Florida State Road 60

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State Road 60 marker

State Road 60
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length161.336 mi[1] (259.645 km)
Existed1945–present
Major junctions
West endClearwater Beach
  US 19 in Clearwater
I-275 in Tampa
US 41 in Tampa
I-75 in Brandon
US 17 / US 98 in Bartow
US 27.svg US 27 in Lake Wales
Florida's Turnpike / US 441 at Yeehaw Junction
I-95 near Fellsmere
US 1 in Vero Beach
East end SR A1A in Vero Beach
Location
CountiesPinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Indian River
Highway system
SR 59SR 61

State Road 60 (SR 60) is an east–west route transversing Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. The western terminus of SR 60 is at the Sunsets at Pier 60 site in Clearwater Beach. The eastern terminus is in Vero Beach near the Atlantic Coast just past State Road A1A.

Route description[edit]

SR60 between the Florida State Road 616/Tampa International Airport interchange (bottom left) and Interstate 275 (upper right

SR 60 is primarily a four lane divided highway from its western terminus through the town of Lake Wales to County Road 630 near Indian Lake Estates; from there it is a two-lane road until reaching Florida's Turnpike at Yeehaw Junction. From there until its eastern terminus it is a divided highway.

In the Tampa Bay area it is the main route from Tampa to the Clearwater area beaches and from Tampa International Airport to northern Pinellas county. It also provides service from Tampa International Airport to the Suncoast Parkway. It is the main non-limited access route from downtown Tampa to Brandon, paralleling the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.

As of 2005, SR 60 briefly divides into two, one-way streets in southern downtown Clearwater. This is a result of the recent realignment of the SR 60 corridor in the area, following the completion of the new Memorial Causeway.

Local street names for SR 60[edit]

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge viewed from the southeast corner of the bridge
Concurrent US98/SR60 (eastbound) in Bartow approaching their split

From west to east:

  • Causeway Boulevard from the intersection with Gulfview Boulevard and Mandalay Avenue on Clearwater Beach to causeway.
  • Memorial Causeway on causeway between Clearwater Beach and mainland Clearwater.
  • SR 60 divides into Court Street (one-way westbound) and Chestnut Street (one-way eastbound) between Bay Ave and Ewing Ave.
  • Court Street from Ewing Ave to S Highland Ave.
  • Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard from S Highland Avenue to Tampa Bay.
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway over Tampa Bay to Memorial Highway, the eastern terminus of Courtney Campbell Causeway, and the southern terminus of SR 589 in Tampa
  • Memorial Highway from the eastern terminus of Courtney Campbell Causeway and southern terminus of SR 589 to junction I-275
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from I-275 to Channelside Drive. (Cosigned with Business U.S. Highway 41 most of that section)
  • Channelside Drive until junction Adamo Drive.
  • Adamo Drive until junction with Interstate 75.
  • Brandon Boulevard from I-75 until Mount Carmel Road.
  • SR 60 to Plant City.
  • Hopewell Road in Plant City, resumes SR 60 east of Plant City.
  • Simply signed SR 60 from there until reaching Mulberry city limits.
  • Canal Street in Mulberry, resumes SR 60 signage east of Mulberry.
  • West Main Street west of Bartow city limits.
  • SR 60 divides into SR 60A (Bypass 60) and Business SR 60 at Baker Street in Bartow
    • Bypass 60 called Van Fleet Drive until rejoining business route. (cosigned with US 98 for part of that route)
    • Business 60 continues Main Street signage until US 17 then Flamingo Drive until merger back to Bypass.
  • From east of Bartow to Lake Wales is simply called SR 60. In Lake Wales it is called West Polk, although it changes to Hesperides Road in eastern Lake Wales and east of the city.
  • Simply signed SR 60 until Interstate 95.
  • 20th Street in Vero Beach from Interstate 95 to 20th Avenue.
  • 19th Place (one-way eastbound) and 20th Street (one-way westbound) in Vero Beach from east of 20th Avenue until Commerce Avenue.
  • 20th Street (one-way eastbound) and 20th Place (one-way westbound) in Vero Beach from east of Commerce Avenue to west of 6th Avenue.
  • 20th Street from west of 6th Avenue in Vero Beach to Indian River Blvd.
  • Cosigned with Indian River Blvd until Merrill P. Barber Bridge.
  • Merrill P. Barber Bridge over the Indian River.
  • Beachland Boulevard after bridge until eastern terminus at State Road A1A.
  • Stan Mayfield Memorial Highway from the Florida Turnpike to I-95.[2]
  • Richard Raczkoski Memorial Highway from I-95 to 43rd Avenue.[3]

History[edit]

Stuckey's/BP in Yeehaw Junction, Florida, with a Pilot station in the background. These are the only gas stations for 60 miles (97 km) westbound towards Lake Wales and Tampa and 25 miles (40 km) eastbound towards Vero Beach.

Clearwater realignment[edit]

Originally, SR 60 in Clearwater traveled west of Highland Avenue along Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Cleveland Street to the Memorial Causeway. When construction of the new Memorial Causeway began in 2001/2002, SR 60 was realigned along Court Street and Pierce Boulevard to the Causeway, with the original alignment downloaded to the city of Clearwater. Between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pierce, SR 60 is split into two one-way streets—Court Street carrying westbound traffic, and Chestnut Street carrying eastbound traffic.

Prior to the realignment, Court Street east of Missouri Avenue was known as SR 651, while Court and Chestnut Streets west of Missouri was a locally maintained road signed as "Bypass 60".

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
PinellasClearwater−0.14[4]−0.23Poinsettia Avenue, Mandalay Avenue, Coronado Drive (CR 183 south) - Marina, Sand Keytraffic circle
0.0000.000west end of state maintenance at base of Clearwater Harbor Channel bridge
0.4470.719Island Way - Clearwater Marine Aquarium
1.195–
1.634
1.923–
2.630
Clearwater Memorial Causeway over Clearwater Harbor (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway)
1.9713.172South Fort Harrison Avenueformer US 19 Alt. / SR 595
2.2213.574
US 19 Alt. north (South Myrtle Avenue / SR 595)
west end of US 19 Alt. / SR 595 overlap
2.7254.385
US 19 Alt. south (South Missouri Avenue / SR 595 / SR 651)
east end of US 19 Alt. / SR 595 overlap; west end of SR 651 overlap
3.4825.604South Highland Avenue (CR 375) / Gulf to Bay Boulevard to Cleveland Street - Downtown Clearwaterformer SR 60 west; east end of SR 651 overlap; no left turn eastbound
3.7346.009Lake Drive (CR 385)
4.2436.828 CR 1 (Keene Road)
4.7527.648South Hercules Avenue (CR 425)
5.2628.468 CR 501 (South Belcher Road)
6.0029.659Old Coachman Road (CR 535 north)
6.26110.076 US 19 (SR 55) – St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springsinterchange
7.5512.15 CR 611 (McMullen Booth Road / Bayside Bridge) – St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor, Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airportinterchange
Old Tampa Bay12.406–
13.023
19.966–
20.958
Courtney Campbell Causeway
HillsboroughTampa17.26527.785Bayport Driveinterchange
17.53928.226 SR 589 north (Veterans Expressway) / Independence Parkwayinterchange; Independence Parkway (exit 2B) only has access from SR 60 west and to SR 60 east; SR 60 westbound follows exit 2A from nascent SR 589 north
17.53928.226 CR 576 (Memorial Highway) / Eisenhower Boulevard – Air Cargointerchange; signed as exit 3; exit is combined with SR 589 in both directions
18.39729.607 SR 616 (Spruce Street) – Raymond James Stadiuminterchange; signed eastbound as exit 1B
18.41829.641 Tampa International Airportinterchange; signed eastbound as exit 1A
19.05830.671 I-275 south (SR 93) – St. Petersburginterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-275 exit 39
19.22830.944 I-275 north (SR 93) to I-4 – Tampainterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-275 exit 39
19.40431.228 To I-275 south / Kennedy Boulevard – St. PetersburgI-275 exit 39
19.75731.796 CR 587 (South West Shore Boulevard) to I-275 north
20.89733.630 US 92 (South Dale Mabry Highway / SR 600)
21.51134.619 SR 685 south (Henderson Boulevard)west end of SR 685 overlap
23.63938.043Kennedy Boulevard Bridge over Hillsborough River
23.72538.182 To I-275 / I-4 / Ashley Street North
23.94438.534
US 41 Bus. north (Florida Avenue North / SR 685) to I-4 / I-275
east end of SR 685 overlap; west end of US 41 Bus. overlap
24.16038.882 To SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) / I-4 east / I-275 north / Jefferson Street North – Brandon, St. Petersburg
24.38839.249 SR 45 north (Nebraska Avenue) to SR 618 east (Selmon Expressway local lanes)west end of SR 45 overlap
24.45939.363Meridian Avenue (SR 618A west)west end of SR 618A overlap (eastbound only)
24.51839.458 To SR 618 east (Selmon Expressway express lanes) / Meridian Avenue (SR 618A east) – Brandoneast end of SR 618A overlap (eastbound only)
25.70341.365
US 41 Bus. south (21st Street / SR 45) to SR 618 – Port Cargo, Ferry Terminal 7
east end of US 41 Bus. / SR 45 overlap
25.76141.45822nd Street northFormer SR 585 north.
26.96143.390 SR 569 north (North 39th Street) to I-4
27.86244.840 US 41 (50th Street / SR 599) to I-4 – Temple Terrace, Gibsonton
Palm River29.86048.055South 78th Street (CR 573 south)
29.98348.253 SR 618 west (Selmon Expressway)SR 618 exit 12
South Tampa30.80949.582 US 301 (SR 43) – Zephyrhills, Riverview
Brandon32.4752.26 I-75 (SR 93A) to SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) – Naples, Ocala, TampaI-75 exit 257
33.69754.230 To SR 618 west (Selmon Expressway) / South Lakewood Drive (SR 618A west) – Brandon Town Center
35.46757.079Lithia Pinecrest Road (CR 640 east)
Hopewell45.25672.832 SR 39 north (James L. Redman Parkway) / CR 39 south – Plant City, Pinecrest, Alafia River State Park
PolkMulberry53.75186.504 CR 676 west (Nichols Road) – Nichols
55.31789.024 SR 37 (Church Avenue) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Lakeland, Bradley Junction
Bartow62.397100.418 CR 555 south
62.733100.959Main Streetformer SR 60 Bus. east
63.591102.340 US 98 north (Broadway Avenue / SR 35 / SR 700 north) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Lakeland, Downtown Bartow, Historic Districtwest end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
64.204103.326 US 98 south (East Van Fleet Drive / SR 700) to US 17 (SR 555) – Winter Haven, Fort Meadeeast end of US 98 / SR 700 overlap
65.100104.768Flamingo Drive - Historic Districtformer SR 60 Bus. west
68.781110.692 CR 655A south (80 Foot Road)
71.030114.312 CR 655 north (Rifle Range Road)
71.538115.129 CR 655A south (Alturas Road North) – Alturas
75.899122.148West Lake Wales Road South - West Lake Wales
Lake Wales79.11127.32 US 27 (SR 25) to I-4 – Haines City, Avon Park, Legolandinterchange
79.593128.093 To SR 17 / Polk Avenue (CR 60A east)
80.45129.47 To SR 17 / Hesperides Road (CR 60A west) – Historic Districtinterchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
81.380130.968 CR 17B south (11th Street)west end of CR 17B overlap
81.912131.825 CR 17B north (Buck Moore Road) – Bok Tower Gardenseast end of CR 17B overlap
Hesperides88.615142.612Boy Scout Camp Road / Walk-in-Water Road - Lake Kissimmee State Park
90.424145.523Doherty Drive - Nalcrest, Lakeshore
Indian Lake Estates98.684158.817 CR 630 west – Frostproof, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
OsceolaYeehaw Junction125.457201.903 US 441 (SR 15) – Holopaw, Okeechobee
126.09202.92 Florida's Turnpike (SR 91) – Orlando, MiamiTurnpike exit 193
Indian River142.776229.776 CR 512 east
150.47242.16 I-95 (SR 9) – Daytona Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort PierceI-95 exit 147
151.819244.32982nd Avenue (CR 619)
153.816247.54366th Avenue (CR 615)
154.839249.18958th Avenue (CR 613)
Vero Beach155.839250.799 CR 611 (43rd Avenue)
156.852252.42927th Avenueformer SR 607 south
157.774253.913Old Dixie Highway (CR 605 south)
158.362254.859 US 1 (SR 5) – McKee Botanical Garden
158.916255.751 To SR A1A / Indian River Boulevard (CR 603 south) – Beaches
159.892257.321Indian River Boulevard (CR 603 north)
160.062–
160.749
257.595–
258.700
Merrill P. Barber Bridge over Indian River (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway)
161.336259.645 SR A1A / Beachland Boulevard – Business District
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 60A[edit]

State Road 60A
LocationBartow

State Road 60A served as a bypass for Bartow, Florida, until SR 60 was realigned to follow that route in 2006. It is briefly cosigned with US 98 during its route. It is mainly known as Van Fleet Drive.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed February 2014
  2. ^ Bielecki, Michael. "Stan Mayfield is remembered with State Road 60 dedication", VeroNews.com, 12 November 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2016. Note: highway name designated by 2009 Legislature of Florida.
  3. ^ Carson, Debbie. "Dep. Raczkoski Memorial Highway Dedication", VeroNews.com, 23 September 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2016. Note: highway name designated by 2010 Legislature of Florida.
  4. ^ Google Maps distance

External links[edit]

Route map:

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