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 - September 3, 2020 (PDF).  See previous Project Updates below.

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Project Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is replacing 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 will be completed by December 2020.

Project map with features described from north to south.  At the north end, from the south side of Langdon lake along Westedge Boulevard to about Sinclair road, an area is marked review seeded areas.  South from here to just past Lakeview Drive is final road and landscape restoration.  A small segment from Lakeview Drive to Shady Lane is marked as paving.  On Highway 7, a segment paralleling Yellowstone Trail is marked for final landscape restoration.

Most activities in 2020 will require some form of temporary lane closures and access restrictions. Flaggers will be on site when needed to direct traffic around work areas for one direction at a time.

Project Updates

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 Update - June 5, 2020 (PDF) 170 kB

Project Contacts

For information, please contact:

Phone: 952.222.3912

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Project Staff


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