Blueprint 2000 Receives Funds from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

By: Blueprint 2000 Release
By: Blueprint 2000 Release

Tallahassee, Florida –

Blueprint 2000 is pleased to announce that $8,727,760 million has been designated for the third Design/Build expansion project for Capital Circle Southeast. The project limits are from Woodville Highway to just east of Crawfordville Road. The funds provided are part of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) program also known as President Obama’s Stimulus Package.

Blueprint 2000 aggressively prepared and was successful in securing the ARRA funding for this project, which has helped stretch our local sales tax dollars while helping to stimulate our economy. Of the $8,727,760 million in ARRA funding over $7,393,598 million is provided for Design/Build and $1,334,162 million for Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services. In addition, $1,591,027
million has been allocated by the City of Tallahassee for Water/Sewer/Reuse Utility improvements,
bringing the total to over $10,318,787 million for this project.

Improvements for this portion of Capital Circle Southeast include widening the existing two-lane undivided rural road to a seven-lane urban facility. The 1.15 mile project will add curb and gutter,
sidewalk, a meandering trail, bicycle lanes, a landscaped median and border as well as significant storm water improvements to this segment.

The contract for the Design/Build was awarded to C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. and Greenhorne &
O’Mara, Inc., as their engineer. In addition, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J) has been
awarded the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the project.

Jim Davis, Executive Director of Blueprint remarked, “This is a great “win” for our community and is a testimony to our continuing partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).”

Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2010 and be completed within 600 days.

Upon completion of the project Blueprint 2000 will have completed 8.881 miles of Capital Circle improvements from just south of Apalachee Parkway to Crawfordville Highway and from West Tennessee Street to I-10.

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