Project Status - Minneapolis - Howe, Longfellow and Seward Neighborhoods
Since the week of April 15, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has been connecting natural gas service lines to existing natural gas mains and moving any inside residential meters to the outside of the homes along selected streets between 32nd Avenue S. and 39th Avenue S. and between E. 34th Street and E. 38th Street; and along 31st Avenue S. between E. 32nd Street and E. 34th Street.
Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
From the week of April 15 to within July 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has been and will continue to replace natural gas service lines in Minneapolis along selected streets in the Howe, Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods.
Since the week of April 15, the crews have been connecting natural gas service lines to existing natural gas mains and moving any inside residential meters to the outside of the homes. Within the week of May 20, the crews will begin replacing natural gas mains in addition to connecting natural gas service lines and moving inside meters outside.
CenterPoint Energy’s work will be done in coordination with the City of Minneapolis. CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction outside the city’s work—typically the boulevard, sidewalks and lawns. The city will pave the roads affected by construction in this area.
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.
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.
Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
- Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Please reference the project name or number 87700829 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.