State Road 70

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State Road 70 travels the width of the Florida Peninsula 148.03 miles from U.S. 41 at Oneco to U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce. Through coastal areas of Southwest Florida and the Treasure Coast, SR 70 constitutes a heavily traveled four to six lane arterial. Across the interior of Florida, SR 70 traverses wetland areas, farmland and ranches. The state road also connects the DeSoto County seat of Arcadia with the Okeechobee County seat of Okeechobee, forming the main east-west route through both cities.

State Road 70 Guides

The western 11.3 miles of SR 70 in Manatee County is accommodates at least four lanes of traffic. East from Loraine Road at Lakewood Ranch, the state road reduces to two lanes as it trends southward to Myakka City and Arcadia. Crossing the Peace River, SR 70 (Oak Street) travels through Arcadia, where it separates into a one-way couplet along Magnolia Street east and Hickory Street west. The separate roadways combine along a A 1.7-mile long commercial arterial through the east side of the city.

Resuming a rural course, SR 70 plies east across ranch and wetland areas toward Lake Placid and Okeechobee. The state road expands to a five-lane boulevard along Oak Street across the city of Okeechobee. Park Street advances 1.25 miles east from U.S. 98/441 (Parrott Avenue), where SR 70 veers northward and widens into a divided highway. SR 710 branches southeast from SR 70 to West Palm Beach as SR 70 shifts northeast toward Fort Pierce.

Four laning of SR 70 between Okeechobee and Fort Pierce was completed on September 10, 2014. The final two widening projects rebuilt the two-lane roadway to a four-lane, divided highway from the St. Lucie County line east to a point a half mile beyond Summerlin Road. The western 4.3 mile segment was constructed between September 8, 2009 and September 24, 2012 at a cost of $12.4 million.1 Started on January 31, 2011, the eastern portion measured 5.87 miles in length and cost $18.8 million.2

State Road 70 - North-South Branch

State Road 70 has a spur extending north from 301 Boulevard (CR 683), a third of mile from SR 70 (53rd Avenue E) at Oneco, to the city of Bradenton. Following 15th Street E, SR 70 runs 3.03 miles north to the Samoset community and SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) east of Downtown Bradenton.


Sources:
  1. State Road 70, from Bluefield Road to VPI Grove Road (230262-2-52-01). http://www.d4fdot.com/tcfdot/ TC-Lucie_SR70_Bluefield_VPI.asp Florida Department of Transportation District 4 web site.
  2. State Road 70, from Summerlin Road to 1.6 Miles East of VPI Grove Road (230262-3-52-01). http://www.d4fdot.com/tcfdot/ TC-Lucie_SR70_Summerlin_VPI.asp Florida Department of Transportation District 4 web site.

    Connect with:
    Interstate 75
    Interstate 95
    U.S. 1
    U.S. 27
    U.S. 41
    U.S. 98
    U.S. 301
    U.S. 441
    State Road 31
    State Road 713

    Page Updated 10-24-2019.