The Erlandson Park trails and parking lot are temporarily closed as preparation work begins on a major sewer rehabilitation project in Coon Rapids.
Crews are constructing a temporary bypass which will require some snow removal. The trails in the park closed the week of February 13. Trail closed signs are posted. The parking lot closed a week prior and is expected to reopen by the end of February.
This spring and summer, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services will be relining 8,000 feet of sanitary sewer between Highway 10 and Coon Rapids Blvd. Due to the length of pipe being rehabilitated, work will be done in two phases – the North Phase and the South Phase.
Crews will install aboveground temporary wastewater conveyance pipes throughout the project area to minimize disruptions to the sanitary sewer service during construction. The process that will be used to rehabilitate the existing pipe is called Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining. The liner is inserted down into the existing sewer pipe and spreads out by filling the liner with large volumes of water or steam. The heat activates the resin in the liner and it hardens to form a rigid new pipe inside the existing pipe.
Get updates on the project website.
Coon Rapids Project Information Sheet.