DADE CITY, Fla. – Lane closures with periodic flagging and brief traffic stops are scheduled for several areas of the US 98 Bypass between 7th Street S and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 through Thursday, September 14.
These traffic operations are needed for testing activities that are being done for the final project engineering plans.
Construction work is expected to begin in January 2024.
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This design-build project will widen US 98, also known as the Dade City Bypass, from two lanes to a four lane highway between 7th St. S and 7th St. N.
Two roundabouts will be added to the project: One will be constructed at 7th Street S and one at Old Lakeland Highway.
New traffic signals will be added at the Meridian Avenue and 7th Street N intersections. The existing signal at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be improved. Sidewalks will be built on both sides of the highway.
The contractor is responsible for finalizing the design plans and building the improvements. The design portion of the contract began in March 2023. Construction work is anticipated to begin in early 2024.
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