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Fort Lauderdale 0.0 0.0 SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) Road continues south without designation
Wilton Manors
Oakland Park
2.1 3.4 SR 816 (Oakland Park Boulevard)
Oakland Park 3.6 5.8 SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard)
4.4 7.1 I‑95 south (SR 9) – Miami Southbound exit only; other movements can be made via CR 840 (I-95 exit 33)
Fort Lauderdale 4.7 7.6 Cypress Creek Road / Northwest 62nd Street (CR 840)
Pompano Beach 6.9 11.1 SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) Road continues north without designation
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. ^ Google Maps distance