​Project Status - Bloomington - Emerson Avenue S.

6/23/2017
Construction is finished on the Emerson Avenue S. project in Bloomington. Crews from CenterPoint Energy began replacing an existing natural gas pipeline on May 5, 2017, and finished today on Friday, June 23. Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas mains on the following streets between W. 98th Street and W. 102nd Street just west of I-35W: Humboldt Avenue S., Fremont Avenue S., Emerson Avenue S., Dupont Avenue S. and Colfax Avenue S.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the customers for their patience during the construction process.​



6/9/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have been working on Phase 2 on Colfax and Dupont Avenues S. between W. 100th and 102nd Streets. They will finish Phase 2 on these streets by Monday, June 12.

Crews from Q3, another authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently restoring the areas affected by traffic, starting at Humboldt Avenue S. between W. 98th and 100th Streets (Phase 3).

The entire Emerson Avenue S. project will be done by June 23. Crews for Phases 2 and 3 will continue connecting the service lines and restoring the construction areas until they are finished.​



5/19/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began Phase 2 of 3 on the Emerson Avenue S. project in Bloomington on Tuesday, May 16. The crews have been working on Emerson and Fremont Avenues S.

For the next three or four weeks until the week of June 12, the crews will be working on all the streets where new gas mains were installed. The list of streets where the natural gas service lines will be connected is as follows:

  • Humboldt and Fremont Avenues S. between 98th and 100th Streets W.
  • ​Emerson, Dupont, and Colfax Avenues S. between 100th and 102nd Streets W.

As the crews are finishing Phase 2, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction.



5/17/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have finished Phase 1 of 3 on the Emerson Avenue S. project in Bloomington. The crews are currently working on Phase 2. Phase 3 will be followed by Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy.



5/8/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, started the Emerson Avenue S. project on Friday, May 5. Today on May 8, the crews started installing the new natural gas mains on Humboldt Avenue S. and Fremont Avenue S. between 98th and 100th Streets W. (Phase 1).


After the gas mains are installed on Humboldt and Fremont Avenues S., the crews will continue installing gas mains on Emerson, Dupont and Colfax Avenues S. for the rest of the week of May 8.


After the crews are finished with Phase 1, the crews will move onto Phase 2, which is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains. ​



4/28/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Bloomington the week of May 1, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until July 2017. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains on the following streets between W. 98th Street and W. 102nd Street just west of I-35W: Humboldt Avenue S., Fremont Avenue S., Emerson Avenue S., Dupont Avenue S. and Colfax Avenue S. 

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 happens in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural 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 will 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.​