Interstate 175

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Interstate 175 marker

Interstate 175
South Bay Drive
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-75
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 1.285 mi[1] (2.068 km)
Existed: 1980 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-275 in St. Petersburg
East end: SR 594 / SR 687 in St. Petersburg
Location
Counties: Pinellas
Highway system
SR 173 SR 187
SR 592 SR 594 I-595

Interstate 175 (I-175) in St. Petersburg, Florida, also known as South Bay Drive, is a 1.3-mile-long spur route from Interstate 275 into downtown. It is also designated as the unsigned State Road 594. There is a sibling segment of freeway nearby designated as I-375.

Route description[edit]

The interstate begins at I-275 with Tropicana Field on the northeast side of the interchange, going east into downtown St. Petersburg, passing through eastbound exits with 9th Street South/8th Street South and 6th Street South before the interstate ends at 5th Avenue South next to an at-grade intersection with 4th Street South. Westbound, the interstate begins with a split from southbound 4th Street South just north of the 4th Street South/5th Avenue South intersection, and has no exits until the interchange with I-275. Along with its sister highway I-375, I-175 lacks exit numbers.[2]

History[edit]

The freeway was originally to have been a part of the former Pinellas Belt Expressway, which would have continued from its western terminus at I-275. The Pinellas Belt Expressway was budgeted in 1974 but was cancelled in the late 1970s due to local opposition.[3] I-175 was built between 1977 and 1980 and opened on April 23, 1980 at a cost of $5.5 million ($13.7 million in 2007 dollars).[4]

When I-75 was relocated in the late 1970s/early 1980s, five miles (8 km) of additional interstate became available; thus, the St. Petersburg feeder sections of I-175 and neighboring I-375 were upgraded to interstate status.[citation needed]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County. All exits are unnumbered.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 I-275 (SR 93) – Bradenton, Tampa Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.785 1.263 M.L. King Jr. Street South / 8th Street South Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1.089 1.753 6th Street South Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1.285 2.068 4th Street South east end of I-175; SR 594 continues one block (eastbound only)
1.372[5] 2.208 SR 687 north (3rd Street South) – Downtown St. Petersburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing