Florida State Road 60: Wikis

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Florida 60.svg
State Road 60
Length: 158.8 mi (255.6 km)
West end: Mandalay Ave. / Gulfview Blvd. in Clearwater Beach
Major
junctions:
US 19.svg US 19 in Clearwater
I-275.svg I-275 in Tampa
US 41.svg US 41 in Tampa
US 301.svg US 301 in Riverview
I-75.svg I-75 in Brandon
US 17.svgUS 98.svg US 17/US 98 in Bartow
US 27.svg US 27 in Lake Wales
Florida's Turnpike shield.pngUS 441.svg Turnpike/US 441 in Yeehaw Junction
I-95.svg I-95 near Vero Beach
US 1.svg US 1 in Vero Beach
East end: Ocean Drive in Vero Beach
Florida State and County Roads
< SR 59 SR 60A >
Entrance to Pier 60 Park at the western terminus of State Road 60
Memorial Causeway Bridge looking left from under the bridge toward Clearwater, Beach

State Road 60 is an east–west route transversing Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. The western terminus of SR 60 is at the Sunsets at Pier 60 in Clearwater. The eastern terminus is in Vero Beach near the Atlantic Coast just past State Road A1A.

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Route description

SR 60 is primarily a four lane divided highway from its western terminus through the town of Lake Wales to Polk County Highway 630 near Indian Lake Estates; from there it is a lonely two-lane road until reaching Florida's Turnpike at Yeehaw Junction. From there until its eastern terminus it is a divided highway.

In the Tampa Bay area it is the main route from Tampa to the Clearwater area beaches and from Tampa International Airport to northern Pinellas county. It also provides service from Tampa International Airport to the Suncoast Parkway. It is the main non-limited access route from downtown Tampa to Brandon, paralleling the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.

As of 2005, SR 60 briefly divides into two, one-way streets in southern downtown Clearwater. This is a result of the recent realignment of the SR 60 corridor in the area, following the completion of the new Memorial Causeway.

Local Street names for SR 60

From west to east:

  • Causeway Boulevard from the intersection with Gulfview Boulevard and Mandalay Avenue on Clearwater Beach to causeway.
  • Memorial Causeway on causeway between Clearwater Beach and mainland Clearwater.
  • SR 60 divides into Court Street (one-way westbound) and Chestnut Street (one-way eastbound) between Bay Ave and Ewing Ave.
  • Court Street from Ewing Ave to S Highland Ave.
  • Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard from S Highland Avenue to Tampa Bay.
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway over Tampa Bay to Eisenhower Boulevard in Tampa
  • Eisenhower Boulevard until south entrance of Tampa International Airport. (Briefly co-signed with SR 589)
  • Memorial Highway from airport entrance to junction I-275
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from I-275 to Channelside Drive. (Cosigned with Business U.S. Highway 41 most of that section)
  • Channelside Drive until junction Adamo Drive.
  • Adamo Drive until junction with Interstate 75.
  • Brandon Boulevard from I-75 until Mount Carmel Road.
  • Simply signed SR 60 from there until reaching Mulberry city limits.
  • Canal Street in Mulberry, resumes SR 60 signage east of Mulberry.
  • West Main Street west of Bartow city limits.
  • SR 60 divides into SR 60A(Bypass 60) and (Business) SR 60 at Baker Street in Bartow
    • Bypass 60 called Van Fleet Drive until rejoining business route. (cosigned with US 98 for part of that route)
    • Business 60 continues Main Street signage until US 17 then Flamingo Drive until merger back to Bypass.
  • From east of Bartow through Lake Wales is simply called SR 60, although it is also called Hesperides Road especially in eastern Lake Wales and east of the city.
  • Simply signed SR 60 until Interstate 95.
  • 20th Street (one-way eastbound) and 20th Place (one-way westbound) in Vero Beach until State Road 603.
  • Cosigned with SR 603 as Vero Isles Boulevard until Merrill P. Barber Bridge.
  • Merrill P. Barber Bridge over Indian River.
  • Beachland Boulevard until Eastern Terminus.
State Road 60 (westbound) as it straddles the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway's local viaduct and reversible lanes bridge near Tampa

Clearwater Realignment

Originally, SR 60 in Clearwater traveled west of Highland Avenue along Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Cleveland Street to the Memorial Causeway. When construction of the new Memorial Causeway began in 2001/2002, SR 60 was realigned along Court Street and Pierce Boulevard to the Causeway, with the original alignment downloaded to the city of Clearwater. Between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pierce, SR 60 is split into two one-way streets—Court Street carrying westbound traffic, and Chestnut Street carrying eastbound traffic.

Prior to the realignment, Court Street east of Missouri Avenue was known as SR 651, while Court and Chestnut Streets west of Missouri was a locally maintained road signed as "Bypass 60".

Major intersections

County Location[1] Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Pinellas Clearwater Beach 0.00 Coronado Drive, Mandalay Ave, Poinsettia Ave Western Terminus of SR-60
Clearwater Memorial Causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway
Clearwater 2.07 No image wide.svg
US 19 Alt. (Ft. Harrison Ave) – Belleair
6.36 US 19St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs
Courtney Campbell Causeway over Old Tampa Bay
Hillsborough Tampa 17.65 SR 589 north (Veterans Expressway) Southern Terminus of SR-618; Begin freeway portion
18.60 SR 616 east / George J Bean Parkway - Tampa International Airport Western Terminus of SR-616
19.40 No image wide.svgTo plate blue.svg
I-275 to I-4 east – Ocala, St. Petersburg
Exit 39A&B on I-275; End freeway portion
21.07 US 92 (Dale Mabry Hwy) / SR 685 - MacDill AFB
23.97 No image wide.svg
US 41 Bus. south (Tampa Street)
West end of BUS-41 overlap
24.46 SR 618 (Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway)
24.57 SR 45 (Meridian Ave.)
25.78 No image wide.svg
US 41 Bus. north (22nd Street) / SR 585 north
Southern Terminus of SR-585; East end of US-41 overlap
26.87 US 41 (50th Street) – Ruskin
30.85 US 301Zephyrhills
Brandon 32.50 I-75Naples, Ocala Exit 257 on I-75
45.27 SR 39 north / CR 39 south – Plant City Southern Terminus of SR-39; Northern Terminus of CR-39
Polk Mulberry 55.35 SR 37 (Church Ave) – Lakeland
Bartow 63.62 US 98 west / SR 700 south Northern Terminus of SR-700; Southern Terminus of CR-700; West end of US-98 overlap
64.51 US 17 north – Winter Haven West end of US-17 overlap
64.62 US 17 south / US 98 east – Bowling Green East end of US-17/98 overlap
Lake Wales 79.23 US 27Haines City
Osceola Yeehaw Junction 125.48 SR 15 (Kenansville Hwy)
126.12 TurnpikeOrlando, Miami Exit 193 on Turnpike
Indian River 150.47 I-95West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach Exit 147 on I-95
Vero Beach 157.89 US 1 north – Palm Bay West end of US-1 overlap
158.36 US 1 south – Fort Pierce East end of US-1 overlap
Merrill P. Barber Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway
Indian River Shores 161.22 SR A1A (Ocean Drive) Eastern Terminus of SR-60; Roadway continues east as Beachland Blvd.

External links

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. "2009 Boundary and Annexation Survey Maps". http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bas09/st12_fl/enttype_12.html. Retrieved June 4 2009.  
  2. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/statistics/pdfs/interchange.pdf. Retrieved October 4 2007.  
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