The FAMU Way Extension Project will create a new east-west roadway between the current end of FAMU Way at Wahnish Way and Lake Bradford Road. The project also includes enhancements to the existing FAMU Way corridor between Wahnish Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The project will be completed in three phases. Phase one of construction began in April 2014 and consists of the reconstruction of the existing roadway beginning at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and will extend FAMU Way to Pinellas Street. Phase one is expected to be completed by 2016. The second phase will include extending the road to Gamble Street and should be complete the following year. The third phase of construction will extend FAMU Way to Lake Bradford Road and is projected to be completed by 2018.
Once completed, the FAMU Way Extension Project will provide an improved, safer roadway and enhanced mobility in the southern region of the city, in addition to offering new benefits and recreational opportunities for the entire community.
The future design of the roadway, which includes wide sidewalks and on-street parking, will improve safety for both motorized and non-motorized uses; encourage bicycle, pedestrian and mass transit use; minimize social, economic and environmental impacts; and improve local traffic flow.
Blueprint 2000’s Capital Cascades Trail project will also serve as a complement to the City’s extension of FAMU Way, which includes the construction of a multi-use trail, playground, bicycle/pedestrian walkways and many other amenities that will run alongside FAMU Way.