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3 Tallahassee Road and Highway Projects Near Completion

Here at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, we represent construction professionals from all facets of the industry. Among our most valued clients are those that work on invaluable infrastructure projects. For this reason, we wanted to spotlight three Tallahassee transportation projects that are nearing completion. Although contractors on these projects have had to surely endure numerous challenges, they’ve nonetheless ensured the success of these projects, and that’s something worth celebrating. Let’s take a closer look at these projects. For construction-related legal assistance on transportation projects like these, consult a Tallahassee construction attorney with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.

1. The Weems Road Pedestrian and Street Safety Project

As stated on the City of Tallahassee’s website, “[t]he Weems Road Pedestrian and Street Safety (PASS) Project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the area, as well as improve the drainage system to reduce roadway flooding experienced along the corridor in the past.” Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2012, while Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in October of this year and includes water and sewer enhancements as well as the construction of a sidewalk, 12-foot-wide multi-use trail, and new bridge structure.

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2. The Weems Road Extension

In addition to the Weems Road PASS Project, the City of Tallahassee plans to alleviate traffic with the Weems Road Extension Project. Slated for completion near the end of July, this project entails the “construction of a new two-lane road that will extend Weems Road from Mahan Drive to Capital Circle via a connection at Automotive Way.” The project also includes the construction of a 10-foot-wide trail that’s part of the Leon County’s Greenway Master Plan, a guiding document on the creation and upkeep of local greenway networks.

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3. The FAMU Way Extension Project

The FAMU Extension Project has entered into its third and final phase and is expected to reach completion this November. “Once completed, the FAMU Way Extension Project will provide an improved, safer roadway and enhanced mobility in the southern region of the city, in addition to offering new benefits and recreational opportunities for the entire community.” Phase 3 of the project entails a final westward extension of FAMU Way from Gamble Street to Lake Bradford Road and will increase traffic flow and enhance on-street and off-street bicycle access.

This project had the incredible challenge of meeting traffic needs in the area while minimizing impacts on the environment, historical neighborhoods, and local businesses — all while ensuring that the final product is visually appealing. The Tallahassee construction attorneys at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants are thrilled that this project and so many others will not only reach completion but benefit their entire communities for years to come.

If you would like to speak with a Tallahassee construction attorney, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.