Florida State Road 70

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State Road 70 marker

State Road 70
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 148.034 mi[1] (238.238 km)
Existed: 1945 renumbering (definition) – present
Major junctions
West end: US 41 near Bradenton
  US 17 in Arcadia
US 27 near Lake Placid
US 98 / US 441 in Okeechobee
East end: US 1 in Fort Pierce
Location
Counties: Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie
Highway system
SR 69 SR 71

Stretching 148 miles (238 km) across the Florida peninsula, State Road 70 (SR 70) spans five Florida counties and straddles the northern boundaries of two more. Its western terminus is at US 41 (14th Street West) south of Bradenton (Manatee County); its eastern terminus is an intersection of Virginia Avenue and South Fourth Street (U.S. Route 1/SR 5) in Fort Pierce (St. Lucie County).

Route description[edit]

Between the termini, SR 70 serves the following Florida counties and cities:

Manatee CountyBradenton, Oneco, Lorraine, Verna (on the boundary with Sarasota County), Parmalee, Myakka City, Edgeville

DeSoto CountyPine Level, Arcadia

Highlands CountyChilds, Bairs Den, Bear Hollow, Brighton (northeast of a stretch of SR 70 on the boundary with Glades County)

Okeechobee CountyOkeechobee, Cypress Quarters. The route includes part of the Conners Highway

St. Lucie County – Fort Pierce

SR 70 is signed throughout its entire route, including the mile-long stretch of road it shares with US 98 (State Road 700) in Okeechobee.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Manatee   0.000 0.000 US 41 (14th Street West / SR 45) – Airport
Oneco 1.761 2.834 15th Street East former US 301
  2.762 4.445 US 301 (SR 683)
  7.19 11.57 I‑75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Naples I-75 exit 217
  17.328 27.887 CR 675 north – Zolfo Springs, Parrish
Myakka City 26.907 43.303 Singletary Road / Myakka-Wauchula Road
DeSoto   44.838 72.160 CR 661A north
  45.901 73.870 CR 661 north – Ona
  46.163 74.292 SR 72 west – Sarasota
Arcadia 48.064 77.352 US 17 south (DeSoto Avenue / SR 35) – Punta Gorda
48.143 77.479 US 17 north (Brevard Avenue / SR 35) – Zolfo Springs
  49.824 80.184 SR 31 south – Fort Myers
  54.867 88.300 CR 760 west
Highlands Childs 79.858 128.519 Old State Road 8 north
79.913 128.608 Old State Road 8 south not actually former SR 8, but rather SR 67
Bairs Den 80.931 130.246 US 27 (SR 25) – Lake Placid, Moore Haven
Bear Hollow 83.694 134.692 CR 29 north
Brighton 95.654 153.940 CR 721 south – Lakeport, Seminole Reservation
  98.412 158.379 CR 721 north
Kissimmee River 102.84 165.50 Harding Memorial Bridge
Okeechobee   104.224 167.732 CR 599 north (Northwest 128th Avenue)
  111.119 178.829 US 98 north (SR 700) – Sebring west end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
Okeechobee 112.290 180.713 US 98 south / US 441 (Parrott Avenue / SR 15 / SR 700 south) – Orlando, West Palm Beach east end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
  114.098 183.623 SR 710 south to Turnpike – Indiantown
St. Lucie   133.934 215.546 CR 613 south (Carlton Road)
  134.330 216.183 CR 613 north (Sneed Road)
  136.372 219.469 CR 609 north (Header Canal Road)
  137.144 220.712 CR 712 east (Midway Road) – County Fairgrounds
  137.989 222.072 CR 609A (Shinn Road)
  140.198 225.627 McCarty Road former SR 712A south
  140.702 226.438 Eleven Mile Road - Camp Hidden Hammock former SR 712B south
Fort Pierce 143.314 230.642 Turnpike (SR 91) / SR 713 north (Kings Highway) to US 1 – Airport Turnpike exit 152
144.021 231.779 I‑95 (SR 9) – West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach I-95 exit 129
144.377 232.352 CR 611 (Jenkins Road)
145.432 234.050 CR 770 east (Okeechobee Road)
146.527 235.812 SR 615 (M.L. King Jr. Boulevard / South 25th Street)
147.662 237.639 Oleander Avenue (CR 605)
148.034 238.238 US 1 (SR 5)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Spur in Bradenton
County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Manatee Oneco 0.000 0.000 301 Boulevard former US 301
  1.600 2.575 US 301 (SR 683)
Bradenton 3.030 4.876 SR 64 (Manatee Avenue East) to I‑75 – Beaches, Anna Maria Island
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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