State Road 60 West - Tampa to Clearwater Beach

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Florida State Road 60 West
A folded diamond interchange was constructed by 2007 between SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) and Bayport Drive. This eliminated an at-grade intersection. Photo taken 06/26/15.
SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) stems west from the Veterans Expressway with six overall lanes to Rocky Point. This portion consists of a full freeway. Photo taken 08/05/14.
Congestion ensues from the forthcoming traffic lights at Rocky Point as a loop ramp leaves SR 60 west for Bayport Drive. Bayport Drive comprises a local road to adjacent Bayport Plaza business complex. Photo taken 06/26/15.
Courtney Campbell Causeway carries SR 60 west ten miles across northern reaches of Old Tampa Bay. The road honors Courtney Campbell, a state road board member from Clearwater that advocated for improvements along the pivotal roadway. Photo taken 08/05/14.
Reassurance marker for SR 60 posted after the on-ramp from Bayport Drive. Photo taken 08/05/14.
SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) reaches Rocky Point, a narrow strip of land jutting out into Old Tampa Bay. Rocky Point Drive intersects the state road here, serving a number of condos, offices, and restaurants. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The second Rocky Point traffic light includes a protected turn onto Bay Harbor Boulevard south to an adjacent hotel and restaurant. Photo taken 11/15/16.
A series of frontage roads skim the shallow waters of Old Tampa Bay along Courtney Campbell Causeway. Several access points are available to these roads which straddle Ben T. Davis Municipal Beach. Photo taken 11/15/16.
SR 60 curves westward along side Ben. T. Davis Municipal Beach along a narrow strip of land. Shallow waters and marshland spread to the north from the Town 'N Country vicinity. Photo taken 08/05/14.
A reassurance marker stands along the four lane causeway by Ben T. Davis Municipal Beach. The causeway sees a 60 mile per hour speed limit. Photo taken 08/05/14.
Continuing west from the second access point to Ben T. Davis Beach. Photo taken 11/15/16.
A second traffic light for Ben T. Davis Beach operates at the third beach access point from SR 60 opposite a boat ramp. Photo taken 11/15/16.
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SR 60 ascends over the main navigation channel of Old Tampa Bay. Paralleling the span to the south is a 45 foot tall bicycle/pedestrian bridge built as part of Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. The multi-use path stretches west from the Veterans Expressway into Clearwater, where it ties into the Pinellas Trail. The trail was completed on June 22, 2015 and cost $23 million.1 Photo taken 11/15/16. Second photo taken 08/05/14.
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The narrow span across Old Tampa Bay was built in 1974 and reconstructed in 1993. Photo taken 08/05/14. Second photo taken 11/15/16.
All 9.5 miles of Courtney Campbell Causeway double as a Florida Scenic Highway. The designation was bestowed upon the roadway in 2005. Photo taken 11/15/16.
A mileage sign for Clearwater Beach precedes the turn off for the north side frontage road. Photo taken 11/15/16.
SR 60 enters Pinellas County approximately two thirds of the way across Courtney Campbell Causeway. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Continuing west from the Hillsborough County line, SR 60 enters the city of Clearwater and approaches the west shore of Old Tampa Bay. A narrow north side frontage road remains in place to the last inlet. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Damascus Road spurs northeast from SR 60 to Clearwater Christian College at the Courtney Campbell Causeway west end. Photo taken 11/15/16.
SR 60 transitions to Gulf to Bay Boulevard beyond Damascus Road and this beach access point. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Bayshore Boulevard ties into SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard) from the Cooper Bayou area and Safety Harbor to the north. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Nearing the single point urban interchange (SPUI) with County Road 611. CR 611 follows McMullen-Booth Road north to Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater's performing arts center, and south along the Bayside Bridge to Clearwater-St. Petersburg International Airport (PIE). Photo taken 11/15/16.
County Road 611 passes over SR 60 via the Bayside Bridge freeway end from Old Tampa Bay to the south. The county road transitions into a six-lane arterial (McMullen-Booth Road) leading north to Safety Harbor and north Clearwater. Photo taken 11/15/16.
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U.S. 19 Alternate north & SR 60 west combine along Court Street between Missouri Avenue (SR 651) and Myrtle Avenue. U.S. 19 Alternate was realigned east from Fort Harrison Avenue to Missouri Avenue in 2007. Photo taken 06/21/07.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue intersects U.S. 19 Alternate & SR 60 (Court Street) ahead of their split with Chestnut Street. Photo taken 06/21/07.
The couplet of Chestnut Street (east) and Court Street (west) carries SR 60 between MLK, Jr. Avenue and the Memorial Causeway Bridge. Photo taken 06/21/07.
U.S. 19 Alternate north splits with SR 60 (Court Street) west one block beyond Prospect Avenue. Myrtle Avenue carries U.S. 19 Alternate north from SR 60 to Fort Harrison Avenue at Venetian Point. Photo taken 06/21/07.
U.S. 19 Alternate south travels one block south along Myrtle Avenue to Chestnut Street east and north from Clearwater to Downtown Dunedin via Edgewater Drive. Photo taken 06/21/07.

Sources:

  1. "Clearwater opens final segment of Courtney Campbell Trail." The St. Petersburg Tribune, June 22, 2015.


Photo Credits:

06/21/07, 08/05/14, 06/26/15, 11/15/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 19
U.S. 19 Alternate
County Road 611

Page Updated 04-16-2018.