Work At Hwy55/Winnetka Ave Progressing

CenterPoint Energy’s gas line inspection project at the Hwy 55 and Winnetka Ave intersection is progressing.¬† CenterPoint crews estimate they have another three weeks of work, depending on weather.

Crews estimate work on Stage 2 will be finished in a week or so and that Stage 3 could last one to two weeks, although weather and pipeline issues may extend the project duration beyond these timelines.

Stage 2 lane closures and detours will remain in effect until that portion of the project is completed:

  • Lane Closure: Turn lanes from eastbound Hwy 55 to northbound Winnetka
    Detour: Continue eastbound on Hwy 55 to northbound Rhode Island Ave, then take westbound Golden Valley Rd to northbound Winnetka Ave.
  • Lane Closure: Turn lanes from westbound Hwy 55 to southbound Winnetka Ave
    Detour: Continue westbound on Hwy 55 to the Hwy 169 interchange and use the loops to access eastbound Hwy 55 and then southbound Winnetka Ave.
  • Lane Closure: Turn lane from northbound Winnetka Ave to westbound Hwy 55
    Detour: Continue northbound on Winnetka Ave to westbound Golden Valley Rd, then take southbound Wisconsin Ave to westbound Hwy 55.
  • Lane Closure: Turn lane from southbound Winnetka Ave to eastbound Hwy 55
    Detour: Take eastbound Golden Valley Rd to southbound Rhode Island Ave to eastbound Hwy 55.

During Stage 3, the turn lanes from eastbound Hwy 55 to northbound Winnetka Ave will remain closed and the detour will remain in effect:

  • Lane Closure: Turn lanes from eastbound Hwy 55 to northbound Winnetka
    Detour: Continue eastbound on Hwy 55 to northbound Rhode Island Ave, then take westbound Golden Valley Rd to northbound Winnetka Ave.

There will be several lane closures during Stage 3, and while other lanes will still be available to serve the traffic movements, drivers should expect delays during peak hours.

  • Lane Closure: One of the through lanes on westbound Hwy 55 at Winnetka Ave
  • Lane Closure: One of the left turn lanes on southbound Winnetka Ave at Hwy 55
  • Lane Closure: One of the through lanes on northbound Winnetka Ave at Hwy 55

Thank you for your patience during construction. Please remember to buckle up and drive safely.

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