A new alignment of State Road 52 has opened in East Pasco, from Uradco Place to U.S. 301.
Officials from state and local governments, including David Gwynn, secretary of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 17.
Traffic was switched to the new alignment on State Road 52, from Uradco Place, east of Interstate 75 to U.S. 301, before noon on Feb. 17.
The current traffic configuration consists of one lane in each direction (westbound and eastbound) divided by a median from the beginning project limits at Uradco Place to Prospect Road. Traffic just east of Prospect Road continues in the two-lane, two-way configuration along Clinton Avenue through the end limits just west of Fort King Road. Traffic signals are operational at Mirada Boulevard, Curley Road and Prospect Road, according to FDOT.
Clinton Avenue between Pasadena Avenue and U.S. 301 is now part of the new State Road 52. Construction will continue all along the new corridor into summer 2023 to open additional lanes and complete the project later in the year. Drivers should stay within the posted speed limit and remain alert that the area is still a construction zone.
The former alignment of State Road 52 from west of Mirada Boulevard to U.S. 301 is now designated as Pasco County Road 52. To access old State Road 52 (now County Road 52), use Mirada Boulevard, Curley Road or Prospect Road.
The short section of the old alignment near the west end between Emmaus Cemetery Road and Piney Grove Baptist Church is open to local traffic only; you can access that area from new State Road 52 by using Mirada Boulevard between County Road 52 (old State Road 52) and the new alignment of State Road 52.
Published February 22, 2023