Jacksonville has received nearly half a million dollars in state grants to go toward military base projects.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in a press release the grants will help toward the city’s goal of playing a larger role in the nation’s defense.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced one grant will go toward an ongoing project to create a buffer at the Westside’s Whitehouse Naval Airfield.
A second grant will help with road improvements at Naval Station Mayport to help ease traffic congestion along State Road A1A.