Sewer Project to Impact Superior Avenue
Ohio City motorists commuting to downtown Cleveland will be impacted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Superior Stones Canal CSO Improvements Project. Beginning May 19, 2017, construction will reduce Superior Avenue to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane between W. 6th Street and W. 9th Street.
In addition, W. Superior Avenue between W. 9th Street and Robert J. Lockwood Drive will be closed to westbound traffic.
These closures will remain in effect through December 2017.
The purpose of the Superior Stones Canal CSO Improvements Project is to increase the capacity of the sewer system, thereby reducing the amount of raw sewage discharged into the Cuyahoga River. At the completion of the project, more than 13 million gallons of raw sewage discharged into the environment will be eliminated annually.
This project began in August 2016 and is part of Project Clean Lake, the Sewer District’s $3 billion, 25-year program to control the amount of raw sewage discharged into area waterways, including Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, during heavy rains. Project Clean Lake will reduce combined sewer overflow (CSO) from 4.5 billion gallons to 500 million gallons by 2036.
Jenn Elting is the Senior Public Information Specialist at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.