Project Status - Minneapolis - Phillips Neighborhood


5/27/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced the natural gas main on 17th Avenue S.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. 



5/19/2020

On 14th Avenue S., crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been connecting natural gas service lines to the new main.

Restoration will follow the Michels crews’ route. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program.



5/11/2020

For the weeks of May 11 and 18, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will close 17th Avenue S. between 27th and 29th Streets E. For the majority of this time, eastbound traffic will be allowed on 28th Street E. For a limited time, the crews will close 28th Street E. to replace the natural gas main in that intersection. 


5/1/2020

Today crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will have replaced the natural gas mains along the following streets: 13th Avenue S. between 25th and 29th Streets E.; 14th Avenue S. between 25th and 31st Streets E.; and 17th Avenue S. between 29th and Lake Streets E.


4/24/2020

From April 28 to May 5, the crews will close 17th Avenue S. between 26th and 28th Streets E. Drivers will not be able to cross 17th Avenue S. at 27th Street E. during this time. 


4/21/2020

 
As social distancing practices and proper use of PPE, face masks and gloves have become normalized and as customers are willing to allow properly protected personnel into their homes to complete required work to modernize gas facilities, which is essential work, CenterPoint Energy authorized contractors will enter customer homes to complete work only with customer permission: 



4/21/2020

  • This week and early into the week of April 27, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains on 13th Avenue S. between 28th Street E. and Lake Street E. and on 14th Avenue S. between 28th and 31st Streets E.
  • For CenterPoint Energy’s 17th Avenue S. project, the crews are continuing to replace the natural gas main on 17th Avenue S. between 29th and 31st Streets E. The closure will be extended into the week of April 27. The crews have crossed Lake Street E.
  • For this week, the crews have closed 27th Street E. between 15th Avenue S. and Bloomington Avenue. At a later date, the crews will return to put the existing natural gas main out of order and may have to re-close this area temporarily. 



4/15/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced natural gas mains along the following streets: 17th Avenue S. between 29th and Lake Streets E.; 13th Avenue S. between 25th and 27th Streets E.; and 26th Street E. between 12th and 14th Avenues S.
  • By the end of the week of April 20, the crews will have replaced gas mains on 27th Street E. between 12th and 14th Avenues S. and on 14th Avenue S. between 25th and 31st Streets E.
  • In areas of active construction, parking is available on the opposite side of the street from where the crews are working. 



4/1/2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, CenterPoint Energy is delaying meter work that requires entering customer homes or disrupting customer gas service until further notice.
 
Project Description: CenterPoint Energy’s project is anticipated to last from the first week of April to fall 2020. Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains and connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s Street Resurfacing Program.
 
From the first week of April to early May, the crews anticipate replacing natural gas mains along the following streets in the following order. These will be the first in the project’s streets to have gas main replacements:
 
  • The western side of 17th Avenue S. from 29th Street E. to Lake Street E.
  • The eastern side of 13th Avenue S. from 25th Street E. working south to 29th Street E.
  • The western side of 14th Avenue S. from 25th Street E. working south to 31st Street E.
  • On 26th and 27th Streets E. between 12th and 14th Avenues S.
 
Installing replacement gas mains: CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be installing the replacement gas main on this project. According to the Governor of Minnesota’s order, gas main replacement is an essential work function. This allows for the modernization of related gas facilities. The gas main work requires excavations in various locations in the right-of-way (front yard) to facilitate the installation work.
 
Connecting service lines to the new mains: Due to coronavirus concerns, CenterPoint Energy is delaying work that requires entering customer homes, such moving gas meters outside. Gas service will not be interrupted. Crews will continue to replace service lines. A new service line will be replaced from the new main up to the resident’s home where the outside meter would be placed. (If the meter is outside, the service line will be connected to it.) Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement and next to your home to complete the task of service line replacement.
 
Traffic impacts: On the project’s roads with eastbound and westbound traffic, parking will be restricted on both sides in areas of active construction. On the project’s roads with northbound and southbound traffic, parking will be restricted on the side where the crews are working. Any road closures will be minimized. Lane and parking restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe. Local access will be maintained. 

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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.

For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:

Communication Specialist
  • 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or numbers 91668198 and 91248291 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.