Project Status - Columbia Heights and Minneapolis - Main Street NE and 37th Avenue NE

9/14/2018
CenterPoint Energy has been progressing in construction for its “Main Street NE and 37th Avenue NE” project in Columbia Heights and Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • On Monday, September 17, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains.
  • After Michels Corporation’s work is done, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction.



8/24/2018
CenterPoint Energy has been progressing in construction for its “Main Street NE and 37th Avenue NE” project in Columbia Heights and Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish installing the natural gas mains by Friday, August 24.
  • The crews are also continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the installed mains on Main Street NE for approximately the next two weeks.



8/17/2018
CenterPoint Energy has been progressing in construction for its “Main Street NE and 37th Avenue NE” project in Columbia Heights and Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will have been installing natural gas mains within the project’s route. They will finish with the main installations by Wednesday, August 22.
  • Yesterday on Thursday, August 16, Michels Corporation began connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains. They began on the north side of Main Street NE.


7/30/2018

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

Beginning in late July or early August 2018, and ending in late August or early September 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains and connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains in Columbia Heights and Minneapolis along the following streets:

  • Main Street NE between 37th Avenue NE and 40th Avenue NE
  • 37th Avenue NE between Main Street NE and 5th Street NE
  • 38th Avenue NE at Main Street NE
  • 39th Avenue NE at Main Street NE

CenterPoint Energy’s work will start prior to the City of Columbia Height’s “2018 Street Rehabilitation” project. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Local businesses will have access to their properties at all times.
  • 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.

How may the natural gas service line installations affect customers?

  • As part of this main project, the crews will 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, CNP will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

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 CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.

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 86748098:

  • Information Hotline:
    • email: csv.constructionservices@centerpointenergy.com 
    • phone: 612-321-5369
  • Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson:
    • phone: 612-321-5546
  • Restoration Department:
    • email: csv.restoration@centerpointenergy.com 
    • phone: 612-321-5042

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