​​Project Status - Le Center - Phase I

11/10/2017
CenterPoint Energy is finished with its construction on the Phase I project in Le Center. Construction began on August 21 and ended in mid-November. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed the natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • Park Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • Waterville Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • Montgomery Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • E. Bowler Street from Lexington Avenue N. to Montgomery Avenue N.
  • E. Solberg Street from Park Avenue N. to Cordova Avenue N.
  • E. Washington Street between Park Avenue N. and Waterville Avenue N.
  • E. Tyrone Street between Lexington Avenue N. and Cordova Avenue N.
  • E. Minnesota Street between Park Avenue N. and Waterville Avenue N.
 
Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains listed above.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. The traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work have been removed from the project site. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. 




10/11/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the Phase I project in Le Center. Below are the construction details:

Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish connecting the natural gas service lines to all the installed mains within the week of October 16.

Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the hard and soft surfaces on all the streets north of E. Washington Street. The crews are currently restoring the areas affected by construction near E. Tyrone Street and Montgomery Avenue N. Restoration will follow the last of the streets on the project when crews from Michels Corporation are finished with all of Phase 2.




9/28/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the Phase I project in Le Center. Below are the construction details:

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along Montgomery Avenue N. E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street.

Currently, the crews are connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Park Avenue N. between E. Washington Street and E. Minnesota Street
  • Waterville Avenue N. between E. Washington Street and E. Minnesota Street
  • Montgomery Avenue N. between E. Washington Street and E. Minnesota Street

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction along the following streets:

  • Park Avenue N. between E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street
  • Waterville Avenue N. between E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street
  • Montgomery Avenue N. between E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street 




9/18/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the Phase I project in Le Center. Below are the construction details:


Phase 1

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed all the natural gas mains on this project.


Phase 2

  • Crews from Michels Corporation are currently connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains. So far, the crews have connected the service lines on Park Avenue N. and Waterville Avenue N. between E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street. Currently, the crews are working on Montgomery Avenue N. E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street.


Phase 3

  • Crews fro​m Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restoring the hard surfaces affected by construction along Park Avenue N. between E. Bowler Street and E. Washington Street.​




8/9/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Le Center on August 21, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until mid-November 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • Park Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • Waterville Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • Montgomery Avenue N. from E. Bowler Street to E. Minnesota Street
  • E. Bowler Street from Lexington Avenue N. to Montgomery Avenue N.
  • E. Solberg Street from Park Avenue N. to Cordova Avenue N.
  • E. Washington Street between Park Avenue N. and Waterville Avenue N.
  • E. Tyrone Street between Lexington Avenue N. and Cordova Avenue N.
  • E. Minnesota Street between Park Avenue N. and Waterville 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 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.