Project Status - Brooklyn Center - Brooklyn Boulevard


Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

Beginning on Monday, April 23, and ending within late May or early June 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains lines in Minneapolis along Brooklyn Boulevard Service Road between 53rd Avenue N. and 55th Avenue N.

CenterPoint Energy’s work will be done in coordination with Hennepin County’s “Brooklyn Boulevard Reconstruction” project and the City of Brooklyn Center’s “Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Project – Phase I.” Both of these projects are anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. For more information on the county’s and city’s projects, please visit their respective websites below:

What are the estimated traffic​​ impacts?

  • From April 23 to approximately May 11, crews from Michels Corporation have closed Brooklyn Boulevard Service Road except to through traffic. Detour routes are posted on site. (Please see our Map of Construction and Detour Route​.)
  • Construction will occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

What is CenterPo​int Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to providing timely and relevant information to our customers and the general public to minimize inconvenience or disruption due to our construction activities. CNP has provided safe, clean and efficient natural gas service to Minnesota communities for more than 145 years. We are proud of this record and strive to improve it by educating the public about the benefits of natural gas at

Frequent updates will be posted on our website at CenterPoint ​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.