​​Project Status - Golden Valley - Earl Street

6/15/2018
CenterPoint Energy is finished with construction on its “Golden Valley – Earl Street” project. Please see the below update for details on the project. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. 

Further construction is being done by crews from the City of Golden Valley for the city’s 2018 Pavement Management Program​, which involves the reconstruction or reclaiming of streets selected in the project. A map and further details can be found on the city’s website. 



5/23/2018
CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, is making progressing in CenterPoint Energy’s “Earl Street” project in Golden Valley. Below are the construction details for this update:

  • This week, crews from Michels Corporation have finished all the pipework for this project. From the beginning of the project to now, the pipework includes installing the natural gas mains, connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains, putting the existing mains out of service, and removing the existing mains.
  • Cre​ws from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. 



5/16/2018
CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, is making progressing in CenterPoint Energy’s “Earl Street” project in Golden Valley. Below are the construction details for this update:

  • The crews have installed all the natural gas mains on this project. Please see our Map of Construction​ for a list of the streets where the mains were installed.
  • The crews are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the installed mains. The connections are finished on all the streets on the project except for Hillboro Avenue N. and Gettysburg Avenue N. These two streets will be finished this week.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. 



5/7/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in its “Earl Street” project in Golden Valley. Below are the construction details for this update:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have been connecting the natural gas service lines to the mains they have been installing on this project.
  • All the natural gas service lines are connected to the installed mains on Independence Avenue N. between Duluth Street and Earl Street.
  • By this Tuesday, May 8, the crews will be done connecting natural gas service lines on Hillboro Avenue N. between Duluth Street and Earl Street.
  • On Ma​y 8, the crews will begin connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains along Flag Avenue N. One crew will start at Duluth Street; another crew will start at Earl Street.



4/25/2018
CenterPoint Energy began its “Earl Street” project in Golden Valley yesterday on Tuesday, April 24. Below are the construction details for this update:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, located underground utilities on April 24.
  • Today on Wednesday, April 25, they began installing natural gas main on Independence Avenue N. between Earl Street and Duluth Street. When finished with Independence Avenue N., they will progress east, installing the other mains on the project’s selected streets.
  • Michels Corporation anticipates finishing the natural gas main installations by May 9. When the main installations are finished, they will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains. The connections will take approximately three or four weeks.
  • Cr​ews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will perform restoration of the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. They will perform restoration as crews from Michels Corporation finish each street on the project. The progress of restoration will be recorded closer to the date of its occurrence. 

4/9/2018

Why, where and when is CenterPoint Ene​rgy performing construction?

CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, will begin replacing natural gas mains in Golden Valley along the following streets (see the Map of Construction):

  • Earl Street from Independence Avenue N. to Flag Avenue N.
  • Duluth Street from Flag Avenue N. to Ensign Avenue N.
  • Elgin Place from the cul-de-sac to Ensign Avenue N.
  • Independence Avenue N. from Earl Street to Duluth Street
  • Hillsboro Avenue N. Earl Street to Duluth Street
  • Gettysburg Avenue N. Earl Street to Duluth Street
  • Flag Avenue N. Earl Street to Duluth Street
  • En​sign Avenue N. from Duluth Street to 23rd Avenue N.

CenterPoint Energy’s construction is expected to begin on April 19, 2018, and will last into early June 2018. Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page.

Construction will occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once. Lane restrictions and road closures are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.​

Construction will happen in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural ga 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?

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. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.