County roads in Florida Article

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County blank.svg
County road shields used in Florida
System information
NotesState Roads are generally state-maintained.
Highway names
InterstatesInterstate X (I-X)
US HighwaysU.S. Highway X (US X)
StateState Road X (SR X)
County:County Road X (CR X)
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County roads in Florida

County Roads in Florida are controlled and maintained by the respective counties in which they reside. These county roads are found in every county of Florida.

History

The county road system was created in 1977 as a result of the Florida Department of Transportation changing the division of roads from secondary state roads, which were at one time primary state roads, to county roads. Most secondary roads and some primary roads were given to the counties, and occasionally a new state road was taken over; some main roads in incorporated areas were given to the localities. As a result of how the county road system was created, county roads generally follow the same numbering grid pattern as the state roads.

Signage

The secondary signs had the S changed to C (for county) and a small “COUNTY” sticker added to the bottom. As signs grew old, they were replaced with the standard county road pentagon marker from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. While this occurred throughout Florida, the part of the state south of State Road 70 was hit particularly hard by the transition from state to county control and maintenance.

References

  • Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT GIS data". Archived from the original on June 23, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007.