|State Road 869|
|Length:||23 mi (37 km)|
|North end:||US 1 in Deerfield Beach|
| I-95 in Deerfield Beach|
Turnpike in Deerfield Beach
US 441/FL 7 in Parkland
|South end:||I-75/I-595 in Weston|
The Sawgrass Expressway, also designated State Road 869, is a 23-mile-long, limited-access toll bypass of Broward County, Florida, extending westward from US 1 (SR 5) in Deerfield Beach as a surface street (SE/SW 10th Street), then becoming a toll expressway as it passes Florida's Turnpike (although there is no westbound access to the turnpike or eastbound access from the turnpike), then bending southward as it goes around Coral Springs towards its end at the junction of Interstate 75 (SR 93), Interstate 595 (SR 862), and SR 84 in Weston. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand US Route 1 (US 1 is a major north-south US Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area Interstate 95 (officially The Singer Expressway in Miami-Dade County), the main Interstate Highway on the East coast of the United States, serves Florida's Turnpike (TPK which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998 is a Toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km down US Route 441 is a Spur route of US Route 41. It currently runs for 939 Miles (1511 km) from U State Road 7 is a major north-south artery connecting Okeechobee Boulevard ( SR 704) in West Palm Beach with US 41 / SR 90 in the Little Parkland is a city in Broward County, Florida where zoning laws are designed to protect the "parklike" character of the city Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. Interstate 595 (I-595 connects Interstate 75 in the west with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, US 1 and Interstate 95 in the Weston is a city located in Broward County Florida, USA Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida / JMB Realty Roads maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation or a toll authority are referred to officially as State Roads, abbreviated SR. State Road 867 and Lee County Road 867 together create a 145 mile roadway in Lee County Florida, connecting Punta Rassa and Fort Myers Florida State Road 870, locally known as Commercial Boulevard is a 74-mile-long highway serving northern Broward County Florida. Broward County is a County located in the US state of Florida. US Route 1 (US 1 is a major north-south US Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. State Road 5 is a mostly-unsigned State highway in the state of Florida. Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area A toll road, (also known as a tollway, turnpike, pike, or toll highway, especially if it is constructed to Freeway standards An expressway is a Divided highway for high-speed traffic with at least partial Control of access. Florida's Turnpike (TPK which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998 is a Toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km down Coral Springs, officially chartered July 10 1963 is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States approximately northwest of Fort Lauderdale Florida Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. State Road 93 is the hidden Florida Department of Transportation designator for most of Interstate 75 (I-75 from the Georgia state line to the Interchange Interstate 595 (I-595 connects Interstate 75 in the west with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, US 1 and Interstate 95 in the Interstate 595 (I-595 connects Interstate 75 in the west with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, US 1 and Interstate 95 in the Originally extending from the Tamiami Trail ( US 41 - SR 45) in Naples to Federal Highway ( U Weston is a city located in Broward County Florida, USA Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida / JMB Realty Opened in July 1986, it was constructed by the Broward County Expressway Authority. Bonds were sold in 1984 to finance construction and again in 1986 to partially refund the 1984 bonds. Senate Bill 1316 authorized the FDOT to acquire the Sawgrass Expressway as part of the Turnpike system, subject to economic feasibility tests and the covenants of the outstanding bonds. The requirements were met, and in 1990, the Sawgrass became part of Florida's Turnpike system of toll roads.
Originally planned to be the University-Deerfield Expressway when it was first proposed in 1969, it was supposed to be the northernmost part of a chain of expressways from Deerfield Beach to Coral Gables, but the proposed Snake Creek Expressway (in Broward County) became part of the Florida's Turnpike Extension and the LeJeune-Douglas Expressway (in Dade County) failed in the 1970s as construction budgets narrowed roadbuilding capabilities. Coral Gables (sometimes referred to as The Gables) is a City in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami, in the United Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. On the other hand, the rerouting of Interstate 75 from the Tamiami Trail to Alligator Alley increased the necessity of a northern/western bypass of Broward County and invigorated the project -- which had acquired a new route and a new name, the Sawgrass-Deerfield Expressway. The Tamiami Trail (pronounced "tammy-amee" so it rhymes is the southernmost 275 miles (443 km of U Alligator Alley (also known as Everglades Parkway) is a section of Interstate 75 ( State Road 93) and State Road 84 extending from Naples
A series of cost-cutting measures for the proposed toll road included removal of all planned rest stops and a shortening of the name of the road to Sawgrass Expressway (A consultant stated in an interview, "Those overhead signs are damn expensive"). A rest area, travel plaza, rest stop, or service area is a public facility located next to a large thoroughfare such as a Highway, Expressway SR 869 opened for traffic in 1984. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar)
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise purchased the 23-mile Sawgrass Express from the Broward County Expressway Authority in December 1990 as part of the expansion program authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1990 Senate Bill 1316.
Unlike most roads, the Sawgrass Expressway had a mascot, a swamp frog named Cecil B. Sawgrass, who appeared on signs greeting motorists entering the tollway from Florida's Turnpike. Signs featuring Cecil are becoming rare, however, as most newer Expressway signage uses only a standard TOLL 869 shield. One of the few remaining signs featuring Cecil B. Sawgrass, until recently, could be found at the Expressway's interchange with SR 845 (Powerline Road). State Road 845 is a 14-mile-long north-south divided highway serving northern Broward County and southern Palm Beach County Florida.