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 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 property acquisition for Basin 3, receiving final permit approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio EPA, finalizing the stormwater basin engineering plans, coordinating work with the Cleveland Metroparks, and publicly bidding the projects.

March 2023 Project Update:

All properties have been acquired for Basin 2 and Basin 3 and all the house demolition work is complete. Wetland mitigation credits were purchased for all three basins and the final permit for Basin 3 has been approved by the Ohio EPA and we are in the process of finalizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for Basin 3. Tree clearing work for Basin 3 is starting the week of March 6, 2023.

After obtaining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit, the Basin 3 project will be bid in Spring 2023. The goal is for City Council to award a contract and for Basin 3 construction work to start in Summer 2023. The next step is to start the process to construct Basin 2 in Summer 2023, but this timeline is contingent on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio EPA formal approvals.

Please click on the map to view the proposed detention basin locations. These are not final engineering plans and the detention 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.