​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 4th Street NE ​

12/5/2018

CenterPoint Energy has finished its 2018 work on its “Minneapolis – 4th Street NE” project. The areas affected by the construction of Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been temporarily restored. They will be permanently restored in the spring or summer 2019. For example, the hard surfaces that have temporary asphalt will have permanent materials. The lawns and boulevards that have hydroseed will have black dirt and seed. 

For examples of permanent and temporary restoration, please see our Restoration Practices and Updates page. We appreciate your patience during the construction process and wish you a Happy Holiday season.


11/16/2018

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have temporarily restored the concrete areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction with temporary asphalt for the winter. The crews will return in spring or summer 2019 to permanently restore these areas with concrete.

The crews are also restoring the lawns and boulevards affected by Michels Corporation’s construction with hydroseed. The crews will return in spring or summer 2019 to permanently restore these areas with black dirt and seed.

For examples of permanent and temporary restoration, please see our Restoration Practices and Updates page. We appreciate your patience as we finish the 2018 construction season.



10/26/2018

CenterPoint Energy is making progress in its 4th Street NE project. Below are the construction details:

  • Within the week of October 22, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have connected the final of the natural gas service lines to the installed mains on CenterPoint Energy’s 4th Street NE project.
  • The crews have created orders for Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. As winter is approaching, Q3 Contracting will restore the sidewalks with temporary asphalt this fall and permanent concrete in spring or summer of 2019. The roads, boulevards and lawns should receive permanent restoration unless otherwise noted. Any areas that receive temporary restoration this year will receive permanent restoration in spring or summer of 2019.



10/12/2018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the installed mains on CenterPoint Energy’s 4th Street NE project. Within the week of October 29, the crews will have finished all the gas work associated with the project. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will follow behind Michels Corporation to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 



9/28/2018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, has finished installing the natural gas mains for this project.

Today on Friday, September 28, the crews have begun connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains. One crew will be working south from Broadway Street NE to 6th Avenue NE along 4th Street, in addition to the following streets:

  • 9th Avenue NE between University Avenue NE (Highway 47) and 4th Street NE
  • 8th Avenue NE at 4th Street NE
  • 7th Avenue NE between University Avenue NE and 5th Street NE
  • 6th Avenue NE between University Avenue NE and 5th Street NE

Another crew will be working north from 3rd Avenue NE to 6th Avenue NE, in addition to 4th Avenue NE between University Avenue NE and 5th Street NE. 


9/19/2018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish installing the natural gas mains for this project approximately by the end of the week of September 24.

Beginning approximately on Monday, September 24, the crews will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains. All of the connections for this project will take approximately one month to complete.


8/24/2018

When, why, and where is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, and ending within late ​Fall 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains in Minneapolis along the following streets:
 
  • 4th S​treet NE from Broadway Street NE to 3rd Avenue NE
  • 9th Avenue NE from University Avenue NE (Highway 47) to 4th Street NE
  • The intersection of 8th Avenue NE and 4th Street NE
  • 7th Avenue NE from University Avenue NE to 5th Street NE
  • 6th Avenue NE from University Avenue NE to 5th Street NE
  • 4th Ave​nue NE from University Avenue NE to 5th Street NE

What is the estimated traffic impact?

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.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the disturbed areas affected by our work outside the county construction zone. This may consist of lawn restoration and sidewalk or street restoration as work dictates.

What is the impact on customers when natural gas service lines are installed?

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?

Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page. In addition, you can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources. Please reference the project name or number 79356818:

  • 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

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.​