Florida State Route 65
|Get started||east point|
According to directoryaah, State Route 65 or State Road 65 (SR-65) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route through a sparsely populated area of the Florida Panhandle, from Eastpoint to Quincy. State Road 65 is 112 miles long.
State Road 65 begins at an intersection with US 98 east of Eastpoint, on the Gulf of Mexico. The road then heads north through one of the least populated areas of Florida, with only one village on the route between the start and finish. The single-lane road leads flat to slightly sloping area with mostly dense forests, north of State Road 20 there are some more meadows between the forests. State Road 65 intersects with I-10, but does not connect with it. The road ends west of Quincy at 12 State Road.
In 1945 the network of state roads in Florida was divided into a grid, in which the x5 routes formed the primary north-south routes. State Road 65 at the time ran from Eastpoint to the Georgia border north of Quincy. In the 1990s, the portion north of Quincy was handed over to Gadsden County, who numbered it as County Road 65. State Road 65 is a two-lane road and has undergone no upgrades.
State Road 65 is one of the least traveled primary state roads in Florida, with much of the stretch handling only 500 to 600 vehicles per day, with some sections handling 1,000 to 1,600 vehicles per day near the few places on the route.
Florida State Route 66
|Get started||Zolfo Springs|
State Route 66 or State Road 66 (SR-66) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route in the south of the state, from Zolfo Springs to Sebring in the interior of the peninsula. State Road 66 is 40 kilometers long.
State Road 66 runs between US 17 in Zolfo Springs and US 27 south of Sebring. The route leads through an agricultural area with meadows and plantations. The eastern part near Sebring has more buildings in the area.
State Road 66 was not developed as a paved road until the early 1960s. Presumably in 1964 the road was numbered as State Road 66. The road has not been significantly upgraded.
4,000 to 6,000 vehicles use the road every day.
Florida State Route 68
|Get started||Fort Pierce|
State Route 68 or State Road 68 (SR-68) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a short east-west route through the town of Fort Pierce and is 7 kilometers long.
State Road 68 begins west of Fort Pierce at its junction with Interstate 95. The road then heads east into the city as Orange Avenue, part 2×2 divided highway and part five lane road with center turn lane. State Road 68 ends in downtown Fort Pierce on US 1.
State Road 68 was created with the 1945 renumbering, in which it became an east-west route within the Florida grid. The route was originally a lot longer and started on US 441. This route was 48 kilometers long. In the 1980s, the portion west of I-95 was handed over to the two counties, making it a county road, leaving only a 7-kilometer portion in Fort Pierce.
10,000 to 15,000 vehicles use State Road 68 every day.
Florida State Route 71
|Get started||Port St. Joe|
According to ebizdir, State Route 71 or State Road 71 (SR-71) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route in the Florida Panhandle, from the Gulf of Mexico at Port St. Joe to the Alabama border near Malone. State Road 71 is 153 kilometers long.
State Road 71 begins in the coastal town of Port St. Joe on US 98. The road then heads north through a sparsely populated region of dense forests, parallel to the Apalachicola River at a distance. The road leads through a number of small towns. North of Blountstown, the area becomes less densely wooded and has more meadows. The main place on the route is Marianna, here it connects to Interstate 10 and crosses US 90. The road then continues to the Alabama border north of Malone. State Route 53 in Alabama then continues to the town of Dothan.
State Road 71 was created in 1945 as a north-south route on the Florida grid. While not the main road, it is one of the longest north-south state roads in the Florida Panhandle, one of a small number that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama border. However, the route is of limited significance. The coastal town of Port St. Joe was originally an industrial town, located on the Gulf of Mexico and the terminus of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad. Much of the industry was closed in the 1990s and then demolished. It has been a shrinking place ever since. In 2018, Port St. Joe was significantly damaged by Hurricane Michael.
In the late 1990s, the stretch between I-10 and US 90 at Marianna was widened to 2×2 lanes. Marianna is a regional center and the largest town in a radius of 50 kilometers.
Much of the route has approximately 3,000 vehicles per day, with higher intensities at Marianna, with 17,000 vehicles running between I-10 and US 90.