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Help shape your community's future

Help shape your community's future

Pasco County, FL -- The Pasco County Planning and Growth Management Department is holding workshops for community input on the future of the West Market Area, the coastal and inland areas along US 19 and Little Road corridors between Pinellas and Hernando Counties. 

Please come, share your thoughts and vision for the community you desire. Meetings will be held on the following dates:

Construction begins on S.R. 52 & Prospect Road

Construction begins on S.R. 52 & Prospect Road

Dade City, FL -- On March 11, the Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Pepper Contracting Services, Inc., for construction of the improvements at the intersection of S.R. 52 and Prospect Road. 

The contractor was given a Notice to Proceed on March 14 and work is underway with the staking of the right-of-way for the survey layout and the start of utility relocation. 

'Careless' car crashes into building

'Careless' car crashes into building

New Port Richey, Florida -- At almost 3:00 a.m. early Wednesday morning, a Holiday man collided with the side of a building after attempting a U-turn over a median traveling eastbound on Louis Ave. to US Hwy 19. The pickup truck finally came to rest partially inside the building.

The space, located at 1004 US Hwy 19 in New Port Richey, was unoccupied and incurred approximately $10,000 worth of damage.

The driver had minor injuries and was charged with carless driving.

I-75 overpass in Pasco damaged in hit and run

I-75 overpass in Pasco damaged in hit and run

Pasco County, Florida - Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are searching for the driver of a tractor trailer carrying a crane that smacked an I-75 overpass in Pasco County.


FHP says it happened in the northbound lanes near the 281 milepost.


The upper portion of the crane hit the overpass and pulled chunks of concrete onto a 2011 Buick and a 2005 Cadillac.


The people inside the Buick were injured and taken to University Community Hospital for treatment.

Traffic issues to be aware of

Traffic issues to be aware of

The northbound lane of I-275 will be closed near mile marker 59 approaching I-75 for emergency asphalt repairs.

Traffic is already backed up over 2 miles and may worsen into the heart of the commute as repairs may take deep into the evening to complete.

Drivers are urged to consider alternate routes to avoid this part of I-275 near I-75.

Construction begins on Starkey Park's multi-use path

Construction begins on Starkey Park's multi-use path

New Port Richey, FL -- Construction of the eight-foot multi-use path along the east side of Starkey Boulevard from Alico Pass to Wilderness Park Road starts this week. 

The existing sidewalk will be replaced with the multi-use path and the sidewalk will not be accessible for pedestrian/bicycle travel during construction. 

The project will be completed on or about June 28, 2011. 

The second phase of the project, a new ten-foot multi-use path inside the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, will begin on May 8, 2011, with completion of the path on or about July 16. This path will lead through the park and connect to the trailhead at the Suncoast Parkway. 

The last phase of the project is the construction of the multi-use path along the north side of Wilderness Park Road between Starkey Boulevard and the park entrance.  

Southbound traffic pattern changing on U.S. 41

Southbound traffic pattern changing on U.S. 41

Land O' Lakes, FL -- Southbound traffic will be shifted to the new lanes on U.S. 41 from approximately a quarter-mile north of Gator Lane/Wilderness Lake Boulevard to Tower Road starting today at noon

This will allow the contractor the space necessary to construct the new medians in the center of the road. Traffic will remain in single lanes until work in the area is complete.  

As part of this shift, the new dedicated turn lanes at Gator Lane will be opened. The new turn lanes north and south of the signal include a dedicated right-turn lane from southbound U.S. 41 to Gator Lane and an additional left-turn lane from northbound U.S. 41 to Gator Lane.

The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather.