7/1/2020 Project Update

Crews from Michels Corporation are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new main on Texas Avenue S. They finished the service line work between Cedar Lake Road and 22nd Street W. and are currently working between 22nd and 23rd Streets W. Afterward they will work on Virginia Avenue S.


The current traffic plan on Cedar Lake Road is anticipated to be lifted by this Friday, July 3.

6/23/2020 Project Update

This week one crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main on the north side of Cedar Lake Road. Later this week, the crew will transition the traffic control from the north to the south side of Cedar Lake Road to connect the service lines there. This traffic control plan will last early into the week of June 29. When the service line connections are done, the traffic control devices will be removed from Cedar Lake Road, whose traffic will resume to normal.

6/16/2020 Project Update

In the weeks of June 15 and 22, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will continue to work on Cedar Lake Road between Virginia and Sumter Avenues S. This week, the crews are replacing the natural gas main for Phase 1 of 4. Currently, eastbound traffic is open. The detour route for westbound traffic is from Louisiana Avenue S., Minnetonka Boulevard and Highway 169.


This week and next week, the crews are connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main for Phase 2. Next week, the crews will close the southern lane of Cedar Lake Road between Virginia and Sumter Avenues S., allowing two-way traffic on Cedar Lake Road.


For a few weeks in late summer or early fall 2020, the crews will return to Cedar Lake Road to replace the natural gas main and restore the road for Phases 3 and 4. Updates will be provided on this web page. We appreciate your patience as we continue to upgrade our natural gas lines.

6/4/2020 Project Update

In the week of June 8, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace the natural gas main on Cedar Lake Road between Sumter and Virginia Avenues S. During this time, the crews will allow one-way traffic heading eastbound.

6/2/2020 Project Update

A lane shift is remaining in place on Texas Avenue S. from Cedar Lake Road to past 22nd Street W. On Monday, June 8, the crews plan to flip the traffic control to the north side of Cedar Lake Road. The closure on Virginia Avenue S. will remain closed for approximately one or two weeks. This will allow for the natural gas work and the restoration.

5/27/2020 Project Update

Today crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have closed the south side of Cedar Lake Road from Virginia to Texas Avenues. Tomorrow or Friday the crews will close the north side of Cedar Lake Road in this area for approximately one week. The crews have replaced the natural gas main on Texas Avenue from Minnetonka Boulevard to 28th Street W. and are connecting the new main to the existing intersecting ones. The crews are working on Virginia Avenue north of the railroad from 26th Street W. to Cedar Lake Road.

5/20/2020 Project Update

Tomorrow on Thursday, May 21, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin locating underground public utilities along CenterPoint Energy’s project route. On Tuesday, May 26, the crews will begin Phase 1, which is replacing the first of the project’s two natural gas mains.

5/15/2020 Project Update

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In the week of May 18, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin to replace the first of the project's two natural gas mains on Texas Avenue S., working north from Minnetonka Boulevard.


Crews will begin working between Minnetonka Boulevard and 28th Street, maintaining two-way traffic but restricting parking in areas of active construction. Parking will also be restricted on Virginia Avenue at Texas Avenue.

4/29/2020 Project Update

CenterPoint Energy and the City of St. Louis Park hosted a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Representatives from CenterPoint Energy and the City of St. Louis Park answered questions about the project. Please see our Project Description page for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.