A groundbreaking will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday for the Veterans Parkway Streetscape program in Columbus.
The event in the parking lot of Holy Family Church on 12th Street will kick off the $2.5 million project from 13th Street south to Victory Drive along Veterans Parkway.
Completed in two phases, the first phase runs between 13th Street and Eight Street . The second phase moves from Eighth to Victory Drive.The project is a joint effort between city of Columbus and Trees Columbus. Improvements will include landscaping, new lighting and signs. This project is expected to be completed by next summer.
The project is funded with $2.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.