State Road 80 East - Lee County

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Former U.S. 41 Business North Florida State Road 80 East
U.S. 41 Business north & SR 80 east overlapped from their joint beginning to Downtown. However the two routes are discontinuous due to the turn back of Monroe Street south of Main Street, and Second Street east from state maintenance. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Overheads posted ahead of the Main Street intersection with Monroe Street direct traffic from SR 80 east to Monroe Street south for SR 82. Main Street extends east three blocks as a brick-paved street to Jackson Street. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Signage direct motorists south on Monroe Street and east along Second Street for the resumption of SR 80. However, subsequent shields reference SR 82 instead. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Monroe Street leads southeast directly to SR 82. SR 82 runs along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to make a partial connection with U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue). Monroe Street with First and Main Streets provides the missing movements otherwise. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Monroe Street constitutes a landscaped boulevard joining SR 82 (MLK Boulevard) with Downtown Fort Myers. Second Street stems east from Monroe Street to become part of SR 80 at Fowler Street (U.S. 41 Business south). Photo taken 07/09/11.
Traffic lights and supporting mast arms are painted all white in Downtown Fort Myers. Pictured here is the left turn for 2nd Street and Monroe Street approach to SR 82 (MLK Boulevard). Photo taken 07/09/11.
Second Street (former SR 80) east at Hendry Street. Intersections along the city-maintained stretch feature decorative brick pavers. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Second Street advances one block east to Jackson Street. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Lee Street angles northwest from SR 82 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) to intersect Second Street (old SR 80) en route to the city of Fort Myers Yacht Basin. Photo taken 07/09/11.
SR 80 begins as 2nd Street crosses SR 739 (Fowler Street) south. U.S. 41 Business south formerly overlapped with SR 80 west along a combination of 1st, Bay, Monroe and Main Streets west to U.S. 41. The route is now discontinuous south of First Street. Photo taken 07/09/11.
U.S. 41 Business North Florida State Road 80 East
The first confirming marker for SR 80 appears just after the Second Street intersection with Hough Street. Photo taken 11/28/13.
SR 80 connects Fort Myers with the Hendry County seat of LaBelle in 29 miles and Clewiston along side U.S. 27 south in 62 miles. Photo taken 11/28/13.
U.S. 41 Business north turns back to the northwest from SR 80 onto Park Avenue for the Edison Bridge. Photo taken 11/28/13.
U.S. 41 Business concludes a 0.2 mile overlap with SR 80 east at Park Avenue north. The US highway spans the Caloosahatchee River to North Ft. Myers. Photo taken 11/28/13.
Florida State Road 80 East
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A pair of SR 80 reassurance markers and state-named trailblazers for Interstate 75 follow the split with U.S. 41 Business north on Second Street east. Photos taken 11/28/13.
Second Street turns east at Evans Avenue for two blocks before angling northeast along Seaboard Street. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Seaboard Street intersects Michigan Avenue just after Second Street and ahead of Billy Creek. Photo taken 07/09/11.
SR 80 turns east onto Palm Beach Boulevard, as the roadway expands into a six-lane arterial. Palm Beach Boulevard flows west as a one-way street to become 1st Street beyond Billy Creek. Photo taken 07/09/11.
Veronica S. Shoemaker replaced Palmetto Avenue southward from Edgewood Avenue, when the street was both realigned and extended as a new roadway south to SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard). Shoemaker was a long time Fort Myers city councilwoman. Photo taken 07/09/11.
SR 80 continues northeast from the unsigned end of Lee County Road 865 along Palm Beach Boulevard. Photo taken 03/04/14.
LaBelle is now 25 miles to the east, followed by Clewiston in 57 miles. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The traffic light with Underwood Drive serves Orange River Elementary to the south of SR 80. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Motorists along SR 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) pass by the Morse Shores Shopping Center just ahead of Interstate 75. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Interstate 75 travels south from SR 80 with four additional exits serving the Fort Myers area. The freeway links Lee County with Estero and Naples in Collier County. Photo taken 03/04/14.
The diamond interchange between Interstate 75 and SR 80 was expanded as part of the freeway expansion project through Ft. Myers. A three lane roadway was added between the east and westbound travel lanes for SR 80 west to I-75 south among other improvements. Photo taken 03/04/14.
Travelers turning north along Interstate 75 immediately join the eight lane bridge spanning the Caloosahatchee River. Beyond the nearby exchange with SR 78, I-75 advances to Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. Photo taken 03/04/14.



Photo Credits:

  • 07/09/11 by AARoads and Gene Janczynskyi.
  • 11/28/13 by AARoads.
  • 03/04/14 by AARoads and Chris Kalina.

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Interstate 75

Page Updated 11-21-2016.