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Entrance to Pier 60 Park at the western terminus of State Road 60


State Road 60 is an east-west route transversing Floridamarker from the Gulf of Mexicomarker to the Atlantic Oceanmarker. The western terminus of SR 60 is at the Sunsets at Pier 60 in Clearwatermarker. The eastern terminus is in Vero Beachmarker near the Atlantic Coast just past State Road A1A.

Route Description

SR 60 is primarily a four lane divided highway from its western terminus through the town of Lake Walesmarker to Polk Countymarker Highway 630 near Indian Lake Estates; from there it is a lonely two-lane road until reaching Florida's Turnpikemarker at Yeehaw Junctionmarker. From there until its eastern terminus it is a divided highway.

In the Tampa Bay area it is the main route from Tampamarker to the Clearwatermarker area beaches and from Tampa International Airportmarker to northern Pinellas county. It also provides service from Tampa International Airport to the Suncoast Parkway. It is the main non-limited access route from downtown Tampa to Brandon, paralleling the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.

As of 2005, SR 60 briefly divides into two, one-way streets in southern downtown Clearwater. This is a result of the recent realignment of the SR 60 corridor in the area, following the completion of the new Memorial Causeway.

Local Street names for SR 60

From west to east:
  • Causeway Boulevard from the intersection with Gulfview Boulevard and Mandalay Avenue on Clearwater Beach to causeway.
  • Memorial Causeway on causeway between Clearwater Beach and mainland Clearwater.
  • SR 60 divides into Court Street (one-way westbound) and Chestnut Street (one-way eastbound) between Bay Ave and Ewing Ave.
  • Court Street from Ewing Ave to S Highland Ave.
  • Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard from S Highland Avenue to Tampa Baymarker.
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway over Tampa Bay to Eisenhower Boulevard in Tampa
  • Eisenhower Boulevard until south entrance of Tampa International Airportmarker. (Briefly co-signed with SR 589)
  • Memorial Highway from airport entrance to junction I-275
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from I-275 to Channelside Drive. (Cosigned with Business U.S. Highway 41 most of that section)
  • Channelside Drive until junction Adamo Drive.
  • Adamo Drive until junction with Interstate 75.
  • Brandon Boulevard from I-75 until Mount Carmel Road.
  • Simply signed SR 60 from there until reaching Mulberry city limits.
  • Canal Street in Mulberry, resumes SR 60 signage east of Mulberry.
  • West Main Street west of Bartowmarker city limits.
  • SR 60 divides into SR 60A(Bypass 60) and (Business) SR 60 at Baker Street in Bartow
    • Bypass 60 called Van Fleet Drive until rejoining business route. (cosigned with US 98 for part of that route)
    • Business 60 continues Main Street signage until US 17 then Flamingo Drive until merger back to Bypass.
  • From east of Bartow through Lake Wales is simply called SR 60, although it is also called Hesperides Road especially in eastern Lake Wales and east of the city.
  • Simply signed SR 60 until Interstate 95.
  • 20th Street (one-way eastbound) and 20th Place (one-way westbound) in Vero Beach until State Road 603.
  • Cosigned with SR 603 as Vero Isles Boulevard until Merril P. Barber Bridge.
  • Merril P. Barber Bridge over Indian River.
  • Beachland Boulevard until Eastern Terminus.




Clearwater Realignment

Originally, SR 60 in Clearwater traveled west of Highland Avenue along Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Cleveland Street to the Memorial Causeway. When construction of the new Memorial Causeway began in 2001/2002, SR 60 was realigned along Court Street and Pierce Boulevard to the Causeway, with the original alignment downloaded to the city of Clearwater. Between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pierce, SR 60 is split into two one-way streets—Court Street carrying westbound traffic, and Chestnut Street carrying eastbound traffic.

Prior to the realignment, Court Street east of Missouri Avenue was known as SR 651, while Court and Chestnut Streets west of Missouri was a locally maintained road signed as "Bypass 60".

Major intersections

County Location Mile Destinations Notes
Pinellasmarker Clearwater Beachmarker 0.00 Coronado Drive, Mandalay Ave, Poinsettia Ave Western Terminus of SR-60
Clearwater Memorial Causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway
Clearwatermarker 2.07
6.36
Courtney Campbell Causeway over Old Tampa Baymarker
Hillsboroughmarker Tampamarker 17.65 Southern Terminus of SR-618; Begin freeway portion
18.60 - Tampa International Airportmarker Western Terminus of SR-616
19.40
Exit 39A&B on I-275; End freeway portion
21.07 - MacDill AFBmarker
23.97 West end of BUS-41 overlap
24.46
24.57
25.78 Southern Terminus of SR-585; East end of US-41 overlap
26.87
30.85
Brandonmarker 32.50 Exit 257 on I-75
45.27 Southern Terminus of SR-39; Northern Terminus of CR-39
Polkmarker Mulberrymarker 55.35
Bartowmarker 63.62 Northern Terminus of SR-700; Southern Terminus of CR-700; West end of US-98 overlap
64.51 West end of US-17 overlap
64.62 East end of US-17/98 overlap
Lake Walesmarker 79.23
Osceolamarker Yeehaw Junctionmarker 125.48
126.12 Exit 193 on Turnpike
Indian Rivermarker 150.47 Exit 147 on I-95
Vero Beachmarker 157.89 West end of US-1 overlap
158.36 East end of US-1 overlap
Merril P Barber Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway
Indian River Shoresmarker 161.22 Eastern Terminus of SR-60; Roadway continues east as Beachland Blvd.


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