​​​​Project Status - Hopkins - Highway 7

8/5/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished their project on Highway 7 in Hopkins. The affected streets included Highway 7, Hopkins Crossroad, 5th Street N. and Minnesota Service Road, where the crews installed a new main gas pipe and restored the blacktop and concrete roads.

Traffic should be relieved in these areas. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.


7/20/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will be done installing the gas pipeline on Highway 7 in Hopkins by Friday, July 22. The crews will begin restoring the blacktop on Highway 7 and Hopkins Crossroad which should take about a week.

Meanwhile, there will be two tie-ins at the following intersections: Hopkins Crossroad and 5th Street N., the two lower corners of Minnesota Service Road, and one in the middle of Highway 7. These tie-ins will not affect traffic.

On Hopkins Crossroad, traffic control will remain the same. The westernmost northbound lane on Hopkins Crossroad is closed from Highway 7 to 5th Street N.​



7/11/2016 Update

What is CenterPoint Energy doing?

As a system upgrade project, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, will be installing approximately 1,915 feet of 2-, 6- and 8-inch natural gas pipeline along Highway 7 and Hopkins Crossroad in Hopkins.

The project is expected to start Monday, July 11, 2016, and is anticipated to last until the week of July 25, 2016​​.

Where are the crews right now?

Crews will be obstructing the westernmost northbound lane on Hopkins Crossroad from Highway 7 to 5th Street N. They will also be working on the Minnesota 7 Service Road from Hopkins Crossroad east to 12th Avenue N. ​