Normandie Sanitary Relief (12360)

Normandie Sanitary Relief (12360)

As part of a long-term effort to reduce basement backups and sewer overflows, MSD Project Clear is designing a project to construct approximately 9,000 feet of wastewater pipe in the cities of Pagedale, Bel-Nor, and the Village of Hanley Hills. The project is estimated to begin construction as early as the Summer of 2024.

About the Project

Public Meeting - April 4, 2023

Project Map

Why is this project being designed?

MSD Project Clear is investing approximately $9.3 million to improve the wastewater sewers in the cities of Pagedale, Bel-Nor, and the Village of Hanley Hills. The goal is to reduce basement backups and sewer overflows, which occur when the sewers become overloaded during intense rainfall. MSD Project Clear has received 169 such complaints. This project will reduce such occurrences by increasing the size and capacity of the existing sewer. It will also allow MSD to eliminate two constructed overflow points.

Project Facts

  • Construction is estimated to begin as early as Summer 2024
  • MSD Project Clear will replace approximately 9,000 feet of wastewater pipe
  • The pipe size will increase to between 30 and 54-inches in diameter, allowing a larger amount of water to flow through the system.

What can residents expect?

Though construction for this project is not estimated to begin until the Summer of 2024 at the earliest, it is important to be prepared for what to expect. Prior to construction, residents whose property will need to be accessed to construct the project will be contacted in order to obtain the necessary easements or notified of work that will take place in existing easements.

Type of Construction:

At this time, MSD Project Clear anticipates the contractor will primarily construct the project by digging through the surface of the ground in a process known as “open-cut” construction. As with any type of construction, residents can expect to see and hear heavy equipment during the sewer excavation process. The pictures above depict what a neighborhood will look like before, during, and after a typical project.

Tunneling may be used under major roads, railroads, and to avoid overhead electric transmission mains near Ameren’s towers.


MSD does not anticipate any lane or road closures, but residents should expect increased construction traffic and possible changes to traffic patterns.

Property Access:

Residents may experience temporary reduced access to properties during active construction hours. The contractor will notify residents prior to any access restrictions and will work to minimize these instances.

Private Property:

Some construction will take place on residential properties. Between Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2024, MSD will contact property owners from whom they need to obtain new construction easements.

Repair and Restoration:

After all new sewer pipes are installed, the contractor will restore the construction site according to all easement agreements and local and District requirements. This could include sodding any disturbed areas, replacing disturbed pavement, reinstalling fences, etc.

At least one MSD Inspector will be on-site part of the day for every day the contractor is working.

What is the timeline?

This is the current tentative project schedule. This is subject to change based on a variety of factors including weather.

  • Complete Project Design: Fall 2022
  • Easement acquisition completion: Spring 2024
  • Estimated construction start: As early as Summer 2024
  • Estimated project duration: 2 – 2.5 years


MSD does not anticipate sewer service or other utility services being disrupted during this project. We will work with Missouri One Call to locate utilities before beginning construction. Occasionally, the contractor may run into utilities that were not located by Missouri One Call which could result in temporary utility disruptions. If this happens, MSD will work with the utility to restore service as quickly as possible.

For properties without an existing easement, an MSD Right of Way Agent will work with property owners during the easement acquisition process to discuss restoration on their property.

For properties with an existing easement, MSD will restore the area following District policies. Most yard and wooded areas will be replanted using sod or seed and straw. Driveways, walkways, and other hard surfaces will be restored using the same materials that are currently in place.

Streets that are disturbed during construction will be replaced and repaved with similar material. The project’s restoration will meet all local and District requirements.

MSD will hold a second public meeting after a contractor is selected. At that time, the contractor will be able to provide additional information about their construction methods. The contractor will fill or cover any open trenches during non-working hours and will likely begin areas where pipe installation is completed in large sections before completing all pipe installation.

FAQs section will be updated as questions are sent in to the Project Manager.


This section will be updated with additional documents as they become available.

Stay Informed

(Please mention the Project Number: 12360)

Joshua Hallsten

Kevin Koines, MSD Project Manager