Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Widening of Capital Circle Northwest/Southwest

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Blueprint 2000 Release

Tallahassee, FL - Blueprint 2000 will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the widening of Capital Circle Northwest/Southwest on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place across from Uncle Bob’s Storage, located at 1011 Capital Circle Southwest in Tallahassee.

Speakers scheduled to attend the ceremony are: District Three Director of Transportation Operations Phillip Gainer, Florida Department of Transportation; City of Tallahassee Commissioner and Blueprint 2000 IA Chairman Nancy Miller; Leon County Commission Chairman Akin Akinyemi; Leon County District 2 Commissioner Jane G. Sauls and City of Tallahassee Mayor John Marks.

Improvements for this portion of Capital Circle Northwest/Southwest (State Road 263) include widening the existing two-lane undivided rural road to a six-lane divided urban (curb and gutter) facility.

The 2.9 mile project will include intersection improvements, and significant landscaping as well as pedestrian, bicycle and recreational amenities. New traffic signals will be provided at the Blountstown Highway and Gum Road intersections.

The project limits are from north of Orange Avenue (State Road 371) to south of Tennessee Street (US 90/State Road 10). In addition, the project includes considerable environmental mitigation in the Gum Swamp area, and the purchase of the Delta Industrial Park and Broadmoor Estates Mobile Home Park for stormwater and environmental mitigation.

Bridges will be constructed over the CSX Railroad and Gum Creek, and wildlife crossings will be constructed at Gum Swamp.

The contractor for this project is Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. The construction cost is approximately $57 million, of which approximately $23 million will be provided through federal funding.

Atkins North America, Inc. will be providing Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the project. Construction is anticipated to begin November 5, 2012 and be completed in the fall of 2015.

Upon completion of the project Blueprint 2000 will have completed nearly 12 miles of Capital Circle improvements from just south of Apalachee Parkway to Crawfordville Highway and from Interstate 10 to north of Orange Avenue (State Road 371).

If you have questions, please contact Blueprint 2000 at 850-219-1060. For details on this and other Blueprint 2000 projects, log on to

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