​​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE​

11/13/2017
CenterPoint Energy has completed its “18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE” project in Minneapolis. Project construction began on May 9, 2017, and ended in late November 2017. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed the natural gas mains along 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Jackson Street NE.
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 temporarily 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. Permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. 




10/16/2017
CenterPoint Energy is nearing completion on its “18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE” project in Minneapolis. Project construction began on May 9, 2017, and will end in early November 2017. Below are the construction details:

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction along Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) at 18th Avenue NE. The crews will resume restoring the areas affected by construction after road contractors from the City of Minneapolis finish the city’s “18th Avenue NE between Monroe Street NE and Johnson Street NE” project. (For more information on the city's project, please visit the city's website.) Below are the details for the remainder of CenterPoint Energy’s work:

  • On Thursday, October 26, crews from Q3 Contracting will begin restoring the concrete sidewalks and curbs affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work. Concrete restoration will finish by Thursday, November 2.
  • The crews will begin restoring the soft surfaces when the hard surfaces are complete. Soft surface restoration will end in early November.
  • Restoration will conclude CenterPoint Energy’s work on its 18th Avenue NE project. By then, the traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed from the project site. 




9/29/2017
CenterPoint Energy is nearing completion on its “18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE” project in Minneapolis. Project construction began on May 9, 2017, and will end by November 10, 2017. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas main along the westbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE from Jackson Street NE to Central Avenue NE (Highway 65), and the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE to Johnson Street NE.
  • The crews also removed the existing natural gas main along the construction route of 18th Avenue NE.
Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation connected natural gas service lines to the installed main along the construction route.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have been restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction:
    • So far, the cre​ws have restored the hard surfaces on Central Avenue NE at 18th Avenue NE.
    • The crews will finish restoring the soft surfaces by Friday, October 6.
    • The crews will finish restoring the hard surfaces by Friday, November 10.
  • Conc​urrently while crews from CenterPoint Energy are restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction, road contractors from the City of Minneapolis are working on the city’s “18th Avenue NE between Monroe Street NE and Johnson Street NE​” project. For more information on the city's project, please visit the city's website.




8/25/2017
Construction is progressing for CenterPoint Energy’s 18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE project in Minneapolis. CenterPoint Energy’s construction is scheduled to be finished within the middle of September 2017.

Outside CenterPoint Energy’s construction route, roadway restoration and associated traffic control devices will continue by road contractors from the City of Minneapolis. For more information on the City of Minneapolis’s 18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction​ project, please see their website.

Below are the details for the remaining construction by CenterPoint Energy:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are continuing to remove the existing natural gas main along 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE to Fillmore Street NE. This will be finished by Friday, September 8. By then, the following traffic plans will be removed:​
    • The crews are maintaining two-way traffic on 18th Avenue NE except at Central Avenue NE (see the ​bullet point below). The crews are currently working in the southernmost eastbound lane along 18th Avenue NE between Jackson Street NE and Fillmore Street NE.
    • The crews​ have closed the eastern side of Central Avenue NE at 18th Avenue NE. Drivers can’t access 18th Avenue NE from northbound or southbound Central Avenue NE. Detour signs will lead drivers to Central Avenue NE, Lowry Avenue NE and Johnson Street NE.​
Phase 2
  • The crews finished connecting all the natural gas service lines to the installed main along the construction route within the week of August 14.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction by Friday, September 15. The crews will remove the traffic signs associated with their restoration.




8/17/2017
Construction is progressing for CenterPoint Energy’s 18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Jackson Streets NE project in Minneapolis. CenterPoint Energy’s construction is scheduled to be finished within the middle of September 2017.

Outside CenterPoint Energy’s construction route, roadway restoration and associated traffic control devices will continue by road contractors from the City of Minneapolis. For more information on the City of Minneapolis’s 18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction​ project, please see their website.

Below are the details for the remaining construction by CenterPoint Energy:

Phases 1 and 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished installing natural gas mains along 18th Avenue NE between Quincy Street NE and Johnson Street NE (Phase 1). They have also finished connecting all the natural gas service lines to the installed mains on this route (Phase 2).
  • Tomorrow on Friday, August 18, the crews will start removing the existing main along 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) to Quincy Street NE.
  • During the week of August 21, they will begin removing the existing main along 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE to Fillmore Street NE. This process will last for about two weeks.
  • Currently the crews are maintaining two-way traffic on 18th Avenue NE except at Central Avenue NE (see the bullet point below). The crews are currently working in the southernmost eastbound lane along 18th Avenue NE between Jackson Street NE and Fillmore Street NE.
  • The crews have closed the eastern side of Central Avenue NE at 18th Avenue NE. Drivers can’t access 18th Avenue NE from northbound or southbound Central Avenue NE. Detour signs will lead drivers to Central Avenue NE, Lowry Avenue NE and Johnson Street NE.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be restoring the areas affected by construction as crews from Michels Corporation finish the project (Phase 3). By the middle of September, restoration will be complete on CenterPoint Energy’s construction project.




7/21/2017
Michels Corporation, a CenterPoint Energy authorized contractor, are continuing to replace the natural gas system along the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) to Fillmore Street NE. Construction on the 18th Avenue NE project is expected to last until late August 2017. Further construction will be done by the City of Minneapolis for their “18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction” project.

In addition to work being done along 18th Avenue NE, the crews will be working in the alley between Tyler and Polk Streets NE along the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE. Traffic plans are listed below:

  • The crews will close the alley on Tuesday, July 25, and open it on Saturday, July 29. Saturday hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Residents will be unable to park their cars in their garages during this time. However, they can still access their garages in person. We apologize for any inconveniences.
  • The crews will lift the traffic barriers when the areas affected by construction are restored by CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Q3. 



7/13/2017

What have the crews done so far?

Michels Corporation, a CenterPoint Energy authorized contractor, have been replacing the natural gas system in the Minneapolis neighborhood from 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Quincy Street NE since May 8, 2017. As of July 13, construction has occurred along 18th Avenue NE from Johnson to Fillmore Streets NE, and from Central to Quincy Streets NE. Further construction will be done by the City of Minneapolis for their “18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction” project.

What are the crews doing now?

Construction has been occurring along 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE to Fillmore Street NE since the week of June 26, 2017. Construction on the 18th Avenue NE project is expected to last until late July or early August 2017.

Where will the crews be next?

  • ​The crews will be working in the alley between Tyler and Polk Streets NE. 
    • ​Intermittently the crews will close and reopen access to the alley for a few days at a time between the weeks of July 17 and 31. 
  • The closures are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.​



7/7/2017
The crews are continuing to install pipeline on the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE between Central Avenue NE and Fillmore Street NE. The traffic plans will remain the same according to the update published below on June 28, 2017.  

The Phase 1 crews will be installing natural gas main on the 18th Avenue NE project during this Saturday, July 8. This will be the only Saturday that the crews will work. Their hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. according to the noise ordinance set by the City of Minneapolis. (For more information on noise ordinance, you may visit the City of Minneapolis’s website​.) After this Saturday, they will resume construction on Monday, July 10. 



6/28/2017

What is the progress of construction?

For the next two months, crews from Michels Corporation will be installing natural gas pipeline (Phase 1) and connecting natural gas service lines (Phase 2) to the new pipeline along the westbound and eastbound curb sides of 18th Avenue NE from Central Avenue NE (Highway 65) to Fillmore Street NE. This will conclude CenterPoint Energy’s construction in this area. Further construction will be done by the City of Minneapolis for their “18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction” project.

  • Crews from Michels Corporation began installing pipeline along the westbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE today on Wednesday, June 28. By Friday, June 30, they will have installed pipeline Central Avenue NE to Fillmore Street NE.
  • There will be no construction 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.
  • Beginning on July 5, the crews will begin installing pipeline on the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE between Central Avenue NE and Fillmore Street NE.

What are the traffic plans?

  • Between Central Avenue NE and Fillmore Street NE, 18th Avenue NE will be closed to through traffic. Residents will be given access to and from their homes.
  • While the crews are working in the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE, they will close the southern intersections along 18th Avenue NE except for Fillmore Street NE.
  • ​When the crews will be working in the westbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE, they will leave every intersection along 18th Avenue NE open.​



6/8/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in the construction on the 18th Avenue NE project, as stated below:

Phase 1
The crews are currently working on 18th Avenue NE from Jackson Street NE to Central Avenue NE (County Road 65) to install natural gas main. They have fully closed both lanes on 18th from Jackson to Central until Friday, June 16. During this time, the southern sidewalk is open for pedestrians to cross Central Avenue NE.

Starting on Monday, June 12, the crews will be working on Central Avenue NE just south of 18th Avenue NE to install the natural gas main. They will be closing one northbound lane and one southbound lane on Central Avenue NE around the intersection of Central Avenue NE and 18th Avenue NE. This closure will also remain in effect until June 16.

Phase 2
The crews have connected the natural gas service lines to the new main along 18th Avenue NE from Quincy Street NE to Tyler Street NE. For the rest of this week until Wednesday, June 14, the crews will continue connecting service lines along 18th Avenue NE between Johnson Street NE and Fillmore Street NE. The Phase 2 crews are working behind the Phase 1 crews as the natural gas main is being installed.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently restoring the areas affected by construction as the Phase 2 crews are finishing their work. Traffic barriers will be removed as Phase 3 is being complete.
Contractors from the City of Minneapolis are in the Preconstruction phase of the City of Minneapolis’s 18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction Project. That project will begin on June 20. For more information on the City of Minneapolis’s work, please visit their website.

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will return to finish work on 18th Avenue NE from Tyler Street NE to Fillmore Street NE. That part of construction will begin on June 26 and last for up to four or five weeks for Phases 1, 2 and 3. Crews from CenterPoint Energy will be working concurrently while the City of Minneapolis’s contractors are on site. 



5/30/2017

Where are the crews now?

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the areas affected by construction on 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Fillmore Street NE (Phase 3), where the crews had installed gas mains and connected natural gas service lines to the new mains (Phases 1 and 2).

Since Thursday, May 25, the crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have been installing natural gas mains on 18th Avenue NE from Tyler Street NE to Quincy Street NE (Phase 1).

CenterPoint Energy will not be installing any natural gas mains or connecting natural gas service lines on 18th Avenue NE from Fillmore Street NE to Tyler Street NE.

What are the traffic control plans?

The traffic control plans will remain the same during the construction project: The southbound lanes on 18th Avenue NE will remain closed wherever active construction is occurring. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the westbound lanes. There is no parking on the lanes where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.​



5/22/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have installed natural gas mains along the southern (eastbound) curb side of 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Fillmore Street NE (Phase 1).

Starting today on Monday, May 22:

  • The Phase 1 crews are installing gas mains on the eastbound curb side of 18th Avenue NE from Fillmore Street NE to Tyler Street NE.
Starting late within the week of May 29:

  • ​The Phase 2 crews are connecting natural gas service lines to the new gas mains along 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE heading west along the same construction route.

The crews have closed the parking lane where active construction is occurring. However, two-way traffic is being maintained on 18th Avenue NE. The intersections along the construction route are also open.



5/12/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began construction on the 18th Avenue NE project on Tuesday, May 9. They are installing the natural gas main on 18th Avenue NE, starting at Johnson Street NE and working west. During the week of May 15, they will continue installing the natural gas main and they expect to finish Phase 1 within that week.

During periods of active construction, the crews have closed the southern (eastbound) lanes on 18th Avenue NE between Johnson Street NE and Tyler Street NE. Two-way traffic is being maintained in the northern (westbound) lanes.

There is no parking on the lanes where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.​



4/27/2017 

​​What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis in the week of May 8, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until November 10, 2017. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the curb side of southern (eastbound) 18th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Jackson Street NE. The crews will start on the eastern end at Johnson Street NE working toward the western end at Jackson Street NE. ​This work will be done prior to the City of Minneapolis' 18th Avenue N. Reconstruction Project​​.

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.

This construction happens 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?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. 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.