Florida State Road 62

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State Road 62 marker

State Road 62

Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length37.433 mi[1] (60.243 km)
Major junctions
West end US 301 in Parrish
Major intersections SR 37 at Duette
East end US 17 near Wauchula
CountryUnited States
CountiesManatee, Hardee
Highway system
SR 61A SR 63

State Road 62 (SR 62) is a 37-mile (60 km) state highway in Manatee and Hardee counties in the US state of Florida that passes through scrubland from Parrish to near Bowling Green.

Route description[edit]

Sign for eastbound SR 62 in Duette, February 2012

The paved SR 62 is only two lanes wide over its entire route and cuts through the Manatee River basin. The road crosses Horse Creek and the North Fork of the Manatee River. It provides access to the Tampa Bay area from Hardee County.

Inside Duette, SR 62 meets with the intersection of Keentown Road. Keentown Road is a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) dirt road that leads into the hamlet of Keentown, a farming community. There are only 3 major junctions on this highway, Florida State Road 37, CR 39, and CR 663.

Five miles (8.0 km) east of Parrish is Lake Parrish, an artificial lake. It is home to an FPL power plant and a boat ramp.

In Hardee County, the road does not turn to the left or right for 14 miles (23 km) on its way to its southern terminus at U.S. Route 17.

Major intersections[edit]

ManateeParrish0.0000.000 US 301 (SR 43) – Ellenton, Sun City CenterWestern terminus
8.32613.399Saffold Roadto CR 579
CR 39 north – Plant City, Zephyrhills
SR 37 north – Mulberry
HardeeFort Green Springs29.95748.211
CR 663 north – Hardee Lakes Park
west end of CR 663 concurrence
CR 663 south
east end of CR 663 concurence
37.43360.243 US 17 (SR 35) – Bowling Green, WauchulaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


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

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