U.S. 301 South - Hillsborough County

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U.S. 301 south
U.S. 301 traverses a wooded area between Indian Creek and the Hillsborough River just beyond the Pasco County line. Much of this land is protected due to the Hillsborough County Urban Growth Boundary. Photo taken 11/10/07.
Spanning the Hillsborough River on U.S. 301 south at Hillsborough River State Park. Photo taken 11/10/07.
Southbound reassurance shield (since removed) after the entrance to Hillsborough River State Park. The Old Fort King Trail parallels U.S. 301 southward. Photo taken 11/10/07.
U.S. 301 widens to a four lane divided highway on the approach to SR 582 west (Fowler Avenue). The state road spokes west 7.8 miles to encompass the northern portion of Tampa. Photo taken 06/28/16.
Rockhill Road and the east branch of Fowler Avenue immediately precedes the ramp to SR 582 west. Since U.S. 301 bisects Fowler Avenue at an angle it is split into two signalized intersections. Fowler Avenue extends east a short distance to Harney Road near Thonotosassa while Rockhill Road stems north. Photo taken 06/28/16.
A major thoroughfare across the Tampa area, State Road 582 (Fowler Avenue) connects U.S. 301 south with nearby Temple Terrace, Busch Gardens amusement theme park, and the University of South Florida (USF) campus. Photo taken 06/28/16.
A single ramp peels off for SR 582 west as U.S. 301 curves southwesterly. The state road shares an interchange with I-75 1.1 miles to the west. Photo taken 06/28/16.
Leaving the intersection with SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), drivers pass by this confirming marker for U.S. 301 south. Photo taken 01/19/14.
A short distance further south, U.S. 301 crosses the Tampa Bypass Canal. Photo taken 01/19/14.
A traffic light resides at U.S. 301 and Sabal Industrial Boulevard. Sabal Park, an industrial park occupies the land between U.S. 301 and Falkenburg Road to the east. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 301 elevates over both Hillsborough County Road 574 (Broadway) and a CSX Railroad line south of 21st Avenue. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Curving eastward, U.S. 301 passes by Tampa East Industrial Park to span another CSX Railroad line ahead of SR 60 (Adamo Drive). Photo taken 01/19/14.
SR 60 constitutes an industrial arterial west into Tampa while leading east by a number of office parks to Interstate 75 and Brandon. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Traffic bound for the LeRoy Selmon Crosstown Expressway into Tampa should take SR 60 west to its ramp for SR 618 Toll versus staying on U.S. 301 south to the Crosstown directly. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Totaling 159 miles from Clearwater Beach to Vero Beach, SR 60 parallels the Crosstown west into Downtown Tampa while providing the main route east through unincorporated Brandon. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 301 continues south by Silo Bend Business Park between SR 60 and Palm River Road. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Riverview, an unincorporated community south of Brandon, is next in six miles along U.S. 301. Ellenton in Manatee County and Sarasota at the southern terminus round out the destinations on this mileage sign. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Palm River Road intersects U.S. 301 west of Falkenburg Road and east from County Road 573 (78th Street). Photo taken 01/19/14.
Industrial parks and office buildings give way to apartments and a transmission corridor as U.S. 301 leaves Palm River Road. Photo taken 01/19/14.
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A diamond interchange joins U.S. 301 with SR 618 (LeRoy Selmon Crosstown Expressway). Pictured here is the westbound on-ramp toward downtown Tampa.
New trailblazers for the Crosstown Expressway were unveiled by the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority on July 29, 2008.1 Photo taken 10/16/07. Second photo taken 01/19/14.
The eastbound Crosstown Expressway is signed simply as the route to Interstate 75 from U.S. 301 south. There is no access to the Reversible Express Lanes to Brandon Parkway from this on-ramp. Photo taken 01/19/14.
The Crosstown Expressway continues a short distance east to Falkenburg Road before ending at a trumpet interchange with Interstate 75. Photo taken 01/19/14.
Just south of the Crosstown is the junction with SR 676 (Causeway Boulevard). Photo taken 01/19/14.
SR 676 (Causeway Boulevard) links U.S. 301 with U.S. 41 and 41 Business by Port Tampa Bay (formerly the Port of Tampa). Photo taken 01/19/14.
SR 676 totals 3.19 miles along Causeway Boulevard west. Causeway Boulevard east doubles as unsigned County Road 676 for 4.98 miles to Durant Road in Brandon. Photo taken 01/19/14.
U.S. 301 bends southeast from SR 676 toward the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 254) with Interstate 75. Photo taken 03/17/15.
A left turn takes motorists onto Interstate 75 north back to Tampa, Mango and Ocala. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 enters the unincorporated and far reaching community of Riverview south of I-75. Progress Boulevard east and Bloomingdale Avenue west come together at the next traffic light. Collectively the east-west arterial route is unsigned County Road 676A west to U.S. 41 and east to Lithia-Pinecrest Road (CR 640). Photo taken 03/17/15.
Krycul Avenue extends Duncan Road south from U.S. 301 as a cutoff to Riverview Drive west. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Balm Riverview Road branches southeast from U.S. 301 through suburban areas of Riverview to end as County Road 672 through the rural community of Balm. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Two thirds of a mile further south, U.S. 301 approaches the intersection with Gibsonton Drive west and Boyette Road east. Gibsonton Drive sees a diamond interchange (Exit 250) with I-75 just one mile to the west. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Gibsonton Drive ventures west an arterial route to U.S. 41 in the unincorporated town of Gibsonton Boyette Road extends the arterial east through south Riverview to Fishhawk Boulevard east. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 maintains six overall lanes leading south from Gibsonton Drive and Boyette Road by a number of manufactured home communities. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Symmes Road heads west under I-75 to U.S. 41 near Gibsonton while winding east through suburban development to Balm Riverview Road. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 continues as a suburban arterial beyond Symmes Road. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Rhodine Road runs east from U.S. 301 as a somewhat rural road to Shadow Lake and Boyette Road near Coleman Hammock Preserve. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Drivers pass by a reassurance marker south of Rhodine Road. More heavy development lies ahead. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Southern Point Boulevard west and Panther Trace Boulevard east provide the main entry points from U.S. 301 into adjacent large scale residential tracts by the same name. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 advances southward by the Avelar Creek development. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Expansion of U.S. 301 to six overall lanes resulted in the signalization of the intersection with Summerfield Crossing Boulevard east. The boulevard arcs southeast by big box retail to Big Bend Road. Photo taken 03/17/15.
The commercialized intersection with Big Bend Road follows along U.S. 301 south. County Road 672 lines the arterial west to Interstate 75 (Exit 246) and U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) near Adamsville. Photo taken 03/17/15.
An implied overlap takes County Road 672 east southward along U.S. 301 for 1.5 miles. The county road is vastly unsigned outside of its intersections with U.S. 41 and 301. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Additional big box retail fronts U.S. 301 south of Big Bend Road. Photo taken 03/17/15.
The first numbered junction encountered since I-75 along U.S. 301 south includes a mileage sign posted 29 miles from Bradenton and 45 miles from the conclusion of U.S. 301 at Sarasota. Photo taken 03/17/15.
County Road 672 resumes an eastward heading from U.S. 301 opposite Paseo Al Mar Boulevard, a newer subdivision entry road. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 crosses Little Bullfrog Creek before splitting with CR 672. The county road runs east from U.S. 301 to Balm-Riverview Road through Balm. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Hillsborough County Road 672 treks east from U.S. 301 as a rural route with some development extending from the route near its junction with U.S. 301. The county road lines Balm-Picnic Road east to end at County Road 39 (Plant City Picnic Road) in the rural settlement of Picnic. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 reduces from a six-lane arterial into a two-lane rural highway ahead of Bullfrog Creek. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 sees substantial development further south as it reaches the Sun City Center area. Bradenton, seat of Manatee County, is another 23 miles away. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Crossing Big Bull Frog Creek along U.S. 301 south. The original span was built in 1922. It was reconstructed in 1971. Photo taken 03/17/15.
19th Avenue NE stems west from U.S. 301 to the Cypress Creek development and northeastern reaches of Ruskin to U.S. 41. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Cape Stone Avenue spurs east to a park and ride lot and otherwise serves an adjacent Wal-Mart. Photo taken 03/17/15.
State Road 674, a 25.51-mile route to U.S. 41 in Ruskin and SR 37 in southwest Polk County, crosses paths with U.S. 301 at Sun City Center. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Sun City Boulevard carries SR 674 west as the main route through Sun City Center to Interstate 75 (Exit 240). East of U.S. 301, SR 674 transitions into a rural route through the unincorporated town of Wimauma and settlement of Fort Lonesome. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 bends southwest along the east side of both Sun City Center and Kings Point. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Palmetto appears on this mileage sign at 11 miles out. The Manatee County city is where U.S. 301 combines with U.S. 41 south to span the Manatee River. Photo taken 03/17/15.
A 1971 bridge carries U.S. 301 across the Little Manatee River. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Turning more westerly, U.S. 301 travels just east of Little Manatee River State Park ahead of Sundance development. Photo taken 03/17/15.
Lightfoot Road stems west from U.S. 301 to Sundance and Little Manatee River State Park. Photo taken 03/17/15.
U.S. 301 southbound enters rural areas of northern Manatee County ahead of the unincorporated town of Parish. Photo taken 03/17/15.

Sources:

  1. Tampa Bay Crosstown Expressway System @ Wikipedia.org.


Photo Credits:

10/16/07, 11/10/07, 01/19/14, 03/17/15, 06/28/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
Interstate 75
U.S. 92
State Road 60
State Road 574
State Road 582 - Fowler Avenue
State Road 618 - Lee Roy Selmon Expressway
State Road 674

Page Updated 06-28-2016.