​Project Status - Bloomington - W. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1)

6/23/2017
Construction is finished on the W. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1) project in Bloomington. Crews from CenterPoint Energy began replacing an existing natural gas pipeline on June 5, 2017, and finished today on Friday, June 23. Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas mains along the westbound curb side of W. Old Shakopee Road from Penn Avenue S. to Logan Avenue S.

The crews are currently working on E. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington from Old Cedar Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S. For more information on that project, please visit our web page for "Bloomington - E. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1)​."

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



6/15/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, started construction on the W. Old Shakopee Road project on Wednesday, June 7. All three phases of construction are expected to be finished Friday, June 23.


So far, the crews finished installing the natural gas main yesterday on Wednesday, June 14 (Phase 1). Currently the crews are connecting natural gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route (Phase 2).


Phase 2 will be complete by today, June 15, or tomorrow on Friday, June 16. After Phase 2 is complete, the crews from Michels Corporation will temporarily restore the areas affected by construction and remove traffic barriers for the weekend.


Starting on Monday, June 19, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin permanently restoring the areas affected by construction. That will be finished by Friday, June 23.


For the duration of active construction, the crews have closed westbound curb side of W. Old Shakopee Road from Logan Avenue S. to Penn Avenue S. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. ​




5/24/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Bloomington on June 5, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until mid- or late June 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this "Project Status" page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the westbound curb side of W. Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1) from Penn Avenue S. to Logan Avenue S.

The crews will close the westbound parking lane during active construction for the duration of the entire project. 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. ​