TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- City and county leaders unveiled the first portion of a renovated FAMU Way and Capital Cascades Trail Thursday.
FAMU and city officials are calling FAMU Way one of the most beautiful roads in Tallahassee -- a project that has been several years in the making.
The project extends FAMU Way to St. Marks Trail. A roundabout at FAMU Way and Wahnish Way now bears the name of the university.
Mayor Andrew Gillum said the project represents a strong symbol of FAMU pride and adds to the city's exciting development.
"It's an awesome time to be a citizen of the city of Tallahassee, because this road ties into a much larger set of projects that are going to be vital to the future growth and development of this amazing community," he said.
A block party was held at FAMU Way Thursday evening, including the debut of lights around a five-acre pond just off the roadway.
Visitors to Saturday's football game will be able to travel the new route.