This project will widen SR 50 (Cortez Blvd) from the existing four lanes to six lanes with medians (Cortez Boulevard) from west of Buck Hope Road to west of Jefferson Street in Hernando County. Bike lanes and sidewalks will also be added.
The SR 50 intersections of Buck Hope Road, US 41 (Broad Street), Main Street / Mitchell Road and Emerson Road will be rebuilt in concrete.
The median opening at Hale Avenue / Hope Hill Road will be changed to restrict left turn movements.
Right of way will be required to build these improvements.
The project is currently in design. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2026.
- There are no lane closures at this time.