Florida State Road 62

State Road 62 (SR 62) is a 37 miles (60 km) state highway in Manatee and Hardee counties in Florida, United States, that passes through Florida scrubland, from Parrish to near Bowling Green.

State Road 62
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length37.433 mi[1] (60.243 km)
Major junctions
West end US 301 in Parrish
  SR 37 at Duette
East end US 17 near Wauchula
Location
CountiesManatee and Hardee
Highway system
SR 61ASR 63

Description

The paved SR 62 is only two lanes wide over its entire route and cuts through the Manatee River basin. The road crosses Horse Creek and the North Fork of the Manatee River. It provides access to the Tampa Bay area from Hardee County.

Inside Duette, SR 62 meets with the intersection of Keentown Road. Keentown Road is a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) dirt road that leads into the hamlet of Keentown, a farming community. There are only 3 major junctions on this highway, Florida State Road 37, CR 39, and CR 663.

Five miles (8.0 km) east of Parrish is Lake Parrish, an artificial lake. It is home to a FPL power plant and a boat ramp.

In Hardee County, the road does not turn to the left or right for 14 miles (23 km) on its way to its southern terminus at U.S. Route 17.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ManateeParrish0.0000.000 US 301 (SR 43) Ellenton, Sun City CenterWestern terminus
8.32613.399Saffold Roadto CR 579
17.11627.546 CR 39 north Plant City, Zephyrhills
Duette19.22630.941 SR 37 north Mulberry
HardeeFort Green Springs29.95748.211 CR 663 north Hardee Lakes Parkwest end of CR 663 concurrence
30.46949.035 CR 663 southeast end of CR 663 concurence
37.43360.243 US 17 (SR 35) Bowling Green, WauchulaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

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