Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT)

The Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) is the largest project under the Akron Waterways Renewed! program.

A joint venture between Illinois-based Kenny Construction Co. and Tokyo-based Obayashi Corp. bored the tunnel, which is 27 feet in diameter, span a distance of 6,240 feet, and capable of holding 25.6 million gallons of stormwater and sewage during heavy rain events and control nine of the overflows into the Ohio & Erie Canal and Little Cuyahoga River. The $184.1 million bid by the Kenny/Obayashi JV came in below the Engineer's estimate of $252.2 million.

Click on the "Rosie, Akron's Tunnel Boring Machine" to see her breakthrough at the end of OCIT!

OCIT-1 Live Webcam

 

Drone Footage from OCIT-2