Deer Creek Tunnel Project
The Deer Creek Tunnel will be approximately 3.9 miles long, extending from Clayton Road in the City of Clayton, to Interstate 44 in the City of Shrewsbury. The tunnel will be bored into deep rock around 150-250 feet below the ground surface and have an inside diameter of approximately 19 feet. The tunnel will collect and temporarily store wastewater during peak periods, adding capacity to collect, transport, and store wastewater that the existing Deer Creek area sewer system cannot handle during moderate to heavy rain. This will help alleviate basement backups and reduce sewer overflows. Construction of the tunnel and ancillary facilities will take place until late in 2022.