Dixie Highway (Broward–Palm Beach)

From the AARoads Wiki: Read about the road before you go
Jump to navigation Jump to search

State Road 811 and County Road 811

Dixie Highway
Segments of SR 811 in red, segments of CR 811 in blue, municipal segment in grey, CR 811A in magenta
Route information
Maintained by FDOT, Broward Public Works, Palm Beach E&PW, and the cities of Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach
Length35.981 mi[1][2][3][4][5][6] (57.906 km)
23.581 miles (37.950 km) as SR 811
7.2 miles (11.59 km) as CR 811
8.8 miles (14.16 km) without designation
Major junctions
South end US 1 / SR A1A in Fort Lauderdale
Major intersections
North end US 1 / CR 707 in Tequesta
CountryUnited States
CountiesBroward, Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 810 SR 812

Dixie Highway in Palm Beach and Broward counties carries two segments of the State Road 811 (SR 811) designation by Florida Department of Transportation, as well as the local County Road 811 (CR 811) in southeast Florida. The entire road comprises a section of the Dixie Highway, a National Auto Trail which eventually became a former routing of U.S. Route 1 after the route was shifted east to Federal Highway. One segment of SR 811 is in Broward County and the other is in Palm Beach County, Florida. The segments of SR 811 are supplemented by three shorter segments of CR 811, one of which is unsigned.

Route description

Fort Lauderdale to Deerfield Beach

Florida State Road 811 posted on Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach.

In Broward County, an unsigned segment of CR 811 begins at an intersection with US 1 and SR A1A and travels north along East 3rd Avenue to meet SR 811 at Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838), all within the city of Fort Lauderdale.

The 14-mile (23 km) southern segment of SR 811 extends northward from Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) in downtown Fort Lauderdale, going north, and ending at an intersection with Hillsboro Boulevard (SR 810) in Deerfield Beach. The southern segment of SR 811 is mostly known as Dixie Highway, though it goes by variety of names in certain locales: Northeast 4th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, and Old Dixie Highway in Oakland Park and Deerfield Beach. The segment of road located in Pompano Beach is maintained by the city as of 2016, and is not part of the state highway system.[7]

While the SR 811 designation ends at Hillsboro Boulevard, a short signed segment of CR 811 continues north for 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to a bridge over the Hillsboro Canal, which separates Palm Beach and Broward counties. North of here, Dixie Highway continues north into Boca Raton and Delray Beach without any state or county designation.

Parallelling both US 1 to the east and Interstate 95 to the west, Dixie Highway is a major north–south commercial access road for northeastern Broward County cities. While much of the property that lines SR 811 is residential in nature, most of the route is adjacent to Florida East Coast Railroad tracks. Two hospitals (North Ridge Medical Center and the Pompano Beach Medical Center) are on the southern segment of SR 811, south of Pompano Beach Airpark, home base of the Goodyear Blimps.

Boca Raton and Delray Beach

The bridge over the Hillsboro Canal is posted as Broward County Road 811 in Deerfield Beach.

As an undesignated local road, Dixie Highway closely parallels the Florida East Coast Railroad and Federal Highway (US 1), serving as an alternate north–south route to nearby roads in Boca Raton. It continues north into Delray Beach, terminating at 10th Street, where Swinton Avenue continues as a de facto extension northward. In Boca Raton, Dixie Highway serves as the border between "east" and west" street designations and addresses.

West Palm Beach to Jupiter

Florida State Road 811 posted as "Alternate A1A" on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens

An unsigned segment of CR 811 begins at an intersection with 45th Street (unsigned CR 702) and Greenwood Avenue, traveling north along Greenwood, which later becomes the President Barack Obama Highway. Both of these roads closely parallel the Florida East Coast Railroad, and are renamed segments of Dixie Highway. In Lake Park, it jogs across the railroad tracks to 10th Street, and transitions to SR 811 at an intersection with Northlake Boulevard, which carries the SR 850 designation to the east and the CR 809A designation to the west.

The divided northern segment of SR 811 extends 11.1 miles (17.9 km) from Northlake Boulevard in North Palm Beach to its northern terminus, an intersection with U.S. Route 1 near Tequesta and Jupiter Inlet Colony, a mile north of Jupiter. While FDOT signs indicating the SR 811 designation are posted alongside the road, street signs (mostly overhead) identify it as Alternate A1A or Old Dixie Highway for the entire length of the route.

While the completion of I-95 in the late 1970s has diminished the importance of Alternate A1A as a commercial byway, the replacement of forest by the development of suburban residential districts have made SR 811 an important commuter road in addition to a bypass of US 1.

Major intersections

BrowardFort Lauderdale0.000.00 US 1 (Federal Highway) / SR A1A (Southeast 17th Street)Southern terminus of CR 811
0.701.13 SR 736 (Davie Boulevard)
1.702.74 SR 842 (Broward Boulevard)

SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) to I-95 / SR A1A – Beaches
Route transition from CR 811 to SR 811
Oakland Park2.3383.763
SR 816 (Oakland Park Boulevard) to I-95

SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike
Oakland ParkFort Lauderdale line4.9467.960
Cypress Creek Road (CR 840) to I-95
Pompano Beach5.1218.241Bridge over C-14 CanalSouthern terminus of city maintenance[7]

SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) / US 1
8.99114.470I-95.svgUS 1.svg Copans Road to I-95 / US 1
Pompano BeachDeerfield Beach line10.02116.127

SR 834 (Sample Road) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike / US 1
Northern terminus of city maintenance[7]
Deerfield Beach12.12819.518I-95.svgFlorida 869.svgUS 1.svg South 10th Street to I-95 / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) / US 1Former routing of SR 869

SR 810 (Hillsboro Boulevard) to I-95 / US 1 / SR A1A – Beaches
Route transition from SR 811 to CR 811
Hillsboro Canal0.40
Bridge (northern terminus of CR 811)
Palm BeachBoca Raton0.100.16Northeast 2nd Avenue – Deerfield BeachInterchange; southbound exit only
Palmetto Park Road (CR 798) to I-95
Former SR 798
2.904.67 SR 808 (Glades Road)
4.607.40Spanish River BoulevardFormer SR 800
5.208.37 SR 794 (Yamato Road)
Delray Beach8.3013.36Linton Boulevard (CR 782)Former SR 782
8.8014.16South 10th StreetNorthern terminus of southern Dixie Highway segment
Gap in route
West Palm Beach0.000.00
45th Street (CR 702) to I-95
Southern terminus of CR 811 and northern Dixie Highway segment
Riviera Beach1.101.77
SR 710 north (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
Southern terminus of SR 710
SR 708 (Blue Heron Boulevard) to I-95
Lake ParkNorth Palm Beach line4.10

SR 850 east / CR 809A west (Northlake Boulevard) to I-95 / US 1
Route transition from CR 811 to SR 811;
western terminus of SR 850; eastern terminus of CR 809A (former SR 809A)
Palm Beach Gardens2.774.46

SR 786 (PGA Boulevard) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike
Grade-separated interchange

I-95 south – West Palm Beach
Southbound direct flyover ramp only; other movements via SR 786
Palm Beach GardensJupiter line5.4698.802I-95.svg Donald Ross Road to I-95

SR 706 (Indiantown Road) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike / US 1
Pete Damon Memorial Bridge over Loxahatchee River
10.16716.362US 1.svg Riverside Drive to US 1 south
10.36816.686Old Dixie HighwayRoad continues north to a dead-end
JupiterTequesta line10.45716.829
US 1 / CR 707 north (Beach Road)
Northern terminus of SR 811 and northern Dixie Highway segment;
southern terminus of CR 707 (former SR 707)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

County Road 811A

County Road 811A

LocationFort Lauderdale

Neither a bypass nor a spur, the former State Road 811A, now County Road 811A, is a seven-mile-long stretch of North Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The southern terminus is an intersection with Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) and the northern terminus is an intersection with Atlantic Boulevard (SR 814). It provides an alternative north–south commuter route whenever I-95 is clogged with a traffic jam.

With Broward Boulevard (SR 842), Andrews Avenue provides a baseline from which all Fort Lauderdale addresses are determined. Just west of the northern terminus of CR 811A is the Pompano Park Raceway, the only harness racing track in southern Florida. Within nine six blocks of the southern terminus are Fort Lauderdale and Broward County governments, all of which within a block of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Art and a campus of Broward Community College.

State Road 811A does not intersect with its "parent"; however, in the 1960s, State Road 811 extended along Andrews Avenue southward from SR 838 to US 1. Had SR 811A been in existence at that time, the two roads would have branched out from Sunrise Boulevard and North Andrews Avenue, but no road map - commercial or governmental - has ever indicated the concurrent existence of SR 811A and the SR 811 extension.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale0.00.0 SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard)Road continues south without designation
Wilton ManorsOakland Park line2.13.4 SR 816 (Oakland Park Boulevard)
Oakland Park3.65.8 SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard)
I-95 south – Miami
Southbound exit only; other movements can be made via CR 840 (I-95 exit 33)
Fort Lauderdale4.77.6Cypress Creek Road (CR 840)
Pompano Beach6.911.1 SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard)Road continues north without designation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Transportation and Data Analytics Office (May 17, 2018). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Transportation and Data Analytics Office (October 18, 2017). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Google (January 1, 2018). "Broward County Road 811" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Google (January 1, 2018). "Broward County Road 811" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Google (January 1, 2018). "Dixie Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Google (January 1, 2018). "Palm Beach County Road 811" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Google Maps distance