Project Update - January 17, 2020. See Project Updates below.
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Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is replacing an aged and undersized lift station with a new lift station to accommodate future flows from the cities of Bloomington and Edina.
Construction is anticipated to occur in several stages beginning in June 2019 through July 2021:
- Stage 1: Construct new Lift Station L55A at the intersection of 82nd Street West and American Boulevard West
- Stage 2: Construct water and wastewater forcemains under 82nd Street West
- Stages 3, 4, and 5: Construct gravity sewer under American Boulevard West
- Stage 6: Remove existing Lift Station L55, commission new Lift Station L55A, and restore all surface improvements
The work will require road closures and lane closures, and other typical construction impacts such as noise, dust, vibrations, and 24-hour pumps for the aboveground temporary wastewater conveyance lines.
Bloomington Lift Station L55A Project Map (PDF)
How it Works Video: Lift Stations
Project Manager: Jeff Schwarz, Area Project Manager, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Richard Hjelle, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services