Congress Avenue (Florida)

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Florida State Road 807 marker Palm Beach County Road 807 marker

Congress Avenue
State Road 807 and County Road 807
Route information
Maintained by FDOT and Palm Beach E&PW
Length: 28.90 mi[2] (46.51 km)
4.809 mi (7.74 km) as SR 807[1]
20.4 mi (32.83 km) as CR 807[2]
Major junctions
South end: SR 794 in Boca Raton
  SR 806 in Delray Beach
SR 804 in Boynton Beach
SR 802 in Palm Springs
SR 882 in Palm Springs
US 98 / SR 80 in Glen Ridge
SR 704 in West Palm Beach
SR 710 in Riviera Beach
SR 708 in Riviera Beach
North end: CR 809A in Palm Beach Gardens
Location
Counties: Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 806 SR 808

Congress Avenue is a 28.9-mile (46.51 km) long north–south arterial road serving central Palm Beach County, Florida. A 4.8-mile (7.72 km) section from Palm Springs to Palm Beach International Airport encompasses Florida State Road 807 (SR 807), while the remaining southern section is officially known––but seldom referenced to––as County Road 807. In addition, a segment north of the airport exists without state or county designation.

Congress Avenue, like the paralleling Military Trail and Jog Road, is a popular commuting alternative to often-congested Interstate 95, Florida's Turnpike, and U.S. Route 1 in Palm Beach County.

Route description[edit]

County Road 807[edit]

Congress Avenue and CR 807 begin at the intersection with Yamato Road (SR 794), near the Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station. Proceeding north, it intersects exit 50 of I-95 and a park & ride via a connecting segment. The road jogs east, becoming increasingly closer to the interstate highway as the roads continue north. The road passes through Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, serving a number of malls, shopping centers, and local businesses, especially concentrated around Atlantic Avenue (SR 806) and Boynton Beach Boulevard (SR 804). In Boynton, the road intersects Gateway Boulevard near the Renaissance Commons, a shopping center and restaurant locale built on the former site of a Motorola plant.[2]

In Lake Worth, the next major intersection, is with Hypoluxo Road, which leads to a number of public schools. The busy intersection with Congress and County Road 812 (Lantana Road) sits at the southwest corner of Palm Beach County Park Airport, locally known as Lantana Airport. Now in Lantana, the boulevard passes the JFK Medical Center. At Lake Worth Road (SR 802), CR 807 and SR 807 begins (this transition previously occurred at Lantana Road).[2]

Although the county road segment is the longest, the county road designation itself is rarely referred to when giving verbal directions.

State Road 807[edit]

State Road 807 begins at the intersection with Lake Worth Road (SR 802) at the northwestern end a local campus of Palm Beach State College. Proceeding north, SR 807 enters Palm Springs and intersects Forest Hill Boulevard (SR 882) before clipping the western corner of Glen Ridge and entering West Palm Beach. SR 807 terminates at an interchangew ith Southern Boulevard (US 98 / SR 80). The road continues northeast towards Palm Beach International Airport as Australian Avenue (County Road 704A), but another segment of Congress Avenue exists north of the airport, parallel to Australian.[2]

Local segment[edit]

Another section of Congress Avenue exists north of the airport. It begins at Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, just north of the airport. In the neighborhood of Palm Beach Lakes, the road crosses underneath Interstate 95 and proceeds parallel to the east. Congress Avenue terminates at Northlake Boulevard in North Palm Beach. This segment is 8.5 miles (13.68 km)s long and has no state or county road designation.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

Location mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Boca Raton 0.00 0.00 SR 794 (Yamato Road) to I-95
1.00 1.61 Clint Moore Road
2.10 3.38 I-95 – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 50 on I-95; access via connector road
Delray Beach 3.40 5.47 Linton Boulevard (CR 782) Former SR 782
4.90 7.89 SR 806 (Atlantic Avenue) to I-95
Boynton Beach 8.50 13.68 I-95.svg Woolbright Road (CR 792 east) to I-95
9.50 15.29 SR 804 (Boynton Beach Boulevard) to I-95 / Turnpike
Atlantis 13.80 22.21 Lantana Road (CR 812) Former SR 812
15.3 24.6 I-95.svg 6th Avenue South to I-95
Palm Springs 15.90
0.000
25.59
0.000
SR 802 (Lake Worth Road) to Turnpike Transition from CR 807 to SR 807
0.769 1.238 I-95.svg 10th Avenue North to I-95
2.300 3.701 SR 882 (Forest Hill Boulevard) to I-95
Glen Ridge 4.291 6.906 US 98 / SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) to I-95 / Turnpike interchange
Palm Beach International Airport 4.809 7.739 Australian Avenue north (CR 704A) – Palm Beach International Airport SR 807 transitions to Australian Avenue
Connection made via 1.9 miles (3.06 km) of Australian Avenue and Belvedere Road[2]
Westgate 0.00 0.00 Belvedere Road – Palm Beach International Airport
West Palm Beach 1.00 1.61 SR 704 (Okeechobee Boulevard) to I-95
2.40 3.86 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard (CR 716)
5.00 8.05 45th Street (CR 702) Former SR 702
Riviera Beach 5.80 9.33 SR 710 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
6.60 10.62 SR 708 (Blue Heron Boulevard) to I-95
Palm Beach Gardens 8.50 13.68 Northlake Boulevard (CR 809A) Former SR 809A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Straight-Line Diagrams Online GIS Web Application". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Google (December 28, 2016). "Congress Avenue" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 28, 2016.