As approved in 2014, the Northeast Connector Corridor: Bannerman Road project includes the widening of Bannerman Road from Thomasville Road to Tekesta Drive, as well as multimodal and stormwater improvements from Tekesta Drive to North Meridian Road. The Northeast Connector project also includes construction of three sidewalk projects in the neighborhood surrounding Bannerman Road, and expansion of the Greenways System by constructing the Meridian Road Trail from Bannerman Road south to Lake Overstreet.
Based on the results of a Traffic Feasibility Analysis, which examined future traffic capacity and supporting infrastructure needs along the Bannerman Road corridor, the project was expanded in September 2020. To mitigate future traffic congestion, improve safety, and increase multimodal accessibility, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors approved widening Bannerman Road to four lanes from Thomasville Road to Preservation Road, and adding a median and turn lanes to the two-lane roadway from Preservation Road to Meridian Road.
The Bannerman Road corridor is approximately 4.2 miles long. The project area has been delineated as follows, including currently approved improvements:
This project will include wide-ranging community engagement opportunities to provide and receive information from concerned citizens, homeowners associations, and elected and appointed officials. Upcoming community engagement opportunities are listed below.
For more information, please visit the Community Engagement page of this website.
The Leon County – City of Tallahassee Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (Blueprint) began conducting field surveys for the proposed sidewalk connector along Tekesta Drive from Bannerman Road to Deer Lake beginning the week of November 8. This project is a component of the Northeast Connector: Bannerman Road project and will improve access to the sidewalks on Deer Lake and the future multi-use trails on Bannerman Road
Surveyors along Tekesta Drive