Vadnais Heights Area Regional Sewer Improvements
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 - November 26, 2019. See Project Updates below.
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Under Your Feet: Construction in Keller Regional Park
Construction crews are working hard to complete the necessary sewer improvement work in your area. If you use Keller Regional Park, you may have seen our construction equipment in the area. Watch this video to see what we’re up to. Don’t worry! The park will remain open during construction.
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Construction Update - November 26, 2019 (PDF)
This project will include making improvements to aging and deteriorating regional sanitary sewer facilities that serve the cities of Vadnais Heights, Maplewood, and White Bear Lake. Work is anticipated to begin in June 2017 and is expected to be completed by fall 2019. This project is located in the following areas:
Vadnais Heights Area Regional Sewer Improvements Overall Project Map (PDF)
Hwy 36 Site Map (PDF): This project will improve an approximately 1-mile long section of a regional sanitary sewer along Highway 36 and Highway 61 near Keller Regional Park. The sewer improvement work required includes rehabilitating the manholes and inserting a new liner into the existing pipe, called Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP). Work is anticipated to begin in June 2017 and is expected to be completed by December 2018.
Hwy 61 Site Map (PDF): This project will improve an approximately 1-mile long section of a regional sanitary sewer east of US Highway 61 and north of I-694 near County Road D Court. The sewer improvement work required includes rehabilitating the manholes and inserting a new liner into the existing pipe, called Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP). Work is anticipated to begin in September 2017 and is expected to be completed by August 2019.
Construction Update - August 9, 2019 (PDF)
Construction Update - April 23, 2019 (PDF)
Construction Update - February 25, 2019 (PDF)
Construction Update - January 11, 2019 (PDF)
Project Manager: Tim Wedin, Assistant Manager, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Kim Sanders, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services