Chanhassen Interceptor 8253-327 Improvements, Phase 1

ES Project No. 802816

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Project Overview

As part of its goal to maintain reliable infrastructure for the seven-county metro area, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES) is reconstructing a its aging regional sewer pipe along Highway 41 in Chanhassen. Work will include removal of the old pipe and installation of a new pipe and maintenance access structures.

By replacing the pipe, ES can reduce the likelihood of leaks and increase the reliability of the system and reduce maintenance costs. This helps ES continue to protect public health, economic growth, and improve water quality while providing low-cost sewer service to serve the region. 

Project Description

The Metropolitan Council’s statutory mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region. Environmental Services supports that mission by providing regional wastewater service to 2.6 million people in 110 communities within the seven-county metropolitan area. The regional wastewater system protects public health and water quality while providing capacity to serve the planned growth of the region. The interceptor system meters and transports the wastewater flows from local community systems to one of nine regional wastewater treatment plants. It is comprised of over 610 miles of pipelines, 60 lift stations, and 223 metering sites.

Pipe construction will start near the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 41 and go south for approximately 2,000 feet along the western Highway 41 ditch area.

Construction will require shoulder and/or lane closures in Highway 41 during winter weather so please drive with caution. Construction will also close the northern driveway (off of Highway 41) to the off-leash dog park until spring 2024. Dog park access via Ches Mar Drive will remain open. No impacts to Minnetonka Middle School West are anticipated.

Phase 1 is intended to address the immediate needs of the pipeline along Highway 41. A second phase, starting in 2024, will study the overall pipeline condition and implement any needed improvements. Any construction needed for Phase 2 would likely not occur until 2025.

Construction Schedule

Start Construction: Late Fall 2023
Complete Pipe Installation: Winter 2024
Restoration: Early Summer 2024


Project Updates

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Project Staff

Project Manager: Dan Fick, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Ron Grajczyk, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services


Project Contacts

Dan Fick, Project Manager
Phone: 651-602-1061
Email: [email protected]

Ron Grajczyk, Construction Manager
(pronounced GRAY-check)
Phone: 763-688-1660
Email: [email protected]

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