Frontage roads in Pasco?

A citizen’s task force looking for traffic remedies for congested intersections of State Road 54 and State Road 56 has put together a mix of options, including a bypass consisting of parallel frontage roads. The recommendations are focused primarily on two intersections on State Road 54 at Little Road, and at U.S. 41. However, the 17-member volunteer task force also looked more broadly … [Read more...]

Solutions sought for Pasco’s congestion

A task force that will help decide the future of State Road 54 and State Road 56 has taken preliminary steps to set up a schedule and agree on a list of potential road designs meant to improve traffic along the busy corridors. The 17-member task force will serve as advisory board to the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization. It held an organizational meeting on April 20 at Rasmussen … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes buses to roll out in May

Land O’ Lakes residents can soon step aboard buses on a special circular route through the community. By May 22, Pasco County expects to begin the new route. A tentative ribbon cutting will be on May 18 at a bus stop at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The first buses would roll a few days later. The announcement came at a March 9 board meeting of the … [Read more...]

Overpass Road could be widened

Residents can review a proposal for improvements to Overpass Road at a public hearing on Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Zephyrhills, 7900 Fort King Road in Zephyrhills. Pasco County, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will host the event. Maps and related documents will be available for review. There will be a … [Read more...]

Trails master plan under review

Pasco County is mapping out its greenways, trails and blueways to preserve more of natural, wild Florida, and to give residents more opportunities for outdoor activities. Increasingly, that brings into conflict choices between public access and private property rights. Pasco County commissioners grappled with the issue at a May 17 workshop. Commissioners are searching for answers on how … [Read more...]

Task forces ready to make choices on transportation

Two task forces are grappling with critical decisions on the future of State Road 54 and State Road 56. The final meeting of the West Task Force was scheduled for March 28, after The Laker/Lutz News’ press deadline. The East Task Force is scheduled to meet on March 31 at 5:30 p.m., at Rasmussen College. Eighteen transportation alternatives for the state highway corridors are expected … [Read more...]

Scenic vistas are in U.S. 301 vision plan

Between Zephyrhills and Dade City, a ribbon of asphalt connects two cities with distinct characteristics. At either end, U.S. 301 is a gateway into two versions of small town America. Between those places, motorists are treated to scenic vistas, rolling hills and wooded valleys. “Anyone who drives it understands the uniqueness,” said James Edwards, director of Pasco County’s Metropolitan … [Read more...]

Multi-use trail being built on U.S. 301

A resurfacing project will give motorists a smoother ride along a 6-mile stretch of U.S. 301 — one of Dade City’s busiest commercial corridors. But there is a new travel lane opening for pedestrians and bicyclists, too. Work on the $12.5 million project should be finished by spring 2016. As motorists whiz past on the new asphalt, pedestrians and bicyclists can stroll or pedal along a … [Read more...]

County looking for ideas on long-range transportation plan

The elevated toll road along the State Road 54/56 corridor might be gone as a private project, but it could still be alive and well as something taxpayers would eventually have to fund. That and other projects are up for discussion when the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization makes a few stops next month around the county to talk about its long-range transportation plan for the next … [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...]