Maple Grove Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

MCES Project No. 808606

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Project Update - July 29, 2022 (PDF). 

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Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve homes and businesses near the Bass Lake Road and Vagabond Lane intersection in Maple Grove. Work includes rehabilitation of the regional sanitary sewer pipe in two phases occurring between summer 2022 and fall 2023.

The first phase is located southeast of Vagabond Lane and 70th Place North. Work will include putting a new pipe inside an existing pipe using a process called slip-lining to improve pipe strength. Construction is expected to take about three months between spring and fall 2022. Restoration is expected to take place in fall 2022.

The second phase is located along 72nd Avenue North between Vagabond Lane and the cul-de-sac. The construction process for this site has yet to be determined but is anticipated to occur in spring to fall 2023. Restoration is expected to occur in fall 2023.

Project Location

Project Map.  The first phase of the project is located just southeast of the intersection of Vagabond Lane North and 70th Place North, between Bass Lake Road and 70th Place North. The second phase of the project is located along 72nd Avenue North between Vagabond Lane North and the cul-de-sac.


Project Schedule

Phase 1

Phase 1 design occurred in 2021. Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 and last approximately 10 weeks. Restoration will occur in the fall of 2022.

Phase 2

Phase 2 design begins in 2022 and construction will occur in the spring and summer of 2023.  Restoration will occur in the fall of 2023.

What to Expect

While we do our best to minimize impacts during construction, some temporary inconveniences may occur as the work takes place. Here is what you can expect:


Phase 1

  • Noise, vibration, dust, and odors related to sewer work.
  • Project equipment staged on the northeast corner of the Bass Lake Road and Vagabond Lane intersection.
  • Neighborhood trail closure on the east side of the drainage pond between 70th Place North and Bass Lake Road.
  • Trail closure on the south side of Bass Lake Road at Vagabond Lane.
  • Vegetation disrupted within the right-of-way on the northeast and southeast corners of the Bass Lake Road and Vagabond Lane intersection. Trees removed above and near the sanitary sewer line will not be replaced, but a wetland seed mix will be used to re-vegetate the area.
  • Lane closure on Bass Lake Road.
  • No water/wastewater service disruptions are expected.
  • No overnight or Sunday work is expected.
  • Restoration of any disturbed road or trail surface and landscape after construction is complete. We are committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our construction sites back to how they were before or better.

Phase 2

  • Residents will be notified of what to expect before Phase 2 construction begins.

What You Can Do

To help minimize odors in your home or business during construction, please fill all basement drains with water to help keep odors in the sanitary sewer system. Drains include laundry sinks, floor drains, toilets, and more.


Learn more

MCES has developed three short videos to help explain why projects like this are necessary, what smells you may experience during the project, and how we will return the project sites to how they were before or better during the restoration phase.

“This Old Pipe”

The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure, but they are getting old and need repair. MCES has a strategic plan to fix aging sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.


“Operation: Restoration”

MCES is committed to being a good neighbor and restoring our sewer construction sites back to how they were before, or better. We may need to remove or relocate trees and shrubs or wait for the right season to complete work like planting grass, but our on-site staff will be there to help!



Project Updates

Project Update - July 29, 2022 (PDF) 260 kB

Project Update - July 22, 2022 (PDF) 403 kB

Project Staff

Project Manager: Ryan Piner, Principal Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council’s Authorized Representative: Jennifer Adams, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services


Project Contacts

For information, please contact:


Phone: 763.280.8705

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