Florida State Road 5

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State Road 5 marker

State Road 5
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 536.724 mi[1] (863.774 km)
6.784 miles (10.918 km) signed
Existed: 1945 renumbering (definition) – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 / Fleming Street in Key West
  US 98 / SR 80 in West Palm Beach
North end: US 17 / SR 25 in Kingsland, GA
Highway system
SR 4 SR 5A

State Road 5 (SR 5) is a mostly-unsigned state highway in the state of Florida. It is mainly signed as US 1 from its south end in Key West, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida, and US 17 from Jacksonville to the Georgia state line at the Saint Marys River. US 1 is SR 15 northwest from Jacksonville.

However, from northern Lantana through Lake Worth to Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, SR 5 is separate from US 1, which runs to the west on the older but wider Dixie Highway. Here, SR 5 runs along a road named Olive Avenue.

Route description[edit]

SR 5 uses the parallel Olive Avenue from just north of County Road 812 (Lantana Road) in Lantana until Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, where it turns west one block to rejoin Dixie Highway and US 1. Olive Avenue and Dixie Highway are parallel and extremely close to each other for this entire length. Olive Avenue is also signed as Federal Highway, but this name is not used as much.

History[edit]

Until around 2004, Olive Avenue carried northbound US 1 (and SR 5) north from Dixie Highway (new US 1 / SR 805) to SR A1A. In 2004, US 1 was re-routed onto Dixie Highway without SR 5. Afterwards, FDOT started periodically relinquishing SR 5 in fragments between July 1, 2004 and April 7, 2011. FDOT has relinquished all of former SR 5 in the city of West Palm Beach. Therefore, SR 5 has a gap starting at the West Palm Beach-Lake Worth city line, and resumes at the US 1 intersection with Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. FDOT eventually expects to relinquish the remaining fragment of SR 5 on Federal Highway to the city of Lake Worth, and return the route to US 1.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Monroe Key West 0.000 0.000 US 1 / Fleming Street Southern terminus of concurrency with US 1
See US 1 (mile 0.000-216.945)
Palm Beach Lantana 216.945 349.139 US 1 north (Dixie Highway / SR 805) Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1; southern terminus of SR 805
Lake Worth 218.590 351.787 SR 802 east (Lake Avenue) One-way eastbound
218.639 351.865 SR 802 west (Lucerne Avenue) One-way westbound
219.391 353.076 abbr= 10th Avenue to I-95
C-51 Canal 220.596 355.015 Bridge (end state maintenance)
West Palm Beach 221.300 356.148 Forest Hill Boulevard To SR 882
222.721 358.435 US 98 / SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) to I‑95 / Turnpike
223.729 360.057 Olive Avenue Former US 1 North
223.834 360.226 US 1 south (Dixie Highway / SR 805) to I‑95 / Belvedere Road Resume state maintenance; southern terminus of concurrency with US 1; northern terminus of SR 5
See US 1 (mile 223.789-507.69), US 17 (mile 286.263-317.070)
Nassau Wilds Landing 536.724 863.774 US 17 north / SR 25 north – Kingsland, Brunswick St. Marys River crossing into Georgia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014

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