Florida State Road 37

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State Road 37 marker

State Road 37
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length34.227 mi[1] (55.083 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 62 in Duette
 
North end SR 35 / SR 600 in Lakeland
Location
CountiesManatee, Hillsborough, and Polk
Highway system
SR 35SR 39

State Road 37 (SR 37) is a state highway in [Manatee County, Florida|Manatee]] and Polk counties in Florida, United States, that also passes through the very extreme southeast corner of Hillsborough. It connects Florida State Road 62 (SR 62) in Duette, Florida with Florida State Road 35 / Florida State Road 600 (Main Street) in Lakeland. It is signed as Church Avenue in Mulberry and South Florida Avenue in Lakeland.

Northbound on Florida State Road 37 near Duette, February 2012.

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, briefly entering the "Four Corners" section of Hillsborough County before entering Polk County. For most of its length south of Florida State Road 60 (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]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ManateeDuette0.0000.000 SR 62 – Wauchula, ParrishSouthern terminus
Hillsborough
No major junctions
Polk10.08116.224 SR 674 west – Wimauma, Ruskin
13.09521.074 CR 630 east – Fort Meade, Frostproof
Pine Dale20.67133.267 CR 640
Mulberry23.74338.211 SR 60 – Tampa, Bartow
Lakeland HighlandsMedulla line27.81844.769 CR 540A east / Ewell Road
Lakeland30.9149.74 SR 570 (Polk Parkway) / Parkway Frontage Road North to Drane Field Road (SR 572) – Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland Linder International AirportSR 570 Exit 7
34.22755.083 SR 35 / SR 600 – Plant CityNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to Florida State Road 37 at Wikimedia Commons