Dale Mabry Highway represents an important north-south commuter route from the Tampa peninsula northward to Carrollwood, Northdale, Lutz and Land O' Lakes. Collectively four different routes make up Dale Mabry Highway from MacDill Air Force Base to the merge with U.S. 41 just north of the Hillsborough County line. SR 573 follows the southernmost section from the military base 1.90 miles north to Gandy Boulevard. U.S. 92 runs north-south along Dale Mabry from there to Hillsborough Avenue by Drew Park. SR 580 dog legs 2.97 miles north along the highway from Hillsborough Avenue to Busch Boulevard by Carrollwood. SR 597 runs on the northern half of Dale Mabry for 10.64 miles through unincorporated Lutz. Dale Mabry Highway is almost universally referred to by its name or simply "Dale Mabry" by locals in place of any of its numbered counterparts.
Numerous shopping centers and big box retail lines the State Road 597 section of Dale Mabry Highway northward from Busch Boulevard to Northdale. Beyond there, some rural stretches remain amid a mixture of commercial and residential development to County Line Road. This includes a half diamond interchange built at the end of the Veterans Expressway (SR 568). Big box retail again fronts the east side of SR 597 in southern Pasco to its wye intersection with U.S. 41.
|Atmore Grove Drive west at Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597) and the Veterans Expressway (SR 568) westbound beginning in Lutz. Photo taken 08/23/16.|
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08/23/16 by AARoads
Page Updated 03-28-2020.