U.S. 92 East - Hillsborough County

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U.S. 92 east
Approaching the navigation hump along the Gandy Bridge eastbound. The rise provides a 43 foot clearance for the channel below.1 Photo taken 10/08/16.
Lowering toward South Tampa, condominium towers along Bayshore Boulevard come into view. Photo taken 10/08/16.
Gandy Boulevard east from the Gandy Bridge to Dale Mabry Highway was reconstructed starting in January 2008 as part of a $21-million project to both improve safety and enhance the aesthetics. Decorative lighting, brick crosswalks, new sidewalks and signals were incorporated into the work to improve drainage and repave the road. Additionally a median was installed in place of a continuous center turn lane.3 Photo taken 03/07/14.
U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) next intersects Westshore Boulevard (County Road 587) at this traffic light. Westshore Boulevard leads south to Port Tampa City and Interbay Boulevard and north to International Plaza Mall as the 6.56-mile long unsigned CR 587. The commuter route is often congested during peak hour traffic. Photo taken 12/23/15.
Trailblazers for SR 618 and the Selmon Expressway stand east of Westshore Boulevard. U.S. 92 leads motorists from St. Petersburg directly to the toll road linking South Tampa with Downtown and Brandon. Photo taken 10/08/16.
Manhattan Avenue parallels Westshore Boulevard one half mile to the east as an important north-south route to Sunset Park and Henderson Boulevard through South Tampa. The road was expanded to a five-lane urban boulevard in 2006-07. Photo taken 10/16/16.
Reassurance marker for U.S. 92 east posted after Manhattan Avenue. Commercialized frontage abuts both sides of the four-lane arterial.
Upon completion in fall 2020, the 1.9-mile long Selmon Extension will provide a high-speed route above Gandy Boulevard, directly linking the Gandy Bridge to SR 618. Photo taken 10/08/16.
Lois Avenue spurs south from Gandy Boulevard to serve big box retail and several industrial businesses. This section of the avenue is disconnected from the busier section at I-275 and International Plaza Mall in the Westshore area. Photo taken 10/16/16.
An overhead sign advises motorists of the forthcoming parclo interchange with the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (SR 618) on U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) east at Lois Avenue. Photo taken 11/07/15.
SR 618 is the designation for all of the tolled Lee Roy Selmon Expressway from south Tampa to Downtown, Port Tampa Bay and Brandon. The toll road stretches 14.13 miles from U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) to Interstate 75. Photo taken 10/16/16.
U.S. 92 (Gandy Boulevard) crosses a CSX Railroad line at-grade before reaching the loop ramp onto SR 618 (Lee Roy Selmon Expressway) east. The US route turns north onto adjacent Dale Mabry Highway, which originates at the gate to Mac Dill Air Force Base to the south as SR 573. Photo taken 10/16/16.
Dale Mabry Highway takes U.S. 92 north from the Interbay Peninsula. SR 573 lines the southernmost 1.90 miles of the arterial to Mac Dill A.F.B. as one of four designations for the overall highway linking South Tampa with Land O' Lakes in Pasco County. Photo taken 10/08/16.
Motorists turning north onto Dale Mabry Highway quickly see this reassurance marker for U.S. 92. Gandy Boulevard extends east from the U.S. 92 turn as a local road to Bayshore north of Ballast Point. Photo taken 04/22/15.
A second on-ramp connects U.S. 92 east with SR 618 (Lee Roy Selmon Expressway) east for traffic along Dale Mabry Highway north. SR 618 east defaults motorists north to Hyde Park before crossing the Hillsborough River into Downtown. Photo taken 04/22/15.
The Selmon Expressway utilizes electronic tolling via Sunpass or toll by plate options. Cash based toll collection ceased on September 17, 2010.4 Photo taken 04/22/15.
Bay Vista Avenue ties into U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) from adjacent Church Avenue at the signalized entrance to Britton Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 04/22/15.
Euclid Avenue crosses the Tampa peninsula from Bel Mar Shores to Bayshore Boulevard. The through street also connects with the Selmon Expressway east nearby. Photo taken 04/22/15.
El Prado Boulevard follows at the next northbound signal on Dale Mabry Highway as a tree-lined boulevard west from Bayshore to Virginia Park and Belmar Gardens. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Bay to Bay Boulevard intersects Dale Mabry Highway west of the Palma Ceia and east of the Virginia Park neighborhoods. Photo taken 03/07/14.
The U.S. 92 traffic light with San Carlos Street serves adjacent Henry B. Plant High School. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Neptune Street provides a cutoff west from U.S. 92 to Henderson Boulevard at Palma Ceia West. The road east connects with Himes Avenue in the Golfview community. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Henderson Boulevard angles northeast from Manhattan Avenue to become State Road 685 between U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) and SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) at Palma Ceia Pines. Photo taken 09/05/15.
A six point intersection joins U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) with Morrison Avenue and Henderson Boulevard at South Tampa. SR 685 north provides a direct route to SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) east to North Hyde Park and Downtown. The state road totals 14 miles, mostly as the hidden counterpart to U.S. 41 Business north from SR 60 to Lutz. Only the section on Henderson Boulevard is signed. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Continuing north from SR 685 on Dale Mabry Highway to Bon Air and Swann Estates. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Swann Avenue crosses U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) east from the Beach Park neighborhood en route to Palma Ceia Pines. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Azeele Street parallels Swann Avenue four blocks to the north at the next traffic light of U.S. 92 east. Photo taken 09/05/15.
U.S. 92 slows toward the congested intersection with SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) by the North Bon Air and Oakford Park neighborhoods. SR 60 lines Kennedy Boulevard between Westshore and Downtown. Photo taken 03/07/14.
Kennedy Boulevard comprises a busy commercial boulevard through North Hyde Park and West Shore Palms among other neighborhoods south of Interstate 275. SR 60 overall crosses the Florida peninsula between Clearwater Beach and Vero Beach. Photo taken 09/05/15.
A mileage sign posted after SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard) references both Land O' Lakes and Brooksville, destinations along U.S. 41 north of Hillsborough County. Dale Mabry Highway ultimately connects Tampa with U.S. 41 as a combination of SR 580 east and SR 597 north. Photo taken 09/05/15.
The confirming marker for U.S. 92 east beyond SR 60 appears at North B Street. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Gray Street connects Dale Mabry Highway with the North Bon Air and Oakford Park communities. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Cypress Street parallels I-275 as a collector route west to Carver City/ Lincoln Gardens. Photo taken 09/05/15.
U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) meets Interstate 275 at a busy diamond interchange. The freeway travels east-west from Westshore and the Howard Frankland Bridge to the Tampa central business district and the Downtown Interchange with Interstate 4. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Reconstruction of I-275 in 2014-16 reconfigured the junction with Dale Mabry Highway to eliminate loop ramps from the freeway to U.S. 92. New carriagways were built for both directions of the freeway mainline to accommodate future light rail and toll lane expansion. Photo taken 09/05/15.
Beyond the congested intersection with Walters Crossing shopping center, U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) intersects Spruce Street. This portion of Spruce Street is discontinuous with the portion along SR 616 west of Carver City / Lincoln Gardens. Photo taken 06/01/14.
East of Tampa International Airport (TPA), eastbound U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) reaches SR 616 (Boy Scout Boulevard to Spruce Street). This state road provides an alternate route to the airport (aside from Interstate 275 and SR 60). Since the western terminus of SR 616 is SR 60, this state road may be used to reach Clearwater via SR 60. Photo taken 06/01/14.
Columbus Drive extends east from the SR 616 (Boy Scout Boulevard) end at U.S. 92 to Macfarlane Park, Tampa Heights and Ybor City. Photo taken 06/01/14.
Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1998, resides to the northeast of the upcoming intersection of Tampa Bay Boulevard. Photo taken 06/01/14.
Tampa Bay Boulevard connects U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) with Hillsborough Community College and Air Cargo Boulevard to TPA Airport to the west and Raymond James Stadium and the Macfarlane Park neighborhood to the east. Photo taken 06/01/14.
U.S. 92 passes by George M. Steinbrenner Field, the spring training facility for the New York Yankees, ahead of SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east. Photo taken 06/01/14.
State Road 574 lines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard for a distance of 23.04 miles from Drew Park east across Tampa to Orient Park, Mango, Seffner, Dover and Plant City. MLK Boulevard west leads to the air cargo facilities of TPA Airport. Photo taken 06/01/14.
U.S. 92 (Dale Mabry Highway) runs north along Al Lopez Park and the Drew Park industrial area to a six-ramp parclo interchange with SR 580 (Hillsborough Avenue). A lane drop occurs in one mile with U.S. 92 departing Dale Mabry for Hillsborough Avenue east. Photo taken 01/18/14.
U.S. 92 follows Hillsborough Avenue east for the remainder of its course across Hillsborough County. Hillsborough Avenue west doubles as SR 580 to Town 'N Country, Countryway and the Pinellas County line at Oldsmar. Photo taken 06/01/14.
A 28.78-mile overall route, SR 580 travels west from Tampa to Safety Harbor, Clearwater and Dunedin and east to end just inside the city of Temple Terrace. Photo taken 06/01/14.
The first trailblazer for SR 589 posted along Dale Mabry Highway northbound directs motorists to use SR 580 (Hillsborough Avenue) west to reach the tolled Veterans Expressway. Photo taken 06/01/14.
Dale Mabry Highway continues over Hillsborough Avenue with four overall lanes as U.S. 92 east parts ways. SR 580 follows the arterial northward 2.75 miles to Busch Boulevard at Carrollwood. Photo taken 06/01/14.
Trailblazers for Interstates 4 and 275 direct motorists eastward along Hillsborough Avenue from Armenia Avenue. Photo taken 04/15/15.
A shield for U.S. 92 appears east of Armenia Avenue, which was formerly Florida Secondary 587A. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Rome Avenue connects U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) with the Riverbend and Lowry Park neighborhoods to the north and Wellswood to SR 574 to the south. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Hillsborough Avenue separates the Riverbend and Wellswood neighborhoods to the Hillsborough River. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Wishart Boulevard meanders northeast from Armenia Avenue to end at U.S. 92 opposite Lee Place north to Riverside Shore Drive. Photo taken 04/15/15.
A pair of bridges carry U.S. 92 across the Hillsborough River east to Old Seminole and South Seminole Heights. U.S. 92 westbound utilizes a 1999-built bascule bridge. Photo taken 11/07/14.
U.S. 92 spans the river on a lift bridge built in 1939. Photo taken 11/07/14.
The Hillsborough River flows 59 miles west from the Green Swamp in western Polk County to Hillsborough Bay at Downtown Tampa. Photo taken 04/15/15.
U.S. 92 extends east from the Hillsborough River with three lanes to Highland Avenue south into South Seminole Heights. Photo taken 04/15/15.
Highland Avenue south becomes one-way southbound in seven blocks at Violet Street as part of U.S. 41 Business to Tampa Heights and Downtown. Photo taken 04/15/15.
U.S. 41 Business follows Florida Avenue north from Violet Avenue to intersect U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) through Old Seminole Heights. Photo taken 04/15/15.
U.S. 41 Business (Florida Avenue) parallels Interstate 275 to the west northward to Lowery Park and East Forest Hills. The route ends at U.S. 41 ahead of Lutz. Photo taken 04/15/15.
The reassurance marker for U.S. 92 east posted after Florida Avenue was removed when a new North Central Avenue signal ahead sign was installed by 2015. This detour shield was in use during a bridge maintenance project at the Hillsborough River in 2014. Photo taken 11/07/14.
U.S. 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) sees a parclo interchange with Interstate 275 between Central Avenue and U.S. 41 (Nebraska Avenue). The southbound on-ramp takes traffic to Ybor City, Downtown and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 11/07/14.
U.S. 41 south and SR 45 north come together to the immediate east of Interstate 275 at Nebraska Avenue. SR 45 is the state road counterpart to all of U.S. 41 north from Seminole Heights in Tampa to High Springs. Photo taken 09/05/15.
SR 45 emerges from U.S. 41 for a 3.17-mile stretch along Nebraska Avenue south through Southeast Seminole Heights, Ybor Heights and Historic Ybor City. The state road becomes unsigned again as it turns east along side U.S. 41 Business & SR 60 through Channelside. Photo taken 09/05/15.
U.S. 41 north follows Nebraska Avenue from U.S. 92 to Sulphur Springs, North Tampa and Lutz. The US highway joins Tampa with Land 'O Lakes and Brooksville. Photo taken 08/20/06.
U.S. 41 South U.S. 92 West
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. 92 east
Eastbound reassurance marker posted beyond the intersection with SR 583 (North 56th Street) at Harney. Photo taken 09/07/14.
A mileage sign follows 17 miles ahead of Plant City and 28 miles from Lakeland. Haines City, where U.S. 17 & 92 meet U.S. 27, is also referenced in 62 miles. Photo taken 09/07/14.
Harney Road angles northeast from SR 583 (North 56th Street) to cross U.S. 92 en route to Temple Terrace and Thonotosassa. The road north from Hillsborough Avenue represents a historic alignment of U.S. 301. U.S. 301 also used to overlap with U.S. 92 east. Photo taken 09/07/14.
Orient Road stems north from SR 60 (Adamo Drive) in industrial east Tampa to Orient Park, Exit 6 of I-4, U.S. 92 and Sligh Avenue. Photo taken 09/07/14.
Hillsborough Avenue forks into a wye interchange joining a collector distributor system of Interstate 4 through its cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 301. Photo taken 09/07/14.
A flyover passes over the Interstate 4 mainline as U.S. 92 splits into slip ramps onto the eastbound I-4 c/d roadway and the southbound off-ramp to U.S. 301 at the State Fairgrounds. Photo taken 09/07/14.
U.S. 301 parallels I-75 south to Riverview and Bloomingdale. Photo taken 09/07/14.
The c/d roadway continues beyond the forthcoming loop ramp for U.S. 301 north to merge with Interstate 4 beyond the Tampa Bypass Canal. U.S. 92 resumes along Hillsborough Avenue from there. Photo taken 09/07/14.
U.S. 301 parallels the Tampa Bypass Canal north to the eastern outskirts of Temple Terrace where it passes below Interstate 75. The US highway advances from there to Thonotosassa and Zephyrhills in Pasco County. Photo taken 09/07/14.
Two lanes merge back onto Interstate 4 east ahead of the turbine interchange with Interstate 75. Photo taken 09/07/14.
I-4 shifts northward as U.S. 92 resumes along Hillsborough Avenue east to unincorporated Mango. U.S. 92 and I-4 do not directly meet again until Orlando on Orange Blossom Trail. Photo taken 09/07/14.

Sources:

  1. "Gandy Bridge's neighbors are getting shorter." St. Petersburg Times, April 27, 2006.
  2. Gandy Bridge @ Wikipedia.org.
  3. "Gandy Split Down Middle." St. Petersburg Times, April 7, 2008.
  4. "Selmon Expressway Converts to All-Electronic Tolling Sept. 17." Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, press release. August 13, 2010.


Photo Credits:

  • 08/20/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 01/18/14 by AARoads.
  • 03/07/14 by AARoads.
  • 03/15/14 by AARoads.
  • 06/01/14 by AARoads.
  • 09/07/14 by AARoads.
  • 11/07/14 by AARoads.
  • 01/30/15 by AARoads.
  • 04/15/15 by AARoads.
  • 04/22/15 by AARoads.
  • 09/05/15 by AARoads.
  • 11/07/15 by AARoads.
  • 12/23/15 by AARoads.
  • 10/08/16 by AARoads.
  • 10/16/16 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 4
Interstate 275
U.S. 41
U.S. 301
U.S. 41 Business - Tampa
State Road 45
State Road 60
State Road 573 - Dale Mabry Highway
State Road 574
State Road 580
State Road 583
Former State Road 585
State Road 616
State Road 685 - Henderson Boulevard

Page Updated 08-24-2018.