Coon Rapids Sewer Rehabilitation

MCES Project No. 808685

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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Project Update - November 16, 2021: Public meeting video posted; submit questions through November 26, 2021.  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, will be rehabilitating 8,000 feet of sanitary sewer pipes and structures in the City of Coon Rapids between Highway 10 and Coon Rapids Boulevard.

Due to the length of pipe being rehabilitated, work will be done in two phases, the North Phase and the South Phase. Crews will install aboveground temporary wastewater conveyance pipes throughout the project area to ensure there are no disruptions to service during construction.

Project Map

Map of project area along Wintergreen Street Northwest from just north of Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest to north of Highway 10.  Egret Boulevard Northwest is the dividing line between the north and south project phases.  The temporary conveyance route runs along the project area, mostly east of the project.

Public Meeting Video - November 15, 2021


In order to make sure residents and businesses have enough time to watch the presentation and submit questions, the project team has decided to extend the time to submit questions through November 26. 

As a reminder, you can submit any questions or comments to us by calling 763-463-9661 or emailing us at Any comments and questions received on or before Friday, November 26 will be listed on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. If you do not want your question or commented posted, just let us know in your message. No personal information will be posted on the FAQ document. Questions and comments submitted after the deadline will be answered, but they might not be added to the FAQ document.

This work will require tree removals, temporary closures of trails in Erlandson Park and Al Flynn Park, a temporary closure of the parking lot in Erlandson park, and brief driveway access interruptions.
Map showing trail closure in Erlandson Park west of Wintergreen Street Northwest, and trail detour to the west of the closed trail, along Yellow Pine Street Northwest and following the roads closest to the park south to Egret Boulevard Northwest.

The design of the project will be completed by the end of 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2022 and be completed fall 2023.

Coon Rapids rehabilitation project timeline showing planning in 2020, design in 2021, and construction and restoration from 2022 to 2023

In summer of 2022, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services will host another public information meeting with the awarded contractor, who will provide a more specific construction schedule.

Rehabilitation of the sewer pipes and structures will be done by inserting a liner into the existing pipes to form a new pipe or structure. Water is then used to extend and expand the liner, and then hot water or steam is added until the heat-activated resin in the liner hardens and forms a new pipe inside the existing pipe. This process is call Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) and will extend the life of the pipes for several more years.

Crews are installing the CIPP liner into an existing pipe
Crews are installing the CIPP liner into an existing pipe.

Above-ground temporary wastewater conveyance pipes will be installed to ensure that there are no disruptions to sewer service while crews rehabilitate the regional sanitary sewer system. These pipes will convey sewer flow around the work site during construction.
Some temporary conveyance pipes may be buried under driveways or roadways to maintain access/minimize disruption. Property owners will be notified in advance if this is necessary. Diesel pumps with noise dampening equipment (low noise) will run 24-hours a day, seven days a week as part of the temporary wastewater conveyance system.

Example of above-ground temporary wastewater conveyance pipes. Sometimes pipes are buried under intersections & driveways to maintain access during sewer work.
Example of aboveground temporary wastewater conveyance pipes.  Sometimes pipes are buried under intersections and driveways to maintain access during sewer work.


Project Updates

Coming soon

Project Staff


Project Manager: Dan Chouinard, Senior Engineer, Interceptor Engineering

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