Project Status - Minneapolis - McNair Avenue N., 23rd Avenue N. and Glenwood Parkway

5/17/2019
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed approximately 60 percent of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s “McNair Avenue N., 23rd Avenue N. and Glenwood Parkway.”

The crews have installed natural gas main along Glenwood Parkway/Xerxes Avenue N., McNair Avenue N. and 23rd Avenue N. between Xerxes Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. Currently the crews have closed these roads to through traffic. The exceptions are the following:

  • Currently drivers can go northbound and southbound on Upton, Thomas and Sheridan Avenues N.
  • On Tuesday, May 21, the crews will open the intersection of 23rd Avenue N. and Queen Avenue N. and McNair Avenue N. from Upton Avenue N. to just west of Sheridan Avenue N. and from just west of Vincent Avenue N. to Xerxes Avenue N.
  • On Wednesday, May 22, the crews will close Sheridan Avenue N. to northbound and southbound traffic. We appreciate your patience as we progress in construction. 



5/10/2019
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are progressing in CenterPoint Energy’s project. Below is the progress:

What have the crews done so far?
  • The crews have installed natural gas mains along the following places: McNair Avenue N. between Xerxes and Vincent Avenues N., between Upton and Sheridan Avenues N., between Queen and Penn Avenues N., and at the intersection of 23rd Avenue N. and McNair.
  • The crews have continued to close 23rd Avenue N., McNair Avenue N. and Xerxes Avenue N. between Penn and Xerxes Avenues N. to through traffic. These closures will allow the crews to install the natural gas main and restore the roads affected by their construction. The exceptions are the following: Currently the intersections of Vincent, Thomas, Sheridan and Penn Avenues N. are open to northbound and southbound traffic. The crews will be closing Vincent Avenue N. on Thursday, May 16.
Where will the crews be?
  • Early in the week of May 13, the crews will be paving 23rd Avenue N. east from Queen Avenue N. The paving was delayed due to weather.
  • At 23rd Avenue N. and McNair Avenue N., the crews continue to perform pipe-related work. The crews are continuing to install the natural gas main west from McNair Avenue N. and Upton Avenue N. The paving at Thomas Avenue N. has been delayed due to weather.
  • Paving of the affected roads is following the natural gas main work. The progress of paving has been delayed due to weather. 



5/7/2019
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed 33 percent of the project’s natural gas main. 



5/3/2019
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are progressing in CenterPoint Energy’s project. Below is the progress:

  • The crews have installed natural gas mains along 23rd Avenue N. between Penn and Queen Avenues N. and along McNair Avenue N. between Sheridan and Thomas Avenues N. and between Vincent and Washburn Avenues N.
  • The crews have currently closed 23rd Avenue N., McNair Avenue N. and Xerxes Avenue N. between Penn and Xerxes Avenues N. to through traffic. Currently the intersections of Vincent, Upton, Sheridan and Penn Avenues N. are open to northbound and southbound traffic. These closures will allow the crews to install the natural gas main and restore the roads affected by their construction.
  • The closure exceptions will be the following: Thomas Avenue N. will be opened on May 8 after paving is complete. Upton Avenue N. will be closed beginning on May 9. 



4/12/2018
Crews from Minnesota Limited, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been performing the following construction during the week of April 8:

  • For the first half of this week, the crews will close Russell Avenue N. and Sheridan Avenue N. between 21st Avenue N. and 23rd Avenue N. During these closures, residents can access Russell Avenue N. from 21st Avenue N. and Sheridan Avenue N. from 24th Avenue N.
  • For the second half of the week, the crews will close 23rd Avenue N. between Sheridan Avenue N., McNair Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N. and McNair Avenue N. between Sheridan Avenue N. and Russell Avenue N. The crews will alternate closing and opening Queen Avenue N. and Sheridan Avenue N. respectively.
  • The dates and locations are subject to change due to the weather, the crew’s progress and agreements between CenterPoint Energy and the city of Minneapolis. 


4/12/2018


Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
From the week of April 8 to late July 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Minnesota Limited, will be replacing natural gas mains along the following streets in Minneapolis:

  • McNair Avenue N. between Glenwood Parkway and Russell Avenue N.
  • 23rd Avenue N. between McNair Avenue N. and the alley between Queen Avenue N. and Penn Avenue N.
  • Glenwood Parkway between Golden Valley Road and McNair Avenue N.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Construction will occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once. Lane and road closures are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.
  • If any closures are necessary, they will be minimized. Local access will be maintained.
  • CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor will restore the areas affected by its construction—typically the boulevard, lawn, sidewalk and road.

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:

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

Please reference the project name or number 83817889 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.