Demolition of the raised expressway that runs along Metropolitan Park to the Hart Bridge is expected to get underway soon.
The city has scheduled a town hall beeing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., where officials will be on hand with maps, ready to answer questions about what the demolition will mean for area motorists.
It will be held at the Jacksonville Elks Lodge at 1855 West Road.
A $25.45 million bid from Jacksonville-based J.B. Coxwell Contracting Inc. to demolish part of the elevated Hart Bridge expressway and construct new ramp connections is headed to Mayor Lenny Curry’s desk for final approval, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021.
The city said in a legislative summary the project's purpose is to promote development of the Shipyards properties and the proposed Lot J mixed-use development and the city’s Metropolitan Park, according to the Daily Record.
Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville Jaguars have previously said they are close to signing an agreement for the first phase of the Lot J redevelopment.