U.S. 19 North - Pinellas Park to Pasco County

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U.S. 19 North
The freeway portion of U.S. 19 through Pinellas County commences north from the diamond interchange with Bryan Dairy Road (County Road 296). A frontage road system starts at the off-ramp and 52nd Street North to provide local access to area businesses and side streets. Photo taken 10/07/15.
U.S. 19 was upgraded at Bryan Dairy Road by 2008. County Road 296 provides a direct route to Interstate 275 at its interchange with SR 686. This corridor is being upgraded to limited access standards as part of the State Road 690 - Gateway Express project. Construction on the toll road started in March 2018. Photo taken 10/07/15.
A slip ramp provides return access to U.S. 19 from County Road 296. CR 296 extends west from the freeway to a SPUI with SR 693 (66th Street North) while en route to the city of Seminole. Photo taken 08/24/13.
The next exit along U.S. 19 north joins the freeway with SR 688 (Ulmerton Road), a 12.91-mile route from Indian Rocks Beach to north St. Petersburg. Photo taken 10/07/15.
The adjacent frontage road advances north from CR 296 (Bryan Dairy Road) to 126th Avenue North at Hartsfield Industrial Park. Photo taken 08/24/13.
A single point urban interchange (SPUI) joins U.S. 19 with SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Ulmerton Road comprises a busy six to eight lane commercial arterial across northern reaches of Pinellas Park. Photo taken 10/07/15.
A slip ramp joins the adjacent frontage road ahead of SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) west to Largo and Anona and east to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Feather Sound in St. Petersburg. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Guide signs posted at the U.S. 19 northbound frontage road intersection with SR 688 (Ulmerton Road). Ulmerton Road represents a major corridor leading east to its end at Interstate 275 north to the Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275). Widening of the arterial in 2007-08 expanded the road up to eight lanes within this vicinity. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Advancing north, U.S. 19 approaches a diamond interchange with the north end of SR 693 (66th Street North). The forthcoming ramp connects with 150th Avenue North east to High Point. Photo taken 08/24/13.
U.S. 19 overtakes the end of SR 693 on a northerly heading to SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard east / East Bay Drive west). 150th Avenue is a discontinuous road at U.S. 19. It exists as a local street west to a pair of mobile home parks and east to Pinellas Technical College and CR 611. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Drivers continue north along the frontage road a short distance to 150th Avenue North east beyond the on-ramp from SR 693. 150th Avenue North also joins the freeway with the 62nd Street North industrial area. Photo taken 10/22/07.
SR 686 (East Bay Drive) ventures west from U.S. 19 toward Largo city hall and U.S. 19 Alternate (Seminole Boulevard). Whitney Road stems east from the northbound side frontage road beyond SR 686 to a number of subdivisions off Old Tampa Bay. Photo taken 08/24/13.
Two lanes part ways with the U.S. 19 freeway for SR 686. The state road stretches 10.82 miles east from U.S. 19A in Largo to U.S. 92, SR 687 and SR 694 in north St. Petersburg. The majority of the route is a commercial arterial. Photo taken 08/24/13.
Sign bridge touting the destinations of SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard east / East Bay Drive west) at Largo. West Bay Drive ultimately travels to Belleair Shore along Causeway Boulevard. Aforementioned Whitney Road lies one half mile north along the frontage road. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Nearing the return ramp to U.S. 19 northbound at a mileage sign that includes Tarpon Springs, the last Pinellas County city before the highway enters Pasco County. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Continuing north, the U.S. 19 freeway passes by Haines Bayshore Road east to Cove Cay Golf Club off Largo Inlet and Old Tampa Bay. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The upcoming off-ramp for Bellair Road west opened to traffic in spring 2015. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Final upgrades to bring U.S. 19 to limited access standards between Whitney Road and Gulf to Bay Boulevard were completed by September 2015. The six lane roadway bypasses a number of condo communities and mobile home parks while passing over Allen's Creek and Belleair Road. Belleair Road (CR 464) spurs west to Clearwater-Largo Road at Belleair. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The return ramp for U.S. 19 north from Belleair Road ties into the freeway opposite Nursery Road (CR 474) west. Photo taken 08/15/15.
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A slip ramp joins U.S. 19 north just ahead of the off-ramp for Seville Boulevard east and SR 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard). The original SPUI between U.S. 19 and SR 60 was reconstructed from 2011-2015. Photo taken 11/15/16. Second photo taken 08/15/15.
Forthcoming SR 60 follows Gulf To Bay Boulevard across the city of Clearwater. The commercial arterial leads SR 60 east to Courtney Campbell Causeway across Old Tampa Bay and west to Court Street, a 2002-realignment south of Downtown. Photo taken 11/15/16.
A cross-peninsula route, SR 60 links Downtown Clearwater with Tampa via Courtney Campbell Causeway as part of a 160.82 mile alignment from Clearwater Beach to Vero Beach. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The upgrade of U.S. 19 to limited access standards resulted in the relocation of the SR 60 off-ramp to a point south of Seville Boulevard and Clearwater Mall shopping center. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Spectrum Field, Spring Training home of the Philadelphia Phillies, lies just west of the U.S. 19 freeway and north of the approaching Drew Street off-ramp. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Advancing north from SR 60, U.S. 19 quickly encounters the Drew Street off-ramp to Clearwater Campus of St. Petersburg College and the city of Safety Harbor. Photo taken 11/15/16.
Entering the unnumbered diamond interchange with Drew Street (Pinellas County Road 528) on U.S. 19 north. Drew Street west becomes a part of SR 590 from Coachman Road across the Skycrest neighborhood to Downtown Clearwater. Photo taken 11/15/16.
The frontage road system of the U.S. 19 is discontinuous as the freeway passes over at Moccasin Lake Park. The service roads resume via the SR 590 (NE Coachman Road) off-ramp ahead. Photo taken 11/15/16.
SR 590 consists of a split state road designation joining Downtown Clearwater with Safety Harbor along Drew Street and NE Coachman Road. Photo taken 11/15/16.
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Following the east side frontage road for U.S. 19 north to SR 590. Photos taken 11/15/16.
Interchange sequence sign posted a half mile ahead of the SPUI with Sunset Point Road (County Road 576). The ensuing two exits serve northern reaches of Clearwater. Photo taken 10/07/15.
County Road 576 (Sunset Point Road) travels east to Main Street in Safety Harbor and west to U.S. 19 Alternate (Edgewater Drive) on the Intracoastal at Clearwater. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Construction completed in 2014 upgraded U.S. 19 to a freeway from Sunset Point Road north to an older freeway across Countryside Drive and SR 580. The work severed Enterprise Road as a through route, but added off-ramps in both directions. Photo taken 08/15/15.
The on-ramp from Sunset Point Road adds an auxiliary lane to the slip ramp for Dimmitt Drive. Photo taken 08/15/15.
U.S. 19 continues another mile north to Countryside Boulevard by Westfield Countryside Mall as the local exit to Dimmitt Drive departs. Dimmitt Drive serves an adjacent car dealership via the parallel service road. Photo taken 08/15/15.
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Drivers bound for Enterprise Road quickly depart U.S. 19 at the adjacent slip ramp for the arterial leading east to CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Boulevard) and Safety Harbor. Photos taken 10/07/15.
Countryside Boulevard branches northeast from CR 501 (Belcher Road) to cross paths with U.S. 19 a busy six-lane connector to SR 580. Duke Energy Trail spans the freeway and frontage road system in the distance. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Motorists bound for Countryside Boulevard and Countryside Mall leave U.S. 19 north as the freeway progresses another half mile north to meet SR 580 directly. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Northbound motorists next meet SR 580 (Main Street) at another SPUI. U.S. 19 does not become at-grade again until Republic Drive, therefore drivers bound for Evans Road are directed onto the service road north from SR 580. Photo taken 10/07/15.
A Texas style U-turn ramp provides access to Enterprise Road west from U.S. 19 at the SPUI with Countryside Boulevard. Photo taken 08/15/15.
SR 580 joins U.S. 19 with Dunedin to the west via Main Street and Oldsmar and Tampa to the east. The highest point in Pinellas County lies nearby at 100 feet above sea level. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Republic Drive east and Hammock Pine Boulevard west come together at the first traffic light north of the U.S. 19 freeway end. Both represent local roads. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Reassurance marker posted as U.S. 19 travels as a six to eight-lane arterial northward toward Curlew. This stretch north to County Road 95 will be upgraded to limited access standards when funding becomes available. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Approaching the commercialized intersection with SR 586 (Curlew Road) on U.S. 19 north. Curlew Road carries SR 586 east to SR 584 (Tampa Road) at Oldsmar. Photo taken 06/26/15.
Curlew Road west doubles as SR 586 west to conclude a 5.33-mile route at U.S. 19 Alternate in Dunedin. Dunedin Causeway stems west from there onto Honeymoon Island. Photo taken 06/26/15.
U.S. 19 regains a fourth northbound lane from Curlew Road by a number of shopping centers to County Road 95. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Tarpon Springs is now just seven miles to the north. New Port Richey in Pasco County is 14 miles to the north while Spring Hill in Hernando County is 30 miles away. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Tampa Road extends north from the junction of SR 584 and SR 586 as County Road 752 to Lake Saint George and U.S. 19. The arterial provides one of two main routes to Palm Harbor from U.S. 19 to the west. Photo taken 08/15/15.
Nebraska Avenue (County Road 776) leads west from U.S. 19 to the Palm Harbor business district at U.S. 19 Alternate (Palm Harbor Boulevard). Photo taken 08/15/15.
One mile further north, U.S. 19 intersects Alderman Road (County Road 816) at this traffic light. Alderman Road meanders east to become Highland Road through residential areas west of Lake Tarpon. Westward, CR 816 forms an arterial route to U.S. 19 Alternate at Crystal Beach. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Innisbrook Drive winds west as the main access road to the Innisbrook golf course community beyond parallel Belcher Road. Citrus Drive ties into the signal from the Lakeshore Estates canal-based subdivision to the east. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Klosterman Road (County Road 880) runs west through southern reaches of Tarpon Springs to Carlton Road. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Entering the Tarpon Springs city limits on U.S. 19 north. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Martin Luther King Drive heads west from U.S. 19 at Lake Street to the Tarpon Springs street grid to Whitcomb Bayou. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Tarpon Avenue and Keystone Road (County Road 582) come together at a busy commercialized intersection east of Downtown Tarpon Springs. CR 582 runs east 6.3 miles from U.S. 19 to the Hillsborough County line. Photo taken 04/14/20.
Keystone Road provides a through route across Brooker Creek Preserve to Keystone and Lake Fern in northern Hillsborough County. The portion east of the county line is no longer considered CR 582.
West from U.S. 19 to U.S. 19 Alternate, Tarpon Avenue was State Road 582 until the mid 2000s. A second segment of SR 582 remains signed at Tampa. Photo taken 04/14/20.


Photo Credits:

01/02/06, 10/22/07, 08/24/13, 06/26/15, 08/15/15, 10/07/15, 11/15/16, 04/14/20 by AARoads

Connect with:
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
County Road 752
County Road 776 - Nebraska Avenue

Page Updated 04-15-2020.