The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) is holding a meeting about the construction of the Northeast Gateway which will essentially connect Shamrock Street in Killearn Estates to Capital Circle through the Welaunee development.
The IA states that the purpose of the project is to “improve regional mobility and enhance connectivity for motorized and non-motorized users… The project is needed to provide an alternative route for existing users of Centerville and Miccosukee Roads— two scenic roadways that are locally protected and designated as Canopy Roads.”
Also, the IA states that the project “is anticipated to provide relief to US 319 (Thomasville Road) and US 90 (Mahan Drive)—the first phase of a new regional gateway into Tallahassee.”
Based on this analysis, Shamrock Street can expect more traffic.
In 2016, TR broke a story about a proposal to establish a “Killearn Corridor” which included widening Shamrock Street to four lanes.
A week after TR’s story was published, the Capital Regional Transportation Agency voted unanimously to rule the out the “Killearn Corridor” option for relieving traffic congestion on Thomasville Road and I-10.
The meeting information provided about this project does not specifically address the impact on Shamrock Street.
The meeting is being held to provide interested persons an opportunity to learn about the project and express their views. There will be a brief presentation, and maps, drawings, and other information will be on display.
Also, Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency representatives and project team members will be available to explain proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments.
The meeting will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Holy Comforter Episcopal School Student Center/Gymnasium located at 2001 Fleischmann Road Tallahassee.