State Road 579 - Fletcher Avenue

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A half mile portion of Fletcher Avenue between U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) and U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) north of Tampa is state maintained and signed as Florida State Road 579. This section of Fletcher Avenue includes a diamond interchange with Interstate 275.

Fletcher Avenue east of Nebraska Avenue (U.S. 41) is Hillsborough County Road 582A, while the portion west to Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597) is mostly an undesignated arterial. Fletcher Avenue east eventually reaches Interstate 75 at the eastern extent of the Tampa city limits. There unsigned CR 582A ends and CR 579 begins. CR 579 follows Morris Bridge Road north into Pasco County. It is unclear if the two 579's were ever connected.

A $1.2 million project repaved State Road 579 (Fletcher Avenue) from August 2019 to early 2020. The work added a raised median from east of I-275 to Summit Avenue and included sign replacements.1

Florida State Road 579 East
Fletcher Avenue leaves the Carrollwood area and intersects U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). SR 579 begins here. Photo taken 03/23/14.
SR 579 shields are posted in each direction of Fletcher Avenue between U.S. 41 Business and U.S. 41. Photo taken 11/21/19.
Like Bearss Avenue to the north, businesses line both sides of Fletcher Avenue leading into and away from its diamond interchange with Interstate 275. Photo taken 03/23/14.
Nearing the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 275 through the city of Tampa. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Interstate 275 travels south six miles to the Downtown Interchange with I-4 where it turns west toward the Howard Frankland Bridge and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 04/29/15.
The southbound ramps with I-275 tie into parallel Central Avenue for access to and from SR 579 (Fletcher Avenue). Photo taken 03/23/14.
Passing under I-275, motorists turn left from SR 579 (Fletcher Avenue) east onto the freeway north to Pasco County and the connection with I-75 to Ocala. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Interstate 275 north sees one additional Hillsborough County exit before ending at I-75 north and the long off-ramp to SR 56 for Wesley Chapel. Photo taken 04/29/15.
A mileage sign directs motorists two miles east along Fletcher Avenue to the University of South Florida campus. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Fletcher Avenue becomes vastly unsigned County Road 582A beyond forthcoming U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). The commercial boulevard enters the Tampa city limits at North 46th Street in 2.75 miles. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Nebraska Avenue carries U.S. 41 north to Chapman and the merge with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) at Lutz. Southward, U.S. 41 takes the four-lane boulevard to Sulphur Springs, Seminole Heights and U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue). Photo taken 04/29/15.
Florida State Road 579 West
Hillsborough County Road 582A transitions to SR 579 west of U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). Photo taken 04/29/15.
A diamond interchange lies west of Summit Avenue between Fletcher Avenue and Interstate 275. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Interstate 275 travels north from SR 579, 1.25 miles to SR 678 (Bearss Avenue) and eight miles to the SR 56 off-ramp of I-75 north. Photo taken 04/29/15.
A painted shield directs motorists in the left turn lane toward Interstate 275 south. The freeway enters the Tampa city limits in 1.1 miles. Photo taken 04/29/15.
Six lanes squeeze underneath Interstate 275 as SR 579 (Fletcher Avenue) west intersects Central Avenue south to I-275 south. Photo taken 04/29/15.
A short distance west of I-275, SR 579 ends at U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). Photo taken 04/29/15.
U.S. 41 Business lines Florida Avenue north to merge with U.S. 41 ahead of Lutz. The route replaced U.S. 541 through Tampa in 1951. Photo taken 03/23/14.
Fletcher Avenue continues west beyond U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) through the Lake Magdalene and Carrollwood communities. The boulevard ends at Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597) opposite South Village Drive north to Northdale. Photo taken 04/29/15.

  1. SR 579 (Fletcher Avenue) Repaving from Florida Avenue to east of Nebraska Avenue 436481-1-52-01. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), project web page.

Photo Credits:

03/23/14, 04/29/15, 11/21/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 275
U.S. 41
U.S. 41 Business - Tampa

Page Updated 03-02-2020.