NOTICE: Sewer project affecting Superior Ave. traffic to be completed early 2018
Traffic along Superior Avenue between W. 6th, W. 9th Streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting May 19
May 10, 2017—Traffic in downtown Cleveland will be impacted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Superior Stones Canal CSO Improvements Project. Beginning the evening of May 21, 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.
UPDATE June 1, 2018: Our project manager reports that along the Superior Ave work zone, the pavement restoration work has finally started, but will not be completed until the end of June, weather permitting.
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 discharging into the Cuyahoga River. At the completion of the project, more than 13 million gallons of raw sewage discharging into the environment will be eliminated annually.
This project began in August 2016 and is part of Project Clean Lake, the Sewer District’s 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.