Project Status - Minneapolis - Nokomis Area


11/15/2019

Natural gas main installations
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to replace natural gas mains along the project’s streets south of 54th Street E.

Service line connections
The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines between 50th and 54th Streets E. and between 28th and 31st Avenues S., as well as Woodlawn Boulevard and 26th Avenue S.

Restoration
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to follow Michels Corporation’s route, temporarily restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page.



11/8/2019

Natural gas main installations
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along the project’s streets between Minnehaha Parkway and 54th Street E., as well as Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue. The crews will be replacing mains along the project’s streets south of 54th Street E.

Service line connections
The service line crews are following the main crews’ routes. Some of the areas include 29th and 30th Avenues S. between Minnehaha Parkway and 52nd Street E., as well as Woodlawn Boulevard and 26th Avenue S.

Restoration
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to follow Michels Corporation’s route, temporarily restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page. 



10/31/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Within the first or second week of December, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipate replacing the final of the project’s natural gas mains.
  • Currently the crews are replacing mains between 54th Street E. and Minnehaha Parkway and between 29th and 33rd Avenues S., in addition to Woodlawn Boulevard at 26th Avenue S. When they are done in this area, they will transition to the project’s southeastern corner south of E. 54th Street between Nokomis Avenue and 34th Avenue S.
Service line connections
  • The crews are connecting residents’ natural gas service lines to the new mains, closely following the main crews’ routes. The crews are currently in the project’s northwest corner, primarily along 30th Avenue S. between 52nd Street E. and Minnehaha Parkway.
Restoration
Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have restored the following areas:

  • The concrete work is done along Woodlawn Boulevard from 52nd to 56th Streets E. and along most of Shoreview Avenue.
  • The crews have restored the yards and boulevards with black dirt and seed along 52nd Street E. between 27th Avenue S. and Woodlawn Boulevard.
Temporary restoration
  • Due to weather, the crews are beginning to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction with temporary restoration. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page.
  • Many of the areas that received permanent concrete restoration should expect to receive permanent soft surface restoration. If the crews are unable to perform permanent soft surface restoration in 2019, they will apply hydroseed in 2019 and return in 2020 to replace with black dirt and seed.
  • Any concrete areas that have yet to receive permanent restoration will receive temporary asphalt restoration in 2019 and permanent restoration in 2020. In these areas, the affected lawns and boulevards will receive hydroseed in 2019 and black dirt and seed in 2020.  



10/23/2019

Natural gas main installations
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along both sides of the project’s streets from 29th to 33rd Avenues S. between 50th Street E. and Minnehaha Parkway. The crews will be replacing main on Minnehaha Parkway from Woodlawn Boulevard to 34th Avenue S. and in the project’s streets from 29th to 34th Avenues S. between 52nd and 54th Streets E.

Service line connections
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains in the following areas for the next several weeks:
    • 30th Avenue S. between 50th and 52nd Streets E.
    • Between 50th and 54th Streets E. and between 31st and 34th Avenues S.
    • Between 49th and 53rd Streets E. and between 29th and 33rd Avenues S.
Due to the crews’ progress, weather and agreements between CenterPoint Energy and the City of Minneapolis, the project’s natural gas main work is expected to last into December 2019. We appreciate your patience as we replace our infrastructure. 



10/16/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished replacing most of the natural gas mains along the streets between 28th Avenue S. and Woodlawn Boulevard and between 50th and 54th or 56th Streets E.
  • Currently they are working between 29th and 31st Avenues S. and between 50th and 54th Streets E. for several weeks.
Service line connections
  • The crews are working in the following areas for the next several weeks:
    • 30th Avenue S. between 50th and 52nd Streets E.
    • Between 50th and 54th Streets E. and between 31st and 34th Avenues S.
    • Between 49th and 53rd Streets E. and between 29th and 33rd Avenues S. 



10/7/2019

Natural gas main replacements
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along the north and south sides of Keewaydin Place, E. 51st Street and Weenonah Place between 31st and 34th Avenues S. They also connected the new mains to the existing ones on 26th Avenue S. and E. 52nd Street.
  • This week the crews plan to replace the rest of the natural gas main on E. 52nd Street between Woodlawn Boulevard and 33rd Avenue S. When one crew is done in this area, they will transition to the streets from 29th to 31st Avenues S. between 50th and 52nd Streets E.
  • The crews are currently replacing natural gas mains on 29th and 30th Avenues S. Over this weekend, the crews will work on 30th Avenue S. near Keewaydin Elementary School.
Natural gas service line connections
  • The crews are connecting the final of the natural gas service lines to the new mains on Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue. When these connections are done, the crews will put the existing natural gas mains out of service in these areas.
  • The crews are currently connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains on 26th and 27th Avenues S. and on E. 54th Street, moving north on 27th Avenue S. 



9/24/2019

Natural gas main replacements
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • The north side of Keewaydin Place between 31st and 34th Avenues S.
  • E. 52nd Street from Woodlawn Boulevard to 29th Avenue S.

The crews will continue to replace natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • E. 54th Street from Woodlawn Boulevard to 27th Avenue S.
  • 26th Avenue S. at Woodlawn Boulevard
  • The south side of Keewaydin Place between 31st and 34th Avenues S. (After this area is done with main replacements, the crews will move onto both sides of E. 51st Street between 31st and 34th Avenues S. and then Weenonah Place between 31st and 34th Avenues S.)
  • Both sides of 27th Avenue S. between 50th and 52nd Streets E. (This area will be done with main replacements next week.)

Natural gas service line connections
The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains on Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue.



9/13/2019

Currently a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to replace natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • E. 52nd Street from Woodlawn Boulevard to 33rd Avenue S.
  • East and west sides of 26th Avenue S. between 52nd and 54th Streets E.

When the crews are done replacing natural gas main on E. 52nd Street, they will transition to the northbound and southbound streets from 29th and 31st Avenues S. between Keewaydin Place and Weenonah Place. They will also replace natural gas main on 26th Avenue S. between E. 52nd Street and Woodlawn Boulevard and on Woodlawn Boulevard between Shoreview Avenue and 27th Avenue S. (also Woodlawn Boulevard).

For several weeks the crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines on Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue between 52nd and 56th Streets E. 

This weekend the crews will accommodate the St. Helena Daze Parade by removing equipment from the parade’s route on E. 52nd Street.



9/6/2019

  • Currently a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing natural gas mains on both sides of 26th Avenue S. between 52nd and 54th Streets E. They will be in this area for approximately three weeks.
  • Within the week of September 9, an additional Michels Corporation crew will begin replacing natural gas main on E. 52nd Street from Woodlawn Boulevard to 33rd Avenue S.
  • For several weeks the crews are connecting natural gas service lines on Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue between 52nd and 56th Streets E. 



8/28/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to work on the west side of 27th Avenue S. between 50th and 54th Streets E. and on the alley between 26th and 27th Avenues S. from 51st to 52nd Streets E.
  • When they are finished with this area, they will install natural gas main on E. 52nd Street, working east toward 33rd Avenue S.
  • In the week of September 2 after Labor Day, the crews will begin connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main installation crew’s route. 



8/23/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been connecting the new main to existing intersecting mains along Shoreview Avenue at E. 52nd Street and E. 56th Street and along E. 52nd Street at 27th Avenue S.
  • By approximately the end of the week of August 26, the crews will have replaced natural gas mains and connected them to existing intersecting mains along the following streets: Woodlawn Boulevard from E. 50th Street to E. 54th Street; 26th Avenue S. from E. 52nd Street to E. 54th Street; and E. 52nd Street from 26th Avenue S. to just east of 27th Avenue S.
  • When they are finished with these areas, they will begin replacing natural gas mains in the area that spans the following streets: between E. 50th Street and E. 52nd Street and between 29th to 34th Avenues S. 



8/16/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along the following streets: Woodlawn Boulevard from E. 52nd Street to E. 56th Street; Shoreview Avenue between E. 52nd Street and E. 56th Street; and E. 53rd Street and E. 54th Street between Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue.
  • Next week the crews will begin replacing natural gas main on E. 52nd Street between Woodlawn Boulevard and 28th Avenue S.  
  • During active construction, parking will be available on the opposite side of the street from where crews are working. The crews will move the “no parking” signs as they progress. 



8/2/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin the Nokomis Area job this Monday, August 5. For approximately three weeks, they will replace natural gas mains on the following streets:

  • Woodlawn Boulevard from E. 52nd Street going south to E. 56th Street
  • Shoreview Avenue between E. 52nd Street and E. 56th Street
  • E. 53rd Street and E. 54th Street between Woodlawn Boulevard and Shoreview Avenue
During active construction, parking will be available on the opposite side of the street from where crews are working. The crews will move the “no parking” signs as they progress. 



7/15/2019

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
  • From the week of August 5 to late fall 2019, 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 selected streets between E. Minnehaha Parkway and E. 54th Street and between Woodlawn Boulevard and 34th Avenue S.
  • Residents will have access to their properties.
  • 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.
  • CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

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.
  • In addition to the natural gas service line installation, some customers may also have their inside gas meters moved to the outside of their homes as part of CenterPoint Energy’s long-term improvement project called “Moving Gas Meters Outside.” Please click here to find out more about our project and click here to see a one-page fact sheet with photographs of a meter move. 

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.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

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

Please reference the project name or number 88104238 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.