Hillsborough County maintains three sections of County Road 579, though none are well signed. The southernmost portion spurs 4.973 miles south from Florida 674 to the Manatee County line through rural areas. The middle section travels due north from SR 574 at Mango 6.018 miles to Thonotosassa and U.S. 301. The northern component follows Morris Bridge Road 9.746 miles northeast from I-75 and CR 582A (Fletcher Avenue) to the county line, extending northward another 14.17 miles through Pasco County en route to Zephyrhills and Dade City.
Pasco County Road 579 initially follows Morris Bridge Road north 3.515 miles to Florida 54 to the west of Zephryhills. Combining with CR 54 along the western leg of Eiland Boulevard, CR 579 continues north 1.850 miles to Handcart Road. Handcart Road branches north from Eiland Boulevard, taking CR 579 another 4.472 miles to a T-intersection with CR 579A (Prospect Road).
Prospect Road extends CR 579 due east then north 2.251 miles to Florida 52 along the east side of the St. Leo town limits. Happy Hill Road takes over from there, representing the northern 2.084 mile leg of CR 579 to CR 578 (St. Joe Road) to the west of Dade City.
|Hillsborough County Road 579 ends at this rural intersection in Thonotosassa. U.S. 301 travels northeast to Hillsborough River State Park and Zephyrhills from the Brandon area. Photos taken 11/10/07. |
||Hillsborough County Road 579 is vastly unsigned through the Thonotosassa community. Pictured here is the southbound beginning as the road departs U.S. 301. Photo taken 11/10/07. |
||Southbound at Main Street in Thonotosassa. Main Street leads east to Fort King Highway and Lake Thonotosassa and west to the beginning of Fowler Avenue at Harney Road. Photo taken 11/10/07. |
||Hillsborough County Road 579 becomes part of Mango Road on the approach to Sligh Avenue and Tampa Gateway Boulevard. Sligh Avenue represents a main east-west street in Tampa, but here it is just a segment on the same latitude that spurs west into rural areas. Photo taken 11/10/07. |
||A diamond interchange (Exit 10) joins Interstate 4 with Hillsborough County Road 579 (Mango Road). The interchange is home to the least expensive gas along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. I-4 next meets Interstate 75, while Mango Road continues south a short distance to U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue). Photo taken 11/10/07. |
Page Updated 08-14-2018.