Update: Relief Sewer Project

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Navigating around the E. 185 Street area will get easier soon as major work on the Relief Sewer Project is beginning to wind down. The project is still on track to be completed by year’s end.

E. 185 Street is expected to open fully to north and south traffic by November. In the meantime motorists and pedestrians should follow detour and construction information signs.

The new $15 million relief tunnel will increase the load capacity of existing sewers in the area, reducing the chance of basement flooding. Cleveland Water Pollution Control’s investment also may reduce negative impacts the environment. 

Currently, Chickasaw Avenue at E. 185 Street is closed while the street is being repaved. North and south traffic on E. 185 Street will resume fully at that point when the intersection reopens soon.

A sewer shaft is being installed on the west side of E. 185 Street, opposite Mohawk Avenue. In early September, E. 185 Street will be closed to north and south traffic at Mohawk Avenue to complete the connection of local sewers to the new relief tunnel.

Kenwanee Avenue and Kildeer Avenue side street entrances from E. 185 Street are blocked so sewer shafts can be installed and local sewers can be connected to the relief tunnel. They are to reopen soon as well.

Within the next few months work will begin on remaining side streets where local sewers need to be connected to the relief tunnel. Those streets are Kewanee Avenue, Neff Road, Kildeer Avenue, Muskoka Avenue and Arrowhead Avenue. Work plans are trying avoid closing entire intersections if possible. So far, the full intersections of Muskoka Avenue and Arrowhead Avenue are scheduled to be closed for sewer tie-ins on the west side of E. 185 Street.

To keep up with changes and updates on the project, follow Cleveland Water Pollution Control on Facebook at @ClevelandWPC and on Twitter at @CleWPC.

Yalinda Moore

Yalinda Moore

Manager of Marketing/Communications

Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC)

WPC is the City of Cleveland sewer maintenance division and stormwater manager.

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Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 4:17 PM, 09.03.2020