State Route 51, 52, 53 and 56 in Florida

Florida State Route 51

Get started Steinhatchee
End Jasper
Length 70 mi
Length 113 km

Live Oak


According to A2zdirectory, State Route 51 or State Road 51 (SR-51) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a north-south route in the north of the state, from remote Steinhatchee to Jasper. The route is 113 kilometers long.

Travel directions

State Road 55 begins in Steinhatchee, a remote place on the Gulf of Mexico. The road then heads north through an almost uninhabited area with dense forests. Outside Steinhatchee the US 98 crosses, the next place Mayo is more than 50 kilometers away. From Mayo one enters a more cultivated area with meadows. The two-lane road then continues to Live Oak, the main town on the route. At Live Oak there is a connection to Interstate 10 and one crosses US 90. Not much further on, State Road 51 ends south of Jasper on US 41.


State Road 51 was created with the 1945 renumbering, turning it into a north-south route on the Florida grid. The northernmost section between Live Oak and Jasper is the administrative number for US 129. The route is mainly rural in character and not substantially upgraded.

Traffic intensities

Every day 800 vehicles run between Steinhatchee and US 98 and 600 vehicles between US 98 and Mayo. After that, around 5,000 vehicles will drive between Mayo and Live Oak.

Florida State Route 52

Get started Bayonet Point
End Dade City
Length 33 mi
Length 54 km
Bayonet PointDade City

According to Agooddir, State Route 52 or State Road 52 (SR-52) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route north of the Tampa Bay region, from Bayonet Point to Dade City. State Road 52 is 54 kilometers long.

Travel directions

State Road 52 in San Antonio (this section will be bypassed in 2024).

State Road 52 begins at a major intersection with US 19 at Bayonet Point. This area is an urbanized region north of Tampa. The road forms an urban arterial with 2×3 lanes and a large number of intersections. State Road 52 heads east and gradually enters less built-up areas. The road has 2×3 lanes until it joins State Road 589 (Suncoast Parkway), about 25 miles north of Tampa. The road then has 2×2 lanes until US 41. This area is considerably less populated than the coastal region. State Road 52 is still partly a single lane between US 41 and Interstate 75. The road then continues through a more populated area and ends at Dade City on US 98 and US 301.


State Road 52 was created during the 1945 renumbering, when it became an east-west route in the grid. The road has always run between US 19 in Bayonet Point and US 98/301 in Dade City. The western part became heavily urbanized in the 1960s and 1970s, this part was widened to 2×3 lanes in that period, but when exactly is not known, at least before 1995. The 2×3 part was about 5 kilometers long at the time, east of it, State Road 52 was still a single carriageway. At the end of the 1990s, the road was widened another 5 kilometers further east, around 2007 it was further widened to State Road 589 (Suncoast Parkway).

In 2018, the road around the I-75 junction was widened to 2×3 lanes, coinciding with the widening of I-75 and the reconstruction of the junction. Between 2020 and 2023, the section between Suncoast Parkway and US 41 will be widened to 2×3 lanes. Between 2019 and 2024, the section between I-75 and Dade City was widened to 2×2 lanes, and the road was moved 7 kilometers south, outside San Antonio and connecting to Clinton Avenue, connecting the entire route. until Dade City was moved south to another intersection at US 98/301 south of Dade City.

Traffic intensities

27,000 to 37,000 vehicles drive daily in the coastal strip, dropping to 25,000 vehicles at the Suncoast Parkway and 15,000 vehicles between US 41 and I-75.

Florida State Route 53

Get started Madison
End Quitman
Length 19 mi
Length 31 km

Georgia SR-333

State Route 53 or State Road 53 (SR-53) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a short north-south route in the Florida Panhandle, from I-10 through Madison to the Georgia border. State Road 53 is 31 kilometers long.

Travel directions

State Road 53 begins at its junction with Interstate 10 south of Madison and then runs through Madison to the Georgia border. Madison is the only place on the route. The road leads through a mix of forests and meadows, on the Georgia side, State Route 333 continues to Quitman.


State Road 53 was introduced in 1945 with the renumbering of the state roads into a grid, with State Route 53 forming a north-south route. State Road 53 was originally a lot longer and started on US 27 in Buckman. This section was approximately 35 kilometers longer but later became a county road.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 4,000 vehicles travel between I-10 and Madison and 1,000 vehicles between Madison and the Georgia border.

Florida State Route 56

Get started Wesley Chapel
End Zephyrhills
Length 12 mi
Length 19 km
Wesley Chapel


State Route 56 or State Road 56 (SR-56) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route through the northeastern suburbs of Tampa, between Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills. The road is 19 kilometers long.

Travel directions

State Route 56 is a divided highway for its entire length with 2 to 3 lanes in each direction. Most intersections are controlled by traffic lights. It is an urban arterial, but in an exurban area. The road begins at Wesley Chapel, actually as a continuation of State Route 54, which jumps north. Shortly thereafter, it connects to Interstate 75, after which the road continues east through semi-built-up areas to US 301 south of Zephyrhills.


State Road 56 is an all-new east-west connection in Pasco County north of Tampa. The original east-west route in this area is State Route 54, which, however, jumps north. The road was needed because of the increasing suburbanization of Pasco County, which grew from 76,000 in 1970 to 345,000 in 2000. The first section of the road was the western section at Wesley Chapel, a three-mile stretch from SR-54 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, including a new connection to I-75, constructed between 1999 and 2002 and opened on March 28, 2002.

The second phase was a 6-kilometer section between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Meadow Pointe Boulevard, constructed between 2008 and 2010 and opened on July 31, 2010. Construction became necessary due to the realization of Shops at Wiregrass, a large shopping center at the intersection with Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Subsequently, a 10-kilometer extension east to US 301 south of Zephyrhills was constructed between 2017 and 2019. This section opened to traffic on 10 July 2019.

The connection with I-75 became congested fairly soon after opening, between 2019 and 2021 the connection was transformed into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI).

Traffic intensities

State Route 56 is one of the busiest roads in the suburbs of Tampa. Every day, 74,000 vehicles travel between SR-54 and I-75 and 58,000 vehicles between I-75 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Then the intensities drop to 20,000 vehicles until Meadow Pointe Boulevard.

Florida State Route 56

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