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Florida State Road 15

State Road 15 marker

State Road 15
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length 340.594 mi[1][2] (548.133 km)
Existed 1945 - present
Major junctions
South end / in Belle Glade
  in Orlando
North end US 1.svgUS 23.svgUS 301.svgGeorgia 4.svgGeorgia 15.svg US 1 / US 23 / US 301 / SR 4 / SR 15 at Georgia state line, northwest of Hilliard
Highway system
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SR 15 north at SR 5098 in Orlando

State Road 15 (SR 15) is part of the Florida State Road System.

Route description

SR 15 runs from SR 80/SR 880 at Belle Glade north along the east shore of Lake Okeechobee to Okeechobee. Then it runs north to SR 500 (US 192) at Holopaw, and northwest along SR 500 to Ashton (east of St. Cloud), where it ends.

County Road 15 in Osceola County and Orange County connects to the beginning of the next section, at SR 528 (the Bee Line Expressway) east of Orlando International Airport. From there, SR 15 travels north on Narcoossee Road, west on Hoffner Road, north on Conway Road through Conway, west on Lake Underhill Road, and west on South Street (northbound) and Anderson Street (southbound) on both sides of SR 408 to downtown Orlando. It then travels north on Mills Avenue and follows US 17 all the way to downtown Jacksonville. From there it follows Interstate 95 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, and then northwest into Georgia, as Georgia State Route 15.

SR 15 is practically unsigned, except in two places:

The rest is signed as various U.S. Highways:


History

Prior to the 1945 renumbering, the route that became SR 15 had the following numbers:

SR 15 was defined in the 1945 renumbering as:

Neither proposed route was built. The alternate route in Seminole County was going to be a bypass of Sanford, but construction of SR 400 (Interstate 4) relegated it to a minor road, and it became CR 15 in the 1980s.

The main route has stayed mostly the same. Here are the places where the route now differs:

  • The south end of SR 15 has stayed the same, but SR 80 has moved to the north, and thus the first three miles (5 km) of SR 15 is also SR 80.
  • SR 15 is now CR 15 in Osceola County and Orange County from SR 500 in Ashton to SR 528 east of Orlando International Airport.
  • SR 15 originally went from Conway to Orlando along Conway Road, but then turned west at Curry Ford Road and used Briercliff Drive, Delaney Avenue, and Gore Street to reach SR 527. The part of the old alignment on Curry Ford Road became part of SR 526A when SR 15 was moved.
  • Until around 1975, when the Mills Avenue Extension was built, SR 15 continued west from Mills Avenue along what is now SR 5098, and then went north on SR 527 through downtown Orlando, returning to the current route via SR 50.
  • When the 20th Street Expressway was built in Jacksonville, SR 15 was rerouted onto it; the old route is now SR 139 (and was first given the number SR 15A).

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Palm BeachBelle Glade0.0000.000 east (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
west (South Main Street)
south end of SR 80 overlap
0.2420.389East Canal Street South (SR 717 east)south end of SR 717 overlap
0.2900.467 west (West Canal Street North)north end of SR 717 overlap
3.0104.844 east / south / east / west (Hooker Highway / truck route) - Pahokee, Canal Point, West Palm Beachnorth end of SR 80 overlap; south end of US 98 / US 441 overlap
see US 441 (mile 93.270-218.622)
OsceolaSt. Cloud128.362206.579 west / north (SR 500 north) / Hickory Tree Road (CR 534)north end of US 192 / US 441 overlap; north end of state maintenance (south end of CR 15)
Osceola-Orange
county line
Orlando135.759[2]218.483Boggy Creek Road (CR 530 west) - Kissimmee
Orange139.6[3]224.7 - Orlando, Sanford, Tampa, AirportSR 417 exit 22
143.342[2]230.687 to  - Cocoa, Kennedy Space Center, International AirportSR 528 exit 13; north end of CR 15; south (signed) end of SR 15
144.776232.994Lee Vista Boulevardsouth end of state maintenance
145.950234.884 To / Goldenrod Road
147.337237.116 (Semoran Boulevard)
Belle Isle148.588239.129 (Conway Road south / Hoffner Road west)
Orlando151.610243.993 east (Curry Ford Road)
152.522245.460 west / east (Lake Underhill Road)SR 408 exit 13
153.367246.820 eastSR 408 exit 12B
153.516247.060 Crystal Lake Drive - Orlando Executive Airportformer SR 526 west
154.017247.866 westSR 408 exit 12A
154.774249.085 east / Mills Avenue south / South Street west - TitusvilleSR 408 exit 11B; former SR 5098 west
155.369250.042 (Robinson Street) to west
155.873250.853 south / west / (Colonial Drive / SR 600 west) to no left turn northbound; south end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 600 overlap
see US 17 (mile 138.894-285.5), I-95 (mile 351.186-353.929)
DuvalJacksonville303.90[2]489.08 north (SR 9 north / SR 115 north) / south (M.L. King Jr. Parkway / SR 115 south) - International Airport, Savannahnorth end of I-95 / SR 9 overlap; south end of US 1 overlap; SR 15 follows exit 354B from I-95
see US 1 (mile 508.57-545.03)
NassauBoulogne340.594548.133 north / north / north / north / north - Folkston, Nahunta, WaycrossGeorgia state line (St. Marys River bridge)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed January 2014
  2. ^ a b c d FDOT GIS data Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine., accessed January 2014
  3. ^ Google Maps distance

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