Metropolitan Council Regional Sewer Improvements Project
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) will be rehabilitating aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewers on the east side of the city near Highway 5. Work will include setting up temporary pipes that will eventually be buried under street and driveway crossings. Repairs will be done by installing a lining inside the existing sewer pipe and rehabilitating manholes as needed. Some trees and brush will need to be removed and some steep slopes graded to provide worker and equipment access to the sewer needing repair.
Work site access will be along the northwest side of Rice Marsh Lake Park from approximately Erie Circle to the north end of the park. Work will be done on approximately 2,500 feet of sewer that runs along the north side of Highway 5 and from Highway 5 to Rice Marsh Lake Park, east of Cheyenne Avenue.
Work is scheduled to begin in December, 2014 with tree removal beginning the week of December 22 and be completed in spring, 2015.
Visit the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services website for project updates.