Florida State Road 15

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For the former secondary alignment west of Sanford, see County Road 15 (Seminole County, Florida).
"FL 15" redirects here. For the congressional district, see Florida's 15th congressional district.

State Road 15 marker

State Road 15
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 340.594 mi[1][2] (548.133 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 80 / CR 880 in Belle Glade
  SR 50 in Orlando
North end: US 1.svgUS 23.svgUS 301.svgGeorgia 4.svgGeorgia 15.svg US 1 / US 23 / US 301 / SR 4 / SR 15 at Georgia state line, northwest of Hilliard
Highway system
SR 14 SR 15A
SR 15 north at SR 5098 in Orlando

State Road 15 (SR 15) is part of the Florida State Road System.

Route description[edit]

SR 15 runs from SR 80/SR 880 at Belle Glade north along the east shore of Lake Okeechobee to Okeechobee. Then it runs north to SR 500 (US 192) at Holopaw, and northwest along SR 500 to Ashton (east of St. Cloud), where it ends.

County Road 15 in Osceola County and Orange County connects to the beginning of the next section, at SR 528 (the Bee Line Expressway) east of Orlando International Airport. From there, SR 15 travels north on Narcoossee Road, west on Hoffner Road, north on Conway Road through Conway, west on Lake Underhill Road, and west on South Street (northbound) and Anderson Street (southbound) on both sides of SR 408 to downtown Orlando. It then travels north on Mills Avenue and follows US 17 all the way to downtown Jacksonville. From there it follows Interstate 95 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, and then northwest into Georgia, as Georgia State Route 15.

SR 15 is practically unsigned, except in two places:

The rest is signed as various U.S. Highways:


History[edit]

Prior to the 1945 renumbering, the route that became SR 15 had the following numbers:

SR 15 was defined in the 1945 renumbering as:

Neither proposed route was built. The alternate route in Seminole County was going to be a bypass of Sanford, but construction of SR 400 (Interstate 4) relegated it to a minor road, and it became CR 15 in the 1980s.

The main route has stayed mostly the same. Here are the places where the route now differs:

  • The south end of SR 15 has stayed the same, but SR 80 has moved to the north, and thus the first three miles (5 km) of SR 15 is also SR 80.
  • SR 15 is now CR 15 in Osceola County and Orange County from SR 500 in Ashton to SR 528 east of Orlando International Airport.
  • SR 15 originally went from Conway to Orlando along Conway Road, but then turned west at Curry Ford Road and used Briercliff Drive, Delaney Avenue, and Gore Street to reach SR 527. The part of the old alignment on Curry Ford Road became part of SR 526A when SR 15 was moved.
  • Until around 1975, when the Mills Avenue Extension was built, SR 15 continued west from Mills Avenue along what is now SR 5098, and then went north on SR 527 through downtown Orlando, returning to the current route via SR 50.
  • When the 20th Street Expressway was built in Jacksonville, SR 15 was rerouted onto it; the old route is now SR 139 (and was first given the number SR 15A).

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Palm Beach Belle Glade 0.000 0.000 CR 880 east (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
SR 80 west (South Main Street)
south end of SR 80 overlap
0.242 0.389 East Canal Street South (SR 717 east) south end of SR 717 overlap
0.290 0.467 SR 717 west (West Canal Street North) north end of SR 717 overlap
  3.010 4.844 US 98 east / US 441 south / SR 80 east / SR 812 west (Hooker Highway / truck route) – Pahokee, Canal Point, West Palm Beach north end of SR 80 overlap; south end of US 98 / US 441 overlap
see US 441 (mile 93.270-218.622)
Osceola St. Cloud 128.362 206.579 US 192 west / US 441 north (SR 500 north) / Hickory Tree Road (CR 534) north end of US 192 / US 441 overlap; north end of state maintenance (south end of CR 15)
Osceola
Orange
Orlando 135.759[2] 218.483 Boggy Creek Road (CR 530 west) - Kissimmee
Orange 139.6[3] 224.7 SR 417 – Orlando, Sanford, Tampa, Airport SR 417 exit 22
143.342[2] 230.687 SR 528 to I‑4 – Cocoa, Kennedy Space Center, International Airport SR 528 exit 13; north end of CR 15; south (signed) end of SR 15
144.776 232.994 Lee Vista Boulevard south end of state maintenance
145.950 234.884 To SR 551 / Goldenrod Road
147.337 237.116 SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard)
Belle Isle 148.588 239.129 CR 506 (Conway Road south / Hoffner Road west)
Orlando 151.610 243.993 SR 552 east (Curry Ford Road)
152.522 245.460 SR 408 west / CR 526 east (Lake Underhill Road) SR 408 exit 13
153.367 246.820 SR 408 east SR 408 exit 12B
153.516 247.060 Crystal Lake Drive - Orlando Executive Airport former SR 526 west
154.017 247.866 SR 408 west SR 408 exit 12A
154.774 249.085 SR 408 east / Mills Avenue south / South Street west – Titusville SR 408 exit 11B; former SR 5098 west
155.369 250.042 SR 526 (Robinson Street) to SR 50 west
155.873 250.853 US 17 south / US 92 west / SR 50 (Colonial Drive / SR 600 west) to I‑4 no left turn northbound; south end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 600 overlap
see US 17 (mile 138.894-285.5), I-95 (mile 351.186-353.929)
Duval Jacksonville 303.90[2] 489.08 I‑95 north (SR 9 north / SR 115 north) / US 1 south (M.L. King Jr. Parkway / SR 115 south) – International Airport, Savannah north end of I-95 / SR 9 overlap; south end of US 1 overlap; SR 15 follows exit 354B from I-95
see US 1 (mile 508.57-545.03)
Nassau Boulogne 340.594 548.133 US 1 north / US 23 north / US 301 north / SR 4 north / SR 15 north – Folkston, Nahunta, Waycross Georgia state line (St. Marys River bridge)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed January 2014
  2. ^ a b c d FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014
  3. ^ Google Maps distance