State Road 953 - LeJeune Road

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Running 11.74 miles north from U.S. 1 (Dixie Highway) at Coral Gables to SR 916 (NW 135th Street) in Opa-Locka, State Road 953 is LeJeune Road. The urban arterial ties into the west end of the tolled Airport Expressway (SR 112), serving Miami International Airport (MIA). North there there, SR 953 nips the corner of Miami Springs en route to the city of Hialeah.

Florida State Road 953 North
Advancing north from the main interchange for Miami International Airport (MIA), SR 953 (NW 42nd Avenue) crosses the South Florida Rail Corridor leading into a wye interchange with the Airport Expressway (SR 112) east to Miami and Miami Beach. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Preceding the entrance ramp for the tolled Airport Expressway is this ramp for South Rive Drive. South River Drive parallels Miami Canal, which angles southeast and feeds into North Fork of the Miami River. Photo taken 12/28/03.
State Road 112 links Miami International Airport with the 36th Street Interchange joining I-95 with I-195 east to Miami Beach. Operated by MDX, the 4.13 mile route utilizes all electronic toll collection. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Continuing north into the city of Hialeah, SR 953 follows SE 8th Avenue and intersects SR 944 at Hialeah Drive / NW 54th Avenue. SR 944 measures 5.82 miles west to U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road) in Miami Springs and east through unincorporated Brownsville to U.S> 1 at Bayshore in Miami. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Reassurance marker for SR 953 posted north of SR 944 (NW 54th Street) at the Sun-Tan Village section of Hialeah. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Metrorail, which ferries commuters from Hialeah southeast to Miami, comes into view along SR 953 northbound just ahead of SR 934 (E 25th Street / NW 79th Street). Most streets in Hialeah are dually numbered: 25th Street is the numbered grid pattern for the city, while NE 79th Street provides the location of the street within the metropolitan area grid system. Photo taken 12/28/03.
SR 934 travels east to Gladeview, northern reaches of Miami and across Biscayne Bay toward North Bay Village and Normandy Shores in the city of Miami Beach. Westward, SR 934 dog legs around Hialeah Race Track via E 4th Avenue and E 21st Street en route to SR 823 (Red Road), U.S. 27 and SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway). Photo taken 12/28/03.
Advancing north from SR 934 (E 25th Street) on SR 953 (E 8th Avenue) in Hialeah. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Originating to the west at U.S. 27 (Okeechobee Road) in Hialeah Gardens, SR 932 is another major arterial across Miami-Dade County. The state road follows NW 103rd Street to Westland Mall in Hialeah and across the city on E 49th Street to SR 953. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The 9.70 mile course of SR 932 extends east from SR 953 (E 8th Avenue) in Hialeah to West Little River and Pinewood in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The state road concludes at SR 915 (NE 6th Avenue) in Miami Shores by Miami Shores Country Club. Photo taken 12/28/03.
With 17,100 vehicles per day recorded by FDOT in 2018, SR 953 remains a busy arterial north through Hialeah. This confirming marker stands at the crossing over Little River Canal beyond SR 932. Photo taken 12/28/03.
An SR 924 trailblazer appears at E 56th Street, advising motorists of the forthcoming split of SR 953 with the Douglas Le Jeune Connector to Gratigny Parkway. Photo taken 12/28/03.
The LeJeune Douglass Connector branches northeast from SR 953 (E 8th Avenue) to a parclo interchange with the tolled Gratigny Parkway at E 65th Street. Photo taken 12/28/03.
A free flow turn connects SR 953 north with NW 42nd / 37th Avenue (LeJeune Douglas) Connector. The controlled access arterial extends north from the exchange with SR 924 to SR 916 (NW 135th Street) and NW 37th Avenue in Opa-Locka. Photo taken 12/28/03.
SR 953 advances north into Opa-Locka through Amelia Earhart Park. Adjacent LeJeune Douglas Connector enters the exchange with SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway) to the immediate east. SR 924 follows NW 119th Street east to Seaboard Industrial Park and unincorporated Westview. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Gratigny Parkway constitutes a 5.38 mile long toll expressway linking Opa-Locka with Interstate 75 and SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) at Miami Lakes. Photo taken 12/28/03.
Florida State Road 953 South
SR 953 (LeJeune Road) south at NW 25th Street adjacent to Miami International Airport (MIA). Photo taken 03/26/06.

Photo Credits:

    12/28/03 by AARoads. 03/26/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.

Connect with:
U.S. 1
U.S. 27
U.S. 41
State Road 112 - Airport Expressway
State Road 836 - Dolphin Expressway
State Road 924 - Gratigny Parkway

Page Updated 05-07-2019.