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Project Details
Work Type New Roadway Project
Phase Construction
Limits Meadow Pointe Boulevard to US 301
Project Start February 2017
Length 6 miles
Construction Cost $59.1 million
Estimated Completion Late 2019
Contractor Cone & Graham, Inc.

Cone and Graham, Inc., on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation, began construction on the $59.1 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.

Public Open House Meeting Set for February 26, 2019

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Mike Kopotic
Media Contact
Kris Carson
Lane Closures
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Project Files
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August 2018
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New SR 56 bridges over the New River - May 2018
New SR 56 between US 301 and Morris Bridge - May 2018
New SR 56 at US 301 Intersection - May 2018
New SR 56 at Morris Bridge Intersection - May 2018
SR 56 at Meadow Pointe Blvd Intersection - May 2018
Roadway construction continues on the new SR 56 between Meadow Pointe Blvd in Wesley Chapel and US 301 in Zephyrhills.
Bridge over New River SR 56 3.18
bridge deck over New River SR 56 3.18
Aerial of New River bridge SR 56 3.18
SR 56 btwn MP and MB 1117
SR 56 btwn 301 MB 1117
SR 56 at meadowpt 1117
SR 56 at 301 1117
Silt Fence Installation
Future EB Lanes
Footprint of Future Roadway
Newly Constructed Medians