​Project Status - Bloomington - E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road - Project Status

9/18/2018
CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has installed 42 percent of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project.

  • The crews will continue installing natural gas main along E. 102nd Street between Nicollet Avenue and Portland Avenue S. until the middle of the week of September 24. Currently there is no westbound traffic on E. 102nd Street between 3rd Avenue S. and Nicollet Avenue. 1st Avenue S., Stevens Avenue S. and 2nd Avenue S. are closed to through traffic. Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be restoring this area within the weeks of September 24 and October 1.
  • Q3 Contracting has restored E. 102nd Street between Portland Avenue S. and Stevens Avenue S.
  • The side streets of 3rd Avenue S., 4th Avenue S., 5th Avenue S. and Clinton Avenue S. along E. 102nd Street are open going westbound on E. 102nd Street. 



9/13/2018
CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has installed 35 percent of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project. Below are the construction details:

  • The crews are continuing to work along E. 102nd Street. The exception will be for the Bloomington Heritage Days parade, which will take place on Saturday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. (For more information on the parade, please visit the city’s website.)
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will pave E. 102nd Street for the parade.
  • In the week of September 17, Michels Corporation will resume construction on E. 102nd Street. Eastbound traffic will be maintained. Detour signs will reroute westbound traffic.  



8/16/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project. Below are the construction details:

  • On Friday, August 10, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, opened the intersection of E. 102nd Street and Portland Avenue S. to through traffic.
  • Currently on E. 102nd Street, drivers can only go eastbound for approximately the next four weeks. 
  • Residents in this area will be able to access their driveways during active construction. 



8/10/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project. Below are the construction details: 

  • From Thursday, August 2, into the week of August 13, work will be happening along Portland Avenue S. between E. 102nd Street and E. 103rd Street. Residents will have access to and from their houses. Detour signs will direct drivers going southbound on Portland Avenue. Parking is restricted on both sides of Portland Avenue in this area.
  • From Saturday, August 4, to Tuesday, August 7, the crews will also be placing a closure going eastbound and westbound at the intersection of E. 102nd Street and Portland Avenue S. Detour signs will be placed on site.
  • During this time, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be working on a natural gas facility. Also during this time, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.



7/31/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project. Below are the construction details:

  • From Thursday, August 2, into the week of August 13, work will be happening along Portland Avenue S. between E. 102nd Street and E. 103rd Street. Residents will have access to and from their houses. Detour signs will direct drivers going southbound on Portland Avenue. Parking is restricted on both sides of Portland Avenue in this area.  
  • During this time, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be working on a natural gas facility. Also during this time, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 



6/29/2018
CenterPoint Energy has begun its “Bloomington – E. 102nd Street, Portland Avenue S. and E. Old Shakopee Road” belt line project today on Friday, June 29. Below are the construction details:

  • The crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are placing traffic signs to alert drivers that work will take place along the eastern (northbound) driving and parking lane of Portland Avenue between 101st Street and 102nd Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the southbound lanes during active construction.
  • On Monday, July 2, the crews will begin excavating the site to prepare for the pipe installation.
  • Fro​m today until approximately mid-July 2018, the crews will be installing natural gas main in this area and restoring the areas affected by their construction. 



4/11/2018

CenterPoint Energy's Open House at Bloomingt​on Public Works Training Room

​Personnel from CenterPoint Energy and the City of Bloomington will be holding an open house meeting to answer questions from the public regarding CenterPoint Energy’s project. The meeting will be held at the City of Bloomington's Public Works Training Room at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road ​on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.​​ This meeting will also discuss CenterPoint Energy’​s Bloomington and Richfield Belt Line project, which will occur from April to October 2018 along Nicollet Avenue from 67th Street to Shakopee Road​. 

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

From Friday, June 29, to Fall 2018​,​ CenterPoint Energy will be replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Bloomington. Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be installing natural gas mains along the following roads:

  • On E. 102nd Street from Nicollet Avenue to Portland Avenue S.
  • On Portland Avenue S. from E. 102nd Street to E. Old Shakopee Road
  • On E. Old Shakopee Road from Portland Avenue S. to Oakland Avenue S.

Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page. 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 two phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is restoring the areas affected by construction--typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer's yard.​

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

Frequent updates will be posted on the Project Status page below. In addition, you can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources. Please reference the project name:

  • Information Hotline:
    • email: csv.constructionservices@centerpointenergy.com 
    • phone: 612-321-5369
  • Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson:
    • phone: 612-321-5546
  • Restoration Department:
    • email: csv.restoration@centerpointenergy.com 
    • phone: 612-321-5042

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.