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Construction projects to affect West River Trail, Lake Overholser Trail

Post Date:08/10/2018 10:34 AM

Construction projects in the coming weeks will affect the West River Trail and Lake Overholser Trail in west Oklahoma City.

West River Trail

The West River Trail is closed between NW 10th Street and Reno Avenue while crews install a water pipeline nearby. The trail should be re-opened in late October, although weather and other factors could affect the timeline.

During construction, the trailhead at Reno will remain open. Cyclists may consider using NW 10th and Reno to access Council Road as a detour around the closed section of the trail. Click here for a map.

Signs will alert trail users to the closures.

The pipeline is part of a larger infrastructure improvement project that will connect the water treatment plants at Lake Hefner and Lake Stanley Draper, allowing each plant to serve as a backup to the other if one is temporarily taken offline.

While the trail is closed, crews will also repair a sinkhole on the trail caused by a storm sewer collapse just south of NW 10th Street.

Lake Overholser Trail

Parts of the Overholser Trail will be closed between NW 39th and NW 10th streets beginning Sept. 1 for about eight months. This closure is also part of the same pipeline project affecting the West River Trail.

Different sections of the trail will close or open during construction as the project progresses. Weather and other factors could affect the timeline.

Trail users will be diverted to E Overholser Drive until the project is finished. Signs will alert trail users to the detours.

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