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Florida State Road 985

State Road 985 marker

State Road 985
West 107th Avenue
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length7.604 mi[1] (12.237 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 990 / SR 874 in Kendall
  US 41 in University Park
North end SR 836 in Fontainebleau
Location
CountiesMiami-Dade
Highway system
SR 976SR 986

State Road 985 (SR 985), locally known as West 107th Avenue, FIU Avenue, and Avenue of the Americas, is a 7.604-mile (12.237 km) long north–south street in western Miami-Dade County, Florida, serving the communities of Kendall, University Park, Sweetwater, Fontainebleau, and Doral.

Route description

SR 985 begins at an intersection with SR 990 next to the Killian Parkway interchange of the Don Shula Expressway (SR 874) near the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College. It ends at an interchange with the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) just south of Miami International Mall in Doral. For the entire length of SR 985, Florida's Turnpike (SR 821) runs parallel to it, lying one mile (1.6 km) to the west, with access to it via the Don Shula Expressway, Kendall Drive (SR 94), Bird Road (SR 976), Tamiami Trail (US 41), and the Dolphin Expressway.[2]

It passes through residential neighborhoods with apartment complexes, strip malls, and Miami-Dade County Parks (Tamiami Park at Coral Way, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park between SR 94 and SR 986). It is also a primary access route for two major regional malls on its northern end.

History

Constructed in the 1940s as an access road for the original Tamiami Airport (now the site of Florida International University), SR 985 has become an important commercial highway and an alternative for the increasingly clogged Turnpike for commuters.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Miami-Dade County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Kendall0.0000.000 SR 990 east (Killian Parkway) / SR 874Southwest 104th Street; western terminus of SR 990
1.0501.690 SR 94 (Kendall Drive)Southwest 88th Street
2.0223.254 SR 986 (Sunset Drive)Southwest 72nd Street
Westwood LakesUniversity Park line4.1706.711 SR 976 (Bird Road) to Florida's Turnpike ExtensionSouthwest 40th Street
University Park5.1618.306Coral WaySouthwest 24th Street
6.1709.930 US 41 (Southwest 8th Street)Tamiami Trail
Sweetwater6.66310.723Flagler StreetFormer western terminus of SR 968
FontainebleauDoral line7.5012.07 SR 836 to Florida's Turnpike Extension – Airport
Doral7.60412.237Northwest 107th Avenue northContinues north without designation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ General Highway Map of Miami-Dade County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 23, 2011.