​​​​​​​​Minneapolis - I-35W from E. 18th Street to E. 25th Street

​​​Scheduled Start Date: October 31, 2016

​​​​Project Description​​​

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be installing about 4,000 feet of natural gas distribution main along Interstate 35W, Clinton Avenue S., 4th Avenue S. and 5th Avenue S. from E. 18th Street to E. 25th Street. The construction is expected to begin on October 31 and will take approximately one month. (See map below.) 

CenterPoint Energy’s project is happening prior to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT)​ project, which will last from about 2017 to 2021. Please view their website​ for more details.

What does this mean for residents?

CenterPoint Energy will also be connecting about 40 gas service lines to the new main. (A gas service line is a small pipe connecting the resident’s gas to the main line in the street.) Existing gas service lines will be connected to the gas main. Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service.

Crews may have to dig in some residents’ properties in the utility easement to achieve this task. If a resident’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will be responsible for restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. This is at no cost to the customer or resident of the construction area.​

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For specific timeline on the construction area, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369. For general construction questions about the project, please call our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546.​