Construction to extend State Road 56

Contractors on the State Road 56 extension are cleared to begin turning dirt. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for the roadwork on Feb. 2. The extension is considered an important project by residents, commercial interests and government officials, because it provides an important link for motorists traveling east and west across Pasco County. “I’m excited,” said Pasco … [Read more...]

New 4-lane to connect communities

Pasco County is set to receive a nearly $23 million state loan after state and local officials stitched together a deal for a four-lane extension of State Road 56 from Wiregrass Ranch to Zephyrhills. The project previously had been intended to build two lanes from Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wiregrass Ranch to U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills. Converting it to a four-lane project will boost the … [Read more...]

Loan for State Road 56 no sure thing

A state loan to build two additional lanes of an extended State Road 56 is in jeopardy, as state and county officials haggle over details of how to repay the estimated $22 million construction costs. The road project currently calls for a two-lane extension of State Road 56 from Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wiregrass Ranch to U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills. A state loan would allow a four-lane road … [Read more...]

State loan could pave way for four-lane State Road 56

The money isn’t in anyone’s bank account yet, but a state loan program might be the solution to fund the widening of State Road 56 to four lanes from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills, according to a press release from State Rep. Danny Burgess and State Sen. John Legg. The lawmakers, in consultation with the Florida Department of Transportation staffers, including Secretary Jim Boxold, are looking … [Read more...]