​​Project Status - Long Lake - Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112)

10/30/2017

What is the progress of CenterPoint Energy’s construction?

CenterPoint Energy’s construction is finished for the “Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112)” project in Long Lake! Construction happened in two parts. The first part lasted from May 5 to July 14. The second part resumed on October 9 and finished by October 27. Road contractors from Hennepin County were working concurrently on the county’s “Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction​” project. Below are the details for CenterPoint Energy’s work:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas mains along Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) from Willow Drive N. to Wolf Pointe Trail.

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains listed above.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work. 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.​




10/10/2017

What is the progress of CenterPoint Energy’s construction?

CenterPoint Energy’s “Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112)” project resumed on Monday, October 9, and will finish by Friday, October 27. Below are the construction details:

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

  • Along Wayzata Boulevard between Brown Road N. and Mill Street
  • Along Lake Street south of Wayzata Boulevard

Phase 2
During the weeks of October 9 and 16, crews from Michels Corporation will be connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the aforementioned streets.

Phase 3
When crews from Michels Corporation are finished with their work, crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. This will occur during the weeks of October 16 and 23.

Further construction is being done by road contractors from Hennepin County on the county’s “Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction​” project. (For more information on the county’s project, please visit their website.)​




8/31/2017

What have CenterPoint Energy’s crews done so far?

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

  • Along Wayzata Boulevard between Willow Drive N. and Brown Road N.
  • Along Wayzata Boulevard between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail
  • Along Virginia Avenue south of Wayzata Boulevard
The crews began this work on May 5, 2017, and completed these areas by July 14, 2017. During that time, the crews also connected the natural gas service lines to these installed mains.

What is the progress of CenterPoint Energy’s construction?

CenterPoint Energy’s “Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112)” project is currently on hold while road contractors from Hennepin County are working on the county’s “Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction​” project. (For more information on the county’s project, please visit their website.)

CenterPoint Energy will resume its construction in mid-October 2017; construction will last for up to three weeks. The crews will be installing natural gas main along the following streets:

  • Along Wayzata Boulevard between Brown Road N. and Mill Street
  • Along Lake Street south of Wayzata Boulevard
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.​



7/14/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have completed 75 percent of the Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) project.

Phase 1
The crews are currently installing natural gas main along the boulevard of Wayzata Boulevard from east of Founding Fathers Brewing Company to Wolf Pointe Trail. The crews will continue to install up to Wolf Pointe Trail until Friday, July 28. That section of main will conclude Phase 1 of the project.

Phase 2
The crews have finished connecting the natural gas service lines to the main installed west of Wolf Pointe Trail. This is the conclusion of Phase 2 on the project.

Phase 3
Further construction is being done by crews from Hennepin County for their “Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction​” project. For more information on the project, please visit their website.



6/29/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) project.

Important note: There will be no construction work from July 1 to 4 to observe Independence Day. Safety barricades, barrels and cones will remain up wherever there are open excavations. Construction will resume on Wednesday, July 5.

Crews from Hennepin County are working on the county’s “Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction​” project at the same time as crews from CenterPoint Energy are working. For more information on Hennepin County’s project, please visit their website.

Where are the crews now?

Phase 1
  • The crews installed natural gas main along Wayzata Boulevard from Willow Drive N. to Virginia Avenue, and along Virginia Avenue south of Wayzata Boulevard.
  • Currently, the crews are installing natural gas main along Wayzata Boulevard at Martha Lane, which is near Lake Street. They will finish Martha Lane by Friday, June 30.

Phase 2
  • The crews began connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains on Wednesday, June 21. So far, the crews have connected service lines along Wayzata Boulevard from Willow Drive N. to Brown Road N.
  • The crews are currently connecting service lines along the following streets:
    • ​Wayzata Boulevard from Virginia Avenue to Lake Street
    • Virginia Avenue south of Wayzata Boulevard
    • Wayzata Boulevard and Brown Road N.
  • When the crews are working on Wayzata Boulevard and Brown Road N., they will close Brown Road N. and detour traffic. The detour will maintain two-way traffic. Vehicles on northbound Brown Road (south of Wayzata Boulevard) will be detoured onto southbound Brown Road N. (north of Wayzata Boulevard).
    • ​​The detour will begin today on Thursday, June 29, and finish after July 4. Over the holiday weekend, they will cover any excavations with steel plates and remove traffic barriers to allow uninterrupted traffic flow.

Where will the crews be next?

The crews will be installing natural gas main along Wayzata Boulevard from Lake Street to Mill Street (Phase 1).​



5/31/2017

What have the crews done so far?

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, installed natural gas mains along the westbound curb side of Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) from Willow Drive N. to Tamarack Avenue, and from Shaughnessy Avenue to Virginia Avenue.
  • ​There was no work on Monday, May 29, to observe Memorial Day. Construction resumed on Tuesday, May 30.

Where will the crews be next?

  • ​For the next three weeks, the crews will be installing gas mains on the westbound curb side of Wayzata Boulevard from Tamarack Avenue to Shaughnessy Avenue.
  • Starting the week of June 5, the crews will begin installing main on the westbound curb side of Wayzata Boulevard from Martha Lane heading east to the end of the project, which is Wolf Pointe Trail. This work will happen concurrently while the crews are working on Wayzata Boulevard from Tamarack Avenue to Shaughnessy Avenue.​



5/17/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, installed natural gas mains on Virginia Avenue and Lake Street connected to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) (Phase 1).

For this week, the crews are installing new gas mains on Wayzata Boulevard from Willow Drive heading east. By May 19 or early into the week of May 22, they will have installed the main on Wayzata Boulevard from Willow Drive to Brown Road.​



5/5/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began the Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) project today on May 5, 2017. They are starting Phase 1, which is installing the natural gas main, on Virginia Avenue and Lake Street. Both streets are connected to Wayzata Boulevard.

Installing the natural gas main and connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main (Phase 2) is anticipated to take at least 4 to 5 we​eks. Michels Corporation is working on the project site while a construction contractor hired by Hennepin County is also working on the site.​



5/3/2017​

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Long Lake the week of May 8, 2017, prior to the start of Hennepin County's Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction project. CenterPoint Energy's construction is expected to last until late June 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) from Willow Drive N. to Wolf Pointe Trail. They will also be installing new gas mains on Virginia Avenue and Lake Street.

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 gas 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. ​