The Northside Project



 The Northside Project include the following:

The Northside Project is among the last Akron Waterways Renewed projects within the City's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated Consent Decree (CD). Once completed, the Northside Project will prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during typical storms.


Lower NSITThe Lower Northside Interceptor Lining Project includes the rehabilitation of a 48” brick sewer located along Peck Road entirely within the Cascade Valley Metro Park – Chuckery Area.



RiversideThe Riverside Sewer Separation project involves construction of new storm sewers in the North Hill neighborhood located along Riverside Drive and along streets that are located between Big Falls Avenue and Drexel Avenue.




NSITThe Northside Interceptor Tunnel project consists of constructing a 16.5-foot internal diameter tunnel, beginning at the Cascade Valley Metro Park – Chuckery Area, generally following Riverside Drive, and terminating near the Front Street Bridge.


Riverside Dr Cross Section
The proposed Northside Interceptor Tunnel will be located 138’ underground as shown in this cross section.  This cross section is typical of the NSIT along Riverside Drive, with over 130 feet of shale and sandstone rock located above the tunnel.
CSO Rack 34
New storm sewers will be constructed throughout the neighborhood located within the red boundary.  Also, the existing combined sewer in this neighborhood will be “re-purposed” as a separate sanitary sewer.


field work

The City of Akron is performing fieldwork in the North Hill area, as part of the City of Akron’s CSO program.  The work includes soil borings, land surveying, and survey work in the Cuyahoga River.  The work will take place along Riverside Drive and into the Cascade Valley Metro Park – Chuckery Area.

The fieldwork is needed to design one of the last projects in the City’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated Consent Decree. 

Residents will see trucks and workers in the road rights-of-way, in easements, or in the park. All workers will have badges to identify that they are part of the project.

Should you have any questions regarding this work, please contact the Akron Waterways Renewed at 330-375-2949 or visit our website 


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