Florida State Road 568 Article

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State Road 568 marker

State Road 568
Veterans Expressway
Route information
Maintained by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Length3.036 mi [1] (4.886 km)
Existed1994 (opened); 2001 (as SR 568)–present
Major junctions
West end SR 589 near Citrus Park
East end SR 597 near Lutz
Location
Counties Hillsborough
Highway system
SR 566 SR 569

State Road 568 (SR 568) is a short stub of the Veterans Expressway ( SR 589) north of Tampa. The road was built in 1994, but was reassigned as SR 568 in 2001 when SR 589 moved to the new Suncoast Parkway. It connects the aforementioned SR 589 to SR 597. Toll Road 568 is on the segment of the Veterans Expressway that was intended to be extended to Lutz, Florida in the vicinity of the northern interchange with I-75 and I-275. [2] [3]

Route description

SR 568 begins at Exit 13 on the Veterans Expressway northbound, where the main expressway northbound becomes the Suncoast Parkway. The road heads east as a four lane expressway, ending at its lone interchange at a traffic signal at SR 597. There is no access to the Suncoast Parkway from SR 568 or vice versa; motorists heading west on SR 568 will be heading south on the Veterans Expressway. Despite having no tolls on the spur, those using the road will have to pay a toll on the Veterans Expressway. [3] [4] [5]

History

The road was built as a part of the Veterans Expressway, and opened in 1994. The road was planned to extend eastward to Lutz and I-275, however, local opposition has cancelled the East-West Road. When the Suncoast Parkway was opened in 2001 as a de facto extension of the Veterans Expressway, the resulting three mile spur was reassigned as SR 568. [6]

Exit list

The entire route is in Hillsborough County.

Locationmi [1]kmDestinationsNotes
Northdale0.0000.000 SR 589 south (Veterans Expressway) – Clearwater, St. PetersburgSR 589 exit 13 northbound
Cheval3.0364.886 SR 597 ( Dale Mabry Highway) – Tampa, Lutz
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b "Florida Department of Transportation Interchange Report" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008-11-24. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  2. ^ Florida's Turnpike - System Description - Toll 589 - The Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway Archived 2010-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway
  4. ^ Google (2010-05-09). "overview map of Veterans Expressway Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  5. ^ Google (2010-05-09). "overview map of Veterans Expressway Spur West" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  6. ^ Veterans Expressway System Retrieved 12 April 2010

External links

Route map:

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