Florida State Road 84

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State Road 84 marker

State Road 84
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 26.24 mi[1][2][3] (42.23 km)
6.464 mi (10.40 km) in Collier County
19.776 mi (31.83 km) in Broward County
Collier County section
West end: US 41 in Naples
East end: SR 951 / CR 951 near Golden Gate
Broward County section
West end: I-75 in Weston
Major
junctions:
I-595 from Sunrise to Davie
Turnpike / US 441 in Davie
I-95 in Fort Lauderdale
US 1 in Fort Lauderdale
East end: Miami Road in Fort Lauderdale
Highway system
SR 83 SR 85

Florida State Road 84 is a highway in the U.S. state of Florida originally extending from the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Route 41) in Naples to Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1) in Fort Lauderdale. The road now consists of two noncontiguous pieces––in Collier County as Davis Boulevard and in Broward County as Marina Mile Boulevard and highway frontage roads.

Route description[edit]

Collier County segment[edit]

A 7-mile-long section exists in Collier County, Florida, beginning at Tamiami Trail (US 41) in Naples. It travels east along Davis Boulevard, passing through the neighborhood of East Naples. This section has an eastern terminus at Collier Boulevard, signed to the north as State Road 951 and to the south as County Road 951, near Exit 101 of Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley) south of Golden Gate. East of SR / CR 951, the road is known as Beck Boulevard, an unsigned road.[4]

From 1969 until the completion of Interstate 75 in 1993, SR 84 was a primary route through Alligator Alley across the Florida peninsula.

Broward County segment[edit]

A 12-mile-long stretch in Broward County, Florida that is now primarily a service road for Interstate 595 (SR 862), with the westbound lanes adjacent to the New River Canal. The easternmost three miles (5 km) comprise a divided four-lane highway traversing a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood mostly known as Marina Mile Boulevard (though the most eastern mile of SR 84 is also known as Southeast 24th Street). The present I-595 follows the original route of SR 84 west of the split between the two roads.[5]

History[edit]

In the 1960s it was becoming apparent that the Tamiami Trail was becoming insufficient to handle the rapidly growing traffic between Tampa and southeastern Florida, and adding lanes to the road that was once considered a major engineering feat was not feasible in light of the demands of nearby Everglades National Park and the Miccosukee Tribe living near the Trail. It was finally decided that a second transpeninsular road would be best to serve the need of motorists to go from “coast to coast” south of Lake Okeechobee, the new one featuring a toll limited access two-lane freeway, the "Everglades Parkway" (the original name of the road that became better known as “Alligator Alley”). On January 15, 1969, the highway was completed, and the State Road 84 designation and signs were placed along the entire length of the road (101 miles or 162.54 kilometres) from Naples to Fort Lauderdale.

Two decades later, the southern extension of Interstate 75 from Tampa was moving forward with earnest, as was the construction of Interstate 595. Because the population and traffic of southern Broward County were growing at a fast rate, Interstate 595 was being built to improve the connections between the Alley and US 1 (and improve access to Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport), and the eastbound lanes of SR 84 were shifted southward to accommodate the new expressway that runs down what once was a large grassy median with limited cross-overs/turnarounds for SR 84. I-595 was opened to traffic in the mid-1980s.

When four-laning of Alligator Alley was completed to Interstate highway and environmental standards (several tunnels were constructed at various points under the road for the critically endangered Florida Panther), signs along the toll road identifying it as SR 84 were removed, and I-75 signs went up to replace them in early 1993. While the SR 84 could have remained the hidden designation of the road, the Florida Department of Transportation decided to supersede it with the hidden designation already in place for I-75 south of Gillette: SR 93. This created the disconnection of SR 84 that exists to the present day.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi
[1][2][3]
km Destinations Notes
Collier Naples 0.000 0.000 US 41 north (5th Avenue / SR 90)
0.277 0.446 abbr= Commercial Drive to US 41 south
East Naples 1.005 1.617 CR 31 (Airport–Pulling Road)
4.050 6.518 Santa Barbara Boulevard
5.770 9.286 CR 856 west (Radio Road) East end of CR 856
6.464 10.403 CR 951 south / SR 951 north (Collier Boulevard) to I-75 – Marco Island, Golden Gate Termini of CR 951 and SR 951
Gap in route, connection made via 79.22 miles (127.49 kilometres) of I-75
Broward Weston 0.000–
0.298
0.000–
0.480
I-75 (SR 93) / Glades Parkway south Exit 22 on I-75
1.212 1.951 I-75 (SR 93) / Indian Trace south – Weston, Miami Exit 21 on I-75
3.259 5.245 Bonaventure Boulevard south
SunriseWeston
Davie tripoint
3.798 6.112 abbr= abbr= I-595 (SR 862) / Weston Road south to I-75 south – Markham Park
Davie 5.804 9.341 abbr= abbr= I-595 east (SR 862) / 136th Avenue to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) Exit 1 on I-595
6.859 11.038 I-595 (SR 862) / SR 823 south (Flamingo Road) – Sawgrass Mills Mall Exit 2 on I-595
7.880 12.682 I-595 (SR 862) / Hiatus Road Exit 3 on I-595
8.898 14.320 I-595 (SR 862) / Nob Hill Road SR 847 Exit 4 on I-595
9.950 16.013 I-595 (SR 862) / Pine Island Road Exit 5 on I-595
10.917 17.569 I-595 (SR 862) / SR 817 (University Drive) – South Florida Education Center Exit 6 on I-595
12.445 20.028 I-595 (SR 862) / Davie Road south – South Florida Education Center Exit 7 on I-595
12.819 20.630 I-595 west to I-75 / SR 869 West end of concurrency with I-595
13.072 21.037 Turnpike (SR 91) – Miami, Orlando Exit 54 on Turnpike; signed as exit 8 eastbound
14.070 22.643 US 441 (SR 7) Signed as exits 9A (north) and 9B (south) eastbound
14.186 22.830 abbr= I-595 east – Airport, Port East end of concurrency with I-595
Fort Lauderdale 16.705 26.884 South Fork New River drawbridge
17.722 28.521 I-95 (SR 9) – Miami, West Palm Beach Exit 25 on I-95
19.720 31.736 US 1 / SR A1A (SR 5) – Downtown, Beaches, Hollywood, Airport
19.776 31.826 Miami Road / 24th Street east – Port Everglades, Convention Center Terminus of state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation (March 8, 2013). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation (August 13, 2015). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation (August 14, 2015). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ Google (December 25, 2015). "Florida State Road 84" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Google (December 25, 2015). "Florida State Road 84" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 

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