State Road 589 South - Suncoast Parkway

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Florida State Road 589 South
Motorists turning onto the Suncoast Parkway south from U.S. 98 are alerted to the Oak Hammock Toll Plaza while on the on-ramp to SR 589. Photo taken 07/19/07.
A long single lane ramp leads motorists to the southbound roadway of the Suncoast Parkway. A roadway stub was located here previously before a 2014-15 project resurfaced the toll road in Hernando County. Photo taken 07/03/15.
The first reassurance marker for SR 589 appears at the U.S. 98 ramp merge. The entire Suncoast Parkway doubles as a Florida Scenic Highway. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Toll plazas along the Suncoast Parkway separate traffic between cash-paying drivers to the left and Sunpass account holders to the right. Photo taken 07/19/07.
Motorists with Sunpass accounts stay to the right and remain at speed while cash paying drivers depart to the left. Photo taken 07/19/07.
An electronic toll collection array hangs above the open road tolling lanes at the Oak Hammock Toll Plaza. Photo taken 07/19/07.
A second shield assembly for SR 589 lies south of the plaza. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Brooksville, seat of Hernando County, is served by the next exit in 14 miles. New Port Richey, seat of Pasco County is 37 miles away. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Travelers bound for Tampa Bay will reach Tampa International Airport (TPA) in 49 miles and junction I-275 to both Downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg, in 52 miles. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Suncoast Trail, a multi-use path, parallels the west side of the Suncoast Parkway throughout Hernando and Pasco Counties. This view looks ahead of County Road 476 (Centralia Road) at milepost 51. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Approaching the Bailey Hill Road overpass on SR 589 south. Photo taken 07/19/07.
The Suncoast Parkway remains rural to the Brooksville area. Photo taken 07/03/15.
SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) meets the Suncoast Parkway at a diamond interchange (Exit 46) in one mile. Photo taken 07/03/15.
A roadway split precedes the Exit 46 off-ramp for SR 50. Photo taken 07/19/07.
SR 50 follows Cortez Boulevard west to U.S. 19 at the city of Weeki Wachee. The arterial route extends east four miles from Exit 46 to Jefferson Street (SR 50A). Photo taken 07/03/15.
Exit 46 departs SR 589 south for SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard). SR 50 bypasses Brooksville to the south to combine with U.S. 98 east to Interstate 75 and Ridge Manor. The 114-mile route ends at Titusville on the Space Coast. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Passing over Highfield Road, a guide sign indicates that the Suncoast Parkway is part of Florida's Turnpike System. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Masaryktown, an unincorporated community along U.S. 41, is the next destination of SR 589 south in seven miles. Tampa is now 48 miles away. Photo taken 07/03/15.
SR 589 kinks southwest toward the Spring Hill community on the 1.25 mile approach to Exit 41 with Hernando County Road 574 (Spring Hill Drive). Photo taken 07/03/15.
County Road 572 passes over the Suncoast Parkway one half mile north of the diamond interchange (Exit 41) with CR 574 (Spring Hill Drive). Photo taken 07/03/15.
A 12.46-mile route, County Road 574 leads west as the main arterial route to Spring Hill from Exit 41. Eastward, Spring Hill Drive ends at U.S. 41 beyond Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV). Photo taken 07/03/15.
The Suncoast Parkway turns south by BKV Airport at the Corporate Boulevard overpass. Photo taken 07/03/15.
New Port Richey is 25 miles further south along the Suncoast Parkway, with Tampa now 44 miles away. Photo taken 07/03/15.
40 miles remain before drivers reach Interstate 275 at the north end of the Howard Frankland Bridge across Old Tampa Bay. Photo taken 07/03/15.
The last Hernando County exit joins SR 589 with County Line Road (CR 578) west of Masaryktown in 1.25 miles. Photo taken 07/03/15.
County Road 578 (County Line Road) leads west to U.S. 19 at Spring Hill and east to U.S. 41 at Masaryktown. The route totals 10.82 miles. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 37) with County Line Road on SR 589 south. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Pasco County was formed in June 2, 1887 from the southern third of Hernando County. The coastal county was named for Samuel Pasco, a United States Senator from 1887 to 1899. Photo taken 07/03/15.
SR 589 (Suncoast Parkway) curves southwesterly within the first mile of Pasco County. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Bowman Road passes over the Suncoast Parkway west from U.S. 41 at South Masaryktown. An eight-mile exit less stretch ensues to SR 52, which provides one of two routes west to New Port Richey. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Approaching the first of two Pasco County toll collection points on SR 589 south. Photo taken 07/03/15.
The Suncoast Parkway travels between the Shady Hills area and Crews Lake toward the toll plaza. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Lawless Road spans SR 589 south one half mile ahead of the split between the cash lanes and open road tolling lanes. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Originally two cash lanes departed for the conventional toll plaza. This was reconfigured to one lane after 2007. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Passing under the toll collection array on the Sunpass-only lanes of SR 589 south. Photo taken 07/03/15.
A reassurance marker appears as the cash lane rejoins the Suncoast Parkway mainline ahead of the Caldwell Lane overpass. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Drivers are now 28 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA), which lies just south of the SR 589 end off of SR 60 (Memorial Drive). Photo taken 07/03/15.
A diamond interchange (Exit 27) follows between the Suncoast Parkway and SR 52. Photo taken 07/03/15.
A 33.40-mile route, SR 52 traverses Pasco County between Bayonet Point to the west and Dade City to the east. Photo taken 07/03/15.
Exit 27 leaves SR 589 south for SR 52 to Gowers Corner (U.S. 41) and Moon Lake. Photo taken 07/03/15.
SR 52 travels east to San Antonio on the 24-mile drive to Dade City. The state road west connects with U.S. 19 south to New Port Richey. Photo taken 07/03/15.
West from SR 589, SR 52 expands into a four-lane divided highway through growing suburban areas to uninincorporated Bayonet Point. Photo taken 07/03/15.
SR 589 takes an S-curve south from the SR 52 ramps to a crossing of the Pithlachascotee River. Photo taken 03/26/18.
New Port Richey is reached in 24 miles via SR 589 south to SR 52 west. Tampa is 33 miles away via SR 60 east to I-275 north. Photo taken 03/26/18.
SR 589 spans the Pithlachascotee River just south of the adjacent Suncoast Lakes subdivision. The adjacent Suncoast Trail accompanies the southbound span. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The Suncoast Parkway traverses wetland areas southward, with bridges spanning Five Mile Creek. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Ramp stubs line both sides of SR 589 south of Fivemile Creek for a planned interchange with the proposed Ridge Road Extension. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Rising to cross the unconstructed Ridge Road Extension, southbound motorists see the first overhead for the next toll plaza. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The Suncoast Trail reappears alongside SR 589 south ahead of the toll plaza. Areas surrounding the toll road along this stretch are undeveloped and mostly within Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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Again traffic separates with two Sunpass-only lanes and one left side ramp for the conventional toll booths. Photos taken 03/26/18.
Like the other toll plazas further north, an SR 589 reassurance marker follows. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Drivers once more are alerted to the distance to TPA Airport and Interstate 275 to both Tampa and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The second and final Pasco County interchange joins the Suncoast Parkway with SR 54 west to New Port Richey and east to Zephyrhills. Photo taken 03/26/18.
SR 54 begins in Elfers at U.S. 19 and ends in Zephyrhills at U.S. 98 & 301. The state road is discontinuous between its end points, with a county-maintained section between Land O' Lakes (SR 56) and SR 581 (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard). Photo taken 03/26/18.
Entering the diamond interchange with SR 54 on SR 589 south. SR 54 winds westward through Odessa and east through Land O'Lakes as the main arterial serving southern Pasco County. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The frontage of SR 589 becomes more suburban in nature from SR 54 southward into Hillsborough County. Photo taken 03/26/18.
One mile north of the August 14, 2009-opened off-ramp to Lutz-Lake Fern Road (former County Road 582A) on SR 589 south. Photo taken 03/26/18.
SR 589 curves westward from the South Branch River into Hillsborough County line. Wetlands abut the toll road along this stretch. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Lutz-Lake Fern Road connects the Suncoast Parkway with several golf-course communities nearby. CR 582 originally followed the road west to Gunn Highway (CR 587) and east to SR 597 (Dale Mabry Highway). Photo taken 03/26/18.
A folded diamond interchange joins SR 589 with Lutz-Lake Fern Road west of Lutz and east of Lake Fern. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Speed limits reduced from 70 to 60 miles per hour at Exit 16. 13 miles remain along SR 589 south to TPA Airport and SR 60 (Memorial Highway). Photo taken 03/26/18.
Angling southwest, SR 589 passes by the TPC of Tampa Bay golf course community and Lake Carlton to a diamond interchange (Exit 14) with County Road 685A (Van Dyke Road). Photo taken 03/26/18.
SR 589 reassurance shield assembly posted at the TPC Boulevard underpass along the Suncoast Parkway south. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The Suncoast Parkway elevates to pass over Ramblewood Road on the half-mile approach to Exit 14 and Van Dyke Road. County Road 685A overlays Van Dyke Road west to Gunn Highway (CR 587) and east to Simmons Road. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The forthcoming Veterans Expressway portion of SR 589 south uses all electronic tolling (AET). Photo taken 03/26/18.
Exit 14 parts ways with SR 589 south for CR 685A (Van Dyke Road) west to Keystone Lake and Lake Fern and east to SR 597 (Dale Mabry Highway) and Lutz. Photo taken 03/26/18.
County Road 685A pentagons beyond the ramp toll from SR 589 south. CR 685A is poorly signed outside of assemblies posted at the exchange with the Suncoast Parkway, and along Van Dyke Road nearby. Photo taken 03/26/18.
A wye interchange brings the Veterans Expressway (SR 568) west from Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597) to overtake the Suncoast Parkway south toward Tampa. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The Suncoast Parkway ends as SR 589 joins the Veterans Expressway south. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The eastern spur of the Veterans Expressway was renumbered to SR 568 when the Suncoast Parkway opened and extended SR 589 northward. An end shield for SR 568 appeared ahead of the gore point between the two toll roads. Photo taken 09/16/17.


Photo Credits:

03/25/07, 07/19/07, 07/03/15, 09/16/17, 03/26/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 98
State Road 50
State Road 52
State Road 54
Hernando County Road 578 - County Line Road

Page Updated 04-10-2018.

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