Maple Grove Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

ES Project No. 808606

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Project Update - September 26, 2023 (PDF). See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Overview

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (Environmental Services), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve homes and businesses along 72nd Avenue in Maple Grove.  These facilities serve over 500 acres of homes and businesses in the southwest portion of Maple Grove as well as portions of Corcoran.  Work includes installing a new regional sanitary sewer pipe in 2024.

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 73rd Place North.

Project Schedule


Design begins in 2022 and construction will occur in the spring and summer of 2024.  Restoration will occur in the fall of 2024 and spring 2025.


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:
  • Noise, vibration, dust, and odors related to sewer work.
  • Project equipment staged south of the neighborhood pool, along 72nd Avenue, and along the trail located northeast of 72nd Avenue.
  • Heavy equipment in the neighborhood including cranes and dump trucks.
  •  Sidewalk and neighborhood trail closures.
  • Temporary lane closures on 72nd Avenue and Vagabond Lane.
  •  Possible temporary road closures along 72nd Avenue. Driveway access is expected to be maintained for all residents throughout construction.
  • Tree trimming and removal.
  • Vegetation disruptions.
  • Temporary utility disruptions anticipated during weekday business hours including water main and natural gas line interruptions.

Learn more

Environmental Services 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.

"Operation: Pipe Repair"

The sewer pipes right under our feet are an important part of our wastewater infrastructure and need repair. Environmental Services has a strategic plan to fix our sewer pipes to keep the region’s wastewater flowing and neighborhoods safe.


“Operation: Restoration”

Environmental Services 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 - September 26, 2023 (PDF) 266 kB

Open House Postcard for September 14 Event - August 31, 2023 (PDF) 1.1 MB

Project Update - June 30, 2023 (PDF) 236 kB

Open House Postcard for May 17 Event - April 28, 2023 (PDF) 865 kB

Project Update - April 28, 2023 (PDF) 324 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:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 763-280-8705

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Contact Us

    Contact project staff with questions or concerns about this construction project.  

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 763-280-8705