Pipe Work Continues On MCES Sewer Main Project

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, crews will continue stringing force main pipe through tunnels under the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Hwy 55 and installing force main north from Glenwood Ave to the receiving pit of the railroad tunnel.

Last week the pipe laying crew installed approximately 1,000 feet of pipe along Turner’s Crossroad, north of the Canadian Pacific Railroad tunnel, and finished installing force main across Glenwood Ave. Things went better than planned, so the road was reopened to traffic Saturday afternoon. The tunneling crew pushed the first two 20-foot pieces of pipe into the tunnel under Hwy 55.

Laurel Closure Map

Laurel Ave Closure Map

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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