Florida Roads - FL 70

FL 70

Looking south on a now-decommissioned state secondary highway in 1974, courtesy Michael Summa. It's now county-maintained but kept its number (and possibly a patched C-721 sign?), and heads down toward the west side of Lake Okeechobee.

Modern button copy is quite rare in this state. Westbound courtesy Costa Ioannidis.

Continuing to do the impossible, Costa brings me not one but three more button copy signs on this very route. Okeechobee Road, which FL 70 has been following until now, continues the former route of 70 into downtown Fort Pierce. Strangely in all-caps even though it appears to match the other signs, the last sign points down the modern route of FL 70 to its end at US 1, skirting the downtown. Notice that these signs all have spaces for shields on them. I don't know what shields would ever have gone where - it's possible that when 70 was moved onto Virginia Ave., a secondary route or even a three-digit primary route went up on Okeechobee. It's now St. Lucie CR 770, so I would guess it was FL S-770 (to go out on a bit of a limb). FDOT may as well make use of that extra space, at least on Virginia Ave. where there's a shield that makes sense to erect.

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