Tallahassee, Florida - May 2, 2011 -
Blueprint 2000 will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony to initiate the third Design/Build expansion project for Capital Circle
Southeast on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place across from Flea Market Tallahassee,
located at 5353 Capital Circle Southeast in Tallahassee.
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 stormwater improvements. The project limits are from just east of
Crawfordville Road to Woodville Highway.
Speakers scheduled to attend the ceremony are: Leon County Commissioner and Blueprint Vice-Chair Bryan Desloge and
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor; Florida Department of Transportation District Three Director of Transportation
Development Phillip Gainer and Florida Division of the Federal Highway Administration Chief Operating Officer David Hawk.
Others attending include Leon County Commissioners Jane Sauls, John Dailey, Akin Akinyemi, Kristin Dozier and Nick
Maddox; City of Tallahassee Commissioners Nancy Miller and Gil Ziffer and City Manager Anita Favors Thompson.
The contractor for the Design/Build project is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. and Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc., as their
engineer for this $10.3 million project, of which $8.7 million has been received from the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) program for the roadway Design/Build and for Construction Engineering and Inspection
(CEI) services. Atkins North America, Inc. will be providing CEI services for the project. In addition, $1.6 million has been
allocated by the City of Tallahassee for Water/Sewer/Reuse Utility improvements. Design is currently underway.
Construction is anticipated to begin May 2011.
Upon completion of the project Blueprint 2000 will have completed nearly 9 miles of Capital Circle improvements from just
south of Apalachee Parkway to Crawfordville Road and from West Tennessee Street to I-10.
If you have questions, please contact Blueprint 2000 at 850-219-1060. For details on this and other
Blueprint 2000 projects, log on to www.blueprint2000.org.