U.S. Highway 19 Alternate

U.S. Highway 19 Alternate Highway Guides

Former U.S. 19 Alternate South
Former U.S. 19 Alternate (Fort Harrison Avenue) southbound at Seminole Street north of downtown Clearwater. Seminole Street heads east from Seminole Docks Park to Jack Russell Stadium. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Approaching Drew Street on Fort Harrison Avenue south. Florida 590 was truncated from former U.S. 19 Alternate east to the new alignment on Myrtle Street in 2007. Photo taken 01/02/06.
A look at the approach signage for Florida 590's west end from before the relocation of Florida 60. Photo taken 05/16/05.
Florida 590's former eastbound beginning at Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Florida 590 follows Drew Street east from U.S. 19 Alternate to Coachman Road at the Skycrest neighborhood of Clearwater. The state road joins the city with Safety Harbor east of Pinellas County 611 (McMullen-Booth Road). Photo taken 01/02/06.
A look at the same Florida 590 shield assembly with its companion Florida 60 shield. Drew Street heads west to Coachman Park on Clearwater Harbor where it curves south to Cleveland Street. Cleveland Street was Florida 60 until the new Harbor bridge opened in late 2005. Photo taken 05/16/05.
U.S. 19 Alternate reassurance shield posted along Fort Harrison Avenue south of Drew Street. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Cleveland Street represents former Florida 60 through downtown Clearwater. In 2005, a new high-level Intracoastal Waterway Bridge opened to traffic, replacing a draw bridge. This resulted in the relocation of Florida 60 southward onto a one-way street couplet of Court and Chestnut Streets. Cleveland Street now curves northward to Drew Street at Coachman Park. Photo taken 01/02/06.

U.S. 19 Alternate scenes
Osceola Street northbound approaching Drew Street within downtown Clearwater. The last colored shield in Pinellas County stood here as recently as early 2007. This red U.S. 19 Alternate trailblazer directed traffic onto Drew Street east one block to Fort Harrison Avenue (U.S. 19 Alternate until the 2007 relocation). Photos taken 12/17/06.

Page Updated July 5, 2008.

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