​Project Status - Minneapolis - 5th Avenue S.

11/6/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • 5th Avenue S. from E. 42nd Street to E. 49th Street
  • E. 43rd Street from 3rd Avenue S. to Columbus Avenue S.
  • E. 48th St​reet from 2nd Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S. (County Road 35)
Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains mentioned above.

Phase 3
Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process.




10/11/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have connected all the natural gas service lines to all the installed mains for the entire project. The crews are finishing work on the natural gas service lines and the mains during the weeks of October 9 and 16.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q​3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. Restoration will conclude CenterPoint Energy’s work on the 5th Avenue S. project. Traffic signs associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed when restoration is complete.




9/28/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished connecting all the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following two streets:
    • 5th Avenue S. between E. 46th Street and E. 49th Street
    • E. 48th Street between 2nd Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S.
  • The crews are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following two streets:
    • 5th Avenue S. between E. 42nd Street and E. 46th Street
    • E. 43r​d Street between 3rd Avenue S. and Columbus Avenue S.
  • The crews have lifted the road closures that were set in place at E. 48th Street and Portland Avenue S.




9/14/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed all the natural gas mains on the project.
Phase 2
  • The crews are connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along 5th Avenue S. between E. 45th Street and E. 49th Street. Below are details for an upcoming closure at 5th Avenue S. and E. 48th Street:
    • From Wednesday, September 20, to Thursday, September 21, the crews will be closing the eastern side of the intersection of E. 48th Street and Portland Avenue S. During this time, drivers can’t access E. 48th Street from Portland Avenue S.
    • Northbound and southbound Portland Avenue S. will remain open during this time. D​etour signs will lead drivers to E. 47th Street and Oakland Avenue S. to get back to E. 48th Street. The closure will be lifted on Friday, September 22.




8/31/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are installing natural gas mains along the westbound curb sides of the following streets:
    • E. 43rd Street between 3rd Avenue S. and Columbus Avenue S.
    • E. 48t​h Street between 2nd Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S.
They will continue installing along these streets until September 13. By then, the crews will have finished installing all the natural gas mains on this project.

Phase 2
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the northbound curb side of 5th Avenue S. between E. 42nd Street and E. 49th Street.




8/8/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on CenterPoint Energy’s 5th Avenue S. project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas main along the northbound curb side of 5th Avenue S. between E. 42nd Street and E. 49th Street.
  • The crews are currently installing natural gas main along the westbound curb side of E. 43rd Street, starting at 3rd Avenue S. and working their way toward Columbus Avenu​e S.
  • During the middle of the week of August 21, the crews will begin installing natural gas main along the westbound curb side of E. 48th Street, starting at Portland Avenue S. and working toward 2nd Avenue S.
  • Wherever the crews are working, they will restrict parking on the side of the street where active construction is occurring. Residents and drivers can park on the opposite side of the street. The crews will lift parking restrictions as they move along the construction route.
Phase 2
  • The crews are beginning to connect natural gas service lines to the installed main along the northbound curb side of 5th Avenue S. They are currently working between E. 46th Street and E. 49th Street. ​



8/1/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis on Thursday, August 3. Project construction is expected to last until late November 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this "Project Status" page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • The northbound curb side of 5th Avenue S. from E. 42nd Street to E. 49th Street
  • The westbound curb side of E. 43rd Street from 3rd Avenue S. to Columbus Avenue S.
  • The westbound curb side of​ ​E. 48th Street from 2nd Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S. (County Road 35)
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 natural ga 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?

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.