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Florida State Road 970

State Road 970 marker

State Road 970
Downtown Distributor
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 0.563 mi[1] (0.906 km)
Existed: 1968 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑95 in Miami
East end: US 1 in Miami
Counties: Miami-Dade
Highway system
SR 969 SR 972

State Road 970 (SR 970), also known as the Downtown Distributor,[2] is a short 0.563-mile (0.906 km) elevated freeway connecting Interstate 95 and Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami. As of June 20, 2014, the entirety of the road cosigns with US 1/SR 5.


  • Route description 1
  • History 2
  • Exit list 3
  • References 4

Route description

The Downtown Distributor in May 2008

The expressway is two lanes wide in each direction, and had an annual average daily traffic volume of 34,000 according to a 2007 report, with an estimated volume of 37,500 in 2015.[3]

In addition to the entrance and exit at US 1, SR 970 also has entrance and exit ramps at Miami Avenue, three blocks to the west. Eastbound drivers also can exit to SE 1st Avenue near the James L. Knight Center and the Miami Tower.

This route is mostly unsigned. On the Interstate, there is no recognition of the State Road status of the Downtown Distributor, as exit signs in both directions indicate "Biscayne Boulevard, US 1". On the Distributor, both at the eastern end and roughly 0.2-mile (0.32 km) from the Interstate, State Road 970 shields are present, but without directional indicators.


It opened simultaneously with the adjacent stretch of I-95 in 1968.

Exit list

The entire route is in Miami, Miami-Dade County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 I‑95 / US 1 south (SR 9A / SR 5 south) – Airport I-95 exit 2A
0.4 0.6 Miami Avenue Eastbound exit (from I-95 south ramp) and westbound entrance; I-95 exit 2C
0.5 0.8 Southeast 1st Avenue Eastbound exit (from I-95 north ramp) and westbound entrance
0.563 0.906 US 1 north (Southeast 2nd Avenue / SR 5 north) / Southeast 3rd Street / Brickell Avenue / US 41 west / SR 90 west / to Biscayne Boulevard At-grade intersection; continues as SE 3rd Street (one-way, eastbound)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ "Access Management Class Summary: FDOT District VI - Miami-Dade County" ( 
  3. ^ "Arterial Grid Analysis Study" (PDF).  
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