Florida State Road 758
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||11.203 mi (18.029 km)|
|South end:||SR 72 in Siesta Key|
|US 41 in Sarasota|
|East end:||I-75 in Bee Ridge|
State Road 758 (SR 758) is an 11.203-mile-long (18.029 km) street connecting Siesta Key with other parts of Sarasota, Florida. State Road 758 is locally known by several names: Midnight Pass Road northwest of Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, then Higel Avenue on Siesta Key, Siesta Drive as it crosses Sarasota Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) in Sarasota, and for a short time as Siesta Drive and Bay Road on the mainland west of Tamiami Trail (US 41-SR 45). Finally, it is known as Bee Ridge Road from Tamiami Trail (US 41-SR 45) east to its eastern terminus at Interstate 75 (SR 93)(Approximately five miles). Bee Ridge Road continues on past Interstate 75, without state designation, for approximately three miles to Bee Ridge Road's real terminus at Bee Ridge Road Extension and Rotenbach Park.
SR 758 begins at an intersection with the western terminus of SR 72 in Siesta Key, heading northwest on Midnight Pass Road, a two-lane divided highway. The median becomes a center left-turn lane as the road heads through resort residential and commercial areas a short distance to the east of the Gulf of Mexico. SR 758 turns north to remain on Midnight Pass Road, with CR 789A (Beach Road) heading west to Siesta Beach. Midnight Pass Road continues as a two-lane undivided road passing through residential neighborhoods, curving to the northwest. SR 758 intersects CR 789A again and turns north onto Higel Avenue, passing more homes in the northern part of Siesta Key. The state road turns east onto Siesta Drive, running through more residential areas.
The road crosses Sarasota Bay on a drawbridge and heads into Sarasota, lined with more residences. SR 758 turns south onto South Osprey Avenue, a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane that passes through residential and commercial areas. The state road curves east onto Bay Road and passes more businesses as it comes to an intersection with US 41/SR 45. Upon crossing US 41/SR 45, SR 758 becomes Bee Ridge Road, widening into a seven-lane road with a center left-turn lane. The road passes through a mix of homes and businesses, intersecting South Shade Avenue before crossing a creek. The state road heads east through more developed areas, crossing South Tuttle Avenue/Swift Road, South Lockwood Ridge Road, Beneva Road, and Sawyer Road. The road crosses a Seminole Gulf Railway line and intersects McIntosh Road, where just east of that at Bond Place it becomes a four-laned divided highway. Then it crosses Honore Avenue, and just before it intersects with Cattlemen Road it becomes a six-laned divided highway as it continues through areas of residential neighborhoods and businesses. SR 758 reaches its eastern terminus at an interchange with I-75/SR 93 in Bee Ridge, with Bee Ridge Road continuing to the east as an unnumbered road.
The entire route is in Sarasota County.
|Siesta Key||0.000||0.000||SR 72 east (Stickney Point Road)||Southern terminus|
|Sarasota||5.771||9.288||US 41 (South Tamiami Trail / SR 45)|
|Bee Ridge||11.203||18.029||I-75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Naples||Eastern terminus, I-75 exit 207|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Straight-Line Diagrams". Florida Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Google Inc. "overview of State Road 758". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=FL-72+E%2FStickney+Point+Rd&daddr=27.29474,-82.55853+to:27.30057,-82.53362+to:Bee+Ridge+Rd&hl=en&sll=27.297999,-82.528267&sspn=0.020403,0.042272&geocode=FVLVnwEdfJwU-w%3BFRR8oAEdvkEU-ynrMPdy10HDiDFagxpu_vHAXg%3BFdqSoAEdDKMU-ym5FIhys0HDiDEefWVfXBLerg%3BFUiMoAEdbfMV-w&t=h&mra=ls&via=1,2&z=13. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
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