Gresham Smith to Design Improvements along Scenic Route in Leon County

November 18, 2020

Gresham Smith has been selected by Leon County to design a safety improvement project along Old Bainbridge Road, a tree-lined canopy road in Tallahassee.

The firm will study the route from Interstate 10 to Capital Circle Northwest. The contract marks our third safety project along Old Bainbridge. All of these improvements have been administered by Leon County through the Florida Department of Transportation’s Local Agency Program and funded by the Federal Highway Administration Highway Safety Improvement Program.

Old Bainbridge Road is a narrow, winding two-lane road that experiences a high level of crashes. Our team will deploy safety countermeasures such as warning signage, speed feedback signs, chevrons, upgrading pavement markings, closure of deep ditches and shoulder widening, while ensuring that there is no impact to the existing tree canopy.

“Our Tallahassee-based team is excited about the opportunity to continue our partnership with Leon County to preserve and improve Old Bainbridge Road as a well-known scenic route,” said Tyler Strickland, Florida state transportation leader at Gresham Smith. “We’ll bring our experience and expertise from our history of roadway projects in Florida to make Old Bainbridge a safer corridor.”

Gresham Smith’s transportation professionals deliver comprehensive management, planning, design, environmental, and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.