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All Systems are go for April groundbreaking of the $15 million Downtown Mall Project

December 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

After almost eight years in the planning stages- indications are now that the $15 million funding package for the redesign and renovation of the Downtown Mall has been cobbled together and all systems are go for an early April groundbreaking. In late September bids were opened for the project and they were two million higher than anticipated. Since that time efforts have been made to complete the funding puzzle allowing the project to get underway next spring. The renovations planned for the downtown mall include installing high-capacity broadband fiber and replacing aging infrastructure before reinstalling Baltimore Street through the pedestrian mall. Tritan Construction was awarded the project. During a work session Tuesday, an overview and update was provided with Mayor Ray Morriss and CEDC executive director Matt Miller agreeing that there are not more obstacles…