George & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Inc. provided design services for 2.2 miles of milling and resurfacing to include addition of buffered bike lanes, key-holes lanes, median modifications, drainage structure upgrades/adjustments, widening of paved shoulders, guardrail upgrades, signage and pavement markings, a crash data analysis, and an access management study along the project corridor. This project included ADA improvements such as curb ramps and sidewalk with guiderail at required locations. A formal Public Hearing was setup and coordinated by G&A with all adjacent property owners along this project to include an Open House with all required graphics, presentation material, and appropriate personnel.
During the design there were 14 existing median openings that were modified. Per Florida Statutes 335.199 a corridor modification requires a Public Hearing to be held at least 180 days before the project design is finalized. Both elected and appointed officials for Leon County, City of Tallahassee, and the State of Florida had to be notified along with all the property owners that were impacted. A lot of coordination was needed, and maintaining a good record of all pertinent information/documentation was paramount for the successful completion of this project.