Florida State Road 56
|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||6.732 mi (10.834 km)|
|Existed:||March 28, 2002 – present|
|West end:||SR 54 / CR 54 in Wesley Chapel|
SR 581 / CR 581
|East end:||Meadow Pointe Blvd. in Wesley Chapel|
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (April 2013)|
The first segment of SR 56, which stretched from SR 54 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (SR/CR 581), opened on March 28, 2002 after three years of construction. The highway allows a more-direct access to Interstate 75 two miles (3 km) north of the northern terminus of Interstate 275, as opposed to SR 54, which parallelled I-75 for about three miles before meeting at its interchange.
The first phase of expansion, from Bruce B. Downs to Meadow Pointe Boulevard, began construction in March 2008 to mark the imminent opening of the Shops at Wiregrass. On July 31, 2010, after numerous delays, this extension of SR 56 opened for vehicular traffic.
The entire route is in Pasco County.
|Wesley Chapel||0.000||0.000||SR 54 west / CR 54 east (Wesley Chapel Boulevard)||Western terminus|
|0.88||1.42||I-75 (SR 93) – Ocala, Tampa, St. Petersburg||Exit 275 on I-75|
|2.950||4.748||SR 581 north / CR 581 south to SR 54|
|6.732||10.834||To SR 54 / Meadow Pointe Boulevard||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi