Traffic Change Coming on Oakland Avenue
February 28, 2014
Monday, March 3, the City of Tallahassee will begin constructing a chicane traffic calming device at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Gadsden Street. This will permanently alter traffic flow at the intersection. Additionally, the intersection will become an all-way stop. The new traffic pattern will begin with the start of construction.
Westbound traffic flow on Oakland Avenue will not be impacted.
Eastbound traffic will now have to stop at the intersection and will no longer be able to continue straight on Oakland Avenue into the Myers Park neighborhood. The new traffic pattern will require all eastbound traffic to turn left onto Gadsden Street.
Similarly for southbound traffic on Gadsden Street, vehicles will only be able to turn right and head west on Oakland Avenue. There will be no left turn from Gadsden Street to Oakland Avenue.
With anticipated traffic increases in the area associated with the opening of Cascades Park, this change should help reduce cut-through traffic in Myers Park and keep neighborhood streets safe for residents.
Work is anticipated to be complete by March 14. While crews are in the area, please use caution and slow down.
Allen Secreast, Public Works, 891-8273; or Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533