Minnetrista Emergency Sewer Replacement Project

MCES Project No. 802823

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Project Update - October 19, 2017.    See 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 replacing 1,500 feet of regional sanitary sewer pipe along Tuxedo Rd., from the intersection of Lee Rd. and Enchanted Ln. to about 350 feet northwest of the Phelps Bay boat landing, in the City of Minnetrista.

The original pipe was installed in the early 1970s and is reaching the end of its service life. There was a corrosion-related break in the sewer in July 2015, as well as in August and October of 2017. MCES, in consultation with the City of Minnetrista, is expediting replacement of the sewer this fall. The majority of the pipe will be replaced through directional drilling underground, with drilling pits installed at two drilling site locations. A portion of the pipe just north of the bridge will be replaced using open-cut excavation (see map below).

Map of Phelps Bay area in Minnetrista showing location of pipe construction along Tuxedo Road.  New pipe was installed in 2006 at narrowest central point of isthmus.  Open cut pipe installation is a small section to the north of that.  These sections are bracketed to the north and south by directionally drilled pipe.  There are two directional drill pits alongside this, one each at the north and south ends.

Construction to replace the approximately 1,500 feet of pipe will begin the week of October 16, and is expected to be completed by late November. MCES is working with the City of Minnetrista’s road reclamation project contractor so that it can complete its road paving on Enchanted Ln. and Tuxedo Rd. while MCES also completes its work.

Project Updates

City of Minnetrista - Tuxedo Road/Enchanted Lane Road Project Updates


City updates are available at cityofminnetrista.com/construction-updates.

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Email: info@MinnetristaSewerReplacement.com

Call our project hotline 24/7: 952.444.9698
Or contact MCES Staff:

  • Tom Buchal, Construction Contract Administrator: 651.955.3561
  • Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison: 651.602.1269

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