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OKC waterway project underway

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OKLAHOMA CITY- A multi-million dollar waterway project that will link the Bricktown Canal to the Oklahoma River is nearly 60 percent complete, according to an Oklahoma City official.

In December, the river was drained so construction crews could extend the waterway near the Boathouse District.

It will be longer and closer to the south end of the Bricktown Canal.

The canal and the waterway will not connect but it will make it easier for passengers to transfer between the Oklahoma River Cruises and the Bricktown Canal Taxis.

Jerry Lojka with the Oklahoma River Cruises said passengers can ride up the river and right into Bricktown .

"Basically, get on at Meridian travel the entire length of the river and get on to the water taxis that take you right into Bricktown," Lojka said.

Construction crews have spent the past three months digging up the waterway and lining it with cement.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the summer. It will cost over $3 million, according to the city.

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