5/3/2021

This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains on Queen Avenue S. and 82nd Street W. Starting approximately next week, depending on the crew’s progress, the crews will begin connecting the service lines on Russell Avenue S. They will continue working west, following the main crew’s route. The crew is replacing the natural gas main on 82nd Street W. from Sheridan to Xerxes Avenues S.

4/29/2021

The crews have replaced the natural gas main on Sheridan Place and on Queen, Russell, Sheridan and Vincent Avenues S. They have been replacing the main on Thomas Avenue S. The crews are connecting the new mains to the existing intersecting mains. No road or sidewalk closures are occurring at this time. The crews are also connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main crew’s route.

4/22/2021

Today on April 22, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, are beginning to replace the project's natural gas main on Queen Avenue S. between 82nd Street W. and Penn Avenue S. and Russell between 82nd and 84th Streets W. They are working west toward Washburn Avenue S.

Traffic Impacts

For most of the project’s duration, two-way traffic will be maintained. Parking will be restricted on both sides of the road where active construction is happening. For a limited time, the crews will close Queen Avenue just north of Penn Avenue without blocking residential driveways. Detour signs will lead drivers to 82nd Street W. and Penn Avenue.

Project Description

From April 26 into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Bloomington along the following streets: 82nd Street W. between Xerxes and Sheridan Avenues S.; Vincent, Upton, Thomas, Sheridan, and Russell Avenues S. between 82nd and 84th Streets W.; Queen Avenue S. between 82nd Street W. and Penn Avenue S.; and Washburn Avenue S. at 84th Street W.


While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.