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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 homes and businesses in the city of Brooklyn Park. The two project sites are located in Brooklyn Park on Mississippi Lane and Riverview Lane. At each site, we will rehabilitate or replace the regional sanitary sewer pipe and maintenance holes.
- Riverview Lane Site: The Riverview Lane site is located on 88th Avenue, West River Road, and Riverview Lane, between 88th Avenue and 83rd Avenue. Work will include installing a liner inside the existing MCES sewer pipe using a process called cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). Construction crews will also replace maintenance holes and install local city sanitary sewer pipe. Construction is expected to take about 12 months between spring 2020 and spring 2021. Restoration will follow in summer 2021.
- Mississippi Lane Site: The Mississippi Lane site is located on Riverview Lane, 81st Avenue, and Mississippi Lane between 83rd Avenue and Brookdale Drive. Work will include excavating in order to remove and replace the wastewater sewer pipe, maintenance holes, part of the city water main, and local city sewer pipe. Construction is expected to take about 12 months between winter 2019-2020 and spring 2021. Restoration will follow in summer 2021.
While we do our best to minimize impacts during construction, some temporary inconveniences may occur as work takes place. Here is what to expect:
- Mississippi Lane and Riverview Lane will be closed to through traffic during construction. Designated detours will be posted. Access will be maintained for all residents on both sites.
- Temporary, one-day driveway closures and traffic impacts when temporary wastewater conveyance pipes are installed and removed from under driveways on 89th Avenue and Brookdale Drive and under the road at 81st Avenue and 85th Avenue near Highway 252.
- Part of Jewell Park will be closed during construction. The playground, park building, and parking lot will remain open.
- Temporary mailbox relocation for some residents.
- Temporary water and wastewater service disruption for some residences along both sites. Residents will be notified in advance of any service disruption.
- Noise, vibrations, lights, and odors associated with wastewater pipe access and the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining process. Some of this work will occur overnight. (Keep water in all drain traps to help contain odors in the pipes.)
- Restoration of any disturbed road surface and landscape after construction is complete.
Road closures on the Mississippi Lane and Riverview Lane sites are in place and will continue throughout the project. Access will be provided for local traffic only. See the maps below for closure details.
Mississippi Lane Closure and Detour Map (PDF)
Riverview Lane Closure and Detour Map (PDF)
Regular outdoor pop-up meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at a local park have been canceled for the season as of October 20, 2020. Our team is still available to answer questions and provide information on the project, schedule, and impacts. We encourage residents to contact us using the Project Contacts information below.
MCES has developed three short videos to help explain why projects like this are necessary, what smells you may experience during the project, and how we will return the project sites to how they were before or better during the restoration phase.
“This Old Pipe”
The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure, but they are getting old and need repair. MCES has a strategic plan to fix aging sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.
“What’s That Smell?”
As wastewater crews fix our pipes from the inside, you might smell - well, poop. Another smell you might notice is a little bit like glue. These smells are normal, and they can escape during repair. Our crews will monitor odors to meet air quality standards and we’ll do our best to reduce them during construction.
MCES is committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our sewer construction sites back to how they were before, or better. We may need to remove or relocate trees and shrubs or wait for the right season to complete work like planting grass, but our on-site staff will be there to help!
Project Manager: Jeny Baroda, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Sarah Hachey, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services