Cone and Graham, Inc., on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation, began construction on the $58 million SR 56 extension from Meadow Pointe Drive to US 301 in southeastern Pasco County in February 2017.
When complete, the new four-lane road will provide another much-needed transportation connection between Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills and Interstate 75.
The new six-mile long roadway project will also include a ten-foot wide multi-use trail on the south side of the road, a five-foot sidewalk on the north side of the road and seven-foot wide bicycle lanes on the shoulders in each direction.
New signalized intersections will be built on Morris Bridge Road where the new SR 56 crosses it and on US 301 where the new SR 56 ties into it.
The new SR 56 extension is expected to be open to traffic in late 2019.
- There are no lane closures at this time.