​​​Hopkins and St. Louis Park - Texas Avenue S. and Blake Road  

Scheduled Start Date: April 18, 2017

Project Description

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline on Tuesday, April 18, starting in St. Louis Park and progressing toward Hopkins. The entire project construction is expected to last until October 2017. Minnesota Limited, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas main along Texas Avenue S. from Minnetonka Boulevard to Highway 7 (approx. April to June), then on Highway 7 Frontage Road (south) to Blake Road, and then on Blake Road from Highway 7 to Spruce Road (approx. June to October). (See map below.) 

There will be lane shifts in the yellow-highlighted areas, but two-way traffic will be maintained when possible. Lane and parking restrictions on Texas Avenue S. and Blake Road are required when construction activity is occurring on the roadway and is necessary to keep the public and construction personnel safe. 

How does this apply to residents and customers?

An open house is scheduled for April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Community Center on 1001 MN Highway 7 in Hopkins. The open house will be held in Room 209. Representatives from CenterPoint Energy will discuss details of the project and will then invite questions or comments from the public. Officials from the City of Hopkins will also participate in the meeting. ​

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?
CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042.​