Edina - W. 70th Street and Wooddale Avenue S.
Scheduled Start Date: October 17, 2016
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin construction on the new natural gas pipe and valve pits at the intersection of W. 70th Street and Wooddale Avenue S. in Edina on October 17, 2016. (A valve pit regulates the gas pressure in the natural gas pipe.) The construction is expected to take approximately four to five weeks.
The crews are installing about 200 feet of natural gas distribution main along the northern lane of W. 70th Street and the western lane of Wooddale Avenue S. The crews will be closing the northern (westbound) lanes on W. 70th Street for a portion of the block, as well as the western (southbound) lanes on Wooddale Avenue S. for a portion of the block. (See map below for detail.)
During construction, drivers can’t access Wooddale Avenue S. from Dunberry Lane. Wooddale Avenue S. will have one-way traffic, but W. 70th Street will maintain two-way traffic going east and west. The sidewalk along northern W. 70th Street will be closed and directed to southern W. 70th Street. Residents should have access to and from their driveways, but parking will be restricted on the street during construction.