​Minneapolis - 8th Avenue N. 

Scheduled Start Date: April 4, 2017

Project Description

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin relocating an existing natural gas regulato​r station in Minneapolis ​on Tuesday, April 4. Project construction is expected to last until April 17. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy cont​ractor, will begin installing the regulator station along the corner of 8th Avenue N. and 2nd Street N. (See map below.) ​

What are the traffic control plans?

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. On 2nd Street N., the easternmost lane will be shifted. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but the bike and parking lanes on 2nd Street N. will be closed at the intersection of 8th Avenue N.
 
In addition, here are the following closures:
  • During the weekdays, the intersection of 8th Avenue N. and 2nd Street N. will be open to local traffic and will be maintained by traffic control personnel.
  • ​On the weekends, the intersection will be closed. Traffic cannot pass into 8th Avenue N. from 2nd Street N., but two-way traffic will still be maintained on 2nd Street N.
 
The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

This construction typically happens in two phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas regulator station.
  • 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?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. 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.