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The FDOT is proposing improvements to the US 98 Dade City Bypass from the vicinity of the US 301 South intersection to the vicinity of the US 301 North intersection, in Dade City, Pasco County, a distance of about 1.6 miles. The proposed improvements consist of widening the existing two-lane rural roadway to an urban four-lane divided highway.

To assist in the alternatives analysis, the US 98 Dade City Bypass corridor was divided into project segments as follows:

  • Segment 1 – The vicinity of the US 301 South Intersection to Connector Road
  • Segment 2 – Connector Road to Tuskeegee/Buford Avenues
  • Segment 3 – Tuskeegee/Buford Avenues to Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Segment 4 – Martin Luther King Boulevard to River Road
  • Segment 5 – River Road to the vicinity of the US 301 North Intersection

Study Purpose and Need

The purpose of this PD&E Study was to document the preliminary engineering concept for the improvements to the US 98 (SR 533) Dade City Bypass corridor from the vicinity of the US 301 South intersection to the vicinity of the US 301 North intersection, in Dade City, Pasco County, Florida. This report documented information regarding the need for this project and developed and evaluated various improvement alternatives based on the consideration of their socioeconomic, cultural and environmental effects.

The objectives of this report were:

  1. Identify, research and analyze the various factors which will be instrumental in the formulation of a design concept for the proposed improvements;
  2. Analyze alternative preliminary engineering concepts; and
  3. Document the public involvement program to date.

Proposed Improvements

The FDOT is proposing improvements to the US 98 Dade City Bypass from the vicinity of the US 301 South intersection to the vicinity of the US 301 North intersection, in Dade City, Pasco County, a distance of about 1.6 miles. The proposed improvements consist of widening the existing two-lane rural roadway to an urban four-lane divided highway.

The proposed improvements to the US 98 Dade City Bypass consist of the following:

  • The recommended alternative for the US 98 Dade City Bypass is a four-lane divided urban typical section. A description of the recommended typical section is found in Section 9.2. The proposed four-lane typical section is shown in Figure 8-1 in Section 8.4.1.
  • The intersection concepts and recommended alignment is described in Sections 9.3 and 9.4 and shown on the Concept Plans in Section 1 0.0. An optional intersection concept is provided for River Road.
  • The minimum right-of-way width for the recommended typical section is 102 feet. Additional right-of-way is required in areas where the roadway profile is elevated above the surrounding topography, at intersections and for stormwater management facilities and floodplain compensation sites. The recommended right-of-way is shown on the Concept Plans in Section 10.0.
  • The recommended alignment would require seven residential and five business relocations. The relocations are described in Section 9.5 and shown on the Concept Plans in Section 10.0.
Contact Information
For more information or to comment, please contact:

Environmental Management Office
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

Phone: (813) 975-6000
Toll Free: (800) 226-7220

Para preguntas en Español
Valoramos la opinión del público sobre este proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas información en Español, favor ponerse en contacto con el ingeniero a cargo de este proyecto, la señora Elba Lopez al teléfono (813) 975-6403.