Kerr-Russell Inflow Redirection Project

CIP# 650790-113180

This project includes design and construction of a new storm sewer upstream of the Kerr Russell combined sewer regulator, which is located on Kerr Street south of Russell Street (see map below).

The project will mitigate overflows from this regulator up to the Typical Year level of service. The project also includes converting several parking lanes on Kerr Street and Warren Street to a permeable paver surface including stormwater treatment features beneath. The paver parking lanes will provide water quality treatment for runoff directly entering the separate storm sewer system. The paver parking lanes will include traffic islands to delineate the parking areas.

The project is included in the City of Columbus Integrated Plan and 2015 WWMP Update Plan originally approved by Ohio EPA in December 2015 to address wet weather issues in the collection system.

The project will install approximately 2,124 LF of new 8-inch through 42 inch storm sewer, manholes, and other features necessary to mitigate activations of the combined sewer regulator. The existing combined sewer will be rehabilitated as part of the project and continue to provide conveyance of sanitary sewage from the area to the wastewater treatment plant.

The limits are on Kerr Street between I-670 and Warren Street and on Warren Street between Kerr Street and North Fourth Street. Traffic and parking impacts will unfortunately result during the project construction but will be managed as much as possible.  

Pending final approval from OEPA, construction will start 4th quarter in 2023 and be completed in 2025.

Financing for this project is being provided by a below-market rate loan obtained through the OEPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and the debt is being serviced through the City of Columbus sanitary sewer user fees.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER and the letter(PDF, 544KB) of "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impact” 

Questions regarding this project should be directed to Robert Herr, P.E. at 614-645-0483 or email to

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