Woodbury Tunnel Repair Project

MCES Project No. 806335

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 Description

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, will be making repairs on the sewer tunnel in the city of Woodbury under Woodbury Drive between Lake Road and Atlas Trail.

The sewer tunnel was originally constructed in 2002 and is 25-90 feet deep. The work will include entering existing access shafts at eight locations along Woodbury Drive. Crews will make repairs to the existing tunnel and fill open spaces with grout.

Woodbury Tunnel Repair Project Information Sheet (PDF)

Woodbury Tunnel Project Map (PDF)

Woodbury sewer tunnel location on Woodbury Drive between Lake Road and halfway between Bailey Road and Dale Road. There are eight sewer access worksites, all located on the west side of Woodbury Drive throughout the project area.


Project Schedule

Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2021 and continue through fall 2021.

Project Impacts

Most of the access shafts are along the west shoulder of Woodbury Drive. Traffic shifts and lane closures on Woodbury Drive are expected. 

Trail closures on the west side of the road may be needed.

Other typical construction impacts such as noise, dust and movement of equipment and materials are anticipated. Overnight work/noise is not expected.

To minimize construction impacts, contractor equipment, materials, and work zones will be enclosed with concrete barriers and fencing around the shaft locations.

Public Meetings


Project Updates

Project Update - September 16, 2021 (PDF) 439 kB

Project Update - August 6, 2021 (PDF) 671 kB

Project Update - July 1, 2021 (PDF) 437 kB

Project Update - May 24, 2021 (PDF) 157 kB

Project Update - April 7, 2021 (PDF) 488 kB

Project Staff

Project Manager: Michael Villari, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Jennifer Adams, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services 


Project Contacts

Please contact our project team through the project hotline or email address.

Email: Info@WoodburyTunnelRepair.com

Phone: 651.321.2499

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