Chanhassen firm to install Lake Elmo sewer project

This map shows where Lake Elmo’s new sewer line will run from Interstate 94 north to 30th Street. (Map courtesy of the city of Lake Elmo)

LAKE ELMO — Minger Construction, Inc. of Chanhassen was awarded the Lake Elmo Avenue sewer project by the Lake Elmo City Council last week, city officials said.
Out of the four bids received by the city, Minger provided the lowest base bid in the amount of more than $3,4 million. The project brings sewer infrastructure from Interstate 94 north to 30th street. The improvements include:

  • The Village lift station located north of 30th Street and east of Reid Park, consisting of a 12-foot diameter concrete wet well, two 1,200-gallon-per-minute submersible pumps, electrical/SCADA control panel, chemical feed odor control system, standby generator and lift station site work.
  •  Directional drilling, or trenchless installation, of 16,250 feet of 16-inch force main along 30th Street and Lake Elmo Avenue to a location just south of Cimarron.
  •  Open trench installation of 4,140 feet of 24-inch diameter trunk sewer pipe from the southern edge of Cimarron to Hudson Boulevard.

The project is the first of a multi-phase plan to bring municipal sewer service to Lake Elmo’s Village area by constructing a lift station, forcemain and trunk gravity sewer line. The improvements are necessary to take wastewater from the Village area along Lake Elmo Avenue to the MCES meter station located on Hudson Boulevard.

Trunk gravity sewer pipe will be installed in the area south of 10th Street to make sewer service available for future development in the I-94 east corridor area. The project need is documented in the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan and has been included in the 2013 Capital Improvement Program. The project is expected to reach substantial completion by Dec. 20.

Compiled by Erik Sandin – [email protected]