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.
“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.
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