The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study along a portion of SR 50 in Hernando County. This PD&E study focuses on a segment of SR 50 from the Brooksville Bypass/SR 50A/East Jefferson street to I-75 – a distance of approximately 8.2 miles.
SR 50 is a major east-west corridor in Hernando County, connecting to numerous regionally significant corridors, including US 19, Suncoast Parkway, US 41, I-75, and US 301. SR 50 is a hurricane evacuation route, a designated truck route, and is part of the state’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS).
In an effort to improve mobility and enhance safety within the corridor, several alternatives will be developed; including options for widening this portion of SR 50 from four to six lanes and adding features such as sidewalks and bike lanes.