Golden Valley, New Hope and Crystal - Winnetka Avenue 2020 Belt Line Project

Scheduled Start Date: March 30, 2020

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Project Resources

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

This project is a continuation of CenterPoint Energy’s Belt Line project in Minnesota, which began in 2012 and will continue until approximately 2022. The Belt Line system is a series of natural gas distribution mains along routes from Brooklyn Center to Bloomington and from Golden Valley to Minneapolis.

From March 30 to November 2020, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor will be performing work on CenterPoint Energy’s Winnetka Avenue Belt Line Project. Work will take place on Winnetka Avenue between 10th and 42nd Avenues N. and will occur in four phases rather than all at once: 
Phase 1: Winnetka Ave. from 23rd to 42nd Avenues N in the cities of Golden Valley, New Hope and Crystal: This phase will occur from March 30 to approx. late April/early May. It consists of installing the first of the project’s two mains with new modern materials. The installation will allow room for the second main, mentioned in Phase 3, to be installed. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a lane closure in this area. In Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley, construction will start on March 30.
Phase 2: Winnetka Ave. between 23rd and 42nd Avenues N.: This phase is tentatively scheduled to begin in late April/early May and last for several weeks, depending on updates related to COVID-19. The phase consists of connecting the individual customer gas service lines to the first of the project’s mains. This may include service line replacement and relocating gas meters from inside the home to outside.
Phase 3: Winnetka Ave. between 10th and 42nd Avenues N.: This phase will occur from June 1 to late October. It consists of replacing the second of the project’s mains under the east side of the road in the same location. Crews will be working on one to two blocks at a time for one to two weeks per block. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a lane closure in this area.
Phase 4: Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will restore the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work outside the city’s and county’s construction zones—typically the boulevard, sidewalks and lawns.

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

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

Communication Specialist
  • 612-321-5546
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or numbers 88519248, 90350865 or 90350999 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.