City of Tallahassee’s FAMU Way, Halff Honored by ACEC Florida

Press Releases 12-04-2021

The City of Tallahassee and Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, were recognized with a Grand Award in Transportation from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Florida for the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Way project.

This premier Tallahassee and Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency project was unanimously approved by the City of Tallahassee Commission to enhance transportation and serve as a major community investment in the southern side of the City. The City of Tallahassee’s goal was to develop a seamless connection between Florida State University and Florida A&M University by providing a safe and beautiful mobility corridor for all forms of transportation. Coined “the most beautiful road in Tallahassee,” Halff commenced with FAMU Way corridor planning in 2007. Construction was completed on the third phase of the project in early 2021.

“Halff played a critical role in all phases of this project, ranging from corridor planning and preliminary engineering to roadway and roundabout design expertise, stormwater and pond design, signalization design and construction services,” said Jack Beazley, a Civil Engineer III for the City of Tallahassee. “The consultant excelled in collaborating with various project managers, design consultants and local department staff involved, was willing to prioritize any unforeseen project needs and provided quick turnaround throughout the project lifetime. It is apparent that Halff not only met, but exceeded, the City of Tallahassee’s needs during the duration of the FAMU Way project.”

The project extends FAMU Way from South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to North Lake Bradford Road, transforming a segment of existing roadway and constructing a new roadway to complete the desired connectivity. Four attractive and functional roundabouts, wide sidewalks, a multiuse trail connecting to the St. Marks Trail, a community gathering place at Lake Anita, a children’s playground, landscaping and much more were included in the design this transportation corridor.

Halff  has collected 14 project awards in 2021. For a complete list of awards, visit here.


Jodi Hausenfluke
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