Florida State Road 17

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State Road 17

SR 17 in red, CR 17 in blue, CR 17A and CR 17B in purple
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length47.086 mi[1] (75.778 km)
Major junctions
South end US 27 / US 98 in Sebring
Major intersections US 27 / US 98 / SR 64 in Avon Park
US 27 / US 98 near Frostproof
SR 60 in Lake Wales
North end US 17 / US 92 in Haines City
CountryUnited States
CountiesHighlands, Polk
Highway system
US 17 SR 18

State Road 17 (SR 17), also formerly known as U.S. Route 27 Alternate (US 27 Alt.), is a north–south state road in the U.S. state of Florida. It is split into two sections. The road provides scenic views as it winds through the hills of the Lake Wales Ridge.[2]

Route description

Southern segment

It runs from Sebring in Highlands County as "Lakeview Drive." It goes through downtown Sebring as "Ridgewood Drive" before continuing north-northwest of the city, entering Avon Park from the east as "Cornell Street."

At a four-way stop, it turns north, following Memorial Drive until it reaches Main Street, then it goes west through Avon Park's downtown until it intersects US 27/98.

Northern segment

A section runs from US 27/98 in Polk County, southwest of Frostproof. It bisects that town, taking the name "Scenic Highway" as it winds through Hillcrest Heights, Babson Park and Lake Wales. It continues north, taking names Main Street in Dundee, Hamilton Blvd in Lake Hamilton, and 10th Street in Haines City, where it ends at US 17/92.

State Road 17 between Frostproof and Hillcrest Heights. Orange groves on both sides of the highway, and Lake Moody ahead.

Major intersections

HighlandsSebring0.0000.000 US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700)
CR 17 south (Kenilworth Boulevard) – Airport
CR 634 west (North Franklin Street)
1.782.86Circle Drivetraffic circle around Circle Park
2.1673.487Sebring Parkway
CR 17A south (Arbuckle Creek Road) – truck route to US 27
Avon Park9.70515.619
CR 17A north – truck route to US 27 north
CR 17A south (Memorial Drive)
CR 64 east (East Main Street) – Avon Park Air Force Range
US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700) / SR 64 west (Main Street)
Gap in route
Polk0.0000.000 US 27 / US 98 (SR 25 / SR 700) / North Avon Park Cut-Off – Avon Park, Lake Wales
Frostproof4.2136.780Fort Meade Road - Fort Meadeformer SR 630A west
6.0209.688 CR 630 – Indian Lake Estates, Fort Meade
CR 640 west
17.29127.827 CR 17B (Hunt Brothers Road)traffic circle
Lake Wales19.01930.608
To SR 60 / Polk Avenue
CR 17A north (Burns Avenue) – Spook Hill, Bok Tower Gardens
To US 27 / Mountain Lake Cut-Off Road
Lake of the Hills23.73438.196 CR 17A (Masterpiece Road / Chalet Suzanne Road) – Historic Chalet Suzanne
CR 540 (Waverly Road) to US 27 – Waverly, Winter Haven, to Cypress Gardens Boulevard (SR 540), Legoland

To US 27 / SR 542 / Main Street
Lake Hamilton30.29748.758
CR 542 east (Lake Hatchineha Road) – FFA Training Center
31.31450.395 CR 546 (Kokomo Road)
Haines City33.33953.654

SR 544 west (Scenic Highway East) / CR 544 east (Lake Marion Road) – Winter Haven, Auburndale
US 17 / US 92 (Hinson Avenue / SR 600) to US 27 – Lake Alfred, Davenport
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related roads

County Road 17

County Road 17

LocationHaines City

County Road 17 (CR 17) exists as a sort of northern extension of SR 17. It travels northwest from the historic district of Haines City, taking the name Main Street (formerly Polk City Road). Crossing US 27, CR 17 continues northwest as Old Polk City Road until it reaches CR 557.

County Road 17A

County Road 17A

LocationLake Wales

County Road 17A (CR 17A) takes the name of Masterpiece Road and loops around toward the east of SR 17 in the vicinity of Lake Wales.

County Road 17B

County Road 17B

LocationLake Wales

County Road 17B (CR 17B) connects SR 60 to CR 17A in Lake Wales.


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ "The Ridge Scenic Highway". Florida Scenic Highways/National Scenic Byways. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-09-25.

External links

Media related to Florida State Road 17 at Wikimedia Commons