Exit Numbering Changes on Interstate 275 in Tampa

By now you are getting used to the new southbound lanes on Interstate 275 in Tampa from downtown Tampa to Exit 39 (FL 60 to Tampa International Airport as well as Clearwater).  The good news is that all the exits are now from the right lane as opposed to the temporary left lane exits.
With the new southbound lanes of Interstate 275 open come a couple of exit numbering changes for Dale Mabry Highway (US 92) and Himes Avenue, according to Tampa Bay Interstates, the Florida DOT’s Tampa Bay Region interstate construction page.  Here’s what the exits used to be before the reconstruction project began:
Northbound Interstate 275:
Exit 41A – Dale Mabry Highway southbound
Exit 41B – Dale Mabry Highway northbound
Southbound Interstate 275:
Exit 41C – Himes Avenue
Exit 41B – Dale Mabry Highway northbound
Exit 41A – Dale Mabry Highway southbound
Now with the circular ramps from Interstate 275 to Dale Mabry Highway gone, this changes the makeup of the Dale Mabry/Himes interchange complex on Interstate 275.  That said, here’s the exits in the new format:
Northbound Interstate 275:
Exit 41A – Dale Mabry Highway
Southbound Interstate 275:
Exit 41B – Himes Avenue
Exit 41A – Dale Mabry Highway
So, in order to exit Interstate 275 at Dale Mabry Highway, you will use the ramp at Exit 41A to proceed in either direction on Dale Mabry Highway.  Himes Avenue – which used to be Exit 41C but is now Exit 41B – is a northbound entrance and southbound exit ramp.
Dale Mabry Highway is also known as US 92, the cross Florida highway from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach that parallels and predates Interstate 4.  While Dale Mabry Highway is a north-south road, US 92 is an east-west highway explained thus:
Dale Mabry Highway northbound – US 92 eastbound
Dale Mabry Highway southbound – US 92 westbound
 
We’ll be also updating the Interstate275Florida.com Tampa pages with new pictures as soon as new signage is installed and lane configurations are in their permanent configurations.  Stay tuned!
 
 

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