North Monroe Street Safety Implementation Plan

The Latest/ A public information session was conducted Monday, April 29, 2024 (see bottom of page to review materials presented).  Additionally, in May the CRTPA submitted a SS4A Implementation grant application to fund many of the potential improvements identified as part of the North Monroe Street Safety Implementation Plan.

The North Monroe Street Corridor (US 27) represents one of Tallahassee and Leon County’s major north-south corridors. The roadway is an Urban Principal Arterial, connecting suburban and rural communities to the north with downtown Tallahassee. North Monroe Street is primarily bordered by commercial developments; however, cultural sites, schools, public sites, and residential neighborhoods are also located nearby. The CRTPA initiated the North Monroe Street Safety Implementation Plan to identify safety improvements along the North Monroe Corridor from Tharpe Street to Capital Circle NW (a distance of approximately 7 miles). Much of the corridor is identified as part of the region’s high injury network in The CRTPA Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan. This designation highlights a need for review and consideration of safety improvements along the corridor. The results of the study will support the development of a federal SS4A grant application seeking funds to implement the identified safety improvements.

The CRTPA is looking to advance safety efforts on the corridor through the Implementation Plan’s development and related preparation of an SS4A Implementation Grant application. Previous corridor efforts have involved multiple stakeholders including the CRTPA, FDOT, City of Tallahassee, Leon County, and Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency.  These efforts incorporated extensive public involvement including public surveys and multi-day charrettes that have identified suggested improvements for the corridor that will be evaluated as part of this effort.   Additionally, High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) efforts have been conducted by local law enforcement along the corridor.

Potential improvements to the corridor have been identified as part of the Implementation Plan’s development and may be viewed by clicking here.  These potential improvements focus on improving the safety of all travel modes along the corridor and reflect the following broad types of improvement:

  • Near term safety improvements
    • Pavement marking maintenance and enhancement
      • High emphasis crosswalks
    • Safety signage updates
      • High pedestrian area signage
      • No turn on red or blank out signs
    • Increased lighting at intersections or median breaks with crash clustering
  • Mid to long range safety improvements
    • Roadway or intersection design improvements
      • Median enhancements
      • Development of pedestrian refuge locations
      • Access management considerations
      • Turn lane modifications
    • Pedestrian, transit, and bicycle accommodations
      • Eliminate sidewalk and bike lane network gaps
      • Increase access to transit stops
      • Pedestrian channelization
    • Line of sight improvements
      • Considerations for user visibility along the corridor
    • Education and outreach

A public information session was held on Monday, April 29th at the Lake Jackson Community Center (3840 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This public information session showcased potential safety improvements and sought public feedback.  Meeting materials presented at the public information session may be viewed below:

Next Steps/Subsequent to the May 2024 submission of a SS4A Implementation grant application, development of the North Monroe Street Safety Implementation Plan is continuing with the project scheduled to be complete in early fall 2024.

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