Florida State Road 985


Florida State Road 985

State Road 985, locally known as Southwest 107th Avenue, Northwest 107th Avenue, FIU Avenue, and Avenue of the Americas, is a 7.3-mile-long north-south street in western Miami-Dade County, Florida, serving the communities of Kendall, Olympia Heights, Westchester, Sweetwater, and Doral. Its southern terminus is an intersection with SR 990 at the Killian Parkway interchange of the Don Shula Expressway (SR 874) near the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College; its northern terminus is at an interchange with the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) just south of Miami International Mall in Doral. For the entire length of SR 985, Florida's Turnpike (SR 821) runs parallel to it, lying one mile to the west, with access to it via the Don Shula Expressway, Kendall Drive (SR 94), Bird Road (SR 876), Tamiami Trail (US 41), and the Dolphin Expressway.

Constructed in the 1940s as an access road for the original Tamiami Airport (now the site of Florida International University), SR 985 has become an important commercial highway and an alternative for the increasingly-clogged Turnpike for commuters and is a primary access route for two major regional malls on its northern end. It passes through residential neighborhoods with apartment complexes, strip malls, and Miami-Dade County Parks (Tamiami Park at Coral Way, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park between SR 94 and SR 986).

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