State Road 39A - Paul Buchman Highway

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SR 39A extends north from Wheeler Street and Interstate 4 in Plant City along Paul Buchman Highway to SR 39 (Alexander Street). The route follows part of the former alignment of SR 39 to Downtown Plant City.

When the 2.6-mile extension of Alexander Street opened northward from Interstate 4 (Exit 20) in Plant City on December 23, 2013,1 SR 39 was realigned west from Buchman Highway onto the new four lane highway. Buchman Highway north and Wheeler Street south into Downtown Plant City was subsequently designated as County Road 39. This changed on June 30, 2017, when Wheeler Street south of I-4 was transferred to Plant City and Buchman Highway north was renumbered as SR 39A.

State Road 39A was previously assigned to Alexander Street west around Plant City until 2014. The 3.88 mile route looped northwest from James J. Redman Parkway (SR 39) to I-4 (Exit 21) and Franklin Street.

Florida State Road 39A North
The first confirming marker for SR 39A appears just north of Interstate 4 beyond Monroe Street. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Sam Allen Road (CR 580) intersects Paul Buchman Highway at a traffic light 0.9 miles north of I-4. CR 580 overlays Sam Allen Road for 5.5 miles west to Branch Forbes and Thonotassa Roads and east to Park and Wilder Roads. Construction through 2021 expands the road to four lanes across north Plant City. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Leading north from Sam Allen Road (CR 580), Paul Buchman Highway remains along side a CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 06/02/18.
SR 39A curves west to end at SR 39 (Alexander Street). A short portion of the original Paul Buchman Highway was retained for a local business. Photo taken 06/02/18.
SR 39A ends at an unmarked intersection with SR 39. SR 39 overtakes Paul Buchman Highway north ahead of Knights and Zephyrhills. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Florida State Road 39A South
SR 39A (Paul Buchman Highway) branches southeast from SR 39 (Alexander Street) along side the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 09/10/19.
Forthcoming Sam Allen Road (CR 580) represents the northern leg of an arterial belt route encircling Plant City. CR 580 leads west to SR 39 (Alexander Street) and east to Park Road south and Wilder Road. Photo taken 09/10/19.
Running 12.04 miles along a mostly unsigned route, Hillsborough County Road 580 heads west to Thonotosassa and east to SR 553 (Park Road) at I-4 in Plant City. Photo taken 09/10/19.

Sources:
  1. "Construction barricades come down on Alexander Street extension." Tampa Bay Times (FL), January 1, 2014.


Photo Credits:

06/02/18, 09/10/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4

Page Updated 11-20-2019.