Author Topic: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field  (Read 25936 times)

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Oh, wait. Lenny has magically found millions of city dollars lying around. How convenient! https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/06/20/mayor-hart-bridge-ramp-project-will-proceed.html

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^This is actually the $12.5 million already in the budget for the project, plus the state's $12.5 million match.

Sounds like Curry believes he can complete the demolition and reconfiguration in phases, rather than waiting on full funding to become available.

Credit where it's due here. Curry fought hard for those state dollars and made a fighting effort to get federal funding. If ramp removal opens up Met Park and the Shipyards for enhanced development, we'll ROI on the project.

Hopefully we see a PD&E advertised soon.
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According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.   
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According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.   

To me, it's always felt like a longshot. If you look at the intent of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program, and the projects that have been awarded grants, the program is intended to help improve, expand, or rebuild existing roadways, bridges, and transportation networks. Even with the slightly disingenuous name (Talleyrand Connector), it's clear that the Hart Bridge project is intended to make the Shipyards/Met Park more marketable, not improve our crumbling infrastructure.

Silver lining, if Trump launches an Infrastructure for Demolishing America program, I'm pretty sure we're a shoe-in.
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According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.

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According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.

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Ah. That does sound right.
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It was laughable from the beginning that the City made the freight enhancement argument so they could apply for the one Federal program - the better bet is submit under the BUILD (formerly TIGER) program.