Florida State Road 9

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State Road 9 marker

State Road 9
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 13.69 mi[2] (22.03 km)
383.327 mi (616.905 km) including I-95 portion
Existed: August 1946[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Miami
  US 41 in Miami
SR 836 in Miami
US 27 in Miami
SR 112 in Brownsville
SR 924 in Opa-locka
North end: I-95 / US 441 / SR 826 / Turnpike in Golden Glades
Highway system
SR 8A SR 9A

Florida State Road 9 (SR 9) is a state road in the U.S. state of Florida. While SR 9 is mainly used as a hidden state designation for Interstate 95 from the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami Gardens to the Georgia border (near Yulee, Florida), a signed SR 9, which is locally known in the Miami area as West 27th Avenue, Unity Boulevard, and historically Grapeland Boulevard, extends 13 miles (21 km)[2] from the Coconut Grove section of Miami to the Golden Glades Interchange (where the unsigned portion continues northward along I-95). The segment of I-95 south of the Golden Glades Interchange carries the hidden designation of State Road 9A.

Route description[edit]

Southwest 27th Avenue begins locally at Bayshore Drive in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. The road heads north 0.9 miles (1.4 km) until it intersects Dixie Highway (US 1). SR 9 begins at this intersection, located between the Coral Way and Coconut Grove neighborhoods. SR 9 then makes its way north, cutting through all three sub-neighborhoods of Coral Way—Silver Bluff, Coral Gate, and Shenandoah—with a major intersection with Coral Way (SR 972) in the middle of it. After passing through Coral Way, SR 9's next major intersection is with the Tamiami Trail (US 41 / SR 90) before passing through more residential areas. The next major intersection with Flagler Street is located only a block west from the historic Miami Senior High School, as well as a half block east from the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. SR 9 continues north for a mile before its interchange with the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836). Five blocks north of the Dolphin Expressway, SR 9 crosses the Miami River into the Allapattah neighborhood. There are two major intersections in Allapatah: the first is with Northwest 36th Street (US 27 / SR 25), and the second is with the Airport Expressway (SR 112). Afterwards, SR 9 leaves Miami city limits and bisects the CDP of Brownsville. While in Brownsville, Miami's Metrorail splits the street in two, with two lanes running in either direction on both sides of the track.

After its intersection with Northwest 79th Street (SR 934), SR 9 enters the CDPs of West Little River and Westview. In Westview, its intersection with Gratigny Road (SR 924) forms the east border and northeast corner of Miami-Dade College's North Campus, and is also a quarter mile west from the former Westview Country Club.

As it enters the city of Opa-locka, SR 9 intersects with Northwest 135th Street (SR 916) before turning to the northeast. Here, Northwest 27th Avenue continues northward as State Road 817. The signed portion of SR 9 ends at the Golden Glades Interchange 2.0 miles (3.22 km) later; however, SR 9 continues northward as a hidden designation of Interstate 95 to the Georgia state line.

History[edit]

The section of SR 9 northeast into the Golden Glades Interchange was planned before the Interstate Highway System as a bypass to US 1.[citation needed] The bypass route was built next to CSX's Miami Subdivision.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Miami-Dade Miami 0.000 0.000 Unity (Grapevine) Boulevard south – Coconut Grove Continuation beyond southern terminus
US 1 (Dixie Highway / SR 5)
0.715 1.151 SR 972 (Coral Way) – Airport SW 22nd Street
1.739 2.799 US 41 (Tamiami Trail) SW 8th Street
2.231 3.590 SR 968 (Flagler Street)
3.097 4.984 SR 836 – Airport Cloverleaf interchange with Dolphin Expressway
3.625 5.834 27th Avenue Bridge over the Miami River
4.765 7.669 US 27 (NW 36th Street)
Brownsville 4.989 8.029 SR 112 to I-95 – Airport Interchange with Airport Expressway via local roads
5.787 9.313 SR 944 (NW 54th Street)
GladeviewWest Little River line 7.311 11.766 SR 934 (NW 79th Street)
West Little River 8.834 14.217 SR 932 (NW 103rd Street)
Westview 9.853 15.857 SR 924 east / SR 924 west (Gratigny Road) NW 119th Street; tolled westbound
Opa-locka 10.843 17.450 SR 916 east (NW 135th Street) One-way eastbound
10.893 17.531 SR 916 west (Opa-locka Boulevard) One-way westbound
11.113 17.885 SR 817 north (Unity Boulevard) South end of SR 817; SR 9 leaves Unity Boulevard
Golden Glades 13.224 21.282 US 441 south / SR 7 south No southbound entrance; via NW 7th Avenue; Golden Glades Interchange
13.690 22.032 Turnpike north / SR 826 west Southern terminus of Turnpike Mainline
SR 826 east – Beaches Via Miami Beach Boulevard
US 441 north (SR 7) Via NW 2nd Avenue
I-95 south (SR 9A) – Miami South end of concurrency with I-95; exit 12 on I-95; north end of SR 9A
See I-95 (mile 13.116-382.009)
Nassau 383.327[3] 616.905 I‑95 north (SR 405) – Brunswick, Savannah Georgia state line at the St. Marys River
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

SR 9A (Jacksonville)[edit]

State Road 9A
Location: Jacksonville

State Road 9A (SR 9A) is a state road in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the secret FDOT designation of Interstate 295. The freeway, divided into the East Beltway and the West Beltway, circles the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

SR 9B[edit]

State Road 9B
Location: Jacksonville / St. Johns County

State Road 9B is an under construction state road running between Duval County and St. Johns County. As of February 2014, the freeway segment between Interstate 295 and US 1 in Jacksonville has been opened, with construction continuing on the southern segment to Interstate 95. Once completed, the freeway will be signed as Interstate 795.

SR 9A (Miami)[edit]

State Road 9A
Location: Miami-Dade County

State Road 9A (SR 9A) is a state road in Miami-Dade County. It is the secret FDOT designation of Interstate 95 from its junction with SR 9 in North Miami Beach to the freeway's southern terminus at US 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FDOT Memorandum, August 5, 1946
  2. ^ a b c Florida Department of Transportation (January 30, 2013). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory". Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ FDOT Interchange Report Archived February 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., updated July 2012