Location: Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation
Client: Florida Department of Transportation
Construction Cost: $6,300,000
- Highway/Roadway Design
- Maintenance‐of‐Traffic (MOT) Plan Development
- Signal Design
- Lighting Design
- Signing Design
- Stormwater/Pavement Drainage Design
- Local Municipality Coordination
To improve the level of service of State Route (SR) 61 and SR 63 in Leon County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has initiated a resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (3R) project for both corridors. Lochner is providing design.
From Paul Russell Road to Perkins Street, Lochner’s design will resurface a 1.2‐mile section of SR 61, including the existing travel lanes, auxiliary lanes, bike lanes, and median crossovers. Lochner is proposing to restripe the corridor with two 11‐foot‐wide travel lanes and six‐foot buffered bike lanes, giving bicyclists more room to ride safely. Travel lanes from Paul Russell Road to Wallis Street will be separated by a 20‐foot‐wide, raised grassed median and a 12‐foot paved median between Wallis Street and Perkins Street. Existing handrails along the corridor’s sidewalks will be reviewed and reconstructed as necessary to meet current standards.
Lochner’s SR 63 design improvements include a 2.1‐mile portion of the corridor, stretching from the Gadsden County Line to SR 263 (Capital Circle). The project will primarily focus on resurfacing the roadway’s existing travel lanes, auxiliary lanes, paved shoulders/bike lanes, and median crossovers. Lochner is proposing two 12‐foot travel lanes separated by a 30‐foot‐wide grass median and lined by four‐foot paved shoulders on either side of the roadway. An overhead sign truss north of SR 263 will be removed, turn lanes will be added or extended, and existing guardrails will be updated.
ADA improvements on both corridors will include repairing deficient sidewalk, replacing or retrofitting non‐compliant curb ramps, redesigning to meet clear space requirements, and upgrading pedestrian signal features. Any traffic detectors impacted by the resurfacing operation will be replaced. Although right of way varies through the project limits on either corridor, no additional right of way will be required.