Old Beechwold Area Stormwater System Improvements
The combined Old Beechwold Area Stormwater System Improvements, Blueprint Integrated Solutions, Water Line Improvements, and Roadway Improvements project will construct 9,200 linear feet (LF) of 12” to 30” storm sewer and appurtenances, 2 bioretention basins, 9,400 LF of 6”- 8” water main and appurtenances, and repave roads. The project is a joint design and construction undertaking by the Department of Public Utilities (Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and Division of Water) and the Department of Public Service.
The project is located in Old Beechwold, in the Clintonville planning area, bounded by W. Jeffrey Place on the north, N. High Street on the east, Rustic Place on the south, and the Olentangy River on the west. The project will mitigate street and yard flooding, replace 100 year old water mains, improve roadways, and provide detention and water quality improvement to rain water that will be redirected from the sanitary sewer system by future Blueprint projects. For more information see the Blueprint Columbus project summary. View a project area map.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late winter or early spring 2022. Financing is being provided through a below market-rate loan through the OEPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program. Prior to granting this loan, the Ohio EPA required a detailed submittal from the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to determine the project’s eligibility.
The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER and the letter of "Notice of Issuance of a Final Finding of No Significant Impact to All Interested Citizens, Organizations and Government Agencies."
For additional information please contact the Sewer Systems Engineering Section at 614 645-0485.