Project Status - Edina - Blake Road Belt Line Project



3/25/2020

Project Description: Beginning on March 30, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be performing work on CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas main on Blake Road from Waterman Avenue working north to Spruce Road, in addition to Maloney Avenue at Blake Road. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the city’s work. 


Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. For approximately four weeks, the crews will close Blake Road to through traffic between Maloney and Waterman Avenues. This closure will include the work on Maloney Avenue. For approximately six weeks, the crews will close Blake Road to through traffic between Spruce Road and Maloney Avenue. Road restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.


3/16/2020

Due to concerns over COVID-19, also called coronavirus, CenterPoint Energy and the City of Edina will be cancelling the March 17 open house meeting. We apologize for the short notice, but we want to emphasize the safety and health of the public. Our Blake Road Belt Line Project will continue as planned. See our details in the update below:



3/10/2020

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

CenterPoint Energy and the City of Edina will be hosting an open house meeting to educate the public on CenterPoint Energy’s 2020 Belt Line Project on Blake Road:
 
Open House Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4801 W. 50th Street
Edina City Hall, Mayor’s Conference Room
 
Representatives from CenterPoint Energy and the City of Edina will be present to answer questions.
 
Project Description: Beginning on March 30, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be performing work on CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas main on Blake Road between Spruce Road and Waterman Avenue and on Maloney Avenue at Blake Road. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the city’s work.
 
Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. For approximately six weeks, the crews will close Blake Road to through traffic between Spruce Road and Maloney Avenue. This closure will include the work on Maloney Avenue. For approximately four weeks, the crews will close Blake Road to through traffic between Maloney and Waterman Avenues. Road restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
 
How can I access my home? Local access will be maintained. When the crews need to cross a resident’s driveway, the resident will be notified by the project’s foreman or inspector. Garbage and mail services will be able to access the resident’s home. 

What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communication Specialist
  • 612-321-5546
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 86129256 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.