​​​Project Status - Brooklyn Park - 63rd Avenue N.

5/12/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation and Q3, authorized contractors for CenterPoint Energy, finished Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the 63rd Avenue N. project in Brooklyn Park.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents for their patience during the construction season. ​


5/2/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will finish Phase 2 of 3 in the 63rd Avenue N. project in Brooklyn Park by this Friday, May 5, or early into the week of May 8. Phase 2 is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new natural gas mains along 63rd Avenue N. from Zealand Avenue N. to Louisiana Avenue N., in addition to Sunrise Terrace.

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are working behind the Phase 2 crews to restore the areas affected by construction. Currently, Q3 is restoring the hard surfaces affected by construction. Soft surface restoration will follow hard surface restoration.

Restoration of both surfaces will most likely be finished by the end of May or early June. ​


4/26/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, finished Phase 1 of the 63rd Avenue N. project on Wednesday, April 19. The crews are currently working on Phase 2, which is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains. They will be finished with Phase 2 by April 28 or early into the week of May 1.

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently working behind the Phase 2 crews to restore the areas affected by construction. They will continue to work behind the Phase 2 crews until the construction area is restored.​


4/11/2017

What have the crews done so far?

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have installed and activated the new natural gas main (Phase 1) on 63rd Avenue N. from Zealand Avenue N. to W. Broadway Avenue. They have also installed new main (Phase 1) on Winnetka Avenue N. from 63rd Avenue N. to 62nd Avenue N.

They have removed the lane restrictions from the week of April 3. The south sidewalk on 63rd Avenue N. from Zealand Avenue N. to W. Broadway Avenue is open, and the west sidewalk on Winnetka Avenue N. from 63rd to 62nd Avenues N. is open.

What are the crews doing now?

Currently the crews are installing main at the intersection of 63rd Avenue N. and W. Broadway Avenue. The following traffic control plans will remain in effect for the next two or three days:

  • The Metro Transit bus stop at the southwest corner of W. Broadway Avenue and 63rd Avenue N. will be closed until Friday, April 14. The sidewalk is also closed on the south side of 63rd Avenue N.
  • There is a lane shift on 63rd Avenue N. as well as one on W. Broadway Avenue. The signal light at this intersection has a flashing red light for all directions. Flaggers may be utilized if needed. ​

3/31/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began the 63rd Avenue N. project in Brooklyn Park on Monday, March 27. They are starting on Phase 1, which is installing the natural gas distribution mains. (See the map for the construction route.)


On 63rd Avenue N. from Zealand Avenue to Louisiana Avenue, there is a lane shift and the south sidewalk is closed where active construction is occurring. Two-way traffic is being maintained while traffic control personnel are in place. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.


Next week starting on Monday, April 3, the crews will continue Phase 1 on Winnetka Avenue N. (County Road 156) from 63rd to 62nd Avenues N. There will also be a lane shift on Winnetka Avenue N. with traffic control personnel in place. While active construction is occurring here, the west sidewalk on Winnetka Avenue N. will be closed.


CenterPoint Energy will continue to provide updates on the Project Status web page.




3/17/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Brooklyn Park the week of March 27, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until the week of May 1. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along 63rd Avenue N. from Zealand Avenue N. to Louisiana Avenue N., in addition to Sunrise Terrace.

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 typically happens 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?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. 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.