TALLAHASSEE — In conjunction with the safety and usability improvements
already in progress, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP)
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail will close approximately
five miles of its northern portion, beginning at the arbor just below the Main
(Capital Circle) Trailhead, for a resurfacing project on February 14, 2011. The
Main Trailhead will remain open during this phase of construction for trail
access north into the City and east along Capital Circle to Southwood.
The northern closure will last roughly seven months and is anticipated to be
completed in August 2011. The resurfacing restores faults in the pavement that
have occurred with age and provides an opportunity to widen the trail from eight
to 12 feet to expand capacity and ensure greater safety for users. Resurfacing
of the southern phase of the project has been completed and 11 miles of trail is
now open for public use between Riverside Drive in the City of St. Marks
(16-mile marker) and the Wakulla/Leon County line (5 mile marker).
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