U.S. 19 Alternate

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The lone bannered route for U.S. 19 in Florida travels 37.20 miles north through Pinellas County to southwest Pasco County. Representing the historic alignment of U.S. 19, U.S. 19 Alternate loops west from St. Petersburg to Seminole, Largo and the county seat of Clearwater. The route varies from a commercial arterial in the Tyrone Square Mall area to a two-lane residential through road in Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. One-way couplets lead U.S. 19 Alternate through both Downtown Clearwater and west of Downtown St. Petersburg.

U.S. 19 Alternate Florida Guides

U.S. 19 Alternate scenes
Dodecanese Boulevard west at U.S. 19 Alternate across from the Historic Spong Docks in Tarpon Springs. 05/27/18
Fort Harrison Avenue - Former U.S. 19 Alternate
Fort Harrison Avenue (Former U.S. 19 Alternate) southbound at Seminole Street north of Downtown Clearwater. Seminole Street heads east from Seminole Docks Park to Jack Russell Memorial Stadium. 01/02/06
Approaching Drew Street on Fort Harrison Avenue south. SR 590 was truncated east to the new alignment of U.S. 19 Alternate on Myrtle Street in 2007. 05/16/05, 01/02/06
SR 590 follows Drew Street east from U.S. 19 Alternate (Myrtle Avenue) to NE Coachman Road at the Skycrest neighborhood of Clearwater. The state road joins the city with Safety Harbor east of CR 611 (McMullen-Booth Road). 06/23/07, 05/16/05
Drew Street heads west to Coachman Park on Clearwater Harbor, where it curves south to Cleveland Street. Cleveland Street was SR 60 until the new Harbor bridge opened in late 2005. 01/02/06
U.S. 19 Alternate reassurance shield posted along Fort Harrison Avenue south of Drew Street. 01/02/06
Cleveland Street is the old route of SR 60 through Downtown Clearwater. Completion of a new high-level Intracoastal Waterway Bridge for the state road in 2005 resulted in the relocation of route southward onto the one way couplet of Court and Chestnut Streets. Cleveland Street was realigned to curve northward to Drew Street at Coachman Park. 01/02/06
The last colored shield in Pinellas County appeared on Osceola Street north ahead of Drew Street in Downtown Clearwater. Removed after early 2007, the trailblazer for U.S. 19 Alternate trailblazer directed traffic onto Drew Street east one block to Fort Harrison Avenue. 12/17/06

Photo Credits:

  • 05/16/05 by Justin Cozart.
  • 01/02/06 by AARoads.
  • 12/17/06 by AARoads and Jeff Royston.
  • 06/23/07 by AARoads.
  • 05/27/18 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 275
U.S. 19
U.S. 92
State Road 60
State Road 586 - Curlew Road
State Road 666 - Tom Stuart Causeway / 150th Avenue
County Road 752

Page Updated 04-15-2020.

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