The State Road 56 Extension is scheduled to open today in Wesley Chapel. The new roadway will significantly reduce travel times to the Zephyrhills area from Wesley Chapel.
Officials started the project in February 2017 and invested $59.7 million into construction and planning.
The extensions connect SR-56 from Meadow Pointe Boulevard to U.S. 301, where drivers would previously have to turn right or left at Meadow Point. The new stretch of road has four lanes in both directions with a divider, and 7-foot bike lanes on either side.