Minneapolis - Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction

Scheduled Start Date: Early August 2018

Project Description

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 the Project Status page below. 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.