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Florida State Road 817

State Road 817 marker

State Road 817
Northwest 27th Avenue
Unity Boulevard
Carrie P. Meek Boulevard
University Drive
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 25.869 mi[1] (41.632 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 9 in Opa-locka
  Turnpike Extension in Miramar
I‑595 in Davie
North end: SR 834 in Coral Springs
Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward
Highway system
SR 816 SR 818

State Road 817 (SR 817), locally known as University Drive in Broward County and Northwest 27th Avenue (Unity Boulevard / Carrie P. Meek Boulevard[2]) in Miami-Dade County is a major 25.869 miles (41.632 km) long state highway.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Its southern terminus is an intersection with State Road 9 in Opa-locka, Florida that continues south as State Road 9 (Northwest 27 Avenue and Southwest 27 Avenue) to U.S. Route 1 (State Road 5) and onward with no route number to S Bayshore Drive where it ends near Dinner Key Marina and Kenneth M. Myers Bayshore Park. Its northern terminus is at State Road 834 in Coral Springs.


  • Route description 1
  • Future 2
  • Major intersections 3
  • References 4

Route description

State Road 817 begins when Northwest 27th Avenue splits from its concurrency with State Road 9 in Opa-locka, and heads north, while SR 9 heads northeast towards the Golden Glades Interchange. The road passes through several neighborhoods, and has with two major intersections with the Palmetto Expressway and Miami Gardens Drive in Opa-locka and Miami Gardens, respectively. North of Miami Gardens Drive, SR 817 heads into one of the most congested zones in Miami Gardens, which includes access to Sun Life Stadium, Calder Casino and Race Course, and an interchange with State Road 852 and the Turnpike that straddles the county line between Miami-Dade and Broward.

State Road 817 enters Broward County and becomes University Drive after its intersection with State Road 852. The road has no major intersections in Miramar. After its intersection with Pembroke Road on the border between Miramar and Pembroke Pines, University Drive forms the western border of North Perry Airport until its intersection with Pines Boulevard. After its intersection with Sheridan Street, State road 817 passes through what was formerly the Waldrep Dairy Farm until its intersection with Stirling Road. The road is sparsely littered with commercial businesses between its intersection with Stirling and Griffin Roads. North of Griffin, the road passes by Nova Southeastern University and the Central Campus of Broward College on its east side before its major intersections with State Road 84 and I-595 as it heads into Plantation.

North of I-595, State Road 817 intersects with Broward Boulevard. Westfield Broward (formerly the Broward Mall) and the defunct Fashion Mall at Plantation are located at this intersection. Afterwards, the road passes through mostly residential developments (which includes intersections with Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard) the cities of Sunrise and Lauderhill until its intersection with Commercial Boulevard. North of Commercial, the road continues about another three miles through Tamarac before its next major intersection with Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs. The Coral Square mall is located at this intersection.

North of Atlantic Boulevard marks State Road 817's final stretch into Coral Springs, with the final intersection at State Road 834 (Sample Road). University Drive continues north through an interchange with State Road 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) before ending in a residential development in Parkland. A short segment of University Drive exists in southern Palm Beach County that is not presently connected with the Broward County route of this road.


According to maps published by Fort Lauderdale-based Dolph Map Company, an extension of University Drive into Palm Beach County has been proposed. Under the proposal, the north–south highway will cross County Road 827 and eventually connect with the small Palm Beach County segment of University Drive which in turn becomes Glades Road. No indication has been given of what number designation this extension would have, or whether it would be a state or county road. However, the residents of western Boca Raton have been fighting this extension for years, so it is unlikely.

Major intersections

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Miami-Dade Opa-locka 0.000 0.000 SR 9 south (Northwest 27th Avenue / Unity Boulevard) Southern terminus; no access to SR 9 north
Miami Gardens 1.74 2.80 SR 826 – Airport Interchange
2.740 4.410 SR 860 (Northwest 183rd Street / Miami Gardens Drive)
3.741 6.021 Northwest 199th Street / Honey Hill Drive (CR 854)
Miami Gardens
4.866 7.831 SR 852 east (County Line Road / Northwest 215th Street) to Turnpike (SR 91) / US 441 – Orlando
Broward Miramar 4.91 7.90 Turnpike Extension south (SR 821) – Homestead Turnpike exit 47
5.537 8.911 To I‑75 / I‑95 / SR A1A / Miramar Parkway (CR 858)
Pembroke Pines
6.451 10.382 SR 824 east (Pembroke Road) to I‑95
Pembroke Pines 7.449 11.988 SR 820 (Pines Boulevard) to I‑75 / I‑95 / Turnpike
Pembroke Pines
Hollywood / Davie / Cooper City
8.966 14.429 CR 822 (Sheridan Street) to I‑75 / I‑95
Davie / Cooper City 9.979 16.060 SR 848 east / CR 848 west (Stirling Road) to I‑95
Davie 11.303 18.190 SR 818 (Griffin Road) to I‑75 / I‑95 / Turnpike – Davie Arena
I‑595 (SR 862) to SR 84 / I‑75 / I‑95 / Turnpike – Fort Lauderdale, Airport Exit 5 on I-595
Plantation 14.144 22.763 Peters Road To SR 736
15.220 24.494 SR 842 east (Broward Boulevard / CR 842 west) to I‑95
17.208 27.694 SR 838 east (Sunrise Boulevard / CR 838 west) to I‑95 / Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway)
Sunrise 18.477 29.736 SR 816 east / CR 816 west (Oakland Park Boulevard) to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway)
20.408 32.843 SR 870 east (Commercial Boulevard / CR 870 west) to I‑95 / Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway)
Coral Springs 23.632 38.032 CR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) to Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway)
25.869 41.632 SR 834 east (Sample Road / CR 834 west) to Turnpike / SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) North end of state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ Samuels, Robert (2008). "27th Avenue: Voices from Unity Boulevard". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Opa-locka) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Opa-locka, Miami-Dade County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 1 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 2 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 3 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 4 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 5 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory: State Road 817 (Broward County) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. 15 May 2012. p. 6 of 6. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
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