State Road 686 / County Road 416 West

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Florida State Road 686 West
Construction completed in Spring 2018 elevated the mainline of SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard) above SR 687 (4th Street N), the east end of SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and nearby CR 803 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St N). Photo taken 10/31/17.
Roosevelt Boulevard angles northwest from Gandy Boulevard by a number of apartment complexes to Blue Heron Lake. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Largo is an 11-mile drive west along SR 686 to U.S. 19 Alternate. This mileage sign installed during work to upgrade Gandy Boulevard added Clearwater. Photo taken 10/31/17.
Pinellas County Road 803 follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street southward from Interstate 275 to Downtown St. Petersburg. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Dr. Martin Luther King Street (9th Street N) was formerly apart of SR 688 leading north to Ulmerton Road. The four lane boulevard defaults onto I-275 north across the Howard Frankland Bridge to Tampa. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street converges with I-275 north at a wye interchange 1.3 miles from SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard). Roosevelt Boulevard provides access to I-275 southbound in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) continues northwest by Blue Heron Lake and Roosevelt Industrial Centre. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Largo is ten miles to the northwest via Roosevelt Boulevard and East Bay Drive. Photo taken 04/21/18.
16th Street N connects SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) with SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard) southward through a number of business parks. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Departing next from SR 686 west is the northbound on-ramp for Interstate 275. Photo taken 04/21/18.
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A diamond interchange joins State Road 686 with Interstate 275 below flyover ramps to and from County Road 296 (Bryan Dairy Road). Photos taken 04/21/18.
Interstate 275 north leaves Pinellas County beyond Roosevelt Boulevard and succeeding ramps with SR 688, CR 803 and SR 687 en route to Westshore in Tampa. Photo taken 04/21/18.
A left turn follows for Interstate 275 south through St. Petersburg. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Interstate 275 winds southward seven miles to Downtown St. Petersburg and 30 miles to end at I-75 in Manatee County. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Roosevelt Boulevard westbound briefly expands to four lanes to 28th Street N at the Carillon business park. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Lake Carrillon Drive south and 28th Street N tie into SR 686 at a large intersection with three left turn lanes. Lake Carrillon Drive winds through the adjacent business park to SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) converges with SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) two miles west of I-275 from the Howard Frankland Bridge. Photo taken 04/21/18.
An off-ramp departs from SR 686 west for Ulmerton Road east to Feather Sound and I-275 north to Tampa. Two lanes continue onto SR 686/688 (Ulmerton Road) west toward High Point and Largo. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Construction completed in 2015 expanded Roosevelt Boulevard west to three lanes with a new overpass carrying SR 686 west onto SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) westbound. Photo taken 04/21/18.
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Two lanes from SR 686 west combine with two lanes from SR 688 just beyond the intersection with 34th Street N. Photo taken 04/21/18.
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Advancing west, SR 686/688 (Ulmerton Road) partition beyond the forthcoming traffic light with 38th Street N. Photos taken 04/21/18.
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SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) turns northward to the PIE Airport, High Point, and Largo while SR 688 continues along Ulmerton Road west through south Largo en route to Indian Rocks Beach. Photos taken 04/21/18.
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A wye interchange previously took SR 686 west onto Roosevelt Boulevard north of Showtime Speedway while SR 688 west maintained two through lanes. The overpass was demolished to make way for the Gateway Expressway. Photos taken 04/21/18.
Florida State Road 686 West
Roosevelt Boulevard runs along the west side of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from 140th Avenue N to the Bayside Bridge. Photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) curves westward at the turn-off for Airport Parkway to the passenger terminal of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Several regional airlines provide service from PIE to the Midwest and Northeast U.S. Photo taken 04/21/18.
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Airport Parkway returns to SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) from the passenger terminal and parking area at 46th Street N. Photo taken 05/16/15. Second photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) joins PIE Airport with Pinellas County Road 611 (Bayside Bridge / 49th Street N) to the west. Photo taken 05/16/15.
The Bayside Bridge straddles the west end of Old Tampa Bay between SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and SR 60 in east Clearwater. 49th Street N extends CR 611 southward to Pinellas Park. Photo taken 04/21/18.
A diamond interchange joins Roosevelt Boulevard with CR 611, a lengthy route stretching from Boca Ciega Bay in Gulfport to the Pasco County line. Photo taken 04/21/18.
Opened to traffic in 1993, the Bayside Bridge carries six lanes of traffic northward to SR 60 in east Clearwater. Photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 686 passes under County Road 611 (49th Street N) near the High Point community. 49th Street skims eastern Pinellas Park before entering Lealman and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Westbound Roosevelt Boulevard leaves CR 611 (49th Street North) and continues as a six-lane arterial. Photo taken 11/15/16.
58th Street N leads south from SR 686 through High Point to the Icot Business Center at SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Photo taken 11/15/16.
Reassurance marker posted for State Road 686 west after 58th Street N. Photo taken 11/15/16.
62nd Street N leads south from SR 686 to an industrial area between Roosevelt Boulevard and SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Photo taken 05/16/15.
A number of apartment complexes and a mobile home park line Roosevelt Boulevard west from 62nd Street N. Photo taken 11/15/16.
U.S. 19 shield posted ahead of the single point urban interchange with the six-lane freeway. U.S. 19 travels as a freeway south to 49th Street N (CR 611) and north to Evans Road at Countryside. Construction upgraded the highway from Pinellas Park to Clearwater between 2006 to 2015. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Frontage roads connect SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) with U.S. 19. U.S. 19 leads southeast into east Pinellas Park, Lealman and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The northbound entrance ramp for U.S. 19 from SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) leads motorists toward Clearwater, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Leading away from U.S. 19, SR 686 follows East Bay Drive toward Downtown Largo. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Progressing west across Largo, a series of traffic lights connect SR 686 (East Bay Drive) with neighboring areas. 69th Street N stems south to La Plaza Mobile Home Park. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Bedford Circle W follows at the succeeding traffic light along SR 686 westbound. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Although not marked on SR 686, Belcher Road is County Road 501. The arterial originates at Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park to the south and parallels U.S. 19 north into Clearwater. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Fulton Drive connects East Bay Drive with subdivisions both north and south of SR 686. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Collectively County Road 1, Starkey Road north and Keene Road south come together at SR 686 (East Bay Drive). CR 1 heads south to Cross Bayou and U.S. 19 Alternate at west St. Petersburg. Keene Road leads the route north to Dunedin. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Confirming marker posted 1.5 miles ahead of U.S. 19 Alternate in Largo. Photo taken 01/14/16.
SR 686 (East Bay Drive) west at Lake Avenue in Largo. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Highland Avenue spurs south to Largo Central Park Nature Preserve. North from SR 686, Highland Avenue continues to Largo City Hall and the city of Clearwater. Photo taken 01/14/16.
The final shield for SR 686 westbound stands beyond Highland Avenue along East Bay Drive. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Central Park Drive and 4th Street NE converge with SR 686 between Largo Central Park and Largo High School. Photo taken 01/14/16.
State Road 686 concludes at the upcoming intersection with U.S. 19 Alternate (Seminole Boulevard south/ Missouri Avenue north). Photo taken 01/14/16.
U.S. 19 Alternate constitutes a well traveled arterial route joining Largo with the city of Seminole to the south and Downtown Clearwater to the north. East Bay Drive becomes County Road 416 (West Bay Drive) across Seminole Boulevard en route to Belleair Beach Causeway. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Pinellas County Road 416 West
West Bay Drive proceeds west from U.S. 19 Alternate and SR 686 (East Bay Drive) toward Downtown Largo. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Clearwater-Largo Road extends Ridge Road north through Largo to Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater. U.S. 19 Alternate formerly turned north onto the arterial from West Bay Drive. Photo taken 01/14/16.
The first reassurance marker for County Road 416 stands between Clearwater-Largo Road and the entrance to Pinellas Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 01/14/16.
14th Street intersects West Bay Drive at Largo Medical Center. Photo taken 01/14/16.
20th Street links West Bay Drive with Mehlenbacher Road along the Belleair town line and 8th Avenue SW south near Taylor Lake. Photo taken 01/14/16.
Indian Rocks Road (CR 233) angles southwest from Belleair to cross West Bay Drive ahead of Harbor Bluffs and southwest Largo. Photo taken 01/14/16.
West Bay Drive enters the small city of Belleair Bluffs at the intersection with Indian Rocks Road (CR 233). A reassurance marker for County Road 416 follows westbound. Photo taken 05/04/19.
West Bay Drive lowers over 30 feet in elevation toward Clearwater Harbor and the Belleair Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Photo taken 05/04/19.
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County Road 416 reassurance marker posted ahead of the turn off for the Belleair Bluffs Boat Ramp. Photos taken 05/04/19.
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A high rise bridge takes Belleair Beach Causeway west from Bellair Bluffs to the city of Belleair Beach on Sand Key. The 75.1 foot high, 3,350 foot long span was completed in November 2009.1,2 Photos taken 05/04/19.
Belleair Beach Causeway (CR 416) ends at Gulf Boulevard (CR 183) along the Beallair Shore town line. Gulf Boulevard straddles the Gulf of Mexico north to Clearwater Beach and south into the city of Indian Rocks Beach. Photo taken 05/04/19.

Sources:
  1. CR-416 (CSWY BLVD) over GULF I.C.W., Pinellas County, Florida. BridgeReports.com.
  2. "Cars roll across causeway bridge." St. Petersburg Times (FL), May 31, 2009.


Photo Credits:

05/16/15, 01/14/16, 11/15/16, 10/31/17, 04/21/18, 05/04/19 by AARoads

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

Page Updated 05-06-2019.