Florida State Road 686

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State Road 686 marker

State Road 686
East Bay Drive, Roosevelt Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 10.823 mi[1] (17.418 km)
Major junctions
West end:
US 19 Alt. in Largo
East end: US 92 / SR 687 / SR 694 in St. Petersburg
Highway system
SR 685 SR 687

State Road 686 (SR 686) is an east–west route in Pinellas County, running from Alt US 19 in Largo east to an intersection with State Road 687 (4th Street) and State Road 694 (Gandy Boulevard) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Route description[edit]

State Road 686 begins at Alt US 19, running east as East Bay Drive. It runs through Largo, where it crosses an interchange with US 19 and east of the intersection, SR 686 is known as Roosevelt Boulevard, named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It then travels in a southeastern direction through Clearwater, and intersects State Road 688 (Ulmerton Road), and heads east with a concurrency for just under a mile. At the end of the concurrency, SR 686 once again heads southeast, entering St. Petersburg. An interchange with Interstate 275 follows, and SR 686 ends at the intersection with SR 687 (4th Street) and SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard).

History[edit]

Originally, SR 686 extended further west, ending at Gulf Boulevard in Belleair Beach, next to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pinellas County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Largo 0.000 0.000
US 19 Alt. (Missouri Avenue / Seminole Boulevard / SR 595) / West Bay Drive (CR 416 west) – Clearwater, Seminole, Beaches
Western terminus
0.789 1.270 Highland Avenue (CR 375 north)
1.157 1.862 Alternate Keene Road (CR 395 north)
1.548 2.491 CR 1 (Keene Road / Starkey Road)
2.567 4.131 Belcher Road (CR 501)
3.55 5.71 US 19 (SR 55) – Clearwater, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg interchange
4.061 6.536 62nd Street North (CR 565 south)
4.732 7.615 Avalon Avenue (CR 595 south)
5.46 8.79 CR 611 (Bayside Bridge / 49th Street) – Clearwater, Pinellas Park interchange
  6.079 9.783 St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
Pinellas Park 6.903 11.109 SR 688 west (Ulmerton Road) – Indian Rocks Beach interchange; west end of SR 688 overlap; no access from SR 688 east to SR 686 west
St. Petersburg 7.867 12.661 SR 688 east (Ulmerton Road) to I‑275 north – Tampa interchange; east end of SR 688 overlap
Pinellas Park
St. Petersburg
8.503 13.684 28th Street North (CR 683 south)
St. Petersburg 9.31 14.98 I‑275 (SR 93) – Tampa, St. Petersburg Exit 30 (I-275)
10.272 16.531 CR 803 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North) to I‑275 north – Tampa, St. Petersburg
10.823 17.418 US 92 / SR 694 west (Gandy Boulevard / 4th Street North / SR 600 east / SR 687) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

County Road 416[edit]

County Road 416
Location: Largo
Length: 3.00 mi[2] (4.83 km)
The Belleair Beach City Hall is located at 444 Causeway Blvd
Looking northeast from new Belleair Causeway bridge over intracoastal water toward Belleair, Florida and Belleair Shore, Florida; Pinellas County Boatramp Park in foreground

County Road 416 extends from Gulf Boulevard in Belleair Beach, east to Clearwater-Largo Road in Largo. The entirety of the route was previously signed as SR 686.

From Gulf Boulevard in Belleair Beach, through Belleair Bluffs to Indian Rocks Road, the road is called the Belleair Causeway. In Largo, it becomes West Bay Drive. West Bay Drive is historically Largo's "Main Street".

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Largo Area Historical Society. From Pines and Palmettos—A portrait of Largo. The Donning Company Publishers. Virginia Beach, Va. 2005.

Largo Bicentennial Book Committee. Largo, then till . . . . Largo Area Historical Society. 1979.

Pinellas County Staff. Pinellas County GIS Viewer. Online May 6, 2006.