Bassett's Creek Park and Theodore Wirth Park Sewer Improvement Project

MCES Project No. 807635

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  • 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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The sewer construction work on this project is complete. Construction site restoration also is complete, and is currently under warranty. MCES will monitor the restoration progress during the warranty period and make adjustments as needed. If you have further questions about this project, please contact us by email at or call Tim O’Donnell, MCES Project Citizen Liaison, at 651-602-1269.

Project Description

This project rehabilitated nearly 3,600 feet of the existing sanitary sewer and eight maintenance hole structures located in the Bassett’s Creek Park and Theodore Wirth Park area. Improvements were made to the sewer along the Luce Line Trail between Inglewood Avenue North and Morgan Avenue North in Bassett’s Creek Park and also along the trail in Theodore Wirth Park between summer 2018 and summer 2019.

The sewer rehabilitation used a process called Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) to line existing pipe. This process creates a new pipe inside the existing pipe. Rehabilitation was necessary to avoid future collapse that could result in a loss of sewer service, environmental impacts, and public health and safety.

The sewer serves homes and businesses in Minneapolis and Golden Valley and transports wastewater to the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Paul. The sewer and treatment plant are part of the large metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system operated by MCES.

Bassett's Creek Park and Theodore Wirth Park Sewer Improvement Project Map (PDF)

Bassett's Creek Park and Theodore Wirth Park Sewer Improvement Project One-Pager (PDF)


Project Updates

Project Update - May 31, 2019 (PDF) 262 kB

Project Update - May 10, 2019 (PDF) 348 kB

Project Update - November 15, 2018 (PDF) 152 kB

Project Update - October 22, 2018 (PDF) 349 kB

Project Update - September 27, 2018 (PDF) 149 kB

Project Contacts

If you have any additional questions about this project, please contact:

Tim O'Donnell, Citizen Liaison
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Phone: 651-602-1269

Project Staff


Project Manager: Dan Chouinard, Senior Engineer, Interceptor Engineering
Council's Authorized Representative: Kim Sanders, Principal Contract Administrator, Construction Services