Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have begun replacing the natural gas main on the west side of Upton Avenue N. from 53rd to 52nd Avenues N. In this area, Upton Avenue N. and 52nd Avenue N. are closed to through traffic and parking is restricted. The crews will continue working here for the rest of the week of June 7.

What will CenterPoint Energy do?

Beginning in early June and lasting into the summer of 2021, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will work in Minneapolis along the following roads: Upton Avenue N. between 52nd and 53rd Avenues N.; 52nd Avenue N. between Vincent and Upton Avenues N.; and Vincent Avenue N. between 51st and 52nd Avenues N.

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 Vincent Avenue N. Sanitary Sewer Improvement project.

What are the traffic impacts?

The crews will work on one side of the road at a time. One sidewalk will be open at a time. Parking will be restricted on the side of the road where the crews will work. When the crews work on Upton Avenue N., they will close the 5200 block of Upton Avenue N. to through traffic.