Florida State Road 758
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||11.203 mi (18.029 km)|
|South end:||SR 72 in Siesta Key|
|US 41 in Sarasota|
|East end:||I-75 near Bee Ridge|
State Road 758 (SR 758) is an 11.2-mile-long (18.0 km) state road connecting Siesta Key with other parts of the Sarasota, Florida area. State Road 758 is locally known by several names: Midnight Pass Road northwest of Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, then Higel Avenue on Siesta Key, Siesta Drive as it crosses Sarasota Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) in Sarasota, and for a short time as South Osprey Avenue south of Siesta Drive, and curves eastbound onto Bay Road on the mainland west of Tamiami Trail (US 41-SR 45). Finally, it is known as Bee Ridge Road from Tamiami Trail (US 41-SR 45) east to its eastern terminus at Interstate 75 (SR 93) (Approximately five miles). Bee Ridge Road continues on past Interstate 75, without state designation, for approximately three miles to Bee Ridge Road's real terminus at Bee Ridge Road Extension and Rotenbach Park.
SR 758 begins at an intersection with the western terminus of SR 72 in Siesta Key, heading northwest on Midnight Pass Road, a two-lane divided highway. The median becomes a center left-turn lane as the road heads through resort residential and commercial areas a short distance to the east of the Gulf of Mexico. SR 758 turns north to remain on Midnight Pass Road, with CR 789A (Beach Road) heading west to Siesta Beach. Midnight Pass Road continues as a two-lane undivided road passing through residential neighborhoods, curving to the northwest. SR 758 intersects CR 789A again and turns north onto Higel Avenue, passing more homes in the northern part of Siesta Key. The state road turns east onto Siesta Drive, running through more residential areas.
The road crosses Sarasota Bay on a drawbridge and heads into Sarasota, lined with more residences. SR 758 turns south onto South Osprey Avenue, a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane that passes through residential and commercial areas. The state road curves east onto Bay Road and passes more businesses as it comes to an intersection with US 41/SR 45. Upon crossing US 41/SR 45, SR 758 becomes Bee Ridge Road, widening into a seven-lane road with a center left-turn lane. The road passes through a mix of homes and businesses, intersecting South Shade Avenue before crossing Phillippi Creek. The state road heads east through more developed areas, crossing South Tuttle Avenue/Swift Road, South Lockwood Ridge Road, Beneva Road, and Sawyer Road. The road crosses a Seminole Gulf Railway line and intersects McIntosh Road, where just east of that at Bond Place it becomes a four-laned divided highway. Then it crosses Honore Avenue, and just before it intersects with Cattlemen Road it becomes a six-laned divided highway as it continues through areas of residential neighborhoods and businesses. SR 758 reaches its eastern terminus slightly east of an interchange with I-75/SR 93 in Bee Ridge, with the unnumbered Bee Ridge Road continuing to the east as a four-lane divided road until an intersection with Mauna Loa Boulevard. East of this intersection, Bee Ridge Road continues for approximately three miles as an undivided two-laned road. until its terminus at Rothenbach Park. Just before Bee Ridge Road's eastern terminus there is an intersection with Bee Ridge Extension, a residential road running south that connects Bee Ridge Road and SR 72
The entire route is in Sarasota County.
|Siesta Key||0.000||0.000||SR 72 east (Stickney Point Road) / Midnight Pass Road (CR 789 south)|
|1.238||1.992||Beach Road (CR 789A north) - Siesta Beach Business District|
|3.051||4.910||Higel Avenue (CR 789A south) to Ocean Boulevard - Siesta Beach, Siesta Village||no left turn northbound|
|Siesta Key Bridge over Roberts Bay (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway)|
|5.771||9.288||US 41 (South Tamiami Trail / SR 45) – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens|
|||7.797||12.548||Beneva Road (CR 773)|
|||10.84||17.45||I-75 (SR 93) – Tampa, Naples||I-75 exit 207|
|||11.203||18.029||east end of state maintenance|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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