Hopkins Lift Station Reconstruction

MCES Project No. 804100

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

This lift station reconstruction project is part of the overall improvements included in the Hopkins System Improvements Project Facility Plan.

The project includes building a regional sanitary sewer lift station in the City of Hopkins. The selected lift station site is north of Oakes Park, between Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, approximately 600 feet west of Blake Road. This will replace the MCES lift station currently located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Blake Road and Lake Street.

The project also includes sewer improvement work along Lake Street, between the lift station and Blake Road. A full closure of Lake Street is expected, with local access being maintained. Lake Street construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2019 and continue for approximately three months.

Construction overall began in summer 2016 and is currently anticipated to conclude with restoration activities in late summer or early fall 2019.  

Project Updates

Project Update - January 17, 2020 (PDF) 349 kB

Project Update - September 20, 2019 (PDF) 582 kB

Project Update - July 12, 2019 (PDF) 167 kB

Project Update - June 7, 2019 (PDF) 296 kB

Project Update - May 23, 2019 (PDF) 508 kB


For more information, please contact:

Hotline: 612.276.3854
Email: info@MCESHopkins.com

Dan Fick, Principal Engineer
651.602.1061 (Office)

Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizen Liaison
651.602.1269 (Office)
952.451.4689 (Cell)

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