Went to Orlando over the weekend and realized that we never updated the page for Florida State Road 435 (Kirkman Road) south. The arterial joins I-4 with Universal Orlando, and the interchange joining the freeway with SR 435 was rebuilt as part of the I-4 Ultimate project. Although still not completed, the ramps have already been realigned and left exits from I-4 to SR 435 removed.
Posted complete coverage of SR 435 south with photos taken on June 5, 2019. Also updated both directions of SR 535 between Lake Buena Vista and U.S. 192 near Kissimme and SR 536 westbound leading toward Walt Disney World with photos from the same day.
Shifting to more recent road outings in Pinellas County, Florida, updated SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to SR 688 (Ulmerton Road), which is currently under construction due to the Gateway Expressway project, and SR 688 east to I-275 north. The Gateway Expressway consists of two toll roads, SR 690 along CR 296 (Bryan Dairy Road), and SR 686A extending northwest along Roosevelt Boulevard to the Bayside Bridge (CR 611).
Updated coverage for the southern extent of U.S. 19 Alternate, between I-275 and SR 687 at Downtown St. Petersburg, SR 687 north at U.S. 19 Alternate and US 92, and U.S. 19 Alternate along 5th Avenue N west to I-275 with photos taken 12/08/19.
Within Tampa, posted photos from 02/23/20 showing progress on the Selmon Extension above U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard). Also replaced four photos covering SR 685 north along Henderson Boulevard and eight photos along SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) east leading into Downtown.
Replaced 21 photos covering U.S. 41 Business southbound in Tampa (02/15/20).
Added/replaced 19 photos covering the Selmon Expressway (SR 618) eastbound from U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) to U.S. 41 Business at Ybor City. 01-17-20
Following over three years of construction, work at the north end of Florida’s Turnpike, where the toll road merges with I-75, was completed by January of this year. The project added a new distributor roadway system connecting both I-75 and the Turnpike with SR 44 at Wildwood and from SR 44 to both the Turnpike and I-75. The change eliminated a weaving traffic pattern between the closely spaced interchanges on Interstate 75.
Posted ten photos showing the new configuration of Florida’s Turnpike northbound from 01/20/20. Also updated photos for the Turnpike split from I-75 southbound and the initial stretch of the toll road south to U.S. 301.