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MAPS 3 is an ongoing project in Oklahoma City that aims to provide improvements to the overall lifestyle of its citizens. Some of the project’s improvement plans have included sidewalk improvements, construction of new public buildings and amenities, and improvements to the streetcar route.
As part of the beautification plan for the downtown area, a new downtown park was approved this week by the MAPS 3 advisory panel. The park, which will be used to link the Oklahoma River and downtown areas will be called Core-to-Shore.
The new park will include beautiful gardens and a large grassy lawn facing a huge outdoor stage. Fountains will be added to various locations and a promenade and lake will be some of the main attractions.
Core-to-Shore Park will be connected to the SkyDance pedestrian bridge and will take up 40 acres north of Interstate-40 and 30 acres between the interstate and the river. It will be located south of the Myriad Gardens and will be between Hudson and Robinson avenues.
Construction of the project will require $80 million from the $132 million budget, and it is expected to be completed by 2021.
Safety among pedestrians is one of the most important issues in a community. Sidewalks are built to give them a safe place to pass through traffic, and in Oklahoma City, as a part of the MAPS 3 project, new sidewalks are being constructed all over the city. The project will enhance roadsides and will make it easier for pedestrians to pass through and avoid road accidents. An estimated $9 million will be allocated to this project.
MAPS 3 is an ongoing improvement project in Oklahoma City. Different beautification projects have been planned and scheduled over a period of 10 years to enhance the quality of life in the city and improve the local economy.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and MAPS 3 Citizen Advisory Board Chair Tom McDaniel will be celebrating the launching of the new sidewalks project on August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the N Western between NW 104 and NW 104 Terrace.