6/4/2021

In the week of June 7 or 14, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will have finished the project’s natural gas main replacements. Today on June 4, they are finishing Irving and James Avenues S. In the week of June 7, they will move to Morgan Avenue S. before finishing at Russell Avenue S. The other Michels Corporation crews are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains.

5/19/2021

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have replaced the natural gas mains on Logan, Dupont and Bryant Avenues S. Last week they began replacing the main on Knox Avenue S.


The crews are currently connecting the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains. With the service line work completed on Bryant Avenue S., the crews are on the following streets for approximately the weeks of May 17 and 24: Oliver Avenue S.; 53rd Street W.; Colfax and Dupont Avenues S. between 53rd and 54th Streets W.; Girard Avenue S. between Minnehaha Parkway and 54th Street W.; Logan Avenue S. between 52nd and 53rd Streets W.; and Newton Avenue S.

5/7/2021

One crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced most of the natural gas main on Logan Avenue S. and will finish at 52nd Street W. They are replacing the main under the east sidewalk of Bryant Avenue S. Another crew is beginning to connect the natural gas service lines on Dupont Avenue S.

5/3/2021

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, plan to begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains tomorrow on Tuesday, May 4. One crew will start at Cromwell Court and work east. Another crew will start on Aldrich Avenue S. between 53rd and 54th Streets W. and on 53rd Street W. between Aldrich and Bryant Avenues S.

4/26/2021

On April 29, the crews will begin replacing the project’s natural gas mains, starting on the east side of Logan Avenue S. at 54th Street W. and working north. While the crews work for approximately two blocks at a time, parking and the sidewalk on the east side of Logan Avenue S. will be closed. On the west side of Logan Avenue S., parking and the sidewalk will be available.


Following the main crew is the service line replacement crew, connecting the service lines to the new main. The excavated sidewalk panels will have temporary gravel before and after the service line crew’s work is done. Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s South Burroughs Area Resurfacing.

Traffic Impacts

The crews will close Russell Avenue S. from Penn Avenue S. to 54th Street W. to through traffic. Although local residents can have access, parking will be restricted on both sides of Russell Avenue S. The sidewalks will be closed on Russell Avenue S. from Cromwell Drive to 54th Street W.

Project Description

Beginning on April 26 and lasting into fall 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis in the South Burroughs neighborhood in Minneapolis. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, connect the natural gas service lines to the new main, and move any inside residential meters outside, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work outside the limits of the City of Minneapolis’s South Burroughs Area Resurfacing.


The following streets will have main, service line and meter work: Russell Avenue S. between 54th Street W. and Cromwell Drive; Morgan Avenue S. between 53rd and 54th Streets W.; Logan, Knox, James and Irving Avenues S. between 51st and 54th Streets W.; Dupont Avenue S. between 53rd Street W. and Minnehaha Parkway W.; and Bryant Avenue S. between 54th Street W. and Minnehaha Parkway W.


The following streets will have service line and meter work without any main work: Cromwell Court; Cromwell Drive; 53rd Street W. between Russell and Morgan Avenues S. and between Aldrich and Humboldt Avenues S.; Oliver and Newton Avenues S. between 53rd and 54th Streets W; Morgan Avenue S. (meter work only) between 51st and 53rd Streets W.; Humboldt and Girard Avenues S. between 52nd and 54th Streets W.; and Fremont, Emerson, Dupont, Colfax, and Aldrich Avenues S. between 53rd and 54th Streets W.