Lawton Driver License HQ temporary closure - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Lawton Driver License HQ temporary closure

[Source KSWO] [Source KSWO]

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- The Lawton driver license office will be temporarily closed for renovation starting Friday, so the state can update old equipment and add new work space.

Each week hundreds of customers visit Lawton's driver license headquarters and wait in line for their number to be called.

Only four people work here.


After the renovation, those workers will be able to help drivers much faster.

"Whenever there is an examiner not out doing a driving test they will have the ability to come up here and help customers with their driver's licenses and hopefully that will make the process flow a little bit quicker,” said Captain Paul Timmons, The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says staff will be able to do just that. 

Crews are adding a handicapped accessible counter.

While the office is closed, drivers will have to go to Altus or Chickasha to get a license or take a test.
 
People who need to take a Commercial Driver’s License test will still be able to do so at the Lawton office, during the renovations.

Although the renovation is necessary, unfortunately, it's happening during the busiest time of the month.

"With this being August as well you've got the new drivers coming to get a driver’s license and permits,” said Timmons. “Typically, they do see a higher level of traffic during those time frames."

He asks for everyone's patience during the process.

"The work that's going on here will eventually benefit those people that come to this location,” said Timmons. “It's like anything else, it's a process that will take time and we want to make sure that it is done right."

 

Besides Altus and Chickasha, Hinton, Clinton and Ardmore sites will be open while the remodeling is underway in Lawton.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

    Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:23:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-05-27 11:44:22 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-05-27 11:44:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

  • US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

    US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-05-27 11:43:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...

    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

Powered by Frankly