(Alexandria, MN) The Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District began its Nevada Street sewer project earlier this summer. For drivers along County Road 46/ 34th Avenue West it's becoming more noticeable as the project moves from the north side of the highway to the south. The interceptor sewer project began in early summer near the ALASD plant on the north side of Nevada Street and is moving south.
Construction is now moving to the other side of 34th Avenue and will require some road closures as part of the construction process. Namely, Nevada Street will be closed from the 34th Avenue access point for the next couple of weeks. People will be able to access Nevada Street from Dakota Street with connections along 36th and 41st Avenues.
ALASD Executive Director Scott Gilbertson says they are replacing a lift station that is under-capacitated with a new gravity sewer interceptor line. The new interceptor line has been installed on the east side of Nevada street, from Latoka Lane SW to old highway 27 (34th Avenue West). The interceptor line will cross under 34th Avenue, and will connect to existing sewer main just south of W 39th Ave. Nevada Street SW will be reconstructed in this portion of the project (South of 34th Ave W to 39th). Gilbertson says many benefits will be gained upon the completion of this project, including future expansion capacities and eliminating one large lift station from the ALASD system. Geislinger and Sons from Watkins, MN (low bidder) will perform the construction project for ALASD this summer. WSN Engineering prepared the construction plan for ALASD. Gilbertson says the project should be completed by the end of October with a hard end date the first weekend of November.