Minneapolis - Dorman Avenue Area

Scheduled Start Date: Late November 2019

Project Description

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

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains, connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside in Minneapolis’s Dorman Avenue area. The project will begin on November 21, last into December, and return in spring 2020. The dates and locations are coordinated between CenterPoint Energy and the City of Minneapolis.

Due to weather, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be temporarily restoring any of the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction in 2019. In 2020, Q3 Contracting will return to permanently restore the areas outside the limits of the city’s 2020 paving project. Please see our restoration web page for examples of temporary and permanent restoration.

On our Map of Construction below, please note that some areas will have natural gas mains, service lines and inside meters replaced. Other areas will have only service line and inside meter replacements. 

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.
  • Further construction will be done by road contractors for the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its web page. 

How may the natural gas service line installations 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.
  • In addition to the natural gas service line installation, some customers may also have their inside gas meters moved to the outside of their homes as part of CenterPoint Energy’s long-term improvement project called “Moving Gas Meters Outside.” Please click here to find out more about our project and click here to see a one-page fact sheet with photographs of a meter move. 

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 our Project Status page below. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 90934619 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.