By: Mike Springer
May 13, 2013
Tallahassee, FL-The Florida Department of Transportation wants to make West Tennessee Street by FSU's campus safer. But not everyone is happy with its plans.
The FDOT wants to remove the trees from the median and replace them with a four-foot-high fence and two new crosswalks.
The goal is to keep people from crossing in the middle of the road and have them use the crosswalks instead.
FDOT says it's purely about safety. Some students say the fence would be an inconvenience.
"I cross this road about three times a week and everybody crosses it, just walks right across the street because there is no crosswalks," said FSU student, Stephen Avery. " You would have to walk all the way down or all the way back up to get to the restaurants on the other side."
FDOT estimates the project will cost around $3 million dollars to complete. Construction will start in the fall. FDOT says the project should take about one year to finish.