State Road 52
) is the major east–west road through Northern Pasco County, Florida. The road begins in Bayonet Point
at US 19 (SR 55
), passes through San Antonio
, runs past Saint Leo University
, in Saint Leo
, and terminates in Dade City
, at US Truck Route 98 & 301.
State Road 52 exists primarily as a six-lane commercial strip between US 19 and Moon Lake Road. In 2007, the road was widened to six lanes between Moon Lake Road and Suncoast Parkway
, but most of the development taking place here has been residential so far. On the Southeast corner of the Suncoast Parkway interchange, there is a Florida State Police barracks and Florida Division of Forestry fire tower. The road narrows down to four lanes and then two as it enters Fivay Junction
and approaches Shady Hills Road, before crossing the Pithlachascotee River
. As the road runs along the north side of some preserved land, it eventually meets with a railroad crossing, and then passes a saw mill before encountering US 41
) at a section of Pasco County which is known as Gower's Corner. Plans to widen SR 52 in the vicinity of US 41
) include the realignment of both roads.
East of US 41
is a community known as the Pilot Country Estates Airport, where residents have their own private airplanes. Beyond that, most of the features surrounding SR 52 consist of fledgling farmland and minor lakes. At least one other gated community exists east of this point.... Read More