Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

MCES Project 802883

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 - August 31, 2021 (PDF).  See Project Updates below.

The sewer construction work on this project is complete. Construction site restoration is mostly complete and is currently under warranty. MCES will monitor the restoration progress during the warranty period and make adjustments as needed. If you have further questions about this project, please contact us by email at or call Tim O’Donnell, MCES Project Citizen Liaison, at 651-602-1269.


Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) made improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve homes in Chanhassen and neighboring communities. Rehabilitation was necessary to avoid collapse that could result in a loss of sewer service, environmental impacts, public health, and safety risks. The Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation Project included sewer pipe and structure repair between January 2020 and August 2021. Restoration will continue through September 2021.  

The project was divided into two sites:

  • Site 1: The Park —a redevelopment site— from Galpin Boulevard to Majestic Way
  • Site 2: Along Lake Lucy Road near Highover Drive

The project used cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology which injected an inverted liner into the existing pipe structure. Sewer maintenance holes were repaired or replaced as needed.
Please see the project maps below for more detailed information about the project area.

Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation Project Location Map (PDF)

Project Schedule

Contractor Bid Award: December 2019
Notice to Proceed: January 2020
Construction: January 2020 - August 2021

Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Process

To learn more about the sewer rehabilitation process, construction practices, and restoration efforts that will be utilized for this project, see the interactive guided map tour of the cured-in-place pipe process that was prepared for the Phalen Saint Paul Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

Project Updates


Project Update - August 31, 2021 (PDF) 374 kB

Project Update - July 19, 2021 (PDF) 238 kB

Project Update - July 23, 2020 (PDF) 311 kB

Project Update - May 8, 2020 (PDF) 257 kB

Project Update - April 24, 2020 (PDF) 253 kB

Project Staff

Project Manager: Chad Davison, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Kim Sanders, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

If you have questions about this project, please contact Tim O’Donnell, MCES Project Citizen Liaison at or call 651-602-1269. 


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