Hart Expressway

Jacksonvlle’s Bid For Federal Hart Bridge Ramp Demolition Money Fails

Jun 21, 2018
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

In a blow to plans for a huge development at Metropolitan Park and The Shipyards, the federal transportation department passed over Jacksonville’s request for a $25 million grant to take down part of the Hart Bridge’s elevated ramp and build new connections for motorists.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable with Paula Horvath of the Florida Times-Union, Fred Matthews formerly of the Examiner and Claire Goforth editor at Folio Weekly joined host Melissa Ross in discussing the news of the week. We were also heard from actor, producer and comedian Arsenio Hall, who is performing this weekend at the Comedy Zone. Local actor and producer Jason Woods told us about his his one-man show of A Christmas Carol. and organizer of the 19th annual Greek Festival and Arts and Crafts Fair, Susan Stone, joined us by phone to talk about this weekend’s fair in St. Augustine. 

       

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

After convincing state lawmakers to approve a pension sales-tax extension, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has a new request for Tallahassee: cash to rebuild a portion of the Hart Expressway.

Curry said the ramps near Everbank Field are from a bygone era.