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State Road 710 (SR 710) is a 57-mile (92 km) northwest-southeast route connecting SR 70 near Okeechobee, three miles (5 km) from the northern tip of Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida, to Old Dixie Highway (CR 811) in Riviera Beach. Most of the route is also known as Bee-Line Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, as it parallels the railroad tracks maintained by CSX Transportation (their Auburndale Subdivision) and used by Amtrak; and doesn’t have a turn or curve in the 48 miles (77 km) southeast of Sherman, except for a small bend northwest of North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport. In some places, the route is also known as Warfield Boulevard, named after S. Davies Warfield, the president of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad who originally built the adjacent railroad tracks.

State Road 710 marker

State Road 710
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length56.871 mi[1] (91.525 km)
Major junctions
North end SR 70 near Okeechobee
  SR 76 near Indiantown
SR 708 in Riviera Beach
SR 809 in Riviera Beach
East end CR 811 in Riviera Beach
Location
CountiesOkeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach
Highway system
SR 708SR 713

Route descriptionEdit

The Bee-Line Highway traverses the woodlands and wetlands north and east of Lake Okeechobee, with an occasional farm near its northwestern end. It is a popular truck route that is used as an alternative to US 441/US 98/SR 700. Along the way, SR 710 passes through Indiantown (near the St. Lucie Canal and midway along the Bee Line stretch) and West Palm Beach.

HistoryEdit

For a year in the 1940s, Bee Line Highway was part of State Road 66 before the number was changed to 710.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Okeechobee0.0000.000  SR 70 – Okeechobee, Fort Pierce
5.8329.386  CR 15A south (Southeast 86th Boulevard)Northern terminus of CR 15A
9.52015.321  CR 15B south (Southeast 126th Boulevard)Northern terminus of CR 15B
Martin9.95016.013  CR 714 east (Martin Highway)Western terminus of CR 714
Indiantown24.86740.020  CR 609 north (Southwest Allapattah Road)Southern terminus of CR 609
26.56242.747  CR 726 east (Citrus Boulevard) – Big Mound ParkWestern terminus of CR 726
St. Lucie Canal (Okeechobee Waterway)26.9643.39Big John Monahan Bridge
27.41144.114  To SR 76 – Port Mayaca, StuartGrade-separated interchange
Palm BeachApix34.90556.174    CR 706 east to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike – JupiterWestern terminus of CR 706 and Indiantown Road
39.61263.749Pratt Whitney Road (CR 711 north) / Innovation DriveSouthern terminus of CR 711; access Beeline Corporate Park
44.09570.964  North County General Aviation AirportAccess via Aviation Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens46.73775.216    SR 786 east (PGA Boulevard) to I-95 / Florida's Turnpike – Juno BeachWestern terminus of SR 786
West Palm BeachPalm Beach Gardens line50.27680.911   CR 809A (Northlake Boulevard) to I-95 – J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management AreaWestern terminus of CR 809A (former SR 809A)
51.52182.915  Jog Road to Florida's TurnpikeSunPass-only interchange; exit 107 on Turnpike
Riviera Beach53.36485.881   SR 708 east to I-95 – VA HospitalWestern terminus of SR 708
53.80486.589   SR 809 (Military Trail) to Florida's Turnpike
55.14388.744  Congress AvenueTri-Rail
56.23190.495Australian Avenue (CR 704A)Former SR 704A
56.87191.525President Barack Obama Highway (CR 811) – Port of Palm BeachFormer routing of Dixie Highway
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 February 2014