LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore was once a business owner along 10th Street in that city.  On Thursday he announced plans for a nearly $17 million revitalization program.

"We must have a comprehensive plan that will guide future growth in our city," Moore said on Thursday.  "It's been nearly a decade since this has been done.  Now is the time to revisit that issue."

The design phase of the project has been completed -- the next step is to acquire the right-of-way for widening 10th Street.  Indiana's Department of Transportation is paying 80 percent of the design and right-of-way expenses.

Construction is expected to begin in 2016, and will include new sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting.  Although the city is hoping the state can pay for construction, Mayor Moore said the city will use its own dollars if it has to.

Moore said the comprehensive plan is especially important given the construction of the two Ohio River bridges and the development of the River Ridge Industrial Park.

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