Florida State Road 62

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State Road 62 marker

State Road 62
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 37.433 mi[1] (60.243 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 301 in Parrish
  SR 37 at Duette
East end: US 17 near Wauchula
Highway system
SR 61A SR 63

State Road 62 (SR 62) extends 37 miles (60 km) through unincorporated Manatee and Hardee counties, and passes through Florida scrubland, from Parrish to near Bowling Green. The paved road is only two lanes wide over its entire route. It also 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, SR 37, CR 39, and CR 663.

5 miles (8.0 km) east of Parrish is Lake Parrish, an artificial lake. It is home to a 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).

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Manatee Parrish 0.000 0.000 US 301 (SR 43) – Ellenton, Sun City Center
8.326 13.399 Saffold Road to CR 579
17.116 27.546 CR 39 north – Plant City, Zephyrhills
Duette 19.226 30.941 SR 37 north – Mulberry
Hardee Fort Green Springs 29.957 48.211 CR 663 north – Hardee Lakes Park west end of CR 663 overlap
30.469 49.035 CR 663 south east end of CR 663 overlap
37.433 60.243 US 17 (SR 35) – Bowling Green, Wauchula
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

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

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