MCES Project Crews Begin Stringing Force Main Pipe Under Railroad

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, crews will begin stringing the force main pipe through the finished tunnel under the Canadian Pacific Railroad and will continue installing force main along Turners Crossroad.

The second tunneglenwood closure mapling crew will be preparing to push pipe beneath Hwy 55 from the south pit to the north pit now that the guide rod is in place. Minger’s open cut crew will continue installing force main north of the tunneling crew along Turners Crossroad until Thursday, when it plans to move toward Glenwood and prepare for the Glenwood Ave crossing. To install force main across Glenwood, the intersection will be closed just west of Xenia Ave over the July 27 weekend. Advance warning signs have been placed on site. A detour will be used to route traffic around Glenwood via Laurel Ave and Jersey Ave.

Last week the pipe laying crew finished installing force main between Laurel Ave and Glenwood Ave. The crew began working north of the Canadian Pacific Railroad tunnel pit along Turner’s Crossroad and installed approximately 300 feet of pipe in that area. Minger’s tunneling crew finished the tunnel near the open space at the intersection of Turner’s Crossroad and Lilac Drive.

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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