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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 will temporarily close portions of S. Magnolia Drive in multiple phases beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021. 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 will be broken into multiple segments, beginning with the closure of S. Magnolia Drive from the S. Meridian Street intersection to east of S. Gadsden Street on July 6.

Roadway construction on S. Magnolia Drive between S. Monroe Street and Pontiac Drive is expected to be completed in Spring 2022.

Detour Route Information

Construction efforts will be broken into multiple segments, beginning with the closure of S. Magnolia Drive from the S. Meridian Street intersection to east of S. Gadsden Street on July 6. This phase of construction will include water and sanitary sewer improvements and the conversion from overhead to underground of the electric utility lines. Detours will be clearly marked and access to residences will be maintained at all times.

The second segment of construction will include the same improvements and will require closing a one block section of S. Magnolia Drive from S. Monroe Street to S. Gadsden Street. Again, detours will be clearly marked and access to residences will be maintained at all times.

Construction will continue along Magnolia Drive east toward Pontiac Drive and may require additional detours.

Current Detour 

Westbound traffic on Magnolia Drive will be detoured south onto Country Club Drive then west onto Orange Avenue then north onto S. Monroe Street to Magnolia Dr.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on S. Monroe Street then east onto Orange Avenue then north onto Country Club Drive to Magnolia Drive.  Southbound traffic on S. Meridian Street will be detoured west onto Perkins Street then south onto S. Monroe Street then east onto Orange Avenue to Meridian Street.  Northbound traffic on S. Meridian Street will be detoured west onto Wallis Street then north onto S. Monroe Street to Magnolia Drive.

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

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

During this phase of construction, S. Magnolia Drive’s intersections with S. Gadsden Street and S. Meridian Street will be temporarily closed in segments. Detour Routes on this page will be updated as construction progresses.

More about the sections between S. Meridian St. to Pontiac Dr.:

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.

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 throughout the project, sign up for alerts with the form below.

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