Florida Opens Up New Highway in Pasco County

Feb. 22, 2023
The project should be completed in early 2024

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) opened the newest addition to the highway system in Pasco County, Florida on Friday. The first two lanes of the new State Road 52 that provides a direct route from just east of Interstate 75 to U.S. 301 at the southern tip of Dade City opened Friday afternoon to the public.

All four lanes of the $82 million project are expected to open by early 2024.

The new State Road 52 begins at Uradco Place, traveling east and connecting to Clinton Avenue in Dade City, ending at U.S. 301 near U.S. 98.

“The trucks are really kind of disruptive to the areas that (the old State Road 52) runs through. With all the warehousing and distribution coming up here (in Pasco), they need to be able to move trucks,” said David Gwynn, Florida’s regional transportation secretary.

The new road, Gwynn said, is made out of concrete, a more durable surface than asphalt that will stand up better to heavy-truck traffic.

The new route aims to relieve congestion at the current State Road 52 and Curley Road.


Source: TampaBay.com

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