Planned Construction to Close Some Area Roads

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Several area roadways will be closed over the next few weeks due to planned construction.

The roundabout at Killarney Way and Shamrock Street in Tallahassee will be closed to traffic starting Monday April 8, 2013. The closure is expected to last approximately three months.

West Jackson Street, from Remington Avenue to Stephens Street in Thomasville will be closed to traffic starting Monday April 8, 2013. Work is expected to take one week to complete.

The westbound lane of Eager Road in Valdosta will be closed daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with normal traffic resuming at the end of each work day, starting Monday April 15, 2013. This portion of the Island 35C Water and Sewer Extension project is scheduled to be completed by May 17, weather permitting.

See below for full details on all of these projects.


Press Release: City of Tallahassee

As part of an ongoing stormwater improvement project, the roundabout at Killarney Way and Shamrock Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday, April 8. The closure is expected to last approximately three months.

Detours around the closure will be posted. Motorists will be detoured using Killarney Plaza Drive, Cavan Drive, Donegal Drive, Ross Common Drive, Shamrock Street and Foley Drive.

Access to all businesses near the roundabout will be maintained during construction. Business entrance signs will be placed to aid motorists in continuing to patronize these shops.

The primary goal of this project is to reduce the frequency and severity of flooding in and around the roundabout intersection of Killarney Way and Shamrock Street. Work also includes improving surface water quality by expanding the existing stormwater management facility (holding pond) in the Kenmare Commons subdivision off Killarney Way. The work at the roundabout is part of the final phase of the stormwater improvement project.


Press Release: City of Thomasville

Work to remove asphalt from an additional section of historic brick pavers on Jackson Street will begin Monday, April 8, 2013. Due to construction, West Jackson Street, from Remington Avenue to Stephens Street (including the Jackson Street/Stephens Street intersection), will be closed to traffic. Work is expected to take one week to complete.

The work that is being done is a component of the Madison Street Transportation Enhancement (TE) project and will remove the asphalt from the roadway, exposing the historic bricks underneath.

“These pavers serve to really bring the rich history of our community to life,” said City Engineer Jerry Pionessa. “Removing the asphalt to expose these pavers just enhances our downtown’s already unique aesthetics.”

The Madison Street TE project, which was completed in February, served to revitalize the streetscape on Madison Street by adding decorative sidewalks and lighting, moving all aerial utilities underground and also exposing additional historic bricks on Jackson Street.

Citizens are asked to please remove all vehicles from these two sections of Jackson Street by 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to allow for construction.


Press Release: City of Valdosta

On Monday, April 15, the City of Valdosta will begin the installation of water and sewer mains along Eager Road as part of the Island 35C Water and Sewer Extension project. The westbound lane will be closed daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with normal traffic resuming at the end of each work day. This portion of the project is scheduled to be completed by May 17, weather permitting.

During the construction, the westbound traffic on Eager Road will be detoured along Northfield Road to Wendover Road, then back onto Eager. Motorists seeking access to Country Club Drive may take Northfield Road through to Green Meadow Drive. Traffic in the eastbound lane of Eager will not be affected and will remain opened during construction.

Motorists are urged to use caution when driving through or around the construction area for their safety and the safety of workers. Citizens may view the detour map at www.valdostacity.com. For additional information, contact the Engineering Department at (229) 259-3530.

Also in Valdosta:

West Ann and East college streets are just two of a dozen roads in Valdosta that will be closed for construction beginning Monday.

Crews will be doing curb and gutter repair, milling asphalt, root removal and other related work. Streets may be closed during the day but will re-open each evening. Drivers are urged to follow all traffic warning signs and proceed with caution.

Here's the List:

2013 LMIG Resurfacing

District 1: .41 total miles
Banks Circle: Pineview to each end .15 miles previous candidate
Bunche Drive: Bunche Cir to Bethune .18 miles new candidate
Bunche Cir: Bunche Dr to end .03 miles new candidate
Whitman Place: Bancroft to end .05 miles new candidate

District 2: .33 total miles
W Ann Street: Patterson to Oak .19 miles new candidate
E College Street: Ashley to Lee .14 miles previous candidate

District 3: .32 total miles
Nan Street: River to Blanton .32 miles previous candidate

District 4: .43 total miles
Willacoochee Dr: Northside to Habersham .14 miles new candidate
Worth Avenue: Clayton to Madison .29 miles new candidate

District 5: .56 total miles
Bud McKey Circle .56 miles previous candidate

District 6: .28 total miles
Maplewood Drive: Azalea to end .16 miles new candidate
N Sherwood Drive: Lakeshore to Riverside .06 miles new candidate
N Sherwood Drive: 2603 to 2608 .06 miles new candidate


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