Florida State Road 699

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State Road 699 marker

State Road 699
Gulf Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length14.604 mi[1] (23.503 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 682 in St. Pete Beach
  SR 666 in Madeira Beach
North end SR 688 in Indian Rocks Beach
Highway system
SR 694SR 700

Locally known as Gulf Boulevard and Blind Pass Road, State Road 699 (SR 699) is a 15-mile-long road running the length of the Pinellas County barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico and serving the popular beaches near St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Largo. The southern terminus of SR 699 is at the extreme western end of Pinellas Bayway (SR 682) in St. Pete Beach; the northern terminus is the extreme western end of SR 688 in Indian Rocks Beach. State Road 699 is the closest Gulf Coast analog to SR A1A on the Atlantic coast of Florida: indeed, the southernmost two miles (3 km) of SR 699 (between Corey Causeway (SR 693) and the Pinellas Bayway) are part of a loop that Florida Department of Transportation once designated (and the Pinellas County Commission still calls[citation needed]) A19A.

A six-mile-long continuation of Gulf Boulevard along Sand Key (to the bridge over Clearwater Pass) is designated County Road 183; a similar, shorter extension south of SR 682, Pass-a-Grille Way to Pass-a-Grille Park, is not a designated State or County Road. In addition to SR 688, SR 693, and the Pinellas Bayway, access to SR 699 from the mainland is made via the Stuart Welch Causeway (SR 666) and the Treasure Island Causeway (CR 150).

As of September 2013, FDOT and Pinellas County have discussed relinquishing SR 699 to county control with the rest of Gulf Boulevard.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pinellas County.

Locationmi[1][3]kmDestinationsNotes
St. Pete Beach1.8793.024 SR 682 east (Pinellas Bayway) to I-275 (Sunshine Skyway) / Gulf Boulevard – St. Petersburg, Fort Desoto Park, Pass-A-Grille
4.3637.022 SR 693 north (75th Avenue / Corey Causeway) to I-275 – South Pasadena
Treasure Island6.73810.844107th Avenue / Treasure Island Causeway (CR 150 east)
Treasure Island
Madeira Beach
7.952–
8.113
12.798–
13.057
Johns Pass Bridge over Johns Pass
Madeira Beach9.73115.661 SR 666 east (Tom Stuart Causeway / 150th Avenue)
Indian Shores13.5421.79 CR 694 east to I-275 – Seminole, Pinellas Park
Indian Rocks Beach16.48326.527 SR 688 east (Walsingham Road) / CR 183 north (Gulf Boulevard) – Tampa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ TBNWeekly.com. "FDOT may give Gulf Boulevard to county."
  3. ^ FDOT GIS data Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine, accessed January 2014