Experimental road project won't grow

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Updated: 8/26/2013 11:30 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Motorists driving through Riverside may notice an unusual road median.

It's actually artificial turf, the kind you would see at NFL stadiums.

But this 100-yard stretch of artificial grass is not on the gridiron. So people are asking, "What's it doing in the middle of a road in Jacksonville?"

It's here because real grass, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, wasn't growing on the Forest Street median ever since it built the I-95 / I-10 interchange overpass.

"It's nice to see stuff like this because it's not overgrown," said driver Shannon Beavers.

An FDOT spokesman calls this experimental project the fulfillment of a promise the department made to the community years ago to beautify the area after constructing the highway overpass.

According to FDOT, there are no plans to install artificial turf anywhere else.

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wishmistress - 8/27/2013 3:55 AM
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They suck the life out of us in taxes, but can't seem to keep the growing grass cut. How much do you think THIS will cost us when they have to pick all the freaking trash out of it that gets stuck in there?
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