Florida State Road 804

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State Road 804 marker

State Road 804
Boynton Beach Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length:9.84 mi[1] (15.84 km)
Existed:1945 renumbering (definition) – present
Major junctions
West end: US 441 / SR 7 near Boynton Beach
  Turnpike / SR 91 near Boynton Beach
CR 809 in Boynton Beach
I-95 / SR 9 in Boynton Beach
US 1 / SR 5 in Boynton Beach
East end: SR A1A in Boynton Beach
Location
Counties:Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 802SR 805
 
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State Road 804 marker

State Road 804
Boynton Beach Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length:9.84 mi[1] (15.84 km)
Existed:1945 renumbering (definition) – present
Major junctions
West end: US 441 / SR 7 near Boynton Beach
  Turnpike / SR 91 near Boynton Beach
CR 809 in Boynton Beach
I-95 / SR 9 in Boynton Beach
US 1 / SR 5 in Boynton Beach
East end: SR A1A in Boynton Beach
Location
Counties:Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 802SR 805

State Road 804 is an east–west highway serving as a major commercial and commuter road through Boynton Beach in southern Palm Beach County, Florida. It is known locally and signed as Boynton Beach Boulevard for nearly all of its route, with the exception of when the road becomes concurrent with US 1/SR 5 southward for two blocks, then continues along Ocean Avenue in downtown Boynton Beach to its eastern terminus at SR A1A. The western terminus of SR 804 is at the junction of US 441/SR 7, close to the eastern boundary of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the historic northern boundary of The Everglades.

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Route description

State Road 804's western terminus is in unincorporated Boynton Beach at the intersection of US 441/SR 7, just north of the eastern boundary of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the historic northern boundary of The Everglades. West of US 441, Boynton Beach Boulevard continues westbound for 1/2 mile without a state road designation through several farms before terminating at a dead end. State Road 804 then heads east away from US 441 through local farms, with newer developments east of Lyons Road. Due to a difference in design on Boynton Beach Boulevard, The speed limit is 40 miles per hour (64 km/h) going westbound and 30 mph (48 km/h) going eastbound.[2] Two miles east of the western terminus, SR 804 has an interchange with Florida's Turnpike. East of the turnpike, Boynton Beach Boulevard enters into some residential areas, intersecting Jog Road, followed by Military Trail, where soon afterwards, it has access to the Quail Ridge Country Club to the south. East of Knuth Road, Boynton Beach Boulevard enters incorporated Boynton Beach and becomes more commercial, with the Boynton Beach Mall a few blocks to the north, and SR 804 intersecting with Congress Avenue. It continues east, heading for an interchange with Interstate 95, entering downtown Boynton Beach east of the interchange, with the road ceasing to be a divivied road east of NW 4th Street. The road next intersects Seacrest Boulevard, the baseline road that divides the city's east and west address, and continues east towards US 1. At the intersection with US 1, State Road 804 leaves Boynton Beach Boulevard proper for US 1/SR 5, where it continues south for two blocks. State Road 804 then turns left (east) and follows Ocean Avenue in downtown Boynton Beach, along portions of the Ocean Avenue Historic District, with the other part of the district west of US 1. The road also has access to the revitalized Boynton Harbour Marina to the north before crossing a drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to the eastern terminus at SR A1A (North Ocean Boulevard), just south of Boynton Beach's Oceanfront Park and Boynton Beach's government offices.[3][4]

History

The original designation of this road was State Road 195.[5] The 1945 State Road renumbering changed that designation to the current State Road 804. The road originally began as Boynton West Road at State Road 7, about 1/2 mile south of the current western terminus, connecting the farms in that area to the town of Boynton Beach to the east. Boynton West Road headed east to Military Trail at the eastern end of a sugarcane field, where the road would follow Military Trail for 1/2 mile northbound, with the field to the west. The road would continue east, and then south to Boynton West Shellrock Road (now Old Boynton Road), where the road would head east to its original eastern terminus at Dixie Highway (now Federal Highway US 1/SR 5 and NW 2nd Ave.[citation needed]

Major intersections

The entire route is located in Palm Beach County.

Location[4]Mile[3]DestinationNotes
0.0 US 441 / SR 7 (Range Line Road)Western terminus
2.1 TurnpikeExit 86 (Florida's Turnpike)
3.5Jog RoadTo SR 845 (Powerline Road)
5.1 CR 809 (Military Trail)To SR 809
Boynton Beach7.1Congress AvenueTo SR 807
8.2 I-95 / SR 9Exit 57 (I-95)
9.1 US 1 / SR 5 (Federal Highway)Western end of US 1 concurrency
9.2 US 1 / SR 5 (Federal Highway)Eastern end of US 1 concurrency
9.84 SR A1A (Ocean Boulevard)Eastern terminus

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