Lawsuit challenges Ridge Road extension

The Sierra Club Florida Conservation has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a permit to Pasco County, to allow the construction of an extension of Ridge Road. The legal action aims to halt the project, which is a 9-mile corridor that would add an additional transportation link in the county. The extension would give another option to motorists who now … [Read more...]

County marks Ridge Road extension milestone

It was a historic day in Pasco County, as a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the upcoming construction of the Ridge Road extension. The new stretch of road will give motorists another east-west option through Pasco County, and will provide an additional evacuation route in the event of a disaster. The groundbreaking, held Jan. 13, followed a permit issued in December by the … [Read more...]

Pasco creates Ridge Road Extension website

Pasco County’s engineering service department has created a website that tracks progress of the proposed Ridge Road Extension project. The website (bit.ly/RidgeRoadProject) provides information about the history of the project, a project overview, current activities, a project fact sheet and the latest information. The road is intended to improve east-west roadway capacity and enhance … [Read more...]

Efforts continue for Ridge Road permit

The long process of winning approval for a permit to build an 8-mile extension of Ridge Road could yield a decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within 14 months or less, according to a consulting firm hired by Pasco County. The Army Corps identified one of 17 proposed routes as “the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative,” as stated in an April 27 letter to county … [Read more...]

It’s gas tax decision day Sept. 3

Pasco County commissioners are up against a self-imposed deadline Wednesday where they will have to decide how they are going to fund a needed $8 million for road construction projects in the county. And while there are really only three primary options on the table — the decision is not expected to be an easy one. County budget director Annette Stahura is set to present those three options … [Read more...]

Time to ride that bike to work

Some Pasco County employees will work to bring more attention to the benefits of biking to work when they ride their own bicycles to the job on May 16. The ride starts from the corner of Town Avenue and Starkey Boulevard at 7 a.m. It will run north on the path that runs adjacent to Starkey before turning west on DeCubellis Road, and then finally heading north to Little Road, ending at the West … [Read more...]