Road work on North Monroe Street slated to begin

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By: Lanetra Bennett
November 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A construction project slated to begin Monday has not started yet. Survey crews worked along North Monroe Street Monday preparing for the construction to begin.

The construction will be on North Monroe between Tharpe Street and 7th Avenue.

Improvements will include constructing raised medians to serve as pedestrian refuge areas, adding a signalized pedestrian crossing, sidewalk replacement, placement of new signs, pavement markings, and curb and gutter work.

Some residents say they love the idea, especially for the busy area near Lake Ella.

Angel Dearmendi said, "I was happy to see some sidewalks. So, that was good. But, there's some areas that didn't have sidewalk. So, I'm glad that they're going to improve the road for pedestrians and bicyclists. That's nice."

Val Fox lives near the area. She said, "It's very scary when I'm walking somewhere. I feel somewhat safer on my bicycle. I think it's because I'm so much taller on my bicycle. But, yeah, we need definitely more sidewalks and more safety features."

A spokesperson with the Florida Department of Transportation has not responded to our call as to when exactly the construction will begin.

The project is expected to be complete by spring 2017.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A big construction project kicks off in along North Monroe Street Monday.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, crews will be working on improvements on North Monroe Street between Tharpe Street and 7th Avenue over the next several months.

Improvements include constructing raised medians, adding signaled pedestrian crossings, replacing sidewalks, adding new signs, and working on curbs and gutters.

Officials say motorists should use caution and expect temporary lane closures in the area.

The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.

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