Leon Co. closing part of S. Magnolia Drive for infrastructure improvements

Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 6:31 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Parts of South Magnolia Drive will be closed starting July 6 as part of a traffic project. The project is being done in multiple phases to minimize the impacts for those who use that area to commute.

The infrastructure improvements include water and sewer, an upgraded trail, road repairs, and new street lighting for pedestrian safety.

A big focus is pedestrian safety. The multi-use trail is going to be extended, as well as get a new landscape buffer to give pedestrians some space from the road.

“The county has strategic goals and connectivity, trails, multi-use paths is all part of it, and Magnolia Drive is just one of many that we’ve got, and it’s another additional segment that we’re able to complete at this time,” said Director of Leon County Public Works Brent Pell.

The City of Tallahassee is also getting involved in this project, undergrounding the overhead electric lines and making traffic signal improvements at this intersection with Meridian Street.

The road closure will be in five phases. The first one is from the South Meridian Street intersection to east of Gadsden Street.

The entire project is expected to be complete in spring of next year.

You can learn more about detour options here.

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