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Magnolia Drive Trail Project

Project Information

This project page will be regularly updated.

The goal of the Magnolia Drive Trail project is to enhance connectivity and improve safety along the South Magnolia Corridor from South Adams Street to Apalachee Parkway.  

Since construction efforts began in 2016, Leon County and Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency have undertaken several improvements, including:

  • Upgrading paved trails to enhance connectivity.
  • Updating landscaping to beautify the area.
  • Enhancing street lighting to improve pedestrian safety.
  • Upgrading water and sewer infrastructure for better functionality.
  • Through the City of Tallahassee, enhancing the corridor electric infrastructure.

Project Update: Phase II

Leon County is preparing to start Phase 2 of the Magnolia Drive Trail project, spanning from Pontiac Drive to Diamond Street, which will result in a temporary road closure starting Spring 2024.

Phase 2 of the Magnolia Drive Trail project will extend the project’s multi-use trail and overall enhancements along South Magnolia Drive from Pontiac Drive to Diamond Street. Improvements for Phase 2 include:

  • Roadway reconstruction
  • 8-foot multi-use trail on the south and east side of the roadway
  • 4-foot landscape buffer between the path and roadway
  • 8-foot sidewalk between Seminole Drive and Alban Avenue
  • Traffic signal at Jim Lee Road and Magnolia Drive
  • Potable water and sanitary sewer upgrade
  • Enclosed stormwater drainage system on the south and east side of the roadway
  • Street lighting
  • Trash and recycle pads
  • Underground electric provided by the City of Tallahassee

Project Phasing and History

The Magnolia Drive improvements are divided into phases, spanning from South Adams Street to Apalachee Parkway, in order to responsibly detour traffic while mitigating congestion:

  • Phase 1 - South Meridian to Pontiac Drive (Complete)
  • Phase 2 - Pontiac Drive to Diamond Street (Anticipated Completion: Fall 2025)
  • Phase 3 - Diamond Street to Apalachee Parkway (Under Design)
  • Phase 4 - South Monroe Street to South Meridian Street (Complete)
  • Phase 6 - South Adams Street to S. Monroe Street (Complete)

Magnolia Drive Trail Project Location Map

Project Development Resources

Update Meeting held on March 15, 2017

Public meeting held on November, 13, 2014

Citizens can learn more about the Magnolia Drive Trail project on Blueprint’s project website.

Media Outreach

For media inquiries, please reach out to Leon County Community and Media Relations at or call 850-606-5300. 

Project Contact

For questions about Phase 2 of the magnolia Drive Trail project, please reach out to Chris Muehlemann, P.E., Leon County Public Works, at or 850-606-1536.

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