A public meeting is set for next Wednesday as the city of Venice plans to update the community on the downtown beautification project.

That project is now about 60 percent complete- the meeting is set to give more details on both West Venice and Miami Avenues.

The entire downtown project was initially set to be done by Christmas, but thanks to over-budget bids, construction began two months late.

Crews this week began work on parts of Tampa Avenue and Nassau Street.