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 Aug. 18: Muhlenhardt Road is open to traffic. Horizon Drive between Muhlenhardt Road and County Highway 18 is anticipated to remain closed for another week. Properties that access onto this section of Horizon Drive will have access during this phase of the project but should expect to have their driveways closed for several hours while the contractor installs the sanitary sewer in Horizon Drive adjacent to their property/driveways. The individual properties that will be affected will be notified prior to this work taking place.
Also, access to individual driveways on Horizon will switch from the east to the west as the contractor works his way from Muhlenhardt to County Highway 18. If you have questions regarding access, please contact Carol Zevenbergen, project inspector, at 952-233-9375 as she will have more up to date information as the project proceeds.
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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.