Project Status - Bloomington - Knox Avenue S.

6/29/2017
CenterPoint Energy’s construction is finished on the Knox Avenue S. project in Bloomington within the week of June 26, 2017.

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, installed natural gas mains and connected natural gas service lines to those mains along the following streets in between W. 82nd Street and W. 86th Street: Knox Avenue S., W. 83rd Street, Haeg Drive, Valentine Terrace, Irving Curve, W. 84th Street, Humboldt Avenue S., Haeg Circle and W. 85th Street (Phases 1 and 2).
  • ​Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have restored the areas affected by construction (Phase 3).

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



5/31/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, installed natural gas mains on the following streets (Phase 1):

  • Knox Avenue S. from W. 82nd Street to W. 85th Street
  • Haeg Drive from Knox Avenue S. to Irving Avenue S.
  • Irving Curve from Knox Avenue S. to Irving Avenue S.
  • Haeg Drive west of Knox Avenue S.
  • Valentine Terrace
  • Haeg Circle
For the rest of the week of May 29 and into the week of June 5, the crews will be installing gas mains on the following streets:

  • Haeg Drive from Haeg Circle to W. 86th Street
  • ​W. 84th Street from Haeg Drive to Knox Avenue S.
The crews plan to finish installing gas mains on these streets by Friday, June 9.

Since Wednesday, May 24, the crews have been connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains (Phase 2). They started on Knox Avenue S. and W. 82nd Street and they are heading south on Knox Avenue S.



5/17/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began construction on the Knox Avenue S. project on May 12, 2017. As of May 17, they have installed natural gas mains on the following streets (Phase 1):


  • Knox Avenue S. from W. 82nd Street to W. 83rd Street

  • Haeg Drive from Knox Avenue S. to Irving Avenue S.

  • Knox Avenue S. from W. 83rd Street to Irving Curve


For the weeks of May 15 and 22, the crews will be installing mains on the following streets:

  • Knox Avenue S. from Irving Curve to W. 85th Street

  • Irving Curve between Knox Avenue S. and Irving Avenue S.

  • Haeg Drive

  • Valentine Terrace

  • W. 84th Street

  • ​Haeg Circle



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 15, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until July 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the following streets in between W. 82nd Street and W. 86th Street: Knox Avenue S., W. 83rd Street, Haeg Drive, Valentine Terrace, Irving Curve, W. 84th Street, Humboldt Avenue S., Haeg Circle and W. 85th Street. 

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 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. ​