After being delayed by a couple spring snow storms and rain, crews have began working on the reconstruction of Penn Avenue in Southwest Minneapolis again.
Currently, CenterPoint Energy and Meyer Contracting are respectively working on gas line and sewer replacement, according to a recent Minneapolis Department of Public Works e-newsletter update.
The first phase of road reconstruction began April 10. Penn Avenue is closed thru traffic between West 54th and 60th streets. However, all east/west cross-streets, including 60th and 54th streets, are open. In addition, businesses are also open through the construction.
According to the project's webpage, the project includes the removal and replacement of the pavement, curb and gutter, driveway aprons, and storm drain inlets, as well as signal upgrades. The project is expected to take the entirety of the 2013 construction season.
For Richfield residents who routinely use that roadway, the following update was sent out by public works in an e-newsletter:
Starting the week of May 6:
CenterPoint Energy will continue their gas main replacement
Meyer Contracting will continue pavement removals and storm sewer installation north of 60th Street West
56th Street West may need to be reduced to a one lane road for a day or so
Southwest Minneapolis Patch will continue to update readers on the progress of this project.
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