​​​​Project Status - Brooklyn Park - Cavell Avenue N.


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

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


Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have finished Phase 1 of the Cavell Avenue N. project. Today on April 10, they are finishing Phase 2.

After Phase 2, the crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will start on Phase 3. They are restoring only soft surfaces, not hard surfaces. 

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


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 April 24, 2017. (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 Cavell Avenue N. and 64th Avenue N.

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.