​​​​​Project Status - Minnetonka - Shady Oak Road (County Road 61)

9/28/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished construction in the Shady Oak Road (County Road 61) project in Minnetonka from Plymouth Road to Aspen Ridge Drive. The project entailed the installation of about 1,600 feet of upgraded natural gas distribution main and the connection of about 25 gas service lines to the new main.

Right now, the final step is restoring the soft surfaces affected by construction. Hard-surface restoration has been completed. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents and those affected by construction for their patience. ​


8/29/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are working on the Shady Oak Road (County Road 61) project in Minnetonka.

The project is expected to take until September 16, construction pending. The crews are installing about 1,600 feet of natural gas distribution main along the northern shoulder of Shady Oak Road (County Road 61) between Plymouth Road and Aspen Ridge Drive. They will also be connecting about 25 gas services to the new main.

There will be no total hard closures during the construction project. However, since the crews are working on the northern shoulder of Shady Oak Road, the crews will close the northern (northwest-bound) lane. There will be two lanes going north and south on Shady Oak Road for the duration of the construction.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For specific timeline on the construction area, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369. For general construction questions about the project, please call our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546.​


8/16/2016 Update

For a system improvement job, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be installing about 1,600 feet of 6-inch natural gas pipe and connecting about 25 gas services to the new main pipe in Minnetonka. 

The upgraded pipe will be installed along the northeastern side of Shady Oak Road (County Road 61) from Aspen Ridge Drive to Plymouth Road past Orchard Lane. (See map for detail.) Construction is expected to begin on Monday, August 22, 2016, and will last until approximately the week of October 3, 2016. ​