Local Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of FAMU Way

FAMU Way Opening Ceremony
Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 14:08:16-04

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.