​​​​Project Status - Edina - Highway 62 and Tracy Avenue

​12/18/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will complete final construction, temporary restoration and site clean-up within the scope of the Highway 62 crossing project by Tuesday, December 29.

We understand that the Highway 62 crossing project was an inconvenience to people living, working and commuting in and around the area, so we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to complete all possible restoration in the 2015 construction season.

Please be aware, CenterPoint Energy will be introducing details of a large scale project traversing many streets in the City of Edina this winter. The estimated start date of this project is spring 2016.

Even though CenterPoint Energy's 2015 construction season will be coming to a close at the end of the month, please continue to visit our website during the off season as 2016 projects will be added weekly! Thank you. 


​12/3/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will complete final construction, temporary restoration and site clean-up within the scope of the Highway 62 crossing project by Friday, December 18.

The open trench and holes along Valley View Road, from Tracy Avenue to Hillside Road, and along Whiting Avenue, from Holborn Avenue to Ridgeview Drive, will be back-filled and temporarily restored between Monday, December 14 and Friday, December 18.

Due to the current weather conditions, installation of pipe along Tracy Avenue will not occur in the 2015 construction season. CenterPoint Energy will return onsite in the spring to complete pipeline installation.

Please be aware, CenterPoint Energy will be introducing details of a large scale project traversing many streets in the City of Edina this winter. The estimated start date will be spring 2016.

Please continue to visit our website for more information. Thank you.​​


​​11/24/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, finished installing natural gas distribution pipe underneath Highway 62, just east of the Tracy Avenue exit.
 
Please anticipate Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, to remain closed through the week of December 14, weather permitting.
 
Temporary hard surface restoration is underway along Whiting Avenue, from Holborn Avenue to Ridgeview Drive. Crews anticipate Whiting Avenue to be paved by the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24.
 
Restoration on all other streets will occur from December 8 to December 10.

Depending on the future weather forecast and construction progress, installation of pipe along Tracy Avenue is currently unknown. An additional email will be sent in early December confirming this information. 
 
If construction along Tracy Avenue does not occur in December, crews will return onsite in the spring to complete pipeline installation.
 
Please continue to visit our website for more information. Thank you.


11/10/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently installing natural gas distribution pipe underneath Highway 62, just east of the Tracy Avenue exit. 
 
Please anticipate the following near the areas of construction:

  • Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, will remain closed for two to three more weeks.
  • The intersection of Whiting Avenue and Ridgeview Drive is currently closed to through traffic.
  • A large excavation hole will remain at the intersection of Whiting Avenue and Holborn Avenue through the end of the construction project. Please use caution.
  • Crews started open trenching Whiting Avenue, working westwards from Holborn Avenue to Ridgeview Drive. Construction is anticipated to continue through early next week with restoration occurring the week of November 23. The crew onsite will work with each homeowner to maintain access to driveways.

Depending on the future weather forecast and construction progress, installation of pipe along Tracy Avenue is currently unknown. An additional email will be sent in the coming weeks confirming this information. 
 
Please continue to visit our website for more information. Thank you.


11/03/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently installing natural gas distribution pipe underneath Highway 62, just east of the Tracy Avenue exit.

Please anticipate the following construction activities to continue in the coming weeks:
 
  • Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, will remain closed for the duration of the project.
  • The intersection of Whiting Avenue and Ridgeview Drive  is currently open to through traffic. Beginning later this week, the intersection will be closed to through traffic for approximately one week.
  • A large excavation hole will remain at the intersection of Whiting Avenue and Holborn Avenue through the end of the construction project. Please use caution.
  • Later this week, crews will begin open trenching Whiting Avenue, working westwards from Holborn Avenue to Ridgeview Drive. The crew onsite will work with each homeowner to maintain access to driveways.

Depending on the future weather forecast and construction progress, installation of pipe along Tracy Avenue is currently unknown. An additional email will be sent in the coming weeks confirming this information.

Please continue to visit our website for more information. Thank you.​ ​​


10/20/2015 Update

Late last week, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, attempted to install natural gas pipeline underneath Highway 62, just east of the Tracy Avenue exit. 

Due to large amounts of rock fragments, boring underneath Highway 62 will require additional time and effort.

Please anticipate the following construction activities to continue in the coming weeks:

  • Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, is closed.
  • The intersection of Whiting Avenue and Ridgeview Drive will have limited access to through traffic for an additional next three weeks. 
  • A large excavation hole remains at the intersection of Whiting Avenue and Holborn Avenue. Please use caution.
  • Whiting Avenue, between Rid​geview Drive and Holborn Avenue, will be open trenched in the coming weeks. Please anticipate an additional email once the final start date is known.

Please continue to visit our website for more information. Thank you.​


​9/29/2015 Update

As part of CenterPoint Energy’s project extension, pipeline will now be replaced along Tracy Avenue, north of Highway 62 and Olinger Boulevard. Please anticipate crews to be onsite Thursday, October 1, locating utilities in this area.

Please anticipate the following construction activities to continue in the coming weeks:

  • Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, is closed.
  • The intersection of Whiting Avenue and Ridgeview Drive has limited access to through traffic.
  • A large excavation hole remains at the intersection of Whiting Avenue and Holborn Avenue. Please use caution.
  • Whiting Avenue, between Rid​geview Drive and Holborn Avenue, will be open trenched in the coming weeks. Please anticipate an additional email once the final start date is known.

Due to CenterPoint Energy’s project extension, construction will now continue through mid-November. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you.


​9/17/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas transmission pipe westwards along Whiting Avenue ​tomorrow, Friday, September 18.

Please anticipate the following construction activities to occur in the coming weeks:

  • Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, is closed.
  • The intersection of Whiting Avenue and Ridgeview Drive is closed to through traffic. Residents near this intersection may experience noise associated with the bore rig in the coming weeks.
  • A large excavation hole remains at the intersection of Whiting Avenue and Holborn Avenue. Please use caution.
  • Whiting Avenue, between Ridgeview Drive and Holborn Avenue, will be open trenched in the coming weeks. Please anticipate an additional email once the final start date is known.
  • Restoration along Olinger Boulevard, west of Tracy Avenue will begin shortly. Please anticipate eastbound Olinger Boulevard to close again in approximately one month.

CenterPoint Energy’s construction is anticipated to continue through the end of October. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you.



9/4/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin preliminary construction for the Highway 62 construction project on Tuesday, September 8.

Please anticipate the following to occur next week:

  • Beginning Tuesday, September 8, Valley View Road, between Tracy Avenue and Hillside Road, will be closed for approximately one month.
  • Crews will be working along Olinger Boulevard, west of Tracy Avenue.
  • Crews will be working along Holborn Avenue, between Whiting Avenue and 64th Street W.
  • Large equipment will be arriving on Whiting Avenue, between the railroad tracks and Ridgeview Drive.

Crews will begin installing natural gas transmission pipe during the week of September 14.

CenterPoint Energy’s construction is anticipated to continue through the end of October. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you. ​​​