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 anticipated roadway improvements on Bannerman Road from Meridian Road to Quail Common Drive beginning the week of January 18. This comprehensive data is necessary to assist in the planning and design of the Northeast Connector: Bannerman Road project.
Land Survey activities include identifying and documenting the location of existing public and private owned assets by using collection systems known as digital total stations. Survey monuments depicting property boundary locations are also located in the surveyed areas.
Signs were placed along Bannerman Road to alert drivers surveying crews would be performing work along and near the roadway.
Once surveying work is completed along the roadway, surveyors then review and verify the results prior to preparing plots, maps, and reports.