Miccosukee Rd./Fleischmann Rd. Intersection Improvement Project News
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[Above photos all taken after project completion]
Public Works crews have completed all construction associated with the Miccosukee Road/Fleischmann Road Intersection Improvement Project and the Fleischmann Road Sidewalk Project. The goal of constructing the roundabout was to improve traffic conditions and enhance the natural beauty of the canopy road, while the newly added sidewalks are designed to provide safe access to nearby bus stops and for residents and families who enjoy walking around the area. We would like to thank area residents for their patience during construction.
On October 24, we mailed out 721 surveys (154KB PDF) to area residents affected by the Miccosukee Road/Fleischmann Road Intersection Improvement Project and the Fleischmann Road Sidewalk Project. The goal of the survey was to assess how residents felt about the newly constructed roundabout and sidewalks, as well as the City’s communications efforts throughout construction. Of the surveys mailed, 46 were returned to sender, leaving 675 in resident’s hands. Of the 675 surveys delivered, 150 completed surveys were mailed back to staff -- totaling a 22 percent response rate. You can view the report of those survey findings here (871KB PDF).
In order to encourage residents to fill out and return the survey, the City offered a $50 utility bill credit. The utility bill credit would be applied to the bill of a randomly selected survey respondent. The winner of the $50 utility credit was Dennis G. of Sedona Road. Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey. The feedback received will help us with future road improvement projects.
The intersection reopened on Friday, August 17, at 3:00 pm. From a news release issued August 16:
While traffic will be able to use the newly constructed roundabout, associated work, including sidewalk construction and the planting of nearly 700 trees, will continue. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be fully completed by mid-October...
"Even though we have experienced a much wetter summer than we have seen in recent years, we are pleased to be able to re-open the intersection on schedule. We really appreciate the patience that drivers and especially area residents have demonstrated during the construction of this major intersection improvement," said Gabe Menendez, director of Public Works.
July 24, 2012:
At the request of several residents, we closed the Miccosukee Road entrance to the Hidden Valley subdivision. Residents will be able to access the subdivision via the Thomas Butler Road and Fleischmann Road entrance. This closure went into effect today.
June 11, 2012:
Based on input we have received from citizens, we will be temporarily adjusting the timing of two traffic signals in the Miccosukee/Fleischmann project area:
- intersection of Capital Medical Boulevard and Capital Circle NE; and
- intersection of Buford Road and Centerville Road
These adjustments should help ease some of the congestion resulting from the detour (198KB PDF). The timing of these lights will return to normal once construction is complete. Construction is expected to be complete prior to the beginning of the new school year.
May 30, 2012:
The City of Tallahassee formally announced the upcoming temporary closure of the Miccosukee Rd./Fleischmann Rd. intersection, starting on Monday, June 4. (Read the news release.) Details on the closure and other information about the project can be obtained from the following links: