Oklahoma's Dam Road at Lake Hefner Closes for Construction

Wed January 03, 2018 - West Edition #1

(okc.gov photo)
(okc.gov photo)

Lake Hefner Drive along the north side of Lake Hefner will close to motor vehicle traffic beginning Jan. 2 while the Utilities Department improves the water intake tower at the dam.

The road is scheduled to re-open March 15. The timeline can change due to weather delays and other factors.

The closure includes the dam road that runs from Britton Road on the west side of Lake Hefner to the parking area on the lake's northeast side.

During construction, no cars or other motor vehicles will be allowed on the dam road.

Bicyclists and pedestrians, including anglers, will have limited access from Britton Road to the north side of the lake. Access to the construction area near the dam will be prohibited.

The construction is part of a capital improvement project for the Hefner Water Treatment Plant. When completed, it will increase the amount of raw water that can be pumped into the treatment plant to meet future water demands.

For more information about the closure, or to request a map of the construction area, contact the Utilities Department at 405/297-2422.

The Utilities Department provides water, waste water 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.