August 4, 2014 Alicia Turner
August 4, 2014 5:33pm
FAMU Way has been under construction since April of 2014. Now the road work has been extended to include the entire street
The road is closed for thru traffic.
Businesses like Myers Industrial Plaza and New Beginnings Day Care say the construction may be an inconvenience now but they look forward to the finished product.
Kenedria Thurman is the Assistant Director at New Beginnings and she says the construction will improve the traffic flow that comes pass the day care.
"I think that it’s bringing the Tallahassee community together, as well as expanding the road. Its more than just a road, which I think is the saying, because the kids are allowed to be a part of it," Thurman said.
Construction plans includes adding five foot sidewalks, and a holding pond and a sitting area that will be the size of five football fields. It will also cover one of the oldest ditches in Tallahassee that folks say is a hazard to drivers and children
"I think the construction is a good idea, to get rid of that canal a lot of people have been killed in there,” one resident says,
The city says there is only one thing they hope to come from this project.
"Our goal is that it will be the most beautiful road in Tallahassee when it's complete, and there is a variety of amenities that the entire community can enjoy,” says Carrie Poole, communication representative for the city of Tallahassee.
Phase one of the construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2015. The entire project, which will extend FAMU Way to Lake Bradford Rd., is expected to be complete in 2018.