​​​​​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 39th Street E. and Oakland Avenue S.

9/6/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished construction in the Warrington Area and Oakland Avenue S. projects. The natural gas distribution main was installed along Oakland Avenue S. and the gas service lines were connected to the new main. The hard and soft surfaces have been restored in conjunction with the project.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents and businesses for their patience. For more information or questions, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546.


8/25/2016 Update

Oakland Avenue S.

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished construction along Oakland Avenue S. from E. 39th Street to E. 48th Street; E. 39th Street from Oakland Avenue S. to 10th Avenue S.; and E. 48th Street from Portland Avenue S. to Chicago Avenue S. in the Oakland Avenue S. / Warrington Area project.

Warrington Area

The crews are currently connecting the remaining service lines to the gas main in the Warrington Area. The services are scattered throughout Warrington.
The city of Minneapolis is working behind the CenterPoint Energy crews to perform the 2016 paving project.

For a detailed map on Warrington’s streets, please visit the city of Minneapolis’ website​ to see the proposed routes of construction in the 2016 season.

The streets to be resurfaced by the city of Minneapolis include the following: between Chicago Avenue S. and 2nd Avenue S., and between E. 42nd Street and E. 36th Street, and 4th Avenue S. from E. 38th Street and E. Lake Street. ​



8/19/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are finishing construction on the Warrington/Oakland Avenue S. project, which involves​ the upgrading of about 3,500 feet of new gas main pipe and about 200 natural gas service lines.

Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, has been working behind the installation crews to restore the roads, curbs, sidewalks, dirt and seed affected by construction.

CenterPoint Energy want to thank you for your patience. Thank you. ​



8/12/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished installing all the gas services from the residential houses to the new main gas pipe on the Oakland Avenue S./Warrington Area project.

The main gas pipe was installed along Oakland Avenue S. from E. 39th Street to E. 48th Street., and the gas services were connected along the pipe.

Currently, there are crews from Q3, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, that are restoring the areas affected by construction, including curbs, sidewalks, roads, black dirt and seed.

CenterPoint Energy thanks the residents in Warrington for their patience.​


8/3/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are finishing the last of the new gas services on Oakland Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

As of August 3, they finished all the services on Oakland Avenue S. from E. 39th Street to E. 42nd Street. By Friday, August 5, all the new services should be installed on Oakland Avenue S. from E. 42nd Street to E. 48th Street.

Currently, there is a separate crew from Q3, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, restoring the curbs and sidewalk along Oakland Avenue S. from E. 42nd Street to E. 48th Street. The remaining restoration, which includes a new blacktop road and soft surface restoration, will happen after all the curbs and sidewalks are restored.​



7/27/2016 Update

What is CenterPoint Energy doing?

Several crews from CenterPoint Energy are installing new gas services on Oakland Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

One crew is working northward on Oakland Avenue S., and the other crew is working southward. The first crew is installing services between E. 39th Street and E. 40th Street. The second crew is working southward from E. 40th Street.

How far are the crews now?

Currently the finished services include those between E. 42nd Street and E. 45th Street on Oakland Avenue S. Meanwhile, E. 39th Street and E. 48th Street east of Oakland Avenue S. will have work done according to the map provided on CenterPoint Energy’s website. (See "Map of Construction Area.")​



7/25/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy finished installing service gas lines from E. 42nd Street to E. 45th Street on Oakland Avenue S. in the Warrington/Oakland Avenue S. neighborhood in Minneapolis. 

The crews are working southward on Oakland Avenue S. as they install new services. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, are working behind them to restore the blacktop roads, black dirt and seed in the streets.


7/20/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are installing new gas pipes in the Warrington/Oakland Avenue S. area in Minneapolis.

Starting July 21, the crews will install services on E. 40th Street and E. 41st Street on Oakland Avenue S.​



7/12/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, are replacing natural gas services between E. 42nd Street and E. 44th Street on Oakland Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

Crews anticipate finishing these blocks by Friday, July 22. Afterward they will continue to work south on Oakland Avenue S.​


6/29/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, are starting the main gas pipe installation in the Warrington area in Minneapolis.

They started at the southwest corner of Oakland Avenue S. and E. 42nd Street going north in the west boulevard to the north side of E. 39th Street, before heading east to Elliot Avenue S. 

Gas pipe installation is expected to take over a week with the Fourth of July holiday. ​After the main gas pipe is finished, crews will be installing natural gas services and attaching them to the main gas pipe.