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S. Magnolia Drive

Major Infrastructure Improvements

Road Closure Information

To construct major infrastructure improvements along the S. Magnolia Corridor, Leon County is temporarily closing portions of S. Magnolia Drive in multiple phases. These improvements will include upgraded water and sewer infrastructure, roadway repair, an upgraded trail to provide connectivity, and updated landscaping and street lighting for pedestrian safety. The City of Tallahassee will further enhance the corridor by converting overhead electric lines to underground and making traffic signal improvements at the S. Meridian Street and Magnolia Drive intersection.

Construction efforts have been broken into multiple segments. This started with the closure of S. Magnolia Drive from the S. Meridian Street intersection to east of S. Gadsden Street on July 6, 2021. Currently, S. Magnolia Drive is closed between S. Meridian Street and Pontiac Drive.

Roadway construction on S. Magnolia Drive between S. Meridian Street and Pontiac Drive is expected to be completed in late summer 2022.

Current Detour Information

Closure on S. Magnolia Drive between S. Meridian Street to Pontiac Drive

This section of the project will install enhanced landscaping and street lighting from South Meridian Street to Pontiac Drive. Along with this construction, the City of Tallahassee will be installing an underground electric system.The full re-opening of S. Magnolia Drive is expected in late summer 2022.

More about completed sections between S. Monroe St. to S. Meridian St.:

This section of the project is now complete. It included upgraded water and sewer infrastructure, an enclosed storm water system, roadway rebuilding, landscaping and street lighting. Safety improvements also included a landscape buffer along the paved trail for pedestrians. Along with this construction the City of Tallahassee installed an underground electric system and is installing an updated signalization of the South Meridian Street and Magnolia Drive intersection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find detour information? As the road will be closed in multiple phases, detour routes will change throughout the project. Detour updates will be posted to this page. To receive the most up-to-date detour information, please sign up for emails below.

Will construction be disruptive to the neighborhood? During construction, it will be necessary to close S. Magnolia Drive to thru traffic. While construction can be disruptive, the County will do everything possible to minimize inconveniences to residents. Roadway detours will be clearly marked and access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

Where can I get more information? For questions about the closure, email RoadClosures@LeonCountyFL.gov or call Chris Muehlemann at (850) 606-1536. To receive updates on the status of the closure, sign up for alerts with the form below.

Find more information about the full S. Magnolia Drive Major Infrastructure Improvements Project.

 

This page was last updated on April 4, 2022.