Florida State Road 37

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State Road 37 marker

State Road 37
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 34.227 mi[1] (55.083 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 62 at Duette
  SR 60 in Mulberry
North end: Lakeland
Location
Counties: Manatee, Polk
Highway system
SR 35 SR 39

State Road 37 (SR 37) is a state highway which runs from SR 62 at Duette, Florida north to Lakeland. The road primarily runs through Polk County, with small sections in Hillsborough and Manatee counties. The road is signed as Church Avenue in Mulberry and South Florida Avenue in Lakeland.

Route description[edit]

From its southern terminus at SR 62 in the tiny town of Duette in Manatee County, it travels in a northeastern direction, entering the "Four Corners" section of Hillsborough County before entering Polk County. For most of its length south of SR 60 in Mulberry, SR 37 is a lonely stretch of road with oak hammocks and occasional phosphate mines. From SR 60 to its northern terminus at West Main Street in Lakeland, it serves as the north/south dividing line of the street grids of both Mulberry and Lakeland.

History[edit]

The road was originally built to provide easy access between Bradenton (via SR 62) and Lakeland, although it was mostly bypassed after the construction of the faster I-4 and I-75.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Manatee Duette 0.000 0.000 SR 62 – Wauchula, Parrish
Polk   10.081 16.224 SR 674 west – Wimauma, Ruskin
  13.095 21.074 CR 630 east – Fort Meade, Frostproof
Pine Dale 20.671 33.267 CR 640
Mulberry 23.743 38.211 SR 60 – Tampa, Bartow
Lakeland Highlands / Medulla 27.818 44.769 CR 540A east / Ewell Road
Lakeland 30.91 49.74 SR 570 (Polk Parkway) / Parkway Frontage Road North to Drane Field Road (SR 572) – Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport SR 570 exit 7
34.227 55.083 Main Street / Florida Avenue (SR 35 / SR 600) - Plant City
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014