​​​Project Status Update -Minneapolis - Downtown​

9/22/2015 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation and MN Limited LLC., two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, have finished construction and restoration within the scope of downtown Minneapolis project.
 
We understand that the downtown Minneapolis construction project was an inconvenience to people living, working and commuting in and around the area, so we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked to complete restoration as safely and quickly as possible.
 
If you have questions regarding CenterPoint Energy’s restoration, please call 612-321-5042. Thank you. ​


9/8/2015 update

Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

2nd Street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 2nd Avenue N.:

  • Pipe removal will begin today, Tuesday, September 8 and will continue through approximately Friday, September 18.
  • Westbound 2nd Street N. traffic will be closed with traffic being shifted to the eastbound lane.
  • No parking on either side of 2nd Street N. will be allowed.

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to Hennepin Avenue:

  • Crews completed installing natural gas distribution pipe.
  • Please anticipate intermittent lane shifts are restoration continues along 2nd Street N.
  • Sidewalk and blacktop restoration is underway near 1st Avenue N. and 2nd Street N.

Near the intersection of 2nd Street N. and Hennepin Avenue:

  • Northbound Hennepin Avenue traffic is open.
  • Restoration of the east sidewalk along Hennepin Avenue will begin shortly.​​​​​​​

​8/14/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 1st Avenue N.:

  • Please anticipate intermittent driving lane closures along 2nd Street N. in the areas of construction.
  • The parking lane is closed at the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue N. and 2nd Street N.
  • The right turn lane is closed from 2nd Avenue N. to 2nd Street N.
  • The right turn lane is closed from 2nd Street N. to 1st Avenue N.
  • Construction is anticipated to continue through Labor Day, weather permitting.

Near the intersection of 2nd Street N. and Hennepin Avenue:

  • One northbound Hennepin Avenue lane is closed at the intersection.
  • The east sidewalk and bike lane along Hennepin Avenue is closed.
  • Construction is anticipated to continue through Labor Day, weather permitting.

Near the intersection of 1st Street S. and Marquette Avenue S.:

  • Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction while permanent restoration is underway.
  • Traffic is anticipated to reopen fully by the end of the day today, Friday, August 14. 

7/31/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

2nd Avenue N., between 2nd Street N. and Washington Avenue N.:
  • Crews are currently installing natural gas pipe.
  • 2nd Avenue N. is open for southbound traffic only.
  • 2nd Avenue N. will be paved on August 6.
At the intersection of 1st Street N. and Hennepin Avenue:
  • Permanent restoration of Hennepin Avenue will occur August 3-7
  • The road will remain open during restoration.
Crews anticipate completing all construction by the end of next week, weather permitting. Final restoration will follow.  Thank you.  ​

 

7/21/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 3rd Avenue N.:

  • The road is currently closed in this area.
  • 2nd Street N. is anticipated to reopen by Monday, July 27.
At the intersection of 2nd Street N. and 3rd Avenue N.:
  • 3rd Avenue N. is a one way for northbound traffic.
  • This intersection is anticipated to reopen by Saturday, July 25.
2nd Street S., from 5th Avenue N. to Portland Avenue S.:
  • Restoration is underway and will continue until early next week.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained in all directions.
For further information, please visit our website. Thank you.  ​
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7/13/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Hennepin Avenue, from Washington Avenue N. to 2nd Street N.:

  • Construction is temporarily complete along Hennepin Avenue.
  • Crews will return to this location in early August.

At the intersection of 1st Avenue N. and 2nd Street N.:

  • Crews will be replacing two service lines this week in this area.

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 3rd Avenue N.:

  • For approximately one week, southbound 2nd Avenue N. at 2nd Street N. will be closed. Northbound 2nd Avenue N. will be reduced to one lane.
  •  For the next three weeks, there will be no thru traffic along 2nd Street N. between 2nd Avenue N. and 3rd Avenue N. Please follow the posted detour.

At the intersection of 2nd Street N. and 3rd Avenue N.:

  • Crews continue crossing this intersection eastwards. Please anticipate crews working approximately one more week to finish this intersection crossing.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and Portland Avenue S.:

  • Beginning today, Monday, July 13, crews will be working at this intersection.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained in all directions.

For further information, please visit our website or contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you.  ​


 

6/29/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Hennepin Avenue, from Washington Avenue N. to 2nd Street N.:

  • Crews continue to install pipe along the east sidewalk of Hennepin Avenue.
  • Crews will be working regular hours from Monday to Friday for the next two weeks.
  • No parking is allowed along northbound Hennepin Avenue.
  • Please anticipate intermittent lane closures for eastbound and westbound Washington Avenue N. traffic.

2nd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to 1st Street N.:

  • Final construction is underway.
  • Restoration will be completed by the end of the week.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 13th Avenue S.:

  • Final construction is underway.
  • Restoration will be completed by the end of the week.

Crews will be working in the above areas until Thursday, July 2nd. Crews will be off until Monday, July 6th for Independence Day weekend.

For further information, please visit our website or contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you. ​

6/15/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Hennepin Avenue, from Washington Avenue N. to 2nd Street N.:

  • Crews continue to install pipe along the east sidewalk of Hennepin Avenue.
  • Crews will be working regular hours from Monday to Friday for the next two weeks.
  • No parking is allowed along northbound Hennepin Avenue.
  • Please anticipate intermittent lane closures for eastbound and westbound Washington Avenue N. traffic.

2nd Street S., from 3rd Avenue S. to MacPhail Center for Music:

  • Crews continue to work eastwards in this area.
  • Parking lots and ramps remain accessible.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 9th Avenue S.:

  • This intersection will be closed until approximately Friday, June 19th.
  • Access to businesses will remain open.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 11th Avenue S.:

  • Crews are working westward in this area.

Please view the updated map below of areas where restoration and construction are now complete. Please note, crews will be returning to these areas for final construction and testing.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

For further information, please contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you​.

6/5/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. And Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Hennepin Avenue, from Washington Avenue N. to 2nd Street N.:

  • Construction will begin Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday, June 11th at 5:00 a.m.
  • Crews will be working overnight with extended hours until Monday, June 15th at 5:00 a.m.
  • Northbound Hennepin Avenue traffic will be closed during construction. Please follow the posted detour. Southbound Hennepin Avenue traffic will remain open.
  • Please anticipate intermittent lane closures for eastbound and westbound Washington Avenue N. traffic.
  • Construction will continue for four weeks in this area.

2nd Street S., from 3rd Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S.:

  • Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions as crews continue to work eastwards.

2nd Street S., from Park Avenue S. to Chicago Avenue S.:

  • This area will reopen to traffic on Tuesday, June 9th.
  • Parking lots and ramps are accessible.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 9th Avenue S.:

  • This intersection will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 9th for approximately one week.

2nd Street S., from 11th Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S.:

  • Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions as crews continue to work eastwards.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 12th Avenue S.:

  • Traffic going east and west at this intersection is open.
  • There is no through traffic going north and south at this intersection

Restoration is underway in the following areas:

  • 2nd Street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 2nd Avenue N. will be completed by tomorrow, Saturday, June 6th.
  • 2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 1st Avenue N. will be completed on Friday, June 12th.
  • 3rd Avenue N., from Washington Avenue N. to 1st Street N. will be completed by tomorrow, Saturday, June 6th

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

For further information, please contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you.​

5/29/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. And Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 1st  Avenue N.:

  • Beginning Monday, June 1st, final service lines replacements and restoration will occur

Near the intersection of 2nd Avenue N. and 2nd Street N.:

  • Final construction will occur from Wednesday, June 3rd to Thursday, June 4th. Restoration to follow.

Near the intersection of 3rd Avenue N. and 1st Street N.:

  • Final construction will occur from Wednesday, June 3rd to Thursday, June 4th. Restoration to follow.

At the intersection of 3rd Avenue S. and 2nd Street S.:

  • Construction is underway along southbound 3rd Avenue S. until Sunday, May 31st.
  • Crews will cross this intersection and continue construction in the northbound 3rd Avenue S. lanes until Monday, June 1st.

2nd Street S., from 3rd Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S.:

  • Beginning Tuesday, June 2nd, crews will continue to work eastwards along 2nd Street S.

2nd Street S., from Portland Avenue S. to Park Avenue S.:

  • Restoration is underway

2nd Street S., from Park Avenue S. to Chicago Avenue S.:

  • This area is closed to traffic.
  • Access is maintained to parking lots and ramps.

2nd Street S., from 11th Avenue S. to 12th Avenue S.:

  • Crews continue to work eastwards along 2nd Street S.

At the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 12th Avenue S.:

  • Traffic going east and west at this intersection is maintained.
  • There is no through traffic going north and south at this intersection.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

For further information, please contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you.​

5/15/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

3rd Avenue N., from Washington Avenue N. to 1st Street N.:

  • Final construction is underway.
  • Restoration will begin the week of May 25th.

2nd Street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 2nd Avenue N.:

  • Final construction is underway.
  • Restoration will begin the week of May 18th.

2nd Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to 1st Avenue N.:

  • Service line replacements will begin Monday, May 18th and continue until Friday, May 22nd.
  • Restoration will begin the week of May 25th.

Near the intersection of 1st Street N. and 1st Avenue N.:

  • Crews are working eastwards along 1st Street N. toward just west of Hennepin Avenue.
  • Parking is not be allowed along 1st Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to Hennepin Avenue
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained, but there is no through traffic on 1st Avenue N.

Near the intersection of 2nd Avenue S. and 2nd Street S.:

  • Crews are currently working the intersection.
  • Until approximately Monday, May 25th, northbound 2nd Avenue S. traffic will be closed at the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 2nd Avenue S. One southbound 2nd Avenue S. lane will remain open.
  • There will be no through traffic at this intersection on 2nd St S. Please follow the posted detour.

2nd Street S., between 5th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.:

  • Final construction is underway.
  • Restoration will begin the week of May 18th and reopen fully by the end of the week.

2nd Street S., between Portland Avenue S. and Chicago Avenue S.:

  • Crews are working eastward along 2nd Street S.
  • Crews will be working at the intersection of Portland Avenue S. and 2nd Street S.
  • Southbound Portland Avenue S. will be detoured, but northbound Portland Avenue S. will remain open.

Near the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 11th Avenue S.:

  • Crews will begin working at this intersection on Monday, May 18th.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.​

5/6/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Near the intersection of 1st Street N. and 1st Avenue N.:

  • Crews are working eastwards along 1st Street N. toward just west of Hennepin Avenue.
  • Parking is not be allowed along 1st Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to Hennepin Avenue
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained, but there is no through traffic on 1st Avenue N.

Near the intersection of 1st Street S. and 2nd Avenue S.:

  • Crews are working southwards along 2nd Avenue S.
  • 1st Street S., from Marquette Avenue S. and 2nd Avenue S. is being restored.
  • From Monday, May 11th to Monday, May 25th, northbound 2nd Avenue S. traffic will be closed at the intersection of 2nd Street S. and 2nd Avenue S. One southbound 2nd Avenue S. lane will remain open.
  • There will be no through traffic at this intersection on 2nd St S. Please follow the posted detour.

2nd Street S., from 5th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.:

  • Crews are working eastward along 2nd Street S.
  • From Wednesday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 13th, crews will be working at the intersection of Portland Avenue S. and 2nd Street S. One westbound 2nd Street S. lane will be open. Eastbound 2nd Street S. will be detoured.
  • Beginning Monday, May 11th and continuing for the next three weeks, crews will be working along 2nd Street S., between Portland Avenue S. and Chicago Avenue S. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. No parking will be allowed in the areas of construction.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

4/24/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

April 24 to May 1:

  • Crews continue working along the south side of 1st Street S., from Marquette Avenue S. to 2nd Avenue S. Parking will not be allowed in this area as construction progresses. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Restoration to follow.

Beginning April 27:

  • Crews crossed the intersection of 3rd Avenue N. at 2nd Street N. Temporary road restoration will follow in this area. The southern parking and bike lane on 3rd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to Washington Avenue N. will be closed during construction.
  • Construction continues along 2nd street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 2nd Avenue N. Construction will occur in the east parking lane for northbound 2nd Street N. traffic. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Construction will occur overnight as needed.

Beginning April 28:

  • Crews will be turning the corner of 2nd Avenue N. and 1st Street N.
  • Construction will continue eastwards along 1st Street N., from 2nd Avenue N. to just west of Hennepin Avenue.
  • Parking will not be allowed in this area as construction progresses. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

Beginning April 29:

  • Construction will begin along 2nd Street S., from 5th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.
  • Crews will be working from the centerline to the north sidewalk on 2nd Street S.
  • Pedestrians will be detoured to the south sidewalk on 2nd Street S. Parking will not be allowed in this area as construction progresses. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

Beginning May 4 to approximately May 14:

  • Crews will begin working southwards along the west side of 2nd Avenue S., from 1st Street S. to 2nd Street S.
  • Parking will not be allowed in this area as construction progresses. Two-way traffic will be merged to the east side of the road.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

4/10/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two  authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will continue installing natural gas pipeline in the following locations:

Monday, April 13th: 

  • Hennepin Avenue will reopen in both directions.

April 13 to April 24:

  • The corner of 2nd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to 1st Street N. will be closed. Please follow the posted detour.

Beginning April 13:

  • Crews will begin installing natural gas transmission pipe along the south side of 1st Street S., from Hennepin Avenue to 2nd Avenue S. Parking will not be allowed in this area as construction progresses. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

April 13 to April 24:

  • The driving lane and sidewalk on 3rd Avenue N., west of 2nd Street N. will reopen.
  • The southern parking and bike lane on 3rd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to Washington Avenue N. will be closed during construction.

April 15 to April 29:

  • Construction will continue along 2nd street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 2nd Avenue N. A lane shift will occur in the area of construction from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained. Construction will occur overnight as needed.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

For further information, please contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you.

4/3/2015 Update

MN Limited, LLC. and Michels Corporation, two  authorized CenterPoint Energy contractors, will begin installing natural gas pipe on Monday, April 6th in the following locations:

April 6 to April 24:

  • The corner of 2nd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to 1st Street N. will be closed for one month. Please follow the posted detour.
  • The intersection of southbound Hennepin Avenue and 1st Street N. will reopen Monday, April 6th.

April 6 to April 12:

  • Construction will occur on northbound Hennepin Avenue and 1st Street S. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on northbound Hennepin Avenue.

April 6 to April 20:

  • Construction will occur on 3rd Avenue N., working from 1st Street N. to Washington Avenue N. The southern parking and bike lane on 3rd Avenue N. will be closed during construction.
  • Construction will occur in the middle of the road on 2nd street N., from 3rd Avenue N. to 1st Avenue N. A lane shift will occur in the area of construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Construction will occur overnight as needed.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures.

For further information, please contact Ashley Osteraas at 612-321-5546 or Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com. Thank you.

3/23/2015 Update

On Monday, March 30th, the downtown Minneapolis construction project will begin. Crews from MN Limited, LLC., an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin construction in the following locations:

  • 2nd Avenue N., from 2nd Street N. to 1st Street N. will be closed for two weeks. Please follow the posted detour.

  • The intersection of southbound Hennepin Avenue and 1st Street N. will be closed from Monday, March 30th to Monday, April 6th. Traffic will be detoured to 1st Street N. and 1st Street S. Northbound Hennepin Avenue will always be maintained.

Construction signs will be posted today in the areas of construction. Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and any anticipated road or lane closures. Thank you.


3/10/2015 Update

In order to enhance the long-term safety and reliability of our gas distribution system, CenterPoint Energy will be replacing almost 2 miles of natural gas pipeline along various streets on the north edge of downtown Minneapolis beginning this spring, 2015.

CenterPoint Energy representatives will be meeting with neighborhood groups, community associations, businesses and city officials to discuss the project, answer questions and determine if there are things that can be done to minimize the inconvenience this may cause for businesses, residents and commuters within the areas of construction.

For presentation inquiries, questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Osteraas at Ashley.Osteraas@centerpointenergy.com or 612-321-5546.

Thank you in advance for your patience while construction is taking place. This work is part of CenterPoint Energy’s ongoing commitment to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas now and into the future.

Please continue to visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts or text-to-subscribe for updates by sending CNP DOWNTOWN to 468311.

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