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Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT-1)

The Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) broke ground on November 6, 2015. This is the largest project under the Akron Waterways Renewed! program. The tunnel will be 27 feet in diameter, span a distance of 6,240 feet, and will be able to hold 25 million gallons of storm water and sewage. 

In November, the contractor continued demobilization of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) support equipment inside the tunnel and at the portal site.  Demobilization and demolition of the tunnel launch structure has been completed to allow the contractor access to resume work on the Tunnel Diversion Structure (TDS).  Contractor is has cleared off of the TDS Base Slab and is performing repairs to the waterstop and some of the dowel bars.

Little Cuyahoga Interceptor (LCI) Connection Structures

The Contractor is installing the Temporary Earth Retaining System (TERS) and started excavating for the Little Cuyahoga Interceptor (LCI) connection structures (Meter Vault, Valve Vault, Junction Chamber and Drop Chamber).

OCIT-1 Consolidation Sewer

The shield-driven tunneling (123 lf) was completed, along with the installation of the liner plates.  The Contractor has installed the Rack 20 Combined Sewer from the Diversion Manhole 1 (MH1) to MH 7.  Modifications to the receiving pit to incorporate installation of MH 3 are in-process.

 

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