City moves forward with FDOT agreement for "safe routes to school" funding

Published: Jun. 14, 2017 at 5:54 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn
By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News

June 14, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)—The Tallahassee City Commission approved a resolution to enter a Local Agency Planning Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalk funding.

It’s all part of the Tallahassee Safe Routes to School program and includes several sidewalk projects in multiple locations. FDOT has approved four projects and allocated $303,957 in design funding for fiscal year 2018 and an additional $1,250,672 in construction funding for fiscal year 2019.

Approved projects include Iamonia Street from Levy Avenue to Roberts Avenue; Rankin Avenue from Roberts Avenue to Roswell Drive; Branch Street from 10th Avenue to East Tharpe Street; and Alachua Avenue from Short Street to Magnolia.

By approving this item, FDOT will reimburse the City for project design costs up to $303,957.

Following completion of the design, a second LAP Agreement will be considered and voted on for the reimbursement of construction costs. That would happen prior to the 2019 construction date.

Funding is provided through FDOT’s Safe Routes to School grant. It’s intended to provide safe sidewalks and pedestrian connections near local schools.