City of Minneapolis I-35W North & South Storm Tunnel

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35W South Tunnel Outfall

35W North Tunnel Outfall

35W North Tunnel
• Constructed in 1965
• Material – concrete (not reinforced) • 8 – 14 foot diameter • 9,415 feet / 1.8 miles in length • Roughly 80 – 100 feet below the surface • 62% Minneapolis Flow / 38% MnDOT Flow • Funding need $5.5 million

35W South Tunnel
• Constructed 1961 to 1964
• Material – concrete (not reinforced) • 8 – 14 foot diameter • 24,540 feet / 4.7 miles in length • Roughly 80 – 100 feet below the surface • 85% Minneapolis Flow / 15% MnDOT Flow • Funding need - $14 million

35W North Tunnel
• Tunnel built to accommodate city storm water that was originally draining to the sanitary system and freeway drainage • Agreements between the City of Minneapolis and MnDOT regarding the tunnel construction and maintenance

35W South Tunnel
• Original flow - west to east to the Mississippi River • Freeway bisected the original flow pattern • Tunnel built to accommodate city and freeway drainage • Agreements between the City of Minneapolis and MnDOT regarding the tunnel construction and maintenance

Current Bonding Request
2012 2013 $4.5 million State, $4.5 million Local

* Request based on 2006 Tunnel Condition Assessment Report which identified segments of the tunnel and cost estimates.

Deficiencies to be Addressed

Groundwater
Holes in the Liner

Longitudinal Cracks

Voids outside the tunnel

Liner Failure

City of Minneapolis I-35W North & South Storm Tunnel
Solutions
• • • • Removing sedimentation and debris from the tunnel Sealing open joints, fractures, and cracks Repairing holes and erosion in the tunnel liner Grouting voids outside of the liner

City of Minneapolis I-35W North & South Storm Tunnel

Need to manage the condition before it becomes a safety issue The City of Minneapolis needs to continue to take rain water out of the sanitary system and into the storm water system to avoid Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) and to meet the requirements of the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Program MnDOT supports this work and funding request

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