Xcel - Taylors Falls Earthen Embankment

Location 
Taylors Falls, MN
Category 
Earthwork, Specialty
Completion Date 
May 2016

Rachel teamed up with Xcel Energy to begin the reconstruction of a 100+ year old flood wall along the scenic St. Croix River. The project involved concrete patching and installing a elastomeric liner on the existing flood wall.  Over 16,000 CY of modified borrow material was imported and used as embankment along the flood wall.  Over 2,000 CY of Rip Rap was placed along the shoreline of the St. Croix River. The project had challenges of creating coffer dams along the St. Croix River and adjacent wetlands surrounding the flood wall and controlling the water within the construction area. The project was completed in winter conditions and had multiple agencies including the USACE, DNR, Chisago County, Xcel Energy, and the City of Taylors Falls all working together to complete a successful project in a short time frame.


PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
  • 16,000+ CY Modified Borrow Import
  • 26,400 SY Elastomeric Liner Installation
  • 2,000+ CY Rip Rap Import

 


Project Team 

Jarrod Sargent

Senior Estimator/Project Manager

Dave Lyste

Vice President

John Pippert

Corporate Risk Manager