Project Status - Minneapolis - Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction

9/28/2018
CenterPoint Energy is making progress in its “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed natural gas mains along the following streets:
    • Roosevelt Street NE just south of Kennedy Street NE
    • Kennedy Street NE between Taft Street NE and Wilson Street NE
    • E. Hennepin Avenue between Roosevelt Street NE and Wilson Street NE
  • Currently the crews are installing natural gas main along Taft Street NE working north from E. Hennepin Avenue to Traffic Street NE. During this weekend, the crews will install natural gas main on Traffic Street NE at Taft Street NE.
  • During the week of October 1, the crews will finish the natural gas main installations and the service line connections along E. Hennepin Avenue, Taft Street NE and Traffic Street NE.
  • The crews anticipate finishing all the gas work by Sunday, October 7, or within the week of Monday, October 8.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. The areas where contractors from the City of Minneapolis will work in 2019 will be temporarily restored by Q3 Contracting. The city will continue its “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project in 2019. For more information on the project, please visit its website.



9/14/2018
CenterPoint Energy is making progress in its “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are installing natural gas mains on Kennedy Street NE between Taft Street NE and Wilson Street NE. They will continue for the weeks of September 10 and 17.
  • The crews are restricting parking in the areas where they’re working. No traffic is being impacted on the roads.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. Currently they are on McKinley Street NE from Kennedy Street NE to Summer Street NE and on Summer Street NE from McKinley Street NE to Stinson Boulevard NE. The restoration on these streets is expected to last into the week of September 17 and possibly September 24.
  • Contractors from the City of Minneapolis are working on Kennedy Street NE for the city’s “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project. For more information on the project, please visit its website.



8/21/2018
CenterPoint Energy is making progress in its “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project in Minneapolis. Below are the construction details:

  • On Wednesday, August 15, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began installing the natural gas mains for the project. They began on the north side of Kennedy Street NE from McKinley Street NE to Summer Street NE.
  • From today on Tuesday, August 21, to approximately Saturday, August 25, the crews will be installing natural gas mains on McKinley Street NE from Kennedy Street NE to Summer Street NE, and on Summer Street NE from McKinley Street NE to Stinson Boulevard NE. As they finish an area of the project and move onto another area, they will move the traffic signs with them. 


8/1/2018

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

Beginning in early August 2018 and ending in early Fall 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains and connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains in Minneapolis along the following streets:

  • Summer Street NE between McKinley Place NE and Stinson Boulevard NE
  • McKinley Place NE between Summer Street NE and Kennedy Street NE
  • Kennedy Street NE between McKinley Place NE and Wilson Street NE
  • Roosevelt Street NE between Kennedy Street NE and Traffic Street NE
  • Taft Street NE between Traffic Street NE and E. Hennepin Avenue
  • E. Hennepin Avenue between Roosevelt Street NE and Wilson Street NE

CenterPoint Energy’s work will be done in coordination with the City of Minneapolis’s “Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction” project. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Local businesses will have access to their properties at all times.
  • 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.

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. In addition, you can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources. Please reference the project name or number 86916725:

  • Information Hotline:
    • email: csv.constructionservices@centerpointenergy.com
    • phone: 612-321-5369
  • Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson:
    • phone: 612-321-5546
  • Restoration Department:
    • email: csv.restoration@centerpointenergy.com
    • phone: 612-321-5042

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.