Excavation Under Way For MCES Force Main Project

This week crews working on the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project will finish excavating jacking pits north of Lilac Dr near Blazer Park, then begin tunneling under the Canadian Pacific Railroad crossing at Turner’s Crossroad.

Crews are also temporarily removing a portion of the Hwy 55 sound wall in order to work in the area where Turner’s Crossroad and Olson Memorial Hwy Frontage Rd meet. This includes removing 14 light poles and storing them along the force main corridor while work is under way. Upon completion of work, crews will reinstall the light poles and reconstruct the sound wall.

Near by, crews will also be removing the bike path that runs alongside Xenia Ave between Laurel Ave and Glenwood Ave.

Once the open trench installation commences next week, sections of pipe will be delivered and distributed throughout the force main corridor for ease of installation.

Expect minor traffic control and roadway modifications when traveling through this corridor. Weekly updates will follow.

Project Background

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is installing a new 18-inch regional sanitary sewer force main in Golden Valley (see map) to help relieve sanitary sewer capacity concerns along the I-394 corridor. Most of the installation of the MCES 1-GV-461 Reliever Project along Xenia Ave and Turner’s Crossroad will be completed during the 2013 summer construction season. Small portions of the project will need to be wrapped up in 2014.

If you have questions regarding this project, contact RJ Kakach at 763-593-8043. Get more information here about Golden Valley’s sanitary sewer system.



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