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Concern grows over Woodville Highway Project in Tallahassee

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 18:21:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A plan to make changes to one of the city's busiest roads is in the spotlight in Tallahassee and not everyone's happy about it.

This all has to do with the Woodville Highway Project. It's what brought people out to the Capital Region Transportation meeting on Monday.

The plan drafted in 2010 has many people upset with some saying it's "disturbing." The proposed plan starts on Capital Circle SE and ends on Paul Russell Road. In the process making South Monroe and Adams a one way road.

Patricia Zimmer, a community member, says she doesn't understand why the city feels the need to change the road or the flow of traffic.

"There's nothing wrong with the roads right now, and to add and turn it around to make it a circle in that same area where four points was at one time," said Zimmer. "They've already bettered it and there's nothing wrong with it so I tell them if it's not broke don't fix it."

Commissioner Bill Proctor spoke in support in of a model that would keep South Monroe and Adams street just as they are now.

On Monday the board moved to send FDOT that new model.

The agency will determine the impact it would have in the area. Along with how much money it could take.