Florida State Road 712

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State Road 712 marker

State Road 712
Route information
Length: 14 mi (23 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 70
East end: CR 707
Location
Counties: St. Lucie
Highway system
SR 711 SR 713

Locally known as Midway Road (which itself was originally called Silver City Road[citation needed]), the former State Road 712 (now County Road 712) is a 14-mile-long east–west highway serving southern St. Lucie County, Florida. The western terminus of the former State Road is an intersection with Okeechobee Road (SR 70) west of Port St. Lucie; the terminus of CR 712 is an intersection with Indian River Drive (CR 707) on the edge of the Indian River near Eldred. In addition to the communities on and near the termini of CR 712, the former State Road serves Collins Park Estates, Indian River Estates and White City.

History[edit]

Midway Road was one of the first of a collection of State Roads in southern Florida that was transferred back to county control and maintenance in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. Since then, the growing population of Port St. Lucie has resulted in increased urbanization along much of the route.

Related routes[edit]

About 1988, after SR 712 was transferred to county control, Florida Department of Transportation designated two short spurs of the former State Road as State Road 712A (McCarty Road between CR 712 and SR 70) and State Road 712B (Seven Mile Road, also between CR 712 and SR 70). Both spurs lost their signage and their places in the road maps in the mid-to-late 1990s. Neither was subsequently given a County Road designation.

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