Gaines Street Updates
April 29, 2013
On April 25, Gaines Street reopened to two-way traffic between Railroad and Woodward avenues.
"No project in Tallahassee better demonstrates the success you can achieve when citizens, businesses and government work together," said Tallahassee Mayor John Marks. "When you see more than $128 million in new private development, the success of local existing businesses, not to mention a beautiful, safe and inviting roadway and enhanced parks, this project is a home run for our community."
The work along Gaines Street has been a multi-year, multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional project. Funding came from a variety of sources including the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and the State of Florida.
While the vision continues to develop to create a vibrant urban corridor with public art displays, businesses and live/work spaces, infrastructure improvements will also continue. The final work on Gaines Street will involve installation of a roundabout at Gaines Street and Woodward Avenue. The City plans to request bids, award a contract and begin construction in the coming year.
October 17, 2012
The City of Tallahassee is pleased to announce the official Brownfields Coalition Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program kickoff meeting.
The City and the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency received a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grant (RLF) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This grant allows us to loan funds at competitive rates to be used for the cleanup of environmental contamination. An RLF loan can be a key component of project financing, assisting with readying properties for redevelopment.
The City is hosting a kickoff workshop to explain the features and benefits of the RLF program. Please join us to learn more about what this could mean for you and your property.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 4 – 6 p.m. (brief presentation at 4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Renaissance Center, 435 North Macomb Street, Leon County Conference Room, Second Floor
June 5, 2012
Today, Gaines Street experienced a huge change as the project transitioned to Phase 2 of Segment 2. The City of Tallahassee reopened Gaines Street to two-way traffic east of the Gaines Street / Railroad Avenue intersection.
Gaines Street remains a one-lane, one-way westbound road between Railroad Avenue and Woodward Avenue after this change. All traffic in this portion will now use the north lane. Traffic headed eastbound on Gaines Street will continue to be detoured at Woodward Avenue north to W. St. Augustine Street.
Businesses in the construction zone remain open. Access to all the businesses will be maintained to the greatest extent possible during construction.
May 25, 2012
This week, paving has been done on the north lane of Gaines Street. The road still needs striped before it can be used.
Additionally, a few more light poles need to be installed, and the electricity needs to be run to the new mast arms for the traffic lights. Once the new poles are hot, the old poles can be removed, and the remaining sidewalk pieces can be completed.
The cobblestones are in on the medians, but some grout work and finishing still needs done, as does some minor landscaping. A portion of the landscaping west of Railroad Avenue will be completed with Segment 2, as it requires an irrigation hook up from west of the current work zone.
Crews have completed work on the storm drain from Full Press eastward. Next week, crews will begin duct bank work from the current edge of project (on the south side of the road across from the hotel) back west toward Full Press. Storm drain work will also begin again headed west from near Full Press toward Stone Valley Way. As Segment 1 is wrapping up, you will begin seeing more work occur between Railroad Avenue and Stone Valley Way as we segue into Segment 2.
We anticipate being able to return traffic between Railroad Avenue and Macomb Street to two-way late next week, pending no unforeseen circumstances. We will send another update when that occurs.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Gaines Street Project.