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Florida State Road 786

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Counties:  Palm Beach
Length  13.92 km
West end:  SR 710 in Palm Beach Gardens
East end:  US 1 / SR A1A in Palm Beach Gardens
County  Palm Beach County, Florida

State Road 786 (SR 786), locally known as PGA Boulevard, is an 8.62-mile-long east–west highway which is completely within the city limits of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and serves as the major east-west route in the city. It spans from Bee Line Highway to U.S. Route 1/SR A1A.

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Map of FL-786, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

Route description

The western terminus is an intersection with Bee Line Highway (SR 710) near North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport at the Palm Beach Gardens city limits. It begins as a two lane road through undeveloped sections of Palm Beach Gardens, with the first development on the road occurring after a canal crossing two miles from the western terminus and becomes a four lane road. The road then creates the border between two major golf country clubs, with the Country Club at Mirasol to the north and the PGA National Golf Club, where PGA Blvd. receives its name, to the south. Following the Avenue of Champions/Jog Road intersection, SR 786 reaches the intersection with Florida's Turnpike, with an overpass with the toll road just east of it. To the east of the Turnpike, PGA Blvd. borders the Ballenisles Country Club to the south, and other residential communities to the north, and quickly transitions to a commercial road, with a shopping center on both sides of the road heading closer to Military Trail.

After this interchange, PGA Blvd. moves to the northeast and quickly approaches the interchange with I-95, an overpass with State Road 811 and access via a side road. Afterwards, the road heads straight east and forms the southern boundary of The Gardens Mall, with other shopping centers on the southern side of the road. At the southeast end of the mall, the southern side of PGA Blvd. forms the northern border of the Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens campus until an intersection with Prosperity Farms Road. Afterwards, the road passes through a drawbridge over a canal before reaching the eastern terminus at the intersection with Federal Highway (US 1-SR 5) and SR A1A. East of US 1, PGA Boulevard becomes Ocean Boulevard and SR A1A, which continue along a barrier island of the Atlantic Ocean and pass through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

History

From 1973 until 1987, SR 786 served as the temporary northern terminus of Interstate 95 (SR 9) in southeastern Florida, when a previously approved alignment in which I-95 would be cosigned with Florida's Turnpike (SR 91) for a 41 mile stretch from PGA Blvd. northbound to SR 70 in Fort Pierce was rescinded in favor of a separate alignment for I-95 The portion of I-95 north of PGA Blvd. was completed in 1987. Since then, PGA Boulevard has become an important commercial and commuter route due to the rapid population growth in northeastern Palm Beach County.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County.

References

Florida State Road 786 Wikipedia


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