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Project Details
Work Type Widening
Phase Construction
Limits from east of US 301 to the Sumter County line
Project Start November 18, 2021
Length 4.7 miles
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $41.5 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2025
Contractor Southland Construction, Inc.
About

This project will widen and reconstruct SR 50 (Cortez Blvd) from east of US 301 to the Sumter County line. The two lane roadway will be widened to a four lane roadway and a bridge will be built over the CSX railroad crossing. A 12 foot wide shared use path will be built on the south side of the roadway. 

Burwell Road will be realigned to a new intersection with SR 50 just to the east of its current location.

Construction is active and is projected to be completed in the spring of 2025.

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Contact Information
Project Information
John McShaffrey
813-975-6930
roadwork@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us
Closures
  • SR 50 (Cortez Blvd) from Ridge Manor Boulevard to Riverland Clay Sink Road
    Night periodic flagging and brief traffic stops: Sunday, December 4 through Thursday, December 8 nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    Day periodic flagging and brief traffic stops: Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    CR 575 (Burwell Road) at SR 50
    Night periodic flagging and brief traffic stops: Sunday, December 4 through Thursday, December 8 nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    Day periodic flagging and brief traffic stops: Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Files
Project Images
Box culvert construction along the new elevated roadway corridor (7/29/2022 photo)
Permanent wall construction for highway widening (7/26/2022 photo)
Temporary wall for construction (7/26/2022 photo)
Traffic shift to temporary pavement (7/26/2022 photo)
Installing drainage system (7/14/2022 photo)
Installing drainage pipes (6/29/2022 photo)
Construction of permanent retaining wall on the left and temporary retaining wall on the right along SR 50 (6/16/2022 photo)
Box culvert and retaining wall construction in a section of SR 50 widening (6/16/2022 photo)
Steel rebar for box culvert construction (6/16/2022 photo)
Storm water drainage structure installation (5/24/2022 photo)
Storm water drainage structure installation (5/24/2022 photo)
Subsoil excavation along SR 50 for roadway widening (5/18/2022 photo)
Subsoil excavation along SR 50 for roadway widening (5/18/2022 photo)
East end of traffic shift along SR 50 for roadway widening (5/18/2022 photo)
West end of traffic shift along SR 50 for roadway widening (5/16/2022 photo)
Clearing and mulching operations along SR 50 for roadway widening (5/16/2022 photo)
Barrels and concrete barriers separate traffic and work areas along SR 50 at the Burwell Road intesection (5/12/2022 photo)
Looking east along SR 50 at widening work on the south side (5/12/2022 photo)
Placing embankment for the realignment of Burwell Road at SR 50 (5/12/2022 photo)
Monitoring turbidity in the water to ensure environmental protection and compliance (4/28/2022 photo)
Installing 36" drainage pipe (4/27/2022 photo)
Cleared area on the south side of SR 50 (4/27/2022 photo)
Clearing on the south side of SR 50 with turbidity barrier installed for environmental protection (4/27/2022 photo)
Temporary barrier wall installed along Burwell Road to separate the work zone from traffic (4/27/2022 photo)
Removing subsoil to replace with better soils (4/27/2022 photo)
Placing embankment for roadway base (4/13/2022 photo)
Looking west along SR 50 at clearing for roadway widening (1/13/2022 photo)
Looking west from Burwell Road at clearing on the south side of SR 50 (1/13/2022 photo)
Installed wetland protection devices (1/13/2022 photo)
Installed silt fence for environmental protection (1/13/2022 photo)
Stockpile of concrete drainage pipe that will be installed (1/13/2022 photo)
Looking east from Burwell Road at clearing on the south side of SR 50 (1/13/2022 photo)
Clearing vegetation for a new drainage pond (1/13/2022 photo)
Looking north at clearing along Burwell Road (1/13/2022 photo)