An overpass at Point out Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs?

It’s a extensive way from fact, but Pasco County Fee Chairman Mike Moore wants to…

It’s a extensive way from fact, but Pasco County Fee Chairman Mike Moore wants to start out taking techniques towards the likelihood of an overpass at Condition Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

The commission chairman broached the notion in the course of the commission’s Aug. 19 assembly.

“If you know the intersection of 581, which is Bruce B. Downs, and (Condition Road) 56 — that’s a person of the greatest intersections in the nation. It is massive,” Moore reported.

“For bikers and walkers, that is impossible to cross,” he noted.

“It’d be great for our citizens to have accessibility, primarily bike access, all throughout there,” Moore explained. “All 4 corners have quite a few points to gain the citizens.”

In addition to The Outlets at Wiregrass, there also are a quantity of stores and eating places together Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, the county chief mentioned.

There is also a multi-use path, and Point out Street 56 has been prolonged over to U.S. 301 in Zephyrhills.

“I would appreciate to see if we can look at perhaps getting — I’m likely to simply call it a flyover —  for bikes and walkers. I signify, golf carts would be interesting, far too, but if that cannot occur, at minimum for bikes and walkers,” Moore stated.

Developing this overpass would aid the county shift nearer to its strategy of making walkable communities, Moore extra.

“We have a number of neighborhoods, incredibly close to that intersection,” he reported, mentioning 7 Oaks and Northwood, as effectively as a lot of townhouse and apartment communities.

“It’s just really hard for them to get more than,” Moore claimed. “If you want to make this bicycle-ready, walkable — you need to have access.

“We have the new brewery coming, that’s heading to be one of the premier in West Florida,” he additional.

Moore explained he elevated the challenge simply because he desired to get a discussion likely about the possible enhancement.

Fellow Commissioner Kathryn Starkey informed Moore:  “I imagine that would be wonderful to have a little something like that about there, it’s just a method.”

To transfer forward with the concept, she recommended him to get in touch with Tina Russo, who heads up the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Starkey also added that having an enhancement like that designed would have to have to go via the Metropolitan Arranging Corporation course of action.

Revealed August 26, 2020