​Project Status - Minneapolis - Waite Park Concrete Rehabilitation

7/18/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in construction for its “Minneapolis – Waite Park Concrete Rehabilitation” project. Below are the details for this update:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are currently connecting natural gas service lines to the natural gas mains they installed for this project. They will finish the connections by Friday, July 20.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are following the Michels Corporation crews, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation including sidewalks, lawns and boulevards.



6/26/2018
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in construction for its “Minneapolis – Waite Park Concrete Rehabilitation” project. Below are the details for this update:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, finished installing all the natural gas mains for this project by Tuesday, June 19.
  • Af​ter the installed natural gas mains were activated, the crews began connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains. The crews will continue the connections for approximately the next three weeks.


5/25/2018

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin the Waite Park Concrete Rehabilitation project this Wednesday, May 30. Below are the construction details for this update:

  • For the weeks of May 26 and June 4, the crews will begin installing natural gas main along the east side (northbound) of Garfield Street NE from 33rd Avenue NE working north to 36th Avenue NE. Then they will install main along the north side (westbound) of 36th Avenue NE from Cleveland Street NE to Johnson Street NE.
  • Par​king will be available on the side of the street that is opposite from where the crews are working. 



5/25/2018

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Beginning on Wednesday, May 30, and ending within August 2018, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains, connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains, and moving inside gas meters to the outside of homes in Minneapolis’s Waite Park Neighborhood along the following streets:

  • 36th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Cleveland Street NE
  • 35th Avenue NE from Johnson Street NE to Ulysses Street NE
  • Ulysses Street NE from 33rd Avenue NE to 35th Avenue NE
  • Hayes Street NE from 34th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • Wilshire Place NE from 34th Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • Garfield Street NE from 33rd Avenue NE to 36th Avenue NE
  • Arthur Street NE from 33rd Avenue NE to 34th Avenue NE

This project will be done in coordination with the City of Minneapolis’s “Waite Park Neighborhood Concrete Street Rehabilitation (2017-2018)” project, which began in 2017 and will resume in Spring 2018. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated traffic impac​ts?

  • Residents will have access to their properties at all times. Parking will be available on the side of the street that is opposite from where the crews are working.
  • 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.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will restore the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.
  • The City of Minneapolis’s Public Works Department will restore street pavement.

How may the natural gas servi​ce 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.

Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For questions, you can call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369, our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042, or our Communication Specialist, Hannah Gullickson, at 612-321-5546. Please reference the project name or the number 84994724 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much. ​