Bloomington - Penn Avenue Belt Line Project

Scheduled Start Date: April 15, 2021

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Project Resources: 

CenterPoint Energy, the City of Bloomington and Hennepin County hosted a virtual meeting

Thank you to all who joined us on our February 23 event! CenterPoint Energy, the City of Bloomington and Hennepin County hosted a virtual Microsoft Teams meeting with a short presentation and a Q&A session that answered questions about the project. Below is a copy of our PowerPoint slide:

What will CenterPoint Energy be doing?

From April 15 to November 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Bloomington along Penn Avenue S. from 98th Street W. to Interstate 494. This project will happen in four phases:
  • Phase 1: Michels Corporation will replace the first of the project’s two natural gas mains. This main will feed the natural gas service lines to homes and businesses. 
  • Phase 2: Michels Corporation will connect the service lines to the new Phase 1 gas main. 
  • Phase 3: CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor will replace the second gas main. 
  • Phase 4: Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by work on the natural gas lines.

What are the traffic impacts? 

  • For Phases 1 and 2, lane, parking and road closures closures may occur. 
  • For Phase 3, the crews will work on Penn Ave. a few blocks at a time. Restoration of the road will follow closely behind the pipe installation crew. Detours will direct drivers. Residential traffic will be maintained. 
  • The crews will be on site, assisting residents with access during construction. They will notify customers once they are going to be working in front of their home.

Parking and lane or road restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.