Project Status - 2019 Inspection Project
CenterPoint Energy will be performing an inline inspection on our natural gas transmission pipeline from our Northgate location in Coon Rapids (near Coon Rapids Boulevard Extension) to 62nd Way and East River Road in Fridley. Pipeline inspections are mandated by Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to routinely monitor and inspect our pipelines.
The scope of this work will require a survey crew to walk along the pipeline and monitor the inline inspection tool, commonly referred to as a PIG. A PIG is a tool which travels through the pipeline to gather data on its condition. You may notice contractors walking or driving along the easement above the pipeline, adjacent to your property at any time during the day.
By performing these inspections on a routine basis, pipelines will continue to operate safely for years to come. Please be aware that survey crews may pass through your property to complete this work from July 8 to 26. If your property has restricted access you will receive a letter with additional instructions.
Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors, Michels Corporation and Rosen, will be performing routine maintenance on CenterPoint Energy’s transmission pipe through Cambridge, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Minneapolis. The process will begin in the week of March 25 and continue periodically along this construction route until late June.
The residents in these areas will have access to and from their homes, and their natural gas service will not be interrupted. CenterPoint Energy will observe each city’s respective work hours.
What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.
For any questions, you can contact us directly by calling Tyler Swenson, Pipeline Integrity Business Analyst, at 612-321-5275, or Hannah Gullickson, Communication Specialist, at 612-321-5546. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.