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City to Host Rosie Digs Akron Event - Aug 19 August 10, 2017 The City of Akron and the Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!) will be hosting a free “Rosie Digs Akron” kick-off event on August 19th. Mayor Horrigan invites the public to come meet “Rosie,” the massive tunnel boring machine (TBM), as final preparations are being made to send her on her journey under downtown Akron to dig the 6,200 ft. long Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT). Read More Mayor Horrigan Announces $17 Million Savings on AWR! Project through Interest Rate Reduction July 13, 2017 Mayor Horrigan announced that the City of Akron received a reduced interest rate on the Howard Storage Basin (CSO Rack 22) project, through the State of Ohio Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Discount program. Read More AWR! Begins Work on Carpenter Sewer Separation (CSO Rack 30) Project July 13, 2017 Last month, Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!) began work on Cuyahoga Street for the Carpenter Sewer Separation (CSO Rack 30) project. This $2.3 million Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-mandated project, which will eliminate combined sewer overflows in this area, will continue until November 2017. Read More WKSU Goes Underground With Akron's Big Dig March 3, 2017 Construction is in full swing on the biggest piece of Akron’s $1.4 billion sewer project. A free tour allows people to see what’s happening beneath the city. Read More City to Close Intersection of MLK, Main, Howard and Perkins January 26, 2017 The intersection of Main, Howard and Perkins Streets and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed starting Monday, February 6, 2017. Read More Special Gorge Dam Program Series Kicks Off Next Month January 10, 2017 Beginning in February, Summit Metro Parks will host special programs every month in or about Gorge Metro Park. Read More CSO project underway this week December 8, 2016 City of Akron officials said work on the $5.9 million Old Main Sewer Separation project began Dec. 5 on Ridge Street and will continue until next November. Read More Bob Dyer: Having a blast November 21, 2016 Bob Dyer: Having a blast Read More Blasting begins in downtown Akron; contractors using explosives on underground rock for sewer project November 17, 2016 Blasting begins in downtown Akron; contractors using explosives on underground rock for sewer project Read More Downtown Akron may start shaking as contractors blast underground rock for sewer project October 7, 2016 Downtown Akron may start shaking as contractors blast underground rock for sewer project Read More