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). Photo taken 06/01/14.
The first shield for SR 582 stands along Fowler Avenue just east of Florida Avenue by a pair of car dealerships. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 04/23/19.
The southbound I-275 entrance ramp toward Downtown Tampa departs from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) east next. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photos taken 04/23/19.
Fowler Avenue expands into a six lane arterial east of I-275 and to eight lanes beyond forthcoming U.S. 41. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 04/23/19.
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances east from U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) to an at-grade crossing with the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 09/13/16.
Green space appears along the SR 582 right of way as Fowler Avenue reaches the USF campus. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 06/03/19.
Fowler Avenue fully enters the city of Temple Terrace at N 52nd Street. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 06/03/19.
N 56th Street continues 1.01 miles north from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) and SR 583 to Fletcher Avenue (CR 582A). Photo taken 06/03/19.
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances 2.1 miles east from SR 583 (N 56th Street) to the exchange with Interstate 75. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/15/14.
Gillette Avenue follows at the next eastbound signal by Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photos taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/26/19.
Jefferson Road intersects SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) by Big Top Flea Market at this traffic light. Photo taken 03/26/19.
Crossing the Tampa Bypass Canal, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances to the exchange with Interstate 75. Photo taken 03/26/19.
A directional cloverleaf interchange joins Interstate 75 with SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) just outside the Temple Terrace city limits. Photo taken 03/26/19.
Interstate 75 runs north from SR 582 to New Tampa and Wesley Chapel in Pasco County en route to Ocala. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/26/19.
Morris Bridge Road comprises a west side frontage road for I-75 south to Harney Road and north to Fletcher Avenue. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 05/31/15.
Raintree Boulevard stems north from SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) to the Raintree subdivision and a number of apartment complexes. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/26/19.
Westbound SR 582 reassurance marker posted after SR 583 south and CR 583 north at N 56th Street. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 05/31/15.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) lies across from the USF campus on SR 582 (Fowler Avenue). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 05/31/15.
West from Bruce B. Downs Boulevard / N 30th Street, Fowler Avenue expands into an eight lane commercial arterial by University Mall. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 09/09/16.
West of the at-grade crossing with the CSX Railroad, SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) approaches U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). Photo taken 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). Photo taken 09/09/16.
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) advances with three westbound lanes to a diamond interchange with Interstate 275. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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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