Less Than One Week Until FAMU Way Grand Opening

FAMU Way extension project
Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 05:33:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- It's been a long time coming, and now the end is in sight for the major FAMU Way make-over.

The FAMU Way Extension Project will create a new east-west roadway between the current end of FAMU Way at Wahnish Way and Lake Bradford Road and includes enhancements to the existing FAMU Way corridor.

There's a brand new design and amenities, and the roundabout at Wahnish Way and FAMU Way will serve as the signature entrance onto FAMU.

The City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, Blueprint 2000 and FAMU are celebrating the completion of the first portion of "the most beautiful roadway in Tallahassee."

The FAMU Way & Capital Cascades Trail grand opening is Thursday, October 15. There's a ceremony from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on FAMU Way, just west of Wahnish Way.

Thursday evening marks a community celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. That's "Under the Over," located on FAMU Way near the Bronough Street Overpass. It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information, call (850) 891-8533 or click here.

According to the City of Tallahassee, starting at 8 a.m. on October 15, FAMU Way will be closed between Wahnish Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for the grand opening ceremony. Wahnish Way/Railroad Avenue between All Saints Street and Eugenia Street will also be temporarily closed. Local access to Railroad Square Art Park and Myers Industrial Park will be maintained via Railroad Avenue. Detour signs will be clearly marked. Both roads will reopen by noon.

At 3 p.m. on October 15, FAMU Way will close between Adams Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in preparation for the community celebration and block party. FAMU Way will reopen by 10 p.m. Access to Kingston Square Apartments will be maintained via Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. FAMU Way between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wahnish Way will remain open during this time.