​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Minneapolis ​- McKinley Street NE to Taylor Street NE


10/18/2017

CenterPoint Energy has completed construction on its McKinley Street NE and Taylor Street NE project in Northeast Minneapolis. Restoration of the areas affected by its construction has been finished by CenterPoint Energy’s contractor Q3 Contracting. The traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy's work have been removed from the project site.

Further construction is being done by road contractors from the City of Minneapolis for the city’s Waite Park Neighborhood Concrete Street Rehabilitation​ project. For more information on the progress of its construction, please visit the city’s website.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank the residents for their patience during the construction process.



9/22/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have finished connecting all the natural gas service lines to the installed natural gas mains on this project. Work by Michels Corporation was finished on Wednesday, September 13.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. Hard surface restoration will be complete by Friday, September 29. Soft surface restoration will be complete by Friday, October 6, weather pending.
  • Restoration will complete CenterPoint Energy’s work on the McKinley Street to Taylor Street NE project in Minneapolis.



8/25/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis:

Phase 2
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently connecting the natural gas service lines to the mains installed on the west side of the project. Their work on the west side will be done by Friday, September 15. This concludes the work done by Michels Corporation on the entire project.
Phase 3
  • Within the week of August 28, crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will have restored the hard and soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction in the east side of the project. 
  • On Wednesday, August 23, the crews began restoring the hard surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction on the west side of the project. Within the week of August 28, the crews will start restoring the soft surfaces affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction in the west side of the project. Taylor Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and 31st Avenue NE will be the first street to have soft-surface restoration.
  • CenterPoint Energy’s hard and soft surface restoration will last until October 2017. Hard surface restoration will happen prior to soft surface restoration.



8/17/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis:

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in connecting natural gas service lines to the installed natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • The crews have finished on Pierce Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and 31st Avenue NE.
  • By Friday, August 18, or early into the week of August 21, the crews plan to finish connecting natural gas service lines on Fillmore Street NE and Buchanan Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and 31st Avenue NE.
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines on Lincoln Avenue NE between 36th Avenue NE and 31st Avenue NE. They will continue working on Lincoln Avenue NE in this area into the week of August 21.
Phase 3
  • Crews from Q3, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restori​ng the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction on the east side of the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project. 



8/3/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis:

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the installed gas mains along the following streets:

  • Pierce Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and 31st Avenue NE
  • McKinley Street NE between 37th Avenue NE and St. Anthony Parkway

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the areas affected by construction as crews from Michels Corporation finish each street. Crews from Q3 are currently in the east side of the project, where the natural gas mains were installed and the natural gas service lines are being connected. The crews will transition to the west side of the project as crews from Michels Corporation are finishing Phase 2 on each street.

Information on parking and lane restrictions will remain the same according to the update published below from July 21, 2017.



7/21/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis:

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation have finished connecting natural gas service lines to the mains installed on the east side of the project. The crews are continuing to work on the west side of the project. Currently the Phase 2 crews are connecting service lines to the following streets on the west side:

  • Taylor Street NE between 32nd Avenue NE and 36th Avenue NE
  • Fillmore Street NE between 31st Avenue NE and 36th Avenue NE
  • ​Pierce Street NE between 31st Avenue NE and 36th Avenue NE

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the areas affected by construction in the east side of the project, where the natural gas mains were installed and the natural gas service lines were connected. The crews will transition to the west side of the project as crews from Michels Corporation are finishing Phase 2 on each street.

Parking lanes are restricted in areas where active construction is occurring, but the streets are open to traffic. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.



7/14/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis.

Phase 1
Crews from Michels Corporation have finished Phase 1 of the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Minneapolis. The natural gas mains have been installed on both the east and west sides of the project.

Phase 2
Crews from Michels Corporation have finished connecting natural gas service lines to the mains installed on the east side of the project. The crews are continuing to work on the west side of the project. Currently the Phase 2 crews are connecting service lines to the following streets on the west side:

  • Taylor Street NE from 32nd Avenue NE working north to 36th Avenue NE
  • ​Pierce Street NE from 36th Avenue NE working south to 31st Avenue NE

Phase 3
Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the areas affected by construction in the east side of the project, where the natural gas mains were installed and the natural gas service lines were connected.

Parking lanes are restricted in areas where active construction is occurring, but the streets are open to traffic. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.



6/29/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis.

Important note: There will be no construction July 1 to 4 to observe Independence Day. Safety barricades, barrels and cones will remain up wherever there are open excavations. Construction will resume on Wednesday, July 5.  

Phase 1
The crews installed natural gas main along the northbound curb side of Buchanan Street NE from 36th to 35th Avenues NE. They are currently installing main along the northbound curb side of Lincoln Street NE from 31st Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE for the week of June 26.

On Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7, the crews will return to Buchanan Street NE along the southern side of the intersection of 35th Avenue NE to finish construction work on the new main. Below are the traffic plans:

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on 35th Avenue NE during active construction.
  • Buchanan Street NE will be closed for half of a block just south of 35th Avenue NE.
  • ​During the day, the crews will cover any excavations with steel plates. During the night, the crews will open Buchanan Street NE to traffic and keep any excavations covered with steel plates.

Phase 2
The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the mains installed on McKinley, Cleveland, and Benjamin Streets NE from 36th to 29th Avenues NE. In addition, they’re working on Taylor Street NE from 36th to 31st Avenues NE. They will continue working on Taylor Street NE through the weeks of June 26 and July 5.

Phase 3
While Phases 1 and 2 are happening, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the sidewalk panels in areas where Michels Corporation has already worked. Parking lanes are restricted in areas where active construction is occurring, but the streets are open to traffic. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. 



6/23/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project in Northeast Minneapolis.

Phase 1
The crews have been installing natural gas main along the southbound curb side of Lincoln Street NE from 36th Avenue NE to 31st Avenue NE. Beginning the week of June 26, they will resume installing natural gas main along the northbound curb side of Buchanan Street NE from 36th to 35th Avenues NE. They will finish the installation on Buchanan Street NE by Friday, June 30.

Phase 2
The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the mains installed on McKinley, Cleveland, and Benjamin Streets NE from 36th to 29th Avenues NE. The crews are finishing Phase 2 on Benjamin Street NE. In addition, the crews have begun connecting natural gas service lines to the mains installed on Taylor Street NE at 33rd Avenue NE.

Phase 3
While Phases 1 and 2 are happening, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the sidewalk panels in areas where Michels Corporation has already worked. Parking lanes are restricted in areas where active construction is occurring, but the streets are open to traffic. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. 



6/16/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are continuing to work on Phase 1 in the west side of the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project and Phase 2 in the east side of the project:

Phase 1
The crews will finish installing natural gas main on Pierce Street NE by early within the week of June 19. After Pierce Street NE is done, the crews will finish installing natural gas main on Buchanan Street NE from 36th Avenue NE to 35th Avenue NE by Friday, June 23. They may also begin installing natural gas main on Lincoln Street NE during the week of June 19, if not the following week.

Phase 2
The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the mains installed on Cleveland, Benjamin and McKinley Streets NE from 36th to 29th Avenues NE. When these streets are finished with Phase 2, the Phase 2 crews will move onto the west side of the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project.

Phase 3
While Phases 1 and 2 are happening, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the sidewalk panels in areas where Michels Corporation has already worked. Parking lanes are restricted in areas where active construction is occurring, but the streets are open to traffic. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. 



6/9/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently working on Phase 1 in the west side of the project and Phase 2 in the east side of the project.

Phase 1
The crews installed natural gas main on Fillmore Street NE from 31st to 36th Avenues NE.

They are currently installing main on Pierce Street NE and will continue working on Phase 1 on Pierce Street NE until June 23.

  • Until the first half of the week of June 12, the crews will be installing main on the southbound curb side of Pierce Street NE, starting at 31st Avenue NE working north toward 36th Avenue NE. When they’re finished on the southbound curb, they will move onto the northbound curb side of Pierce Street NE, starting at 36th Avenue NE going south to 31st Avenue NE. They plan to finish Phase 1 on Pierce Street NE from 31st to 36th Avenue NE by June 23.

While the crews are working on Pierce Street NE, they will also be installing main on the northbound curb side of Buchanan Street NE from 36th to 35th Avenues NE during the week of June 19.

Phase 2
While the Phase 1 crews are working in the west side, the Phase 2 crews are working in the east side of the project concurrently on the following streets:

  • Cleveland Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • Benjamin Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • ​McKinley Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE​

Wherever active construction is occurring, the crews have closed the parking lanes on the side of the street where they’re working. Parking is available on the opposite side of the street.

Phase 3
While Phases 1 and 2 are happening, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the sidewalk panels in areas where the Phase 2 crews have finished their work. 



6/2/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are continuing construction on the McKinley Street NE and Taylor Street NE project in Northeast Minneapolis.

Phase 1

In the west side of the project, the crews installed natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • The eastbound curb side of 36th Avenue NE from Taylor Street NE to Buchanan Street NE
  • The southbound curb side of Fillmore Street NE between 35th Avenue NE and 36th Avenue NE

Starting the week of June 5, the crews will install gas mains on the northbound curb side of Fillmore Street NE going from 36th Avenue NE south toward 31st Avenue NE.

Phase 2

In the east side of the project, the crews have been connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains in the same streets since the week of May 18:

  • Cleveland Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • ​Benjamin Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
 


5/25/2017

There will be no construction on Monday, May 29, to observe Memorial Day. Construction will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Any open excavations will be covered by safety barricades, barrels and cones.

Phase 1

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will be finishing the natural gas main installation on Fillmore Street NE during the week of May 29. They will also be installing mains on 36th Avenue NE from Polk Street NE to Buchanan Street NE.

Phase 2

The crews are currently connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains along Cleveland Street NE along the following streets:

  • Cleveland Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • ​Benjamin Street NE from 29th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE


5/18/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are continuing to work on Phase 1 in the west side of the Northeast Minneapolis project and Phase 2 in the east side. (Please see our Map of Construction​ for the affected streets.)

Where are the crews now?

Phase 1

  • The crews finished installing natural gas mains on the eastern (northbound) lane on McKinley Street NE from 36th Avenue NE to St. Anthony Parkway. ​
  • Currently the crews are installing mains on the western (southbound) lane on Taylor Street NE, going north from 32nd Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE. 

Phase 2
  • ​The crews are working on Cleveland and Benjamin Streets NE between 36th Avenue NE and St. Anthony Parkway. They are working concurrently from the north and south ends, meeting in the middle of Cleveland and Benjamin Streets NE respectively.

Where will the crews be next?

  • For the rest of this week and early into the week of May 22, the crews will install mains on the eastern (northbound) lane on Taylor Street NE, going south from 36th Avenue NE to 32nd Avenue NE.
  • After the crews are finished installing mains on Taylor Street NE, they will begin installing mains on Fillmore Street NE. They will start on the western (southbound) lane of Fillmore Street NE, going north from 31st Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE.​



5/12/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are finishing work on the new natural gas mains in the east side of the project, which includes the streets between Cleveland Street NE, Stinson Bouelvard NE, 36th Avenue NE and St. Anthony Parkway (Phase 1).

Beginning today on Friday, May 12, the crews will begin installing gas mains on the west side of the project. They will start on the eastern (northbound) lane of Taylor Street NE, going north from 32nd Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE. After they are finished with Taylor Street NE, they will move westward to Fillmore Street NE.

The crews are also continuing to connect natural gas service lines on the east side of the project (Phase 2).​


5/5/2017

Where are the crews now?

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, finished installing natural gas mains on Benjamin Street NE from 36th Avenue NE to 29th Avenue NE (Phase 1).

The crews are now working on installing natural gas mains on the west side (southbound) of McKinley Street NE. One crew is working at the north end from 36th Avenue NE going south; another crew is working at the south end from St. Anthony Parkway going north. After the crews are done installing gas mains on the west side of McKinley Street NE, they will work on the east side (northbound) of McKinley Street NE between the same avenues.

Where will the crews be next?

Near the end of the week of May 8, the crews will start installing gas mains in the alley south of 29th Avenue NE from Cleveland to McKinley Streets NE.

Starting the week of May 15, the crews will be installing gas mains on Taylor Street NE between 36th and 31st Avenues NE. This will be in the western side of the project. ​



4/27/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, installed the new natural gas main on Cleveland Street NE from 36th Avenue NE to 29th Avenue NE (Phase 1).

The crews are now working to install new gas mains on the curb side of northbound Benjamin Street NE (Phase 1). Two crews are working simultaneously on either end of Benjamin Street NE: one is at 36th Avenue NE working south; the other is at 29th Avenue NE working north.

Also, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are starting to restore the street pavement on Cleveland Street NE from the north end coming south to 29th Avenue NE.

Parking is restricted where active construction is occurring, but parking is available on the opposite side of the street from where the crews are working. This restriction will apply to every street where the crews are working on the McKinley Street NE to Taylor Street NE project. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.



4/20/2017​

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are continuing to install natural gas mains on Cleveland Street NE, working from the north and south ends from 36th Avenue NE and 29th Avenue NE respectively (Phase 1). They plan to finish installing mains on Cleveland Street NE by the middle of the week of April 24. After the crews finish installing mains, they will start Phase 2 on Cleveland Street NE, which is connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains.

Meanwhile, the crews have also started installing mains on Benjamin Street NE, starting north at 36th Avenue NE and south at 29th Avenue NE and working to meet in the middle of Benjamin Street NE. They are working on the west side of Benjamin Street NE. This will continue for the next few business days.



4/12/2017

During this project, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will apply the following parking restrictions:

  • In areas where there is active construction, the crews will close one side of the street. They will leave the other side open for parking.
  • The crews will post “No Parking” signs on the streets they will be working on. The signs will be posted a day in advance.
  • ​When the crews are done working on one side of the street, they will remove the “No Parking” signs and move the signs to the next street where they’ll be working.

Currently for the week of April 10, the crews are working on the east side of Cleveland Street NE between 36th and 29th Avenues NE. 


4/11/2017

Where are the crews now, and what are the parking restrictions?

For the week of April 10, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, have been working on Phase 1 on the east side of Cleveland Street NE. They’ve started south at 29th Avenue NE going north to 36th Avenue NE. By Friday, April 14, they plan to finish the east side and switch to the west side of Cleveland Street NE, installing new mains for Phase 1.

Currently, one crew is working south at 29th Avenue NE, going north on the east side of Cleveland Street NE. Starting tomorrow on Wednesday, April 12, another crew will work north on the east side of Cleveland Street NE at 36th Avenue NE, going south until they meet with the southern crew.

While the crews are working on the east side of Cleveland Street NE, they are closing the east parking lane. Cars can park on the west side of Cleveland Street NE.

When the crews move to the west side of Cleveland Street NE, they will remove parking restrictions on the east side and close the west parking lane during active construction. Cars can then park on the east side of Cleveland Street NE.

Where will the crews be next week?

Starting the week of April 17, the crews will be installing new mains (Phase 1) on 36th Avenue NE from west to east, starting at Cleveland Street NE and ending around McKinley Street NE by the end of that week.​



3/30/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin construction on the McKinley and Taylor Streets NE project this Wednesday, April 5. 

They will begin work on Phase 1, which is installing the natural gas distribution main, at the corner of Cleveland Street NE and 29th Avenue NE. 

More updates will be provided on this Project Status updates page.



3/15/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis the week of April 5, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until October 2017. (Any changes in project dates will be noted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains on the east side of the project, which is from Cleveland Street NE to McKinley Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and 29th Avenue NE. They will then finish with the west side of the project, which is from Taylor Street NE to Lincoln Street NE between 36th Avenue NE and St. Anthony Parkway.

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.​

Construction typically happens in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer's gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction--typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer's yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also 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, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042.