Minneapolis - 3rd Avenue S. - Project Updates


5/29/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are connecting natural gas service lines to the new main on 3rd Avenue S. between 17th Street E. and Franklin Avenue E. The crews anticipate finishing the connections in this area in the middle of the week of June 1. 


5/22/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced the project’s natural gas mains.

The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main crew’s route.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have restored the blacktop on 3rd Avenue S. and 26th Street E.



5/19/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will finish the project’s natural gas main replacements by Friday, May 22. 


5/18/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have begun connecting the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains, working south from 17th Avenue S.

Restoration will follow the Michels crews’ route. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program



5/11/2020

For the first half of this week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace the natural gas main on the north side of 26th Street E. between 3rd and Clinton Avenues S. The north sidewalk is closed in this area. There are lane shifts, but no full road closures, in these areas. 


5/1/2020

  • By Tuesday, May 5, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will have replaced the natural gas mains on 25th Street E.
  • By Wednesday, May 6, the crews will have replaced the project’s natural gas mains from Franklin Avenue E. heading north.
  • Between May 6 and 15, the crews anticipate replacing the natural gas main on 26th Street E. between 3rd and Clinton Avenues S. During this time, the crews will close southbound Clinton Avenue S. between 25th and 27th Streets E. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained with a lane shift. 



4/29/2020

  • This week and early into the week of May 4, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will have replaced natural gas mains on Franklin Avenue E. at 3rd Avenue S. Currently there is a lane shift with no major closures on Franklin Avenue E.
  • Next week the crews will begin replacing natural gas main on 25th Street E. with a lane shift and no major closures. 



4/17/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains on 3rd Avenue S. between 17th Street E. and Franklin Avenue E. and on 18th Street E.
  • Within the week of April 20, the crews will replace natural gas main on Franklin Avenue E. at 3rd Avenue S. During this time, parking will be restricted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 20 to 24.
  • When the crews are done with this area, they will continue moving south.



4/7/2020

Project description: From the week of April 6 to mid- or late summer 2020, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform its project. Crews from Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas mains and connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program.
 
Installing replacement gas mains: Michels Corporation will be installing the replacement gas main on this project. According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
 
Connecting service lines to the new mains: As social distancing practices and proper use of PPE, face masks and gloves have become normalized and as customers are willing to allow properly protected personnel into their homes to complete required work to modernize gas facilities, which is essential work, CenterPoint Energy authorized contractors will enter customer homes to complete work only with customer permission:


The purpose of this flyer is to advise that with customer permission, crews will now enter homes to complete necessary gas meter work. If you choose not to allow crews to enter your home, gas service will not be interrupted, and we will reschedule for a time better suited to concerns you may have. Crews will continue to replace service lines. Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement and next to your home to complete the task of service line replacement.
 
Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. These restrictions, including some sidewalk restrictions, are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained:

  • On 3rd Avenue S., the crews will maintain northbound and southbound traffic, working south from 17th to 27th Streets E. approx. two blocks at a time. Parking on both sides of 3rd Avenue S. will be restricted where active construction is occurring. 
  • Westbound 18th Street E. will be temp. closed between 2nd and 3rd Avenues S. 
  • Lane shifts will occur on Franklin Avenue E., 25th Street E. and 26th Street E. for a limited time. 
  • Temporary closures are expected one block at a time on Clinton Avenue S. between 24th and 26th Streets E., maintaining eastbound and westbound traffic. 

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.

For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 91075461 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.