Florida State Road 507

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State Road 507 marker

State Road 507
Babcock Street
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 5.528 mi[1] (8.896 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 514 in Palm Bay
North end: US 192 in Melbourne
Location
Counties: Brevard
Highway system
SR 501 SR 508

Also known locally as Babcock Street, State Road 507 (SR 507) is a 4.9 miles (7.9 km)-long, four-lane highway serving Melbourne and Palm Bay, Florida. The southern terminus is an intersection with Malabar Road (SR 514 east of SR 507, County Road 514 west of it) in Palm Bay; the current northern terminus is an intersection with New Haven Avenue (US 192/SR 500) in Melbourne.

Route description[edit]

Babcock Street is a major commuter road for Palm Bay, one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States since 1980. The northern half (in Melbourne) features shopping centers and the main campus of Florida Institute of Technology; the southern half (in Palm Bay) passes through a large housing development.

County Road 507[edit]

South of SR 514, Babcock Road becomes a signed County Road 507, which continues 13 miles (21 km) southward to the boundary between Brevard County and Indian River County, four miles (6 km) north of Fellsmere. The road continues as County Road 507 to the intersection of County Road 512. Major destinations the road passes through are Port Malabar Industrial Park, Fountainhead Memorial Park, Greenwood Plantation, Deer Run, Sebastian Canal, and Downtown Fellsmere.

County Road 507 north of US 192 is a primary commercial boulevard for Melbourne, with businesses lining both sides of the street.

History[edit]

The historic northern terminus is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) further north, an intersection with Harbor City Boulevard (U.S. Route 1/SR 5), also in Melbourne (the former northern section of SR 507 is now unsigned County Road 507).

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Brevard County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Palm Bay 0.000 0.000 SR 514 (Malabar Road) to I-95 – Fairgrounds
2.528 4.068 CR 516 west (Palm Bay Road) to I-95
Melbourne 5.528 8.896 US 192 (New Haven Avenue / SR 500) – Henegar Center, Historic Downtown Melbourne
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

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