Galveston breaks ground on project to improve seawall

December 21, 2010 3:57:08 PM PST
The City of Galveston broke ground on a new project to dramatically improve the seawall. The city received a $1.5 million gift from Frito-Lay Sunchips, Kroger and the federal government to beautify the seawall at Fort Crockett Park. The project will add a bus shelter, picnic tables and bike racks among other things.

This is part of an overall $15 million Seawall Boulevard improvement project.

"The seawall is our greatest investment. We all know deep in our heart it can be so much more than what it is, and as a city that knows how to take care of itself now and is learning those lessons, why don't we invest in our number one asset in a way that can sustain," said Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski

The city plans to ask voters to approve a new seawall parking fee in May to fund seawall projects. The fee would max out at $8 a day.


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