Project Description

From May 6 to mid- or late July 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along 8th Ave. N. between Queen and Oliver Avenues N.; Oliver Ave. N. between 8th Ave. N. and the north frontage road of Highway 55; and the north frontage road between Oliver and Logan Avenues 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 Metropolitan Council’s Metro Blue Line Extension project.

Traffic Impacts

Work will begin on 8th Ave. N. and Oliver Ave. N. before the north frontage road. For most of the project’s duration, there will be full closures of between 1 and 3 blocks at a time. Detour signs will lead through traffic to the next block or two blocks over. Local access will be maintained. Steel plates will be used as needed for driveway crossings. On each road, one sidewalk will remain open at a time.