​​​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 23rd Avenue N. and Logan Avenue N.

4/10/2018

CenterPoint Energy crews began construction on the 23rd Avenue N. and Logan Avenue N. project in Minneapolis on Monday, April 2. Below are the construction details:

  • During the week of April 2, the crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, excavated the boulevard of 23rd Avenue N. between Queen Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. to prepare for putting the existing gas main out of service and removing it.
  • During this week of April 9, the crews are excavating the boulevard of Logan Avenue N. at 24th Avenue N. to prepare for putting the existing gas main out of service and removing it. Tomorrow on Wednesday, April 11, the crews will blacktop the excavated surfaces and reopen Logan Avenue N. at 24th Avenue N.
  • Beginning on April 11, the crews will begin removing the existing gas main and installing the new gas main.
  • On Thursday, April 12, the crews will close 23rd Avenue N. from the eastern side of Penn Avenue N. to Oliver Avenue N. It will be closed to through traffic. This closure will last for up to two or three weeks. Residents and businesses will be given access to and from their homes or locations. The crews will be on site to answer any questions and to talk with the residents or customers in person.
  • During ​Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, the crews will fully close 23rd Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. The weekend hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If the crews finish early on a weekend day, they will not work until 7:00 p.m.


3/29/2018

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Beginning on Monday, April 2, and ending within mid-June 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing the natural gas Belt Line system in Minneapolis. This project is a continuation of CenterPoint Energy’s Belt Line project in Minnesota, which began in 2012 and will continue until approximately 2021. The affected streets will include the following:

  • 23rd Avenue N. from the alley between Queen Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. to Oliver Avenue N. (Traffic barriers will begin along 23rd Ave. N. at the alley between Russell and Queen Aves. N.)
  • Oliver Avenue N. from 23rd Avenue N. to W. Broadway Avenue.
  • Logan Av​enue N. from W. Broadway Avenue to 24th Avenue N.


What is the estimated schedule and traffic impacts?

  • The crews will start at 23rd Avenue N. and work west toward Logan Avenue N. During the weekend of April 14 and 15, the crews will close the intersection of 23rd Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. Detour routes will be posted on site.
  • Construction will occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
  • The c​rews will restore the disturbed areas affected by our work outside the county construction zone. This may consist of lawn restoration and sidewalk or street restoration as work dictates.


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.

Frequent updates will be posted on our website at C​enterPoint Energy.com/Construction. In addition, you can call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546. Please reference the “Minneapolis - 23rd Avenue N. and Logan Avenue N.” project or the number 84879073 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.