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Driving in Miami: Know Road Names and Numbers

Your Guide to Translating Road Nicknames to Their Official Numbers


Driving in Miami: Know Road Names and Numbers
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When driving in Miami, you should know that Miami roads and highways have nicknames as well as numbers, and Miamians use these names frequently. Did you know that US 1 has three different names in different parts of the city? And if a local tells you to take “the Palmetto,” would you know to follow the signs for “826?” Your complete road name translation guide is provided here.

Major Roads and Highways

  • Airport Expressway is 112 – runs East to West.
  • Biscayne Boulevard is US 1 – North of Downtown Miami.
  • Brickell Avenue is US 1 – in Downtown Miami and Brickell.
  • Collins Avenue is A1A – runs South to North in Miami Beach.
  • Dolphin Expressway is 836 – connects with I-395 in the East, and 826 and Florida’s Turnpike in the West.
  • Don Shula Expressway is 874 – connects from 826 after SW 40 Street.
  • Florida’s Turnpike is 821 – Western loop around the city.
  • JFK Causeway is 934 – Northernmost link from Miami Beach to the mainland.
  • Julia Tuttle Causeway is I-195 – links Miami Beach to the mainland.
  • MacArthur Causeway is I-395 – Southernmost link from Miami Beach to the mainland.
  • Palmetto Expressway is 826 – it turns into 163rd Street in North Miami Beach.
  • Snapper Creek Expressway is 878 – a short east-west freeway from 874 in Kendall to US 1 in South Miami.
  • South Dixie Highway is US 1 – South of Downtown Miami.

Other Major Streets

  • Bird Road is SW 40 Street
  • Calle Ocho is SW 8 Street – in Little Havana
  • Tamiami Trail is SW 8 Street – in the West part of the city
  • Coral Way is SW 22 Street
  • LeJeune Road is SW 42 Avenue
  • Kendall Drive is SW 88 Street or State Road 94
  • Red Road is SW 57 Avenue
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