Minnetonka – Minnetonka Boulevard from Woodlawn Avenue to Tonkawood Road
Scheduled Start Date: August 8, 2022
- If you contact CenterPoint Energy for any questions, please reference the project’s name or number 101341084.
What will CenterPoint Energy do?
From Monday, August 8 into December 2022, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minnetonka along Minnetonka Boulevard from Woodlawn Avenue to Tonkawood Road. While Michels Corporation will replace two natural gas mains—one will be small-diameter plastic and the other will be large-diameter steel—Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
Flaggers will be on site as two-way traffic will remain open. No full road closures are planned for this project.
The plastic main will be replaced in the weeks of August 8 and 15. The steel main will be replaced beginning on Monday, August 29 and lasting into the fall.
The plastic main is typically bored underground. Since the crews weld the pieces of the steel pipe together, the steel main replacement requires open excavation and takes longer to install than the small-diameter plastic main. Time spent on each block will vary due to the size of the block, the steel offsets, the restoration preparation, and the weather. Restoration will follow the steel main work.