Bloomington Lift Station L55A

ES Project No. 808400

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Project Update - January 10, 2022 (PDF).  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, replaced an aged and undersized lift station with a new lift station to accommodate future flows from the cities of Bloomington and Edina.

Construction occurred in several stages beginning in June 2019 through July 2021:

  • Stage 1: Constructed a new Lift Station L55A at the intersection of 82nd Street West and American Boulevard West
  • Stage 2: Constructed water and wastewater forcemains under 82nd Street West
  • Stages 3, 4, and 5: Constructed gravity sewer under American Boulevard West
  • Stage 6: Removed existing Lift Station L55, commissioned a new Lift Station L55A, and restored all surface improvements

The work required 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.

Project area map showing lift station located at the intersection of American Boulevard and West 82nd Street.

Bloomington Lift Station L55A Project Map (PDF)

How it Works Video: Lift Stations

See below for a video about lift stations.

Project Updates

Project Update - January 10, 2022 (PDF) 189 kB

Project Update - December 7, 2021 (PDF) 144 kB

Project Update - October 15, 2021 (PDF) 457 kB

Project Update - August 6, 2021 (PDF) 317 kB

Project Update - July 2, 2021 (PDF) 323 kB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Jeff Schwarz, Area Project Manager, Interceptor Engineering

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Capital Improvement Program
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    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 651-602-1269