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Encyclopedia > State Road 570 (Florida)

The Polk Parkway, also known as State Road 570, is a toll road which runs through Polk County, Florida, Florida. It is operated as part of the Florida Turnpike system of limited-access expressways. While the road does provide easier access to Interstate 4 from Polk County cities such as Winter Haven, Bartow, and Auburndale, the Polk Parkway mainly serves as a beltway around Lakeland forming a semi circle, which along with Interstate 4 circumscribes most of the city limits of Lakeland. The road is signed east-west, although the section from SR 540 to the eastern terminus near Interstate 4 runs nearly south to north. A high-speed toll booth on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida A toll gate on the Sayama bypass (Saitama prefectural road 397) in Japan A toll gate on the Dom Pedro I Highway near the city of Itatiba, Brazil A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... The current logo for Floridas Turnpike Enterprise. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Bartow is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around or within many cities. ... Lakeland is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ...

The Polk Parkway was conceived more than 20 years ago as a circumferential route around Lakeland and named the Imperial Parkway by the County Commission in 1986. In the spring of 1990, the Florida Legislature, incorporating the Polk Parkway into the Turnpike Expansion Program, passed Senate Bill 1316.

• Groundbreaking for the Parkway was January 25, 1996.

• The Western end, a 7.5 stretch of the Parkway, opened to traffic on August 9, 1998.

• The second (central) section, approximately 10 miles in length, opened to traffic on August 2, 1999.

• The final section opened to traffic on December 12, 1999, and is approximately 7.5 miles long.

Traffic has increased steadily in growing Polk County, and the Parkway is now seen as an important addition to the county's transportation network. The Polk Parkway is a typical freeway, which is a four lane divided highway, with access controlled by way of exits, although a "final stretch" near the eastern end is two lanes (one in each direction - a "Super 2") and it is unknown when that section will be expanded to four lanes. As part of the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise network, the coin system of toll collection is employed. SunPass, E-Pass, and O-Pass electronic toll collection are recognized. High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... A super-2 is a two-lane freeway-standard road, usually without a median barrier. ... The current logo for Floridas Turnpike Enterprise. ... The word toll has several meanings. ... SunPass is an Electronic toll collection system in use by the State of Florida and was originally created by the Florida Department of Transportation and Floridas Turnpike. ...

Interchange/Exit List

From the western I-4 terminus to the eastern Interstate 4 terminus:

  • Western Terminus near County Line Road at Interstate 4
  • Exit 1- County Road 542 Old Tampa Highway
  • Exit 3- Airport Road
  • Exit 4- Waring Road
  • Exit 5- Harden Boulevard (SR 563)
  • Exit 7- South Florida Avenue (SR 37)
  • Toll Plaza at milepost 8- $1
  • Exit 9- Lakeland Highlands Road (SR 37B)
  • Exit 10- U.S. Highway 98 (SR 700) (Bartow Road)
  • Toll Plaza at milepost 12.8- $1
  • Exit 14- SR 540 Winter Lake Road
  • Exit 17- US 92 (SR 600) Auburndale Highway
  • Exit 18- County Road 546 Old Dixie Highway
  • Toll Plaza at milepost 21- $1
  • Eastern Terminus near Mount Olive Road at Interstate 4
Florida State Roads
Preceded by:
State Road 570 Succeeded by:

Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ... Florida State Road 700 is the (unsigned) Florida Department of Transportation State Road designation of US 98 between Chessahowitzka (where US 98 continues northward as unsigned SR 55) and Twentymile Bend (where US 98 continues eastward as signed SR 80). ... Bartow is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Current route US 92 runs for 177 miles from SR 595 and SR 687 in downtown St. ... Florida State Road 600 is a major state highway running through Florida. ... Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ... The two kinds of Florida State Road shield that are currently used. ...

External links

  • Official site of Florida Turnpike System
  • Exit List
  • SunPass

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