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Section 16 Sanitary Sewer Extension



PROJECT CONTACTS: If you have any questions or concerns about Section 16 Infrastructure Improvements please contact the City of Lake Elmo Engineering staff.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:  Updates will be placed on this website when new information becomes available.

  • Ideal Avenue north of Stillwater Boulevard is closed for construction. Follow the posted detour.
    • It is anticipated Ideal Avenue will be open to around July 15, 2022.
    • The contractor is working to rebuild the roadway, complete restoration, and final out the project.


SCOPE OF IMPROVEMENTS:  The Section 16 Sanitary Sewer Extension is proposed to extend municipal sanitary service for the approximately 180-acres of City owned property located along County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 and Ideal Avenue (CSAH 13). The project includes the extension of sanitary sewer south along Ideal Avenue from the intersection of Ideal Avenue and 31st Street to a new connection point to the City of Oakdale’s sanitary sewer system. A sewer stub will be left along the east boulevard of Ideal Avenue at 31st Street, for future connection. The Oakdale connection point is at Lift Station #6 located at the intersection of Ideal Avenue and Helmo Avenue/Stillwater Blvd. As part of the project implementation, the City has previously approved a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to allow for sewered development, executed an ongoing sanitary sewer use agreement with the City of Oakdale, and has executed a Cooperative Agreement with Oakdale for the reconstruction of the Oakdale lift station. With the completion of this project the approximately 75 acres located at Ideal Avenue, South of CSAH 14 will be sewer ready for development.



  • September 7, 2021 City Council orders the improvements and preparation of plans and specifications.
  • March 1, 2022 City Council approved the final design and ordered advertisement of bids.
  • May 3, 2022 City Council accepted bids and awarded a contract to Park Construction Company.


PROJECT FUNDING: The total estimated project cost is $616,600. All improvements will be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fund.


Project Location Map
Detour Route - Eastbound Stillwater Blvd
Detour Route - Westbound Stillwater Blvd
Detour Route - Northbound Helmo Ave
Detour Route - Northbound Ideal Ave
Detour Route - Southbound Ideal Ave