Hopkins Lift Station Reconstruction

MCES Project No. 804100

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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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Project Update - April 8, 2020. The Hopkins lift station construction and restoration work on this project is complete. 

MCES will monitor the restoration progress and adjust as needed. If you have further questions about this project, please contact us by email at SewerImprovements@metc.state.mn.us or call Tim O’Donnell, MCES Project Citizen Liaison, at 651.602.1269.


Project Description

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

The project included building a regional sanitary sewer lift station in the City of Hopkins, north of Oakes Park, between Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, approximately 600 feet west of Blake Road. This replaced the MCES lift station  located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Blake Road and Lake Street.  The project also included sewer improvement work along Lake Street, between the lift station and Blake Road.   

Project Updates

Project Update - April 8, 2020 (PDF) 167 kB

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


For more information, please contact:

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

Capital Improvement Program