Suncoast Parkway 2 Construction and Lane Closure Updates
The Florida Turnpike is advising motorists of full closure of all lanes of CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard, 9p.m. to 5:30a.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019 and Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Detours for the closure will be:
o CR 491/South Lecanto Highway northbound traffic to CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard westbound will be detoured north to West Cardinal Street, then travel west to US 19/98, then south to CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard.
o CR 491/South Lecanto Highway southbound traffic to CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard westbound will be detoured south to US 98, then travel north to CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard.
o CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard eastbound traffic will be detoured west on CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard to US 19/98, then travel north to West Cardinal Street, then east to CR 491/South Lecanto Highway, then south to 480/West Oak Park Boulevard.
o CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard westbound traffic will be detoured east to CR 491/South Lecanto Highway, then travel north to West Cardinal Street, then west to US 19/98, then south to CR 480/West Oak Park Boulevard.
The Florida Turnpike is also advising: US 98 eastbound and westbound in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway, long-term single lane closures. One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic.
Florida’s Turnpike is constructing the Suncoast Parkway 2, a four-lane toll facility that extends the existing Suncoast Parkway northward for 13 miles from US 98 in Hernando County to SR 44 in Citrus County. The project includes constructing full interchanges at US 98 and West Cardinal Street and a partial interchange at SR 44, one wildlife crossing and four wildlife culverts, 15 new bridges, two all-electronic tolling gantries and equipment buildings, and related drainage, lighting, highway signing, traffic signalization, guardrail and sidewalk.
The Suncoast Trail, part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System, will also be extended from US 98 to SR 44, with a pedestrian overpass constructed over US 98. The cost for this project is approximately $135 million and it is expected to be completed in 2022.