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State Road A1A marker

State Road A1A
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length338.752 mi[1] (545.168 km)
Existed1945 renumbering (definition)–present
Tourist
routes
A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway
Major junctions
South endBertha Street in Key West
  I-395 / US 1 in Miami
SR 84 in Fort Lauderdale
US 1 in West Palm Beach
US 1 in Fort Pierce
SR 60 in Vero Beach
US 192 near Melbourne
US 92 in Daytona Beach

US 1 Bus. in St. Augustine
US 90 in Jacksonville Beach
SR 200 in Fernandina Beach
North end US 1 / US 23 / US 301 in Callahan
Location
CountiesMonroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau
Highway system
US 1SR 2

State Road A1A (SR A1A) is a north-south Florida State Road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, from Key West at the southern tip of Florida, to Fernandina Beach, just south of Georgia on Amelia Island. It is the main road through most oceanfront towns. Part of SR A1A is designated the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, a National Scenic Byway.[2] A portion of A1A that passes through Volusia County is designated the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, a Florida Scenic Highway. It is also called the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway from State Road 510 at Wabasso Beach to U.S. Route 1 in Cocoa. A1A is famous worldwide as the center of beach culture in the United States, a scenic coastal route through most Atlantic coastal cities and beach towns, including the unique tropical coral islands of the Florida Keys. A1A also serves as a major thoroughfare through Miami Beach and other south Florida coastal cities.

Other than SR A1A Alternate (now SR 811, CR 707, SR 732, and an extension of SR 842), only two other Florida state roads have begun with a letter: SR A19A (now a loop of SR 693-SR 699-SR 682 near St. Petersburg), and SR G1A (now SR 300).

The road was designated as State Road 1 in the 1945 renumbering, mostly replacing the former State Road 140 designation. The number reflected its location in the new grid as the easternmost major north–south road. About a year and a half later, in November 1946, the State Road Board resolved to renumber the route due to confusion with the parallel U.S. Highway 1. The new designation, A1A, was chosen to keep the number 1 in its place in the grid.[3][4][5][6]

The East Coast Greenway, a system of trails that connects Maine to Florida, travels along sections of State Road A1A.

Route description[edit]

The beginning of A1A (mile marker 0) at Bertha Street in Key West
State Road A1A crossing the Hillsboro Inlet between Pompano Beach and Hillsboro Beach
Scenic stretch of A1A in Flagler Beach

SR A1A is heavily associated with Florida beach culture and is known for its lush tropical and subtropical scenery and ocean vistas. In many places, the highway runs directly along the waterfront of the Atlantic Ocean, but in other places, it runs one to five blocks inland from the beachfront. For most of its length, A1A runs along Florida's East Coast Barrier Islands, separated from the mainland of the state by the Intracoastal Waterway. Because of the proximity of the highway to the ocean and its susceptibility to storm surges, sections of A1A are often closed or damaged by hurricanes and tropical storms.

A1A also has been a backbone of Florida's Spring Break serving as "the strip" in both Fort Lauderdale – a popular spring break destination during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s – and Daytona Beach, which became a popular destination for college spring breaks during the 1970s. Today, A1A serves as more a main coastal highway that connects beach towns for more than 375 miles along Florida's East Coast.

The southern terminus of SR A1A is at the southern end of Bertha Street, where SR A1A begins as a two-lane, then a four-lane highway along the Straits of Florida in Key West, known locally as South Roosevelt Boulevard. The road heads east past East Martello Tower and Key West International Airport, before curving north with an intersection with CR 5A (Flagler Avenue), followed by the northern terminus of the Key West section of SR A1A, U.S. Route 1 and State Road 5 (the Overseas Highway). Running along the south shore of Key West, SR A1A is the southmost numbered highway in the lower 48 states.

SR A1A reappears at Interstate 395 and US 1 in Miami, beginning at MacArthur Causeway before becoming Collins Avenue at Fifth Street in Miami Beach (or, in small segments, Harding Avenue, Abbott Avenue, or Indian Creek Drive), serving as one of Miami Beach's main north — south thoroughfares. Just north in the town of Surfside, the northbound is Collins Avenue, and the southbound is Harding Avenue. In Bal Harbour it is called Bal Harbour Boulevard. In Golden Beach it is called Ocean Boulevard.

It serves Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Dania Beach. It joins with US 1 for 3.4 miles, and passes the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. It then divides and serves Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Pompano Beach, and continuing north.

It serves as the main road throughout much of the exclusive Palm Beach, further to the north.

SR A1A northbound past the eastern terminus of US 92 in Daytona Beach

In the area of Vero Beach, A1A is called the Robert C. Spillman Memorial Highway, and it spans Sebastian Inlet at the Sebastian Inlet Bridge.

A1A next passes just to the west of Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

Two miles of A1A were used as part of the well-known Daytona Beach Road Course.

A1A also passes through St. Augustine, the oldest continuously-inhabited city on the mainland of the United States.

A1A is called 3rd Street in Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach.

Just south of Atlantic Beach, A1A turns inland for several blocks, following Atlantic Boulevard, before resuming a northward course along Mayport Road that ends at the St. Johns River. A ferry takes traffic to the northern section of A1A that continues along the coast to just south of Fort Clinch State Park on the estuary of the Saint Mary's River. At that point A1A hooks back south to Fernandina Beach and then turns west, going inland 20 miles through Yulee and crossing I-95 and U.S. Highway 17. It ends at U.S. Highway 1, U.S. Highway 23, and U.S. Highway 301 in Callahan, Florida. This section west of Fernandina Beach, is also marked as SR 200, but SR A1A signs are displayed at every cluster of signs, though a designated direction is only above the SR 200 signs.

History[edit]

Pre-1945 alignment[edit]

State Road A1A as it runs over the 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale.
State Road A1A as it runs over the South Causeway in New Smyrna Beach.
State Road A1A as it runs over the Halifax River in Port Orange.
A1A in Daytona Beach

Prior to the 1945 renumbering, the route that became SR 1 had the following numbers:

Initial alignment[edit]

SR 1, the original designation of A1A after the 1945 renumbering
A1A in Boca Raton
A1A sign in St. Augustine

SR 1 was defined in the 1945 renumbering as:

Alignment modifications[edit]

Since then, the following changes have been made:

Jungle Trail[edit]

Jungle Trail
Orchid FL Jungle Trail02.jpg
Florida State Road A1A is located in Florida
Florida State Road A1A
Florida State Road A1A is located in the US
Florida State Road A1A
LocationIndian River County, Florida
Nearest cityOrchid
Coordinates27°51′30″N 80°27′00″W / 27.85833°N 80.45000°W / 27.85833; -80.45000
NRHP reference #03000700[7]
Added to NRHPAugust 1, 2003

The Jungle Trail (pre-1945 State Road 252) was part of A1A in northeastern Indian River County, Florida. The narrow, 7 12-mile-long (12.1 km) road is located between Old Winter Beach Road and the current A1A, along the western side of Orchid Island, and is unpaved. It is part of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway system, and the southernmost road in the highway system.

The road started as a means to quickly transport citrus to packinghouses on the mainland, then in the 1930s and 1940s became more used by tourists.[8] On August 1, 2003, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
MonroeKey West0.0000.000Bertha StreetSouthern terminus
2.6254.225 CR 5A south (Flagler Avenue)former SR 5A south
2.8954.659 US 1 (North Roosevelt Boulevard / Overseas Highway / SR 5)
Gap in route
Miami-DadeMiami0.0000.000 I-395 west (SR 836) / US 1 (Biscayne Boulevard / SR 5) to I-95 – AirportHighway continues west as I-395; US 1 exit is exit 2; I-95 is exit 1
0.20.32MacArthur Causeway over Intracoastal Waterway
0.50.80 SR 887 (Port Miami via Tunnel)Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
0.91.4Watson Island, Jungle Island, Miami Children's MuseumInterchange
Miami Beach1.6342.630Fountain Street – Palm Island, Hibiscus IslandEastern terminus of freeway section
3.1925.137 SR 907 north (Alton Road)Northbound flyover ramp; southern terminus of SR 907
4.9137.90717th StreetTo Venetian Causeway
6.41110.318 SR 112 west (Arthur Godfrey Road) to I-95 – AirportEastern terminus of SR 112
8.65813.934 SR 907 south (63rd Street)Northern terminus of SR 907
9.45215.212 SR 934 west (71st Street) – AirportEastern terminus of SR 934
SurfsideBal Harbour line11.59218.656 SR 922 west (96th Street) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 922
Sunny Isles Beach14.59023.480 SR 826 west (Sunny Isles Boulevard) to US 1At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 826
16.24426.142 SR 856 west (William Lehman Causeway) to US 1At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 856
BrowardHallandale BeachHollywood line18.48829.754 SR 858 west (Hallandale Beach Boulevard) to I-95At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 858
Hollywood20.332.7 SR 820 west (Hollywood Boulevard) to Florida's Turnpike / I-95Interchange; eastern terminus of SR 820
21.80635.093 SR 822 west (Sheridan Street) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 822
23.437.7Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway
Dania Beach25.16640.501 US 1 south (SR 5) to I-95Southern terminus of concurrency with US 1
Fort LauderdaleHollywood
Dania Beach tripoint
25.97841.808 SR 818 west (Griffin Road) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike / Taylor RoadEastern terminus of SR 818
26.542.6 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International AirportInterchange
27.444.1 I-595 west to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike – Port EvergladesNo southbound access to Port Everglades; exits 12A-B on I-595
Fort Lauderdale28.24045.448 SR 84 west (Marina Boulevard) to Florida's Turnpike / I-95 – Port EvergladesEastern terminus of SR 84
28.75746.280 US 1 north (SR 5) / Southeast 17th Street west (CR 811 north) – DowntownNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 1
29.948.117th Street Causeway over Intracoastal Waterway
31.72151.050 SR 842 west (Las Olas Boulevard) – Downtown Fort LauderdaleEastern terminus of SR 842
33.03153.158 SR 838 west (Sunrise Boulevard) to I-95 / Florida's TurnpikeEastern terminus of SR 838
35.51457.154 SR 816 west (Oakland Park Boulevard) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 816
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea36.61958.933 SR 870 west (Commercial Boulevard)Eastern terminus of SR 870
Pompano Beach39.54163.635 SR 814 west (Atlantic Boulevard) to US 1Eastern terminus of SR 814
40.86865.771 SR 844 (Northeast 14th Street) to US 1Eastern terminus of SR 844; to Northeast 14th Street Causeway
Hillsboro Inlet41.7667.21Hillsboro Inlet Bridge
Deerfield Beach45.47773.188 SR 810 west (Hillsboro Boulevard) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 810
Palm BeachBoca Raton47.13675.858Camino RealTo Boca Raton Resort
47.2876.09Boca Raton Inlet Bridge over Boca Raton Inlet
48.09477.400 Palmetto Park Road (CR 798 west) to I-95Eastern terminus of CR 798 (former SR 798)
50.56881.381 SR 800 west (Spanish River Boulevard)Eastern terminus of SR 800
Delray Beach54.24687.300 Linton Boulevard (CR 782 west) to I-95Eastern terminus of CR 782 (former SR 782)
55.79389.790 SR 806 west (East Atlantic Avenue) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 806
56.70191.251George Bush Boulevard (CR 806A west)Eastern terminus of CR 806A (former SR 806A)
Ocean Ridge59.47095.708 Woolbright Road (CR 792 west) to I-95Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 792 (former SR 792)
60.38597.180 SR 804 west (Ocean Avenue) to I-95Eastern terminus of SR 804
ManalapanLantana line64.400103.642 Ocean Avenue (CR 812 west) to I-95Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 812
Lake Worth66.552107.105 SR 802 west (Lake Avenue)To Lake Worth Bridge; eastern terminus of SR 802
Palm Beach70.8113.9 US 98 west / SR 80 west (Southern Boulevard) to I-95 / US 1Traffic circle; eastern terminus of US 98 / SR 80
73.053117.567 SR 704 west (Royal Palm Way) to I-95 / Florida's TurnpikeEastern terminus of SR 704
Lake Worth Lagoon74.6120.1Flagler Memorial Bridge
West Palm Beach74.7120.2Flagler DriveInterchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
74.894120.530 US 1 (Dixie Highway / Quadrille Boulevard / SR 5)
Gap in route, connection made via US 1
Riviera Beach0.0000.000 US 1 (Broadway / SR 5) / SR 708 west (Blue Heron Boulevard)Eastern terminus of SR 708
0.60.97Blue Heron Bridge over Lake Worth Lagoon
Palm Beach Gardens6.2079.989 US 1 (Federal Highway / SR 5) / SR 786 west (PGA Boulevard) to Florida's Turnpike / I-95
Gap in route, connection made via US 1
MartinStuart1.7652.840 SR 714 west (Southeast Monterey Road) to US 1 / Florida's Turnpike / East Ocean Boulevard (CR A1A west)Eastern terminus of SR 714; transition between unsigned CR A1A and SR A1A
Sewall's Point2.94.7Evans Crary Bridge over St. Lucie River
3.3355.367Sewalls Point Road (CR 707) - Jensen BeachSouthern terminus of unsigned CR 707
4.06.4Ernest Lyons Bridge over Indian River
Jensen Beach8.113.0 SR 732 west (Causeway Boulevard)Roundabout; eastern terminus of SR 732
St. LucieFort Pierce26.142.0South Causeway over Indian River
26.49942.646Indian River DriveFormer SR 707
26.61442.831 US 1 south (SR 5)Southern terminus of concurrency with US 1
27.12943.660Old Dixie Highway (CR 605 north)south end of unsigned CR 605 (former SR 605)
27.72744.622 US 1 north (SR 5)Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1
27.83644.798Old Dixie Highway (CR 605)unsigned CR 605 (former SR 605)
28.345.5North Causeway over Indian River
Indian RiverVero Beach41.09166.130 SR 656 west (East Causeway Boulevard)To 17th Street Causeway; eastern terminus of SR 656
42.57668.519 SR 60 west (Beachland Boulevard) to I-95To Merrill P. Barber Bridge; eastern terminus of SR 60
Wabasso Beach50.62781.476 SR 510 west (Wabasso Road) to US 1Eastern terminus of SR 510
Sebastian Inlet58.10193.504Sebastian Inlet Bridge
BrevardIndialantic75.637121.726 US 192 west (Fifth Avenue / SR 500) to I-95 – Melbourne, AirportTo Melbourne Causeway; eastern terminus of US 192 and unsigned SR 500. In 2013, 25,000 vehicles daily used the road between 192 and Eau Gallie Boulevard[9]
Melbourne79.010127.154 SR 518 west (Eau Gallie Boulevard) to I-95 – AirportTo Eau Gallie Causeway; eastern terminus of SR 518
South Patrick Shores84.200135.507 SR 404 west (Pineda Causeway) to US 1Eastern terminus of SR 404
Cocoa Beach94.249151.679 SR 520 west (Cocoa Beach Causeway)Eastern terminus of SR 520
97.69157.22Port Canaveral B Cruise Terminals, South Cargo Piers (CR 401 south)Interchange; south end of freeway
98.363158.300 SR 401 north – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Port Canaveral A Cruise Terminals, North Cargo PiersInterchange; southern terminus of SR 401 and eastern terminus of SR 528 overlap
Merritt Island99.4160.0Bennett Causeway over Banana River
100.46161.67Banana River DriveExit 52 (SR 528)
103.02165.79 SR 3 – Merritt Island, Kennedy Space CenterExit 49 (SR 528)
Cocoa104.8168.7Bennett Causeway over Indian River
105.934[10]170.484 US 1 (SR 5) – Cocoa, Titusville
SR 528 west to I-95 – Orlando
Exit 46 (SR 528); western terminus of concurrency with SR 528
Gap in route
VolusiaNew Smyrna Beach0.0000.000 CR A1A south (South Atlantic Avenue) / 6th AvenueSouth end of state maintenance
1.82.9South Causeway over Indian River
2.0853.355 To SR 44 east (North Causeway) / Live Oak Street
2.1633.481 SR 44 west (Lytle Avenue)Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.289[10]3.684 US 1 (Dixie Freeway / SR 5)
Gap in route
Port Orange0.0000.000 US 1 (South Ridgewood Avenue / SR 5) / SR 421 west (Dunlawton Avenue) to I-95 – New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach
0.81.3Port Orange Causeway over Halifax River
Port OrangeDaytona Beach Shores line1.0801.738 SR 441 north (Peninsula Drive)
Daytona Beach Shores1.2391.994 CR 4075 (South Atlantic Avenue) – Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Ponce InletNorthern terminus of CR 4075
Daytona Beach5.8829.466Silver Beach Avenue (CR 4050 west) — BallparkEastern terminus of unsigned CR 4050
6.60110.623 US 92 west (International Speedway Boulevard / SR 600) to US 1 / I-95 / I-4 – DeLandEastern terminus of US 92 and unsigned SR 600
6.96111.203Main Street (CR 4040 west)Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 4040
7.62712.274 SR 430 west (Seabreeze Boulevard)Eastern terminus of SR 430
Ormond Beach11.85619.080 SR 40 west (East Granada Boulevard) to I-95 / US 1Eastern terminus of SR 40
Ormond-by-the-Sea20.66833.262Highbridge Road (CR 2002 west)Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 2002
FlaglerFlagler Beach25.92841.727 SR 100 west (Moody Boulevard) to I-95 – BunnellEastern terminus of SR 100
Hammock Dunes33.82054.428 To I-95 / Camino del Marto Hammock Dunes Bridge
St. JohnsSummer Haven43.269.5Matanzas Inlet Bridge over Matanzas Inlet
Crescent Beach47.90777.099 SR 206 west to I-95 – HastingsEastern terminus of SR 206
St. Augustine Beach51.85583.453A1A Beach Boulevard (CR A1A north) - St. Augustine BeachSouthern terminus of unsigned CR A1A
St. Augustine54.33787.447 SR 312 west to US 1 / I-95 / A1A Beach Boulevard (CR A1A south) – St. Augustine BeachNorthern terminus of unsigned CR A1A (St. Johns County section); Eastern terminus of SR 312
57.492.4Bridge of Lions over Matanzas River
57.59192.684
US 1 Bus. south (Cathedral Place / SR 5A) to US 1
Southern end of concurrency with Business US 1
58.87794.753 To US 1 / San Carlos Avenue
58.90994.805
US 1 Bus. north (San Marco Avenue / SR 5A) – Jacksonville
Northern terminus of concurrency with Business US 1
Vilano Beach60.296.9Vilano Causeway over Tolomato River
Mickler Landing78.027125.572 CR 203 north (Ponte Vedra Boulevard) / Mickler RoadSouthern terminus of CR 203
Palm Valley80.770129.987 CR 210 west (Palm Valley Road)
Ponte Vedra Beach82.265132.393Corona Road (CR 210 east)unsigned CR 210
83.051133.658Solana Road (CR 210A west) - Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beachunsigned CR 210A
DuvalJacksonville Beach85.03136.84 SR 202 west (Butler Boulevard) to I-95 – JacksonvilleInterchange; Eastern terminus of SR 202
87.299140.494 US 90 west (Beach Boulevard / SR 212)Eastern terminus of US 90 and unsigned SR 212
Neptune BeachAtlantic Beach line89.833144.572Atlantic Boulevardsouth end of SR 10 overlap
91.11[10]146.63 SR 10 west (Atlantic Boulevard) / Florida Boulevard – JacksonvilleInterchange; Western terminus of concurrency with SR 10
Jacksonville93.376150.274 SR 101 north (Mayport Road) – Naval Station Mayport Main Entrance, Hanna ParkSouthern terminus of SR 101
94.368151.871 SR 116 (Wonderwood Road)
96.827155.828 Mayport Ferry across St. Johns River
0.0000.000 SR 105 south (Heckscher Drive) – Jacksonvillesouth end of SR 105 overlap
2.23.5Bridge over Fort George River Inlet
Nassau Sound10.416.7Nassau Sound Bridge
Nassau16.06425.853Buccaneer Trail (CR 105A north)roundabout; unsigned CR 105A
Fernandina Beach19.73331.757 CR 108 west (Sadler Road)roundabout; eastern terminus of CR 108
21.75735.014Fletcher Avenuenorth end of SR 105 overlap; south end of SR 200 overlap
see SR 200 (mile 155.816-127.867)
Callahan49.70679.994 US 1 / US 23 / US 301 (SR 15 / SR 200 west)Western terminus of concurrency with SR 200
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

County Road A1A[edit]

County Road A1A
LocationPalm Beach County, Martin County, Volusia County, St. Johns County
Length32.68 mi[11] (52.59 km)

County Road A1A is a county road in four counties in the U.S. state of Florida. The route is discontinuous and functions as a spur of State Road A1A.

Palm Beach County[edit]

CR A1A in Palm Beach County is a former routing of SR A1A through Juno Beach and Jupiter. It serves as a paralleling alternate route to Federal Highway (US 1), and is often erroneously signed as SR A1A despite its official county designation and maintenance.

Martin County[edit]

The longest of the four county spurs, County Road A1A is 15.88-mile (25.56 km) that runs along the Florida East Coast Railroad main line from Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound to Stuart, where it suddenly changes course and runs east along the south coast of the St. Lucie River. After the terminus of SR 714, it approaches a bridge between Stuart and Sewall's Point and becomes SR A1A.

Volusia County[edit]

Entrance of Canaveral National Seashore from CR A1A.

County Road A1A is a 7-mile (11 km) spur route of State Road A1A at Volusia County, Florida, United States. The route begins at U.S. Route 1 and State Road A1A at Downtown New Smyrna Beach as Lytel Avenue. Next, the route crosses the Intracoastal Waterway and Callalisa Creek before heading southbound. After the 2 bridges, the road becomes 3rd Avenue, the northern terminus of Saxon Drive as the first right after Callalisa Creek. East of Indian River Village Shopping Center, the road turns southward and becomes Atlantic Avenue. At the intersection of 27th Avenue, the road becomes 2 lanes wide. Less than a mile south of New Smyrna Beach, Saxon Drive ends. At Bethune Beach, the road slightly turns away from the Atlantic Ocean. The road becomes Turtle Mound Road at that point. After Bethune Beach, the road is midway between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, a gate brings access to Canaveral National Seashore. It passes through the ghost town of Eldora. The road ends as a dead end at a beach.

St. Johns County[edit]

County Road A1A is a 3.40-mile (5.47 km) spur route of SR A1A in St. Augustine Beach that runs closer to the Atlantic Ocean than SR A1A. It runs northeast from SR A1A, but begins to straighten out between John Drive and a private driveway south of F Street. The closest thing resembling a major intersection is 16th Street. After passing by the St Johns County Ocean Pier, the road intersects Pope Road and leaves the city limits, where it enters Anastasia State Park, and makes a sharp curve to the west. Once the road leaves the park, it features an exceptionlly long west-to-north turning ramp towards SR A1A, but ends at the intersection of SRs A1A and 312.

References in popular culture[edit]

  • A1A is mentioned in the 1990 Vanilla Ice song Ice Ice Baby with the lyrics "A1A (Beachfront Avenue)"; in Miami's South Beach, A1A is named Collins Avenue, but "Beachfront Avenue" is a common nickname:

The girlies on standby waving just to say hi

(Did you stop?) No, I just drove by

Kept on pursuing to the next stop

I busted a left and I'm heading to the next block

The block was dead, yo, so I continued to

A1A (Beachfront Avenue)[12]

  • A1A, called Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach, was referred to in the title of Eric Clapton's 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard.
  • A1A is the title of a 1974 album by Jimmy Buffett; one of the album's tracks, "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season", also mentions the road.
  • A1A was mentioned in Kenny Chesney's song "Outta Here"
  • A1A was mentioned in Patty Griffin's song "Florida"
  • A1A was mentioned in Kenny Chesney's song "Coastal"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed December 2013
  2. ^ "A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway". Scenic A1A. Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  3. ^ Kleinberg, Eliot (July 25, 2001). "Effort To Prevent Confusion Gave State Road A1A Its Name". The Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ State Road Department internal memorandum, December 4, 1946, "Change of State Road No. 1 to No. A1A":

    In accordance with a Resolution adopted by the State Road Board in Tallahassee on November 25, 1946 all records and maps are being revised to show the Atlantic Coast Route from Jacksonville to Miami as State Road No. A1A, replacing the Number 1.
    A copy of this memorandum is being sent to all parties holding road description lists, section lists, maps, etc., with the request that they mark the change on their copies accordingly.

  5. ^ Florida Highways (magazine), "CHANGE IN STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 1 STATE OF FLORIDA", 1946 or 1947:

    Please be advised that the State Road Board adopted a Resolution in their meeting on November 25, 1946, held in Tallahassee. Florida, changing the new State Road Number 1 to State Road Number A1A. The necessity for changing this Highway Number was because of confusion which has been experienced by the traveling public where US 1 and SR 1 are common or intersect each other. State Road A1A, formerly SR 1, is the easternmost road along the Eastern Seaboard and extends from Jacksonville with intermittent sections to Miami.

  6. ^ Florida Highways (magazine), "DESIGNATION AND LOCATION OF STATE ROAD NO. 1", 1946 or 1947:

    On motion of Mr. Guernsey, seconded by Mr. Pultz, the following resolution was adopted:
    WHEREAS, this Board has heard numerous complaints of the confusion resulting from the designating and marking of the coastal road down the East Coast as State Road No. 1 and petitions and requests that some change in numbering be made to eliminate the mistaking of this road for U. S. Highway No. 1 because these two roads intersect and run parallel to each other,
    BE IT RESOLVED that in order to eliminate the confusion which the motoring public is experiencing by mistaking State Road No. 1 for U. S. Highway No. 1, and at the same time to retain the numeral One for the State's most easterly north-south road, and for whatever benefit it may have for the citizens and property owners along the route in question, THIS DEPARTMENT HEREBY CHANGES the designation of State Road No. 1 to State Road A1A.
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said change and designation will become effective immediately after a conference to be held by Mr. Guernsey and representatives of the Jacksonville beaches within the next few days, and contingent upon no new matter strongly persuasive against such change being developed at said conference which this Board has not already considered.
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that correct signs be made and placed on the road and that maps be printed to reflect this change with as little delay as possible.

  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  8. ^ Indian River County listings at Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
  9. ^ Scott Gunnerson (September 19, 2014). "Work reroutes Riverside traffic". Florida Today. Florida Today. pp. 3A.
  10. ^ a b c FDOT GIS data Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine., accessed January 2014
  11. ^ Florida Department of Transportation, FDOT GIS data Archived June 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Van Winkle, Robert; Brown, Floyd; Johnson, Mario; May, Brian; Mercury, Frederick; Taylor, Roger; Deacon, John; Bowie, David (1990). Ice Ice Baby. Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

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