NEORSD Stormwater Project To Close Sprague Road In North Royalton And Parma For 60 Days

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s next Regional Stormwater Management Project, “Big Creek Flood Reduction near Sprague Road,” will begin April 24, resulting in a road closure and detours in North Royalton and Parma.

Sprague Road will be closed for approximately 200 feet, east of Thornhurst Drive. Thru-traffic motorists will detour to Pleasant Valley Road via State and Hoertz Roads. Residents living within the closed area will continue to have driveway access during construction.

The project will continue into the fall, but the road will be closed for approximately 60 days.

This $1.4 million project will replace the deteriorated stream crossing beneath Sprague Road, doubling in size to increase capacity and reduce street flooding. A segment of the now-culverted stream south of Sprague Road will be daylighted and a floodplain will be reestablished to further reduce street flooding.

NEORSD’s Regional Stormwater Management Program addresses problems related to stormwater runoff from hard surfaces. Runoff contributes to regional stream flooding, erosion and water-quality issues, and the program improves NEORSD’s ability to further address stormwater problems that cross community boundaries.

Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 11:01 AM, 05.01.2023