Traffic Talk: Oklahoma River races sometimes require bridge closures

Don Gammill: Activities along the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City sometimes require restricting traffic on the Central Avenue (Lincoln) bridge.
by Don Gammill Published: October 8, 2012

“Other events where this is done include the Head of the Regatta, the Riverboat Parade and the Drag Boat races.

“We recognize that it can cause some traffic issues (there was also a concert at the Chesapeake Center on Friday night, creating additional traffic issues in Bricktown), but do work with event organizers to mitigate traffic problems as best as possible.

“As I had to go down to the Boathouse area personally on Friday afternoon,” she said, “I know that a lot of the traffic also came from the individual teams and groups that happened to be arriving at that time to get situated in their own parking/boat setup areas.”

By the way ...

For those of you who live in or frequently travel through northwest Oklahoma County, here's a meeting about NW 178 you might want to make.

This route frequently draws commentary from readers and callers.

The public is invited to a community meeting to discuss the proposed reconstruction and widening of NW 178 from May to Pennsylvania. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at West Field Elementary School, 17601 N Pennsylvania Ave.

Attendees can discuss project details with the contractor and learn about the impact it could have on surrounding neighborhoods.

Mark your calendar.

Enjoy your week and drive safely.

by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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