Part of Oklahoma River drained now through March, trails closed for MAPS 3 improvements

Posted on: 2:43 pm, December 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32am, December 19, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The south bank of the Oklahoma River between the Byers Bridge and Interstate 35 is closed through May so contractors can make improvements to the River and bank as a part of MAPS 3.

The $4.4 million construction project includes starting docks, judging platforms, LED accent lighting, cable crossover lane markers, utility and sound infrastructure, timing displays, video camera system, access ramps and a storage building.

MAPS 3 is a $777 million construction program designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.  It is funded by a one-cent sales tax initiative that began in April 2010 and ends in December 2017.

MAPS 3 funds eight projects: Downtown Convention Center, Downtown Public Park, Modern Streetcar/Transit, Oklahoma River Improvements, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements, Senior Health and Wellness Centers, Trails and Sidewalks.