County Road 768 - Jones Loop Road

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Charlotte County Road 768 (Jones Loop Road) forms a 7.9 mile long loop east from U.S. 41 and CR 765 (Burnt Store Road) between Punta Gorda and South Punta Gorda Heights. Jones Loop Road connects with Interstate 75 at Exit 161 and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) via Piper Road.

County Road 768 East
During the 2011-12 closure of CR 765 (Burnt Store Road) at Alligator Creek for a bridge replacement, CR 768 (Jones Loop Road) provided part of a detour route to U.S. 41. Traffic lights were added temporarily at Tamiami Trail. 12/26/11
CR 768 (Jones Loop Road) proceeds east from U.S. 41 to CR 765A (Taylor Road). CR 765 branches north from U.S. 41 at South Punta Gorda Heights 5.27 miles to U.S. 17 in Downtown Punta Gorda. 12/26/11
The first confirming marker for CR 768 east along S Jones Loop Road stands beyond CR 765A. 07/09/11
S Jones Loop Road spans Interstate 75 east of the Blue Heron Pines golf course community. 07/09/11
County Road 768 West
CR 768 passes north of the shuttered off freeway rest area for Interstate 75 between Piper Road and the diamond interchange with I-75. 05/19/19
Interstate 75 travels north from the Fort Myers area to Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port in Charlotte County. 05/19/19
Interstate 75 joins Southwest Florida with Tampa and St. Petersburg to the north and Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the southeast. 05/19/19
Traffic lights were installed at the southbound ramps with I-75 by 2011. 03/26/06
Overheads along the southbound off-ramp from I-75 to CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road). 11/27/14
An array of motorists services line Mac Drive north of CR 768 and Jones Loop Road west from Knights Drive to CR 765A (Taylor Road). 11/27/14
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CR 765A (Taylor Road) angles northwest across CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) between South Punta Gorda Heights and the city of Punta Gorda. 11/24/16
Indian Springs Cemetery Road stems south from CR 765A (Taylor Road) to CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) and adjacent retail. 11/27/14
CR 765 (Burnt Store Road) stems one mile south from CR 765A (Taylor Road) to overtake N Jones Loop Road from CR 768 to adjacent U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail). CR 765 continues south along Burnt Store Road from U.S. 41 to Cape Coral. This assembly was removed by 2014. 07/09/11
County Road 768 East
CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) proceeds east from Indian Cemetery Road to meet CR 765A (Taylor Road) at commercialized intersection. 06/08/09
Painted shields precede the signal with Knights Drive for the adjacent diamond interchange joining CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) with Interstate 75. 06/09/13
The first of two junction shields for Interstate 75 stands ahead of Knights Drive south and Mac Drive north. 11/27/16
A guide sign for Interstate 75 was added along CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) at Knights Drive in 2014. A second junction shield follows. 11/27/16
Knights Drive provides a cutoff from CR 765A (Taylor Road) north to CR 768. Mac Drive spurs northward to additional motorists services for I-75 travelers. 11/27/16
The southbound entrance ramp for Interstate 75 to Fort Myers and Naples departs just beyond Knights Drive. 11/27/16
Interstate 75 travels 161 miles south to SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway) at Hialeah in South Florida. 11/27/16
CR 768 (N Jones Loop) east at Interstate 75 prior to the installation of traffic lights with the southbound ramps. 03/26/06
The signals with the northbound I-75 ramps on CR 768 were added by 2011. 03/26/06
CR 768 intersects Piper Road to the immediate east of Interstate 75. Piper Road constitutes a four lane arterial north 3.5 miles to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) and U.S. 17 (Duncan Road) at Regent Road. 05/19/19
Heading north from CR 768, Interstate 75 next meets U.S. 17 east of Punta Gorda. The freeway turns west at North Port en route to Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. 11/27/16
The first reassurance shield for CR 768 along N Jones Loop Road eastbound appears at the intersection with Piper Road. 05/19/19
County Road 768 scenes
Piper Road runs south from U.S. 17 to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to CR 768 along N Jones Loop Road. 05/19/19
CR 768 (N Jones Loop Road) circles east from Piper Road to a residential street grid than south and west to Acline. 05/19/19
CR 768 west connects with Interstate 75 beyond Piper Road and a former off freeway rest area. 05/19/19

Photo Credits:

  • 03/26/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 06/08/09 by AARoads.
  • 07/09/11 by AARoads.
  • 12/26/11 by AARoads.
  • 06/09/13 by AARoads.
  • 11/27/14 by AARoads.
  • 11/24/16 by AARoads.
  • 11/27/16 by AARoads.
  • 05/19/19 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 75
U.S. 41
County Road 765 - Burnt Store Road
County Road 765A - Taylor Road

Page Updated 11-23-2019.

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