Florida State Road 60

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State Road 60 marker

State Road 60
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 161.336 mi[1] (259.645 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
West end: Clearwater Beach
  US 19 in Clearwater
US 41 in Tampa
US 17 / US 98 in Bartow
US 27.svg US 27 in Lake Wales
Turnpike / US 441 at Yeehaw Junction
East end: SR A1A in Vero Beach
Highway system
SR 59 SR 61
Entrance to Pier 60 Park at the western terminus of State Road 60
Memorial Highway from the Tampa International Airport to Interstate 275
Memorial Causeway Bridge looking left from under the bridge toward Clearwater, Beach

State Road 60 (SR 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.

Route description[edit]

SR 60 is primarily a four lane divided highway from its western terminus through the town of Lake Wales to County Road 630 near Indian Lake Estates; from there it is a 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[edit]

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.
  • SR 60 to Plant City.
  • Hopewell Road in Plant City, resumes SR 60 east of Plant City.
  • 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 the Indian River.
  • Beachland Boulevard until eastern terminus.

History[edit]

Clearwater realignment[edit]

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[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Pinellas Clearwater -0.14[2] −0.23 Poinsettia Avenue, Mandalay Avenue, Coronado Drive (CR 183 south) - Marina, Sand Key traffic circle
0.000 0.000 west end of state maintenance at base of Clearwater Harbor Channel bridge
0.447 0.719 Island Way - Clearwater Marine Aquarium
1.195–
1.634
1.923–
2.630
Clearwater Memorial Causeway over Clearwater Harbor (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway)
1.971 3.172 South Fort Harrison Avenue former US 19 Alt. / SR 595
2.221 3.574
US 19 Alt. north (South Myrtle Avenue / SR 595)
west end of US 19 Alt. / SR 595 overlap
2.725 4.385
US 19 Alt. south (South Missouri Avenue / SR 595 / SR 651)
east end of US 19 Alt. / SR 595 overlap; west end of SR 651 overlap
3.482 5.604 South Highland Avenue (CR 375) / Gulf to Bay Boulevard to Cleveland Street - Downtown Clearwater former SR 60 west; east end of SR 651 overlap; no left turn eastbound
3.734 6.009 Lake Drive (CR 385)
4.243 6.828 CR 1 (Keene Road)
4.752 7.648 South Hercules Avenue (CR 425)
5.262 8.468 CR 501 (South Belcher Road)
6.002 9.659 Old Coachman Road (CR 535 north)
6.261 10.076 US 19 (SR 55) – St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs interchange
7.55 12.15 CR 611 (McMullen Booth Road / Bayside Bridge) – St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor, Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport interchange
Old Tampa Bay 12.406–
13.023
19.966–
20.958
Courtney Campbell Causeway
Hillsborough Tampa 17.265 27.785 Bayport Drive interchange
17.539 28.226 SR 589 north (Veterans Expressway) / Independence Parkway interchange; Independence Parkway (exit 2B) only has access from SR 60 west and to SR 60 east; SR 60 westbound follows exit 2A from nascent SR 589 north
17.539 28.226 CR 576 (Memorial Highway) / Eisenhower Boulevard – Air Cargo interchange; signed as exit 3; exit is combined with SR 589 in both directions
18.397 29.607 SR 616 (Spruce Street) – Raymond James Stadium interchange; signed eastbound as exit 1B
18.418 29.641 Tampa International Airport interchange; signed eastbound as exit 1A
19.058 30.671 I‑275 south (SR 93) – St. Petersburg interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-275 exit 39
19.228 30.944 I‑275 north (SR 93) to I‑4 – Tampa interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-275 exit 39
19.404 31.228 To I‑275 south / Kennedy Boulevard – St. Petersburg I-275 exit 39
19.757 31.796 CR 587 (South West Shore Boulevard) to I‑275 north
20.897 33.630 US 92 (South Dale Mabry Highway / SR 600)
21.511 34.619 SR 685 south (Henderson Boulevard) west end of SR 685 overlap
23.639 38.043 Kennedy Boulevard Bridge over Hillsborough River
23.725 38.182 To I‑275 / I‑4 / Ashley Street North
23.944 38.534
US 41 Bus. north (Florida Avenue North / SR 685) to I‑4 / I‑275
east end of SR 685 overlap; west end of US 41 Bus. overlap
24.160 38.882 To SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) / I‑4 east / I‑275 north / Jefferson Street North – Brandon, St. Petersburg
24.388 39.249 SR 45 north (Nebraska Avenue) to SR 618 east (Selmon Expressway local lanes) west end of SR 45 overlap
24.459 39.363 Meridian Avenue (SR 618A west) west end of SR 618A overlap (eastbound only)
24.518 39.458 To SR 618 east (Selmon Expressway express lanes) / Meridian Avenue (SR 618A east) – Brandon east end of SR 618A overlap (eastbound only)
25.703 41.365
US 41 Bus. south (21st Street / SR 45) to SR 618 – Port Cargo, Ferry Terminal 7
east end of US 41 Bus. / SR 45 overlap
25.761 41.458 22nd Street north (SR 585 north)
26.961 43.390 SR 569 north (North 39th Street) to I‑4
27.862 44.840 US 41 (50th Street / SR 599) to I‑4 – Temple Terrace, Gibsonton
Palm River 29.860 48.055 South 78th Street (CR 573 south)
29.983 48.253 SR 618 west (Selmon Expressway) SR 618 exit 12
South Tampa 30.809 49.582 US 301 (SR 43) – Zephyrhills, Riverview
Brandon 32.47 52.26 I‑75 (SR 93A) to SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) – Naples, Ocala, Tampa I-75 exit 257
33.697 54.230 To SR 618 west (Selmon Expressway) / South Lakewood Drive (SR 618A west) – Brandon Town Center
35.467 57.079 Lithia Pinecrest Road (CR 640 east)
Hopewell 45.256 72.832 SR 39 north (James L. Redman Parkway) / CR 39 south – Plant City, Pinecrest, Alafia River State Park
Polk Mulberry 53.751 86.504 CR 676 west (Nichols Road) – Nichols
55.317 89.024 SR 37 (Church Avenue) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Lakeland, Bradley Junction
Bartow 62.397 100.418 CR 555 south
62.733 100.959 Main Street former SR 60 Bus. east
63.591 102.340 US 98 north (Broadway Avenue / SR 35 / SR 700 north) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Lakeland, Downtown Bartow, Historic District west end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
64.204 103.326 US 98 south (East Van Fleet Drive / SR 700) to US 17 (SR 555) – Winter Haven, Fort Meade east end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
65.100 104.768 Flamingo Drive - Historic District former SR 60 Bus. west
  68.781 110.692 CR 655A south (80 Foot Road)
  71.030 114.312 CR 655 north (Rifle Range Road)
  71.538 115.129 CR 655A south (Alturas Road North) – Alturas
  75.899 122.148 West Lake Wales Road South - West Lake Wales
Lake Wales 79.11 127.32 US 27 (SR 25) to I‑4 – Haines City, Avon Park, Legoland interchange
79.593 128.093 To SR 17 / Polk Avenue (CR 60A east)
80.45 129.47 To SR 17 / Hesperides Road (CR 60A west) – Historic District interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
81.380 130.968 CR 17B south (11th Street) west end of CR 17B overlap
81.912 131.825 CR 17B north (Buck Moore Road) – Bok Tower Gardens east end of CR 17B overlap
Hesperides 88.615 142.612 Boy Scout Camp Road / Walk-in-Water Road - Lake Kissimmee State Park
  90.424 145.523 Doherty Drive - Nalcrest, Lakeshore
Indian Lake Estates 98.684 158.817 CR 630 west – Frostproof, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
Osceola Yeehaw Junction 125.457 201.903 US 441 (SR 15) – Holopaw, Okeechobee
126.09 202.92 Turnpike (SR 91) Turnpike exit 193
Indian River   142.776 229.776 CR 512 east
  150.47 242.16 I‑95 (SR 9) – Daytona Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce I-95 exit 147
  151.819 244.329 82nd Avenue (CR 619)
  153.816 247.543 66th Avenue (CR 615)
  154.839 249.189 58th Avenue (CR 613)
Vero Beach 155.839 250.799 CR 611 (43rd Avenue)
156.852 252.429 27th Avenue former SR 607 south
157.774 253.913 Old Dixie Highway (CR 605 south)
158.362 254.859 US 1 (SR 5) – McKee Botanical Garden
158.916 255.751 To SR A1A / Indian River Boulevard (CR 603 south) – Beaches
159.892 257.321 Indian River Boulevard (CR 603 north)
160.062–
160.749
257.595–
258.700
Merrill P. Barber Bridge over Indian River (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway)
161.336 259.645 SR A1A / Beachland Boulevard – Business District
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 60A[edit]

State Road 60A
Location: Bartow

State Road 60A served as a bypass for Bartow, Florida, until SR 60 was realigned to follow that route in 2006. It is briefly cosigned with US 98 during its route. It is mainly known as Van Fleet Drive.


Stuckey's/BP in Yeehaw Junction, Florida, with a Pilot station in the background. The only gas stations for 60 miles (97 km) westbound towards Lake Wales and Tampa and 25 miles (40 km) eastbound towards Vero Beach.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed February 2014
  2. ^ Google Maps distance

External links[edit]