Florida State Road 814

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State Road 814 marker

State Road 814
Atlantic Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 7.124 mi[1] (11.465 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 441 in Margate
East end: SR A1A in Pompano Beach
Location
Counties: Broward
Highway system
SR 812 SR 816

State Road 814, locally known as Atlantic Boulevard is a major commercial and commuter highway in northern Broward County, Florida. The 7.1-mile-long (11.4 km) divided highway extends from US 441 in Margate to State Road A1A in Pompano Beach. It serves as the latitudinal baseline for the street grid for the city of Pompano Beach.

Route description[edit]

Atlantic Boulevard begins its eastward journey from the Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs. The road meanders through residential zones before it arrives at its intersection with University Drive, where the Coral Square Mall is located. Afterward, SR 816 borders the former CDP of Ramblewood East. Ramblewood Middle School is located there, 1 mile (1.6 km) from the SR 817 intersection. The road continues eastward, passing by apartment buildings and a golf course before its intersection with US 441 (SR 7) in Margate.

SR 814 begins at US 441, and has an intersection with another local road—Lyons Road—1.2 miles (1.9 km) later, soon after followed by an interchange with Florida's Turnpike south. Drivers who wish to take Florida's Turnpike north are directed to the extension of Atlantic Boulevard. After the interchange with the Turnpike, SR 814 enters Pompano Beach, where the road becomes the latitudinal baseline for the city's street grid. Soon after, SR 814 intersects Andrews Avenue (which has the hidden designation of County Road 811A) and Interstate 95, followed by Dixie Highway. The intersection with Dixie Highway is the center of Pompano Beach's street grid.

Afterward, SR 814 has one more major intersection with Federal Highway before its eastern terminus at Ocean Boulevard, just before the Atlantic Ocean.

County Road 814[edit]

The segment of SR 814 between the Sawgrass Expressway and US 441 is known as County Road 814. However, conflicting signage on West Atlantic Boulevard does not make it clear where the western terminus of State Road 814 actually is. County Road 814 shields still exist at the US 441 intersection, but State Road 814 shields were erected at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange upon the exit's opening. In 2009, overhead signs were erected at the intersection of University Drive and West Atlantic Boulevard, which designate the road as County Road 814. The official FDOT county highway map also shows SR 814's western terminus and CR 814's eastern terminus located at US 441. There are similar conflicts with other east-west roads which terminate at the Sawgrass Expressway; however, there are no County Road shields present on those roads, and they are thus unsigned. [2]

History[edit]

From 1945 until the early 1970s, all of Hammondville Road (State Road 912) was the original State Road 814, which continued eastward to State Road A1A on Atlantic Boulevard after a short zigzag involving North Dixie Highway (State Road 811). From the early 1970s to about 1983, State Road 814 between Florida's Turnpike and Dixie Highway was rerouted along the entirety of Atlantic Boulevard. This alignment of State Road 814 lasted about a decade, before the western end of State Road 814 was rerouted onto a westward extension of Atlantic Boulevard. The north–south section along Northwest 31 Avenue was redesignated State Road 849 by Florida Department of Transportation, and Hammondville Road became Coconut Creek Parkway (State Road 912). Around the year 2000, State Road 912 was returned to Broward County control and converted to County Road 912. In 2016, Atlantic Boulevard east of Blanche Ely Avenue was transferred to the City of Pompano Beach, with the exception of the S.C. Fox Memorial Bridge, along with SR 811 within the city limits, in exchange for a $4,562,065 fee paid by FDOT.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Broward County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Margate 0.000 0.000 US 441 (SR 7) / CR 814 west (Atlantic Boulevard) to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) West end of state maintenance
Coconut Creek 1.230 1.979 Lyons Road / Northwest 46th Avenue - Fern Forest County Park jughandles for left turns from SR 814
Coconut CreekPompano Beach line 1.71 2.75 Turnpike south (SR 91) – Miami Exit 66 on Turnpike
Pompano Beach 2.482 3.994 SR 849 north (Northwest 31st Avenue) to Turnpike former SR 814 west
3.029 4.875 SR 845 (Powerline Road) – Isle Casino & Horse Racing
4.009 6.452 Andrews Avenue (CR 811A south)
4.30 6.92 I-95 (SR 9) – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 36 on I-95
4.675 7.524 Blanche Ely Avenue / Northwest 6th Avenue east end of state maintenance
4.930 7.934 SR 811 (Dixie Highway)
6.375 10.260 US 1 (SR 5)
6.895 11.096 west end of state maintenance
6.895–
6.966
11.096–
11.211
S.C. Fox Memorial Bridge over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
6.966 11.211 east end of state maintenance
7.124 11.465 SR A1A Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  2. ^ General Highway Map of Broward County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/db/commission/2016/03.22.16/3_items/24.pdf