Florida 60

Florida 60 is a transpeninsular route that connects Clearwater in the west with Vero Beach in the east, passing through Tampa, Brandon, Bartow, and Lake Wales along the way. Unlike most routes that connect the western and eastern shores of Florida, the western end of Florida 60 is much more developed and congested than the eastern end. Florida 60 is 160.82 miles long, and it passes through five counties on its journey: Pinellas (11.205 miles), Hillsborough (approximately 37.991 miles eastbound), Polk (56.142 miles), Osceola (21.890 miles), and Indian River (33.592 miles eastbound).

Mileage: 160.82 (Source: Original Florida Route Log compiled by Justin Cozart)
Western Terminus - Clearwater Beach Island
Eastern Terminus - Florida A1A, Vero Beach

Florida 60 Highway Guides

Unsigned Florida 60 East
Kennedy Boulevard represents an unsigned branch of Florida 60 from Interstate 275 (Exit 39A) to Florida 60 (Memorial Highway). Pictured here is a close-up of the overhead posted at the Kennedy Boulevard eastbound intersection with Florida 60 (Memorial Highway west / Kennedy Boulevard east). Kennedy Boulevard begins via the Exit 39A partial "Y" interchange of Interstate 275 and connects the Howard Frankland Bridge with West Shore Plaza mall at Florida 60. The exit provides an alternate to Exit 39B for interests north to Florida 589 Toll (Veterans Expressway). Photo taken 03/09/06.
Former Florida 60 West (Cleveland Street)
U.S. 19 Alternate and Florida 60 shield assembly posted on Cleveland Street west at Ft. Harrison Avenue. Florida 60 now follows Court Street westbound to the new Memorial Causeway bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, four blocks to the south. U.S. 19 Alternate was relocated in 2007 three blocks to the east. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Former Florida 60 East (Cleveland Street)
Cleveland Street (former Florida 60) eastbound at East Street and the CSX Railroad line in downtown Clearwater. Cleveland Street carries Florida 60 east from the original Memorial Causeway Bridge to Gulf to Bay Boulevard until 2005. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Eastbound Cleveland Street at Myrtle Street (U.S. 19 Alternate). U.S. 19 Alternate was relocated from Fort Harrison Avenue to Myrtle Street in 2007. The federal highway travels south to a brief alignment with Florida 60 (Court / Chestnut Streets) east to Missouri Avenue. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Former Florida 60 east at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the eastern periphery of downtown Clearwater. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Missouri Avenue leads north to Florida 590 (Drew Street) and south to the U.S. 19 Alternate and Florida 60 split at Court Street. U.S. 19 Alternate follows Missouri Avenue (Florida 651) south to Florida 686. Photo taken 01/02/06.

Cleveland Street nears its split with Gulf to Bay Boulevard (former Florida 60) at Evergreen Avenue. Cleveland Street continues east to Highland Avenue with four lanes. The connection provides an alternate to Florida 590 (Drew Street), three blocks to the north. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Overhead directing travelers bound for Florida 60 (Gulf to Bay Boulevard east of Court Street) on Cleveland Street at Evergreen Avenue. Florida 60 follows Gulf to Bay Boulevard east from Highland Avenue to the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Former Florida 60 East (Gulf-To-Bay Boulevard)
Junction Florida 651 shield posted along Gulf to Bay Boulevard (former Florida 60) east ahead of its intersection with Highland Avenue and Florida 60 (Court Street). Florida 651 originally followed Court Street west to Missouri Avenue (U.S. 19 Alternate) south. That path is now Florida 60's. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Gulf to Bay Boulevard merges with relocation Florida 60 at the five-way intersection with Highland Avenue and Court Street (Florida 651) west. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Westbound Florida 616/West Spruce Street
Westbound Florida 616/West Spruce Street comes to its western terminus here, as the two left lanes merge onto westbound Florida 60/Memorial Highway (to Toll Florida 589 north) and the right lane exits into the Tampa International Airport.
Courtney Campbell Causeway
Narrow frontage roads line both sides of Courtney Campbell Causeway as it treks across Old Tampa Bay. These roads provide a place to pull off in addition to beach and fishing access. This suite of photos shows the navigation channel bridge west of Ben T. Davis Municipal Beach, the distant Rocky Point and Tampa skylines, and the Howard Frankland Bridge of Interstate 275. Photos taken 01/02/06.

Page Updated August 10, 2008.

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