Florida 50 east
Florida 50 begins in the city of Weeki Wachee, overtaking Cortez Boulevard from County Road 550 at U.S. 19. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Florida 50 travels 12 miles east from Weeki Wachee to Brooksville and 77 miles to Orlando. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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Just east of the city line, SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) meets the north end of County Road 589 (Deltona Boulevard). Photos taken 03/26/18.
Deltona Boulevard represents one of two main north-south arterials through the community of Spring Hill. CR 589 follows the boulevard 5.31 miles south to Weekiwachee Prairie Lake and CR 574 (Spring Hill Drive). Photo taken 03/26/18.
Expansion of SR 50 to six lanes between U.S. 19 in Weeki Wachee and the Suncoast Parkway (SR 589) was underway from October 2012 to October 2015. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Cortez Boulevard intersects Night Walker Road north and July Avenue south at this traffic light. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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Florida 50 lines the northern boundary of the Sand Hill Scout Reservation to the signal for Oak Hill Hospital. Photos taken 03/26/18.
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Highpoint Boulevard ties into Cortez Boulevard opposite Kadri Boulevard south as the main entrance to the High Point Golf Club community. Photos taken 03/26/18.
Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) advances due east through an increasing amount of commercial development on the north side of Spring Hill. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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The succeeding traffic light along Florida 50 east joins Cortez Boulevard with the north end of Hernando County 587 (Mariner Boulevard). Photos taken 03/26/18.
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Mariner Boulevard ventures south from parallel Jacqueline Road to become CR 587 at SR 50. The county road winds 7.87 miles southward through Spring Hill to end at County Line Road (CR 578). Photos taken 03/26/18.
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Big box retail lines both sides of Florida 50 between CR 587 and CR 493 (Sunshine Grove Road). A traffic light lies midway along this stretch at Coastal Boulevard. Photos taken 03/26/18.
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Hernando County 493 leads north from Florida 50 along Sunshine Grove Road to County Road 476 (Centralia Road) at Royal Highlands. The FDOT Federal Aid Report only references the northernmost 1.51 miles, from Sorrel Street to CR 476, as a county road. Photos taken 03/26/18.
Confirming marker for SR 50 east, posted east of CR 493 and south of the Brookridge Community. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Traveling along the northeast side of Spring Hill, Florida 50 next meets the north end of Hernando County 585 (Barclay Avenue). Photo taken 03/26/18.
CR 585 (Barclay Avenue) heads south 7.09 miles to County Line Road through eastern areas of Spring Hill. Photo taken 03/26/18.
The Suncoast Parkway parallels County Road 585 just to the east between SR 50 and Pasco County. Photo taken 03/26/18.
A lane drop on SR 50 east occurs at the forthcoming ramp for SR 589 southbound. Photo taken 03/26/18.
New overheads went up for SR 50 east to SR 589 south as part of the six-laning of Cortez Boulevard between U.S. 19 and the Suncoast Parkway. A diamond interchange joins the two roads in one half mile. Photo taken 03/26/18.
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The Suncoast Trail, a multi-use path parallel to SR 589 through both Hernando and Pasco Counties, elevates to pass over Cortez Boulevard as Florida 50 reaches the southbound ramp to Tampa. Photos taken 03/26/18.
Motorists joining SR 589 south reach New Port Richey in 29 miles and Tampa in 48 miles (via SR 60 east and I-275 north). Photo taken 03/26/18.
A left turn takes motorists from Florida 50 east onto the Suncoast Parkway north to U.S. 98 near the Citrus County line. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Presently the Suncoast Parkway ends 10.7 miles away at a half diamond interchange with U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard). A four-year project started in February 2018 builds Suncoast Parkway 2, an extension of the toll road north to SR 44 in Citrus County. Photo taken 02/15/14.
SR 50 curves northward and splits with Wiscon Road (CR 570) immediately east of SR 589. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Wiscon Road branches east from Cortez Boulevard to Wiscon and U.S. 41 in south Brooksville. Hernando County 570 follows all 4.2 miles of Wiscon Road. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Fort Dade Avenue angles northeast from Wiscon Road to become County Road 484 at Florida 50. The route continues to County Road 491 (Citrus Way), which heads north to Lecanto in Citrus County. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Hernando County 484 loops north from SR 50 as part of a 12.63 mile alignment east through Brooksville. The county road concludes a half mile south of SR 50 at Wiscon Road (CR 570). Photo taken 02/09/14.
SR 50 meets the north end of County Road 583 (California Street) as Cortez Boulevard turns eastward again. Photo taken 02/09/14.
A 4.19-mile route, Hernando County 583 follows all of California Street south to Wiscon and Spring Hill Drive (CR 574) at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV). Photo taken 02/09/14.
SR 50 curves northward again on the approach to Brooksville and SR 50A (Jefferson Street) east and County Road 485 (Cobb Road) north. Cortez Boulevard veers southward to bypass Brooksville with SR 50A acting as a business loop to Downtown. Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 98 travels to Brooksville from Sugarwood Mills in Citrus County to the northwest. Hernando County 485 (Cobb Road) provides a direct route to U.S. 98 north from Florida 50 east for interests to Crystal River. Motorists bound for U.S. 98 south are directed to remain on Florida 50 and bypass Downtown Brooksville. Photo taken 06/05/04.
Florida 50 splits with Florida 50A (Jefferson Avenue) to follow an older alignment of Florida 50 through Downtown Brooksville. Hernando County 485 (Cobb Road) begins at the same intersection and travels 4.45 miles north to U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard). Photo taken 06/05/04.
Eastbound mileage sign posted on the Brooksville bypass section of Florida 50. Ridge Manor lies 17 miles to the east. Orlando is another 51 miles beyond the split with U.S. 98 south. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Buck Hope Road ties into Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) at a retail area surrounding the forthcoming junction with U.S. 41 (Broad Street). Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 41 (Broad Street) enters Brooksville from Masaryktown near the Pasco County line. Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 41 north provides another route to Downtown Brooksville from Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) east. The US highway carries six overall lanes along this stretch as the main commercial strip for the county seat. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Trailblazers direct motorists bound for U.S. 98 onto U.S. 41 north for Citrus County and SR 50 east for Ridge Manor. U.S. 41 and 98 share a brief overlap through Downtown. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Additional retail lines the south side of Florida 50 as Cortez Boulevard leads away from U.S. 41 (Broad Street). Photo taken 02/09/14.
Ridge Manor is one mile closer while Orlando is two miles closer on this mileage sign as compared to the one posted south of SR 50A (Jefferson Street). Photo taken 02/09/14.
Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) exits the Brooksville city limits ahead of the traffic light with County Road 445 (Main Street) north and Mitchell Road south. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Main Street leads due north to the Hernando County Courthouse. CR 445 follows Main as an unsigned route to Howell Avenue; Howell Avenue completes the 3.15 mile route to U.S. 41 on the north side of Brooksville. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Mitchell Road extends south from the end of CR 445 (Main Street) to County Road 581 (Emerson Road). Photo taken 02/09/14.
Florida 50 crosses a CSX Railroad at-grade just east of Main Street and west of this shield assembly. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Next in line for eastbound motorists on Cortez Boulevard is Hernando County 581 (Emerson Road). Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 581 ends a half mile to the north at U.S. 98 & SR 50A (Jefferson Street) while leading south to Darby and SR 52 in Pasco County. Photo taken 02/09/14.
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Mileage sign posted after County Road 541 (Spring Lake Highway) south and 484 (Mondhill Hill Road) west. The unincorporated community of Ridge Manor lies seven miles ahead. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Reassurance markers for U.S. 98 south & Florida 50 east posted along Cortez Boulevard by the Hill 'N Dale community. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Four miles further east, U.S. 98 & Florida 50 approach a diamond interchange with Interstate 75. Construction through fall 2019 upgrades this exchange into a single point urban interchange (SPUI) Photo taken 02/09/14.
Interstate 75 angles southwest across ranch land from U.S. 98 & Florida 50 south into Pasco County to San Antonio and Land O' Lakes. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Drivers bound for Interstate 75 south to Tampa depart U.S. 98 & Florida 50 east. I-75 partitions with I-275 south to St. Petersburg in 27 miles. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Passing under I-75, U.S. 98 south & Florida 50 east reach the northbound ramp for Ocala, Gainesville and Lake City. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Windmere Road south and Bronson Boulevard north come together at a traffic light just east of Interstate 75. Windmere Road provides one of two access roads to the Sherman Hills golf course community to the north. Photo taken 02/25/17.
Continuing beyond Windmere Road and I-75, U.S. 98 & Florida 50 partition at Ridge Manor for Lakeland and Orlando respectively. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Croom Rital Road stems north from U.S. 98 & Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) to Withlacoochee State Forest and the Croom Wildlife Management Area. Kettering Road spurs south from the intersection to a Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Withlacoochee State Trail spans U.S. 98 & Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) just east of Croom Rital Road. The multi-use path is a linear state park stretching 46 miles from Citrus Springs to Trilby. It replaced a Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which was abandoned by CSX in 1987 and purchased by the state in 1989.1 Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 98 south & Florida 50 east enter the Ridge Manor, which consists of a street grid network of mostly unpaved roads to the north and more conventional subdivisions to the south. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Drivers next span the Withlacoochee River as U.S. 98 & Florida 50 curve southeast into Ridge Manor. The 141 mile waterway flows west from Green Swamp near Polk City into the Gulf of Mexico by Yankeetown. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Ridge Manor Boulevard (the former alignment of State Road 50), crosses U.S. 98 & SR 50 ahead of this shield assembly. Cortez Boulevard bypassed this stretch of roadway. Photo taken 02/25/17.
U.S. 98 parts ways with Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) for McKethan Road south to Lakeland. Olancha Road, the former alignment of SR 23, ties in from the north. Photo taken 02/25/17.
Florida 50 remains eastward through Ridge Manor to Groveland while U.S. 98 turns south to Trilby and a merge with U.S. 301 to Dade City. Photo taken 02/25/17.
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SR 50 narrows to two lanes just beyond U.S. 98. The next four-lane section lies 21 miles ahead at SR 33 in Mascotte. Photo taken 02/25/17.
A mostly rural drive along SR 50 east takes motorists 24 miles to the city of Groveland. Orlando is over an hour away. Photo taken 02/25/17.
1.5 miles east of the partition with U.S. 98 south, Florida 50 intersects U.S. 301 (Treiman Boulevard). Photo taken 02/25/17.
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U.S. 301 heads north to The Villages and Bushnell and south to its merge with U.S. 98 and Dade City. Photos taken 02/25/17.
Florida 50 advances east from U.S. 301 and Ridge Manor across a swath of ranch land to an at-grade crossing of the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 02/25/17.
Hernando County 575 (Burwell Road) winds two miles north from the Pasco County line to end at Florida 50 just east of the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 02/20/17.
South into Pasco County, CR 575 becomes SR 575 as it arcs west to the rural communities of Lacoochee and Trilby. Photo taken 02/25/17.
Collectively Hernando County 575, Florida 575, and Pasco County 575 travel 11 miles southwest along a rural course to Pasco County 41 (Blanton Road). Photo taken 02/20/17.
Cortez Boulevard traverses areas of Withlacoochee State Forest and Richloam Wildlife Management Area to the Hernando County line. Photo taken 10/19/17.
SR 50 makes a gradual northeasterly turn ahead of the Little Withlacoochee River and Sumter County line. Photo taken 02/25/17.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 06/05/04 by Justin Cozart.
  • 02/09/14 by AARoads.
  • 02/15/14 by AARoads.
  • 02/20/17 by AARoads.
  • 02/25/17 by AARoads.
  • 10/19/17 by AARoads.
  • 03/26/18 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 75
U.S. 41
U.S. 98
U.S. 301
Florida 575 / County Road 575
Florida 589 - Veterans Expwy / Suncoast Pkwy
County Road 581
Hernando County 583 - California Street
Hernando County 587 - Mariner Boulevard
Hernando County 589 - Deltona Boulevard

Page Updated 03-27-2018.