Thomasville Road Planning Study
The Planning Study
The Planning Study will explore alternatives to facilitate north-south mobility within the proposed study limits. Additional capacity is needed to relieve current and anticipated congestion along the Thomasville Road/Capital Circle Northeast (S.R. 61/U.S. 319) corridor, including the interchanges with S.R. 8 (I-10). By adding more capacity, people and goods will be able to move more efficiently from northeast Tallahassee and locations north in Georgia to I-10 and locations south within the urban area of Tallahassee.
Alternatives to be considered to increase capacity include adding travel lanes to S.R. 61 in the northbound and southbound directions, as well as adding a new road on a new alignment. Additionally, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) improvements will be analyzed as part of the following potential Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. Secondary purposes include expediting multi-modal travel along the corridor while allowing safe movement of vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Thomasville Road is currently one of the 'spokes of the wheel' of the Tallahassee transportation network, and Capital Circle Northeast is a portion of the 'wheel' around most of Tallahassee. The project area includes the interchange of Thomasville Road and Capital Circle Northeast with I-10, the surrounding area of influence of the interchange, and continues north on Thomasville Road to Bradfordville Road.
The planning study will also evaluate the addition of a new 'spoke' to tie into the existing infrastructure at Capital Circle Northeast, further south of Thomasville Road and I-10. The new spoke could potentially add capacity and reconfigure existing infrastructure, or develop an entirely new corridor.