Traffic Impacts

Two-way traffic will be maintained on 53rd Avenue N. The crews will work in the southern eastbound lane of 53rd Avenue N. Parking will be restricted on both sides of 53rd Avenue N. in areas of active construction. Parking may be restricted just north and south of 53rd Avenue N. in areas of active construction. While the south sidewalk will be closed, the north sidewalk will remain open. The crews may need to alternate sidewalk closures.


Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained on the cross streets except for Fremont and Colfax Avenues N. at separate times. When the crews close the southern half of the intersection of Fremont and 53rd Avenues N., detour signs will lead through traffic to Emerson Avenue N. and 52nd Avenue N. When the crews close the southern half of the intersection of Colfax and 53rd Avenues N., detour signs will lead through traffic to Bryant Avenue N. and 52nd Avenue N.

Project Description

From spring to summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along 53rd Avenue N. between Oliver Avenue N. and 4th Street N. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s 53rd Avenue N. Resurfacing and Webber Park Resurfacing.