Taft Lake outfall repair

The City will complete storm sewer work near Taft Lake.

Key information


2022 - 2023


Bloomington Ave. near Hwy 62.

Diamond Lake

Project overview

Minneapolis Public Works and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working together on a project. This project will replace two parallel and aging storm sewer pipes that drain to Taft Lake. The owner of one pipe is the City of Minneapolis and the other pipe's owner is MnDOT.

Construction of a new headwall for the pipes began in December 2022 where the pipes discharge into Taft Lake.

We have

  • Replaced roughly 140 feet of each pipe to the west of the lake.
  • Removed sediment that has accumulated in the lake near the outfall over several decades.

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Traffic impacts

Closures and affected areas

The bicycle and pedestrian trails between Taft Lake and Bloomington Ave. S. will be closed while the headwall and pipes are constructed in the park.

Bloomington Ave. S. and the off-ramp from Highway 62 will be closed to traffic while the pipes are constructed across the intersection.

Construction will also affect the Metro Transit bus stop.

The following temporary traffic impacts may occur:

  • Detours
  • Lane restrictions
  • Intersection reductions
  • Parking restrictions
  • Revised pedestrian and bicycle routes

Residents, businesses and visitors may experience:

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Dust in work areas
  • Trucks hauling material to and from the job site

You’ll be able to access property throughout construction.

Project phase

This project is Completed. 



In Progress


Contact us

Will Shutte

Senior Professional Engineer

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works