Project Status - Minneapolis - Pennhurst Area Paving Project


9/17/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the newly installed natural gas mains. Currently the crews are on James Avenue S. between 54th and 58th Streets W. for several weeks and on Morgan Avenue S. between 57th and 58th Streets W.


8/30/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the newly installed natural gas mains. The crews are finishing service line work on all the project’s streets between 56th and 58th Streets W. and are beginning to work on service lines north of W. 56th Street. 


8/23/2019

  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, did not close westbound W. 56th Street from Oliver to Newton Avenues S. since they were able to perform their work within the parking lane. On August 27, parking will resume on westbound W. 56th Street.
  • Within next week the crews plan to finish work related to the natural gas mains. This will include connecting the new mains to the existing intersecting ones. The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. 



8/20/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been connecting natural gas service lines to existing natural mains within the project area.
  • The crews performed connections along Morgan Avenue S. between 55th and 56th Streets W. and along Logan Avenue S. between 56th and 57th Streets W. The crews are currently performing connections on Knox Avenue S. between 56th and 57th Streets W.
  • For approximately two more weeks the crews will be connecting service lines to existing natural gas mains. Afterward the crews will begin connecting service lines to the new mains. 



8/19/2019

  • Last week the crews finished replacing natural gas main on Oliver Avenue S. and connected the new main to the existing intersecting mains on Newton and Morgan Avenues S. at 54th, 56th, 57th and 58th Streets W.
  • This week the crews are replacing natural gas mains on W. 56th Street from Penn to Newton Avenues S. From Monday, August 19 to approximately Friday, August 23, westbound W. 56th Street will be closed from Oliver to Newton Avenues S. to accommodate construction. During this time, parking will not be available on W. 56th Street on that stretch or on the west side of Newton Avenue S. from W. 56th Street to W. 57th Street. The detour will divert westbound traffic south on Newton Avenue S., west on W. 57th Street, and north on Penn Avenue S.
  • Within approximately the weeks of August 19 and 26, the crews will be replacing natural gas mains on Logan, Knox and James Avenues S. They will also connect these new mains to the existing intersecting mains. 



8/12/2019

  • Last week, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, replaced natural gas main on Logan, Morgan, Newton and Oliver Avenues between W. 56th Street and W. 58th Street.
  • This week the crews are connecting the new main to the existing intersecting mains along W. 57th Street. Afterward the crews will replace main on Oliver Avenue S. between W. 54th Street and W. 56th Street. “No Parking” signs will be placed in areas of active construction only.
  • From Monday, August 19 to approximately Friday, August 23, westbound W. 56th Street will be closed from Oliver to Newton Avenues S. to accommodate construction. During this time, parking will not be available on W. 56th Street on that stretch or on the west side of Newton Avenue S. from W. 56th Street to W. 57th Street. The detour will divert westbound traffic south on Newton Avenue S., west on W. 57th Street, and north on Penn Avenue S.
  • The remaining natural gas main replacements along the project route north of W. 56th Street will last into the rest of August. 



8/6/2019

As of Friday, August 2, the crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have replaced natural gas main on the following streets:

  • W. 57th Street from Knox to Irving Avenues S.
  • James Avenue S. from W. 56th Street to W. 58th Street
  • W. 58th Street from James Avenue S. to Sunrise Drive

During the week of August 5, the crews are connecting the new natural gas main on W. 57th Street to the existing intersecting mains between Irving and Penn Avenues S., working west from Irving to Penn Avenues S. 



7/26/2019

  • Since Wednesday, July 24, Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have been installing natural gas main along the north side of W. 57th Street, working from Penn Avenue S. toward Irving Avenue S. They anticipate reaching Irving Avenue S. within the week of July 29 if they don’t reach it this week.
  • Afterward the crews will install natural gas main on James Avenue S. going south from W. 57th Street to W. 58th Street and on W. 58th Street from James to Irving Avenues S.
  • In all areas of construction, no parking signs will be placed as needed.



7/19/2019

Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will begin installing natural gas mains for the Pennhurst Avenue Paving Project in the week of July 22. The crews will begin on W. 57th Street, working east from Penn Avenue S. to Irving Avenue S. After that they will install natural gas mains on the project’s streets from Sunrise Drive to Oliver Avenue S.


7/5/2019

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

From the week of July 22 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 in the Pennhurst Neighborhood. 

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Residents and local businesses 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 outside the limits of the city’s project—typically the boulevard, lawn, sidewalk and road.
  • Further construction will be done by road contractors for the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its web page.

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 88220340 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.