Wesley Chapel Boulevard expansion plans progress

A construction time frame has been set for Pasco County’s plans to widen Wesley Chapel Boulevard to six lanes. The expansion of the road — also known as County Road 54 – will be broken into two projects. The first project begins just north of the road’s intersection with State Road 56 and extends to the north of its intersection with Magnolia Boulevard. The second project extends from … [Read more...]

Development coming by Lexington Oaks

New development is headed to vacant land fronting the Lexington Oaks subdivision. The Pasco County Commission approved a change to the county’s comprehensive land use plan, and a zoning amendment, to allow for the development of a residential and commercial project at Lexington Oaks Boulevard and Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The boulevard is within the wider Wesley Chapel area, at the epicenter … [Read more...]

Traffic relief coming to I-75 and State Road 56

Motorists stuck in long lines of traffic at the Interstate 75 and State Road 56 interchange could get relief sooner rather than later. It will come in the form of a new interchange known as a diverging diamond – a design gaining popularity nationally as a solution to traffic jams at major crossroads. The Florida Department of Transportation is moving the approximately $18.5 million road … [Read more...]

Amici Pizza plans stand-alone location

Owners of Amici Pizza & Deli are planning to build a new stand-alone restaurant, with additional retail space, on Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The new restaurant is a short distance from the existing Amici restaurant in Grand Oaks Square, at Wesley Chapel and Pet Lane. Andrea and Josephine Mannino, are heading toward a construction start of Amici Plaza in spring with an opening likely by the … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel Boulevard workshop set

New growth in and around the intersections of State Road 56, County Road 54 and Interstate 75 is generating traffic jams. The developments just keep coming. Tampa Premium Outlets opened in October. Culver’s and Cheddar’s Casual Café – are under construction. Site plans are filed, or on the way, for additional retail, hotels and offices as part of Cypress Creek Town … [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...]