Nicollet Island Pump Station



Project Status

CIP Status Stage 3: Preconstruction

Project Details

Project Type:
Construction of a small pump station to improve tap water circulation in the two water mains that serve Nicollet Island from the Saint Anthony side of the Mississippi River

Project Benefits:
Installing two small pumps inside a pump house, the size of a one-car garage, will provide enough water circulation to alleviate concerns the water mains will freeze during the winter months. The exterior of the pump house will consist of granite pavers once used as a surface for city streets providing aesthetic value while taking advantage of an opportunity to re-use salvaged materials.

Project Location:
The proposed pump house will be built into an existing slope adjacent to the First Avenue Bridge and a small parking lot owned by DeLaSalle High School.

Construction Start Date:
June, 2017

Duration of Construction:
6 – 9 Months

Traffic Impact:
Single lane closure of East Island Avenue with full closure limited to 1 to 2 weeks in the area of the Hennepin Avenue and 1st Avenue bridges.

Proposed Pump Station Aerial Rendering
Proposed Pump Station Overview Rendering

Project Contact: Peter Pfister, Project Engineer, (612) 661-4906


(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

Last updated Jun 15, 2018



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