Florida State Road 694
|Length:||13.24 mi (21.31 km)
CR 694: 7.01 mi (11.28 km)
SR 694: 6.23 mi (10.03 km)
|West end:||SR 699 in Indian Shores|
|I-275 / SR 93 in St. Petersburg|
|East end:||US 92 / SR 600 / SR 686 / SR 687 in St. Petersburg|
State Road 694 starts at State Road 693 in Pinellas Park, where SR 694 heads east as Park Boulevard. At the intersection with US 19 in southeastern Pinellas Park, SR 694 becomes known as Gandy Boulevard and turns northeast into northeastern St. Petersburg, heading towards the interchange with Interstate 275. It continues northeast, intersecting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N, before heading towards its eastern terminus at the intersection with 4th Street N, Roosevelt Boulevard, and US 92 (unsigned SR 600). East of SR 694's eastern terminus, Gandy Boulevard continues signed as US 92/SR 600 and crosses the Gandy Bridge into Tampa.
State Road 694 previously began at State Road 699 in Indian Shores, running through Seminole and to the SR 693 intersection in Pinellas Park. The former road to the west is now known as Pinellas County Road 694.
State Road 694 was originally visioned as a multilane freeway, running from SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard) east to the Gandy Bridge, known as the Gandy Freeway. However, the plan was nixed in the 1970s due to an increasing business population. The remnants of this planned freeway are the US 19 interchange in Pinellas Park, the configuration of the I-275 interchange, and the wide median between MLK Jr St N and 4th St N.
Although the possibility of a freeway west of US 19 is dead today, the possibility of Gandy Boulevard becoming a freeway east of the US 19/Park Boulevard intersection is actually being reconsidered in series of studies. Funding has not yet been finalized, but a recent federal transportation grant made additional funds for the freeway project available. A timetable for the project is also not finalized. If the plan goes through, there would be overpasses at 4th St N/Roosevelt Blvd and MLK St N. However, according to an FDOT representative, there will be no changes made at the interchange with I-275.
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The entire route is in Pinellas County.
|Indian Shores||0.00||0.00||SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard)||Western terminus|
US 19 Alt. / SR 595 (Seminole Boulevard)
|CR 1 (Park Street North / Starkey Road)|
|Pinellas Park||CR 501 (Belcher Road)|
|SR A19A / SR 693 (66th Street)||East end of Pinellas CR 694
West end of SR 694
|CR 611 (49th Street)|
|US 19 / SR 55||Interchange with no exit number|
|St. Petersburg||I-275 / SR 93||Exit 28 (I-275); No west-to-northbound access. Southbound off-ramp is only for westbound traffic|
|US 92 / SR 600 / SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) / SR 687 (4th Street North)||Eastern terminus; Gandy Boulevard continues onto US 92 (SR 600)|
- http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/statistics/pdfs/fedaidreport.pdf FDOT Federal-Aid Report
- Connecting dots to uncork traffic St. Petersburg Times March 2, 2003
- Pinellas County Staff. Pinellas County GIS Viewer. May 9, 2006.