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U.S. Highway 27 marker

U.S. Highway 27 Alternate
Route information
Alternate route of US 27
Maintained by FDOT
Major junctions
South end: US 27 / US 41 / SR 121 in Williston
North end: US 19 / US 27 / US 98 in Perry
Highway system

U.S. Highway 27 Alternate is a signed north–south but primarily east–west route running between Perry and Williston, and is co-signed with US 19/98 between Perry and Chiefland. As part of the US 19/98/ALT 27 concurrency, it is mostly signed secretly as State Road 55. East of Chiefland, the road secretly runs along the west end of State Road 500. The entire length of the route is 94 miles (151 km).[2]

It is one of the primary routes between northwest and central Florida, having been recently been four-laned along its entire route. With a signed speed limit of 65 mph (105 km/h), this gives it more capacity than the mostly-two-lane "regular" US 27.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[4] Mile[5] Destinations Notes
Taylor Perry US 19 north / US 98 west / SR 30 (Hampton Springs Ave.) / US 27 / SR 20 east – Tallahassee, Panama City, High Springs North end of US-19-98 overlap
Northwestern terminus of Alt. US 27.
US 221 north – Greenville Southern terminus of US-221
Bucell Junction SR 30 / SR 30A[6] Southern terminus of SR 30 overlap
Tennille SR 51 – Steinhatchee
Bridges over Steinhatchee River
Dixie Dixie County 358.svg CR 358 Brief multiplex.
Futchville Dixie County 358.svg CR 358 Eastern terminus of Levy CR 358
Cross City Dixie County 351A.svg CR 351A (North 223rd Avenue/Southwest 10th Street)
Dixie County 351.svg CR 351 (Cedar Street)
Old Town SR 349 north / CR 349 south Southern terminus of FL 349. Northern terminus of Levy CR 349
Joe H. Anderson Sr. Bridge over Suwannee River
Levy Fanning Springs SR 26 east – Trenton Western terminus of SR-26
Chiefland SR 320 west (Manatee Springs Road) To Manatee Springs State Park
US 129 (Rodgers Blvd.) – Lake City Southern terminus of US-129
US 19 / US 98 south / SR 55 (Main St.) – St. Petersburg, Palm Beach Southern end of US 19-98 overlap
SR 345 (4th Ave)
Bronson SR 24 – Cedar Key, Gainesville
Levy County 337.svg CR 337
Williston US 41 / SR 121 south – Dunnellon, Lebanon Station West end of US 41-SR-121 overlap
US 27 / US 41 / SR 121 north – High Springs Southeastern Terminus of Alt. US 27,
South end of US 27-41-SR-121 overlap

Former Alternate US 27[edit]

Three other Alternate U.S. Route 27's also used to exist in Florida. One around Lake Weir, from Belleview to Lady Lake was deleted in 1980. This was co-signed with Alternate U.S. Route 441 and hidden Florida State Road 25. Another in Polk County from Haines City to Sunray Deli Estates which was deleted in 1998, despite the fact that road maps and atlases still continue to show it. And a third from Avon Park to Sebring Southgate that was deleted in 1979. Both of them were replaced by formerly hidden Florida State Road 17.


  1. ^ FDOT Federal Aid Report
  2. ^ US 27; Florida in Kodachrome
  3. ^ [Rand McNally Florida Road Atlas; Map #53 (2005)]
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. "2009 Boundary and Annexation Survey Maps". Retrieved June 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Retrieved October 4, 2007. 
  6. ^ [Rand McNally Florida Road Atlas; Map #53 (2005)]

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