The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in conjunction with Lake County and the City of Groveland, is conducting a Project Development and Environment Study to realign State Road (SR) 50 to the northern side of Downtown Groveland. The study area limits are from County Road (CR) 565 (Villa City Road) to CR 565A (Monte Vista Road), a distance of approximately 2.1 miles. If the realignment is constructed, Broad Street and Orange Street (existing SR 50) would become the jurisdiction of the City of Groveland and would no longer be part of the state road system.
The realignment of SR 50 is a local priority project and has been included in the City of Groveland's Comprehensive Plan, Lake County's Comprehensive Plan, and the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization's Long Range Transportation Plan.
With the proposed alternatives, SR 50 would include a new 4-lane roadway approximately 1 block-size north of and parallel to Crittenden Street, with 2 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a raised 22-foot median, and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.
South Lake Trail
The South Lake Trail is a paved, multiuse path planned from Clermont west through Groveland, Mascotte, and the remainder of Lake County. Currently, design plans are being prepared by Lake County for the segment from Clermont to Main Street in Downtown Groveland, running along the north side of SR 50 and Crittenden Street. From Main Street west to Mascotte, the South Lake Trail has been planned, but no design or construction funds are in place at this time.