County Road 572 totals 14.82 miles across Hernando County, following a combination of Elgin Boulevard and Powell Road. The route winds through northern reaches of Spring Hill, widening to a four-lane arterial by the Sterling Hill community before reducing back into a two-lane road above the Suncoast Parkway. East from Spring Hill, County Road 572 follows Powell Road across a mix of forest and ranch land to Spring Lake.


County Road 572 east
The first reassurance marker for County Road 572 appears as Elgin Boulevard leaves the intersection with Deltona Boulevard (CR 589). Photo taken 02/15/14.
Elgin Boulevard bends southward ahead of County Road 587 (Mariner Boulevard). Photo taken 02/15/14.
County Road 572 was widened to four lanes from Mariner Boulevard eastward to Lauren Drive in 2011. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Traveling 7.87 miles, County Road 587 constitutes the main north-south arterial through Spring Hill, ending at Florida 50 to the north and County Line Road (CR 578) to the south. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Continuing east along Hernando County 572 (Elgin Boulevard) from Mariner Boulevard. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Landover Boulevard previously intersected Elgin Boulevard south of Willow Sink. The road loops south to cross Mariner Boulevard before returning north parallel to CR 587, intersecting CR 572 again at this traffic light. The northern portion of the boulevard follows an S-shaped alignment with two additional intersections at Mariner Boulevard. Photo taken 02/15/14.
A short distance east of Landover Boulevard and this shield assembly, Elgin Boulevard passes under a transmission line corridor into the Sterling Hill area. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Sterling Hill Boulevard circles east and west of County Road 572 (Elgin Boulevard) as the main connector road to the Sterling Hill subdivisions. Photo taken 02/15/14.
A reassurance shield is posted where a Junction shield assembly should be for forthcoming County Road 585 (Barclay Avenue). Photo taken 02/15/14.
Barclay Avenue doubles as Hernando County 585 north to Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) and south to Spring Hill Drive (CR 574) along the east side of Spring Hill. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Heading east from Powell and U.S. 41, drivers pass by this reassurance marker as Powell Road enters a forested area west of Powell Station. Photo taken 02/17/14.
Hernando County 572 (Powell Road) snakes its way east from a CSX Railroad crossing to intersect County Road 581 (Culbreath Road) south. Photo taken 02/17/14.
Hernando County 581 follows Culbreath Road south 4.13 miles to the Pasco County line. CR 581 continues from there to Darby and Florida 52. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 east & 581 north
An implied overlap takes County Road 581 north along side County Road 572 east for 0.50 miles. CR 581 is however omitted from the eastbound assembly. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 581 branches north from Powell Road via Emerson Road to the county seat. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 remains east another 4.83 miles to Spring Lake while County Road 581 journeys northward 3.4 miles to U.S. 98 & SR 50A in Brooksville. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 east
Powell Road turns back to the east beyond the split with County Road 581 (Emerson Road) north. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 lowers toward its eastern terminus at junction Hernando County 541 (Spring Lake Highway). Photo taken 02/17/14.
A pair of trailblazers direct motorists bound for Interstate 75 onto CR 541 north to U.S. 98 south for I-75 north and CR 541 south to CR 41 south in Pasco County for I-75 south. Photo taken 02/17/14.
Hernando County 541 (Spring Lake Highway) leads due north 2.25 miles from Spring Lake to end at U.S. 98 & SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) opposite County Road 484 (Mondon Hill Road) west. The county road takes a rural trek southward into Pasco County, turning east to I-75 en route to Dade City. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 west
The westbound beginning of Hernando County 572 at Spring Lake. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 (Powell Road) shifts northward 0.75 miles before resuming a westward heading. A reassurance marker appears along this stretch after Cedar Lane. Photo taken 02/17/14.
2.1 miles further west, Powell Road approaches County Road 581 (Emerson Road) north. Photo taken 02/17/14.
Hernando County 581 begins at U.S. 98 & Florida 50A (Jefferson Street) in Brooksville. Emerson Road carries the route southward to an overlap with CR 572 west. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 west & 581 south
County Road 581 south is fully signed on the 0.50-mile overlap with County Road 572 (Powell Road) west. The eastbound overlap is not signed as well. Photo taken 02/17/14.
The pair angle southwest to split at Culbreath Road. Culbreath Road spurs north from the county roads as an unpaved road to a handful of residences. Photo taken 02/17/14.
Hernando County 572 remains west along Powell Road 3.39 miles to U.S. 41 (Broad Street) at Powell. County Road 581 south continues 4.13 miles to the Pasco County line. Photo taken 02/17/14.
County Road 572 west
Continuing west from U.S. 41 (Broad Street) and Powell, County Road 572 traverses ranch land to County Road 583 (California Street). Photo taken 02/15/14.
The northern most of three County Road 583 segments, Hernando County 583 follows California Street south 0.75 miles to CR 574 (Spring Hill Drive) at Brooksville - Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV). Photo taken 02/15/14.
North from Powell Road, CR 583 (California Street) continues to Wiscon and Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard). Photo taken 02/15/14.
Powell Road becomes more suburban as County Road 572 progresses toward Spring Hill after County Road 583. Photo taken 03/26/18.
County Road 572 (Powell Road) passes over the Suncoast Parkway (SR 589). SR 589 meets CR 574 (Spring Hill Drive) a short distance southward. Photo taken 03/26/18.
A short distance west of the Suncoast Parkway and south of Silverthorn Country Club is the intersection joining CR 572 (Powell Road) with Barclay Avenue (CR 585). Photo taken 03/26/18.
CR 585 (Barclay Avenue) travels north to SR 50 and south to County Line Road (CR 578), parallel to Suncoast Parkway. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Powell Road transitions to Elgin Boulevard west of County Road 585 through Spring Hill. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Elgin Boulevard curves northwest through the Sterling Hill community, intersecting the entrance to the Challenger K8 School at this traffic light. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Sterling Hill Boulevard loops east from Elgin Boulevard and returns to Sterling Hill neighborhoods south and west of CR 572. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The ensuing signal along Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill connects CR 572 with Landover Boulevard. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Reassurance marker for County Road 572 posted west of Landover Boulevard. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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An array of shield assemblies precede the intersection joining County Road 572 (Elgin Boulevard) with 587 (Mariner Boulevard). Mariner Boulevard is one of the two main north-south arterials through Spring Hill. Photos taken 03/26/18.
A 7.87-mile long route, CR 587 follows Mariner Boulevard south to County Line Road (CR 578) and north to SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) at Western Way Shopping Center. Photo taken 03/26/18.
County Road 572 (Elgin Boulevard) reduces to two lanes west of County Road 587 (Mariner Boulevard). Photo taken 03/26/18.
A second reassurance marker for CR 572 west stands after CR 587 at Colchester Avenue. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Approaching CR 589 (Deltona Boulevard) on CR 572 (Elgin Boulevard) westbound by the Oak Hills Country Club. Photo taken 03/26/18.
An end shield marks the conclusion of CR 572 west at CR 589 (Deltona Boulevard). Elgin Boulevard extends a short distance west as a residential street to Freeport Drive. CR 589 winds 5.31 miles north from CR 574 (Spring Hill Drive) to nearby SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard). Photo taken 03/26/18.



Photo Credits:

02/15/14, 02/17/14, 03/26/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 41
County Road 41 & 541
County Road 581
Hernando County 583 - California Street
Hernando County 585
Hernando County 587 - Mariner Boulevard
Hernando County 589 - Deltona Boulevard

Page Updated 03-28-2018.