MCES Sewer Project Continues Tunnel Work South of I-394, Restoration Along Xenia Ave

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, crews continue tunnel work south of I-394 and restoration work along Xenia Ave and Turner’s Crossroad.

While the tunneling crew continues to push the 42-inch casing pipe in the south I-394 tunnel, other crews will install sod and seed along the Xenia Ave and Turners Crossroad corridor and remove and replace damaged curb and gutter north of the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection. Please be patient and use caution when traveling through this area as crews will need to be out on the street to complete this work.

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

Last week, crews replaced the section of sound wall that was removed to allow access to the Hwy 55 tunnel. Minger’s tunneling crew continued to push the 42-inch casing pipe on the southernmost of the three tunnels needed to complete the I-394 area. The sod and seed contractor placed erosion control blankets along the banks near the Xenia Pond and the pond north of Glenwood Ave, and another crew paved the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection over the weekend.

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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