Project Status - Minneapolis - Howe, Longfellow and Seward Neighborhoods


8/26/2019

  • On Friday, August 23, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, finished replacing all the natural gas mains for this project.
  • By the end of this week the crews will finish connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. The City of Minneapolis’s contractor will perform a mill and overlay this year.
  • We appreciate your patience as we progress in construction. 



8/9/2019

Natural gas main installations
Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, delayed the end date for finishing the natural gas main installations. The final main installation is taking place on E. 37th Street from Minnehaha Avenue to 38th Avenue S. and will continue for approximately two more weeks.

So far the crews have installed main on 36th Avenue S. between E. 25th Street and E. 34th Street and on E. 35th Street between 41st and 43rd Avenues S.

Natural gas service line connections
The crews are connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains on 36th Avenue S. between E. Lake Street and E. 34th Street and are following the route of the main installation crew. The rest of the project’s service line connections are expected to last through August, pending weather and the crews’ progress.

Restoration
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following behind the Michels Corporation crews to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation. We appreciate your patience as we progress in construction. 



7/29/2019

Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the installed mains in the Sanford area. Currently the crews are on 36th Avenue S. moving south from the 2800 block. During this week they anticipate working in the Lake Street block. The remaining connections for the project, which will occur along 36th Avenue S. between Lake Street and E. 34th Street, are anticipated to last into August. The connections along the project area south of E. 34th Street are complete. 


7/26/2019

By approximately August 7, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will have finished the natural gas mains installations for this project. Currently the crews are installing natural gas main on the north side of E. 37th Street, working east from Minnehaha Avenue toward 38th Avenue S. While parking and pedestrian traffic are restricted on the north side of this project area, they are open on the south side. 


7/12/2019

This week, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, are finishing the natural gas main installation on E. 28th Street between 29th and 36th Avenues S. and are connecting it to existing natural gas mains in the area. In the week of July 15, the crews will install natural gas main on 36th Avenue S. between E. Lake Street and E. 34th Street. 


7/3/2019

By approximately Wednesday, July 10, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will have installed natural gas main along E. 28th Street between 29th and 36th Avenues S. and the 2700 block of 36th Avenue S. After that the crews will be installing natural gas main on the 3100 and 3200 blocks of 36th Avenue S. 


6/14/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed natural gas main on 36th Avenue S. from E. Lake Street to E. 28th Street. They will begin installing natural gas main on E. 29th Street working from 36th Avenue S., going block by block. 


The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines in the project area south of E. 34th Street, particularly along 40th and 41st Avenues S. They will be done with this area within approximately two weeks. 


6/4/2019

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has begun installing natural gas main along 36th Avenue S. While CenturyLink is locating its underground utilities along 36th Avenue S. between E. 25th Street and E. 28th Street, Michels Corporation will begin the natural gas main installation from E. Lake Street working north to E. 28th Street. These few blocks of installation will take approximately one and a half weeks. Then Michels Corporation plans to install natural gas main between E. 25th Street and E. 28th Street. 


While the crews are installing natural gas main on the east side of 36th Avenue S., parking will be available on the west side. Currently parking and pedestrian traffic are closed where active construction is occurring on the east side of 36th Avenue S. As the crews move north, they will move the no parking signs with them. 



5/24/2019

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have 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 34th and 38th Streets E. and between Minnehaha Avenue and 42nd Avenue S.

The crews are estimating that the remaining service line connections in this area will take approximately two more weeks. Following Michels Corporation are crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor. For approximately three or four weeks, Q3 Contracting will be restoring the blacktop areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. Any lawns or boulevards affected by Michels Corporation’s construction will be restored after the blacktop is restored.

In the week of June 3, the crews will begin installing natural gas mains along 36th Avenue S. The crews will start at E. 25th Street working south. The installation from E. 25th Street to E. 27th Street will take approximately one and a half weeks. As the natural gas main is installed along 36th Avenue S., the crews will connect the natural gas service lines to the installed mains. 


5/16/2019

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. 



5/13/2019


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

From the week of April 15 to within August 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. For more information on the city’s work, please visit its “Street Resurfacing Program” web page.

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.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

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.