LeJeune Road


LeJeune Road

LeJeune Road, (pronounced "Luh-JOO-n" Road) locally known as either LeJeune Road and Northwest or Southwest 42nd Avenue, is a north-south street that runs west of downtown Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is named after John Archer LeJeune, Lieutenant General was the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, who embarked for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1912. It runs adjacent to the east side and crosses the original entrance/exit to Miami International Airport.

The southern terminus is Cartagena Plaza (Cartagena Circle) at the edge of the Coral Gables Waterway in the city of Coral Gables. It connects at the circle with SW 72nd Street (Sunset Drive), Old Cutler Road, Cocoplum Road and Ingraham Highway.

From this point north it is Southwest 42nd Avenue and goes a short distance through Coral Gables until it crosses Maya Avenue, where it then divides the city of Coral Gables from the city of Miami's Coconut Grove until just north of Rosaro Avenue, where it fully enters Coral Gables and is one of the city's main north-south roads.

It continues north through Coral Gables until a short distance after crossing Zamora Avenue, where it divides Coral Gables to the west with unincorporated Miami-Dade County to the east, until crossing Mendoza Avenue where it fully enters unincorporated Miami-Dade County.

It continues north through Miami-Dade County until crossing Southwest 8th Street (US 41/Tamiami Trail), where it enters the city of Miami.

It continues north through Miami until crossing West Flagler Street, where it becomes Northwest 42nd Avenue.

It continues north through Miami until crossing the Tamiami Canal just south of the entrance to Miami International Airport, where it enters unincorporated Miami-Dade County.

After crossing Okeechobee Road north of the airport, it enters Hialeah as their Southeast 8th Avenue until it crosses Hialeah Drive and becomes East 8th Avenue. It is the easternmost major street in the city of Hialeah. Farther north it exits Hialeah at East 65th Street at Amelia Earhart Park and enters the city of Opa-locka where it is again Northwest 42nd Avenue. It finally dead-ends inside the Opa-locka Airport.


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