Update: December 13, 2018:
The City will have all the necessary easements from properties along Weems Road by the first of the year at which time the project manager plans to bid the construction…stay tuned.
Update: February 8, 2018
City Commission elected leaders approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor of Tallahassee to execute an agreement with FDOT for $1 million in funds for the Weems Road extension.
The project is intended to relieve congestion at the state-maintained intersection of Capital Circle NE and Mahan Drive.
The road improvement will allow those travelling north on Weems road to cross over Mahan and travel to Capital Circle NE via the extension which is located behind the retail center that includes Academy Sports and Publix.
On Monday, June 12th, City Engineers held an Open House with their proposed plan to improve Weems Road between Mahan and the railroad tracks. If you care to submit your comments, please submit via the comment form below (or via print version – click here) and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 850-765-4353, or mail to Weems HOA, 7113-2 Beech Ridge Trail, Tallahassee, 32312. Once we have gathered the forms, we will request a neighborhood meeting, with the city, at either the park or gazebo on a Saturday morning, to answer any questions you may have; so, please send them back no later than July 7, 2017.
Weems Road Phase 2 Improvements – Comment Form
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Weems Road Phase II Project
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will there be a sidewalk on both sides of Weems Rd?
- There will be a 5/6’ sidewalk on the west side of the roadway from the sewer pumping station to Mahan
- There will be a 12’ wide trail on the east side of the roadway from the railroad tracks to Mahan
2. Will there be a left (Heading North on Weems) turn lane to Acadian?
- There will be a northbound left turn into the back entrance of the shopping center across from Acadian.
- There will be a southbound left turn into Acadian as well.
- The length of the northbound right turn lane onto Acadian has been extended.
3. What are the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans during construction, especially during peak traffic hours?
- The roadway will be open for local traffic only throughout the duration of construction which is estimated to be 12-14 months.
- The Weems Pond outflow and stream crossing will closed for the entirety of the project.
- There will be a bridge constructed at the pond outfall location just north of the rail road tracks.
4. When is construction scheduled to start?
- Construction looks as if it will begin in summer of 2018 with the possibility of utility work beginning prior to the roadway work.
5. How long is construction scheduled to take?
- Construction is currently anticipated to last approximately 14-16 months.
6. Will the city need to purchase any property, and on which side of Weems Rd?
- The City will need easements, both temporary and a few permanent on both sides of Weems Road. Additional right-of-way will be required to construct the roundabout.
7. Does part of the project include raising Weems Rd between the railroad tracks and the water treatment plant? For water capacity underneath road.
- The project is still under design, currently the roadway will be raised approximately 5’ via the construction of a bridge.
8. What will happen with the current culvert system?
- The Current culverts will be replaced with a bridge.
9. Does the project include installation of new street lights, and where?
- At this time there is not a plan to change the lighting along Weems Road. City Electric will evaluate the lighting along Weems and adjust accordingly for the new improvements.