Shorewood/Excelsior Lift Station L20 Project

ES Project No. 802856

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Project Update - July 10, 2024 (PDF).  See previous Project Updates below.

Notice to residents: Husky Construction has mailed a letter regarding a precondition survey to certain addresses in the project area. These are legitimate letters related to the project work. Please contact the project help line at 952-737-4681 with any questions.

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Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (ES), in partnership with the City of Excelsior, is constructing a new regional gravity sewer pipe between sewer lift stations (pumping stations) L19 and L20. Work will also include decommissioning the old lift station L20 and its forcemain pipe, replacing Excelsior’s flow meter M417, improvements to City utilities and streets.

By eliminating a lift station, the project will reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency, and make the regional sewer system more reliable. This helps ES continue to protect public health, economic growth, and improve water quality while providing low-cost sewer service to serve the region. 

This map represents the active work area for the Metropolitan Council L20 sewer project in Excelsior, Minnesota. The work on the map includes: At William from George to Oak, Roadway building that may briefly block driveways during the day; concrete sidewalk work and paving appoximately early July (sidewalk and driveway access will be restricted for three days; affected residents will receive door hangers with more information). At Oak from Beehrle to William, Ditch-line grading; increased traffic control; paving approximately late June (driveway access will be restricted for three days; affected residents will receive door hangers with more information). At William from Oak to College, Trenching activities that may briefly block driveways during the day will begin approximately mid to late June. At the Intersection of William and College, Material staging; increased construction traffic. At College Avenue, work activities to begin in July.

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.

The new regional sanitary pipe will start at L20 in Shorewood, go west following Highway 7 and crossing into the City of Excelsior at Water Street. Once in Excelsior, it will follow Water Street to College Avenue to William Street and turn north on Oak. It will follow Oak Street (County Road 19) to L19, near the intersection with Beehrle Avenue.

Construction impacts for this project may include dust, noise, odors, vibrations, traffic disruptions, equipment staging, and visual impacts. Construction is anticipated to start in early 2022 and be completed in the spring of 2024. However, construction will be sequenced so that work must be completed on one street before it moves to another. This stepwise approach helps avoid long term neighborhood disruption.

Excelsior L20 project map showing order of work in area north of Highway 7.  L19 lift station: October to December 2023.  Oak Street: spring to summer 2024.  William Street: Summer 2024.  College Avenue: Summer to fall 2024.  Grathwol Lane and Water Street: Summer 2024.  Water Street: Fall 2024.  Highway 7: fall to winter 2024.  L20 lift station and forcemain decommissioning: Fall to winter 2024.

July 20, 2022 Public Meeting



June 9, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting




Project Updates

Project Update - July 10, 2024 (PDF) 468 kB

Project Update - June 6, 2024 (PDF) 434 kB

Project Update - April 5, 2024 (PDF) 434 kB

Project Update Postcard - September 1, 2023 (PDF) 627 kB

Virtual Open House Presentation - June 9, 2021 (PDF) 5.7 MB

Project Staff

ES: Dan Fick, Project Manager
City of Excelsior: Morgan Dawley, Excelsior City Engineer

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 952-737-4681

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