U.S. 41 South - Hillsborough County

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U.S. 41 travels nearly 44 miles through Hillsborough County, passing through or near to Lutz, Tampa, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach and Ruskin en route to Bradenton and points south along the southwest coast of Florida.

U.S. 41 South
U.S. 41 south enters Hillsborough County at County Line Road and Willow Bend Parkway between Land O' Lakes and Lutz with this reassurance shield appearing beyond the intersection. A CSX rail line runs adjacent to U.S. 41 from Pasco county to south of Bearss Avenue (SR 678) where it angles off toward Ybor City. Photo taken 04/25/15.
Continuing through Lutz U.S. 41 next meets Crystal Lake Road at a signalized intersection. Crystal Lake Road leads west threading between North and South Crystal Lakes before reaching the north end of Simmons Road. Use Crystal Lake Road to also reach Exciting Idlewild Boulevard. Photo taken 04/27/15.
Crenshaw Lake Road takea stair stepped route west from U.S. 41 towards Simmons Road before curing northward to an end at Van Dyke Road (CR 685A). Photo taken 09/09/16.
South of Crenshaw Lake Road U.S. 41 south regains a travel lane in anticipation of the beginning of U.S. 41 Business south to Downtown Tampa. The 16.2-mile highway is the replacement of former U.S. 541 prior to its decommissioning in 1951 Photo taken 09/09/16.
U.S. 41 Business prepares to split ahead at a wye intersection (locally referred to as the Apex), following Florida Avenue south into the heart of Tampa. The bannered highway will reconvene with U.S. 41 near Port Tampa Bay and Palm River. Photo taken 04/27/15.
U.S. 41 south briefly kinks southeast at the apex with U.S. 41 Business. This traffic signal controls movements between southbound U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) and northbound U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). Photo taken 04/24/15.
A reassurance shield stands along U.S. 41 south of Chapman Road, a local connector west to U.S. 41 Business. Photo taken 04/24/15.
Hayes Road connects with U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) while Hanna Road curves to the north back towards Lutz. Photo taken 04/24/15.
U.S. 41 proceeds south from Hayes Road to pass under Interstate 275 without direct access. Photo taken 09/09/16.
U.S. 41 intersects Sinclair Hills Road ahead of Bearss Avenue. Sinclair Road extends east to Livingston Avenue while the west section was bisected when the I-275 (then I-75) freeway was built in the 1960s. Photo taken 04/24/15.
SR 678 overlays Bearss Avenue only between U.S. 41 and its business counterpart to the west. The state road also provides a connection with I-275, which parallels U.S. 41 (Florida Avenue) toward Downtown. Photo taken 04/24/15.
CR 678 follows Bearss Avenue east from U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) to CR 581 (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard) though is only signed at the upcoming intersection. Photo taken 04/24/15.
This reassurance shield stands alongside U.S. 41 south of the Bearss Avenue intersection. Photo taken 04/24/15.
Skipper Road east acts as a short connector route to nearby Bearss Avenue. Prior to the extension of Bearss Avenue east from U.S. 41, Skipper Road was the primary route across north Tampa to CR 581 (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard). Photo taken 04/24/15.
U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) continues south beyond Skipper Road en route to North Tampa. Photo taken 09/09/16.
U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) next approaches SR 579 west and Hillsborough County Road 582A east (Fletcher Avenue). Like Bearss Avenue, SR 579 exists between U.S. 41 and U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). Photo taken 04/24/15.
Fletcher Avenue is one of the primary east-west thoroughfares through north Tampa linking U.S. 41 with the University of South Florida (USF) and I-75 to the east and I-275 and SR 597 (Dale Mabry Highway) to the west. CR 582A is the implied designation along all of Fletcher Avenue except between U.S. 41 and U.S. 41 Business where SR 579 is signed. Photo taken 04/24/15.
Confirming marker for U.S. 41 posted after the often congested intersection with Fletcher Avenue. Photo taken 09/09/16.
U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) advances just 0.2 miles south from Fletcher Avenue to the signal at 131st Avenue. 131st Avenue stems east from Nebraska Avenue through a mix of industrial and residential neighborhoods to 30th Street on the west side of the USF campus. Photo taken 09/09/16.
Nebraska Avenue crosses the Tampa city limits at the busy intersection with SR 582 (Fowler Avenue). Photo taken 09/09/16.
SR 582 ends just west of adjacent I-275 at U.S. 41 Business and the East Forest Hills neighborhood. The arterial expands to eight lanes east by University Mall to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581) and the University of South Florida (USF). Photo taken 05/26/16.
U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) passes through the North Tampa Community from Fowler Avenue south to Busch Boulevard. Photo taken 05/26/16.
109th Avenue is one of two through routes between U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) and the University Square neighborhood east of 15th Street. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Bougainvillea Avenue follows at the succeeding signal west from University Square to East Forest Hills. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Linebaugh Avenue passes under Interstate 275 west from North Tampa to the Forest Hills Community. Three distinct segments of Linebaugh Avenue appear across Hillsborough County, with a western section through Westchase and an eastern branch through Temple Terrace. Photo taken 09/13/16.
SR 580 (Busch Boulevard) separates North Tampa from the Sulphur Springs neighborhood as a busy commuter route between Temple Terrace and Interstate 275. Photo taken 09/13/16.
A CSX Railroad line parallels Busch Boulevard west to Lowry Park Central and Carrollwood and east to 14th Street. A 29-mile long state road, SR 580 joins Tampa with Oldsmar, Clearwater and Dunedin in Pinellas County. Photo taken 09/13/16.
South of State Road 580 (Busch Boulevard), U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) narrows to a four-lane undivided arterial. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Yukon Street consists of a local street east from Nebraska Avenue into the Sulphur Springs neighborhood. Yukon Street west passes by Cheney Park before traveling under Interstate 275 to U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). Photo taken 01/18/14.
Waters Avenue constitutes one of the secondary east-west arterials across Tampa as it links U.S. 41 with SR 580 (Dale Mabry Highway), SR 589 (Veterans Expressway) and Town and Country. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Tampa Greyhound Track resides west of U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) ahead of the forthcoming traffic light with Bird Street. Dog racing ceased at the track in 2007, but off track betting operations continue. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Bird Street west links U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue) with Interstate 275 south at an adjacent half diamond interchange. Photo taken 01/18/14.
Continuing beyond the closed dog track and Bird Street, U.S. 41 intersects Sitka Street east across from Sulphur Springs Pool and Park. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Spanning the Hillsborough River, motorists along Nebraska Avenue south enter the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Broad Street is a short residential street spurring east to Hilton Place and west below I-275 to U.S. 41 Business and Ola Avenue in Old Seminole Heights. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Sligh Avenue is the main east-west road across Old Seminole Heights. It connects U.S. 41 and U.S. 41 Business with I-275 at Exit 48. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Like Linebaugh Avenue to the north, multiple segments of Sligh Avenue are located across the Tampa area between Town and Country and Mango. Locally, Sligh Avenue bridges the Hillsborough River west to Riverbend. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Hanna Avenue provides the next opportunity for southbound motorists along U.S. 41 to pass under adjacent I-275 west to U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue). There are ten sections of Hanna Avenue, with the stretch from Old Seminole Heights east to Harney Road consisting of the longest. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Reassurance shields for U.S. 41 are posted in both directions leading away from Hanna Avenue. Photo taken 05/26/16.
U.S. 41 continues south through the Hampton Terrace neighborhood to the eastern turn at Hillsborough Avenue. Photo taken 05/26/16.
Forthcoming Hillsborough Avenue carries U.S. 92 west to Dale Mabry Highway (SR 580) at Drew Park and east to c/d roadways with Interstate 4 by the Florida State Fairgrounds. Photo taken 05/26/16.
U.S. 41 & 92 combine for 2.3 miles east to 40th Street. U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) west connects with I-275 at a parclo interchange between Miami and Central Avenues. Photo taken 05/26/16.
An intrastate route between St. Petersburg and Daytona Beach, U.S. 92 follows a series of arterial or boulevard style routes through Tampa. Hillsborough Avenue crosses the city west as a busy commuter route to become part of SR 580 through Town and Country. East of I-4, U.S. 92 remains along the avenue through the Mango, Dover and Seffner areas to Plant City. Photo taken 05/26/16.
U.S. 41 South U.S. 92 East
15th Street leads south from Hillsborough Avenue through the South Seminole Heights neighborhood to eventually reach Ybor City. Photo taken 01/30/15.
The opening of the Selmon Connector in January 2014 preceded the decommissioning of SR 585 along 21st and 22nd Streets in 2016. SR 585 previously followed North 22nd Street south from U.S. 41 & 92 through the Belmont Estates and College Hill neighborhoods ahead of Interstate 4. The state road ended at the split of U.S. 41 Business and SR 60 south of Historic Ybor City. Photo taken 01/30/15.
Motorists are encouraged to remain along U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) east to its exchange with U.S. 92 near Eureka Springs. U.S. 41 and former SR 585 (22nd Street) also provide access to the freeway, which runs east-west 2.1 miles to the south. Photo taken 03/15/14.
North 30th Street links Hillsborough Avenue with the East Seminole Heights, Live Oaks Square and Woodland Terrace neighborhoods to the north of U.S. 41 & 92. Photo taken 03/15/14.
The next eastbound signal on Hillsborough Avenue operates at North 34th Street. 34th Street leads south to Rainbow Heights and East Ybor Historic district and north through Live Oaks Square. Photo taken 03/15/14.
U.S. 41 branches southward from U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) at North 40th Street and the Northeast Community. 40th Street comprises a six-lane boulevard south to Melbourne Boulevard, which U.S. 41 takes through the Highland Pines neighborhood toward Interstate 4. Photo taken 03/15/14.
U.S. 41 heads south from U.S. 92 and Tampa to Palm River, Gibsonton and Ruskin along eastern reaches of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay. U.S. 92 remains due east to Harney and the Florida State Fairgrounds to parallel I-4 to Plant City and Lakeland. Photo taken 03/15/14.
U.S. 41 South
U.S. 41 continues south along 40th Street beyond SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Photo taken 04/15/15.
Lake Avenue meets U.S. 41 (40th Street) at this signalized intersection ahead of SR 569. Lake Avenue extends west into the College Hills neighborhood and northeast to both SR 574 and 583. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Drivers continuing along U.S. 41 are advised of the upcoming turn at the beginning of SR 569 south. U.S. 41 briefly jogs eastward to connect with SR 583 (50th Street) and Interstate 4. Photo taken 04/15/15.
SR 569 follows 40th and 39th Streets for 1.3 miles ending at SR 60 (Adamo Drive) immediately north of SR 618 (Lee Roy Selmon Expressway). Photo taken 04/15/15.
26th Street branches west from U.S. 41 and SR 569 into the College Hills neighborhood. U.S. 41 continues east from here only to turn south once more at SR 583 (50th Street). Photo taken 04/15/15.
Following its intersection with SR 60 (Adamo Drive) U.S. 41 south (50th Street) immediately approaches the diamond interchange with SR 618 (Selmon Expressway). Gibsonton is a short seven-mile drive while Fort Myers lies 121 miles ahead. Photo taken 07/06/13.
This style of advisory sign was placed along the mainline and at all interchanges to alert motorists of varied toll collection methods in late 2010 when cash collections ceased along the tolled expressway. Photo taken 07/06/13.
The reversible elevated express lanes are predominant over the interchange as a ramp departs U.S. 41 south to the Selmon Expressway west and Downtown. St. Petersburg can be reached via State Road 618 and U.S. 92 west (Gandy Boulevard). Photo taken 07/06/13.
Travelers bound for Brandon and Interstate 75 can use the Selmon Expressway east otherwise U.S. 41 continues south across Palm River toward Gibsonton and Ruskin. Photo taken 07/06/13.
U.S. 41 (50th Street South) continues from U.S. 41 Business north and SR 676 east (Causeway Boulevard), bypassing Port Sutton to the east. Photo taken 01/19/14.
A second shield stands along U.S. 41 on the approach to South 34th Avenue near Delaney Creek. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Port Sutton Boulevard spurs west from U.S. 41 (50th Street) to Port Tampa Bay facilities on Black Point. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Pendola Point Road follows as a spur to the Port of Tampa berths on Pendola Point. Unsigned CR 676A stems east from the U.S. 41 intersection via Madison Avenue to Progress Boulevard and Progress Village. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Riverview Drive travels east from U.S. 41 to Riverview. The south end of unsigned CR 573 (78th Street) lies one mile to the east. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) spans the Alafia River as it enters Gibsonton from the north. The Alafia River flows 25 miles from interior Hillsborough County into McKay Bay. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Gibsonton Drive extends east from U.S. 41 providing access to both Interstate 75 and U.S. 301 near Riverview. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Traffic lights operate along U.S. 41 south at an area shopping center and Palm Avenue. Palm Avenue leads west into a residential neighborhood. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 41 south crosses over Bull Frog Creek on the approach to Symmes Road. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Symmes Road leads east from U.S. 41 near Remlap connecting with U.S. 301 and Balm-Riverview Road. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Pembroke Road is the spur to the Port of Tampa berths at Port Redwing. Photo taken 01/19/14.
South of Pembroke Road, U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approaches Hillsborough County Road 672 (Big Bend Road) east to Interstate 75. Photo taken 01/19/14.
CR 672 follows Big Bend Road east from U.S. 41 to U.S. 301 south where the county road shares an implied overlap before continuing east along Balm Road. Big Bend Road west takes motorists to the Manatee Viewing Center adjacent to the Big Bend power station. The center is only open to visitors between early November and mid April. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 41 continues south from CR 672 (Big Bend Road) two miles to Apollo Beach. The U.S. highway will reach Ruskin in six miles and Bradenton in adjoining Manatee County in 26 miles. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Apollo Beach Boulevard is the primary access between U.S. 41 and Apollo Beach. The unincorporated area is nestled between Tampa Bay and U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) with a history dating back to the 1920s. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Motorists continue south along U.S. 41 beyond Apollo Beach Boulevard toward Ruskin. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) enters Ruskin at this intersection with 19th Avenue. 19th Avenue extends east and west from U.S. 41 along the northern boundary of the unincorporated area. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Shell Point Road meets U.S. 41 at a signalized intersection within the limits of Ruskin. Photo taken 01/19/14.
South of Shell Point Road the Tamiami Trail prepares to intersect with SR 674 (College Avenue). SR 674 travels 25.4 miles east from U.S. 41 in Ruskin to SR 37 in western Polk County, while passing through Sun City Center and Wimauma. Photo taken 01/19/14.
College Avenue takes SR 674 east through Ruskin to meet Interstate 75 at a parclo interchange. Sun City Center Boulevard continues SR 674 east to Sun City Center and U.S. 301. Photo taken 01/19/14.
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Spanning a CSX rail line, U.S. 41 south will continue its way southwestward toward Palmetto (18 miles) in northern Manatee County. Drivers bound for Fort Myers will reach the Lee County city in 103 miles. Photos taken 01/19/14.
14th Avenue SE meets U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) as the U.S. highway briefly turns westward. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Motorists span the Little Manatee River as U.S. 41 leaves Ruskin. Beginning east of Fort Lonesome in the southeast part of the county, Little Manatee River meanders nearly 40 miles before reaching Tampa Bay. Beyond the span U.S. 41 will kink to the southwest toward Sun City and Palmetto. Photo taken 01/19/14.
A look at the CSX rail line as it crosses over the Little Manatee River via a swing bridge. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Gulf City Road spurs west from U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) to Gulf City. The local road represents a former extension of SR 674 west from U.S. 41. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Not far south from Gulf City Road, the Tamiami Trail enters the community of Sun City. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 41 briefly diverges from an older alignment as the highway nears the center of Sun City. U.S. 41 and the Tamiami Trail followed this older alignment prior to 1970. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Drivers enter Manatee County along U.S. 41 immediately following County Line Road. Manatee County was created in 1855 and was named for the Florida manatee (sea cow). Photo taken 01/19/14.


Photo Credits:

07/06/13, 01/18/14, 01/19/14, 03/15/14, 01/30/15, 04/15/15, 04/24/15, 04/25/15, 04/27/15, 05/26/16, 09/09/16, 09/13/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 41 Business - Tampa
U.S. 92
State Road 60
State Road 574
State Road 579 / County Road 582A - Fletcher Avenue
State Road 580
State Road 582 - Fowler Avenue
State Road 618 - Lee Roy Selmon Expressway
State Road 674
State Road 676
State Road 678 - Bearss Avenue
Hillsborough County Road 672

Page Updated 09-13-2016.