Minneapolis - 61st Street West 

Scheduled Start Date: June 18, 2018

Project Description​

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

Beginning on Monday, June 18, and lasting for the rest of the 2018 season, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains and connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains in Minneapolis along the following streets:

  • W. 61st Street between Lyndale Avenue S. and Nicollet Avenue
  • W. 60th Street between Pillsbury Avenue S. and Nicollet Avenue
  • Harriet Avenue between W. 60th Street and W. 61st Street

CenterPoint Energy’s work will be done in coordination with the City of Minneapolis’s “61st Street West Reconstruction” project, which has begun this year and will last throughout the 2018 construction season. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated traffic impa​cts?

  • Until July 4, there will be two-way traffic maintained with parking restrictions along the affected roads.
  • After July 4, W. 60th Street will be closed to through traffic. Local businesses and residents will have access to their properties.  
  • 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, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

How may the natural gas service line inst​allations affect customers?

  • As part of this main project, the crews will 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, CNP will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

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.

Frequent updates will be posted on our Project Status page below. For questions, you can call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369, our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042, or our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546. Please reference the project name or the number 84758091 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much. ​​