Bloomington Lift Station L55A

MCES Project No. 808400

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  • Construction on wastewater treatment plants and sewer interceptors will continue. The contractors are following working environment protocols (asking employees to stay home if they are sick, social distancing, etc.) as outlined by public health agencies.

  • Some project staff are working remotely while others remain on-site to ensure proper oversight of the project. Staff will stay connected through emails, conference calls, and web-based meetings to manage construction activities.

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Project Description

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.

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



Project Updates

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

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

Project Update - June 4, 2021 (PDF) 445 kB

Project Update - April 16, 2021 (PDF) 326 kB

Project Update - April 14, 2021 (PDF) 325 kB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Jeff Schwarz, Area Project Manager, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Richard Hjelle, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

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