District 6

Capital Program & Projects

Note: Capital Program districts are based on the former Met Council district boundaries (2013-2023) and will be updated in 2024 to reflect the current Met Council district boundaries adopted in 2023. District 6 includes the Hennepin County cities of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, St. Louis Park, and the portion of Minneapolis described as follows: south and west of a line beginning in the west at the point where the Minneapolis city boundary intersects Bassett Creek, then following Basset Creek to the BNSF rail crossing west of Penn Avenue, then following the BNSF rail line east to the median of Interstate 94, then south to the median of Interstate 394, then west to the centerline of Lyndale Avenue, then south along the centerline of Lyndale Avenue to where it intersects the southern boundary of the city of Minneapolis.

Hopkins System Improvements: Program 8041

The Program provides for the replacement of a 5-mile-long forcemain, known as the Hopkins forcemain, and lift station L27 located in the city of Hopkins. The forcemain is a single 24-inch to 30-inch interceptor pipe that begins in Hopkins at the intersection of Blake Road and Lake Street and passes through St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, where it discharges to the 1-MN-330 gravity interceptor sewer. The system serves the cities of Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. The new forcemain system is constructed as a dual 18-inch to 24-inch pipe system. The new 6.3 million gallons per day (MGD) lift station is constructed 700 feet to the west of the existing lift station.

Lift Station Rehabilitation: Program 8055

Capacity and condition assessments are being conducted along with regulatory reviews to identify system-wide lift station upgrades. These upgrades extend the life of facilities, reduce the risk of spills, and improve the safety of staff who operate and maintain lift stations.

Meter Improvements: Program 8056

This program provides funding to upgrade MCES’s ability to measure flows for billing, operational, and planning purposes and standardize meter equipment at similar facilities.  Meter improvements include meter rehabilitation or replacement, planning meter installation, and new meter installation.

Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation: Program 8076

This Program provides funding to address capital improvements for the interceptors that serve Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.

Regional Plant Improvements: Program 8090

This program includes miscellaneous projects to rehabilitate failing facilities, address Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) sources, and addressing general needs of the interceptor system not programmed into a region or facility specific program. This program also includes additional condition assessment work to complement the internal inspections work completed by operations. Office space planning and design to accommodate all the staff assigned to the Regional Maintenance Facility, and property transfer between Council and municipalities for public benefit. 

Minneapolis Interceptor System Rehabilitation, Phase 2: Program 8092

This program includes facility planning and new projects to address aging infrastructure within or contributing to the City of Minneapolis. Potential projects include the Interceptor 1-MN-340 Capacity Relief Study and Interceptor 1-MN-320 Replacement.

Northwest Area Interceptor Improvements: Program 8096

The interceptor systems in Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Medina, and other northwest area communities need rehabilitation and/or replacement as well as expansion to serve growth. The program will rehabilitate existing interceptor facilities, including gravity sewers, forcemains, lift stations, and meter stations, and analyze the system needs to accommodate growth.

In addition to major projects, there may be interceptor rehabilitation, lining projects, and meter improvement projects located in the district.

Program Information Sheets

Metropolitan Council District 6 Map