State Road 574 East

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SR 574 east
East from Himes Avenue, SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) intersects Buccaneer Place opposite an entrance to the Tampa Bay Park office complex. Buccaneer Place is the driveway to the Tamp Bay Buccaneers corporate office and training site. Photo taken 03/15/14.
MacDill Avenue stems south from SR 574 at St. Joseph's Hospital through the residential street grid of West Tampa. Photo taken 03/15/14.
Habana Avenue lines the east side of St. Joseph's Hospital north from MLK Boulevard toward Carrollwood and south through West Tampa. Photo taken 03/15/14.
Armenia Avenue leads south from Carrollwood to Hyde Park in Tampa. The through street provides a direct route to a split diamond interchange (Exit 42) with Interstate 275. Photo taken 03/15/14.
Motorists bound for Interstate 275 north or Interstate 4 east are directed to remain along SR 574 east to its diamond interchange (Exit 46B) with I-275. Photo taken 03/15/14.
SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) kinks northward to cross the Hillsborough River on a bridge built in 1960. A frontage road splits to the right to link the state road with River View Avenue south and Rome Avenue north. Photo taken 03/15/14.
The Hillsborough River flows 59 miles southwest from the Green Swamp near the tri-corner of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk County lines to Hillsborough Bay at Davis Islands. Photo taken 03/15/14.
Traveling east through Riverside Heights, SR 574 enters the signalized intersection with North Boulevard. North Boulevard heads south to North Hyde Park and north to Rivercrest Park at Osborne Avenue nearby. Photo taken 03/15/14.
U.S. 41 Business follows Florida Avenue northbound through Old Seminole Heights to U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue). There Florida Avenue transitions into a two-way boulevard to Lutz. Photo taken 06/23/07.
Departing the intersection with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) north, motorists see this eastbound reassurance shield for SR 574. Photo taken 04/15/14.
The ramps of SR 574 with Interstate 275 sandwich between Central Avenue and U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). Photo taken 04/15/15.
State-named shields direct motorists to Interstate 275 as SR 574 reaches the southbound on-ramp to Downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Passing below Interstate 275, a left turn lane joins the northbound on-ramp to Land O' Lakes in Pasco County and I-75 north to Ocala. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Interstate 275 runs north between U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) and SR 45 / U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) to Exit 53 and the Lutz vicinity. The freeway carries six overall lanes as a heavily used commuter route. Photo taken 04/15/15.
SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) quickly encounters SR 45 (Nebraska Avenue) to the east of I-275. Photo taken 04/15/15.
State Road 45 is the long distance and unsigned companion of U.S. 41 north from Seminole Heights in Tampa to High Springs and south for the most part between Palm River and Naples. Within Tampa, SR 45 sees an independent segment from U.S. 41 along Nebraska Avenue between Kennedy Boulevard (U.S. 41 Business & SR 60) at Channelside and the split of U.S. 41 and 92 (Hillsborough Avenue), one mile to the north. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Continuing east, SR 574 pushes toward the College Hill community and Interstate 4 at Orient Park. Photo taken 05/26/16.
15th Street comprises a north-south through street between Seminole Heights and west Ybor City. Photo taken 04/15/15.
SR 574 and 585 (North 22nd Street) come together by Cyrus Green Park and Belmont Estates. Photo taken 04/15/15.
SR 585 constitutes a 2.78 mile route from U.S. 41 & 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) at Seminole Heights south to U.S. 41 Business and SR 60 (Adamo Drive) at Ybor City. The state road will be decommissioned in 2016. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Leading away from North 22nd Street (SR 585) on SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east. Photo taken 04/15/15.
29th Street intersects SR 574 (MLK Boulevard) at the next eastbound signal before crossing a CSX Railroad at grade. Photo taken 04/15/15.
34th Street runs south to industrial areas east of Ybor City and north to River Grove Drive along the Hillsborough River. Photo taken 04/15/15.
SR 574 crosses another branch of the CSX Railroad at grade ahead of U.S. 41 (North 40th Street). Photo taken 04/15/15.
A set of trailblazers for I-4 reference the interchanges along SR 574 east and U.S. 41 south. A third interchange was situated nearby between SR 569 and the freeway until the mid 2000s when reconstruction of the freeway included its removal. Photo taken 04/15/15.
U.S. 41 travels as a local arterial route through Tampa, using North 40th Street north to U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) west to Seminole Heights and Melbourne Boulevard east to North 50th Street for Palm River and points south. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Leaving Interstate 4, SR 574 quickly reaches the traffic light with 68th Street north and Corporex Park Drive south at Orient Park. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Orient Road constitutes a north-south through road to SR 60 (Adamo Drive), the west side of the Florida State Fairgrounds and Harney Road. The road sees a half diamond interchange (Exit 6) with I-4 nearby. Photo taken 01/19/14.
SR 574 continues east from Orient Road as a six-lane arterial. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 301 crosses paths with SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east of Orient Park and south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Photo taken 01/19/14.
North from SR 574, U.S. 301 heads to a cloverleaf interchange (Exit 7) with Interstate 4 and U.S. 92 before skirting the east side of Temple Terrace en route to Thonotosassa. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 301 shadows Interstate 75 southward to Riverview, Bloomingdale and Sun City Center before crossing the Manatee County line ahead of Parrish. The northbound control city is the Pasco County city of Zephyrhills, which U.S. 301 reaches after Hillsborough River State Park. Photo taken 01/19/14.
An Interstate 75 trailblazer directs motorists to remain along SR 574 east while taking U.S. 301 north to I-4 east offers a bypass route to the north-south freeway. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Approaching the parclo interchange (Exit 260) with Interstate 75 along SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east. Photo taken 02/12/15.
Interstate 75 travels south from SR 574 and Mango to Riverview, Gibsonton, Ruskin through south Hillsborough County. Naples is the main control point from Tampa southward from when the route ended at Alligator Alley. Photo taken 02/12/15.
SR 574 again expands into a six-lane arterial as it enters the unincorporated community of Mango. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Williams Road parallels I-75 north from Mango to western Thonotosassa. Photo taken 03/02/14.
This shield for SR 574 stands just east of Williams Road. The arterial was reconstructed in 2013. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Lakewood Drive heads a half mile north to Clay Pit Road from SR 574 and this traffic light. Southward the drive continues to Limona and western areas of Brandon to Providence Road. Photo taken 03/02/14.
SR 574 travels through the heart of Mango between Lakewood Drive and Hewitt Street (CR 574). Photo taken 03/02/14.
Hewitt Street connects SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) with Broadway west back toward Tampa. Hewitt Street and Broadway double as unsigned County Road 574, a 9.25 mile route to Ybor City and SR 45 (Nebraska Avenue). Photo taken 03/02/14.
Broadway used to default onto SR 574 just east of Hewitt Street. A portion of the road was removed when CR 574 was realigned onto Hewitt Street to intersect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at a right angle. Photo taken 03/02/14.
County Road 579 begins from SR 574 and travels north along Mango Road to Interstate 4 (Exit 10) and U.S. 301 at Thonotosassa. Lemon Avenue ties in from a small subdivision to the south. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard reduces from six to four lanes beyond the signal at CR 579 (Mango Road). Photo taken 03/02/14.
Highview Road follows at the next traffic light north to Clay Pit Road and south to Windhorst Road at Limona. Photo taken 03/02/14.
One quarter mile further east on SR 574 at Pine Street. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Parsons Avenue intersects SR 574 at a commercialized intersection. The avenue forms a main route into Brandon south from MLK Boulevard. Photo taken 03/02/14.
State Road 574 reduces to a two lane road east of Parsons Avenue. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Paralleling a CSX Railroad line, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard bends northward to intersect Kingsway Road. Kingsway Road heads north to Muck Pond Road near Antioch and south to central Brandon. Photo taken 03/02/14.
SR 574 transitions into a rural roadway east between Lake Weeks and lake Hooker through Seffner. Valrico Road meets the state road at the next signal north from Valrico and Brandon. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Eastbound SR 574 reassurance marker posted after Valrico Road along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Photo taken 03/02/14.
McIntosh Road ventures north from Jaudon Road across SR 574 to U.S. 301 near Thonotosassa. The rural highway meets Interstate 4 (Exit 14) ahead of Antioch. Photo taken 03/02/14.
North Dover Road and Moores Lake Road come together at SR 574 in Dover. Dover Road runs south along a section line toward Sydney and Durant Road along the east side of Brandon. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Advancing eastward through the rural community of Dover along SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Photo taken 03/02/14.
Sydney Drover Road extends Pettie Road south from SR 574 through mostly agricultural areas to Sydney Washer Road at Sydney. Photo taken 03/02/14.
An I-4 trailblazer precedes the signalized intersection with Forbes Road along SR 574 east. Forbes Road provides the last direct route to the freeway from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard via the diamond interchange (Exit 17) at Branch Forbes Road. Photo taken 03/02/14.
Forbes Road travels south 2.5 miles to Trapnell Road and north 1.25 miles to U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue), where it changes names to Branch Forbes Road. Photo taken 03/02/14.
State Road 574 remains parallel to the CSX Railroad to Turkey Creek Road (CR 574B). Photo taken 03/02/14.
Crossing the Plant City line along SR 574 east, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard ends with SR 574 continuing as an unnamed route.
Plant City is home to nearly 35,000 and was incorporated in 1885. Originally named Ichepucksassa after a former Indian village situated here, Plant City was later renamed Cork after the Irish postmaster' home city. When the South Florida Railroad was extended into the town in 1884, the eventual city was renamed after the railroad developer Henry Bradley Plant.1 Photo taken 03/02/14.
Turkey Creek Road encircles the west side of Plant City between U.S. 92 (West Baker Street) and Trapnell Road at Beatty's Corner. The 1.02 mile portion between SR 574 and U.S. 92 doubles as unsigned CR 574B. Photo taken 03/02/14.
SR 574 veers away from the adjacent CSX Railroad toward West Reynolds Street and the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds. Plant City is the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. Photo taken 03/02/14.

Sources:

  1. Plant City, FL - Official Website - History.


Photo Credits:

06/23/07, 01/19/14, 03/02/14, 03/15/14, 04/15/14, 02/12/15, 04/15/15, 05/26/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 75
Interstate 275
U.S. 41
U.S. 301
Former State Road 585

Page Updated 11-17-2016.