Superior Construction Completes $80.9M Pasco County Project
TAMPA, Fla. (OCTOBER 26, 2023) — Superior Construction has achieved substantial completion of its State Road 52 realignment project in Pasco County, Florida. The heavy civil contractor realigned SR 52 from Uradco Place to west of Fort King Road, improving connectivity near the highly traversed I-75 corridor, between the rapidly-growing cities of Dade City, San Antonio, and Zephyrhills.
“All this growth has created a lot of traffic, and these roads are very important to move this extra traffic,” said Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley, who attended the Florida Department of Transportation’s ribbon-cutting ceremony held in February to mark the opening of the project’s newly realigned state road.
The project team eased congestion by constructing a new seven-mile, four-lane urban roadway while focusing on driver and pedestrian safety through its improved traffic pattern. The team used 161,544 square yards of concrete pavement and 45,400 tons of asphalt pavement to complete the new roadway, which was started in 2019. Superior’s crews also constructed 58,660 linear feet of a closed storm sewer system.
“Pasco’s population has grown by nearly 30% since 2010. Projects like these don’t just improve connectivity; they ensure Florida’s once rural communities have the transportation infrastructure in place to support their economic development,” said Project Manager Toby Mazzoni.
The project’s scope also included the construction of stormwater management facilities and floodplain compensation sites, including 18 retention ponds. In addition, the team built six bridge box culverts, retaining walls (sheet pile walls and MSE walls), concrete curbs and sidewalks along the new state road. Additional enhancements include signage and pavement markings, signalization, lighting, and landscaping.
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