Florida State Road 804

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State Road 804 marker

State Road 804
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 9.870 mi[1] (15.884 km)
Existed: 1945 renumbering (definition) – present
Major junctions
West end: US 441 near Boynton Beach
  Turnpike near Boynton Beach
I-95 in Boynton Beach
US 1 in Boynton Beach
East end: SR A1A in Ocean Ridge
Location
Counties: Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 802 SR 805

State Road 804 (SR 804) is a 9.843 miles (15.841 km) long east–west highway serving as a major commercial and commuter road through Boynton Beach in southern Palm Beach County, Florida. It is known locally and signed as Boynton Beach Boulevard for nearly all of its route, with the exception of when the road becomes concurrent with US 1 southward for two blocks, then continues along Ocean Avenue in downtown Boynton Beach to its eastern terminus at SR A1A. The western terminus of SR 804 is at the junction of US 441 / SR 7, close to the eastern boundary of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the historic northern boundary of The Everglades. Boynton Beach Boulevard adheres to Northwest 2nd Avenue in the Boynton Beach street numbering grid.

Route description[edit]

State Road 804's western terminus is in unincorporated Boynton Beach at the intersection of US 441–SR 7, just north of the eastern boundary of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the historic northern boundary of The Everglades. West of US 441, Boynton Beach Boulevard continues westbound as 100th Street South for 0.5 miles (0.80 km) without a state road designation through several farms before terminating at a dead end. State Road 804 then heads east away from US 441 through local farms, with newer developments east of Lyons Road. The speed limit here, and on almost all of Boynton Beach Boulevard outside of the incorporated city, is 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). Two miles east of the western terminus, SR 804 has an interchange with Florida's Turnpike. East of the turnpike, Boynton Beach Boulevard enters into some residential areas, intersecting Jog Road, followed by Military Trail (formerly SR 809 and now CR 809), where soon afterwards, it has access to the Quail Ridge Country Club to the south. East of Knuth Road, Boynton Beach Boulevard enters incorporated Boynton Beach and becomes more commercial, with the Boynton Beach Mall a few blocks to the north, and SR 804 intersecting with Congress Avenue, which like Military Trail is a state-turned-county road. It continues east, now with a speed limit of 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), heading for an interchange with Interstate 95, entering downtown Boynton Beach east of the interchange, with the road ceasing to be a divided road east of NW 4th Street.

Now with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour (56 km/h), the road next intersects Seacrest Boulevard, the baseline road that divides the city's east and west address, and continues east towards US 1. At the intersection with US 1, SR 804 leaves Boynton Beach Boulevard proper for US 1 (Federal Highway, and the hidden SR 5), where it continues south for two blocks. SR 804 then turns left (east) and follows Ocean Avenue in downtown Boynton Beach, along portions of the Ocean Avenue Historic District, with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). The road also has access to the revitalized Boynton Harbor Marina to the north before crossing a drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to the eastern terminus at SR A1A (Ocean Boulevard), which is just outside the Boynton Beach city limits in Ocean Ridge, just south of Boynton Beach's Oceanfront Park and Boynton Beach's government offices.[2][3]

History[edit]

The original designation of Boynton Beach Boulevard was State Road 195.[4] The 1945 State Road renumbering changed that designation to the current State Road 804. The road originally began as Boynton West Road at State Road 7, about 1/2 mile south of the current western terminus, connecting the farms in that area to the town of Boynton Beach to the east. Boynton West Road headed east to Military Trail at the eastern end of a sugarcane field, where the road would follow Military Trail for 1/2 mile northbound, with the field to the west. The road would continue east, and then south to Boynton West Shellrock Road (now Old Boynton Road), where the road would head east to its original eastern terminus at Dixie Highway (now Federal Highway, US 1, and SR 5) and NW 2nd Avenue.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 441 (SR 7) Continues west as 100th Street South
1.041 1.675 Lyons Road
2.030 3.267 Turnpike – Orlando, Miami Exit 86 on Turnpike
3.600 5.794 Jog Road To SR 845
5.113 8.229 CR 809 (Military Trail) Former SR 809
Boynton Beach 7.125 11.467 Congress Avenue (CR 807) Former SR 807
7.814 12.575 Old Boynton Road west Former alignment of SR 804
8.210 13.213 I-95 – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 57 on I-95
9.127 14.688 US 1 north (Federal Highway) Western terminus of concurrency with US 1
9.262 14.906 US 1 south (Federal Highway) Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 1
Intracoastal Waterway 9.501–
9.567
15.290–
15.397
Ocean Avenue Bridge
Ocean Ridge 9.870 15.884 SR A1A (Ocean Boulevard)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory, SR 804". Florida Department of Transportation. January 26, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-07-05). "State Road 804" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ Municipalities of Palm Beach County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Palm Beach County GIS. Palm Beach County, Florida. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Wikisource (2007). "1945 Florida State Road renumbering". Wikisource. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Boynton Beach pushes to restore Ocean Avenue's identity". The Palm Beach Post. June 2, 2010.