State Road 5 (Florida)
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State Road 5 Florida

State Road 5 marker

State Road 5
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 536.724 mi[1] (863.774 km)
6.784 miles (10.918 km) signed
Existed 1945 renumbering (definition) - present
Major junctions
South end / Fleming Street in Key West
  / in West Palm Beach
North end / in Kingsland, GA
Highway system

State Road 5 (SR 5) is a mostly-unsigned state highway in the state of Florida. It is mainly signed as US 1 from its south end in Key West, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida, and US 17 from Jacksonville to the Georgia state line at the Saint Marys River. US 1 is SR 15 northwest from Jacksonville.

However, from northern Lantana through Lake Worth to Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, SR 5 is separate from US 1, which runs to the west on the older but wider Dixie Highway. Here, SR 5 runs along a road named Olive Avenue.

Route description

SR 5 uses the parallel Olive Avenue from just north of County Road 812 (Lantana Road) in Lantana until Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, where it turns west one block to rejoin Dixie Highway and US 1. Olive Avenue and Dixie Highway are parallel and extremely close to each other for this entire length. Olive Avenue is also signed as Federal Highway, but this name is not used as much.


Until around 2004, Olive Avenue carried northbound US 1 (and SR 5) north from Dixie Highway (new US 1 / SR 805) to SR A1A. In 2004, US 1 was re-routed onto Dixie Highway without SR 5. Afterwards, FDOT started periodically relinquishing SR 5 in fragments between July 1, 2004 and April 7, 2011. FDOT has relinquished all of former SR 5 in the city of West Palm Beach. Therefore, SR 5 has a gap starting at the West Palm Beach-Lake Worth city line, and resumes at the US 1 intersection with Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.

Major intersections

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Palm Beach Lantana 216.945 349.139 north (Dixie Highway) Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1; southern terminus of SR 805
Lake Worth 218.590 351.787 east (Lake Avenue) One-way eastbound
218.639 351.865 west (Lucerne Avenue) One-way westbound
219.391 353.076 abbr= 10th Avenue to I-95
West Palm Beach 220.596 355.015 C-51 Canal Bridge Southern terminus of city maintenance
221.300 356.148 Forest Hill Boulevard To SR 882
222.721 358.435 / (Southern Boulevard) to /
223.729 360.057 Olive Avenue Former US 1 North
223.834 360.226 south (Dixie Highway) to / Belvedere Road Northern terminus of city maintenance; southern terminus of concurrency with US 1; northern terminus of SR 805
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014

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