Florida State Road 816

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State Road 816 marker

State Road 816
Oakland Park Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 9.720 mi[1] (15.643 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 817 in Sunrise
  US 441 in Lauderdale Lakes
SR 811 in Oakland Park
East end: SR A1A in Fort Lauderdale
Location
Counties: Broward
Highway system
SR 814 SR 817

State Road 816 (SR 816), locally known as Oakland Park Boulevard is a 13.420-mile-long (21.597 km) east–west commercial and commuter road serving central Broward County, Florida. It extends from its western terminus at the Sawgrass Expressway to its eastern terminus at the intersection with Ocean Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Route description[edit]

State Road 816 passes through mainly residential zones of Sunrise, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, and Fort Lauderdale. It starts as a spur of Exit 3 of the Sawgrass Expressway, and then merges with the northern terminus of Flamingo Road as it heads east. The 3.7-mile-long (6.0 km) section between the Sawgrass Expressay and University Drive has the hidden designation of County Road 816.[2]

After its intersection with University Drive, SR 816 continues for 2.3 miles (3.7 km), passing over Florida's Turnpike without an interchange at the border between Lauderhill and Lauderdale Lakes, and intersecting US 441 (State Road 7) 1 mile (1.6 km) later.

After passing US 441, SR 816 enters the city of Oakland Park. For 2.6 miles (4.2 km), SR 816 passes through residential zones, with some businesses dotting the road, until its interchange with Interstate 95. After I-95, SR 816 forms the border between Oakland Park and Wilton Manors for 1.2 miles (1.9 km), with an intersection with Powerline Road 0.2 miles (0.32 km) from the interchange. Soon after, SR 816 intersects the Dixie Highway, followed by an intersection with Federal Highway one mile later as the road enters Fort Lauderdale. The Coral Ridge Mall is located at the northeast corner of the intersection with Federal Highway.

After Federal Highway, SR 816 continues for another mile before terminating at Ocean Boulevard.

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Broward County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Sunrise 0.000 0.000 SR 817 (University Drive) / CR 816 west (Oakland Park Boulevard) to I-595 / SR 869 West end of state maintenance
Lauderdale Lakes 3.323 5.348 US 441 (SR 7)
Oakland Park 6.01 9.67 I-95 (SR 9) – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 31 on I-95
Wilton ManorsOakland Park line 6.352 10.223 SR 845 (Northwest 9th Avenue / Powerline Road)
6.858 11.037 Andrews Avenue (CR 811A)
Oakland Park 7.775 12.513 SR 811 (Dixie Highway)
Oakland ParkFort Lauderdale line 8.696 13.995 US 1 (Federal Highway / SR 5)
Fort Lauderdale 9.447–
9.533
15.203–
15.342
Oakland Park Boulevard Bridge over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
9.720 15.643 SR A1A (North Ocean Boulevard) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ General Highway Map of Broward County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2013.