Brooklyn Park - Osseo Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

MCES Project No. 809361

Understandably, the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has raised questions about the status of Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) plant and interceptor construction projects. Please note the following:

  • 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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For information regarding construction, please call the construction hotline or send an email to the contact information listed on the bottom of that project’s website.

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Project Update - May 18, 2022 (PDF)  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve businesses and homes in Brooklyn Park, Osseo, and Maple Grove.

MCES routinely inspects regional sanitary sewer pipes and rates them on the scale of 0 to 5. Improvements in this area are necessary because the pipe is rated condition 5, which is very poor and in need of immediate repair. In 2018, a section of regional sanitary sewer pipe in this area failed, requiring repair under an emergency declaration. This project will rehabilitate the remaining pipe and maintenance holes in the area. It is expected to begin in spring 2022 and take approximately nine months to complete.


The project site is located in Brooklyn Park and Osseo on 85th Avenue between Jefferson Highway and Bottineau Boulevard (cured-in-place pipe construction) and County Road 81 between 85th Avenue and 3rd Street SE (excavation construction). The construction staging area is located between 83rd Avenue N and I-169 on the west side of I-169.  

Project Schedule

Project design occurred 2019-2021, construction is expected spring to fall 2022, and restoration is expected in fall 2022

What to Expect

While we do our best to minimize impacts during construction, some temporary inconveniences may occur as the work takes place, including noise, vibration, lights, and odors related to sewer work. Some work will occur overnight.

What You Can Do

To help minimize odors in your home or business during testing, please fill all basement drains with water to help keep odors in the sanitary sewer system. Drains include laundry sinks, floor drains, toilets, and more.


Project Updates

Project Update - May 18, 2022 (PDF) 420 kB

Sewer Emergency Notice - May 17, 2022 (PDF) 249 kB

Project Update - May 2, 2022 (PDF) 471 kB

Project Update - April 1, 2022 (PDF) 354 kB

Project Update - March 1, 2022 (PDF) 355 kB

Project Staff

Project Manager: Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Sarah Hachey, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

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