Groundbreaking on riverfront project

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Ground is officially broken on a project nearly three decades in the making.

Hannibal’s new riverfront project is underway. City officials said this project will not increase taxes. The renovations include a new river wall, a marina for larger boats, and the riverfront will be big enough for two riverboats.

“First and foremost the reason it’s so important is that our citizens are here 365 days a year,” said Hannibal Mayor James Hark. “This is their community and it’s important that the government, the city government, is able to provide quality places for them to enjoy their community.”

“It’s very exciting it’s been a long time coming,” said Parks and Recreation President Andrew Dorian. “We’ve started this process back in 2014. Where we are today, it’s been a lot of hard work behind the scenes. And so this is a really exciting day for all of us.”

Officials said weather depending, they hope to have most of the riverfront done by this summer for the Bicentennial and hope it’ll be officially completed by fall 2019

WGEM Staff

WGEM Staff

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