Florida State Road 231 Article

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State Road 231 marker

State Road 231
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length6.317 mi [1] (10.166 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 235 near LaCrosse
  SR 18 in Brooker
Reception and Medical Center near Lake Butler
North end SR 238 in Lake Butler
Highway system
SR 230 SR 235

State Road 231 (SR 231), locally known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and SW 6th Avenue, is a north-south discontinuous route running through Union County, Bradford County, and Alachua County, Florida.

Route description

State Road 231 begins near LaCrosse at the intersection with SR 235 and County Road 231 (former SR 231). From there it heads north, cosigning with SR 235, across the Santa Fe River into Bradford County and Brooker. At the junction with SR 18, state maintenance ends and the road becomes County Road 231, with County Road 235 cosigning. CR 235 leaves the road approximately two miles north of the junction. The route continues north into Union County, passing CR 231A, and regains state road status near SW 78th Street and the Florida Department of Corrections Reception and Medical Center. The road then heads into Lake Butler, crossing SR 121 and ending at SR 238 several blocks short of SR 100.

History

SR 231 originally terminated at SR 121 roughly six miles south of its current terminus. The former relinquished segment is signed as County Road 231.

A second piece of CR 231 fills the gap in SR 231 between Brooker and south of Lake Butler. East of Brooker is a third piece looping south off County Road 18 that does not line up with the others, yet was also once known as SR 231.

A final piece begins at SR 100 northwest of Lake Butler and extends north to Olustee, where it crosses US 90 before ending at the shore of Ocean Pond in the Osceola National Forest.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [1] [2]kmDestinationsNotes
Alachua Gainesville0.0000.000 SR 121 – Gainesville, LaCrosse
3.0 [3]4.8Northwest 156th Avenue ( CR 340 east)
6.0189.685 SR 235 south – LaCrossesouth end of state maintenance; south end of SR 235 overlap
Bradford Brooker9.39715.123 CR 18 east (Charlotte Avenue) – Graham, Starkesouth end of SR 18 overlap
9.59615.443 SR 18 west – Worthington Springsnorth end of SR 18 overlap; north end of state maintenance
10.0 [3]16.1Bloxham Street ( CR 235A south)
11.5 [3]18.5 CR 235 northnorth end of CR 235 overlap
Union16.1 [3]25.9 CR 231A west
17.1 [3]27.5Southwest 73rd StreetSouth end of state maintenance
Lake Butler19.6 [3]31.5 SR 121 (Southwest 6th Street)
19.8 [3]31.9 SR 238 (Southwest 2nd Street / Southwest 6th Avenue) – Providence
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  2. ^ FDOT GIS data Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine., accessed January 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Google Maps distance