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Project Details
Work Type Widening
Phase Construction
Limits From Windmere Rd./Bronson Blvd. to US 301 (Treiman Blvd)
Project Start October 2019
Length 5.6 miles
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $56.3 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2024
Contractor PCS Civil, Inc.
About

Two construction projects 416732-3 & 416732-4  have been combined into a single construction project. This page will serve as the source of information for the entire construction effort.  

This project will widen SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) from four to six lanes between Windmere Rd./Bronson Blvd. and US 98 (McKethan Rd.).

Between US 98 (McKethan Rd.) and US 301 (Treiman Blvd.) in Ridge Manor the existing two lane road will be widened to a four lane divided road with medians. 

The current roadway between US 98 and US 301 will become the westbound lanes and new eastbound lanes will be built approximately 64 feet south of the existing roadway.  

This project will also include improvements to pedestrian features, median openings, turn lanes and intersections.

Improvements on US 301 north and south of SR 50 are also included in this project.. 

This project is expected to finish in spring of 2024. 

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LOCAL ROAD REOPENED

Olancha Road has been reopened (on April 5, 2021) at the SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) intersection. Access to / from Olancha Road and SR 50 had been closed since January 25, 2021 to build concrete roadway on the north side of SR 50.

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Zach Stringer
352-848-2600
Zachary.Stringer@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
John McShaffrey
813-975-6930
john.mcshaffrey@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) at Windmere Road/Bronson Boulevard 
    Intermittent lane closures/flagging: Sunday, April 18 through Thursday, April 22 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) at US 98 (McKethan Rd.)
    Intermittent lane closures/flagging: Sunday, April 18 through Thursday, April 22 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • US 301 (Treiman Boulevard) from Dogwood Drive to Ridge Manor Boulevard
    Lane closures: Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

    SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) from Windmere Road/Bronson Boulevard to Kettering Road
    Lane closures: Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) from Kettering Road to east of US 301 (Treiman Blvd.)
    Lane closures: Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Files
Project Images
Looking east along SR 50 from just west of Sherman Hills Blvd. (3/31/2021 photo)
Looking east along SR 50 from east of Sherman Hills Blvd. (3/31/2021 photo)
Looking west along SR 50 at construction just east of I-75 (3/31/2021 photo)
Looking east from Olancha Road at SR 50 intersection (3/31/2021 photo)
Looking south on Olancha Road at SR 50 intersection (3/31/2021 photo)
Building forms for concrete roadway at SR 50 and Olancha Road intersection (3/31/2021 photo)
Detour map for closure of SR 50 from January 5 to 8, 2021
Detour map for closure of SR 50 between US 98 and US 301
Detour map for closure of SR 50, just east of US 301
Detour map for closure of US 301, just south of SR 50
Looking west at drainage work along the north side of SR 50, east of I-75 (7/17/20 photo)
Looking south on US 301 at work for storm water pond construction (7/17/20 photo)
Looking south on US 301 at flagging operation for storm water pond construction and earthwork (7/17/20 photo)
Eastbound lanes of SR 50 with bridge work in the median at the Withlacoochee River (7/17/20 photo)
Eastbound lanes of SR 50 with bridge work in the median at the Withlacoochee River (7/17/20 photo)
Work on  the south side of SR 50 (7/17/20 photo)
Earthwork on the south side of SR 50, east of US 301 (7/17/20 photo)
Drainage installation along the south side of SR 50 (7/17/20 photo)
Drainage pipe stockpile for installation along SR 50 (7/17/20 photo)
Work on US 301 south of SR 50 (7/17/20 photo)
Work on US 301 south of SR 50 (7/17/20 photo)
Workers control traffic for equipment crossings on US 301 south of SR 50 (7/17/2020 photo)
SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) Widening Project --- February 2020
SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) Widening Project --- February 2020
SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) Widening Project --- February 2020