​Project Status - Minneapolis - West Broadway

11/28/2017
Construction is finished on CenterPoint Energy’s “West Broadway” project in Minneapolis. Construction began on October 16, 2017, and was finished by today on Tuesday, November 28. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed the natural gas main along W. Broadway Avenue between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street N. The crews have also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed main.
  • Crews f​rom Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have temporarily restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. Permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018. The traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work have been removed from the project site.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process and wish you a Happy Holiday season!




11/20/2017
CenterPoint Energy will be finishing construction in its West Broadway project by Tuesday, November 28. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed the natural gas main along W. Broadway Avenue between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street N.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have been temporarily restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. The traffic barriers associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed from the project site by Wednesday, November 22, or Tuesday, November 28, when the crews will be finished. Permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process. Have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!




11/10/2017
CenterPoint Energy is progressing in construction on its West Broadway project. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have installed the natural gas main along W. Broadway Avenue between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street N.
  • Currently the crews are currently connecting the main to the existing mains along the construction route. The crews are also connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed main along the construction route.
  • The ​crews have restored the areas where parts of the construction project have been finished. The traffic barriers have been removed from those parts of the construction site. The entrance into Cub Foods at Aldrich Avenue N. is currently open. 




10/27/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have been installing the natural gas main along W. Broadway Avenue between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street N. since Monday, October 16. Below are the construction details:

  • The crews are not working today on Friday, October 27, on account of the snowy weathe​r. Construction will resume tomorrow on Saturday, October 28, at Aldrich Avenue S.
  • From Monday, October 30, to about Thursday, November 2, the crews will be installing the natural gas main at Lyndale Avenue S. During this time, there will be one northbound lane and one southbound lane open on Lyndale Avenue S.
  • From November 2 to 7, the crews will set up traffic barriers at 4th Street N. and place detour signs to redirect drivers to 4th Street N. On these days, the crews will be installing the natural gas main there.
  • On weekdays and weekends, the crews are working between the hours of 7:00 a.​m. and 5:00 p.m. until the project’s completion. The only exception is from November 4 to 6, when there will be no construction. The entrance into Cub Foods will be open from November 4 to 6.​




10/12/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing the natural gas main along W. Broadway Avenue between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street N. on Monday, October 16.

The following traffic plan will remain up until the project is complete. As construction progresses, there will be additional closures that will be reopened prior to the project’s completion. Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website:

  • The crews will be setting up traffic barriers along eastbound West Broadway Avenue from just west of Aldrich Avenue N. to just east of 4th Street N.
  • The sidewalk along eastbound West Broadway Avenue in this area will be closed during active construction. Detour signs will lead pedestrians to the westbound sidewalk of West Broadway Avenue.

  • The entrance into Cub Foods’s parking lot at Aldrich Avenue N. will be closed during active construction. Signs will lead customers to Cub Foods’s Lyndale Avenue N. entrance. ​



9/28/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minneapolis the week of October 12, 2017. Project construction is expected to last for six weeks. (Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along West Broadway between Aldrich Avenue N. and 4th Street.

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

Construction will happen in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the natural ga service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer's gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction--typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer's yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also 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, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.