Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lakeshore Boulevard Relief Sewer Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's Community Meeting regarding the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Lakeshore Boulevard Relief Sewer.

Below is a copy of the presentation:

As discussed in the meeting, there are several benefits associated with this project.  This new relief sewer will not replace the existing sewer beneath Lakeshore Boulevard, but rather supplement that sewer's capacity.

By increasing the amount of flow the Sewer District's infrastructure can transport, we will not only reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into Lake Erie and Euclid Creek, but reduce basement flooding in the area.

This new sewer will run from Triangle Park (just east of Euclid Creek) to Rosecliff Avenue.  In addition, new sewers will also be constructed on East Park Drive and Crestland Road.  These sewers will be constructed using an open-cut method, meaning that the contractor will dig large ditches within Lakeshore Boulevard and install sewer pipe.

When this project is complete, the Sewer District will resurface ("curb-to-curb") the following roads:

  • Lakeshore Boulevard from Louis Stokes Bridge to Rosecliff Avenue
  • East Park Drive from Lakeshore Boulevard to Dorchester Drive
  • Crestland Road from Lakeshore Boulevard to 17720/17725 Crestland Road.
If you have any questions, please contact the Sewer District's Customer Service Department at 216.881.8247.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sewer District Meeting Feb. 11

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will hold a community meeting on Tues., Feb. 11, 2014, to discuss the Lakeshore Boulevard Relief Sewer.  This meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Memorial-Nottingham Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (17109 Lakeshore Blvd.).

Join the Sewer District at this meeting to learn more about the project, construction and traffic impacts, and residential benefits including reduced basement flooding.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

May every day of the new year glow with good cheer 
and happiness for you and your family.

Happy New Year from the entire Euclid Creek Tunnel team!

Monday, December 9, 2013

No Community Meeting in December

We had originally planned to hold a Community Meeting the evening of December 17, but we are cancelling this meeting.  Attendance has been very low and, with the holidays rapidly approaching, we anticipate low attendance this quarter as well.

Please stay tuned to this blog -- and your e-mail inbox -- as we try to coordinate a time to present Euclid Creek Tunnel updates in conjunction with other local meetings already scheduled.  We will let you know when the rescheduled date is.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TRAFFIC NOTICE: Sewer Project to Close Two Lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard

Construction of new sewers will impact eastbound and westbound traffic on Lake Shore Blvd. near Triangle Park.

Vehicular traffic along Lake Shore Boulevard will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning today, Nov. 19, 2013.  This lane closure will occur between the Louis Stokes Bridge (immediately east of East 174 St. near Triangle Park) and Marcella Rd.  This closure is for construction of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Lake Shore Boulevard Relief Sewer, a new sewer designed to reduce basement and street flooding in the area.

Construction is expected to continue for approximately one year. See map.

As part of the sewer project, construction crews will be excavating a large access shaft within Lake Shore Blvd.  This access shaft will be used to connect the new relief sewer to the Euclid Creek Tunnel beneath Triangle Park near East 174 St.

Prior to the closure, the Sewer District re-paved the two southernmost lanes of Lake Shore Blvd. in anticipation of increased traffic flows to that portion of the road.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Blasting is complete at both Shaft 2 and Shaft 3

Blasting for the Euclid Creek Tunnel project at Shaft 2 (Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant near E. 140 St. and Lakeshore Blvd.) and Shaft 2 (Beulah Park near E. 156 St. and Lakeshore Blvd.) is complete.

The last blasts for Shafts 2 and 3 occurred on Nov. 4, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013, respectively.

E. 156 St. will remain closed north of Lakeshore Blvd. for continued sewer infrastructure work related to this project.

Thank you for your continued patience during this project.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 8, 2013

St. Clair Avenue is OPEN

On Thursday, November 7, St. Clair Ave. between East 185 St. and Neff Rd. was re-opened to traffic. The street has been re-paved and was re-opened ahead of schedule. Motorists should still use caution, however, until the lane lines are added; this should occur in the next several days, weather permitting.

St. Clair Ave. was closed in August for installation of sewer infrastructure, part of the Euclid Creek Tunnel project.

Thank you to everyone, especially the business owners within the construction zone, for their continued patience during this time.