Fort Wayne City Utilities news release:
Traffic Alert: Superior Street Sewer Work Moves into Clinton
(June 8, 2020) — Progress continues on the construction of the Superior Street 48-inch consolidation sewer as crews move into the intersection of Clinton Street at Superior. Beginning mid-day tomorrow, June 9, traffic will be restricted to one southbound lane between Headwaters Park to just south of Superior. The lane closure is expected to last through Thursday of this week while crews relocate water lines and build the sewer connection.
A consolidation sewer is a near-surface sewer that collects or consolidates the flow from existing sewer pipes. Currently, the combined sewage (sanitary and stormwater) in a large area of the central business district, from Baker Street to Superior, discharges 4.88 million gallons per year into the St. Marys River. Combined sewage discharges on the river an average of 71 times per year during wet-weather events.
The Superior Street consolidation sewer, combined with other work improvements that will be completed by 2025, will reduce the overflows on the St. Marys by more than 90 percent.