Located wholly within Pasco County, SR 52 is an increasingly suburban and commuter route joining Bayonet Point and coastal communities along U.S. 19 with I-75 and Dade City. The western extent of the state road is six lanes wide with commercial frontage. East of Suncoast Parkway (SR 589), SR 52 narrows into a two lane rural highway, with separate projects planned or underway to expand the remainder of the route east to Dade City. SR 52 travels 33.40 miles overall between U.S. 19 and U.S. 98-301.
Florida 52 Highway Guides
Construction anticipated for 2019 (project 256323-1-52-01) will expand SR 52 from two to six lanes east from the Suncoast Parkway to a realigned intersection with U.S. 41. Subsequent widening (project 256334-1-52-01) will upgrade SR 52 to a four-lane, divided highway 8.5 miles east from U.S. 41 to CR 581 (Bellamy Brothers Road).
Costing $12.6 million, project 256243-2-52-01 expands 1.5 miles of SR 52 east from CR 581 (Bellamy Brothers Road) to Old Pasco Road. Started on November 28, 2016, work here runs through late 2018. This section feeds into a six-laning project completed in spring 2018. Coupled with the $73 million reconstruction of I-75,1 expansion of SR 52 added a lane in each direction on a 0.8-mile stretch between Old Pasco Road and Corporate Lake Boulevard. Additionally the diamond interchange with I-75 was expanded to include a loop ramp from SR 52 west to the freeway south.
SR 52 remains rural east from Interstate 75, reducing to two lanes and continuing to the city of San Antonio. The state road curves north and then east around the city street grid as it continues to the adjacent town of St. Leo. Through Dade City, SR 52 enters from the southwest and lines 21st Street north to Meridian Avenue east into Downtown.
Future road work will both widen and realign SR 52 to bypass San Antonio and St. Leo east from the end of the six-lane section at Uradco Place, east of I-75. Construction includes upgrading Clinton Avenue (CR 52 Alternate) east from CR 579A (Prospect Road) to CR 41 (Fort King Road). Design and right of way costs are $22.9 million and construction is estimated at $83.8 million. Road work is anticipated to start in 2019. Upon completion, the former alignment through San Antonio, St. Leo and Dade City will be renamed County Road 52.2
Presently County Road 52 Alternate extends 4.61 miles along Clinton Avenue from CR 579 to south Dade City and CR 35A. SR 52 will replace the county road to a new end at U.S. 98-301. Clinton Avenue 1.8 miles east from Fort King Road to U.S. 98 & 301 was previously expanded to a four-lane arterial in 2013-14.
Widening of SR 52 east from CR 587 (Moon Lake Road) to SR 589 (Suncoast Parkway) was completed in June 2007. The $17 million project expanded the highway from two to six lanes and added sidewalks.3
- I-75 Widening from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52 - 258736-2-52-01
http://www.fdottampabay.com/project/64/258736-2-52-01Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7, project web site.
- SR 52 Widening and realignment between Uradco Place and Fort King Road - 435142-1-52-01. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), project web site.
- District Seven Construction - Pasco County.
http://www.dot.state.fl.us:80/publicinformationoffice/construc/district7pio/counties/pasco.htmFDOT web page. August 20, 2007.
Page Updated 08-14-2018.