​Project Status - Minneapolis - 22nd Avenue NE and Stinson Parkway NE

11/6/2017
CenterPoint Energy finished construction on its “22nd Avenue NE and Stinson Parkway NE” project in Minneapolis. Construction began on September 14, 2017, and finished within early 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:

  • 22nd​ Avenue NE between Stinson Parkway and Wilson Street NE
  • Stinson Parkway between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Roosevelt Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Taft Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Wilson Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation connected the natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains along the construction route.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. ​




10/18/2017
CenterPoint Energy began construction on its 22nd Avenue NE and Stinson Parkway NE project on Thursday, September 14. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began installing the natural gas mains on September 14 and finished on September 29. The mains are installed along the following streets:

  • 22nd​ Avenue NE between Stinson Parkway and Wilson Street NE
  • Stinson Parkway between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Roosevelt Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Taft Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Wils​on Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation have connected the natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains along the construction route. The crews began on September 26 and finished yesterday on October 17.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have begun restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s work. They will be finished within early November 2017. Traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed from the project site when restoration is complete. 




9/21/2017
CenterPoint Energy began construction on its 22nd Avenue NE and Stinson Parkway NE project on Thursday, September 14. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed natural gas main along the following streets:
    • The eastbound curb side of Wilson Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
    • The northbound curb side of Taft Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
    • The northbound curb side of Roosevelt Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • The crews are currently installing natural gas main along the eastbound curb side of 22nd Avenue NE between Stinson Parkway NE and Wilson Street NE.
  • During this week of September 18, the crews will be installing natural gas main along the northbound curb side of Stinson Parkway NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE.
  • The crews plan to finish installing all the natural gas mains on this project by Friday, September 29.
  • Wherever active construction is occurring, the crews have closed the sidewalks along the affected curb sides and parking lanes. Two-way traffic is being maintained on all the affected streets. Currently the sidewalks are open along the construction routes on Taft Street NE and Wilson Street NE.
Phase 2
  • Beginning​ on Tuesday, September 26, the crews from Michels Corporation will begin connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains on this project. They will start on Taft Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE.



9/13/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis the week of September 11, 2017. Project construction is expected to last up to seven weeks. (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:

  • 22nd​ Avenue NE between Stinson Parkway and Wilson Street NE
  • Stinson Parkway between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Roosevelt Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Taft Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
  • Wilson Street NE between 22nd Avenue NE and 23rd Avenue NE
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.