"Important and unappreciated road."
NW 12th st is a road taken for granted. This is a road leads to Dolphin Mall - a new outlet mall. Within a mile or so is International Mall on 107th ave. Both malls offer a lot of shopping. Dolphin offers a Cobb cinema, gelateria parmalat, Borders, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Brookes Brothers, Sport Authority and the brand new, massive, Bill Bass shop. International mall has a Sears, JC Penny, Dillards, Macy's Old Navy, etc. Both have great steakhouses - Dolphin has the Brazilian steak house "Texas de Brasil" and International has the Argentine steak house - "The Knife". This road also offers 4 or 5 car dealerships, including Esserman, Dodge and Toyota. There is a Walmart near nw 12th st and 87th Ave. Following this road further east, past Milam Dairy (72nd ave) this road become Perimeter road. This road runs along the circumference of Miami International Airport. This can cut time from traffic down at times. However, peak times to avoid this road would be weekdays during the mornings and evenings. Many people try to use this road as a shortcut. In the past it worked but inevitably as word spread it simply caused congestion and delays. It's best used during lunch time and weekends. Assuming you went on a shopping binge on this road, you could easily spend over $100,000 in day and end up with a plane ticket in hand to another country!