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Project Details
Work Type Widening
Phase Construction
Limits from 7th St. South to 7th St. North
Project Start March 8, 2023
Length 1.6 miles
Construction Cost $37.9 million
Estimated Completion Summer 2026
Contractor Cone & Graham, Inc.

This design-build project is widening US 98, also known as the Dade City Bypass, from two lanes to a four lane highway between 7th St. S and 7th St. N.

Two roundabouts will be built with the project: One will be constructed at 7th Street S and one at Old Lakeland Highway.

New traffic signals will be added at the Meridian Avenue, 7th Street N, and River Road intersections. The existing signal at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be improved.  Sidewalks will be built on both sides of the highway.

The contractor is responsible for finalizing the design plans and building the improvements. The design portion of the contract began in March 2023. Construction work began in late January 2024.

**A Virtual Public Meeting was held on this project on November 29, 2022. A copy of the presentation can be found at the video link below under Project Videos. If you would like to view a PDF version of the presentation along with the script, please click on the presentation under Project Files.


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Contact Information
Project Information
John McShaffrey
Media Contact
Kris Carson
  • US 98 (Dade City Bypass) from River Road to Meridian Avenue
    Southbound closed and detoured to 7th Street: 24 hours per day through approximately December 2024

  • Southbound US 98 Bypass traffic is detoured

    Dade City -- Southbound US 98 Bypass / US 301 is closed (began Friday night, March 1, 2024) from River Road to Meridian Avenue. The closure will be in place for approximately 10 months. Northbound US 98 Bypass / US 301 traffic will remain open to traffic. Drivers need to access properties in the closure area from northbound US 98 Bypass / US 301 or local streets.

    Detour Route: Traffic travelling southbound on US 98 / US 301 approaching the work zone is detoured south on US 98 / 7th Street through downtown Dade City. Drivers wishing to continue on southbound US 98 / US 301 or access Old Lakeland Highway can turn left onto Meridian Avenue and go east, then turn right onto southbound US 98 Bypass / US 301.  Detour Map

    To help avoid delays and bypass downtown Dade City, trucks and other large vehicles that are using southbound US 98 to continue south beyond Dade City are encouraged to take SR 50 west to southbound I-75 and return to US 98 on eastbound SR 52.

Project Files
Project Videos
Project Images
Looking north on US 98 Bypass at Meridian Avenue - southbound US 98 Bypass is closed and detoured (7-2-2024 photo)
Looking north on US 98 Bypass approaching MLK Blvd. - southbound US 98 Bypass is closed and detoured (7-2-2024 photo)
Work on the west side of the corridor where southbound US 98 Bypass is closed (7-2-2024 photo)
Work on the west side of the corridor where southbound US 98 Bypass is closed (7-2-2024 photo)
Southbound US 98 Bypass is closed north of 7th Street N (5-2-2024 photo)
Construction along the US 98 Bypass at Old Lakeland Highway (5-2-2024 photo)
Construction at the US 98 Bypass and Dick Jarrett Way (5-2-2024 photo)
Work along the US 98 Bypass approaching 7th Street S (5-2-2024 photo)
Work at the US 98 Bypass intersection at 7th Street S (5-2-2024 photo)
Site of future roundabout at US 98 Bypass / Dick Jarrett Way / Old Lakeland Highway (April 2024 photo)
Looking southeast at work along the US 98 Bypass south of MLK Blvd. (April 2024 photo)
Setting up a temporary pedestrian pathway along the US 98 Bypass (2-15-2024 photo)
Work in what will be the roundabout area at the US 98 Bypass intersection with Dick Jarrett Way and Old Lakeland Hwy (2-15-2024 photo)