Florida State Road 694

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State Road 694 marker

State Road 694
Park Boulevard
Gandy Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 6.023 mi[1] (9.693 km)
CR 694: 6.991 mi (11.251 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 693 in Pinellas Park
East end: US 92 / SR 687 in St. Petersburg
Highway system
SR 693 SR 699

State Road 694 (SR 694) is an east–west route in Pinellas County, running from 66th Street N in Pinellas Park to US 92 (unsigned SR 600) in St. Petersburg.

Route description[edit]

Looking west toward The Gulf of Mexico and Indian Shores, Florida from bridge over Intracoastal Waterway
Looking north on County Road 694 from bridge over Intracoastal Waterway; Indian Shores, Florida on left, mangroves on right

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 County Road 694.

History[edit]

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.

Future[edit]

Although the possibility of a freeway west of US 19 is dead today, the Gandy Freeway project between I-275 and 4th St is finally becoming reality. The project will cost $83 million and is slated for completion in 2017.[2] The Gandy Freeway east of US 19 has been reconsidered in recent years due to increasing congestion and right-of-way already prepared for overpasses at 4th St N/Roosevelt Blvd and 9th St N/MLK St N.[3]


Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pinellas County.

Location Mile[1][4] km Destinations Notes
Indian Shores 0.000 0.000 SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard) – Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach Western terminus
0.2[5] 0.3 Gulf Boulevard Bridge over The Narrows (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway)
  0.807 1.299 Oakhurst Road (CR 233 north)
Seminole 2.8[5] 4.5 CR 321 (113th Street North) – Walsingham County Park
3.4[5] 5.5
US 19 Alt. (Seminole Boulevard / SR 595)
4.9[5] 7.9 CR 1 (Starkey Road / Park Street)
Pinellas Park 6.5[5] 10.5 Belcher Road (CR 501)
6.991 11.251 SR 693 (66th Street) – Clearwater, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg College west end of state maintenance
8.741 14.067 CR 611 (49th Street)
9.719 15.641 US 19 (SR 55) – Clearwater, St. Petersburg Interchange
St. Petersburg 11.25 18.11 I‑275 (SR 93) – Tampa, St. Petersburg I-275 exit 28; no access from SR 694 west to I-275 north or I-275 south to SR 694 east
12.450 20.036 To I‑275 north / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North / 9th Street North (CR 803)
12.915 20.785 SR 686 west (Roosevelt Boulevard) no left turn eastbound
13.014 20.944 US 92 / SR 687 (4th Street North / Gandy Boulevard / SR 600 east) / to Selmon Expressway (SR 618) – Tampa Eastern terminus; Gandy Boulevard continues onto US 92 (SR 600)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ [1] ABC Action News - 2014 Feb 20, Retrieved 2014 Feb 28
  3. ^ Connecting dots to uncork traffic St. Petersburg Times March 2, 2003
  4. ^ FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014
  5. ^ a b c d e Google Maps distance