Photos taken from our travels across the United States. Albums cover a variety of highway imagery including signs, bridges, interchanges, traffic control devices and other infrastructure. Archived albums cover photos taken during the early years of the site, or photos showing stretches of highway before widening or major reconstruction, or an old alignment.
A look at a previous half-mile guide sign for U.S. 41 (Exit 2) and of the prior warning system for the upcoming Sunshine Skyway bridge. Photo taken 03/26/06.
Until early 2014 emergency call boxes such as this one past Exit 2 were in place along every mile of Interstate in Florida. They existed to aid motorists with vehicle distress, but with advancements in technology their use has become obsolete. Photo taken 03/26/06.
On the half-mile approach to the mainline toll plaza for northbound traffic crossing the Sunshine Skyway. A replacement for this assembly resulted in a full black on yellow sign. Photo taken 03/26/06.
This single-pole shield assembly along Interstate 275 & U.S. 19 north after the south rest area was replaced sometime after 2007 with two separate assemblies. Photo taken 10/16/07.
A high wind advisory sign was placed at the northbound entrance to the Sunshine Skyway to alert drivers when prevailing winds were in excess of 40 mph across the span. This system has since been replaced with Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) digital message boards along all of Interstate 275. Photo taken 07/10/11.
An older and weather worn guide sign on the quarter-mile approach to the North Skyway Fishing Pier and rest area. Photo taken 06/08/09.
1 mile south of 54th Avenue N in St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/26/06.
I-275 north at SR 694 (Gandy Blvd). Photo taken 07/06/13.
Signs for Exit 28 on I-275 north were replaced by 2016. Photo taken 07/06/13.
Historic perspective of the one mile advance sign for Florida 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) to Largo prior to the connection to Pinellas County 296 west (118th Avenue North) in February 2011. All signage along northbound Interstate 275 on the approach to Exit 30 reflected the new connection. Photo taken 11/26/07.
Exit 30 once serviced movements only between Interstate 275 and Florida 686. The short expressway of Pinellas County 296 was tied into the existing interchange in two phases completed in 2005 (southbound I-275 access) and 2011 (northbound I-275 access). Photo taken 11/26/07.
Former overhead signage as two lanes leave for Florida 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and Exit 30, splitting to the westbound and eastbound directions for SR 686. Motorists bound for CR 296 (118th Avenue North) must also depart Exit 30 from Interstate 275 north to make the connection. Photo taken 11/26/07.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) was mentioned as a destination for Florida 686 west before replacement signs added CR 296. Photo taken 11/26/07.
Previous mileage sign on the approach to the Howard Frankland Bridge did not include the distance to Tampa International Airport (TPA). Photo taken 05/27/05.
A sign and set of beacons alerted motorists to congestion along the causeway portion of the Howard Frankland Bridge on the one mile approach to Exits 39A/B. This sign was rather impractical given congestion was likely already well underway by the time motorists saw this sign. It was removed after 2008. Photo taken 07/30/06.
Four lanes of I-275 continued from the Howard Frankland Bridge toward the former single lane ramps to Florida 60 east (Exit 39A) and west (Exit 39B). Construction completed in 2010 combined the separate ramps into a single departure point (now Exit 39) from I-275 north. Photo taken 07/30/06.
Nearing the former ramp departure of Exit 39A, Interstate 275 enters the city of Tampa, home to an estimated 347,645 people as of 2013. Tampa, a 112 square mile city, was incorporated in 1855. Exit 39A formed the eastbound beginning of Kennedy Boulevard, a main arterial route into Downtown from Beach Park and Westshore Palms. Kennedy Boulevard connects Interstate 275 north with Florida 60 (Memorial Highway) at WestShore Plaza mall. Photo taken 03/26/06.
Exit 39A originally provided access to Cypress Street west of Florida 60 (Memorial Highway) as well. This connection was removed during the 2005-10 work to upgrade the interchange between SR 60, SR 616 (Spruce Street) and George J. Bean Parkway north to TPA Airport. Photo taken 07/30/06.
I-275 north at the old gore point for Exit 39A to Kennedy Boulevard east. Kennedy Boulevard begins as an unsigned branch of Florida 60, serving a handful of office buildings before merging with mainline Florida 60 at the Memorial Highway freeway end. The exit ramp provides an alternate route to Florida 60 west at the traffic light with Memorial Highway. Photo taken 07/30/06.
The first in a series of upcoming exits signs posted along Interstate 275 through Tampa preceded the ramp split with Exit 39A. Florida 60 overlayed the original Memorial Highway alignment from Kennedy Boulevard northwest to Spruce Street. Changes made to this sign by 2010 greened out the line referencing SR 60 west to SR 589 (Veterans Expressway). Photo taken 07/30/06.
Interstate 275 northbound squeezed into two lanes as the freeway reached its second Tampa exit, Exit 39B for SR 60 west to SR 589 north. Memorial Boulevard leads SR 60 northwest to the Tampa International Airport (TPA) ahead of the Veterans Expressway northbound beginning. Photo taken 11/26/07.
Exit 39B formerly split into components for both Cypress Street and Florida 60 (Memorial Highway) west. Cypress Street ventures east to Westshore Boulevard (CR 587) and Lois Avenue north of Interstate 275 while SR 60 immediately enters the interchange with George Bean Parkway and SR 616 (Spruce Street) east. Photo taken 07/30/06.
The next exit along northbound is Exit 40B, North Lois Avenue. There is no connection from northbound Interstate 275 to West Shore Boulevard (CR 587), but that interchange is Exit 40A on southbound I-275. Photo taken 07/10/11.
This interchange sequence sign was removed after 2013 during reconstruction of I-275. Both Interstate 275 and U.S. 92 are not traveling in their true directions through western Tampa: I-275 is basically an east-west freeway from the Howard Frankland Bridge east to Interstate 4, while U.S. 92 takes Dale Mabry Highway, a north-south arterial, from SR 618 (Le Roy Selmon Expressway) north to Florida 580 (Hillsborough Avenue). Photo taken 07/06/13.
The two-lane loop ramp from Florida 60 (Memorial Highway) east created a weaving traffic pattern through to the Lois Avenue off-ramp (Exit 40). Photo taken 07/10/11.
Northbound Interstate 275 reached Exit 40B, North Lois Avenue. Use North Lois Avenue southbound to reach Florida 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) and northbound to reach Florida 616 (Spruce Street) at International Plaza mall. Photo taken 07/06/13.
The six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 92 was generally extremely congested due to the close proximity of the ramps and the volume of traffic generated from Dale Mabry Highway. Photo taken 07/10/11.
The former loop ramps to U.S. 92 were removed to make way for retention ponds due to the wider foot print of Interstate 275. Exit 41A now carries all traffic bound for U.S. 92 north to Drew Park and south to Palma Ceia. Photo taken 07/10/11.
The on-ramp from Lois Avenue formed an auxiliary lane east along I-275 through to Exit 41A and U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) south. Photo taken 07/10/11.
Eastbound Interstate 275 reached Exit 41A for U.S. 92 west. Dale Mabry Highway travels south all the way to MacDill Air Force Base. Photo taken 07/10/11.
The following ramp (Exit 41B) connected I-275 north with U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) east. Dale Mabry Highway continues north from U.S. 92 as Florida 580 and 597 into northern Hillsborough County to end at U.S. 41 in Land O' Lakes. Photo taken 07/10/11.
A half-diamond interchange adds traffic from Himes Avenue to Interstate 275 north, one half mile west of the off-ramp (Exit 42) to Howard and Armenia Avenues. Widening of Interstate 275 to redesign the entire freeway with eight overall lanes with a wide grassy median was underway as of Fall 2007. Photo taken 01/02/06.
Interstate 4 debuted along Interstate 275 signage on this interchange sequence sign posted one quarter mile west of Exit 42. Photo taken 03/18/06.
I-275 north at the former off-ramp (Exit 42) to Armenia Avenue south and Howard Avenue north. The new Exit 42 leaves two blocks further west. Photo taken 11/10/07.
A look at the temporary transition from the old I-275 northbound carriageway to the new one opened east of U.S. 92. Photo taken 07/10/11.
Continuing east, Interstate 275 bee lines toward Downtown and a crossing of the Hillsborough River. Exit 44 joins the freeway with Ashley Drive south and U.S. 41 Business (Tampa Street/ Florida Avenue) at the next interchange. Photo taken 11/10/07.
Skyscrapers from Downtown Tampa came into view as Interstate 275 nears its first crossing of the Hillsborough River. Note the clearing of houses and trees along the eastbound side. The demolition represented the first stage in the overall I-275 reconstruction project. Photo taken 03/05/06.
Skyscrapers from Downtown Tampa came into view as Interstate 275 nears its first crossing of the Hillsborough River. Note the clearing of houses and trees along the eastbound side. The demolition represented the first stage in the overall I-275 reconstruction project. Photo taken 11/10/07.
I-275 north ahead of Exit 44 for Ashley Dr south and Scott St east and the split with I-4 east (Exit 45B). Photo taken 08/25/07.
There is no Exit 45A along I-275 north. Photo taken 11/04/06.
The Tampa skyline from I-275 by the Hillsborough River. Photo taken 03/18/06.
Photo taken 11/04/06.
The 1.25-mile overhead for Interstate 4 (Exit 45B) was replaced with a new panel by 2015. A pull through panel was also added for I-275 north for Ocala. Photo taken 07/06/13.
Ashley Drive ventures south from Exit 44 to Florida 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) and Channelside Drive. Scott Street leads east along the viaduct to provide connections with Orange Avenue south into Downtown and Nebraska Avenue (Florida 45) south to Channelside. Photo taken 03/05/06.
This full width monotube sign bridge was removed by 2015 and replaced with a side mounted assembly for just Exit 44. Photo taken 07/06/13.
Replaced truss sign bridge posted at the Exit 44 separation for Ashley Drive south to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Convention Center and Scott Street east to U.S. 41 Business for the Tampa Theater, City Hall and the rest of the central business district. Photo taken 11/08/06.
Views of previous guide signs during 2002-06 reconstruction of the Downtown Interchange between Interstates 275 & 4. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Views of previous guide signs during 2002-06 reconstruction of the Downtown Interchange between Interstates 275 & 4. Photo taken 03/18/06.
Views of previous guide signs during 2002-06 reconstruction of the Downtown Interchange between Interstates 275 & 4. Photo taken 03/24/06.
Before and after looks at the Interstate 4/275 stack interchange. Photo taken 12/23/03.
Before and after looks at the Interstate 4/275 stack interchange. Photo taken 11/26/07.
The section of Interstate 275 north of Interstate 4 was reconstructed in conjunction with the Downtown Interchange project. Several of the signs and sign bridges were replaced as lanes were added to the freeway, including this interchange sequence sign above Columbus Drive. Photo taken 12/23/03.
This mileage sign replaced the one shown in the previous photo, but was replaced itself in 2007. Even though it is several hundred feet further north than the previous sign, the mileage amounts for the next three exits, beginning with Florida 574 (Exit 46A), remained the same. Photo taken 05/28/05.
Installation of variable message signs along Interstate 275 replaced the upcoming exits sign pictured above with this half mile sign for Exit 46B and SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard). Premature wear on this overhead led to its replacement by 2014. The new panel is missing an exit tab and is no longer illuminated by light fixtures. Photo taken 07/10/11.
This side mounted overhead for Exit 46B was replaced with a new monotube assembly by 2014. Photo taken 07/10/11.
Construction between January 4, 2005 and January 2007 rehabilitated the concrete surface of I-275 from Floribraska Avenue to Yukon Street. The $16.7-million road work included the installation of new overhead lighting and replacement of overheads on this sign bridge at the MLK Boulevard off-ramp. Photo taken 05/28/05.
Replacements made at Exit 46B (SR 574) included the removal of the pull through panel for I-275 north. Photo taken 07/10/11.
Interstate 275 crosses paths with U.S. 92 for a second time at Exit 47. This time, Interstate 275 is traveling north-south, and U.S. 92 is traveling east-west, unlike the previous meeting at Exit 41 (Dale Mabry Highway). Photo taken 07/10/11.
A grassy median separated the carriageways of Interstate 275 before the shoulder expansion project in 2012. This ground level guide sign was replaced after 2008 with a punctuation mark added after Ave. Photo taken 12/23/03.
Exit 47A leaves Interstate 275 north for U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) east to U.S. 41 and Florida 45 (Nebraska Avenue). Hillsborough Avenue carries U.S. 92 east to Harney and junction Interstate 4 at Eureka Springs. U.S. 92 is also unsigned Florida 600, which follows the route east toward Lakeland and Kissimmee. Photo taken 07/10/11.