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Florida State Road 589/Veterans Expressway express lanes

Upon my return to the Tampa Area I headed northward on Florida State Road 589/Veterans Expressway.  The previous year the new Veterans Expressway express lanes opened for motorist use .


The Veterans Expressway express lanes essentially serve as part of the eight lane widening of FL 589 northward to where FL 568 splits away (carrying the Veterans Expressway) towards Dale Mabry Highway/FL 597.  During my previous blog on FL 589/Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway in 2017 the express lanes were under construction.

2017 Southeast Trip Part 2; Florida State Road 589 Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway

The first express lane northward on FL 589/Veterans Expressway begins after Exit 4 at Hillsborough Avenue/FL 580.  The first express lane continues northward with access to the regular lanes being provided near Exit 9 for Gunn Highway/Hillsborough County Route 587.










The next express lane begins just before Exit 9 and continue northward to approximately Exit 13 where it empties into the regular lanes.












Exit 13 carries the remainder of the Veterans Expressway on FL 568 to Dale Mabry Highway/FL 597.  FL 589 continues northward to US Route 98 on the Suncoast Parkway.



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