Florida State Road 884

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State Road 884 marker

State Road 884
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 5.289 mi[1] (8.512 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 41 in Fort Myers
East end: I-75 in Fort Myers
Highway system
SR 882 SR 886

State Road 884 (SR 884), along with County Road 884 (CR 884), together create Lee County, Florida's primary east–west partially controlled access highway, linking Cape Coral in the western portion of the county to Lehigh Acres and Alva in the eastern portion. Currently, the highway consists of State Road 884, and two segments of County Road 884 on each end, and the entire highway is about 37.5 miles (60.4 km) long. The highway runs through the southern incorporated limits of the city of Fort Myers and through the mid part of Cape Coral, and has become a major commuter route.

Route description[edit]

County Road 884 (Cape Coral and Fort Myers)[edit]

County Road 884 begins in Cape Coral as Veterans Parkway, a limited-access highway, heading south from the intersection with SR 78 and then turning east, with an interchange at Del Prado Boulevard (County Road 867A). After crossing the Caloosahatchee River on the Midpoint Bridge into Fort Myers the highway, it is known as Colonial Boulevard, a controlled-access road. Following intersections with McGregor Boulevard (SR 867), and Summerlin Road (CR 869), it has an interchange at Cleveland Avenue (Tamiami Trail-U.S. Route 41), where it becomes State Road 884.

State Road 884[edit]

State Road 884 begins at the eastern end of the Tamiami Trail intersection, heading east through the southern end of Fort Myers. The route intersects State Road 739 (Metro Parkway) and passes by the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium before interchanging with Interstate 75 west of Lehigh Acres. State Road 884 officially ends just east of I-75 at Dynasty Drive.[2]

County Road 884 (Lehigh Acres and Alva)[edit]

The eastern half of CR 884 begins where SR 884 left off, heading east towards an intersection with SR 82 in Lehigh Acres, and becomes Lee Boulevard. It eventually becomes Leeland Heights Boulevard before turning north on Joel Boulevard. The road terminates at an intersection with Palm Beach Boulevard (SR 80) near Alva.

History[edit]

The full length of State Road 884 was completed by the late 1970s to connect the area to the then-newly constructed Interstate 75, where it terminated at the time.

In the mid-1970s, Florida Department of Transportation designated the segment east of State Road 82 to Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80) as secondary state roads. At the time, Lee Boulevard and Leeland Heights Boulevard were designated State Road 82B while Joel Boulevard was part of State Road 873 (a designation which also continued south down Alabama Road). They were eventually redesignated County Road 884 when Colonial Boulevard was extended beyond Interstate 75 to connect with Lee Boulevard at SR 82 in the late 1980s, creating a continuous route. .[3][4]

At the other end, CR 884 was extended east of McGregor Boulevard into Cape Coral with the completion of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge and Veterans Parkway in 1997.

In the late 2000s, improvements were planned for the corridor between Chiquita Boulevard and I-75, which included overpasses and express lanes. The plans were abandoned due to local opposition.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lee County.

Location mi[1][6] km Destinations Notes
Cape Coral 0.000 0.000 SR 78 east / CR 78 west (Southwest Pine Island Road) / CR 765 north (Burnt Store Road)
3.843 6.185 Chiquita Boulevard South
5.907 9.506 Santa Barbara Boulevard
8.0[7] 12.9 CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard) interchange
8.6[7] 13.8 toll plaza (westbound only)
9.8–
11.1[7]
15.8–
17.9
Midpoint Memorial Bridge over Caloosahatchee River
Fort Myers 11.4[7] 18.3 SR 867 (McGregor Boulevard) interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
11.787 18.969 CR 869 south (Summerlin Road)
12.544 20.188 US 41 (Cleveland Avenue / SR 45) interchange; west end of state maintenance
13.863 22.310 SR 739 (Metro Parkway) – Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva
16.656 26.805 CR 865 (Ortiz Avenue / Six Mile Cypress Parkway) – Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Nature Center
17.16 27.62 I-75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Naples I-75 exit 136
17.833 28.699 east end of state maintenance
Fort Myers 18.5 29.8 CR 885 south (Treeline Avenue)
19.5 31.4 SR 82
Alva 37.603 60.516 SR 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) to I-75 – Fort Myers, LaBelle
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. ^ Road Maintenance System (Map). Cartography by Lee County GIS. Lee County Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Lee County, January 1976, reprinted January 1980
  4. ^ "Florida 884 - Colonial Boulevard". AA Roads. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Revehl, Rachel (4 April 2010). "Fort Myers to discuss Colonial Boulevard express lanes". Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  6. ^ FDOT GIS data Archived index at the Wayback Machine., accessed January 2014
  7. ^ a b c d Google Maps distance