Leon County Commissioner Brain Welch – who represents District 4 – recently provided an update on the Bannerman widening project which was approved in 2014.
Based on the results of a Traffic Feasibility Analysis, which examined future traffic capacity and supporting infrastructure needs along the Bannerman Road corridor, the project was expanded in September 2020.
The update states the “project is underway and is currently in the finalization of its design phase, with groundbreaking expected in late 2023.”
Provided below is the schedule for the project.
The final design will be presented to the Blueprint Board for approval, which will then begin the process for engineering, right-of-way acquisition and permitting.
The project is split up into 3 segments, each with differing improvements planned:
- Segment 1: North Meridian Road to Preservation Road (Construct a median and turn lanes to support two-lane roadway with multimodal and stormwater improvements.)
- Segment 2: Preservation Road to Tekesta Drive (Widen to four-lanes with multimodal and stormwater improvements.)
- Segment 3: Tekesta Drive to Thomasville Road (Widen to four-lanes with multimodal and stormwater improvements.)
Commissioner Welch notes that a multimodal path is currently recommended on both sides of the widened road from Bull Headley to Thomasville, and on the southern side of Bannerman from Bull Headley to Meridian Road. After this project’s completion, the County plans to extend the sidewalk project down the length of Bull Headley.