The Northside Project

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The 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.

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.

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.​​​​

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