U.S. Route 92

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U.S. Highway 92 marker

U.S. Highway 92
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 181.363 mi[2][3] (291.875 km)
Existed: 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 595 / SR 687 in St. Petersburg
  I‑275 in Tampa
US 98 in Lakeland
US 192 in Kissimmee
US 441 / SR 50 in Orlando
East end: SR A1A in Daytona Beach
Location
Counties: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Volusia
Highway system
SR 91 SR 93
SR 599 Florida 600.svg SR 607

U.S. Route 92 is a 181 miles (291 km) intrastate U.S. Route in the U.S. state of Florida. The western terminus is at SR 595 and SR 687 in downtown St. Petersburg. The eastern terminus is at SR A1A in Daytona Beach. Except in St. Petersburg and Lakeland, US 92 is inventoried as unsigned State Road 600.

Route description[edit]

US 92 is concurrent with SR 687 from downtown St. Petersburg to SR 600, SR 686 and SR 694 at the west end of the Gandy Causeway; unsigned SR 600 from the west end of the Gandy Causeway to west of downtown Lakeland; unsigned State Road 517 west of downtown Lakeland; SR 546 from west of downtown Lakeland to east of downtown Lakeland; and unsigned State Road 600 from east of downtown Lakeland to Daytona Beach.

Tampa Bay Area[edit]

US 92 begins along State Road 687 at the intersection of SR 595 in St. Petersburg. The road continues north along SR 687 until it reaches the eastern termini of State Road 686 and State Road 694, where it turns right on Gandy Boulevard (State Road 600) before crossing the Gandy Bridge into Tampa.

After crossing the Gandy Bridge, US 92 intersects West Shore Boulevard and runs east along Gandy Boulevard until it reaches Dale Mabry Highway at the first interchange with the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway where it turns north. State Road 685 branches to the northeast at Henderson Boulevard. The next major intersections are Kennedy Boulevard (SR 60), then Interstate 275 (Florida) at Exits 41 A-B. In between SR 616 and SR 574, US 92 passes George M. Steinbrenner Field and Raymond James Stadium. A parclo interchange with Hillsborough Avenue takes US 92 from Dale Mabry to Hillsborough Avenue and State Road 580 from Hillsborough Avenue to Dale Mabry Highway. US 92 crosses two parallel bridges over the Hillsborough River, then intersects with BUS US 41, I-275 again at Exits 47 A-B, then intersects northbound U.S. Route 41 and SR 45, where US 41 and 92 overlap each other. One other major intersection exists with SR 585 before US 41 turns southbound as the concurrency ends. After SR 583, the road becomes part of the collective-distributor roads along Interstate 4 west and east of the parclo interchange with U.S. Route 301. The east end of the interchange contains a stub for a proposed west-to-northbound ramp to 301 at the westbound flyover. Aceess to Interstate 75 is only available eastbound from I-4. Three other local roads that cross US 92 access I-4 before State Roads 566, 39A (Alexander Road), 39, 574, and 533 in Plant City.

Older US 17/92 shields in Lake Alfred

US 92 and U.S. Highway 17 join at the south end of Lake Alfred in Polk County. State Road 600 carries US 92 from Auburndale, while State Road 555 takes US 17 from the south via Winter Haven. County Road 555 soon splits to the north along the old road through Lake Alfred, while US 17/92 runs one block east on Lake Shore Way. County Road 557 begins at Haines Boulevard, where it heads west for a block to CR 555, and then turns north towards Interstate 4; just past CR 557, US 17/92 turns east towards Haines City. It enters downtown Haines City on Hinson Avenue after crossing under U.S. Highway 27 at a cloverleaf, meeting the north end of State Road 17 before turning north on 17th Street. It soon meets County Road 580, which runs east to Poinciana. In Davenport, US 92 meets County Road 547, which heads west to U.S. Highway 27 and north along old US 17/92. US 92 then intersects with Ronald Reagan Parkway (County Road 54) at Loughman.

Orlando area[edit]

After crossing into Osceola County, US 92 picks up the Orange Blossom Trail name. Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) takes US 92 east and north through Kissimmee and into Orlando. The OBT name temporarily ends at Pleasant Hill Road (former State Road 531) in southern Kissimmee, where US 92 uses John Young Parkway (formerly Bermuda Avenue) to Vine Street (U.S. Highway 192/SR 530). (US 92 ran through downtown Kissimmee on Emmett Street, Broadway and Main Street until ca. 2000.) It turns east there on US 192, turning north at Main Street, which becomes OBT at the north city limits. U.S. Highway 441 (along with State Road 500) joins US 92 at US 192 - thus OBT carries US 17, US 92 and US 441, as well as unsigned SR 500 and SR 600, from Kissimmee to Orlando.

Orange Blossom Trail bypasses downtown Orlando to the west, meeting State Road 50 (Colonial Drive) northwest of downtown. At SR 50, US 92 turns east, while US 441 continues northwest on OBT towards Apopka. US 92, concurrent with SR 50 (and SR 600), meets the south end of Edgewater Drive and crosses Interstate 4 (SR 400) and State Road 527 (Orange Avenue and Magnolia Avenue) before meeting Mills Avenue (State Road 15), where US 92 turns north.

Mills Avenue carries State Road 15 on both sides of State Road 50, but is only signed as such to the south, as, north of SR 50, it carries US 92 (and unsigned SR 600). It crosses Lake Estelle on the Andrews Causeway before reaching the border between Orlando and Winter Park.

In Winter Park, US 92's name changes to Orlando Avenue. It crosses State Road 527 (Orange Avenue) and State Road 426 (Fairbanks Avenue) and meets the east end of State Road 423 (Lee Road) while bypassing downtown Winter Park to the west. Shortly after crossing into Maitland, it passes under CSX Transportation's "A" Line, and the old road through downtown Winter Park — Park Avenue — merges in from the southeast. US 92 meets the east end of County Road 438A (Lake Avenue), which heads west to Eatonville, and then splits from the old alignment - County Road 427 - near downtown Maitland. It crosses Horatio Avenue (former County Road 436A) and meets the east end of State Road 414 (Maitland Boulevard) before crossing into Seminole County.

In Seminole County, the redevelopment of the 17-92 Community Redevelopment Area is handled by the US 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency, a component unit of the County government.

In Seminole County, US 92 is a main commercial strip as it heads through Casselberry (where it crosses State Road 436 - Semoran Boulevard) and Longwood (where it crosses State Road 434). North of Longwood it meets the north end of State Road 419 and crosses County Road 427 (the old alignment). Lake Mary Boulevard, Airport Boulevard and State Road 417 cross US 92 in southern Sanford, and it meets the west end of County Road 427A. At 25th Street, southwest of downtown Sanford, State Road 46 comes in from the east and turns north for a concurrency near downtown; County Road 46A heads west on 25th Street. 13th Street marks the west end of County Road 415, and at 1st Street SR 46 turns west. Several blocks north of 1st Street, US 17/92 turns west along the south shore of Lake Monroe (part of the St. Johns River). Just before crossing the river into Volusia County at the west end of the lake, US 92 meets the north end of County Road 15 (once a branch of State Road 15, which runs unsigned with US 92 and SR 600 here) and crosses under Interstate 4 (SR 400) at the end of its own bridge across the river (the St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge).

A sign for U.S. Route 92 on Ridgewood Ave. in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach[edit]

After crossing the St. Johns River via the Lake Monroe Bridge, US 92 continues north into Volusia County, meeting the west ends of County Road 4162 (in DeBary), County Road 4146, and County Road 4145 (in Orange City). North of Orange City is a trumpet interchange with State Road 472, a four-lane connection to Interstate 4. US 92 then crosses County Road 4116 and meets the south end of State Road 15A, a western bypass of DeLand. US 92 passes through downtown DeLand on Woodland Boulevard, crossing State Road 44 at New York Avenue. The intersection of US 92 and SR 44 does not allow any turns — right or left — and so adjacent city streets are marked for those turns. In northern DeLand, U.S. Highway 92 (SR 600) splits to the east on International Speedway Boulevard, while U.S. Highway 17 (SR 15) continues north. To the west of the split, International Speedway Boulevard is County Road 92, a short connection to State Road 15A that allows traffic on US 92 to bypass downtown DeLand. SR 15A itself rejoins US 17 north of DeLand. From DeLand to its terminus in Daytona Beach, US 92 carries the local name, International Speedway Boulevard, as the highway passes by the Daytona International Speedway. US 92 passes by other landmarks such as Daytona Beach International Airport and Volusia Mall. US 92 spans the Halifax River and Intracoastal Waterway via the Broadway Bridge before reaching its eastern terminus at SR A1A.

History[edit]

A US 92 shield used in Florida prior to 1993

US 92 was in the original 1926 plan, connecting Tampa (concurrent with US 41) to US 1 in Daytona Beach. It had been the Dixie Highway Tampa-St. Petersburg Loop from Plant City to Haines City, the West Mainline from Haines City to Orlando, and the East Florida Connector from Orlando to DeLand.

US 92 was signed along the following roads in 1927:

  • SR 17 from Tampa to Haines City
  • SR 2 from Haines City to Orlando
  • SR 3 from Orlando to DeLand
  • SR 21 from DeLand to Daytona Beach

When the bypass of downtown Tampa on SR 17 (Hillsborough Avenue) opened in the early 1930s, US 92 and US 41 were rerouted to use it. US 92 turned south from the new road where US 41 turned north, at Nebraska Avenue (former SR 5, probably then a spur of SR 5), and continued to end in downtown Tampa.

A 1942 map shows US 92 extended west along SR 17 and SR 229 to end at US 19 in Dunedin; it was soon truncated back to Tampa.

In the 1945 renumbering, the whole route of US 92 was numbered SR 600, except for the section south to downtown Tampa, which was SR 45. It was extended west and south to downtown St. Petersburg along SR 600 and SR 687 in 1953.

In 1961, US 92 was moved to bypass downtown Lakeland, along SR 517 and SR 546. The old route was signed as Business US 92 until 1998.

In 2006, US 92 (along with US 17) was re-signed to bypass downtown Kissimmee, moving it to US 192 from John Young Parkway to US 441.

The route was extended east across the Intracoastal Waterway and the Halifax River in 1947, after the Broadway Bridge was reconstructed and opened.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Pinellas St. Petersburg 0.000 0.000 SR 595 north (5th Avenue North) / SR 687 south (4th Street North) west end of SR 687 overlap
0.996 1.603 To I‑275 / 22nd Avenue North
2.008 3.232 To I‑275 / 38th Avenue North (CR 184)
3.002 4.831 To I‑275 / 54th Avenue North (CR 202)
3.508 5.646 62nd Avenue North (CR 216)
4.821 7.759 83rd Avenue North (CR 823)
5.998 9.653 SR 686 west (Roosevelt Boulevard) / SR 687 north (4th Street North) / SR 694 west (Gandy Boulevard) to I‑275 – Pinellas Park east end of SR 687 overlap; west end of SR 600 overlap
6.948 11.182 San Martin Boulevard (CR 823 south) - Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center
Old Tampa Bay 10.7 17.2 Gandy Bridge
Hillsborough Tampa 13.033 20.975 Westshore Boulevard (CR 587)
14.191 22.838 SR 618 east (Selmon Expressway) to I‑75 – Brandon, Downtown Tampa SR 618 exit 1; no access from US 92 west to SR 618 east
14.285 22.989 SR 573 south (Dale Mabry Highway) – MacDill AFB
17.052 27.443 SR 685 north (Henderson Boulevard) no left turn westbound
17.806 28.656 SR 60 (West Kennedy Boulevard) – Tampa, Clearwater
18.50 29.77 I‑275 (SR 93) to I‑4 – Ocala, Orlando, St. Petersburg I-275 exit 41
19.318 31.089 SR 616 west (West Columbus Drive) – Tampa International Airport, Clearwater
20.335 32.726 SR 574 east (West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
21.31[3] 34.30 SR 580 (Hillsborough Avenue / Dale Mabry Highway) to SR 589 – Land O' Lakes, Oldsmar interchange
23.696 38.135 Hillsborough Avenue Bridge over Hillsborough River
24.077 38.748
US 41 Bus. (North Florida Avenue / SR 685)
24.43 39.32 I‑275 (SR 93) to I‑4 – St. Petersburg, Ocala I-275 exit 47
24.582 39.561 US 41 north / SR 45 south (Nebraska Avenue) – Lutz west end of US 41 overlap
25.584 41.173 SR 585 south (North 22nd Street) – Ybor City Historic District
26.849 43.209 US 41 south (40th Street / SR 599) – Gibsonton east end of US 41 overlap
  28.104 45.229 SR 583 (56th Street) – Temple Terrace, Busch Gardens, Gibsonton
  30.32 48.80 I‑4 (SR 400) / US 301 (SR 41 north / SR 43 south) to I‑75 – Riverview, Zephyrhills, Orlando, Tampa, State Fairgrounds, Tampa Executive Airport I-4 exit 7
Kennedy Hill 33.759 54.330 CR 579 to I‑4 – Thonotosassa, Mango
  37.438 60.251 To I‑4 / McIntosh Road
  41.019 66.014 To I‑4 / Branch Forbes Road / North Forbes Road
  41.746 67.184 Turkey Creek Road (CR 574B south) - Airport
Plant City 43.657 70.259 SR 566 north (Thonotosassa Road) to I‑4
44.071 70.925 SR 39A (Alexander Street) to I‑4 / SR 39 south
44.242 71.201 Reynolds Street (SR 574 west) eastbound access only
44.882 72.231
SR 39 north / SR 39 Truck south (Wheeler Street) to I‑4 – Zephyrhills
west end of SR 39 overlap
44.984 72.395 SR 39 south (Collins Street) – Historic District east end of SR 39 overlap
46.134 74.245 SR 553 north (Park Road / CR 574A south) to I‑4 / SR 39
Hillsborough
Polk
Plant City
Lakeland
49.204 79.186 To I‑4 / SR 570 (Polk Parkway) / County Line Road
Polk Lakeland 50.239 80.852 To SR 570 east / Clark Road
51.494 82.872 SR 572 east (Airport Road) / CR 542A north (Galloway Road) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Airport
53.335 85.834 George Jenkins Boulevard (SR 600 east) east end of SR 600 overlap; west end of SR 517 overlap
  54.247 87.302 SR 546 west (Memorial Boulevard) to I‑4 east end of SR 517 overlap; west end of SR 546 overlap
Lakeland 55.754 89.727 Lincoln Avenue to SR 539
56.010 90.139 SR 563 south (Martin L. King Jr. Avenue) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway)
56.255 90.534 US 98 (Florida Avenue / SR 35 / SR 700 north) to SR 37 / I‑4 east west end of SR 700 overlap
56.444 90.838 SR 33 (Massachusetts Avenue / Lakeland Hills Boulevard) – Marchant Stadium, Polk City
57.259 92.149 To SR 570 (Polk Parkway) / Lake Parker Avenue (SR 700 south) – Bartow east end of SR 700 overlap; former US 98 south
58.298 93.822 East Gary Road (SR 600 west) east end of SR 546 overlap; west end of SR 600 overlap
  59.344 95.505 SR 659 (Combee Road) to I‑4
Auburndale 63.893 102.826 SR 570 (Polk Parkway) – Orlando, Tampa SR 570 exit 17
64.953 104.532 CR 655 north (Berkley Road)
65.214 104.952 SR 655 south (Recker Highway)
66.799 107.503 SR 559 (Main Street) to I‑4 – Polk City, Downtown Auburndale
67.158 108.080 SR 544 east (Havendale Boulevard) – Winter Haven, Legoland
Lake Alfred 70.488 113.439 US 17 south (SR 555) – Winter Haven, Bartow west end of US 17 overlap
see US 17 (mile 88.772-177.533) and US 441 (mile 229.899-247.086)
Volusia DeLand 159.249 256.286 US 17 north (Woodland Boulevard / SR 15) / CR 92 west (International Speedway Boulevard) to SR 11 – DeLeon Springs, truck bypass to US 17 south / US 92 west / SR 44 west / SR 15A east end of US 17 / SR 15 overlap
161.882 260.524 CR 4101 south (Kepler Road)
Daytona Beach 172.6 277.8 I‑4 west (SR 400) – Orlando westbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-4 exit 129
173.242 278.806 LPGA Boulevard (CR 4019 north) - Holly Hill, Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium
174.831 281.363 CR 415 south (Tomoka Farms Road)
175.18 281.92 I‑95 (SR 9) – Miami, Jacksonville I-95 exit 261
175.962 283.183 CR 4009 (Williamson Boulevard) – Daytona Beach Kennel Club
177.337 285.396 Midway Avenue - International Airport
177.933 286.355 SR 483 (Clyde Morris Boulevard) – Embry-Riddle University
178.864 287.854 SR 5A (Nova Road) – Museum
180.015 289.706 US 1 (Ridgewood Avenue / SR 5) – Holly Hill, South Daytona
180.56 290.58 Broadway Bridge over Halifax River (Intracoastal Waterway)
181.070 291.404 SR 441 south (Peninsula Drive)
181.363 291.875 SR A1A (Atlantic Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Lakeland alternate route[edit]


U.S. Highway 92 Alternate
Location: Lakeland, FloridaSaddle Creek

U.S. Business Route 92 in Lakeland, Florida was an alternate route that ran from Lakeland to nearby Saddle Creek.


Lakeland business route[edit]


U.S. Highway 92 Business
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Existed: 1961–1999

U.S. Business Route 92 in Lakeland, Florida was a 4.2 miles (6.8 km) business route designed to keep trucks from entering Downtown Lakeland that followed State Road 600 between 1961 and 1998. The route began where US 92 turned north onto SR 517. It runs along George Jenkins Boulevard, then makes a sharp southeast turn along Sloan Avenue, while George Jenkins Boulevard becomes SR 548. Sloan Avenue becomes a divided highway between the 12-foot-6-inch (3.81 m) bridge beneath the CSX line, only to emerge at the intersection of West Main Street where it turns east. The road's major intersections include a partial interchange with SR 563, and then SR 37, where West Main Street becomes East Main Street. The road makes a brief left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue in front of Lake Mirror for one block, then turns right at the end of Cedar Street where it runs along the north shore of Lake Mirror passing by Lakeland Amtrak Station. East Main makes a sharp right turn to the south before the intersection of Rose Street, then turns east again at the intersection of East Lake Street. From there it has an intersection with US 98(SR 548), and after Lake Parker Avenue makes a north turn onto Tyler Road. The road crosses under the CSX line again, this time beneath a 13-foot-6-inch (4.11 m) two-lane undivided bridge, and then curves onto East Gary Road, where it runs east until finally ending at US 92 along the south shore of Lake Parker. FDOT maps still show US Bus 92 as an existing route.[4]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 02:55, 4 July 2006 (UTC).
  2. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed January 2014
  3. ^ a b FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014
  4. ^ FDOT Map of Polk County (including US Bus 92 - Lakeland)