State Road 869 North

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Florida State Road 869 North
Three lanes continue north from Interstate 75 directly onto the Sawgrass Expressway across I-595. Ramps from I-75 south and I-595 west follow, briefly expanding the northbound roadway to six lanes. BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers NHL franchise, lies three miles to the northeast via Exit 1B. Photo taken 01/23/16.
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A pair of begin shields for SR 869 north stand at an underpass between NW 8th Street and Markham Park. Photos taken 01/23/16.
The first of three exits from SR 869 north within the city of Sunrise joins the Sawgrass Expressway with Sunrise Boulevard. SR 838 was truncated 5.3 miles east from Exit 1 to SR 817 (University Drive) in Plantation. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Exit 1 was expanded to a two lane off-ramp in 2014-15. Sunrise Boulevard serves an array of business parks and Sawgrass Mills mall to the immediate east. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 1) with the west end of Sunrise Boulevard on SR 869 north. SR 838 was the original designation considered for Alligator Alley (I-75/SR 84). Photo taken 01/23/16.
Forthcoming Pat Salerno Drive stems east from Exit 1B to the BB&T Center and NW 136th Avenue at Azure Alley. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Commercial Boulevard straddles the Sunrise and Tamarac city line east from SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) in four miles. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Prior to the conversion of the Sawgrass Expressway to all electronic tolling (AET), a full toll plaza preceded Exit 1B. The former cash lanes were repurposed into an extended ramp for Pat Salerno Drive. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The succeeding exit with Oakland Park Boulevard links the Sawgrass Expressway with Flamingo Road south to Sawgrass Mills mall and the continuation of the arterial east to Lauderhill. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Pat Salerno Drive branches east from SR 869 at a wye interchange (Exit 1B). Photo taken 04/01/14.
The Sawgrass Expressway passes below the AET gantry at Sunrise with three lanes in each direction. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Advancing north, SR 869 reaches Exit 3 for Oakland Park Boulevard in a half mile. SR 816 no longer extends west along Oakland Park Boulevard to the Sawgrass Expressway. The state road ends at SR 817 (University Drive) at the Lauderdale Lakes city line. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Oakland Park Boulevard extends east across Sunrise to Lauderdhill, Lauderdale Lakes and Oakland Park. SR 816 lines the arterial 9.72 miles east from SR 817 to SR A1A (Ocean Boulevard) in Lauderdale by the Sea. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Oakland Park Boulevard on SR 869 northbound. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 869 angles northeast along Everglades WMA to Tamarac. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Like SR 838 and SR 816 previously, SR 870 was also truncated west of University Drive (SR 817). The state road extended 2.7 miles west along Commercial Boulevard to Exit 5. Photo taken 04/01/14.
One half mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 5) with the west end of Commercial Boulevard (old SR 870) on SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) northbound. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 5 leaves the Sawgrass Expressway for Commercial Boulevard east to Tamarac, North Lauderdale and Oakland Park. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 869 confirming marker posted north of Commercial Boulevard at Tamarac. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The succeeding interchange (Exit 8) on SR 869 northbound connects with Atlantic Boulevard (old SR 814) in south Coral Springs. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The western 5.9 miles of Atlantic Boulevard were formerly a part of SR 814. The state road commences east from U.S. 441 in Margate. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Atlantic Boulevard constitutes a four to six lane arterial east across Coral Springs from Exit 8. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Continuing north along the western edge of Coral Springs on SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway). Photo taken 04/01/14.
11 miles of the Sawgrass Expressway remain northeast to Florida's Turnpike at Coconut Creek. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 11 joins the Sawgrass Expressway with the west end of Sample Road (old SR 834) in one mile. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Sample Road runs across the width of Coral Springs, becoming a part of State Road 834 east of University Drive en route to Coconut Creek. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 11 parts ways with SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) north for Sample Road. SR 814 lines Sample Road 9.49 miles east from SR 817 to U.S. 1 in Pompano Beach. Photo taken 04/01/14.
State Road 869 makes a 90 degree turn east over the ensuing stretch between Sample Road and Coral Ridge Drive (Exit 14). Photo taken 04/01/14.
Three interchanges remain along the Sawgrass Expressway east from Parkland to Coconut Creek. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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Dense residential development abuts both sides of the Sawgrass Expressway on the curve east to the diamond interchange (Exit 14) with Coral Ridge Drive. Photos taken 04/01/14.
Coral Ridge Drive extends north from the city of Coral Springs and Exit 14 into Parkland as Nob Hill Road. Photo taken 04/01/14.
This reassurance shield for SR 869 north stands at the Coral Ridge Drive underpass. Photo taken 04/01/14.
University Drive converges with the Sawgrass Expressway at a diamond interchange (Exit 15) along the Parkland / Coral Springs city line. Photo taken 04/01/14.
University Drive spurs north to Loxahatchee Road in Parkland. South of Sample Road (SR 834), the arterial becomes a part of SR 817. The 25.87 mile long route extends south through Tamarac and Sunrise to SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in Miami Gardens. Photo taken 04/01/14.
FDOT recorded 90,900 vehicles per day (vpd) on SR 869 leading east to U.S. 441 in 2018. 76,000 vpd was recorded on this stretch in 2014. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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U.S. 441 and SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) meet at the corners of Parkland and Coral Springs along the west Coconut Creek city line. Photos taken 04/01/14.
SR 869 continues two miles east from U.S. 441 to Florida's Turnpike. While U.S. 441 eventually reaches Orlando along Orange Blossom Trail, motorists are encouraged to use the Turnpike... Photo taken 04/01/14.
U.S. 441 constitutes a heavily traveled commercial arterial south from Exit 18A to Margate and North Lauderdale. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 18B loops onto U.S. 441 north from the six-ramp parclo interchange with the Sawgrass Expressway to unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County west of Boca Raton. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The last two exits from the Sawgrass Expressway northbound depart in quick succession ahead of the Deerfield Plaza toll collection point. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 18B departs SR 869 north. U.S. 441 follows a linear course northward through a mixture of suburban development and remaining agricultural development to Wellington and U.S. 98 & SR 80 at Royal Palm Beach. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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An auxiliary lane opens along SR 869 northbound from U.S. 441 to the adjacent diamond interchange (Exit 19) with Lyons Road. Photos taken 04/01/14.
A four to six lane arterial, Lyons Road runs midway across the city of Coconut Creek north into Palm Beach County and south to SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) and NW 31st Avenue in west Pompano Beach. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 869 shifts north through an S-curve to Deerfield Plaza and the half cloverleaf interchange (Exit 21) with Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The Lyons Road entrance ramp forms a collector distributor roadway along SR 869 northbound to Exits 21A/B. Florida's Turnpike parallels U.S. 441 northward toward West Palm Beach and south between Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Conversion of the Sawgrass Expressway to all electronic tolling (AET) in 2014 coincided with the demolition of the cash booths at Deerfield Plaza. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Exit 21B loops onto Florida's Turnpike northbound to Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Orlando. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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The Sawgrass Expressway ends and SR 869 transitions onto SW 10th Street through Deerfield Beach. Photos taken 04/01/14.
Florida State Road 869 East
Waterways Boulevard forms the main entrance to the Watersways development, located south of SR 869 (SW 10th Street) and east of Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 04/01/14.
The ensuing traffic light along SW 10th Street eastbound is with Independence Drive south to the gated Independence Bay community. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 845 (Powerline Road) travels 13.30 miles south from the Palm Beach County line to Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Lazy Lake and SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) in Fort Lauderdale. Photo taken 04/01/14.
SR 869 (SW 10th Street) east at SR 845 (Powerline Road) in Deerfield Beach. Powerline Road lines adjacent Quiet Waters Park to the east to SR 810 (Hillsboro Boulevard) at Deerfield Mall. North across the county line Powerline Road continues onto Jog Road through Boca Raton. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Eastbound confirming marker for State Road 869 posted after Powerline Road. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Continuing east from Powerline Road, the next traffic light along SR 869 (SW 10th Street) is with SW 28th Avenue. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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A pair of guide signs direct traffic to the outside lanes of SW 10th Street eastbound ahead of Military Trail for the subsequent parclo interchange with Interstate 95. Photos taken 04/01/14.
Military Trail weaves northward through Deerfield Beach to the Palm Beach County line, where SR 809 commences a 41.15 mile course from Boca Raton to Jupiter. Photo taken 04/01/14.
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Elevating across the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, SR 869 (SW 10th Street) east advances to Interstate 95 through the signalized intersection with Newport Center Drive. Photos taken 04/01/14.
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State Road 869 concludes at the exchange with Interstate 95. SW 10th Street extends another 1.6 miles east in Deerfield Beach to U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) Photos taken 04/01/14.

Photo Credits:

    04/01/14 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan. 01/23/16 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Florida's Turnpike
U.S. 441

Page Updated 05-02-2019.