5/20/2021

This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished the replacement of the natural gas main on the east side of 34th Avenue S. between 43rd and 47th Streets E. They’ve begun replacing the main on the west side of 34th Avenue S. from 43rd Street E. toward 47th Street E. They anticipate finishing the main replacement on the west side by Monday, May 24.


To connect the new mains to the existing intersecting mains, the crews will return to 45th Street E. On Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26, the crews will close 45th Street E. on the east side. On Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28, the crews will close the west side of 45th Street E.


Another Michels Corporation crew will follow to connect the natural gas service lines to the new main. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will follow to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.

Project Description

Beginning on May 10 and lasting into summer 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along on both sides of 34th Avenue S. between 43rd and 47th Streets E. While Michels Corporation will replace two natural gas mains (one on each side of 34th Avenue S.), connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.

Traffic Impacts

For a portion of the project’s duration, the crews will work on one side of 34th Avenue S. at a time. For a separate portion, the crews will work on both sides of 34th Avenue S.


Two-way traffic will be maintained on 34th Avenue S. Parking will be restricted on both sides of 34th Avenues S. Sidewalk closures will alternate.


When the crews cross 45th Street E., full closures will alternate on either side of 34th Avenue S. During this time, drivers can travel north and south on 34th Avenue S., but they can turn onto 45th Street E. heading either eastbound or westbound. Driveways will remain open on 45th Street E. Detour signs will lead through traffic to either 33rd or 35th Avenues S.