Time to build: Groundbreaking May 18 will launch our latest tunnel project

The $135 million Westerly Storage Tunnel will be the first such project on Cleveland’s west side

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District celebrates Infrastructure Week with a groundbreaking ceremony this Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. to commemorate construction of the Westerly Storage Tunnel. All are welcome to attend.

This project is the fourth of seven tunnels to be constructed under Project Clean Lake, the Sewer District’s 25-year, $3 billion infrastructure investment program.

The Westerly Storage Tunnel is the first tunnel on Cleveland’s west side. This $135 million project will capture 300 million gallons of combined sewage annually, preventing flows from entering the Cuyahoga River. The two-mile long tunnel runs beneath Tremont, Ohio City and Detroit-Shoreway neighborhoods.

Join us for a groundbreaking celebration

When: Friday, May 18, 10 a.m.

Where: Cleveland Soap Box Derby, SR-2 Shoreway and West 45th Street (West 49th Street exit)

Who: Representatives from the Sewer District, City of Cleveland, project contractors and more will be on hand for the event. See a complete list of participants.

Sewer District CEO Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells will provide an update about Project Clean Lake and address the economic opportunities associated with huge infrastructure investments.

From May 14–21, Infrastructure Week is celebrated by organizations and communities across our country, and highlights the state of our nation’s infrastructure — roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more — and the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.



Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Official Medium channel of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in Cleveland, OH