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TRAFFIC: Sewer project to impact MLK Boulevard

Traffic along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard alongside Ambler Park impacted

Cleveland (August 23, 2017) – The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Doan Valley Storage Tunnel project will impact traffic in University Circle beginning Thursday, August 24.

Construction will close the westernmost lane of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd near Ambler Park between North Park Blvd. and the bridge north of Ambleside Drive. This closure will remain in effect through November 2021.

In addition, the bike path through Ambler Park will be closed through the end of October as crews work to relocate underground utilities through the park. Signage re-routing cyclists to an alternate route will be clearly visible.

This project began in Summer 2017 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.

The Doan Valley Storage Tunnel (DVT) is a $142 million underground construction project that will reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 365 million gallons annually. The tunnel’s main surface-level construction sites are near Superior Avenue and East 115th Street, Ambler Park, Woodhill Road and Baldwin Road, and Chester Avenue and Euclid Avenue. DVT will help control CSOs at 11 locations along Doan Brook, from Shaker Heights to Lake Erie.

Two tunnels – Mill Creek Tunnel and Euclid Creek Tunnel – are completed and the Dugway Storage Tunnel is currently under construction. Four additional tunnels are planned as part of Project Clean Lake.

Media Contact: Jenn Elting, Senior Public Information Specialist, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
216-881-6600 x6435 office | 216-533-6763 cell | @neorsd on Twitter