​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Brooklyn Park - 68th Avenue N. (County Road 130)​​​

10/7/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished construction in the 68th Avenue N. (County Road 130) project in Brooklyn Park. The project consists of 4,600 feet of new natural gas distribution main along 68th Avenue N. between Adair Avenue N. and Jersey Avenue N., as well as about 42 gas service lines connected to the new main.

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have been restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction.

The project is an extension from CenterPoint Energy’s Brooklyn Boulevard and 69th Avenue N. project​​, which is expected to finish within the week of October 10 or 17, construction pending. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents and customers for their patience during the construction process.


10/5/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are finishing the 68th Avenue N. (County Road 130) project in Brooklyn Park. The project consists of 4,600 feet of new natural gas distribution main along 68th Avenue N. between Adair Avenue N. and Jersey Avenue N. The project is an extension from CenterPoint Energy’s Brooklyn Boulevard and 69th Avenue N. project​, which is expected to finish within the week of October 10 or 17, construction pending.

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, finished connecting the gas service lines to the new main on Thursday, September 29.

Currently crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. The restoration is expected to be finished by about October 7, construction and weather pending. When restoration is done, the construction on 68th Avenue N. will be complete.


9/27/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are installing the final portions of the natural gas distribution main and connecting the final gas service lines to the new main. They anticipate finishing the 68th Avenue N. project from Kentucky Avenue N. to Adair Avenue N. by approximately Friday, September 30, construction pending.
 
Currently, the crews are installing the main on 68th Avenue N. where it intersects with Idaho Avenue N. They are also connecting the final service lines along 68th Avenue N. The south (eastbound) lane on 68th Avenue N. between Jersey Avenue N. and Edgewood Avenue N. remains closed, while two-way traffic is being maintained until construction is done.
 
After the main is installed and the service lines are connected, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will come to restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. Restoration will start approximately during the week of October 3 and is expected to take about one or two weeks.



9/12/2016 Update

Where are the crews now?

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are installing the main along the southern side of 68th Avenue N. from Jersey Avenue N. to Edgewood Avenue N. Starting tomorrow on Tuesday, September 13, the crews will work on the northern side of 68th Avenue N. from Edgewood Avenue N. to Adair Avenue N. until about Thursday, September 15, when they plan to finish installing the main. (See Map of Construction​.)

What does this mean for the residents?

Starting the week of September 19, the crews will start connecting the gas service lines to the new main. (A gas service line is a small pipe connecting the resident’s gas to the main line in the street.) Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service.

Crews may have to dig in some residents’ properties in the utility easement to achieve this task. If a resident’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will be responsible for restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. This is at no cost to the customer or resident of the construction area.​


8/29/2016 Update

Where, when and what is CenterPoint Energy's construction?

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin construction on the new natural gas pipe along 68th Avenue N. (County Road 130) in Brooklyn Park approximately Tuesday, September 6. The construction is expected to take approximately six to eight weeks.

The crews are installing about 4,600 feet of natural gas distribution main along 68th Avenue N. (County Road 130) from Adair Avenue N. to just past Jersey Avenue N., and also along Jersey Avenue N. and Edgewood Avenue N. between 68th Avenue N. and Bethia Lane N. (See map below.) The crews will be starting on the west end of the project working their way eastward.

CenterPoint Energy will be boring the pipe underneath the soil’s surface. ​
Existing gas service lines will be connected to the gas main. (A gas service line is a small pipe connecting the resident’s gas to the main line in the street.) Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service.​

What will this mean for residents?

Crews may have to dig in some residents’ properties in the utility easement to achieve this task. If a resident’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will be responsible for restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. This is at no cost to the customer or resident of the construction area.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For specific timeline on the construction area, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369. For general construction questions about the project, please call our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546.​