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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CONSTRUCTION: Sewer project to close two lanes on Lakeshore Blvd.

Beginning this week, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will begin installation of a new sewer along Lakeshore Boulevard. This relief sewer, designed to reduce flooding in the area, will require temporary closure of two westbound lanes along Lakeshore Boulevard between East 156 Street and Sycamore Street. Drivers should anticipate delays.

To minimize traffic interruptions, this sewer work will be performed in small sections at a time, working west to east along Lakeshore Boulevard. During construction along each segment, the northernmost two lanes of Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic. Construction is expected to last three months.

Regular updates will be posted on Twitter; the Sewer District’s official Twitter handle is @neorsd.

The Sewer District’s contractor, McNally/Kiewit, will be utilizing open-cut construction methods; a trench will be dug along Lakeshore Boulevard, new sewer pipe will be installed, the trench will be filled, and the road will be repaired.

This relief sewer is component of the Euclid Creek Tunnel, a $197 million project designed to capture combined sewage—a mixture of stormwater and wastewater—during heavy rains and store it until it can be treated by the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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