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Buckhorn to Announce Construction on CapTrust Riverwalk Segment - Launches the Verizon Audio Tour
Tampa, FL January 23, 2012 - Mayor Bob Buckhorn will unveil a sign and announce the beginning of construction of the next link of the Tampa Riverwalk – the CapTrust Segment. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at MacDill Park located at 100 North Ashley Drive.

"I am committed to seeing the Riverwalk completed, from Channelside through Tampa Heights. The Hillsborough River is an asset for our community, and we have to make it accessible and enjoyable for everyone. This construction means we are a step closer to achieving that goal," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

This construction project will extend the waterfront pedestrian walkway from the Brownstone segment, now under construction, another 220 feet to the north, via an overwater pathway around the CapTrust Building to connect to MacDill Park.

The lead design consultant for this project is AECOM, aided by the local offices of Moffatt & Nichol and HDR. The construction contract has been awarded to Orion Marine. The total project cost is $1.44 million with an estimated completion date of February 2013.

Mayor Buckhorn will also introduce a new audio cell phone tour of the city's waterfront developed by the Friends of the Riverwalk. The project was made possible by a donation from Verizon, and the support of the Florida Communications Group and the City of Tampa. The self-guided cell phone tour enhances the Riverwalk experience of both the out-of-town guest and the resident visitor offering an historical perspective of Tampa and updated information about the varied venues along the waterfront.

For additional information on the Tampa Riverwalk go to http://www.tampagov.net/dept_riverwalk/.

For additional information on the Audio Tour, please visit the Friends of the Riverwalk website at www.theTampaRiverwalk.com or contact Roger Kurz, Executive Director of the Friends of the Riverwalk, at (813)731-4508.

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