MCES Sewer Project Tunnel Work Will Close Portion Of Wayzata Blvd South Of I-394

This week on Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) regional sanitary sewer force main project, tunnel work south of I-394 will require closure of a portion of Wayzata Blvd south of the freeway Oct 1-4, while work north of the freeway may cause some traffic congestion.

Due to unforeseen conflicting utility issues on the southernmost I-394 tunnel, the tunneling crew will close Wayzata Blvd on the south side of the freeway between Utica Ave S and Lilac Dr S from 7 am Tuesday, Oct 1 through 6 pm Friday, Oct 4. North of the freeway, the North Frontage Rd and Laurel Ave just west of Xenia, both of which were impacted by the force main construction, will be milled and overlaid toward the end of this week. This work will be performed under flagging, meaning some traffic congestion may occur. Please be patient and use caution when traveling through these areas.

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

Last week, crews striped the Golden Hills Dr/Xenia Ave intersection so it could be reopened to traffic. They also removed and replaced concrete curb and gutter that was damaged from open-cut force main installation and installed sod and seed along the Turner’s Crossroad/Xenia Ave corridor.

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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