Griffin Road

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Griffin Road

State Road 818 and County Road 818
SR 818 in red, CR 818 in blue
Route information
Maintained by FDOT and Broward Public Works
Length18.245 mi[1][2] (29.362 km)
Major junctions
West end US 27 in Southwest Ranches
Major intersections
East end US 1 near Dania Beach
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 817 SR 820

Griffin Road is a boulevard extending 18.2 miles (29.3 km) in Broward County, mostly designated State Road 818 (SR 818). It begins at Orange Drive (U.S. Route 27 or US 27) in Southwest Ranches and continues east to Federal Highway (US 1) in Dania Beach. The westernmost 7.5 miles (12.1 km) of Griffin Road are designated as County Road 818 (CR 818).

Griffin Road serves as a major commuter road for Cooper City, Davie, Hollywood, and Dania Beach in central Broward County, paralleling the South New River Canal for much of its route, and is a primary access road for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.[3][4][5]

Route description

CR 818

Griffin Road originates as a locally maintained road, beginning in Everglades Holiday Park in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area adjacent to Weston. providing interchanges with US 27 and Interstate 75 (I-75 and SR 93) in Southwest Ranches

Despite the county designation, some state route shields seem to exist west of SR 823, likely because this segment of Griffin Road was formerly part of the state route. In September 2008, the most recent version of the online FDOT county highway map, State Road 818 formerly extended further west, terminating just west of the I-75 interchange.[5] At the US 27 intersection, Griffin Road is signed as "TO SR 818."[2]

SR 818

State Road 818 begins at the Flamingo Road (SR 823) intersection, paralleling the South New River Canal and heading east into a residential suburban area, forming the border between Davie to the north and Cooper City to the south. At this point, Griffin Road fully enters Davie, and intersects with University Drive (SR 817) a half mile east of Pine Island Road. Griffin Road continues east through Davie, having an interchange with Florida's Turnpike (SR 91) before a curve dips slightly south and away from the paralleling canal. The road leaves Davie at the intersection with US 441/SR 7, entering a dense residential area of Hollywood. Griffin Road then enters Dania Beach, retaining the dense residential areas until the interchange with I-95. East of I-95, it forms the southern border of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, with residential areas lining the road to the south as it approaches its eastern terminus at Federal Highway (US 1) at the southeastern end of the airport.[3][5][6][7]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Broward County.

Southwest Ranches0.00.0 US 27 – Everglades Holiday Park
5.08.0 I-75 – Miami, NaplesExits 13A-B on I-75 (unsigned SR 93)
Cooper City7.5

SR 823 (Flamingo Road) to I-595 – Flamingo Gardens
Transition from CR 818 to SR 818
SR 817 (University Drive) to I-595
6.119.83 Florida's Turnpike – Orlando, MiamiExit 53 on Turnpike (unsigned SR 91)
DavieHollywood line6.66310.723
US 441 / SR 7 to I-595
Dania Beach9.4115.14 I-95 – West Palm Beach, MiamiExit 23 on I-95 (unsigned SR 9)
9.58715.429Old Griffin RoadGrade-separated interchange
10.74517.292 US 1 / NE 10th Street east – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International AirportRoad is unsigned SR 5
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ a b c Google (January 6, 2020). "County Road 818" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Map of State Road 818 (Map). MapQuest, Inc. 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  4. ^ Municipal Boundaries 2009 (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Broward County GIS. Broward County, Florida. 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b c General Highway Map of Broward County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  6. ^ "Florida Straight-Line Diagrams 1". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Florida Straight-Line Diagrams 2". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2 February 2013.[permanent dead link]