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Big plans unveiled for the Oklahoma River

Okla. river plans revealed

OKLAHOMA CITY – Big plans are unveiled for the Oklahoma River.

Tuesday the city council approved the preliminary report for a huge wind screen along the river.

It’s part of the MAPS3 project.

The goal of the screen is to equalize the wind impact when racers are rowing.

The screen will be 10 feet off the ground and made of perforated metal.

The project will cost $3.3 million.

That’s part of the $60 million the city is spending on river improvements and the whitewater facility.

Construction is set to begin this summer and wrap by 2014.