JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A $37 million project that would permanently repair downtown's collapsed Liberty Street and expand the area's riverfront got early approval from the City Council on Wednesday.
Council President Greg Anderson, along with top officials from Mayor Lenny Curry's administration, unveiled the plan to a council panel reviewing next year's budget, calling it a crucial investment to fix two failing downtown bridges that have become a "dangerous and ugly reminder" of the city's neglected infrastructure.
"We could transform a showcase for blight into a showpiece for our city," Anderson said.
The council panel unanimously approved including the project in next year's budget. If the full council approves the plan, the city would begin work immediately and complete it within 30 months.