Florida State Road 681
|Venice Connector / US 41 Connector|
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||4.142 mi (6.666 km)|
|South end:||US 41 in Nokomis|
|North end:||I-75 near Sarasota|
State Road 681 (SR 681) is a four-mile-long spur of Interstate 75 (SR 93) near Nokomis, Florida. The road was formerly the southern terminus of the expressway in the early 1980s. Interstate 75 can only be entered going northbound and exited on to SR 681 southbound. There are no buildings or services on SR 681. Its primary purpose is to exit I-75 to (and enter I-75 from) the Tamiami Trail (US 41/SR 45).
SR 681 begins at an interchange with US 41/SR 45 in Nokomis, heading north as a four-lane freeway. The road passes through woods and fields, coming to a bridge over the Legacy Trail, a rail trail. The freeway heads northeast through more rural areas, coming to an at-grade intersection with Honore Road accessible from the southbound direction. A short distance later, SR 681 merges onto the northbound direction of I-75/SR 93 at an interchange.
There have been plans to place three road-level intersections and traffic lights added to State Road 681 sometime after 2006, which would be the first intersections and development on the road. As of 2011, there is one road-level intersection, with Honore Avenue at southbound SR 681; however, the intersection is not accessible to those driving north on SR 681.
The entire route is in Sarasota County.
|Nokomis||0.000||0.000||US 41 (SR 45) – Osprey, Venice, Gulf Beaches||interchange|
|2.709||4.360||Honore Avenue||southbound access only|
|4.142||6.666||I-75 north (SR 93) – Tampa||I-75 exit 200|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
- "Straight-Line Diagrams". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Google Inc. "overview of State Road 681". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Florida+681&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=27.174331,-82.449474&spn=0.082007,0.169086&sll=27.188953,-82.436557&sspn=0.010326,0.021136&geocode=Ffs7ngEdxrgV-w%3BFQMNnwEd1hEW-w&t=h&mra=ls&z=13. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
- "Road plan could clog State Road 681". Venice Herald-Tribune.