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River Walk to be drained as part of maintenance program

"Draining of the River is vital to ensuring it remains clean and a beautiful attraction for residents and visitors."
Credit: AP
Kayakers paddle along the River Walk, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in downtown San Antonio. A program that has allowed kayaking on the business portion of the River Walk has been extended through January. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Sections of the San Antonio River Walk are being drained as part of the River Walk's maintenance program.

The process began on Sunday, Jan. 23 and will conclude the following Sunday.

The program is a joint effort between the City of San Antonio's Center City Development and Operations Department, Public Works Department and the San Antonio River Authority.  

"Draining of the River is vital to ensuring it remains clean and a beautiful attraction for residents and visitors," the press release says.

The main channel, from East Josephine Street to East Nueva Street, will be partially drained and crews will completely drain the river loop and extension areas.  

Alamo Street, between Market Street and Commerce Street, will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the maintenance project.  

Credit: The City of San Antonio

Crews will be setting up a crane to help with construction duties and the sidewalk will not be accessible. There will be detour signs to help commuters get around the roadway closure, the release says.

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