Golden Valley Interceptor Rehabilitation

MCES Project No. 805740

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 Complete - October 22, 2019.  See Project Updates below.

The sewer construction and restoration work on this project is complete. 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 Description

This project completed improvements to nearly 1,570 feet of the regional sanitary sewer and sewer structures located in the city of Golden Valley between June 2018 and October 2019.

This project completed improvements at three different sites in Golden Valley and work included: rehabilitating select maintenance holes, lining existing pipe using a process called cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), and excavating old sewer pipe and replace it with new pipe (open excavation). This work was necessary to avoid future collapse that could result in a loss of sewer service, environmental impacts, and public health and safety.

For more information, see the descriptions below of the three project site locations and view the project maps.

The sewer serves homes and businesses in Golden Valley and transports wastewater to the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Paul. The sewer and treatment plant are part of the large metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system operated by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services.

Site 1: Natchez Avenue - Map (PDF): Construction at this location improved approximately 650-feet of regional sanitary sewer near Natchez Park. Crews replaced a special odor control structure near the intersection of Natchez Avenue and Roanoke Road and lined (CIPP) the existing pipe along Natchez Avenue between Roanoke Road and Loring Lane.

Site 2: Toledo Avenue and Greenview Lane - Map (PDF): Construction at this location improved approximately 800-feet of regional sanitary sewer near Toledo Avenue and Greenview Lane. Some sections of pipe were lined (CIPP) and other sections were removed and replaced with new pipe (open excavation).

Site 3: Hidden Lakes - Map (PDF): Construction at this location improved approximately 120 feet of regional sanitary sewer that crosses under Hidden Lakes Parkway near the intersection of Golden Valley Road. A new pipe was tunneled under the road with an open excavation on both sides of Hidden Lakes Parkway.

Project Updates


Project Update - August 13, 2019 (PDF) 157 kB

Project Update - June 6, 2019 (PDF) 154 kB

Project Update - November 16, 2018 (PDF) 150 kB

Project Update - October 10, 2018 (PDF) 253 kB

Project Update - September 27, 2018 (PDF) 83 kB

Project Contacts

If you have any additional questions about this project, please contact:

Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison
Phone: 651-602-1269

Project Staff


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