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Community members have mixed emotions on Woodville Road project

Posted at 5:18 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 17:18:13-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — Road changes may be coming to the Capital City area and some people have mixed emotions about it all.

The Florida Department of Transportation with the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency wants to put money into making South Adams Street into a one-way going south and turn South Monroe Street into a one-way going north.

A Woodville Community Town Hall meeting will be held Tuesday night to inform people about the changes that might take place.

One county leader doesn't think this project will have a positive benefit on drivers.

"The citizens of Woodville before it goes down need to know what is being done, which will cost them more money in gas, more time to come to work and to get home from work," said Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor. "It is just going to create a problem where on does not exist."

The public information officer for FDOT commented on the overall project saying in part:

"The approved configuration is integral to growth and development in the area and balances vehicle traffic needs with the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists to provide an overall safer transportation system."

If you are interested in learning more, a public meeting is set to take place Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woodville Community Center.