MCES Sewer Project Work Will Close Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave Intersection Sept 21

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, crews continue the tunnel work south of I-394, restoration work north of Hwy 55, and will pave the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection, which will require closure of that intersection Sept 21.

Xenia_Closure_MapThe tunneling crew continues to push the 42-inch casing pipe in the I-394 south tunnel, and other crews are replacing the sound wall off of Turner’s Crossroad (which was removed at the beginning of the summer for the Hwy 55 tunnel). Lilacs will be planted along Turner’s Crossroad north of the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks.

On Saturday Sept 21, crews will pave the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection between 7 am and 7 pm. This will require a shutdown of Xenia Ave just north of Golden Hills Dr. A detour will route traffic around the area via Golden Hills Dr, Colorado Ave S, and Laurel Ave (see map). The rest of the intersection will be paved under flagging. Please be patient while traveling through this area as congestion and delays will occur due to the construction.

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

Last week, crews planted trees were planted along Turner’s Crossroad and Xenia Ave between Laurel Ave and the sound wall opening near the Hwy 55 tunnel, and the pipe laying crew finished installing the air release manhole structure near the Hwy 55 North Frontage Rd where they tied into the 42-inch force main. Over this past weekend, crews completely milled the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection and did some paving, but due to the weather, they will need to return to complete the wear course paving. Minger’s tunneling crew continued to push the 42-inch casing pipe on the southernmost of the three I-394 tunnels.

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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