Groundbreaking to be held for Downtown Riverwalk Expansion -- Construction set to begin on the next two segments

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Business and community leaders will join Mayor Pam Iorio for a groundbreaking ceremony for the next two segments of the Tampa Riverwalk -- the Brorein Street Underpass and the BB&T property. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on March 29, 2011 at the BB&T property (vacant lot) just north of Brorein Street (130 South Ashley Drive).

This project will extend the waterfront pedestrian walkway from USF Park another 550-feet to the north, via a safe under-the-bridge pathway and then overland up to the CapTrust Building.

The design consultant for this project is AECOM / EDAW. The construction contract has be awarded to Johnson Brothers, LLC. The total project costs is $3.2 million and is anticipated to be completed by late April 2012.

For additional information please contact Lee Hoffman, Riverwalk Development Manager, at (813) 274-7439 or via email at