Winnetka Ave. Pipeline Project Completed in Golden Valley, Crystal, and New Hope
Construction crews recently finished up a major upgrade on a natural gas pipeline replacement project in New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley. Center Point Energy worked during the past several months to replace existing natural gas lines that had been in the ground since the 1940s and 1950s. This summer crews used a cool new machine that let them replace the pipeline in way that was safer for them and for the environment.
The work on the Winnetka Ave. project was part of a much larger multi-year project which involves replacing more than 60 miles of large-diameter distribution pipelines in the Twin Cities area. Center Point says the Belt Line project started in 2012 and is expected to continue through 2022 at a cost of $400 million.
Crew started working on the Winnetka Ave. project back in March and were able to continue during COVID-19 restrictions. The utility workers were considered essential, and crews implemented additional health and safety measures. The project replaced about three miles of two natural gas mains in the three suburbs.
For updates on this project and others, visit this Center Point Energy site.