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FAMU Way Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For Friday In Tallahassee

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FAMU Way ribbon cutting scheduled for Friday in Tallahassee

The FAMU Way project has been more than a decade in the making. Tallahassee leaders will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. at Lake Bradford Road to officially open the road to traffic.

Residents are invited to attend the celebration, and masks are required. The event will also be streamed live on the City of Tallahassee Facebook page.

Community meetings began in 2010 to address the need for an additional east-west corridor that would enhance traffic flow. The project extended FAMU Way from Wahnish Way to Lake Bradford Road. It created three roundabouts, wide sidewalks, and a multi-use trail connecting to the St. Marks Trail. A community gathering place is now available at Lake Anita, along with a playground.

Work will continue to enhance stormwater drainage, construct a new skate park, and add other amenities.

Stories about the history of the area were collected for an historical narrative that serves as a guide for the History and Culture Trail project being coordinated by the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, which will recognize the area’s history in physical form along the corridor.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.