Florida State Road 758

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State Road 758 marker

State Road 758
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 11.203 mi[1] (18.029 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 72 in Siesta Key
  US 41 in Sarasota
East end: I‑75 near Bee Ridge
Highway system
SR 752 SR 776

State Road 758 (SR 758) is an 11.2-mile-long (18.0 km) state road connecting Siesta Key with other parts of the Sarasota, Florida area. 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.

Route description[edit]

SR 758 northbound past southern terminus at SR 72 in Siesta Key

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.[2][3]

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.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Sarasota County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Siesta Key 0.000 0.000 SR 72 east (Stickney Point Road) / Midnight Pass Road (CR 789 south)
1.238 1.992 Beach Road (CR 789A north) - Siesta Beach Business District
3.051 4.910 Higel Avenue (CR 789A south) to Ocean Boulevard - Siesta Beach, Siesta Village no left turn northbound
Sarasota 4.513–
4.754
7.263–
7.651
Siesta Key Bridge over Roberts Bay (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway)
5.771 9.288 US 41 (South Tamiami Trail / SR 45) – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  7.797 12.548 Beneva Road (CR 773)
  10.84 17.45 I‑75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Naples I-75 exit 207
  11.203 18.029 east end of state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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