Project Status - Minneapolis - 6th Street S.


10/11/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will finish the natural gas work for the project within the week of October 14. During the same week, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction.
  • Within the week of October 21, the crews anticipate opening the closures associated with this job. We apologize for the disruptions and thank you for your patience as we replace our infrastructure. 



10/1/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to work on the natural gas main on 6th Street S. west of Cedar Avenue S. and on Cedar Avenue S. between 5th and 6th Streets S. for approximately another week.
  • By approximately October 9, Cedar Avenue S. will be temporarily open between 5th and 6th Streets S. Between October 9 and mid-October, this area will be temporarily reclosed and reopened to accommodate natural gas work and restoration.
  • Afterward, the crews will replace natural gas mains on 5th Street S. between Cedar Avenue S. and 19th Avenue S. and on 19th Avenue S. between 5th Street S. and Riverside Avenue. This area will take approximately three weeks for the main replacements. 



9/13/2019

Below is an anticipated schedule for the progress of construction for CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation:

  • This weekend from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be closing Cedar Avenue S. from 5th to 6th Streets S. During this time, detour signs will be on site. The bus stop will be temporarily located on 6th Street S. just east of Cedar Avenue S.
  • While Cedar Avenue S. is closed from 5th to 6th Streets S. this weekend, 6th Street S. at Cedar Avenue S. will be open.
  • Beginning Monday, September 16, the crews will reclose 6th Street S. between the driveway at 1630 6th Street S. to Cedar Avenue S. Driveway entrances will remain open.
  • When the crews are finished with work in this area, they will reopen 6th Street S. and work on Cedar Avenue S. between 5th and 6th Streets S. for approximately two weeks. During this time they’ll maintain two-way traffic on Cedar Avenue S.
  • In early October, the crews will be working at Cedar Avenue S. and 5th Street S. During this time, the crews will close 5th Street S. between Cedar and 19th Avenues S. and 19th Avenue S. between 5th Street S. and Riverside Avenue.
  • In late October, the crews will be working at Riverside Avenue and 19th Avenue S.



9/12/2019

This weekend from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be closing Cedar Avenue S. from 5th to 6th Streets S. During this time, detour signs will be on site. The bus stop will be temporarily located on 6th Street S. just east of Cedar Avenue S. 


8/28/2019

  • Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be working in the following areas until approximately within October or November: 7th Street S. just west of Cedar Avenue S. 6th Street S. just west of Cedar Avenue S.; Cedar Avenue S. from 6th to 5th Streets S.; 5th Street S. from Cedar to 19th Avenues S.; and 19th Avenue S. at Cedar Avenue S. (Please reference our Map of Construction.)
  • The crews will be moving to and from each area, returning to work spaces as needed. Traffic control devices will remain in place as needed for the safety of the public and construction personnel.
  • Within this timeframe the crews will be performing the following actions: installing natural gas main, connecting natural gas service lines to the new main, and connecting the new main to existing intersecting mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction.
  • Beginning today on Wednesday, August 28, and lasting for a few business days, the crews will be connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains. 



8/14/2019

  • Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have replaced natural gas main on 6th Street S. between Cedar Avenue S. and 23rd Avenue S. along the project route.
  • The crews will replace natural gas main on 6th Street S. between 1600 6th Street S. and Cedar Avenue S. until approximately September 6. Afterward the crews will work north on Cedar Avenue S. from 6th Street S. to 5th Street S. During active construction the crews will be shifting traffic. 



8/5/2019

Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have installed natural gas main on 6th Street S. from Riverside Avenue to 20th Avenue S. From today on Monday, August 5, to the end of this week, the crews will install natural gas main on 6th Street S. from 20th Avenue S. to Cedar Avenue S. During active construction on 6th Street S., the crews are working along the southern (eastbound) lane and have shifted traffic. Parking is available on the opposite side from where the crews are working. 



7/17/2019

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

From the week of July 22 to early fall 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains in Minneapolis. Construction will take place along 6th Street S. from Cedar Avenue S. to 23rd Avenue S.; Cedar Avenue S. from 5th to 6th Streets S.; and 5th Street S. from Cedar Avenue S. to 19th Avenue S.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Residents and local businesses 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.

  • CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction outside the limits of the city’s project—typically the boulevard, lawn, sidewalk and road.

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.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 87448959 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.