Tallahassee, FL -- February 10, 2012 --
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.
For more information, please visit Talgov.com/Gaines. Citizens can also receive updates by following @GainesStreet on Twitter or by liking Gaines Street on Facebook. Additionally, a bi-weekly construction update is sent out via the Gaines Street email subscription service, which citizens can sign up to receive at http://www.411notify.com/tallahassee/.