Press Release: City of Tallahassee
At the end of next week, phase two of a sewer project along Blair Stone Road will begin. A partial intersection closure and new traffic pattern will be necessary to complete the work being done, which will provide sewer service to properties along Orange Avenue and Blair Stone Road and improve the City’s ability to manage the sanitary sewer system during service interruptions along Capital Circle.
The intersection of Paul Russell and Blair Stone roads will be closed in the southbound lanes over the weekend and into Monday morning, July 27-29. During this closure, crews will install pipe across the intersection. Currently, southbound traffic on Blair Stone Road is being detoured at Orange Avenue while crews work between Orange Avenue and Paul Russell Road. This existing closure and detour will continue during the intersection closure. Motorists will not be able to access Blair Stone Road from Paul Russell Road and will be detoured at Jim Lee Road to Orange Avenue. Northbound traffic will not be impacted.
Pending no unforeseen circumstances, the intersection will reopen by mid-day on Monday, July 29. At this time, the closure for southbound traffic on Blair Stone Road between Orange Avenue and Paul Russell Road will also reopen.
Once the existing closure is reopened, southbound traffic will be closed between Paul Russell Road and New Village Avenue, near the side entrance to the Southwood Village shopping center. Orange Avenue will continue to be used as a detour. Access to the Southwood Village shopping center and other area businesses will remain open. Northbound traffic on Blair Stone Road will not be impacted. This traffic pattern will last through the end of the project.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-September. The City’s Traffic Management Division will continue to monitor the signal timing along the entire detour route to help keep traffic flowing effectively in the area.
Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed through construction zones. This creates a safer environment for everyone.
For more information, please call the Communications Department at 891-8533 or Jerry Walden at 891-6107. You can also stay informed by visiting Talgov.com, liking the City of Tallahassee on Facebook or following @COTNews or @COTTraffic on Twitter.