Mound Area Interceptor Improvements Project – County Road 44

MCES Project No. 802829

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 Update - December 31, 2020: Project complete.  See previous Project Updates below.

Thank you to all the residents and businesses along and near County Road 44 for your patience over the past three years while we made improvements to the regional sanitary sewer system. This work will ensure service for the cities of Mound and Minnestrista and protect Lake Minnetonka and surrounding areas for many years into the future.

Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, replaced regional sanitary sewer pipe along Westedge Boulevard/County Road 44 between approximately Setter Circle (north of County Road 110) and Highway 7, through the cities of Mound and Minnetrista.

The original pipe was installed in 1973 and was reaching the end of its service life. The risk of pipe failure increases as the pipe nears the end of its service life, which could have greatly impacted the Lake Minnetonka area. Construction to replace approximately 15,400 feet of pipe began in spring 2018; major construction activities were completed in 2019 and final restoration was completed in December 2020.


Project Updates

Project Update - October 8, 2020 (PDF) 157 kB

Project Update - September 3, 2020 (PDF) 180 kB

Project Update - July 31, 2020 (PDF) 176 kB

Project Update - July 1, 2020 (PDF) 176 kB

Project Update - June 12, 2020 (PDF) 176 kB

Project Staff


Project Manager: Tiffany Troudt, Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Ron Grajczyk, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services

Project Contacts

For information, please contact Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison

Phone: 651.602.1269

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