Urban runoff is a term used to describe the runoff that occurs during rain events in areas that have a high concentration of impervious surfaces, such as asphalt roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, and rooftops. Urban runoff typically contains contaminants such as sediment, nutrients, hydrocarbons, metals, and bacteria from a variety of sources within the watershed. To combat runoff contaminants, the City of Oregon is planning to construct the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project in the Fall of 2019 through Spring of 2020 at the west end of Eastmoreland Blvd. By capturing and treating urban runoff, this project will benefit Otter Creek and the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The City of Oregon was successful in receiving a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant from the US EPA for design and construction.
The project will create an environment that mimics historic floodplain landscapes that existed prior to development in this region. Stormwater will be routed from a 43 acre urban watershed and discharged into a wetland system where natural processes such as settling, pollutant degradation, and nutrient uptake will be facilitated by the wetland vegetation established. The streambanks of Otter Creek flowing through the project area will also be stabilized using a combination of plantings and grading. Over 180 trees and shrubs and 5,000 wetland plugs will be planted in order to further establish habitat for wildlife. These improvements will be made in a neighborhood park like setting that will include a walking path and observation areas where birds and other wildlife can be viewed by park goers.
A public meeting was held on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 to introduce the project to Eastmoreland and Euclid Park residents. A PDF document of the meeting presentation is linked below. The conceptual site plan for the project is also linked below.
Project update photos and other information will be added to this webpage as construction begins. Please contact the Department of Public Service if you have any questions about this project.
The Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch Project is designed to improve drainage along Pickle Road between Coy Road and Oak Tree Subdivision. Construction work is set to begin early February and should be completed by the end of September, 2018.
The project involves the replacement of existing storm sewers along the south side of Pickle Road, the west side of Flo Drive and the south side of Mary Allen Drive with larger storm sewers. A new open channel relief ditch will also be installed just west of Cardinal Bay Subdivision to provide a relief overflow path from Pickle Road to the Navarre Avenue storm sewer. In addition, an asphalt bike path will be installed along the new relief ditch between Pickle Road and Navarre Avenue.
The Navarre Avenue Waterline Replacement project involves the replacement of aged infrastructure on Navarre Avenue between Isaac Streets Drive (2700 block of Navarre) and Lallendorf Road. The City of Oregon will be replacing or rehabilitating the existing 8-inch waterline that is located within the public right-of-way. The project will also include new water service connections from the water main to the curb stops of all properties. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in November, 2019 with a completion of Summer, 2020.
The Annual Waterline Replacement project involves the replacement of aged waterline infrastructure on N. Yarrrow Street, N. Stephen Street, N. Goodyear Street, N. Fargo Street, N. Edward Street, and Goodrich Street between Seaman Road and Pullman Street. Also included with the project is the replacement of waterline on Worden Road between Schmidlin Road and Coy Road. The replacement of the existing waterlines will occur within the existing right-of-way of all of the streets. The waterline replacement will also include new service connections within the right-of-way. Construction of this project is set to begin February, 2019 and should be completed by Summer 2019.
The Grasser Street Sanitary, Storm, and Waterline Improvements project involves the replacement of aged infrastructure on Grasser Street between Navarre Avenue and Munding Drive. The replacement of existing sanitary sewer, waterline, and portions of the storm sewer will occur within the existing right-of-way of Grasser Street. The sanitary sewer and waterline replacements will also include new service connections within the right-of-way. Following the sanitary sewer, waterline, and storm sewer replacement; the roadway will be rebuilt to include new curb and asphalt roadway. Construction of this project is set to begin February, 2018 and should be completed by the end of July, 2018.
Should you have any concerns or questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact the City of Oregon, Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047 to discuss further.