Toledo, Ohio. Nov. 15, 2017 – Representatives from the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) today announced Boers-Boyer Way will be reconstructed as part of the International Park Storage Basin project. The Miami Street entrance to the Docks will reopen for holiday access on December 15.
The Ohio EPA recently approved roadway reconstruction and storm drainage improvements to Boers-Boyer Way from Miami Street to Main Street.
Julie Cousino, TWI Program Administrator and David Selhorst, Project Manager shared these latest updates at a meeting yesterday with the project’s Business Advisory Committee.
“We periodically meet with this group of representatives from area businesses, organizations and City Council to discuss project progress and to gather input,” Cousino said. “These informal conversations have kept the lines of communication open as the project has progressed and we appreciate the members’ questions and feedback.”
Selhorst said roadway reconstruction is a part of additional restoration efforts at the site. “All park areas that have been disturbed as a part of this project will be reestablished. Trees, shrubs and other landscaping will be planted and lighting poles will be replaced,” he said. “Once complete, park visitors and restaurant patrons to will not likely notice the major construction that was done here, but they will enjoy the overall improvements to the area.”
Planners noted some traffic pattern changes and temporary closings will be necessary to accommodate continued work at the site. Efforts to support area businesses during construction include maintaining access to restaurants from Main Street and billboards announcing The Docks are open during construction.
The International Park project is a 6.9 million gallon capacity Combined Sewer Overflow storage facility currently under construction in International Park along the east bank of the Maumee River. It is one of 45 projects designed to reduce sewage discharges into area waterways. The project is on schedule for completion in October 2018.
About the Toledo Waterways Initiative: The Toledo Waterways Initiative is a federally mandated program requiring the City of Toledo to reduce sewage discharges into its waterways. The multi-year program began following approval by Toledo voters in summer 2002. The TWI encompasses more than 45 separate projects over the course of 18 years, at a total estimated cost of $527 million. Upon completion of the construction for the TWI program in 2020, 80% less untreated water will enter our waterways.
For more information concerning TWI, visit www.ToledoWaterwaysInitiative.com or call 419-720-0929.