Minneapolis - 17th Avenue S. 

Scheduled 2019 Start Date: September 12

Scheduled 2020 Start Date: Late March

Project Resources

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

Project Description: In 2019, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced most of CenterPoint Energy’s project’s natural gas main and connected all the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains. In 2020, the crews will return to finish the remaining natural gas main installation.
What to expect in 2020: Beginning in late March, the crews will replace the project’s remaining natural gas main on 17th Avenue S. from 26th Street E. to Lake Street E. This work will last for several weeks. From late March to late May, the crews will connect the service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program.
Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. Although there won’t be any major road closures, the crews will work on one side of the road at a time. 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. 

How may the natural gas service line installations affect customers?

  • As part of this main project, the crews will 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, CNP will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.
  • In addition to the natural gas service line installation, some customers may also have their inside gas meters moved to the outside of their homes as part of CenterPoint Energy’s long-term improvement project called “Moving Gas Meters Outside.” Please click here to find out more about our project and click here to see a one-page fact sheet with photographs of a meter move. 

What is CenterPoint Energy’s mission, and how can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

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.

Updates will be posted on our Project Status page below. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communication Specialist
  • 612-321-5546
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 90457931 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.