Project Status - Minneapolis - 24th Avenue N. Belt Line


11/13/2018

Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed 57 percent of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s 24th Avenue N. Belt Line project.
 
One crew is installing the natural gas main along 24th Avenue N. east of Emerson Avenue N. toward Dupont Avenue N. Another crew is installing the natural gas main west of Lyndale Avenue N. toward 6th Street N.
 
On Monday, November 26, the crews will start to install the natural gas main along 24th Avenue N. at Bryant Avenue N. During this closure, drivers can’t cross Bryant Avenue N. Detour signs will be on site. Residents will have access to their homes during construction. CenterPoint Energy is coordination construction with CenturyLink, whose crews will also be working at 24th Avenue N. and Bryant Avenue N.


11/6/2018

Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed 55 percent of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s 24th Avenue N. Belt Line project. The crews are currently installing the natural gas main along 24th Avenue N. between Fremont Avenue N. and Emerson Avenue N., and between Aldrich Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue N. They are also installing along 24th Avenue N. east from Emerson Avenue N. 



10/30/2018
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are progressing on CenterPoint Energy’s 24th Avenue N. Belt Line project. Below are the details for this update:
 
  • During the weekend of October 27, the crews installed the natural gas main along 24th Avenue N. across Fremont Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue N. Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have restored and opened these intersections.
  • Crews from Minnesota Limited are continuing to install the natural gas main. One crew is installing east of Fremont Avenue N. toward Emerson Avenue N. During the weekend of November 3, the crews will close the intersection of 24th Avenue N. and Emerson Avenue N. to accommodate the natural gas main installation and the restoration of the intersection.
  • Another Minnesota Limited crew is installing the natural gas main east from Bryant Avenue N. 



10/23/2018
The details from the update published on October 17, 2018, will remain the same. The only addition will include our work at North Star Elementary. Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be working at the school on October 24, November 1 and 2, and for a few business days within late November or early December, depending on the crews’ progress. The school has been notified of our intended work.
 
The crews are continuing to install the natural gas main along the construction route. 



10/18/2018
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are progressing on CenterPoint Energy’s 24th Avenue N. Belt Line project. Below are the details for this update:
 
  • The closure on 24th Avenue N. between 3rd Street N. and Lyndale Avenue N. will remain the same, as referenced from the October 12, 2018, update. The details related to that closure will also remain the same.
  • During the weekend of October 27, the crews will close 24th Avenue N. in both directions at Fremont Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue N. to install the natural gas main. During this closure, drivers can’t cross Fremont Avenue N. or Lyndale Avenue N. Detour signs will be on site. Residents will have access to their homes during construction.
  • During the weekend of November 3, the crews will close 24th Avenue N. in both directions at Emerson Avenue N. to install the natural gas main. During this closure, drivers can’t cross Emerson Avenue N. Detour signs will be on site. Residents will have access to their homes during construction.
  • Within early December, crews from Minnesota Limited anticipate finishing the installation of the natural gas main. 



10/12/2018
On Monday, October 8, crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 24th Avenue N. Belt Line project. Below are the details for this update:
 
  • The crews have currently closed 24th Avenue N. in both directions between 3rd Street N. and Lyndale Avenue N. This closure will last until approximately Friday, November 23, to accommodate for the natural gas main installation and the restoration of the street.
  • During this closure, drivers can still go north and south on 3rd Street N. and Lyndale Avenue N. However, they can’t cross 24th Avenue N. at 4th Street N., 6th Street N. or the alleys in between. Detour signs are on site. Residents will have access to their homes during construction. 


10/3/2018

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

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Minnesota Limited, will be replacing the natural gas system in the Minneapolis neighborhood along 24th Avenue N. between Washington Avenue N. and 2nd Street N., and also between 3rd Street N. and a block west of Fremont Avenue N. Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction—typically the soft surface areas and the street. Construction is expected to begin on Monday, October 8, and last until mid-December 2018.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Local businesses and residents will have access to their properties.
  • As one to two block segments of 24th Avenue N. are affected by active construction, detour signs will be posted.
  • As the crews will progress along 24th Avenue N., one or two of the intersections will be closed at a time and then reopened. Each closure will last from one to five business days to allow for the pipeline replacement. Detour signs will be posted.  
  • Metro Transit’s bus stops may be moved one or two blocks away from the route during construction; then they will be relocated back to their original stops when the closures are lifted. To view the bus stop details, please visit Metro Transit’s website here.
  • 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.

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 this Project Status page. In addition, you can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources:

Information Hotline
  • email: csv.constructionservices@centerpointenergy.com
  • phone: 612-321-5369
Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson
  • phone: 612-321-5546
Restoration Department
  • email: csv.restoration@centerpointenergy.com
  • phone: 612-321-5042

Please reference the “24th Avenue N. Belt Line” project or number 86129072. 
We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.