Skywater Sanitary Sewer Project

What is the scope of the project?

This project includes the upsizing of an existing sanitary sewer pipe that runs in an existing drainage and utility easement between River Ridge Road and Old Shakopee Road. These upgrades are needed to accommodate the existing sanitary sewer flows in the area, along with additional flow that will be received from Skywater Technologies, located at 2401 E 86th Street. These improvements are being coordinated with the adjacent property owners and will be completed with a combination of trenchless and open trench sanitary sewer installation techniques.

How is the project funded?

The project will be funded by a 50/50 split between the property owner at 2401 E 86th Street, Skywater Technologies, and the City of Bloomington Utility Sanitary Sewer Fund.

What is the project's schedule?

The project is anticipated to begin construction in the summer of 2020 and complete by the Fall of 2020.


July 2020

July 10, 2020

Tree removal is complete and erosion control has been set up on site this week. The Contractor will begin digging pits for the sanitary sewer pipe jacking operation the week of July 13. This is the portion of the sanitary sewer pipe replacement from River Ridge Rd to approximately 250’ west that will be bored underground. River Ridge Rd will be closed in the location of the pit when this begins.

July 2, 2020

The Contractor anticipates completing some minor tree removal and setting up construction fencing late in the week of July 6.  Traffic control for the first phase of construction will include a single, outer lane closure for northbound Old Shakopee Road between 88th Street and 89th Street.  River Ridge Road will also be closed to through traffic between 88th Street and 89th Street.  Residents will still have access to Skyline Drive from 88th Street and River Ridge Road.

June 2020

June 19, 2020

A Pre-Construction meeting was held via a WebEx on June 16. The Contractor anticipates starting construction of the project in early-mid July.