Tampa Receives $11 Million In Federal Transportation Funds to Expand the Riverwalk

Linda Mummert here with some exciting news for Tampa... I just read on TBO.com that

Tampa has won nearly $11 million in federal transportation funds to continue expanding the Tampa Riverwalk.

This grant covers construction of the next leg of the Riverwalk, from MacDill Park north beneath the Kennedy Boulevard bridge to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The path will be mounted on pilings and skim the surface of the river.

The grant will also fund a greenway running beneath the Selmon Expressway.

Both the city and the expressway authority agreed to share the cost of $4 million to get the grant.

Mayor Buckhorn has made the Riverwalk the core of his plan to turn the Hillsborough River into a focal point for life downtown.

This funding will help Tampa will several options for getting around.. It will also make the city more appealing to new businesses and visitors.

This will aid Tampa in bringing new business and conventions to our city..Well it is over and out for now, until next time. Stay tuned in for more updates on things to do in Tampa Bay!

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