$1M price tag for Capital Blvd art doesn't sit well with some Raleigh firefighters

  • Source: WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11
  • Published: 02/09/2018 02:04 AM

The City of Raleigh is set to pay nearly $1 million for artwork on two Capital Boulevard bridges, leaving some firefighters and taxpayers upset. The entire project is going to cost more than $36 million revitalizing nearly one mile of Capital Boulevard and two bridges. It's an NCDOT project needed to deal with Raleigh growth - but the City of Raleigh told ABC11 that it is paying $15.8 million of that for "betterments" such as a greenway and nearly $1 million of that is for public art and enhancements to the bridges. The art will cost the city $40,000 for the design and more than $870,000 to build.


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