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State Road 708 (SR 708) is a 3.682 miles (5.926 km) long, east–west thoroughfare in Riviera Beach locally known as Blue Heron Boulevard. The road extends from an intersection with Bee-Line Highway (SR 710) to an intersection with Broadway (US 1-SR 5).

State Road 708 marker

State Road 708
Blue Heron Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 3.682 mi[1] (5.926 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 710 in Riviera Beach
  I-95 in Riviera Beach
East end US 1 / SR A1A in Riviera Beach
Location
Counties Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 706SR 710

Route descriptionEdit

State Road 708 begins as Blue Heron Boulevard at an intersection with Bee Line Highway at the southern end of the VA Hospital. The road heads east towards its first stoplight at Military Trail (SR 809), with a mix of residential and commercial areas for the half mile between Military Trail and the interchange with Interstate 95. East of I-95, SR 708 passes through a few businesses, before crossing a canal, and then becomes almost exclusively residential with some commercial mixed in for the rest of the route. It jogs slightly to the south before intersecting Congress Avenue, and continues east, passing by a local park, and industrial areas on the south side of SR 708. Blue Heron Boulevard then jogs to the north just prior to meeting Old Dixie Highway (CR 811), and heads east through a dense residential area before terminating at US 1.[2]

Blue Heron Boulevard continues as SR A1A eastward from US 1, crossing Lake Worth on the Riviera Beach Bridge to serve the beach just north of Palm Beach Shores.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Palm Beach County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Riviera Beach0.0000.000  SR 710 west (Bee-Line Highway)Westbound access to SR 710 east is via SR 809
0.3610.581  SR 809 (Military Trail)
0.8601.384  I-95 – Daytona Beach, West Palm BeachExit 76 on I-95
1.5952.567Congress AvenueTri-Rail
2.8614.604Australian Avenue (CR 704A south)Northern terminus of CR 704A (former SR 704A)
2.9054.675President Barack Obama Highway (CR 811) – Port of Palm BeachFormer routing of Dixie Highway
3.6825.926   US 1 (Broadway) / SR A1A north (Blue Heron Boulevard) – Port of Palm Beach
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Map of State Road 708 (Map). MapQuest, Inc. 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-12. [permanent dead link]