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City Begins Work on Old Main Sewer Separation (CSO Rack 21)


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 12-02-2016

Akron, Ohio, December 2, 2016 – Work on Old Main Sewer Separation (CSO Rack 21) will begin Monday, December 5, 2016 on Ridge Street.  Part of the Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!) program, the $5.9 million project will continue until Nov. 2017.   

The separation involves constructing new storm and sanitary sewers, along with lining portions of the existing sewer.  The sanitary sewer will flow to the Little Cuyahoga Interceptor (LCI), and eventually the Akron Water Reclamation Facility, where it will be treated.  The new storm sewer will carry water from the wet weather events directly to the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Little Cuyahoga River.


The project will result in 4,300 feet of new storm sewer, 5,400 feet of new sanitary sewer, and 1,500 feet of sewer lining.  This project also includes rehabilitating 31 manholes and constructing 40 new manholes. The contractor for the project is Kenmore Construction, and H.R. Gray is the Construction Manager at Risk. 

The Rack 21 area includes: N. College St. (Perkins to Bluff), N. Prospect St. (Market to Bluff), Osage Alley (Park to Bluff), N. Summit St. (Market to Furnace), Perfida Place (Journal to MLK), N. Broadway St. (Market to Furnace), N. High St. (Market to Ridge), N. Main St. (Market to MLK), N. Howard St. (Market to Little Cuyahoga River), State Route 59 (N. Main to N. College), Bluff St., Furnace St. (N. Howard to 240’ East of Summit), Ridge St. (N. High to N. Howard), Market St. (N. Howard to N. Main), Park St. (N. College to Summit), Journal Alley (N. Prospect to Broadway), N. Bank Alley, Maiden Lane Alley, and Beech St. 

Updated traffic information will be posted on  Access to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel will be maintained throughout construction.

For more information about this and other AWR! projects, please contact Heather Bolestridge, AWR! Communications Manager at (330) 375-2949 or by email at [email protected]


For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
166 South High Street, Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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