​​​​Project Status - Blaine - 105th Avenue NE

9/1/2017

CenterPoint Energy has finished its 105th Avenue NE project in Blaine.

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas main along the westbound curb side of 105th Avenue NE between Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) and Radisson Road NE. The crews also connected all the natural gas service lines to the installed main and removed the existing main along this route.

Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction.

Further construction is being done by other road contractors in this area. For more information, please visit the City of Blaine’s website for their project entitled, "Reconstruction of 105th Avenue NE from TH 65 to Radisson Road​." Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring, and may be associated with work done by these road contractors. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. 


8/21/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are nearing completion on CenterPoint Energy’s 105th Avenue NE project in Blaine.

What is the progress of construction?

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished installing the natural gas main along the westbound curb side of 105th Avenue NE between Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) and Radisson Road NE. The crews have also connected all the natural gas service lines to the installed main along this route.
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restoring the soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. This will be complete by Wednesday, August 23.
  • On Wednesday, August 23, crews from Michels Corporation will remove the existing natural gas main along the construction route.  
  • Further construction is being done by other road contractors in this area. For more information, please visit the City of Blaine’s website​. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
  • CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process.​



8/7/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed natural gas main along 105th Avenue NE from Radisson Road to Central Avenue NE (Highway 65).

The crews are currently connecting natural gas service lines to the installed main. They began the connections today on Monday, August 7, and will continue until the middle of this week. After the service lines are connected, the crews will remove the existing main between August 10 and 16.

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will perform temporary restoration of the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. Currently, other contractors are working in the same construction area. CenterPoint Energy’s restoration will begin after August 16.​



7/24/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will resume construction on the 105th Avenue NE project in Blaine on Thursday, July 27. Construction was suspended from July 14 to 22 for Schwan’s USA CUP, hosted at the National Sports Center.

On July 27, the crews will resume installing natural gas pipeline along the westbound curb side of 105th Avenue NE between Davenport Street NE and Central Avenue NE (Highway 65).​



7/7/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began construction on the 105th Avenue NE project on Thursday, June 29. The crews will be installing natural gas main along the northernmost westbound lane on 105th Avenue NE from Radisson Road to Central Avenue NE (Highway 65). Below is the construction schedule and route:

  • From June 29 to today on Friday, July 7, the crews have been working from Radisson Road to the entrance of the National Sports Center.
  • From July 8 to 13, the crews will work from Central Avenue NE to the entrance of the National Sports Center.
  • Important note: From July 14 to 22, construction is suspended to allow for Schwan’s USA CUP, hosted at the National Sports Center. (To see the National Sports Center's schedule, please visit their website​.) By July 14, the crews will remove traffic barriers and temporarily restore areas affected by construction. Construction will resume on July 24.
  • Starting on July 24, the crews will close the northernmost westbound lane at Nassau Street NE. When the crews are finished installing main at Nassau Street NE, they will transition to installing main at Davenport Street NE.



7/6/2017 ​

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Blaine on Thursday, June 29. Project construction is expected to last until late August 2017​. (Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status web page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the northernmost westbound lane of 105th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) to Radisson Road. 

The crews have closed the northernmost westbound lane of 105th Avenue NE wherever active construction is occurring from Radisson Road to Central Avenue NE​. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

Construction will happen in three phases: 

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer’s gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • ​Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also be replacing several natural gas service lines that connect from the main to the customer’s property. Customers may experience a short disruption of gas service as the crews are installing the gas service line.

Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement to complete the task of service and main distribution line replacement. If a customer’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

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. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. ​