Phase Two of FAMU Way project progressing

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 31, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Work crews say Phase Two of the FAMU Way Project is 60 percent complete.

It includes extending FAMU Way from Pinellas Street to Gamble Street, and adding roundabouts.

With Phase One a success, area families can't wait to see what else is in store.

Denise Folh from Wakulla County said, "I think it's beautiful the way they beautified the area. It's great. The kids have a playground. You can come here at lunch and go for a walk."

The playground near the new Pinellas roundabout is a favorite spot among families.

Tallahassee resident Nicole Lott said, "We really love the park. It's nice that the path connects and all the restaurants and things that have opened up over here definitely makes this area more, I think, family friendly, and makes us come here more."

Crews are also installing underground stormwater pipes and making water and sewer upgrades.

When complete, the new trail segment will connect to the St. Marks Trail, allowing trail-goers to go from Leon High School all the way to St. Marks.

Area resident Mari Therrien said, "I'm really excited for the trails to be connected because they love to go for bike rides. We stick them in the trailer and we go for bike rides. So, it'll be nice to be able to go all the way to the St. Marks Trail."

"Okay, so I can go home. Wonderful, that's wonderful. That's great. I love the sound of that," said Folh.

The FAMU Way/Gamble Street roundabout is expected to open to traffic in about a month.

City officials say residents can expect to see a new park with picnic pavilions and a walking trail along Mills Street beginning next fall.

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