TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA ─ The Genesis Tallahassee and Tampa offices combined resources to complete a design for landscaping portions of Raymond Diehl Road, Thomasville Road, Capital Circle NE and the ramps, mainline and stormwater ponds of I-10 within the area of this complex interchange. This is a highly visible project and will enhance a major gateway into the City of Tallahassee. Construction is set to begin in mid-July at a cost of $538,000. FDOT will oversee the work. Following the warranty period, on-going maintenance will primarily be the responsibility of the City of Tallahassee.
The project, designed by James Gilman, ASLA, includes over 600 trees ranging from palms to pines to live oaks, over 18,750 shrubs and ground covers and almost an acre of perennial peanut sod. Landscaped areas include borders around stormwater ponds, roadway medians, and in-fill areas at intersecting ramps and along roadway edges. Areas that are inaccessible for maintenance will be planted in perennial peanut sod.
The Tallahassee office supported the project by coordinating with local agencies, formatting the plans to comply with FDOT criteria, developing specification packages, designing Traffic Control Plans and loading the project into the FDOT TRANSPORT system.
This interchange landscape project is one of three on I-10 that Genesis completed for FDOT. The North Monroe interchange project will begin construction later this year and the Capital Circle NW interchange is scheduled for next year.
For additional information, please contact Jim Sullivan, P.E.