​​​​​​​Bloomington - E. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1) 

Scheduled Start Date: April 19, 2017

Project Description

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline located in the utility right of way of E. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1) in Bloomington on Wednesday, April 19. Project construction is expected to last until September 2017. Favorable weather will allow construction work to begin a few days earlier than originally published on our website. Please, be sure to attend the open house on April 18th to hear more about the project and to ask questions. Frequent updates will be found on the "Project Status" link below.

How does this apply to customers?

An open house is scheduled for April 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Public Works Building on 1700 W. 98th Street. The open house will be held in the Training Room. 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 Bloomington will also participate in the meeting.

What are the traffic plans?

Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing the natural gas transmission main along E. Old Shakopee Road, starting at Old Cedar Avenue S. and working in the eastbound lanes for about 700 feet. Construction work then shifts to the westbound lanes and continues toward Portland Avenue S. for the remainder of the project. (See map below.)  Posted lane and parking restrictions will be necessary where construction activity is occurring to keep the public and construction personnel safe. Two-way traffic will be maintained on E. Old Shakopee Road. The crews will shift traffic to the westbound lanes when working from Old Cedar Avenue S. to 17th Avenue S. and to eastbound lanes when working from 17th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S. Soon after sections of the new gas main are installed, areas where the road, sidewalk or boulevard were disturbed or removed, due to our construction activity, will be restored by CenterPoint Energy’s contractor. 

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.​