Segment 1 of the Capital Cascades Trail project involves the reconstruction of Franklin Boulevard, which begins at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and East Tennessee Street (US Highway 90), then extends south along Franklin Boulevard to Lafayette Street, located just south of the Apalachee Parkway Bridge.
This segment is well known
for its periodic flooding due to the restricted size
of the concrete-lined section of the St. Augustine
Branch (ditch) located in the center of the boulevard.
Franklin Boulevard is a Leon County roadway that is
currently classified as a ‘minor arterial,’
which provides for only vehicular use (no sidewalks
or bicycle lanes). This segment of the Cascades Trail
project is unique due to the roadway and the limited
Work on Segment 1 initially had been postponed due to funding constraints; however, a $4.2 million HUD urban redevelopment grant received in the fall of 2010 enabled Blueprint to move forward with design and construction of the stormwater improvements. After receiving public input during their September 2011 meetings and after a public workshop in October 2011, Tallahassee and Leon County Commissioners voted in November 2011 to amend the original project concept for Franklin Boulevard from a 4-lane road to a new 2-lane green corridor with enhanced pedestrian and bike amenities. This project is projected to be substantially complete by August 2012.
To learn how you can contribute
to the construction of Cascades Park, please visit www.cascadespark.org
for more details.
CAPITAL CASCADES TRAIL
2727 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Autumn Calder, Senior Planner:
Gary Phillips, Project Manager: