Construction crews have been working on a project that will widen and realign State Road 52, from Uradco Place to Fort King Road, in eastern Pasco County.
Between Uradco Place and Bayou Branch Canal, the existing road will be widened into a four-lane divided highway, according to a project description on the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 7 website.
Then, east of Bayou Branch Canal, the new alignment will be a four-lane divided State Road 52 — built south of the existing State Road 52 and tying into Clinton Avenue.
Then, Clinton Avenue between County Road 579 and Fort King Road will be widened into a four-lane divided road.
Clinton Avenue, between Pasadena Avenue and U.S. 301, will become part of the new State Road 52.
The section of existing State Road 52, between Bayou Branch Canal and U.S. 301, will be designated County Road 52, after the construction of the new State Road 52 is completed.
The $81.5 million project began in November 2019 and construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.
The website notes: “Daily lane closures and flagging operations are likely throughout the construction area on numerous roads including but not limited to State Road 52, Curley Road, McCabe Road, Prospect Road and Clinton Avenue. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop when necessary.”
The contractor performing the work is Superior Construction Company Southeast LLC.
Published February 16, 2022
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