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Feds to give $11 million to complete Riverwalk
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Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Riverwalk is one step closer to being finished, thanks to the help of a federal grant.

Rep. Kathy Castor and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn made the announcement Tuesday that approximately $11 million will help complete the 2.6-mile pathway that will link the Channel District with Tampa Heights.

"Getting this is the most important thing that's happened to us in probably a decade," Buckhorn told 10 News. "To say that it's a game changer is absolutely accurate."

Castor says she advocated for the grant to go to Riverwalk, calling it "a significant investment in our community's infrastructure, leading to more jobs and economic development."

The funding comes from the TIGER Grant program through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant money, along with $4.2-million from the city will be used to finish a Riverwalk segment that goes underneath Kennedy Blvd.  Buckhorn says that is the most expensive segment of the path.

He says federal money was also awarded to design the final section of the Riverwalk which stretches north from Curtis Hixon Park into Tampa Heights.

The mayor says work on the Kennedy Blvd. segmet will likely begin this fall and take about 12-to-14 months to complete.

"We tried for 20-years to get this Riverwalk done and it is the pivotal piece that makes Tampa different." 

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