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Oregon will submit grant applications to the Ohio Public Works Commission to help fund Phase 2 of the city’s Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, and the Flood Relief Erosion Control Project.

The sanitary sewer rehabilitation project consists of rehabilitating trunk and local sanitary sewers to reduce inflow/infiltration.

Phase I involved lining several sanitary sewers underneath creeks, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

“This second phase also includes lining the Wheeling Street trunk sewer between Navarre Avenue and Seaman Road,” Roman said at an Oregon council meeting last Monday.

Phase 2 calls for the replacement of sewers in Cresceus and Mambrino roads, and Dearborn Avenue, he said.

“Last year, we submitted this project, but did not receive funding. There was a lot of competition, mainly from Toledo city projects,” said Roman. “Hopefully, there will be less competition this year. But I certainly want to resubmit it and take a second try at getting it funded.”

Phase I of the Flood Relief Erosion Control Project is located within the downstream watersheds of Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches, and Johlin and Heckman ditches, between Cedar Point Road and Lake Erie, according to Roman.

The overall project consists of relocating Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches and Johlin Ditch to a re-aligned Heckman Ditch, providing one large open channel to convey drainage for all four watersheds. The project will be constructed in two phases.

The purpose of the project is twofold: to relocate Heckman Ditch away from Wynn Road to prevent road failure from the severely eroded ditch bank, and to relocate Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches, and Johlin Ditch to bypass the industrial properties between Cedar Point Road and Lake Erie, according to Roman. The undersized channel capacity of Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches has been the cause of chronic flooding in the industrial areas.

“I really feel by relocating this system to bypass the industrial areas is a more prudent form of improving this drainage system. I think environmentally, it’s more prudent to avoid this industrial area,” said Roman.

Phase I consists of relocating Heckman Ditch to the west of Wynn Road, and enlarging the ditch to convey additional drainage flow from Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches and Johlin Ditch. The project will include the replacement of a 60” culvert with a new bridge at Bay Shore Road. The bridge will be designed for Michigan truck load limits.

Phase II consists of relocating Amolsch and Driftmeyer ditches and Johlin Ditch to Heckman Ditch. It will also include a new open channel along two new bridges, one at Cedar Point Road and another at the Toledo Edison Railroad spur. The bridge for Cedar Point Road will also be designed for Michigan load limits.

Each project will cost $5.5 million.

“Just like when we’ve had large multi-million dollar projects like this in the past, we try and phase it in hopes we’ll receive more grant funding,” said Roman.

He is negotiating with BP Husky Toledo Refinery and Toledo Edison to partner with the city to fund the local share of the project.




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