Project Status - Brooklyn Center - Humboldt Avenue N.


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

Beginning in the week of November 5, 2018, and ending within mid-December 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing the natural gas main in Brooklyn Center along Humboldt Avenue N. between 63rd Lane and 65th Avenue N.

This project is following CenterPoint Energy’s “67th Avenue N. Neighborhood” project, which was done from April to June 2018, and the City of Brooklyn Center’s “Firehouse Park Area Improvements” project, which is being finished in October 2018. For more information on these projects, please visit their respective websites.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • There will be no full closures on this project. The crews will be working along the boulevard of Humboldt Avenue N. and underneath I-694 and I-94.
  • 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 if Q3 Contracting doesn’t finish all restoration in 2018?

CenterPoint Energy’s “Humboldt Avenue N.” project may end in the 2019 construction season if necessary. While Michels Corporation will finish the natural gas main installation in 2018, Q3 Contracting will work behind Michels Corporation, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. If restoration is not finished in 2018 because the weather is unconducive for permanent restoration, Q3 Contracting will temporarily restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. Q3 Contracting will return in the spring and summer 2019 construction season to permanently restore these areas.

For examples of permanent and temporary restoration, please see our Restoration Practices and Updates page.

What is CenterPoint 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 this Project Status page. In addition, you can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources. Please reference the project name or number 82606945:

Information Hotline:
Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson:
  • phone: 612-321-5546
Restoration Department:

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.