​​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Minneapolis - 8th Street S.​

9/28/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are on schedule to finish construction by about Friday, September 30. So far, the crews finished installing the natural gas distribution main along 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis. 

By September 30, the crews plan to finish restoring the hard surfaces affected by their construction. When CenterPoint Energy leaves, the city of Minneapolis will take over the final layer of hard-surface restoration.​


9/23/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are nearing completion on the 8th Street S. project in downtown Minneapolis. The following plan is tentatively scheduled for next week:

  • By about Sunday, September 25, the crews should finish installing the new natural gas distribution main along 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S.
  • ​By about Friday, September 30, crews from CenterPoint Energy should finish their portion of restoring the hard surface areas affected by construction. The city of Minneapolis will resume paving when CenterPoint Energy is done.
By approximately September 30, crews from CenterPoint Energy plan to leave the site after finishing their portion of the hard surface restoration.


9/13/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in the final steps of the natural gas distribution main installation. To finish the installation, they are currently closing off three lanes on 8th Street S. at the intersection of 3rd Avenue S. to restore the base of the road until about Friday, September 16. After they are done with the 3rd Avenue S. intersection, the crews will transition to the intersection of 8th Street S. and 13th Avenue S. with the same road closure.

The next step after the installation is connecting the intersecting mains along 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. to the mains intersecting 8th Street S. Below is a tentative schedule along 8th Street S.:

  • 10th Avenue S. and 11th Avenue S. from September 14 to September 16
  • Portland Avenue S. from September 17 to 18
  • Chicago Avenue S. on September 19
  • 4th Street S. from September 19 to 21
  • 5th Street S. from approx. September 23 to 25

As the main crews finish an intersection, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be working behind the main crews, restoring the base of the roads. The city of Minneapolis will restore the final layer of the roads when Q3 and CenterPoint Energy are finished. 


9/9/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have opened the lane closures that were in effect between August 26 and 28. The crews finished installing the natural gas distribution main along 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. They are currently filling the pipe with natural gas and have closed the intersection of 8th Street S. and 13th Avenue S. until about Wednesday, September 14. Drivers can’t access 13th Avenue S. from 8th Street until September 14.

Beginning about September 14, construction pending, CenterPoint Energy will connect the natural gas distribution mains intersecting the newly upgraded main along 8th Street S. Once the connections are finished, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will restore the concrete and blacktop surfaces.​


8/22/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will close three lanes and leave one open at the intersection of Chicago Avenue S. and 8th Street S. beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, and opening all lanes around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 28.

  • Drivers can’t go northbound through the intersection. There will also be no southbound traffic on the intersection.
  • From Chicago Avenue S. going south, drivers can make a left turn (eastbound) onto 8th Street S.
  • ​From 8th Street S. going northeast, drivers can make a right turn onto Chicago Avenue S. 


8/19/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will return to their construction on 8th Street S. in downtown Minneapolis this Monday, August 22. They will be replacing and installing a new 16-inch gas main pipe in that area.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, the crews will be working on the intersection of 8th Street S. and Park Avenue S. Three lanes will remain closed for the week of August 22, but the lane heading east through Park Avenue S. will remain open the entire week.

​There will be a hard closure on the intersection of 8th Street S. and Chicago Avenue S. from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 28.



8/5/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in their work on the 8th Street S. project in downtown Minneapolis. They finished installing the main pipe which runs along 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S.

Currently the crews are pouring down concrete on the sidewalks so that pedestrians can have easy passage through the streets, while the city of Minneapolis is pouring down new blacktop for the roads. By August 6, the concrete should be finished. The blacktop schedule will be determined by the city of Minneapolis.

CenterPoint Energy will return about August 22, when the crews will have to connect the service lines that run from the buildings to the new main gas pipe. That portion of the project is estimated to be done by about September 16, when the crews expect to finish the last of the roads’ restoration.​



7/19/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will remain on 8th Street S. between Portland Avenue S. and Park Avenue S. until the end of the week of July 18 to 22. By that time, they will be ending at Park Avenue S., backfilling from Park Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S. Restoration should be finished in the week of July 25 on 8th Street S. from Park Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S.

The crews will be back approximately August 15, construction pending, to get the last portion between Park Avenue S. and Chicago Avenue S.​


6/27/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, will be working on 8th Street S. on the following streets and dates:

  • This week, crews will be working from 4th Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S.

In the next few weeks, the following construction will happen on 8th Street S.:

  • From 3rd Avenue S. to 4th Avenue S., crews will be opening a closure on July 1, weather permitting, opening the south two lanes for the Fourth of July weekend.
  • From 4th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue, two south lanes are closed to traffic, and two north lanes are open to traffic. This closure will last until about July 17.
  • The south sidewalk between 5th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue will be closed until about July 17.

Crews will maintain all crosswalks for pedestrian traffic, unless they have to close a crosswalk.​


6/24/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have either closed or opened several lanes along 8th Street S. in downtown Minneapolis. The following lanes will have changes:

  • From 3rd Avenue S. to Portland Avenue, the two south lanes are closed and the two north lanes are open for traffic.
  • From 3rd Avenue S. to 4th Avenue S., lane closures will be pulled on July 1.
  • From 4th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue, the lanes will continue to be closed.
  • From 5th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue, the south sidewalk will be closed for the duration of CenterPoint Energy’s permit.

Crews began restoring the blacktop road at the intersection of 8th Street S. and 3rd Avenue S. on Thursday, June 23. CenterPoint Energy will also maintain all crosswalks through intersections for pedestrian traffic.



6/22/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are working along 8th Street S. south to Chicago Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis. The affected intersections will include the following:
 
  • 8th Street S. and 3rd Avenue S.
  • 8th Street S. with 3rd Avenue S. and 4th Avenue S.
  • ​8th Street S. and Chicago Avenue S.
 
There will be a closure on 8th Street S. from 3rd Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S. for about three weeks. 


5/16/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will continue working near Chicago Avenue S. and 11th Avenue S. along 8th Street S.

Beginning Thursday, May 12, the southernmost driving lane and sidewalk will be closed from the intersection of 9th Street and Chicago Avenue S. through Saturday, May 21. One driving lane will remain open on the northernmost side of 8th Street S.

Please note: No Parking will be allowed along both sides of 8th Street S. within the construction zone.​



4/26/2016 Update

Today, Tuesday, April 26, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be working near Chicago Avenue S. and 11th Avenue S. along 8th Street S.

Please anticipate:

The NE sidewalk and parking lane to be closed at the intersection of Chicago Avenue S. and 8th Street S. through 6:00 p.m. today.

The southernmost driving lane will be closed near 11th Avenue S. and 8th Street S. through Friday, April 29. The two northern driving lanes and a temporary sidewalk will remain open.

Beginning Wednesday, April 27, the southernmost parking lane and sidewalk will be closed from 9th Avenue S. to 11th Avenue S. through Friday, April 29.

From Thursday, April 28 to Friday, April 29, the SE bus stop, parking lane and sidewalk will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ​


​4/13/2016 Update

In addition to the current traffic control plans already in effect along 8th Street S., please anticipate the following to begin today, Wednesday, April 13:

  • Parking will be closed on the south side of 8th Street S. between Chicago Avenue S. and 9th Street S. for the next two weeks.

  • Parking will be closed on the north side of 8th Street S. between Chicago Avenue S. and approximately 250 feet east of Chicago Avenue S. for the next two weeks.

As a reminder, the following are still in effect:

  • The southernmost parking lane and driving lane between 4th Avenue S. and 5th Avenue S. will be closed through Friday, April 15.

  • The northernmost parking lane and driving lane between 5th Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S. will be closed through Friday, April 15.

  • The easternmost northbound 5th Avenue S. driving lane and parking lane will be closed between 8th Street S. and 7th Street S. through Friday, April 15.

  • The northernmost parking lane and driving lane between Portland Avenue S. and Park Avenue S. will be closed through Friday, April 22.​

Please be aware that in addition to CenterPoint Energy, RJM Construction, Mortenson Construction and Kraus-Anderson Construction are also working along 8th Street S. 

For more information, please visit our website. Thank you. ​


​4/8/2016 Update

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 9, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be working near the intersection of Portland Avenue S. and 8th Street S. Please anticipate Portland Avenue S. to be reduced to one driving lane near the intersection from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

As construction progresses along 8th Street S., please anticipate the following to occur beginning Monday, April 11:

The southernmost parking lane and driving lane between 4th Avenue S. and 5th Avenue S. will be closed through Friday, April 15.

The northernmost parking lane and driving lane between 5th Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S. will be close through Friday, April 15.

The easternmost northbound 5th Avenue S. driving lane and parking lane will be closed between 8th Street S. and 7th Street S. through Friday, April 15.

The northernmost parking lane and driving lane between Portland Avenue S. and Park Avenue S. will be closed through Friday, April 22.

Please be aware that in addition to CenterPoint Energy, RJM Construction, Mortenson Construction and Kraus-Anderson Construction are also working along 8th Street S. ​


​4/4/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently working along 8th Street S., from 4th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.

Please anticipate intermittent lane shifts for northbound 5th Avenue S. traffic at 8th Street S. throughout the duration of the week.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5, the center driving lane on 8th Street S., between 4th Avenue S. and 5th Avenue S., will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The southernmost driving lane and parking lane will remain open.

From Thursday, April 7 to Friday, April 8, the southernmost parking lane and driving lane on 8th Street S., between 4th Avenue S. and 5th Avenue S., will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The northernmost driving lane and parking lane will remain open.

On Saturday, April 9, please anticipate a lane shift at Portland Avenue S. near 8th Street S. One easternmost southbound lane will remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit our website. Thank you.


​3/25/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint contractor, will begin installing natural gas distribution pipe along 8th Street S. on Monday, March 28.

Please anticipate crews to be working along the north side of 8th Street S., from 4th Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S. through Friday, April 1st.


The north sidewalk, parking lane and bike lane will be closed from 4th Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S.

The easternmost southbound 4th Avenue S. driving lane, beginning from the alleyway to 8th Street S., will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please anticipate two lanes of traffic on 8th Street S., from 3rd Avenue S., to Park Avenue S., to remain open during the next two weeks.

CenterPoint Energy's 8th Street project is anticipated to continue through August 2016. Please note that businesses will be open during construction. For more information, please visit our website. Thank you.
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