Afton - Valley Creek Trail

Scheduled Start Date: June 8, 2020

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Project description: For approximately two weeks beginning June 8, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform work in Afton for approximately 1,000 feet on Valley Creek Trail between Neal Avenue S. and Trading Post Trail S.
Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main. Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction.
Installing replacement gas mains: According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
Traffic impacts: The crews will close Valley Creek Trail and detour traffic to Trading Post Trail S., 30th Street S. and Neal Avenue S. This closure is necessary to keep both the public and the construction personnel safe. 

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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

For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 93407541 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.