State Road 566 - Thonotosassa Road

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Leading into Plant City in Hillsborough County, the eastern branch of Thonotosassa Road is partly CR 582 and State Road 566. CR 582 stems a half mile south from CR 580 (Sam Allen Road) and the western section of Thonotosassa Road along North Forbes Road. The 2.83-mile long unsigned route turns east along the continuation of Thonotosassa Road at Stafford Road and Branch Forbes Road. Thonotosassa Road shifts southward across Pemberton Creek to a diamond interchange with Interstate 4, where SR 566 takes over.

SR 566 links Interstate 4 at Exit 19 with U.S. 92 (Baker Street) north of the Florida Strawberry Fest grounds and west of Downtown Plant City. The 0.93 mile long state maintained portion of Thonotosassa Road constitutes a four lane urban arterial with bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

Florida State Road 566 East
Thonotosassa Road widens into a four lane arterial at the exchange with Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR 566 (Thonotosassa Road) passes under Interstate 4 ahead of the eastbound entrance ramp to Lakeland and Orlando. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Traffic lights were added at the ramps with I-4 east during reconstruction of SR 566 (Thonotosassa Road) in 2015/16. Photo taken 09/20/17.
A commercialized stretch unfolds along Thonotosasssa Road south from I-4 to Goldfinch Drive. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Florida State Road 566 West
SR 566 stems northwest from U.S. 92 (Baker Street) at Lemon Street. No confirming markers are posted in either direction. Photo taken 09/11/17.
SR 566 (Thonotosassa Road) west at Goldfinch Drive, an apartment complex access road. Photo taken 09/11/17.
A number of motorists services line SR 566 leading into the diamond interchange with Interstate 4. Photo taken 09/11/17.
Joining Tampa with Lakeland, Interstate 4 runs across the north side of Plant City. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Interstate 4 travels northeast from Plant City to Orlando and Daytona Beach with at least six overall lanes. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Leading 11 miles west from SR 566 to Interstate 75, I-4 carries a significant amount of commuter and freight traffic. Photo taken 09/11/17.
SR 566 ends at the westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 4. Unsigned CR 582 takes over along the succeeding stretch of Thonotosassa Road. Photo taken 09/11/17.
County Road 582 West
Thonotosassa Road (CR 582) heads northwest from I-4 across Pemberton Creek. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Thonotosassa Road curves west from Cork Road ahead of Branch Forbes Road. Photo taken 04/26/15.
A half mile separates the two sections of Thonotosassa Road via N Forbes Road. Photo taken 09/11/17.
Branch Forbes Road ties into the intersection joining Thonotosassa Road with Forbes Road (CR 582) north and Stafford Road west from Interstate 4. Photo taken 04/25/15.
Branch Forbes Road becomes N Forbes Road at Thonotosassa Road. Photo taken 04/25/15.
A non standard winery sign replaced the begin N. Forbes Road assembly. Photo taken 09/11/17.
CR 582 along N Forbes Road ends at the unmarked intersection with CR 580 west along the continuation of Thonotosassa Road and east on Sam Allen Road. Photo taken 04/26/15.

Photo Credits:

04/25/15, 04/26/15, 09/11/17, 09/20/17, 11/06/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 92
County Road 580 - Sam Allen Road / Thonotosassa Road

Page Updated 06-01-2020.

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