OKLAHOMA CITY- Improving the quality of life in Oklahoma City through MAPS 3 is making major progress.
A big celebration launching the MAPS 3 sidewalks portion of the project near NW 104th St. and Western took place Monday morning with the mayor and members of the citizens advisory board.
“These new sidewalks strengthen our neighborhoods and improve our community’s walkability, safety and health. They enhance our access to libraries, parks, schools, public transit and shopping,” said Mayor Mick Cornett.
While the MAPS 3 investment in sidewalks is $9 million, more than $73 million in 2007 GO Bond Issue and MAPS 3 funds are being used to build new sidewalks and trails citywide.
The first few MAPS 3 sidewalk locations include:
- Western Avenue between Hefner and Britton Rd
- MacArthur between Wilshire and Britton
- NW 63th between Meridian and Ann Arbor Terrace
- Classen between NW 34th and NW 49th
- May between Hefner and Quail Creek Rd
- Penn between Memorial and NW 122nd
- Meridian between NW 63 and NW 50
- Western between SW 104th and SW 98th
- May between SW 59th and SW 61st and May between SW 80th and SW 89th
- Pennsylvania between SW 96th and SW 104th
- Pennsylvania between SW 59th and SW 61st to SW 74th
- Pennsylvania between SW 77th and SW 84th
- May between SW 29th and SW 59th
- SE 44th between Shields and Walker
Additional sidewalk locations will be added as MAPS 3 progresses. Sidewalk widths range from 5 to 6 feet depending on how far they are from the curb.
There are eight projects included in the overall improvement plan, including a downtown convention center, public park and senior health and wellness centers.
MAPS 3 is funded by a one-cent sales tax initiative that began in April 2010 and ends in December 2017.