Florida State Road 559

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State Road 559 marker

State Road 559
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 10.921 mi[1] (17.576 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 655 in Auburndale
North end: SR 33 in Polk City
Location
Counties: Polk
Highway system
SR 555 SR 563

State Road 559 (SR 559) is an 11-mile-long (18 km) state highway located entirely in Polk County, Florida. It is accessible to Auburndale and Polk City. It straddles the shoreline of Lake Ariana and Lake Juliana, and also passes the fictional city of Orlampa near Polk City.

Route description[edit]

SR 559 starts at U.S. Highway 92 (US 92) in Auburndale as Main Street, also taking the name Bartow Avenue. It heads northward through the downtown of the city, making three sharp turns around the Auburndale Chamber of Commerce and proceeding into a traffic circle around Lake Stella. The road makes its way to the eastern shore of Lake Ariana and straddles it for 1 mile (1.6 km) before passing the subdivision of Ariana Harbors. Leaving Auburndale, the road runs along the northeastern shore of Lake Juliana and continues north and slightly west to intersect with Interstate 4 (exit 44). The road passes the fictional Orlampa on its way to Polk City, where it provides access to Fantasy of Flight, turns northwest, and ends at SR 33.

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Polk County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Auburndale 0.000 0.000 SR 655 (Recker Highway)
0.683 1.099 Derby Avenue (CR 544A)
0.941 1.514 US 92 (Magnolia Avenue / SR 600) – Lake Alfred, Lakeland
7.649 12.310 CR 559A west
8.469 13.630 I‑4 (SR 400) – Tampa, Orlando I-4 exit 44
9.090 14.629 CR 557A east – Lake Alfred, Polk Correctional Institution, Water Ski Museum
Polk City 10.921 17.576 SR 33 – Lakeland, Groveland
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

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