Gaines Street Revitalization Update

By: City of Tallahassee Release
By: City of Tallahassee Release

02-06-12 Project Update

Over the past two weeks, as work has progressed on the first portion of Phase Two of the Gaines Street Project, crews have been working on tearing out the old south lanes, including the old bricks, and building the new front entryway for St. Michael’s Pub. They have also been working to install the underground utility duct bank, which is primarily used to run communications lines (cable, phone, etc.).

This weekend (Feb. 11-12), there will be a partial intersection closure at Gaines Street and Railroad Avenue to allow crews to connect the duct banks from the east and west sides of the road. The full news release about this closure is included at the bottom of this update. You can also access it on Talgov.com.

Over the next two weeks, crews will begin undercutting the road, putting in base for the new road, installing curb and gutter for the medians and the south side of the road, and building a seating wall.

Partial Intersection Closure at Gaines St. and Railroad Ave. This Weekend

This weekend, the City of Tallahassee will close the intersection of Gaines Street and Railroad Avenue as part of the Gaines Street project. The closure will be in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, through 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

Crews will be working to connect duct banks under the south side of the intersection. This work involves open trenches and heavy equipment. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are advised to use extreme caution in the area.

Traffic headed westbound on Gaines Street will be allowed to continue westbound or turn right to head north on Railroad Avenue. Westbound traffic will not be able to turn left off Gaines Street onto Railroad Avenue.

Southbound and northbound through traffic on Railroad Avenue at the intersection of Gaines Street will not be permitted. Detour signs will be in place to take vehicles around the closure using adjacent streets.

Due to the existing one-way traffic pattern, eastbound traffic on Gaines Street will continue to be detoured at Woodward Avenue north to St. Augustine Street.

The City is currently working on the first segment of phase two of the reconstruction of Gaines Street. This segment runs approximately 750 feet from S. Macomb Street west through the intersection of Gaines Street and Railroad Avenue.


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  • by Steve Location: Florida Native/resident, very familiar with this area especially toward Doak. on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:24 PM
    I'm not payin' taxes in Leon County anymore, thank God! I'm a'gonna' make it short and sweet: Every two years, there is a 'revitalization of Gaines,' or 'Frenchtown,' or both. That vast, and never ending hole in the Earth @ Gaines and Monroe, well they named it 'Cascades' before they proposed pouring money into this vast hole to make that stretch of highway look better. The same reason the legislature threw $$$ at the project on South Adams...They know why they put that big fat overpass down there! Back to Cascades, why didn't they restore "IT" the same way they restored the Florida Capitol..? Centennial field. Go get your computer thingee and 'Google' "Tallahassee Senators," or perhaps the "location of Centennial Field, located in Tallahassee, Florida." That is enough of that. In the stead of a park needing 24/7 security! This location becoming a magnet, why didn't they simply restore the old baseball field, bleachers-and-all, with a beautiful stadium for kids to improve their skills, and tournaments of the many intramural's out there?(What about another minor league team moving to Tallahassee)I'm just askin'? I do not even want to look at the cost of this park restoration(maintainance not included.) Do them plusses and minusses over a period of maybe twenty years! This is because they won't be done with it in ten! Thanx WCTV.TV
  • by randy Location: tallahassee on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    drive gaines street everyday and I have yet to notice the revitalization of this area. there are a half a dozen businesses that are not very prosperous and a lot of parking for state employees: all I see is a waste of taxpaper dollars. this road was a vital east west axis road, and it has been ruined.
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