Rattler fans should expect road delays on thier way to Florida A&M’s home opener against Tennessee State Saturday due to construction on part of Wahnish Way.
Construction crews began working on the roundabout located on FAMU Way and Eugenia Street on Tuesday. The FAMU Way project is part of an effort by the City of Tallahassee to enhance the area.
FAMU officials are working with Tallahassee Police and FAMU Public Safety to come up with a new detour. They hope to have a new flow for game day figured out in the next few days.
Carrie Poole, representative from the City of Tallahassee Communications Department, believes this is a minor setback for a major comeback for the area.
“Although it may be an inconvience now, the city closed down part of Wahnish Way in order for it to be ready for homecoming” Poole explained. “The new roundabout will cause traffic to flow better for alumni and fans when they come for the festivities.
FAMU alumna and Rattlers football season ticket holder, Cheryl Houston, is not going to let a small detour stop her from coming to the game.
“I am going to leave earlier in order to avoid missing any of the game,” Houston explained. “I know how it can be trying to get around road work, and I don’t want to get caught in any traffic.”
Zachary Webster, FAMU starting Tight End and physical therapy student, feels hopeful that Rattler fans will not get deterred from coming out to the game.
“Even though they're closing the road, hopefully that won't stop the students and fans from filling Bragg up Saturday,” Webster stated. “It’s always a good feeling to look out into the stands and see our supporters.”
The newly renovated FAMU Way is set to reopen and have its grand opening on October 15, just in time for Florida A&M’s Homecoming festivities.
For more information pertaining to the FAMU Way Extension Project including the upcoming road closure, please visit Talgov.com/FAMUWay