MCES Sewer Project Moves East Along Golden Hills Dr

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, pipe crews will move east along Golden Hills Dr and tunnel crews will continue work at the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Hwy 55 tunnels.

Minger’s tunnel crew will finish backfilling the tunnel pit and tie the tunneled pipe into the pipe installed by the open cut crew near the area just north of Lilac Dr on Turner’s Crossroad. The Hwy 55 tunnel crew will finish removing material from the casing pipe, then start stringing force main pipe. Meanwhile, the contractor’s pipe crew will install pipe east along Golden Hills Dr until they can connect into the force main pipe installed as part of last year’s Pavement Management Program on Circle Down. This connection will not be made until the new line is pressure tested by the contractor.

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

Last week, the pipe laying crew finished installing pipe along Xenia Ave between Laurel Ave and Golden Hills Dr. Over the weekend, the crew installed pipe across Xenia Ave at Golden Hills Dr and reinstalled street lights along the bike path route between the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks and Laurel Ave.

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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