​​​​​​​Minneapolis - 4th Street SE  

Scheduled Start Date: May 22, 2017

Project Description

What is CenterPoint Energy doing?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis the week of May 22, 2017, prior to the start of the City of Minneapolis's 4th Street SE Reconstruction Project​. CenterPoint Energy's construction is expected to last until June 30 or July 7. (Frequent updates will be posted on the "Project Status" link below.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along 4th Street SE from 25th Avenue SE to 29th Avenue SE. (See map below.)

What are the traffic control plans?

Parking and lane restrictions are required in areas where construction activity is occurring and is necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Two-way traffic will be maintained on 4th Street SE. Traffic flow will be maintained by traffic control personnel. For the first half of the gas main installation, the crews will close the westbound lanes on 4th Street SE and reopen when the main is installed there. For the second half of the gas main installation, they will close the eastbound lanes on 4th Street SE and reopen when the main is installed there. ​

Construction will happen in two phases: 

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • ​Phase 2 is restoring the areas affected by construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

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. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. ​