Florida State Road 834

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State Road 834 marker

State Road 834
Sample Road
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 9.491 mi[2] (15.274 km)
Existed: 1960 (As SR S-834)[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 869 in Coral Springs
East end: US 1 in Pompano Beach
Location
Counties: Broward
Highway system
SR 826 SR 836

State Road 834 (SR 834), locally known as Sample Road, is a 12.291-mile-long (19.780 km) east–west commuter highway serving northern Broward County, Florida. It begins at an interchange with the Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs and ends at North Federal Highway (US 1) at the city limits boundary between Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point. Eastbound travelers overshooting the SR 834 terminus find themselves on a 1.0-mile-long 36th Street in Lighthouse Point. Thirty-Sixth Street dead-ends at a canal cut for the Intracoastal Waterway.

Route description[edit]

Like most major east-west throughways in Coral Springs, SR 834 begins at the Sawgrass Expressway. The road heads east 2.8 miles through primarily residential zones before its first major intersection with University Drive. This segment also has a hidden designation of County Road 834.[3] After passing University Drive, SR 834 passes through more residential zones, with Coral Springs High School located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of the intersection.

SR 834 forms an interchange with US 441 (SR 7) where the city limits of Coral Springs, Margate, and Coconut Creek intersect. After the interchange, SR 834 forms the border between Margate and Coconut Creek for 0.6 miles (0.97 km) before completely entering Coconut Creek. The road then heads east, bisecting Tradewinds Park before its interchange with Florida's Turnpike.

After passing the Turnpike, SR 834 forms the northern border of Pompano Beach, and after intersecting Powerline Road, it also forms the southern border of Deerfield Beach. SR 834's next major intersection is with Interstate 95.

SR 834 has one more intersection with North Dixie Highway before the state road designation ends at its intersection with North Federal Highway. East of Federal Highway, the road continues east for about a mile before ending just before the Intracoastal Waterway.

History[edit]

Sample Road was for several years designated as S-834, part of the Florida secondary highway system. In the 1980s, most secondary routes were given to the counties, but 834 was promoted to a primary route. Subsequently, the designation of the former primary SR 834 in Dade County was reassigned to the State Road 948 designation.

Sample Road is also mentioned in the hidden track of Nothing Gold Can Stay (album) by Coral Springs natives New Found Glory.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Broward County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Coral Springs 0.000 0.000 SR 817 south (University Drive / CR 817 north) to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) / Sample Road (CR 834 west) West end of state maintenance
Coral SpringsMargate
Coconut Creek tripoint
3.02 4.86 US 441 (SR 7) to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) Interchange
Coconut CreekPompano Beach line 5.25 8.45 Turnpike (SR 91) – Orlando, Miami Exit 69 on Turnpike
Pompano BeachDeerfield Beach line 6.108 9.830 SR 845 (Powerline Road)
7.116 11.452 Military Trail north / Andrews Avenue Extension south
7.78 12.52 I-95 (SR 9) – West Palm Beach, Miami Exit 39 on I-95
8.488 13.660 SR 811 (Old Dixie Highway)
Pompano BeachLighthouse Point line 9.491 15.274 US 1 (North Federal Highway / SR 5) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Highway Map of Broward County Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. December 1960. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  3. ^ General Highway Map of Broward County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2013.