July Update: Abram Creek/Big Creek Parkway Detention Basins Project

The City of Middleburg Heights and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) are working together to find solutions to lessen flooding along the Big Creek Parkway and improve the storm water drainage on Mohawk Trail, Shawnee Trail, Old Pleasant Valley Road, Uhlin Drive and Robert Drive. The NEORSD is providing the City of Middleburg Heights $3.8 million to construct three new stormwater detention basins located on the south side of Big Creek Parkway between Bagley Road and Smith Road. The City of Middleburg Heights is contributing $1.9 million and the total project cost is estimated at $5.7 million.

There is much work to accomplish including purchasing property (houses) for the new basins, working with the Army Corps of Engineers on the extensive wetlands that are throughout the project sites, finalizing the stormwater basin engineering plans, coordinating work with the Cleveland Metroparks, and publicly bidding the projects.

July 2021 Project Update:

All properties have been acquired for Basin 3 and two properties have been acquired for Basin 2. Two houses are being scheduled for demolition for Basin 2 in late July/August 2021. Engineering plans and wetland permit work is proceeding with the goal to have Basin 2 and 3 construction starting in Spring 2022.

Please click on the map to view the proposed basin locations. These are not final engineering plans and the basin configurations can change or be reconfigured as the project proceeds.

This project was funded in part or totally through the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Community Cost-Share Program in coordination with the City, under the provisions of the NEORSD Regional Stormwater Management Program. The contents and views, including any opinions, findings, or conclusions or recommendations, contained in this publication are those of the authors and have not been subject to NEORSD review and may not necessarily reflect the views of NEORSD, and no official endorsement should be inferred.