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.
Interstate 275 begins via a wye interchange at the Pasco County line. The freeway carried just four lanes southward to Bearss Avenue until 2011. Photo taken 10/15/06.
This truss overhead assembly for Sligh Avenue was replaced with a monotube assembly by winter 2015 during a project to expand the inside shoulders of Interstate 275. Photo taken 10/15/06.
Sign changes made by 2006 at Exit 47 removed the "Thru Traffic" pull-through while replacing overheads for Sligh and Hillsborough Avenues to no longer include a punctuation mark beyond the street suffix. Photo taken 12/23/03.
This sign bridge posted at Exit 48 was replaced with a monotube assembly when the median was reduced in width to just a concrete barrier. The expansion project of 2014-15 through north Tampa along I-275 was undertaken to make the shoulders consistent. Photo taken 10/15/06.
Replaced overheads that were posted along Interstate 275 south at the parclo interchange (Exit 47) with U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue). Photo taken 12/23/03.
This set of signs was added by 2006 and replaced by 2015. U.S. 41 turns east from along side I-275 to combine with U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) through East Tampa. Nebraska Avenue southward to Downtown doubles as SR 45. Photo taken 10/15/06.
A former Exit 45B overhead posted along Interstate 275 south at Hillsborough Avenue touted the connection of Interstate 4 east to Interstate 75 south for Naples. Photo taken 12/23/03.
Meeting Interstate 275 next is Florida 574 (Martin Luther Kin,g Jr. Boulevard), an east-west state road linking the freeway with the West Tampa and College Hill communities. This ground level sign was replaced with an overhead. Photo taken 10/16/07.
The Exit 46B overheads were replaced by 2006 with new panels. Florida 574 travels overall from Drew Park in Tampa east to Mango, Seffner, Dover and Plant City. Photo taken 12/23/03.
This sign bridge was replaced with a monotube assembly when full inside shoulders were added to Interstate 275 by winter 2015. Photo taken 10/16/07.
Former one-mile overhead for Interstate 4 with the Interstate 75 south reference. Interstate 4 overall joins Tampa with Plant City, Lakeland and Orlando. Photo taken 12/23/03.
Exit 46A consists of a half-diamond interchange utilizing the frontage streets of Elmore Avenue (south) and Taliaferro Avenue (north) to make the connections with Floribraska Avenue. Photo taken 06/23/07.
A removed truss sign bridge posted at Exit 46A for Floribraska Avenue. Photo taken 12/23/03.
The old sign bridge pictured here was shadowed by its replacement sign bridge during early stages of the project to upgrade the Downtown Interchange. Interstate 4 meets Interstate 75 in nine miles. Photo taken 12/23/03.
A replacement for the Downtown East off-ramp was made during the 2003-06 construction of the Downtown Interchange. Photo taken 12/23/03.
This photo shows the original advance signage for Exit 45A (former Exit 26), which was relocated northward to separate it from the I-4 on-ramp. Photo taken 12/27/00.
The Downtown skyline comes into view as Interstate 4 traffic merges onto I-275 south. Photo taken 07/05/07.
Older signage for the Downtown East ramp to Jefferson Street referenced the Crosstown Expressway. A direct connection between Interstate 4 and SR 618 opened in January 2014 through Ybor City. Photo taken 05/27/05.
The Ashley Drive connector was formerly a separate exit from the Downtown East off-ramp to Jefferson Street. It was signed as Exit 44. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Interstate 275 south reduced to two through lanes beyond the Downtown West off-ramp to Ashley Drive (Exit 44) across the Hillsborough River. The freeway was later expanded to three through lanes during 2006-15 widening. Photo taken 12/23/03.
Southbound Interstate 275 approaches Exit 42, Howard Avenue and Armenia Avenue; Exit 41C, Himes Avenue; and Exit 40B, U.S. 92. The Himes Avenue ramps were built specifically for the 1984 Super Bowl. Since construction ran late, the ramp was not finished until after the 1984 Super Bowl was finished. Photo taken 12/27/00.
Sign replacement of the interchange sequence sign posted 0.75 miles east of Howard Armenia Avenues. This stretch of Interstate 275 leading west from the Downtown interchange to U.S. 92 was slated for construction from Fall 2006 through 2010. Work however continued to Fall 2016. The work rebuilt the freeway onto new four-lane carriageways separated by a wide grassy median. Photo taken 01/01/06.
One half mile out from the original off-ramp (Exit 42) onto Green Street west for Howard and Armenia Avenues. Photo taken 01/01/06.
A brief eight lane stretch of freeway existed along I-275 between Exits 44 and 42. Photo taken 01/01/06.
A look at the temporary left-hand ramp for Howard Avenue north and Armenia Avenue south at Old West Tampa and New Hyde Park. Photo taken 01/17/15.
Passing over Howard Avenue, Interstate 275 south saw an interchange sequence sign for the most congested stretch of freeway, the interchanges with Himes Avenue and U.S. 92. Photo taken 01/01/06.
One half mile west of the Green Street westbound on-ramp from Exit 42 is the half diamond interchange (Exit 41C) with Himes Avenue. Photo taken 12/27/00.
Sign replacements with mile-based exit numbers posted ahead of the Himes Avenue off-ramp. Himes Avenue provides an alternate route north to Raymond James Stadium (home of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and West Tampa. Photo taken 05/29/06.
Exit 41C also serves Legends Fields (since renamed to George Steinbrenner Field), the spring training facility for the New York Yankees. Both the stadiums reside along U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) east within 1.5 miles. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Like Exit 42, Exit 41C consisted of a slip ramp onto adjacent Green Street for the connection to Himes Avenue. Himes Avenue leads south to Oakdale Park and Florida 685 (Henderson Boulevard). Photo taken 05/27/05.
Interests to MacDill Air Force Base should follow U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway west (south) directly to the military instillation. Photo taken 05/27/05.
A compact six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange facilitated the movements between Interstate 275 and U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) via Exits 41B/A. The loop ramps were eliminated due to the outward expansion of the I-275 mainline. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Exit 41A looped onto U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) south. Dale Mabry Highway represents the main north-south commercial arterial southward from Drew Park onto the Interbay Peninsula of Tampa, joining such communities as Sun Bay South, Palma Ceia and Beach Park. Photo taken 05/27/05.
The final three Tampa interchanges of Interstate 275 south join the freeway with the International Plaza and West Shore Plaza mall areas starting with Lois Avenue (Exit 40B). Photo taken 05/27/05.
A long bridge - check gas sign appeared along Interstate 275 south ahead of the Exit 40B off-ramp. Unlike the Pensacola Bay Bridge of U.S. 98, it is not unlawful to run out of gas along the seven-mile long Howard Frankland Bridge and causeway. Exit 40B meanwhile departs for Lois Avenue, a north south through street joining the freeway with Florida 616 (Boy Scout Boulevard) and Florida 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) nearby. Photo taken 05/27/05.
A half-diamond interchange joins Interstate 275 with West Shore Boulevard (CR 587A) at Exit 40A. The interchange used to include ramps to the west, but those were removed to improve traffic flow. Photo taken 10/15/06.
Exit 39 lies ahead of Howard Frankland Bridge with Florida 60 (Memorial Highway). Florida 60 constitutes a heavily congested freeway leading north to Florida 589 Toll (Veterans Expressway). Photo taken 05/27/05.
Approaching the off-ramp (Exit 40A) to Westshore Boulevard, which directly connected with Lemon Street in lieu of a return southbound ramp. Photo taken 01/01/06.
Exit 40A departed Interstate 275 south for Westshore Boulevard. This ramp was relocated onto an overpass above the new Lois Avenue on-ramp. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Interstate 275 south reduces to four overall lanes through the directional-cloverleaf interchange with Florida 60 (Memorial Highway). The choke point is a major problem in both directions during peak hours of travel. Florida 60 turns northwest from Kennedy Boulevard at Westshore Plaza Mall onto a brief section of freeway. The freeway is named Memorial Highway for the road which it replaced. Photo taken 05/27/05.
A short drive carries Florida 60 west northward to the northbound beginning of the Veterans Expressway. Signed as Florida 589, the four to eight lane toll road joins Tampa with Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties, providing both a commuter route for the sprawl of Pasco and a long-distance route to U.S. 19 and 98 from Homosassa and Crystal River northward to the Big Bend. Photo taken 05/27/05.
Exit 39 consists of a two-lane off-ramp onto Florida 60 (Memorial Highway) west. Florida 60 provides a connection to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway west to Clearwater. Photo taken 05/27/05.
This overhead for SR 60 west at the Exit 39 gore point was replaced after a year or so in service. The new assembly no longer includes lighting. Photo taken 08/22/15.
Southbound mileage sign that touted St. Petersburg and Largo along the north causeway portion of the Howard Frankland Bridge. Largo represents the control point of Florida 688 west, the first Pinellas County exit. This sign was knocked down by April 2009 and subsequently removed. Photo taken 07/30/06.
Guide signs for SR 682 / Pinellas Bayway were replaced along I-275 southbound by 2018. Photo taken 08/05/14.
Photo taken 08/05/14.
Photo taken 08/05/14.
Photo taken 08/30/14.
This damaged sign for Exit 2 was replaced by 2019. Photo taken 12/24/16.