Ashley Drive

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Ashley Drive connects the Tampa central business district with the Downtown West Interchange from Interstate 275. The landscaped boulevard extends south from freeway ramps between Tyler Street and SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) just east of the Hillsborough River and west of U.S. 41 Business (Tampa Street). SR 60 eastbound overlays a one block section of Ashley Drive, as it separates into the one-way couplet along Jackson Street and Kennedy Boulevard through Downtown.

South from the turn of SR 60 east onto Jackson Street, Ashley Drive narrows to three then two lanes. The drive becomes one-way southbound at Whiting Street, continuing to Brorein Street and the Tampa Convention Center.

Ashley Drive north
Ashley Drive forms a four to six lane tree lined boulevard from SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) to the ramps for Interstate 275. Pictured here is the drive northbound at Zack Street by Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Photo taken 04/22/15.
Trailblazers for I-275 direct motorists into the right hand lane for north and left lane for south as Ashley Drive intersects Cass Street in Uptown Tampa. Photo taken 04/22/15.
Ashley Drive transitions into a lengthy on-ramp to the Downtown West Interchange of I-275. A sign bridge positioned above the Tampa Street southbound on-ramp directs motorists to the upcoming trumpet interchange. Photo taken 04/22/15.
A loop ramp joins the southbound on-ramp from Tampa and Kay Streets ahead of the Interstate 275 crossing of the Hillsborough River. Motorists taking I-275 north merge onto the right side of the freeway leading into the Downtown Interchange with Interstate 4 east. Photo taken 04/22/15.
Ashley Drive south
Ashley Drive stems south from the Downtown West Interchange of Interstate 275 as a high speed route to Uptown Tampa. Ramps from I-275 separate into components for Fortune Street west, Tampa Street (U.S. 41 Business) south and Ashley Drive. Photo taken 01/19/14.
The Tampa Street ramp passes under the northbound on-ramp to I-275 to join U.S. 41 Business south ahead of Tyler Street. Ashley Drive stays to the right to parallel the Hillsborough River south to the SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) near the University of Tampa. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Tyler Street forms a one-way couplet with Cass Street across Uptown Tampa from the Hillsborough River at the Straz Performing Arts Center to Orange Avenue. Photo taken 10/05/15.
Cass Street flows east from Gasparilla Plaza across Ashley Drive to the merge with Tyler Street at Jefferson Street. Photo taken 10/05/15.
An old Tampa Crosstown Expressway trailblazer accompanied a sign for SR 60 east in this scene along Ashley Drive south ahead of Twiggs Street. Photo taken 10/28/03.
Ashley Drive carries SR 60 eastbound from Kennedy Boulevard to Jackson Street for one block. Photo taken 01/19/14.

Photo Credits:

  • 10/28/03 by Justin Cozart.
  • 01/19/14 by AARoads.
  • 04/22/15 by AARoads.
  • 10/05/15 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 275
State Road 60

Page Updated 08-21-2018.