The traffic control plans listed from the update published on May 3, 2017, will remain the same throughout the Winnetka Pipeline project in Brooklyn Park.
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin construction on the natural gas pipeline this Monday, May 8.
The crews will be working in the eastbound lanes of 68th and 69th Avenues N. from Adair Avenue N. to Winnetka Avenue N. The eastbound sidewalk will be closed wherever the crews are working.
Two-way traffic will be maintained by traffic control personnel during the weekday business hours in the westbound lanes of 68th and 69th Avenues N. In the evenings and weekends, the traffic control personnel will open 68th and 69th Avenues N. to two-way traffic.
Traffic barriers will also be set up where active construction is occurring. The lane and sidewalk restrictions are necessary to keep the public and traffic personnel safe.
What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Brooklyn Park around May 15, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until early August. Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas distribution and transmission mains along 68th and 69th Avenues N. from Adair Avenue N. westward to Winnetka Avenue N.
A New Hope/Crystal phase will begin early August 2017 on Winnetka Avenue N. southward from 68th Avenue N. to 55th Avenue N. and on 62nd Avenue N. westward from Winnetka Avenue N. to W. Broadway Avenue.
How does this apply to residents?A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for April 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park City Hall in the Council Chambers on 5200 85th Avenue N. Representatives from the City of Brooklyn Park will attend the meeting, as well as CenterPoint Energy personnel will discuss details of the project and will invite questions or comments from the public.