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Old 12-31-2007, 11:28 PM
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Dale Mabry is, obviously, a North/South Street.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:53 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Originally Posted by randian View Post
Dale Mabry is, obviously, a North/South Street.
Outstanding question. I only visit Tampa now, but when I do, I attend an occasional Buc game and usually have that same exact question when exiting --

Go Bucs.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:33 AM
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It is very confusing if you don't know your way around town. It can even be dangerous if people start to hesitate because of this confusing way the directing are showed.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:40 AM
Location: South Tampa
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That's been a subject of much discussion over the years and it's obviously one of the more confusing sign markings in the bay area.

If my memory serves correctly the E/W designation is for Hwy 92 (which is Dale Mabry at that point) which is and east/west route, although Dale Mabry Hwy is a north/south street.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:03 AM
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Tony is right on.. although I always chuckle when I see that.. how confusing can that be if someone tells you they are on S. Dale Mabry which way do you go if you don't know the area?

I think at one point they talked about changing it, but I guess it was just talk.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:39 AM
Location: Earth
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I was giving directions to someone over the phone while she was driving and said she was on Hillsborough Ave. and approaching Dale Mabry. I almost didn't beleive her when she said the options were East or West. I guess "West" is the direction to go North.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:03 AM
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Dale Mabry Hwy from Hillsborough Ave to Gandy Blvd is also known as Hwy 92.
Hwy 92 runs east and west.
The signs on I-275 depict Hwy 92 East/West and then underneath it states Dale Mabry Northbound/Southbound.
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