​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 42nd Avenue N. from Xerxes to Lyndale Avenues N. 

9/21/2017
CenterPoint Energy has completed its 42nd Avenue N. project in Minneapolis. Project construction began on May 22, 2017, and ended within the middle of September 2017. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed the natural gas mains along the curb side of the affected streets along 42nd Avenue N. between Xerxes and Lyndale Avenues N.  

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. The traffic signs associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work have been removed from the project location.

Further construction is currently in progress by road contractors from the City of Minneapolis. For more information on the city’s “42nd Avenue North Street Reconstruction​” project, please visit their website.




8/31/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are nearing completion on the 42nd Avenue N. project.

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed the natural gas mains along the curb side of the affected streets along 42nd Avenue N. between Xerxes and Lyndale Avenues N. (Phase 1). (See map below.) The crews also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains (Phase 2). Work by Michels Corporation began on May 22, 2017, and was complete by August 15, 2017.

During the week of August 14, crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction (Phase 3). Restoration will be complete by September 15, 2017.

Further construction is currently in progress by road contractors from the City of Minneapolis. For more information on the city’s “42nd Avenue North Street Reconstruction​” project, please visit their website.



6/29/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the 42nd Avenue N. project.

Where are the crews now?

The crews are installing natural gas pipeline at the intersections of Sheridan Avenue N. and Fremont Avenue N. along 42nd Avenue N. The intersection of Sheridan Avenue N. is closed to through traffic for three weeks. Local access will be maintained during the construction process. Detour signs will lead drivers onto Penn Avenue N., Dowling Avenue N., Thomas Avenue N. and 43rd Avenue N.​

Where will the crews be next?

When the crews have finished installing pipeline on the intersection of 42nd and Sheridan Avenues N., they will continue installing pipeline east of the intersection. Details regarding traffic plans will be posted closer to the date of construction.

The rest of the 42nd Avenue N. project is scheduled to end the week of July 24.​



6/5/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began construction on May 22, 2017. The project’s end date has been pushed back to the end of July 2017. CenterPoint Energy will maintain two-way traffic throughout the entire project. The crews may set up a lane shift wherever active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

Where have the crews installed natural gas mains so far along 42nd Avenue N. (Phase 1)?


  • Xerxes Avenue N.
  • Washburn Avenue N.

The crews connected natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains along Washburn Avenue N. near the intersection of 42nd Avenue N. (Phase 2).

Where are the crews this week?

For the rest of the week of June 5, the crews will be finishing natural gas main work on the following streets along 42nd Avenue N.:

  • Sheridan Avenue N.  
  • Russell Avenue N.
  • Queen Avenue N.
  • Penn Avenue N.  

By the end of the week of June 5, the crews will have reached James Avenue N. along 42nd Avenue N.

Where will the crews be next week?

Beginning on Monday, June 12, the crews will begin installing gas mains on James Avenue N. along 42nd Avenue N. The City of Minneapolis will begin their 42nd Avenue North Street Reconstruction​ project while CenterPoint Energy is continuing its project on 42nd Avenue N. Please view the City of Minneapolis’s website for more details on their project.​



5/11/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin construction on the 42nd Avenue N. project on May 22 on 42nd Avenue N. between Sheridan and Russell Avenues N.

Other details regarding the project’s length, duration and phases are listed below.​



4/27/2017 

​What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis in the week of May 15, 2017. Project construction is expected to last into June 2017. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the curb side of southern (eastbound) 42nd Avenue N. from Xerxes to Lyndale Avenues N., and the eastern (northbound) curb side of the affected streets between Xerxes and Lyndale Avenues N. This work will be done prior to the City of Minneapolis' 42nd Avenue N. Reconstruction Project​.​

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

Construction will happen in three phases: 

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer’s gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • ​Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also be replacing several natural gas service lines that connect from the main to the customer’s property. Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service as the crews are installing the gas service line.

Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement to complete the task of service and main distribution line replacement. If a customer’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042.​