Brackish waters of Cooglers Creek flow just north of Bayou Drive and west of County Road 495 (Pine Island Road). The adjacent marshland opens into Rock Island Bay on the horizon. Photo taken February 15, 2014.

There are two sections of County Road 495 in Florida. Citrus County 495 branches northward along Citrus Avenue 8.67 miles from U.S. 19 & 98 in Crystal River to Citronelle, De Rosa and the Lake Rousseau area. Hernando County 495 forms a hook-shaped route 2.45 miles north from County Road 550 to Pine Island on the Gulf of Mexico.


County Road 495 north
Looking north along Hernando County 495 (Pine Island Drive) from County Road 550 at North Bayport. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Pine Island Drive transitions onto a causeway beyond Bayou Drive and ahead of Pine Island. Photo taken 02/15/14.
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A pair of 1983-built bridges cross inlets leading County Road 495 onto Pine Island. Photos taken 02/15/14.
County Road 495 ends at the entrance to Alfred A. McKethan Pine Island Park. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Waters of Rock Island Bay separate Pine Island from North Point, west of Bayport, to the south. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Peering eastward at the Hernando County mainland from the southern tip of Pine Island. Photo taken 02/15/14.
County Road 495 south
The initial stretch of Pine Island Drive faces north as County Road 495 leads away from Alfred A. McKethan Park. Photo taken 02/15/14.
A pentagon for Hernando County 495 south resides at the first of two bridges taking Pine Island Road east to the county mainland. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Pine Island Road spans the second inlet bridge and turns southeast along side Rock Island Bay. Photo taken 02/15/14.
County Road 495 follows a causeway to Bayou Drive west and County Road 550. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Hernando County 550 takes Cortez Boulevard west to Bayport and east to Weeki Wachee. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Pine Island Road ends at a stop sign with CR 550. Cortez Boulevard follows Florida 50 east from U.S. 19 (Commercial Way) to Brooksville and Ridge Manor in eastern Hernando County. Photo taken 02/15/14.



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02/15/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 19
U.S. 98
Hernando County 550 - Cortez Boulevard

Page Updated 02-27-2014.