State Road 582 - Fowler Avenue

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A 7.83-mile route across north Tampa and the city of Temple Terrace, State Road 582 (Fowler Avenue) joins the University of South Florida (USF) with I-275 and U.S. 41 to the west and I-75 and U.S. 301 to the east. The heavily traveled route consists of a four to eight lane arterial for its entirety.

Florida State Road 582 East
Country Club Drive emerges as a local route from the Forest Hills and Babe Zaharias Golf Course area to become Fowler Avenue and SR 582 at U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). 06/01/14
The first shield for SR 582 stands along Fowler Avenue just east of Florida Avenue by a pair of car dealerships. 04/23/19
A diamond interchange joins SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) with Interstate 275 a half mile east of U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). 04/23/19
The southbound I-275 entrance ramp toward Downtown Tampa departs from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) east next. 04/23/19
Since SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) meets I-275 along the north Tampa city line, the control city for I-275 south is St. Petersburg. St. Pete is a 28-mile drive from Fowler Avenue, though traffic congestion can make that an hour drive. 04/23/19
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Interstate 275 leads north to Fletcher Avenue (SR 579) and Bearss Avenue (SR 678) before defaulting onto I-75 at Wesley Chapel in Pasco County. 04/23/19
Fowler Avenue expands into a six lane arterial east of I-275 and to eight lanes beyond forthcoming U.S. 41. 10/07/15
U.S. 41 parallels I-275 along Nebraska Avenue north toward the Lutz vicinity and south to U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) at Old Seminole Heights in Tampa. 09/13/16
U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) constitutes a four lane urban boulevard north to the apex with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) in unincorporated Lutz and south through North Tampa and Sulphur Springs. 04/23/19
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances east from U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) to an at-grade crossing with the CSX Railroad. 04/23/19
Beyond the CSX Railroad, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) intersects N 15th Street. 15th Street comprises a through street south to University Square and North Tampa and north by a number of apartment complexes to Fletcher Avenue.
Mast arms here replaced span wire based signals by January 2016. 09/13/16
N 22nd Street heads south from the main entrance to University Mall through the University Square neighborhood to SR 580 (Busch Boulevard) at Sulphur Springs. 09/09/16
The succeeding signal operates at The University Collection shopping center and a hotel. The traffic light precedes the major crossroads with Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581). Although unmarked on SR 582, CR 581 runs south to SR 580 and north into Pasco County. 09/09/16
Bruce B. Downs Boulevard leads north from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) through a medical district along the west side of the University of South Florida (USF) campus to New Tampa. 30th Street extends the arterial south to the Yuengling brewery, Busch Gardens and SR 580 (Busch Boulevard). 09/13/16
Green space appears along the SR 582 right of way as Fowler Avenue reaches the USF campus. 09/13/16
McKinley Drive north and Spectrum Boulevard south come together at the ensuing eastbound signal on Fowler Avenue. Spectrum Boulevard is one of three entrances to USF from SR 582. McKinley Drive (CR 585A) heads due south to FDOT District 7 headquarters, Busch Gardens and SR 580 (Busch Boulevard) at N 40th Street. 09/09/16
A pedestrian bridge spans SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and the intersection with Bull Run Drive north into USF. 06/03/19
N 50th Street lines the east side of the USF campus between Fowler Avenue and Fletcher Avenue. South of SR 582, the street continues to the Greco Softball Complex within the Terrace Park neighborhood of Tampa. 06/03/19
Fowler Avenue fully enters the city of Temple Terrace at N 52nd Street. 09/13/16
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) proceeds to the north end of SR 583 (N 56th Street) at the succeeding signal. The main commercial strip through Temple Terrace, SR 583 (56th Street) runs 6.02 miles south to U.S. 41 at Grant Park. 06/03/19
N 56th Street continues 1.01 miles north from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) and SR 583 to Fletcher Avenue (CR 582A). 06/03/19
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances 2.1 miles east from SR 583 (N 56th Street) to the exchange with Interstate 75. 09/07/16
Fowler Avenue expands with a landscaped median from Raintree Boulevard east to the Hillsborough River. Raintree Boulevard comprises a local street connecting SR 582 with an assortment of apartments and the Raintree subdivision. 03/15/14
Gillette Avenue follows at the next eastbound signal by Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace. 03/15/14
Riverhills Drive parallels the Hillsborough River east from Brightwater Boulevard and south across SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) to the Temple Terrace Golf Course community and Florida College. 03/15/14
Spanning the Hillsborough River, SR 582 leads east to Morris Bridge Road and a two-lane entrance ramp for Interstate 75 south to Brandon. 03/15/14
Morris Bridge Road forms a west side frontage road along I-75 south from SR 582 to U.S. 301 and north to Fletcher Avenue (CR 582A). 03/15/14
Interstate 75 angles southeast from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) to I-4 near Mango. I-75 connects Tampa with Southwest Florida including the cities of Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers and Naples. 08/17/18
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A loop ramp joins SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) east with Interstate 75 north to Land O's Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Ocala. 08/17/18
SR 582 converges with U.S. 301 north of Mango and west of Thonotosassa. U.S. 301 runs northeast to Zephyrhlls and south between Tampa and Brandon to Riverview. 11/23/13
The east end intersection of SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) was realigned in 2015 during widening of U.S. 301. A separate section of Fowler Avenue continues as a local street east from nearby to Harney Road at Thonotosassa. 09/07/16
Florida State Road 582 West
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) commences west from U.S. 301 near Thonotosassa. The initial 2.3 miles west to Riverhills Drive are posted with a 55 mile per hour speed limit. 03/26/19
State Road 582 leads motorists toward the Temple Terrace city center (four miles) and five miles to the University of South Florida (USF) main campus. 05/31/15
A mileage sign replacement by November 2015 added Busch Gardens. The theme park is located six miles away via SR 582 west and McKinley Drive (CR 585A) south. 03/26/19
Jefferson Road intersects SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) by Big Top Flea Market at this traffic light. 03/26/19
Crossing the Tampa Bypass Canal, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances to the exchange with Interstate 75. 03/26/19
A directional cloverleaf interchange joins Interstate 75 with SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) just outside the Temple Terrace city limits. 03/26/19
Interstate 75 runs north from SR 582 to New Tampa and Wesley Chapel in Pasco County en route to Ocala. 03/26/19
A series of four bridges pass over SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) ahead of the left turn for Interstate 75 south to Brandon. Naples is the southbound control city for I-75 in the Tampa area, referencing the former end point of the route. 03/26/19
Interstate 75 constitutes a heavily traveled commuter route south from Pasco County to Brandon, the Port Tampa Bay area, Riverview and Ruskin. 03/26/19
Morris Bridge Road comprises a west side frontage road for I-75 south to Harney Road and north to Fletcher Avenue. 03/26/19
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) spans the Hillsborough River west of Morris Bridge Road. The river flows 59 miles southward from the Green Swamp in Pasco County to Tampa Bay. 09/11/17
Continuing into the city of Temple Terrace, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) intersects Riverhills Drive, a residential street paralleling the Hillsborough River south to Glen Arven Avenue at Florida College. 03/26/19
A mileage sign posted after Riverhills Drive along Fowler Avenue west outlines several points of interest including the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), the University of South Florida (USF) campus and Busch Gardens. 03/26/19
Gillette Avenue is a residential road southward from River Hills Drive to Druid Hills Drive and the Temple Terrace Golf Course. The intersection is signalized due to adjacent Greco Middle School. 05/31/15
Raintree Boulevard stems north from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) to the Raintree subdivision and a number of apartment complexes. 05/31/15
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) converges with SR 583 (N 56th Street) south and unmarked County Road 583 north at a commercialized intersection. 03/26/19
State Road 583 lines 56th Street south through the heart of Temple Terrace to Harney and Lake Avenue in unincorporated Hillsborough County. The 6.02-mile arterial route takes Lake Avenue and N 50th Street to U.S. 41 (Melbourne Boulevard) near Grant Park in Tampa. 03/26/19
Westbound SR 582 reassurance marker posted after SR 583 south and CR 583 north at N 56th Street. 09/11/17
N 50th Street lines the east side of the USF campus north from Fowler Avenue to Fletcher Avenue (CR 582A). The route was formerly CR 582B. 05/31/15
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) lies across from the USF campus on SR 582 (Fowler Avenue). 05/31/15
Bull Run Drive stems north from the entrance to MOSI to the USF Sun Dome and a number of other sports facilities. 05/31/15
Leroy Collins Boulevard is the main access road into the USF campus from Fowler Avenue. The tree lined parkway connects SR 582 with the USF Welcome Center, the campus information center and the library. 05/31/15
Malcolm McKinley Drive (CR 585A) extends south from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) and Spectrum Boulevard in USF to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The two theme parks lie 0.75 miles to the south along the four-lane boulevard. 05/31/15
Spectrum Boulevard ties into the intersection of Fowler Avenue and Malcolm McKinley Drive from the southwest side of the USF Campus. Only signed once, CR 585A runs 1.5 miles south to SR 580 at N 40th Street. 05/31/15
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) proceeds west to the busy intersection with Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581). Unsigned south of Bearss Avenue, CR 581 originates at SR 580 (Busch Boulevard) along N 30th Street by Busch Gardens. Following Bruce B. Downs Boulevard beyond SR 582, CR 581 angles northeast between Bearss Avenue and I-75 as the lone route through New Tampa. 05/31/15
West from Bruce B. Downs Boulevard / N 30th Street, Fowler Avenue expands into an eight lane commercial arterial by University Mall. 09/09/16
Opened in 1974, University Mall lines the north side of Fowler Avenue at N 22nd Street. The bulk of the enclosed mall was demolished in 2019 to make way for redevelopment. 09/09/16
Continuing west, the succeeding traffic light along SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) is at N 15th Street. 15th Street is a local through route south to the University Square area and north by a number of apartment complexes to Fletcher Avenue in north Tampa. 09/09/16
West of the at-grade crossing with the CSX Railroad, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) approaches U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). 09/09/16
U.S. 41 follows Nebraska Avenue north to the apex with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) at Lutz. Southward Nebraska Avenue leads the route to Sulphur Springs and Seminole Heights, where it turns east along U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue). 09/09/16
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances with three westbound lanes to a diamond interchange with Interstate 275. 05/31/16
The entrance ramp for Interstate 275 north to Wesley Chapel departs SR 582 next. Passing below the freeway, two lanes connect with I-275 south at Central Avenue. 05/31/16
Two additional exits join Interstate 275 with the north Tampa area before the freeway merges with I-75 in Pasco County. Ocala is an 87-mile drive to the north. 05/31/16
The bulk of commuters from the USF area and New Tampa turn off Fowler Avenue west onto Interstate 275 south toward Downtown Tampa. St. Petersburg lies 28 miles to the southwest. 05/31/15
An end shield precedes the SR 582 intersection with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) and Country Club Drive. Country Club Drive extends west from Fowler Avenue to the Forest Hills neighborhood at Lake Eckles. 09/30/15
U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) parallels the west side of Interstate 275 north toward Lutz and south to Tampa Heights and Downtown. 05/31/15

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11/23/13, 03/15/14, 06/01/14, 05/31/15, 09/30/15, 10/07/15, 05/31/16, 09/07/16, 09/09/16, 09/13/16, 09/11/17, 08/17/18, 03/26/19, 04/23/19, 06/03/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 75
Interstate 275
U.S. 41
U.S. 41 Business - Tampa
U.S. 301
State Road 581 / County Road 581 - Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
State Road 583
Hillsborough County Road 585A - McKinley Drive

Page Updated 05-31-2020.

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