County Road 611 North

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Pinellas County Road 611 North
County Road 611 north of the intersection with 5th Avenue S (U.S. 19 Alternate) between the Central Oak Park and Disston Heights neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. 49th Street generally consists of a four-lane boulevard through residential areas of west St. Pete. Photo taken 12/17/06.
CR 611 (49th Street N) at the northbound on-ramp to U.S. 19. U.S. 19 angles northwest from Pinellas Park to east Largo and Clearwater along a limited access freeway. Photo taken 02/21/06.
A traffic light operates at the 49th Street N intersection with Lake Boulevard just beyond the exchange with U.S. 19. Lake Boulevard serves a bevy of mobile home parks to the east. Photo taken 02/21/06.
110th Avenue N links CR 611 (49th Street N) with U.S. 19 to the west and 43rd Street N to the east. Photo taken 02/21/06.
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A pair of state named shields previously directed motorists from 49th Street N onto County Road 296 (Bryan Dairy Road) east at Pinellas Park. The assembly along the outside lanes was removed by June 2011 and the shield within the CR 611 median was replaced by June 2015. Photos taken 12/17/06.
CR 611 (49th Street N) at CR 296 (118th Avenue N). Construction for the Gateway Expressway (SR 690) through Summer 2022 builds elevated toll lanes above CR 296 west to U.S. 19 and east to I-275 at SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard). Photo taken 02/21/06.
126th Avenue N serves a pervasive industrial area buffeting CR 611 (49th Street N) in north Pinellas Park. Photo taken 02/21/06.
Advancing north, CR 611 approaches the busy intersection with SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Ulmerton Road carries as many as eight lanes as the main arterial route linking Interstate 275 and the Howard Frankland Bridge with Largo to the west. Photo taken 02/21/06.
State Road 688 (Ulmerton Road) travels overall from Indian Rocks Beach and Seminole to the west to Pinellas Park and north St. Petersburg to the east. Photo taken 02/21/06.
140th Street N connects 49th Street N with industrial parks at South Highpoint west of SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Photo taken 05/29/15.
State Road 686 trailblazer directing travelers northward to the diamond interchange with Roosevelt Boulevard. Photo taken 05/29/15.
144th Avenue N represents the last traffic light before the limited access section of County Road 611 across the Bayside Bridge. Photo taken 05/29/15.
49th Street N transitions onto the Bayside Bridge at the exchange with SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard). Photo taken 05/29/15.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east connects with the passenger terminal of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) just southeast of CR 611. The Gateway Expressway upgrades Roosevelt Boulevard with an elevated toll road and new ramps for PIE Airport. Photo taken 05/29/15.
SR 686 travels west from CR 611 to East Bay Drive in Largo. The state road ends at U.S. 19 Alternate (Seminole Boulevard) with West Bay Drive continuing to Belleair Bluffs. SR 686 east concludes in the Gateway area of St. Petersburg at U.S. 92, SR 687 and SR 694. Photo taken 05/29/15.
The Bayside Bridge carries six lanes of traffic over western reaches of Old Tampa Bay to Bayview in Clearwater. Photo taken 05/29/15.
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The Bayside Bridge was first envisioned as part of a 1972 freeway proposal for Pinellas Parkway, a highway leading northeast from U.S. 19 into Safety Harbor. Voters rejected that proposal in 1976, but the need for a crossing only grew with congestion along U.S. 19. Finally by the late 1980s, the Bayside Bridge proposal was revived as a toll crossing. Construction began on January 1, 1988 with a $110 million price tag.1 Photo taken 05/29/15. Second photo taken 04/21/18.
Lobbying by local business leaders followed to have the span open as a toll-free crossing. Their efforts were successful and a 1 cent gas tax was approved to pay for the project instead. The Bayside Bridge opened on June 2, 1993.1 Photo taken 04/21/18.
Peak hour congestion is routine along northern reaches of the Bayside Bridge due to the bottleneck at the exchange with SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard). The six-lane freeway reduces to four lanes over Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Equally well traveled, SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard) extends west to Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach from Courtney Campbell Causeway, the third crossing of Tampa Bay / Old Tampa Bay between Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Photo taken 04/21/18.
The ramp for SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard) lowers from the Bayside Bridge over the north shore of Old Tampa Bay. SR 60 travels west along a busy arterial into the Skycrest neighborhood of east Clearwater. Gulf to Bay Boulevard leads the state road to Chestnut Street within the central business district. Photo taken 04/21/18.
The single point urban interchange (SPUI) with SR 60 lies 1.25 miles east of U.S. 19 and just west of the eight mile long Courtney Campbell Causeway across Old Tampa Bay. Photo taken 04/21/18.
The entrance ramp from SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard) adds a third northbound lane to CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Road) north. The six lane arterial proceeds north to intersect Drew Street. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Drew Street leads east to Bayshore Boulevard and west as County Road 528 beyond U.S. 19 to the Skycrest community in Clearwater Photo taken 05/29/15.
County Road 611 shield posted beyond Drew Street and across from the Eddie C. Moore Recreation Complex. Photo taken 05/29/15.
A pedestrian bridge carries Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail over McMullen Booth Road west of Del Oro Park. Photo taken 05/29/15.
CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Road) northbound at the entrance to Ruth Eckerd Hall, a performing arts theater. Photo taken 11/15/16.
SR 590 (10th Street) intersects CR 611 (McMullen Booth Road) along the Clearwater and Safety Harbor city line. SR 590 travels west to Coachman and east to 14th Avenue S. Photo taken 05/29/15.
SR 590 is partitioned into two sections. The western segment begins at U.S. 19 Alternate (Myrtle Avenue) in Clearwater via Drew Street and ends at 10th Avenue S, south of Delaware Street outside Downtown Safety Harbor. The second segment of SR 590 follows Phillippe Parkway north from near Enterprise Road to SR 580 in north Safety Harbor. Photo taken 05/29/15.
County Road 611 reassurance marker posted north of SR 590 (10th Street) along McMullen Booth Road. Photo taken 05/29/15.
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County Road 576 follows Main Street east to 10th Avenue S (former SR 590) ahead of Downtown Safety Harbor. Sunset Point Road leads CR 576 west to U.S. 19 Alternate (Edgewater Drive) in Clearwater. Photos taken 05/29/15.
McMullen-Booth Road continues north along the Safety Harbor city line from Sunset Point Road (CR 576). Photo taken 05/29/15.
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The succeeding traffic light along County Road 611 northbound is with Union Street west into Clearwater and Cedar Street east into Safety Harbor. Photos taken 05/29/15.
McMullen Booth Road north at the commercialized intersection with Enterprise Road (CR 638). The four lane boulevard weaves west to SR 580 (Main Street) at Countryside and extends east to Phillippe Parkway (SR 590) in Safety Harbor. Photo taken 05/29/15.
CR 611 confirming marker posted north of Enterprise Road. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Eastland Boulevard ties into CR 611 on the north side of Northwood Plaza Shopping Center from the Northwood Estates neighborhood. Photo taken 05/29/15.
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Advancing north, CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Road) crosses paths with State Road 580. SR 580 comprises a major arterial route west to Dunedin and east from Oldsmar to Tampa. Photos taken 05/29/15.
Leading west into the city of Dunedin, SR 580 follows Main Street to U.S. 19 Alternate (Broadway) just off Clearwater Harbor. Crossing Safety Harbor, SR 580 converges with SR 584 (Tampa Road) just ahead of the Hillsborough County line south of Westchase. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Confirming marker posted north of SR 580 on McMullen-Booth Road. The six lane arterial runs along side Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club along the ensuing stretch. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Briar Creek Boulevard is the main entrance to the Briar Creek manufactured home community to the east of CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Road). Photo taken 05/29/15.
The succeeding traffic light on McMullen-Booth Road northbound is with Mease Drive east to Mease Countryside Hospital and the Briarwood subdivision. Photo taken 05/29/15.
McMullen-Booth Road extends between northern reaches of the Clearwater and Safety Harbor city limits to State Road 586 (Curlew Road). Photo taken 05/29/15.
SR 586 travels 5.33 miles west from SR 584 (Tampa Road) in north Oldsmar to U.S. 19 Alternate (Bayshore Boulevard) in north Dunedin. CR 586 continues 2.65 miles west from Bayshore Boulevard onto Honeymoon Island. Photo taken 05/29/15.
County Road 611 parallels the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal northward from Curlew Road to CR 752 (Tampa Road). Photo taken 05/29/15.
A grade separated interchange joins McMullen-Booth Road north / East Lake Road south with County Road 752 (Tampa Road) in unincorporated Palm Harbor. The northbound off-ramp utilizes the 1967-built bridge across Lake Tarpon Canal to connect CR 611 with CR 752. Photo taken 05/29/15.
CR 752 (Tampa Road) branches northwest from SR 584 / 586 (Curlew Road) in Oldsmar along Canal Park to meet CR 611 by the Shoppes at Boot Ranch retail plaza. The county road measures 5.47 miles along the drive west to Orange Street (CR 377) at Ozona. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Construction of the bridges connecting McMullen-Booth Road with East Lake Road along CR 611 and the interchange with CR 752 (Tampa Road) were coupled with the overall widening of CR 611 between SR 60 and Keystone Road.3 Photo taken 05/29/15.
The flyover spanning Lake Tarpon Canal and Tampa Road (CR 752) was dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony held November 5, 1991. Drainage work during the $24 million project at the exchange was completed in June 1992.3 Photo taken 05/29/15.
East Lake Road originates from an interchange with Tampa Road (CR 752) just east of the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal. The arterial runs between a pair of shopping centers and a business park northward to become a part of CR 611 through the unincorporated East Lake community. Photo taken 05/29/15.
CR 611 (East Lake Road) trends eastward by southern reaches of Lake Tarpon, intersecting Woodlands Boulevard east to the Cross Pointe and East Lake Woodlands developments. Photo taken 05/29/15.
East Lake Road crosses Brooker Creek along side John Chestnut, Sr. County Park. Photo taken 05/29/15.
The ensuing traffic light along East Lake Road north is with Sandy Point Road west to the Anchorage subdivision and Tarpon Woods Boulevard east to the Tarpon Woods golf course community. Photo taken 05/29/15.
CR 611 (East Lake Road) north at Ridgemoor Boulevard east and Village Center Drive west. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Continuing north to the Lansbrook development at East Lake, CR 611 intersects Lansbrook Parkway west and Cypress Woods Boulevard east. Lansbrook's development agreement with Pinellas County in 1990 included building a 1.5 mile segment of four lane roadway for East Lake Road north from Brooker Creek.4 Photo taken 05/29/15.
Ridgeline Boulevard links CR 611 (East Lake Boulevard) with Silver Eagle Drive at East Lake High School. Pine Ridge Boulevard connects from the Pine Ridge subdivision to the east. Photo taken 05/29/15.
Forelock Road arcs southeast from CR 611 (East Lake Road) at Kensington Trace to the Woodfield development and Ranch Road. Photo taken 05/29/15.
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CR 611 north next approaches County Road 582 (Keystone Road), a 5.84 mile route leading west to U.S. 19 at Tarpon Springs and east to the Hillsborough County line by Brook Creek Preserve. Photos taken 05/29/15.
Tarpon Avenue west from U.S. 19 to U.S. 19 Alternate (Pinellas Avenue) in Downtown Tarpon Springs was formerly State Road 582. Keystone Road east across the Hillsborough County line becomes Tarpon Springs Road en route to Keystone Lake and Lake Fern. Photo taken 05/29/15.
County Road 582 previously followed Tarpon Springs Road east to CR 587 (Gunn Highway) and Lutz Lake Fern Road from there to SR 589 (Suncoast Parkway) and SR 597 (Dale Mabry Highway) in Lutz. Photo taken 05/29/15.

Sources:

  1. Pinellas Bridges and Causeways. former BayCiti.net web site (Justin Cozart).
  2. Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization Minutes - Meeting of November 14, 2007. http://www.pinellascounty.org/MPO/mpo_minutes/111407.pdf
  3. "Overpass on road to completion." St. Petersburg Times (FL), October 31, 1991.
  4. "Major Pinellas road projects under way." St. Petersburg Times (FL), June 27, 1990.


Photo Credits:

02/21/06, 12/17/06, 05/29/15, 11/15/16, 04/21/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 19
State Road 60
State Road 580
State Road 586 - Curlew Road
State Road 590
State Road 686 - East Bay Drive / Roosevelt Boulevard
State Road 688 - Ulmerton Road
Pinellas County Road 184 - 38th Avenue N
Pinellas County Road 202 - 54th Avenue N
County Road 296 - Bryan Dairy Road

Page Updated 04-22-2019.