Permanent Lane Closure at Intersection Approved

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

Tallahassee, FL -- November 28, 2011 --

The City of Tallahassee will begin construction overnight on Wednesday, November 30, at the westbound Tennessee Street approach at the Capital Circle Northwest intersection to permanently reduce the number of right turn lanes. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved the construction after the City closed the lane temporarily to conduct a traffic study prompted by the excessive number of red light violations at the intersection. The study, which consisted of monitoring the modified intersection under a yield condition, did not result in any traffic or safety concerns. The intersection is managed by the State of Florida as both Tennessee Street and Capital Circle are state roadways.

Prior to the temporary lane closure that went into effect on October 21, the dual right turn lanes were controlled by a traffic signal, and right turns on red were prohibited. FDOT prohibited turning right on red because of the size of the intersection and limited sight distance in combination with the dual turn lanes. Construction, which will consist of restriping the lane, is expected to be completed no later than Friday, December 2.

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  • by Jennifer Location: Chattahoocee, FL on Nov 30, 2011 at 08:13 AM
    Did they just spend $$$$ to expand that intersection like 2 years ago? Now we're spending $$$$ to remove a lane that was just installed? Talk about wasteful spending...
  • by Rattlesnake Location: Bloxham on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:43 AM
    WONDERFUL! Now we're reduced to only ONE lane with a Yield sign for accessing CC NW instead of the brillantly designed TWO lanes with a Red/Green signal... All because of the idiots who couldn't wait for the green light to turn! Thanks to the 20% of ahole drivers!!!! What a crock...
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      by DTH on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:19 AM in reply to Rattlesnake
      Believe me, it's Faster with the One Lane & Yield Sign. Those Lights are so screwed up and are Timed wrong. Capital Circle will have a long Green Light and no Cars while the Cars in that Turn Lane and on Tennesee Street just sit and wait.
  • by Tom Location: TLH on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Well, all's well that ends well, I guess. Hope the genius engineer who designed this intersection in the first place is footing the reconstruction cost. Can you spell GED?
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 01:57 PM in reply to Tom
      um, whats wrong with a GED. Did you know that many high school graduates cannot pass it? Some teens get their GED early so they can move on to college (which isn't really needed anyway) Get your facts straight before trying to put others down as it only shows your own ignorance.
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:19 PM
    Now, someone needs to sit at the CVS at the Parkway and Capital Circle and watch the Cameras. Many times I have sat at the Light and no Cars will be Moving and the Flash will be going off for no reason and sometimes the Flash will go off several times in a row for no reason. The Sensors that are embedded in the Road are placed to far back from the Stop Bar. Please check it out.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:10 AM in reply to DTH
      I HAVE SAID that so many times. Glad to hear someone else with brains. To bad the ones cause of this stuipdness can't get all those tickets.
  • by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    Just what they need.
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