Yamato Road

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Yamato Road
North 51st Street
State Road 794 and County Road 794
Route information
Maintained by FDOT and Palm Beach E&PW
Length9.380 mi[1][2] (15.096 km)
2.78 mi (4.47 km) as SR 794
5.1 mi (8.21 km) as CR 794
Major junctions
West endCoral Ridge Drive near Boca Raton
  US 441 / SR 7 near Boca Raton
I-95 in Boca Raton
East end US 1 in Boca Raton
CountiesPalm Beach
Highway system
SR 789SR 800

Yamato Road is a 9.38-mile (15.10 km) east–west arterial boulevard in incorporated and unincorporated Boca Raton, Florida. A portion of the road in incorporated Boca Raton is designated State Road 794 (SR 794), while most of the road to the west is designated, but not signed, as County Road 794. Yamato is located on Northwest 51st Street in the Boca Raton street numbering system, except for a few blocks near US 1 where it is Northeast 51st Street.

SR 794 begins at an intersection with Military Trail (CR 809, formerly SR 809) near the T-Rex Technology Center of Boca Raton and Broken Sound Golf Course; the eastern terminus is an intersection with Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1 and unsigned State Road 5) just east of Dixie Highway. SR 794 is primarily an access road between Interstate 95 (unsigned State Road 9) and US 1. Within 1-mile (1.6 km) of its termini are Lynn University and Boca Raton Airport. CR 794 extends west from Military Trail to U.S. Route 441 in a residential development just west of Boca Raton, while Yamato Road itself continues west without designation for an additional 1.5 miles (2.41 km).[2]

The entirety of Yamato Road has a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour (72 km/h).

Route description[edit]

SR 794 just west of I-95 with the Tri-Rail crossing going down

West of US 441[edit]

West of US 441, Yamato Road exists for approximately 1.5 miles (2.41 km) without state or county designation. Its western terminus is a traffic circle with Coral Ridge Drive, providing access to the Saturnia retirement community and Sunrise Park Elementary School. This section of Yamato also provides access to Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park.[2]

CR 794[edit]

CR 794 begins at an intersection between Yamato Road and US 441 / SR 7 in the former census-designated places of Whisper Walk and Hamptons at Boca Raton. It proceeds east, serving as the primary access road for the many gated communities and golf clubs in the area, and also passes underneath Florida's Turnpike. At an intersection with Jog Road (formerly SR 845), Yamato provides access to the Woodfield Plaza shopping center and Spanish River Community High School. CR 794 and Yamato continue east, intersecting with Saint Andrews Boulevard (a primary arterial road in Boca Raton) before transitioning to SR 794 at Military Trail.[2]

SR 794[edit]

SR 794 begins at the intersection of Yamato Road and Military Trail (CR 809) in the country club neighborhoods of Boca Raton. The highway heads eastward as the eight-lane arterial boulevard. SR 794 continues through the country clubs, passing to the south of Broken Sound Golf Course and to the north of the local residential developments. The road then turns to the northwest, passing the Boca Raton Tri-Rail station.[2]

After crossing a riverbank, SR 794 continues eastward as an eight-lane arterial, which crosses the Tri-Rail line before intersecting with a ramp to SR 800 (Spanish River Blvd), a road which is only directly accessible from Yamato Road through the eastbound direction. This ramp merges with a ramp originating from an Exit 48A on I-95, which takes drivers directly to SR 800. The road then immediately reaches an interchange with I-95. The highway continues eastward as a six-lane arterial into the interchange, crossing under the interstate and entering a densely populated part of Boca Raton. The road becomes surrounded by a mix of commercial and residential developments before crossing a local freight railroad and SR 811 (Dixie Highway). Continuing eastward, SR 794 goes for a short distance further into Boca Raton, ending at an intersection with US 1 (and unsigned SR 5).[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

0.000.00Coral Ridge DriveTraffic circle
1.502.41 US 441 (SR 7) / Yamato Road westWestern terminus of CR 794
Boca Raton4.707.56Jog RoadFormer SR 845
Military Trail (CR 809) – Lynn UniversityFormer SR 809; transition from CR 794 to SR 794
1.1831.904Congress Avenue north (CR 807)Southern terminus of CR 807 (former SR 807)
1.7502.816 I-95 / Spanish River Boulevard / FAU Boulevard – West Palm Beach, MiamiExit 48B on I-95; no westbound exit to Spanish River & FAU Boulevards
2.5474.099Dixie Highway
2.7804.474 US 1 (Federal Highway)Eastern terminus of SR 794
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Straight-Line Diagrams Online GIS Web Application". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Google (June 4, 2015). "County Road 794" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 4, 2015.