State Road 686 East

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Pinellas County Road 416 East
Belleair Beach Causeway stems east from Gulf Boulevard (CR 183) through the city of Belleair Beach. Three residential streets tie into CR 416 ahead of Clearwater Harbor relief channel. Photo taken 05/04/19.
Belleair Beach Causeway spans Clearwater Harbor east from Shell Point on Sand Key to the city of Belleair Bluffs. Photo taken 05/04/19.
The Belleair Beach Causeway bridge system was rebuilt and completed in 2009. The 324.2 foot long Clearwater Harbor relief channel bridge crosses onto a man made island ahead of the high rise bridge.1 Photo taken 05/04/19.
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The Bellair Bridge opened to two-way traffic on May 29, 2009. Constructed at a cost of $72.3 million, the 75 foot high span accommodates a 12 foot wide travel lane, 8 foot wide sidewalks and 10 foot wide shoulders (with five foot bicycle lanes) in each direction.2 Photos taken 05/04/19.
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Work to replace the 50-year old drawbridge along Bellair Beach Causeway across Clearwater Harbor commenced in March 2007. The project finished ahead of schedule in late November 2009.2 Photos taken 05/04/19.
CR 416 (Belleair Beach Causeway) transitions to West Bay Drive through the small city of Belleair Bluffs. Photo taken 05/04/19.
Indian Rocks Road (CR 233) angles across West Bay Drive (CR 416) at a commercialized intersection in Bellair Bluffs. CR 233 leads south to Harbor Bluffs and west Largo and north to the town of Belleair. Photo taken 05/04/19.
The second and last confirming marker for County Road 416 stands along West Bay Drive beyond Indian Rocks Road (CR 233). Photo taken 05/04/19.
West Bay Drive advances east into the city of Largo, meeting 20th Street at the succeeding traffic light. Photo taken 05/04/19.
West Bay Drive (CR 416) intersects 14th Street by Largo Medical Center. Photo taken 05/04/19.
A pedestrian bridge spans West Bay Drive along the Pinellas Trail at Downtown Largo. Photo taken 05/04/19.
Clearwater Largo Road extends north from Ridge Road through Largo as a varying six lane arterial or five lane boulevard. North from West Bay Drive to Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater, Clearwater Largo Road is the former alignment of U.S. 19 Alternate. Photo taken 05/04/19.
The traffic light with 4th Street NW/SE lies midway between Clearwater Largo Road and U.S. 19 Alternate on West Bay Drive. Photo taken 05/04/19.
County Road 416 (West Bay Drive) intersects U.S. 19 Alternate at the west end of State Road 686. U.S. 19 Alternate follows Missouri Avenue north to SR 60 (Court Street) in Clearwater and Seminole Boulevard south to SR 666 (Tom Stuart Causeway) in Seminole. Photo taken 05/04/19.
1st Street NW and a CSX Railroad line cross West Bay Drive just ahead of U.S. 19 Alternate. Photo taken 05/04/19.
Florida State Road 686 East
State Road 686 begins at U.S. 19 Alternate (Seminole Boulevard) where West and East Bay Drive come together in Largo. The first shield stands adjacent to Largo Central Park. Photo taken 08/15/15.
East Bay Drive takes SR 686 east to U.S. 19 and Roosevelt Boulevard. Roosevelt Boulevard extends the state road southeast to connections with Interstate 275 for both St. Petersburg and Tampa. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Central Park Drive winds north to tie into SR 686 (East Bay Drive) opposite 4th Street NE near Largo High School. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Highland Avenue heads north from East Bay Drive to Largo City Hall and the city of Clearwater. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Lake Avenue south and Country Club Drive north come together at the next signal along SR 686 (East Bay Drive) east. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Starkey Road north from the city of Seminole becomes Keene Road at SR 686 (East Bay Drive) in Largo. Keene Road extends the arterial north to Skycrest in Clearwater and the city of Dunedin. The two roads are both apart of Pinellas County Road 1. Photo taken 08/15/15.
State Road 686 remains with six lanes east from CR 1 to CR 611 (49th Street North). Photo taken 08/15/15.
Fulton Street connects SR 686 with the adjacent street grid at the subsequent eastbound signal on East Bay Drive. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Belcher Road (CR 501) mirrors the course of CR 1 one mile to the east between Pinellas Park and Clearwater. The road constitutes a six-lane arterial with a grass median southward to CR 694 (Park Boulevard). Photo taken 08/15/15.
Bedford Circle loops south to the Newport subdivision from East Bay Drive at this traffic light. Photo taken 08/15/15.
The St. Petersburg street numbering grid extends northward to SR 686 (East Bay Drive) at 69th Street N, a local road south to a large mobile home park. Photo taken 08/15/15.
U.S. 19 travels as a full freeway northward from CR 611 (49th Street N) in Pinellas Park to SR 580 near Dunedin. A single point urban interchange (SPUI) joins the US highway with SR 686. Photo taken 08/15/15.
A frontage road system accompanies the six-lane freeway along U.S. 19 south into Pinellas Park and north to Clearwater. The service roads provide access to adjacent businesses and reisdential streets that U.S. 19 bypasses. Photo taken 08/15/15.
A number of apartment complexes and a mobile home park line SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east of U.S. 19. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Dodge Street ties into SR 686 at the signalized intersection with Gateway North Apartments and adjacent retail in east Largo. Photo taken 11/15/16.
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SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east at 62nd Street N. 62nd Street N leads south to Pinellas Technical Education Center, Mears Industrial Park and SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Photos taken 11/15/16.
58th Street N, a through route north to Whitney Road and south to SR 688 through High Point, crosses SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) at the next eastbound traffic light. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Eastbound reassurance shield posted after 58th Street N at High Point. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Roosevelt Boulevard turns southeast and approaches Pinellas County Road 611 and the Bayside Bridge. CR 611 follows 49th Street southward to 31st Avenue S in Gulfport at Boca Ciega Bay. Photo taken 11/15/16.
A diamond interchange joins SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and CR 611 (49th Street N). CR 611 leads south into central Pinellas Park and west St. Petersburg. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Pinellas County Road 611 upgrades to a freeway north from State Road 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) along the Bayside Bridge. The Bayside Bridge spans western reaches of Old Tampa Bay with six overall lanes between SR 686 and SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard). Photo taken 11/15/16.
Roosevelt Boulevard continues southeast toward St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Photo taken 11/15/16.
Airport Parkway loops into the terminal area of St. Pete-Clearwater Airport (PIE). Despite it smaller size, the airport handles a number of flights linking Pinellas County with the Northeast and Midwest. Photo taken 01/28/07.
Fairchild Drive stems north from Airport Parkway to northern reaches of the airport and its cargo facilities. Photo taken 01/28/07.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) turns south along PIE Airport to SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). A direct ramp previously carried SR 686 eastbound onto Ulmerton Road. The overpass ahead was demolished to make way for the Gateway Expressway. Photo taken 01/03/15.
SR 688 shield posted along SR 686 east at the intersection with 140th Avenue N. The two routes combine along Ulmerton Road on the north side of Pinellas Park. Photo taken 01/03/15.
SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) continues west from SR 688 through Largo to SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard) at Indian Rocks Beach. Photo taken 01/03/15.
The former ramp partition for SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) east and west on SR 688 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east. SR 686 will continue south from here to CR 296 (Bryan Dairy Road) along the tolled Gateway Expressway. Under construction through 2021, the connection will link the airport with I-275. Photo taken 01/03/15.
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A traffic light operates at the SR 686 & 688 intersection with 38th Street N a local road joining Ulmerton Road with Airway Industrial Park. Photo taken 01/03/15.
Approaching 34th Street N and the separation of SR 686 with SR 688 for Roosevelt Boulevard southeast to north St. Petersburg. Interests to I-275 south are directed onto SR 686, as there is no direct access to southbound from SR 688 east. Photo taken 01/03/15.
34th Street N heads south to Meridian Gateway Center and Gateway Industrial Park between Ulmerton Road and CR 296 (118th Avenue N). Photo taken 01/03/15.
A new overpass was completed by early 2015 carrying motorists from SR 686 west onto SR 688 west.
SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) ends at I-275 (Exit 31) just southwest of the Howard Frankland Bridge. Roosevelt Boulevard carries SR 686 southeast to I-275 and the Gandy Freeway (SR 694) at U.S. 92 & SR 687 (4th Street North). Photo taken 01/03/15.
Florida State Road 686 East
Roosevelt Boulevard angles southeast with six lanes between Carillon Business Complex and Roosevelt Lakes Commerce Park. 28th Street N runs south from Lake Carillon Drive and SR 686 here as a five lane boulevard to Grand Avenue. Photo taken 01/03/15.
The 2011-completed flyover from I-275 north to CR 296 appears in the distance as SR 686 nears the diamond interchange with Interstate 275. Photo taken 01/03/15.
SR 686 continues as a controlled access arterial through the exchange with I-275 to 16th Street N. Photo taken 01/03/15.
Interstate 275 curves southward from SR 686 toward Downtown St. Petersburg. The freeway reaches the Sunshine Skyway across Tampa Bay in 17.5 miles. Photo taken 01/03/15.
I-275 forms a 60.64 mile loop west from Interstate 75 in Manatee County, south of Tampa Bay, to Wesley Chapel north of Tampa. The bulk of the route is urban, with exceptions south of the Skyway and north by Lutz. Photo taken 01/03/15.
Two lanes depart SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) east for I-275 leading south. The freeway next meets Gandy Boulevard (SR 694) by Sawgrass Lake. Photo taken 01/03/15.
Interstate 275 defaults motorists from SR 686 northward across the Howard Frankland Bridge. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Downtown Tampa is a 14-mile drive to the northeast along I-275. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Beyond I-275, SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) eastbound intersects 16th Court N to Roosevelt Industrial Centre and 16th Street N to Gateway Lakes Business Park. Photo taken 03/07/14.
SR 686 next approaches the intersection with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street (9th Avenue N). CR 803 follows MLK Street north to I-275 and south to 73rd Avenue N in the Fossil Park neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street (CR 803) constitutes a four lane boulevard southward from the Howard Frankland Bridge into the Northside, Allendale and Crescent Lake communities in north St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/07/14.
St. Petersburg mileage sign posted for the SR 686 connection to U.S. 92 west & SR 687 (4th Street N) south toward Downtown. Photo taken 04/13/18.
SR 686 Roosevelt Boulevard) converges with SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard) just west of U.S. 92/SR 687 (4th Street N) at the Gateway section of St. Petersburg. Photo taken 04/13/18.
State Road 694 (Gandy Boulevard) extends southwest from U.S. 92, SR 686, and SR 687 to Interstate 275 at Exit 28 and Pinellas Park. Photo taken 04/13/18.
SR 686 eastbound connects with the Gandy Boulevard frontage road ahead of 4th Street N. U.S. 92 follows 4th Street N (SR 687) south to Fossil Park and Downtown St. Petersburg. U.S. 92 east continues along Gandy Boulevard to the Gandy Bridge and South Tampa. Photo taken 04/13/18.
Construction through Summer 2017 elevated Gandy Boulevard above both Roosevelt Boulevard and 4th Street N. Work on the frontage road system connecting SR 686 with SR 687 wrapped up in Spring 2018. Photo taken 04/13/18.

  1. CR-416 (CSWY BLVD) over CLEARWATER HARBOR RELIEF, Pinellas County, Florida.
  2. "Cars roll across causeway bridge." St. Petersburg Times (FL), May 31, 2009.

Photo Credits:

01/28/07, 03/07/14, 01/03/15, 08/15/15, 11/15/16, 04/13/18, 05/04/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 275
U.S. 19
State Road 687 - 4th Street
State Road 688 - Ulmerton Road
State Road 693
County Road 611

Page Updated 05-06-2019.