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Project Details
Work Type Railroad Crossing Replacement
Phase Construction
Limits from east of Main Street/Mitchell Road to west of Oxley Road
Project Start February 2018
Length .15 miles
Construction Cost $2.2 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2018
Contractor Cheyenne Associates, Inc.

This project will replace the railroad crossing on SR 50 from east of Main Street/Mitchell Road to west of Oxley Road in Hernando County. 

The asphalt approaches to the crossing will be replaced with concrete to better handle the truck traffic at this location.  

This $2.2 million project is expected to finish in spring of 2018.  

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Rasik Patel
Media Contact
Kris Carson
Lane Closures
  • Lane closures: 24 hours per day Sunday, February 18 through Saturday, February 24.

  • SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) Closed for New Roadway Construction and Railroad Crossing Replacement Work

    Brooksville, FL – On Monday, February 12, the Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor Cheyenne Associates began making improvements to SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) from C.R. 445 (Main Street) to west of Oxley Road in Hernando County.

    Construction activities include removing approximately 800 feet of asphalt roadway on each side of the railroad crossing and replacing with it with concrete, increasing the roadways turning radius onto Main Street and adding sidewalks. In addition, CSX Railroad will install new railroad tracks and signals.

    This section of roadway is closed for approximately 30 days, weather permitting. During this closure, motorists are not be able to cross the tracks. Through traffic is being detoured around the work zone using US 41 (Broad Street), US 98 (Jefferson Street) and SR 50A. Access to business and residential properties are being maintained. Motorists should anticipate heavier than normal volumes of traffic on all roads during this closure.

Project Files
Project Images
SR 50 Cortez Blvd Map of Detour Route
SR 50 Cortez Blvd Map of Detour Route