U.S. 92 West - Pinellas County

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U.S. 92 West
The westbound Gandy Bridge extends 13,867 feet across Tampa Bay to Gandy Beach. The span crests at 43 feet.1 Photo taken 04/21/18.
U.S. 92 lowers from the Gandy Bridge onto a two-mile long causeway at Gandy Beach. Gandy Beach is a popular fishing and swimming destination for locals. Photo taken 04/21/18.
The remainder of U.S. 92 southwest from Gandy Beach falls within the St. Petersburg city limits. Photo taken 04/21/18.
San Martin Boulevard winds south from U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) to Weedon Island Preserve and Patica Road through the Riviera Bay neighborhood. 83rd Avenue North extends the road west to U.S. 92 along 4th Street North. Photo taken 12/23/15.
Approaching Brighton Bay Boulevard, motorists see the first guide sign for the exchange with 4th Street North (SR 687) and Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686). Photo taken 04/21/18.
An SR 694 confirming marker precedes the separation of U.S. 92 from Gandy Boulevard at SR 687 (4th Street North). SR 694 continues Gandy Boulevard southwest to the city of Pinellas Park. Photo taken 04/21/18.
An $83 million project2 underway from 2014 to March 2018 reconstructed Gandy Boulevard into a limited access highway from SR 687 (4th Street North) to Interstate 275. The roadway was rebuilt with at-grade frontage roads to 4th Street N, SR 686, CR 803 and 94th Avenue North and elevated lanes for SR 694 westbound. Photo taken 04/21/18.
SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard) leads directly to an on-ramp for I-275 south. There is no northbound entrance ramp there, so motorists are instead directed onto SR 687 (4th Street N) north to its end at the Howard Frankland Bridge entrance ramp. Photo taken 05/25/19.
U.S. 92 exits Gandy Boulevard (SR 694) westbound and joins the north side frontage road to 4th Street N (SR 687). Unmarked SR 600 ends here while SR 686 begins and follows nearby Roosevelt Boulevard northwest to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Photo taken 04/21/18.
U.S. 92 combines with SR 687 along 4th Street N southbound to Downtown St. Petersburg. SR 686 branches northwest to Highpoint, Largo and Clearwater. The frontage road system continues beyond Roosevelt Boulevard to CR 803 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St N), which parallels SR 687 to the west en route to I-275, and 16th Street N. Photo taken 04/21/18.
U.S. 92 West Florida State Road 687 South
U.S. 92 accompanies SR 687 south along 4th Street North for its final six miles westbound to Downtown St. Petersburg. Photo taken 10/07/15.
The first shield for SR 687 appears along U.S. 92 west in this assembly preceding Koger Boulevard. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Koger Boulevard angles southwest to 94th Avenue North by Baypoint Commerce Center. Koger Boulevard and 94th Avenue west to Gandy Boulevard represents the historic alignment of SR 694. Photo taken 10/07/15.
94th Avenue North ties into U.S. 92 & SR 687 94th Street North) at the ensuing southbound signal. The avenue serves northern reaches of the Riviera Bay residential area to the east. Photo taken 10/07/15.
83rd Avenue North intersects U.S. 92 & SR 687 at the subsequent signal. The east-west road ends at Village Green Mobile Home Park adjacent to I-275 to the west. Eastward, the avenue becomes Patrica Road as part of a through route across Riviera Bay to U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) by Snug Harbor. Photo taken 10/07/15.
U.S. 92 & SR 687 (4th Street North) continue southward as a six-lane commercial arterial toward Fossil Park in north St. Petersburg. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Crossing over Turners Creek, 4th Street North intersects 78th Avenue North east and 77th Avenue North west. 78th Avenue North spurs east to the Caya Costa subdivision on Riviera Bay. 77th Avenue North parallels Turners Creek to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street (CR 803) at Meadowlawn. Photo taken 10/07/15.
72nd Avenue North provides a connector east from U.S. 92 & SR 687 to 1st Street North by the Americana Cove community. Photo taken 10/07/15.
62nd Avenue North (CR 216) constitutes a busy east-west arterial between the Fossil Park and Edgemoor neighborhoods west to U.S. 19 (34th Street North) at Pinellas Park. East of U.S. 92 & SR 687, 62nd Avenue Northeast extends to Bayou Grande. Photo taken 10/07/15.
U.S. 92 & SR 687 (4th Street North) bisect a circular network of streets through the Edgemoor neighborhood south from 70th Avenue North to 54th Avenue North. Photo taken 10/07/15.
An I-275 trailblazer directs motorists onto 54th Avenue North (CR 202) west for its six-ramp parclo interchange with the freeway at the Grovemont neighborhood. 54th Avenue North connects St. Petersburg with unincorporated Lealman as a four to five lane arterial. Photo taken 10/07/15.
Reassurance markers for U.S. 92 west & SR 687 south stand beyond the 4th Street North intersection with 54th Avenue North (County Road 202). Photo taken 10/07/15.
38th Avenue North ventures west from 4th Street North through Allendale Terrace to meet Interstate 275 by the Harris Park and Oakwood Gardens neighborhoods. Doubling as County Road 184, 38th Avenue North provides a direct route west to U.S. 19 Alternate (Tyrone Boulevard) near Bay Pines. Photo taken 10/07/15.
East of U.S. 92 & SR 687, 38th Avenue North is the historic alignment of Florida Secondary 595A and later S-594, to 40th Avenue North and Shore Acres. Photo taken 11/12/16.
4th Street North advances southward by the North East Park neighborhood still with six lanes. Photo taken 11/12/16.
34th Avenue North ties into U.S. 92 & SR 687 east from the end of Haines Road (CR 691) at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Photo taken 11/12/16.
4th Street North reduces to four lanes south of 30th Avenue North. Photo taken 11/12/16.
22nd Avenue North (CR 690) travels between the Crescent Heights and Crescent Lake neighborhoods west to a diamond interchange with Interstate 275. The four-lane boulevard is was formerly Florida Secondary 690. Photo taken 10/07/15.
U.S. 92 west & SR 687 (4th Street North) south travel east of Crescent Lake and west along side the Historic Old Northeast community to 12th Avenue North. Photo taken 10/07/15.
4th Street North reaches the Historic Uptown neighborhood at 9th Avenue North. 9th Avenue travels east to North Shore Park and west to Kenwood beyond I-275. Photo taken 10/07/15.
This assembly referenced upcoming SR 595 where U.S. 92 ends at 5th Avenue North. SR 595 is the state road counterpart to U.S. 19 Alternate throughout Pinellas County. The route is full cosigned through the city of St. Petersburg. Photo taken 07/30/06.
The SR 595 shield at 6th Avenue North was removed and as a new assembly was added just ahead of 5th Avenue North for U.S. 19 Alternate. This marker however is erroneous as it acts as a reassurance marker.
U.S. 19 Alternate shares a joint terminus with U.S. 92 as 4th Street North becomes a one-way street southbound at the one-way street of 5th Avenue west. Photo taken 10/07/15.
The end of U.S. 92 is unmarked as SR 687 travels south solo from 5th Avenue North into Downtown St. Petersburg. U.S. 19 Alternate & SR 595 travel west along side nearby I-375 to a half diamond interchange with I-275 and through Historic Kenwood to U.S. 19 (34th Street North). This alignment was formerly the U.S. 19 mainline as well from before it was extended south to Palmetto. Photo taken 10/07/15.


 

Sources:

  1. US-92 (SR-600) over TAMPA BAY, Hillsborough County, Florida. BridgeReports.com
  2. "Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg will be reconstructed as elevated, six-lane roadway." WFTS Tampa Bay, February 20, 2014.


Photo Credits:

  • 07/30/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 10/07/15 by AARoads.
  • 12/23/15 by AARoads.
  • 11/12/16 by AARoads.
  • 04/21/18 by AARoads.
  • 05/25/19 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. 19 Alternate
State Road 686 - East Bay Drive / Roosevelt Boulevard
State Road 694 / Pinellas County 694

Page Updated 08-24-2018.