55th Street Stormwater and Sidewalk Project


55th Street NE in Canton functions as a regional collector, providing access for thousands of drivers that live in northeastern Canton and the surrounding areas. It is a way to work, a way home, and a way to shopping and dining. 55th Street also provides access for thousands of drivers to reach local destinations such as the established Rice’s Nursery, and a newcomer the Gervasi Vineyard, Winery & Restaurant. This last destination undoubtedly brings a great number of drivers new to the area and unfamiliar with the street, thereby emphasizing the need for safety upgrades for the benefit of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.


  • Coordinate topographic and right-of-way survey
  • Determine and evaluate alternative roadway sections
  • Determine and evaluate alternative channel sections
  • Final design of 5,400 feet of storm sewer, and 4,000 feet of roadway, sidewalk, and curbing


  • Preliminary Study
  • Final Design and Technical Specifications
  • Plan Preparation
  • Assistance with OEPA 401 and USACE 404 permitting
Project Description

The existing roadside channel outlets to a pond that has become the focal point of the Gervasi Vineyard. This receiving water body must be protected from pollutants washed off the roadways and carried by the existing and proposed storm sewers, and a stormwater quality structure was included in the project for this purpose. The project development included plan review by, and permit applications to Stark Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio EPA 401 Water Quality Certification and US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permitting. The roadside channel was protected by installing a vinyl retaining wall to support the proposed 10’ sidewalk, in order to avoid the need for offsite mitigation if that watercourse was disturbed by piping or filling.

Project Details
  • Client: City of Canton, Ohio