The City of St. Francis achieved a new trunk sewer line through the reconstructed Bridge Street corridor and eliminated a problematic lift station.
CSAH 24 (Bridge Street) Improvements
City of St. Francis, Minnesota
Anoka County was moving forward with plans to reconstruct CSAH 24 (Bridge Street) in St. Francis. The project included constructing two roundabouts on either side of St. Francis High School and installing walking paths along the roadway. The city considered potential utility replacement in the project area and it was determined the sanitary sewer trunk line was undersized for potential development east of town. Additionally, within project limits was a problem lift station the city was looking to remove.
Bolton & Menk replaced the existing sewer main with a larger sized pipe and installed a new force main that would allow the lift station to be removed. The force main installed along CR 72 (Rum River Boulevard) and Bridge Street was directionally drilled under the Rum River and connected to an existing manhole, allowing the lift station to be removed.
The city prepared their own plans and specifications to complete the utility work that was outside the county's project limits. Extensive coordination with Anoka County, St. Francis School District, and the city was necessary to successfully complete the coordinated projects. In the end, the City of St. Francis achieved a new trunk sewer line through the reconstructed Bridge Street corridor and eliminated a problematic lift station.