November 17, 2011
The Euclid Creek Storage Tunnel is part of a $3-billion plan by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to meet requirements of the federal Clean Water Act. When complete, the 70-million-gallon tunnel will be part of a larger network of tunnels that will drastically reduce combined sewer overflows and improve the water quality of Lake Erie.
Mega projects make mega noise
The tunnel entrances are located in the middle of urban areas, and large mining and earth moving equipment is active. A 12′ AIL Sound Walls Silent Protector wall system was selected to mitigate noise for adjacent neighbourhoods – both during and after construction.
Fast and easy installation
The 2,180′ wall took only three weeks to complete, with AIL Sound Wall representatives working very closely with our distributor (BLE Enterprises), the consultant (TransSystems) and the contractor (Ballast Construction).
Ohio moves away from concrete sound walls
The state of Ohio, has been spending millions to replace concrete sound walls that are badly deteriorating from the effects of harsh winters and road salt. The weatherproof and maintenance-free attributes of AIL Sound Walls were attractive to NEORSD – not to mention their lower cost and easier installation, without expensive lifting equipment. In fact, several other Ohio agencies have since requested our product information.