Project Updates - Lakeville - 2020 Reconstruction Project


5/19/2020

This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished replacing the project’s natural gas mains. In the week of May 25, the crews will begin connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains.


5/11/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas main along 168th Street W., Upper 167th Street W. and Langley Avenue. This week they are continuing further work on 168th Street W., including connecting the new natural gas main to the existing intersecting ones at Lakeview Court and at Judicial Road.

In the week of May 18, the crews will begin replacing the natural gas main on 175th Street W. 



5/4/2020

On April 27, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began replacing natural gas main on 168th Street W. between Judicial Road and Langley Avenue. The crews have placed temporary soil stabilization materials with straw logs and straw blankets in this area. 


4/24/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will start replacing the natural gas main on 168th Street W. at Lakeview Court, moving west. 

 
Project description: From late April to late spring or early summer, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform work in Lakeville. Crews from Michels Corporation will replace natural gas mains and connect the natural gas service lines to these mains along 168th Street W. between Judicial Road and Lakeview Court; along Langley Avenue and Upper 167th Street W.; and 175th Street W. Crews from Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction outside the limits of the City of Lakeville’s 2020 Street Reconstruction Project.
 
Installing replacement gas mains: According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
 
Connecting service lines to the new mains: As social distancing practices and proper use of PPE, face masks and gloves have become normalized and as customers are willing to allow properly protected personnel into their homes to complete required work to modernize gas facilities, which is essential work, CenterPoint Energy authorized contractors will enter customer homes to complete work only with customer permission. Please see our flyer here: 


The purpose of our flyer is to advise that with customer permission, crews will now enter homes to complete necessary gas meter work. If you choose not to allow crews to enter your home, gas service will not be interrupted, and we will reschedule for a time better suited to concerns you may have. Crews will continue to replace service lines. Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement and next to your home to complete the task of service line replacement.
 
Traffic impacts: Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in areas of active construction on 168th and 175th Streets W. Lane and parking restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained. 

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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.

For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 92623512 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.