Northfield prepares to take more shit from Dundas

Babcock Park Lift Station & Interceptor Sewer Project Babcock Park Lift Station & Interceptor Sewer Project 
I took these photos yesterday of a Minger Construction crew working on the $1.2 million Babcock Park Lift Station & Interceptor Sewer Project near the park’s softball field.

Sean Simonson, Engineering Tech Coordinator for the City of Northfield, had this to say in last week’s Friday Memo:

Minger had crew on-site working on rock excavation again. They concentrated on the area near the existing lift station by the Ice Arena early in the week, and late in the week moved back down to the Babcock Softball Park area to continue with rock excavation. Next week crew will continue with rock excavation near the new lift station location, and they also anticipate having a crew on-site late in the week to set the new lift station structure.

Staff met with a representative from the Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division to discuss access and safety issues with the Babcock Softball Field and the upcoming softball leagues. Leagues are scheduled to start on May 2nd, and the project is expected to be completed in late June. Representatives from the School will be contacting individuals from each league to relay the issues with safety and access during construction.


  1. Glenn! Switzer said:

    …we’re asking residents to up their intake of fiber (and no not that kind of fiber – we’ve had that for years) to soften the impact on the new lift station.

    April 19, 2011
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks, Glenn. From your stool as Mayor of Dundas, I know you’ve been pushing and straining for this project for a long time. I’m sure it gives you great pleasure to be able to release all that you’ve been holding inside as it finally emerges.

    April 19, 2011
  3. Glenn! Switzer said:

    and here I thought you were watching past episodes of Monty Python…

    April 19, 2011
  4. john george said:

    Griff- I think you are being lax on this subject.

    April 19, 2011
  5. Glenn! Switzer said:

    John – That all depends on your point of view…

    April 19, 2011

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