Florida State Road 17

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State Road 17 marker

State Road 17
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 47.086 mi[1] (75.778 km)
Existed 1945 – present
Major junctions
South end US 27 / US 98 in Sebring

US 27 / US 98 / SR 64 in Avon Park

US 27 / US 98 near Frostproof
SR 60 in Lake Wales
North end US 17 / US 92 in Haines City
Highway system
US 17SR 18

State Road 17 (SR 17), also formerly known as U.S. Route 27 Alternate, is a north–south state road in the U.S. state of Florida. It is split into two sections. The road provides scenic views as it winds through the hills of the Lake Wales Ridge.[2]

Route description[edit]

Southern segment[edit]

It runs from Sebring in Highlands County as "Lakeview Drive." It goes through downtown Sebring as "Ridgewood Drive" before continuing north-northwest of the city, entering Avon Park from the east as "Cornell Street."

At a four-way stop, it turns north, following Memorial Drive until it reaches Main Street, then it goes west through Avon Park's downtown until it intersects US 27/98.

Northern segment[edit]

A section runs from US 27/98 in Polk County, southwest of Frostproof. It bisects that town, taking the name "Scenic Highway" as it winds through Hillcrest Heights, Babson Park and Lake Wales. It continues north, taking names Main Street in Dundee, Hamilton Blvd in Lake Hamilton, and 10th Street in Haines City, where it ends at US 17/92.

State Road 17 between Frostproof and Hillcrest Heights. Orange groves on both sides of the highway, and Lake Moody ahead.

Major intersections[edit]

HighlandsSebring0.0000.000 US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700)
1.0581.703 CR 17 south (Kenilworth Boulevard) – Airport
1.5592.509 CR 634 west (North Franklin Street)
1.782.86Circle Drivetraffic circle around Circle Park
2.1673.487Sebring Parkway
3.9626.376 CR 17A south (Arbuckle Creek Road) – truck route to US 27
Avon Park9.70515.619 CR 17A north – truck route to US 27 north
10.45516.826 CR 17A south (Memorial Drive)
10.95417.629 CR 64 east (East Main Street) – Avon Park Air Force Range
12.20619.644 US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700) / SR 64 west (Main Street)
Gap in route
Polk0.0000.000 US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700) / North Avon Park Cut-Off – Avon Park, Lake Wales
Frostproof4.2136.780Fort Meade Road - Fort Meadeformer SR 630A west
6.0209.688 CR 630 – Indian Lake Estates, Fort Meade
14.97124.093 CR 640 west
17.29127.827 CR 17B (Hunt Brothers Road)
Lake Wales19.01930.608 To SR 60 / Polk Avenue
20.28532.646 CR 17A north (Burns Avenue) – Spook Hill, Bok Tower Gardens
21.13934.020 To US 27 / Mountain Lake Cut-Off Road
Lake of the Hills23.73438.196 CR 17A (Masterpiece Road / Chalet Suzanne Road) – Historic Chalet Suzanne
24.96740.180 To US 27 / Waverly Road – Waverly, Winter Haven
Dundee29.03446.726 To US 27 / SR 542 / Main Street – Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven
Lake Hamilton30.29748.758 CR 542 east (Lake Hatchineha Road) – FFA Training Center
31.31450.395 CR 546 (Kokomo Road)
Haines City33.33953.654 SR 544 west (Scenic Highway East) / CR 544 east – Winter Haven, Auburndale
34.88056.134 US 17 / US 92 (Hinson Avenue / SR 600) to US 27 – Lake Alfred, Davenport
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related roads[edit]

County Road 17[edit]

County Road 17
Location Haines City

County Road 17 (CR 17) exists as a sort of northern extension of SR 17. It travels northwest from the historic district of Haines City, taking the name Main Street (formerly Polk City Road). Crossing US 27, CR 17 continues northwest as Old Polk City Road until it reaches CR 557.

County Road 17A[edit]

County Road 17A
Location Lake Wales

County Road 17A (CR 17A) takes the name of Masterpiece Road and loops around toward the east of SR 17 in the vicinity of Lake Wales.

County Road 17B[edit]

County Road 17B
Location Lake Wales

County Road 17B (CR 17B) connects SR 60 to CR 17A in Lake Wales.


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed February 2014
  2. ^ "The Ridge Scenic Highway". Florida Scenic Highways/National Scenic Byways. Retrieved 2010-09-25.

External links[edit]

Media related to Florida State Road 17 at Wikimedia Commons