Florida State Road 211
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||7.7 mi (12.4 km)|
|Existed:||1932 (as US 17)
1951 (as SR 211) – present
|South end:||Ortega River Drawbridge in Jacksonville|
|North end:||Water Street in Jacksonville|
State Road 211 (SR 211) is a state highway entirely within Jacksonville, Florida, running from San Juan Avenue (SR 128), north to the northern approach of the Acosta Bridge at SR 13 with US 17/SR 15 and SR 228 in downtown Jacksonville.
State Road 211 begins the intersection of Herschel Street and San Juan Avenue (SR 128), with SR 211 heading north on Herschel Street, with commercial presence on the street, with residential housing not far from the road. After a short crossing of a canal, the road turns east, becoming St. Johns Avenue and once again, paralleling the St. Johns River as SR 211 enters Avondale, a residential district. After curving in direction for a few blocks, St. Johns Avenue gains a parallel street, Riverside Avenue, one block northeast of St. Johns Avenue, with SR 211 representing a mix of residential and commercial areas as it heads northeast. At the western end of the St. Vincents Medical Center, SR 211 turns north on King Street for one block, which at one point represented the city limits of Jacksonville. SR 211 then turns east on Riverside Avenue, which paralleled St. Johns Avenue for 19 blocks to the southwest, into the Riverside area, continuing the mix of commercial and residential presence on SR 211. After a few blocks, it turns north, with intersections with Post Street, the historical northern terminus of SR 211, and I-95 two blocks north, in which access is provided a few blocks north on Park Street. SR 211 goes under I-95, entering central Jacksonville, and becoming a divided road with two lanes each way, quickly approaching the northern approach of the Acosta Bridge, where SR 211 ends at the intersection with US 17/SR 13/SR 228 in central Jacksonville.
From 1932 to 1950, the road was the original route in south Jacksonville of US 17, before Roosevelt Avenue (now Roosevelt Boulevard) was built. Between 1951 - 1955, the route was signed "US Alt 17", with a hidden State Road 211. By 1957, the US Alt 17 was removed and it was only signed as State Road 211. The portion between Post Street north to the Acosta Bridge was added to SR 211 in 1994.
In 2012, the portion of SR 211 south of Herschel Street was removed, which encompasses Ortega Boulevard from US 17 to Grand Avenue and the Ortega Bridge to San Juan Avenue.
|Ortega River Drawbridge
(Southern terminus on south end of bridge)
(North end of state maintenance on north end of bridge)
|3.064||4.931||SR 128 (San Juan Avenue)||south end of state maintenance
eastern terminus of SR 128
|6.721||10.816||I-95 / SR 9||access via Park Street|
|6.787||10.923||Peninsular Place||north end of state maintenance|
|7.428||11.954||south end of state maintenance|
|SR 13 (Acosta Expressway) to I-95 / US 1 / SR 10|
|7.699||12.390||Water Street||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "overview map of State Road 211". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ortega+Blvd&daddr=30.2767652,-81.699212+to:30.3043366,-81.6948635+to:Broad+St&hl=en&ll=30.310208,-81.687298&spn=0.101811,0.209255&sll=30.31747,-81.693478&sspn=0.050605,0.104628&geocode=FbyNzQEd0GMh-w%3BFZ38zQEddF4h-ymP2sPVGrjliDEN8bOyVtBVpw%3BFVBozgEdcW8h-yn55M9gKbjliDE9PlkvEsPKXA%3BFfm7zgEdI90h-w&t=h&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=14&via=1,2&z=13. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed January 2014