Florida Highways Alligator Alley
The famous Florida roadway known as “Alligator Alley” was first called Alligator Alley by the American Automobile Association – named for the alligators that pass under and sometimes on Alligator Alley. The road connects the east and west coasts of Florida across miles of Everglades swamps. Alligator Alley completely divides Everglades National Park.Alligator Alley was originally built as a two-lane toll road. The road was widened to four lanes and is now part of I-75. The road toll now is $2.50 for automobiles.Alligator Alley is a good road to use to get from Fort Lauderdale, Miami or the east coast of Florida to Marco Island, Naples and the rest of the Florida Gulf Coast. The average speed is usually in excess of 60 mph. The road can be remote as it passes through the swamp. Have a full tank of gas and don’t wander from the roadway to sight-see – the alligators are real can be hard to spot in the murky swamp water. Contact us to feature your business in Marco Island Living, Marco Island’s Internet Magazine.