The city plans to extend sanitary sewer service to east Shakopee and remove the Whispering Oaks Lift Station. Crews will be extending sewer along Muhlenhardt Road from County Highway 16 to Horizon Drive and along Horizon Drive from Muhlenhardt Road to the Whispering Oaks Lift Station (east side of County Highway 18). 

The project includes jacking a sewer pipe under County Highway 16 at Muhlenhardt Road, open cutting approximately 150’ of sewer pipe on Muhlenhardt Road near County Highway 16, directional drilling the remaining sewer under Muhlenhardt Road to Horizon Drive with open cuts to install manholes every 400 feet. 

After the sewer work is complete Muhlenhardt Road will be milled and overlayed. Horizon Drive from Muhlenhardt Road to County Highway 18 will be completely reconstructed with a sewer jacking under County Highway 18 at Horizon Drive. Replacement and restoration of the adjacent boulevards, landscaping and driveways will also be completed as necessary.  

Update June 16: Horizon Drive will remain closed between Muhlenhardt Road and County Highway 18 through next week. After Horizon Drive is reopened, Muhlenhardt Road will be closed at County Highway 16. This closure is anticipated to be approximately one week. The closures at this time are necessary to bore a steel casing pipe beneath the county roads.

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Traffic Impact: The intent of the project team is to maintain access to properties throughout construction; however, at times, construction activities will interfere with access to individual properties.

Muhlenhardt Road and Horizon Drive will be closed at various locations throughout the project. Please follow the posted detours. Access to all properties is expected to be restored at the end of each work day.