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
Length10.823 mi[1] (17.418 km)
Major junctions
West end
US 19 Alt. in Largo
  US 19 in Largo
I-275 in St. Petersburg
East end US 92 / SR 687 / SR 694 in St. Petersburg
Highway system
SR 685SR 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.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Largo0.0000.000
US 19 Alt. (Missouri Avenue / Seminole Boulevard / SR 595) / West Bay Drive (CR 416 west) – Clearwater, Seminole, Beaches
Western terminus
0.7891.270Highland Avenue (CR 375 north)
1.1571.862Alternate Keene Road (CR 395 north)
1.5482.491 CR 1 (Keene Road / Starkey Road)
2.5674.131Belcher Road (CR 501)
3.555.71 US 19 (SR 55) – Clearwater, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburginterchange
4.0616.53662nd Street North (CR 565 south)
4.7327.615Avalon Avenue (CR 595 south)
5.468.79 CR 611 (Bayside Bridge / 49th Street) – Clearwater, Pinellas Parkinterchange
6.0799.783St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
Pinellas Park6.90311.109 SR 688 west (Ulmerton Road) – Indian Rocks Beachinterchange; west end of SR 688 overlap; no access from SR 688 east to SR 686 west
St. Petersburg7.86712.661 SR 688 east (Ulmerton Road) to I-275 north – Tampainterchange; east end of SR 688 overlap
Pinellas ParkSt. Petersburg line8.50313.68428th Street North (CR 683 south)
St. Petersburg9.3114.98 I-275 (SR 93) – Tampa, St. PetersburgExit 30 (I-275)
10.27216.531 CR 803 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North) to I-275 north – Tampa, St. Petersburg
10.82317.418 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

State Road 686A[edit]

State Road 686A
LocationSt. Petersburg
Length1.439 mi[2] (2.316 km)

State Road 686A is an under construction state road in St. Petersburg. The route is being constructed along what is currently Pinellas County Road 296, consisting of 118th Avenue North and the 118th Avenue Connector, as part of the Gateway Expressway.

As of August 2018, the route is 1.439 miles long, and is planned for 4 miles in length. The route currently runs from the foot of the 118th Avenue Connector westbound offramp (milepost 1.582) to just east of the I-275 on-ramps (milepost 3.021).

County Road 416[edit]

County Road 416
LocationLargo
Length3.00 mi[3] (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]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 2014
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2011-02-22. FDOT Federal-Aid Report

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.