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Magnolia Project

Construction for the Magnolia Drive Trail began on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 on the section from Pontiac Drive to Diamond Street.

The project includes:
● Roadway reconstruction.
● Moving the electric lines underground and upgrading water and sewer infrastructure
● Enclosing the storm water drainage
● Building a Multi-use path
● Adding a landscape buffer between the path and the roadway
● Adding a traffic light at the intersection of Jim Lee Road and Magnolia Drive.

The project is estimated to take 18 months; Magnolia Drive will be closed from Pontiac Drive to Diamond Street, inclusive, for the entire duration.

Leon County has designated a “local traffic only” zone which you can see on the map below in pink. Non-local traffic will be detoured to use Meridian/Monroe or Blair Stone Road, instead of Magnolia. To reduce the use of residential streets being used as shortcuts, barricades with “Road Closed to Through Traffic” signs will be in place at the intersections that border this zone:

Streets that intersect with Magnolia will be closed to all traffic except those who live on Magnolia. The graphic shows the closed intersections for this project:

The roll-out of the street closure and detours will likely cause some confusion and frustration at first. The neighborhood association board plans to stay in close contact with Leon County to suggest any necessary changes to the management of traffic plan if improvements are needed along the way.

Please share your questions and concerns with us by emailing our neighborhood email address so that we can relay them to Leon County staff overseeing this project: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Archive of documents from the planning stage:

Agenda item 7 for Dec 5 meeting

Cost Estimates

Overview map of all phases

Map of alternatives