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Dam road at Lake Hefner re-opens to pedestrians and cyclists
Pedestrians and bicyclists can once again enjoy a trek around the north side of Lake Hefner, but vehicle traffic is still a couple of weeks away.
Lake Hefner Drive has been re-opened to pedestrians and cyclists along the lake’s north side. It’s expected to re-open to vehicle traffic March 15.
The road has been closed since Jan. 2 while crews make improvements to the intake tower feeding the Hefner Treatment Plant.
The improvements will allow the Utilities Department to pump more raw water to the plant for treatment to meet future drinking water demand.
The Utilities Department provides water, wastewater and solid waste services to more than 1.2 million customers in Central Oklahoma. It was recently awarded the 2017 Gold Award in Excellence in Utilities Management from the Association of Municipal Water Agencies, the “Best In Tap” taste test award by the Southwest American Water Works Association and the Water Excellence for 2060 Award by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
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