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South Monroe, Adams Streets to be impacted by Woodville Highway Project

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 17:30:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A move that could change how you get around downtown Tallahassee.

The state says the project would help ease traffic flow and widen Woodville Highway.

In the process it would also add a one way round about changing the direction on South Monroe and Adams Streets.

There's also this plan from Sue Gardiner. This alternative model was just sent to FDOT Monday.

Gardiner says she and others in the area were shocked when they heard about the city's plan.

“No one knew everyone had been outraged. So we’re talking about an immense difference in travel time for commuters and especially the surrounding community," said Gardiner.

We also spoke with Wayde Lawhon, the owner of Lawhon Body’s Shop.

He stated, "doing these one way streets is going to destroy these businesses on the south side of town where people are already struggling."

People we spoke to who attended the most recent Transportation Agency Meeting are hopeful FDOT will side with the “People’s Choice” plan.

The proposal would essentially not have any major impact on South Monroe and Adams Streets.