Florida State Road 827

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State Road 827 marker

State Road 827
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 35 mi[citation needed] (56 km)
Existed: 1945 – 1990
Highway system

The former State Road 827, locally known as Browns Farm Road in Palm Beach County and Loxahatchee Road in Broward County, was an east–west road that stretched 35 miles (56 km) along the southern edge of the Hillsboro Canal, originally extending from Sixmile Bend to present-day Parkland. When the route was established in 1945, it extended from its northwestern terminus, being what is now County Road 880 to its southeastern terminus being an intersection with US 441 (SR 7) in Broward County.

Route description[edit]

The former SR 827 crossed a vast stretch of the Everglades wetlands along the opposite side of the Hillsboro Canal from the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and through a region managed by the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

History[edit]

The road was established in 1945. It extended from the intersection between it and then-US 441-SR 80, which was re designated as State Road 880 after US 441/SR 80 was rerouted several miles north.

After the establishment of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission[1] in the 1960s, the portion of SR 827 within its boundaries was removed from the state highway system, creating a gap in the route. Shortly afterward, a second section east of Browns Farm was reverted to Palm Beach County control (many commercially-prepared maps from the 1970s to the present show this second section as part of County Road 827). For at least two decades, SR 827 was an "interrupted" State Road.

By 1990, the Broward County segment was transitioned from State to County control;[2][3] the northwestern section followed suit within a few years and became CR 827.[4] Despite indications from several commercial maps, only the part of the original SR 827 northwest of Browns Farm is currently signed as CR 827.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Overview of Water and Wildlife Management Areas
  2. ^ Florida Department of Transportation Official Florida Transportation Map 1989
  3. ^ Florida Department of Transportation Official Florida Transportation Map 1991
  4. ^ Florida Department of Transportation Official Florida Transportation Map 1998