Where Does This Oklahoma City Sidewalk Go?

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 10:51 pm
By: News 9

Dana Hertneky, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A stretch of sidewalk is raising some eyebrows on the south side of Oklahoma City.

A viewer wrote to News 9 saying: "You might recall the road to nowhere in Alaska...Oklahoma has a sidewalk to nowhere on Air Depot just south off Tinker. CHECK IT OUT."

We did and found construction underway on a sidewalk on Air Depot between 59th and 74th.

For the past six weeks the stretch of sidewalk has been under construction, and it does appear to be going nowhere.

The City of Oklahoma City's Parks Department is building the sidewalk that they say will eventually go somewhere.

The sidewalk is part of a nearly 10 mile trail from the Oklahoma River to Lake Stanley Draper.

And will go right by Tinker Air Force Base where Victor Cordero is stationed. Right now he has to load his bike into his trunk every time he wants to ride at the lake. The trail would put an end to that.

"I would enjoy it," said Cordero.

And for the rest of us, the trail is part of 150 miles of multipurpose trails that when complete will loop around the entire city, giving us all somewhere to go.

"I think the original purpose was to provide a recreational opportunity for people to get out and bike and have safe places where they could go and enjoy the city outside of a car," said Jennifer McClintock, Spokesperson for Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation.

The project is being paid for from money from the 2007 bond issue. This particular part should be complete by the end of the year.

The trail will connect to another trail that will go all the way around Lake Stanley Draper. That trail is part of MAPS 3.