​​​​​​​​Golden Valley - Golden Valley Road 2018 Belt Line Project 

Scheduled Start Date: April 23, 2018

Project Description

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

In the 2018 construction season, CenterPoint Energy will be replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Golden Valley. The project will begin on Monday, April 23, and end in Fall 2018. Crews from an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor will be installing natural gas mains along the following roads (see map below):

  • Winnetka Avenue N. and Golden Valley Road intersection
  • Winnetka Avenue N. from 10th Avenue N. to Orkla Drive
  • Rhode Island Avenue N. from 10th Avenue to Golden Valley Road
  • Golden Valley Road from Winnetka Avenue N. to Glenwood Parkway

CenterPoint Energy’s “Golden Valley Road 2018 Belt Line” project will happen in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once, in coordination with Hennepin County and the City of Golden Valley for the county’s Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek​ project. ​Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website closer to the project’s start date. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. 

What is the background of this project?

This project is a continuation of CenterPoint Energy’s Belt Line project in Minnesota, which began in 2012 and will continue until approximately 2021, when CenterPoint Energy’s Belt Line system will be fully replaced. (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.) In the 2017 construction season, CenterPoint Energy finished the “Golden Valley Road and Bassett Creek” project, which occurred along Golden Valley Road from west of Bassett Creek Drive to the Theodore Wirth Golf Course.​​

A pre-construction open house was held in Golden Valley by personnel from CenterPoint Energy, Hennepin County,​ and representatives from the City of Golden Valley. This open house was open to the public and answered any questions regarding the project. The open house took place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Golden Valley Council Chambers at 7800 Golden Valley Road.

Construction will happen in two phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is restoring the areas affected by construction--typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer's yard.​

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.