Project Status - Minneapolis - Windom Neighborhood



11/24/2020

  • CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are finishing the 2020 portion of the project.
  • Crews from Michels Corporation finished connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will put down temporary winter erosion control in the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. In 2021, the crews will return for permanent restoration.
  • The crews will not work from November 26 to 29. We wish you a safe and well holiday weekend! 



11/11/2020

Last week, crews from Michels Corporation finished the project’s natural gas main replacement. On November 6, the crews opened Diamond Lake Road from Lyndale to Nicollet Avenues. By November 13, the crews will open Diamond Lake Road from Nicollet to Stevens Avenues.

Within the week of November 16, a separate crew from Michels Corporation will finish connecting the natural gas service lines to the mains on Garfield, Harriet, Grand and Pleasant Avenues between 53rd Street W., Minnehaha Parkway and Diamond Lake Road W.

We appreciate your patience as we upgraded our natural gas system. We wish you a safe and well season. 



11/4/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, resumed the natural gas service line connections in the Windom Neighborhood. From the week of October 26 into the week of November 16, they will have connected the service lines on Garfield, Harriet, Grand and Pleasant Avenues between 53rd Street W., Minnehaha Parkway and Diamond Lake Road W. The crews will make appointments with the customers whose service lines will be connected.

Currently the crews are working on Garfield and Harriet Avenues S. and on 53rd Street W. Then they will move to Grand and Pleasant Avenues S.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. If the weather isn’t conducive for permanent restoration, the crews will temporarily restore the areas with winter erosion control. They will return in 2021 for permanent restoration. Please see our Restoration Practices page for examples of restoration. 



9/22/2020

This week, crews from Michels Corporation will finish the service line work south of Diamond Lake Road. Crews from Q3 Contracting are following behind to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 


9/18/2020

As of this week, CenterPoint Energy has postponed the natural gas service line work in the Windom Neighborhood along the following streets:

  • Garfield, Harriet, Grand and Pleasant Avenues between Diamond Lake Road and 53rd Street W.
  • 53rd Street W. between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the confusion. This season, our authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will permanently restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation, including the yards, boulevards, sidewalks and road. Further communication will be sent closer to the time when the natural gas work will resume.

In the week of September 21, the crews plan to finish connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains south of Diamond Lake Road. The natural gas main replacement on Diamond Lake Road between Lyndale and Stevens Avenues S. will continue into late fall of this year.

Again, we appreciate your patience and wish you a well and safe season.



9/18/2020

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are continuing to work along Diamond Lake Road:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation have replaced the natural gas main up to Pleasant Avenue. They are currently working at the intersection of Pleasant and Diamond Lake Road. At the end of the week of September 21, the crews anticipate replacing the main up to Pillsbury Avenue S.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting are restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work from Harriet Avenue S. to the east side of Grand Avenue S. This area should be complete by September 22. By September 23, traffic control will be removed and open for traffic.



9/14/2020

Natural gas service line work
The crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have connected most of the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains. Throughout the project’s routes, a few of the remaining blocks include the following: 5400 and 5600 blocks of Harriet Avenue S.; the 5400 and 5500 blocks of Pleasant Avenue S.; 5700 and 5800 blocks of Garfield Avenue S.; 5600 block of Grand Avenue S.; and a few houses on Pillsbury, Blaisdell and 1st Avenue S.

The crews will be performing service line work on the project’s streets north of Diamond Lake Road between Lyndale and Pleasant Avenues. The crews anticipate that within September, if not October, the project’s natural gas work and restoration should be complete. The exception will be the natural gas main replacement and restoration on Diamond Lake Road. 



9/14/2020

Natural gas main work on Diamond Lake Road

  • This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing the natural gas main between Grand and Pleasant Avenues on Diamond Lake Road.
  • Restoration is complete from Lyndale to Harriet Avenues, and traffic control devices has been removed from Lyndale to Garfield Avenues.
  • By September 22, the crews are planning to have restored Diamond Lake Road from Harriet Avenue to the west side of Grand Avenue, and to have removed the traffic control devices from that area.



9/10/2020

This afternoon, the City of Minneapolis will finish the asphalt between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues on 54th Street W. This area will open tomorrow afternoon to allow the asphalt to cure.

In the middle of the week of September 14, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin restoring the hard surfaces on Diamond Lake Road from Harriet to Grand Avenues. This area is expected to be complete by September 22. 



9/10/2020

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are continuing to work in the Windom Neighborhood. Crews from Michels Corporation are connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains on Harriet, Pleasant, Pillsbury and Garfield Avenues S. south of Diamond Lake Road. Crews from Q3 Contracting are working throughout the project. Currently they are focusing on Pillsbury and Pleasant Avenues.


9/8/2020

The crews are planning to open the closure of 54th Street W. between Lyndale and Garfield Avenues on September 9 or 10, pending weather and the crews’ progress. While Q3 Contracting is pouring the concrete on 54th Street W., the City of Minneapolis will pour the asphalt. 


9/2/2020

South of Diamond Lake Road
CenterPoint Energy anticipates that the natural gas work for this project south of Diamond Lake Road will be finished within four weeks. This work includes connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains south of Diamond Lake Road. Currently, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are working on Pillsbury, Harriet and Pleasant Avenues.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
 
Diamond Lake Road
Crews from Q3 Contracting are currently paving 54th Street W. between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues. This area is anticipated to be open by September 8 or 9. Then the crews will close Diamond Lake Road between Grand and Wentworth Avenues for approximately two and a half weeks. This closure will accommodate the natural gas main replacement and the restoration of the road.



8/31/2020

Diamond Lake Road
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, performed the preliminary work at Wentworth, Nicollet and Stevens Avenues. The intersections have been restored and the traffic control devices have been removed.

Diamond Lake Road is currently closed between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues. This closure accommodates the natural gas main replacement and the restoration of the road. After Labor Day, the crews will move the closure to Diamond Lake Road between Grand and Wentworth Avenues. This section will take approximately two and a half weeks to complete.

During this time, local businesses are open. We appreciate your patience as we continue to upgrade our natural gas lines. 



8/27/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, connected the natural gas service lines to the new main along Grand Avenue S. between Diamond Lake Road and 57th Street W. 

On the 5700 block of Pleasant Avenue S., the crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipate restoring the sidewalks in the week of August 31. The restoration of the grass and boulevards is anticipated to begin in the week of September 7 or 14, pending weather and the crews’ progress. 



8/26/2020

CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors are continuing to work in the Windom Neighborhood. Crews from Michels Corporation are connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main along Harriet Avenue S. working north from 59th Street W. and along Pleasant Avenue working south from 56th Street W. Crews from Q3 Contracting are continuing to follow Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 


8/20/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new main along the project’s route. The natural gas service lines have been connected on Wentworth Avenue south of Diamond Lake Road.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to follow Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 



8/14/2020

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been performing preliminary work for the natural gas main replacement that will begin in the week of August 17. At the cross streets along Diamond Lake Road, the crews have been connecting the new natural gas mains to the existing intersecting ones.
  • The intersection of Diamond Lake Road and Wentworth Avenue has been blacktopped. The traffic control devices should be removed today on Friday, August 14.
  • The intersection of Diamond Lake Road and Nicollet Avenue will have blacktop on August 17 and 18. The traffic control devices should be removed by the afternoon of August 19.
  • At the intersection of Diamond Lake Road and Stevens Avenue, the crews will connect the intersecting natural gas mains from August 18 to 24. The intersection will have blacktop on August 25 with the traffic control devices removed on August 26.
  • Updated traffic plan: On Thursday, August 20, the crews plan to fully close Diamond Lake Road between Lyndale and Grand Avenues. This closure is expected to last for approximately four weeks to accommodate the natural gas main replacement and the restoration of the road. In this closure, there will local access only.
  • Residents whose driveways face Diamond Lake Road can access their properties. The crews will be on site to help residents and businesses with accessing their properties.



8/12/2020

The crews are currently connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains on Wentworth, Pleasant, Pillsbury and Grand Avenues S. In the week of August 17, the crews expect finish the service work on Wentworth Avenue S. On Grand Avenue S., the crews are working north of Diamond Lake Road.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 



8/11/2020

Until approximately Friday, August 14, the crews have closed Harriet Avenue from Diamond Lake Road to 53rd Street.

For approximately three or four business days for the first half of the week of August 17, the crews will work along Diamond Lake Road at Wentworth, Nicollet and Stevens Avenues to put the existing natural gas mains out of service.



8/10/2020

Windom Neighborhood
Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, finished connecting the service lines to the new mains on the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Wentworth Avenue. The natural gas work is complete on 54th Street E., 1st Avenue S., Stevens Avenue S. and the alleyway for E. Minnehaha Parkway. The crews are currently working along Grand Avenue S. between 56th Street W. and Diamond Lake Road.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. They restored the sidewalks, yards, boulevards and blacktop road on Stevens Avenue S.; the sidewalks, yards and boulevards on 1st Avenue S.; and the sidewalks and yards on 54th Street E.

54th Street W.
In the middle of the week of August 17, crews from Michels Corporation will close 54th Street W. between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues S. The closure is anticipated to last for approximately two or three weeks to allow for the natural gas main replacement and the restoration of the road. During this time, northbound and southbound traffic will be open on Lyndale Avenue S. Drivers can travel to and from Harriet Avenue and Diamond Lake Road. The north and south sidewalks of 54th Street W. will be closed in areas of active construction.

The crews will be on site to help residents and businesses with accessing their properties. The closures on Diamond Lake Road will progress east toward Stevens Avenue S. for three blocks at a time. 



8/4/2020

This week, a crew from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main on Grand Avenue S. They are working between 56th Street W. and Diamond Lake Road W.


7/30/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new main along the project’s route. Currently they are working on the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Wentworth Avenue S. and on Pillsbury Avenue S. between 56th Street W. and Diamond Lake Road.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following Michels Corporation’s route, restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. 



7/24/2020

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Project description: From the week of August 10 to late October 2020, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform work along 54th Street W. and Diamond Lake Road W. between Lyndale and Stevens Avenues S. The crews will start at Lyndale Avenue S., working east toward Stevens Avenue S. While Michels Corporation will replace the natural gas main, Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.
 
Traffic impacts: Approximately two or three blocks will be closed at a time. While Michels Corporation will close two blocks at a time, Q3 Contracting will restore the third block immediately after the natural gas work is done on that block. 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. The crews will work with residents and businesses on maintaining local access. Detour routes will be posted for any respective closures. 



7/22/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect the natural gas service lines to the new main along the project’s route. They have connected most of the service lines on the following streets:

  • 1st Avenue S. between Stevens Avenue S. and 54th Street E.
  • Stevens Avenue S. between 1st Avenue S. and 54th Street E.
  • 54th Street E. between Nicollet and Stevens Avenues S.
  • Nicollet Avenue S. between 58th Street E. and Diamond Lake Road

This week the crews are moving to Pillsbury Avenue S. 



7/9/2020

Where are the crews now?

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have connected the natural gas service lines to the new main on 1st Avenue S. between Stevens Avenue S. and 54th Street E. They are connecting service lines on Stevens Avenue S. between 1st Avenue S. and 54th Street E. 


Where will the crews be?

CenterPoint Energy anticipates that from late July to mid-October 2020, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors will perform work along 54th Street W. and Diamond Lake Road W. between Lyndale and Stevens Avenues S. The crews will start at Stevens Avenue S., working west toward Lyndale Avenue S. Approximately two or three blocks will be closed at a time. While Michels Corporation will close two blocks at a time, Q3 Contracting will restore the third block immediately after the natural gas work is done on that block.
 
CenterPoint Energy is coordinating the details and timing with Minneapolis Public Works and Traffic. 



6/30/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect the project’s natural gas service lines to the new mains along the streets mentioned in the 6/19/2020 update.  


6/19/2020

On June 24, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the project’s new mains. The crews will start on the following streets:

  • 1st Avenue S. between Stevens Avenue S. and 54th Street E. and between 58th and 56th Streets E.
  • Stevens Avenue S. between 1st Avenue S. and 54th Street E.

The crews will stage their equipment on Stevens Avenue S.



5/20/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished the project’s natural gas main installations.

In early summer, the crews will return to the site to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. 



5/19/2020

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will connect natural gas service lines to the new mains this season. As a reminder, here is CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 protocol regarding service line work:

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:
 

The purpose of this flyer is to advise that with customer permission, crews will now enter homes to complete necessary gas meter work. If you choose not to allow crews to enter your home, gas service will not be interrupted, and we will reschedule for a time better suited to concerns you may have. Crews will continue to replace service lines. 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.



5/15/2020

  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the natural gas main along the following streets: under the west sidewalk of 1st Avenue S. from 54th Street E. to Stevens Avenue S.; under the south sidewalk of 54th Street E. from Nicollet to Stevens Avenues S.; and across 58th Street E. east of Nicollet Avenue.
  • In the week of May 18, the crews from Michels Corporation will return to these streets to connect the new main to the existing intersecting ones.
  • The crews also connected the new natural gas main to the existing intersecting ones at the following intersections: 1st Avenue S. and Diamond Lake Road; Stevens Avenue and 58th Street E.; and Nicollet Avenue and 56th Street E.
  • Tomorrow on Saturday, May 16, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will restore 58th Street W. and open the closure.
  • On May 18, the crews will close one or more lanes while maintaining traffic at 54th Street E. and Nicollet Avenue.
  • In the week of May 18, the crews anticipate finishing the project’s natural gas main replacements. 



5/11/2020

  • Last week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the natural gas main on the following roads: Diamond Lake Road between Pillsbury and Blaisdell Avenues; 58th Street E. between Nicollet and Stevens Avenues S.; on 1st Avenue S. between Diamond Lake Road and 58th Street E.; and on 56th Street E. between Nicollet and 1st Avenues S.
  • This week the crews will return to 1st Avenue S., 58th Street E. and 56th Street E. in the aforementioned areas to connect the newly installed main to the existing intersecting ones.
  • For one or two days beginning on Wednesday, May 13, the crews will close 58th Street E. from Nicollet to 1st Avenues S. to replace the natural gas main and connect the new main to the existing intersecting ones.
  • Also this week, the crews will replace the natural gas main under the west sidewalk of 1st Avenue S. between 54th Street E. and Stevens Avenue S. and under the south sidewalk of 54th Street E. between Nicollet and Stevens Avenues S. During active construction, the crews will restrict parking on the side of the road where the crews are working. 



5/1/2020

  • This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the natural gas main under the west sidewalk of Wentworth Avenue S. from 58th to 59th Streets W.
  • In the week of May 4, the crews will replace natural gas main on Diamond Lake Road between Pillsbury and Blaisdell Avenues S. When the crews cross one intersection at a time along Diamond Lake Road, flaggers will direct traffic, which will be reduced to one lane.
  • Also next week, the crews are preparing to replace the natural gas main on 58th Street E. between Nicollet and Stevens Avenues S. and on 1st Avenue S. between 58th and 56th Streets E. After the preparation is complete in the week of May 4 or 11, the crews will close 58th Street E. between Nicollet and 1st Avenues S. to through traffic for approximately a few business days. Residential access will be maintained. 



4/29/2020

  • In the week of April 13, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains under the east sidewalk of Pillsbury Avenue S. from 58th to 59th Streets W. and of Wentworth Avenue S. from Diamond Lake Road to 58th Street W.
  • In the week of April 20, the crews replaced natural gas main under the east side of Blaisdell Avenue S. from Diamond Lake Road to 58th Street W. and under the north side of 57th Street W. from Blaisdell to Nicollet Avenues S.
  • This week, the crews are replacing natural gas main under the west sidewalk of Wentworth Avenue S. from 58th to 59th Streets W.
  • In the week of May 4, the crews will replace natural gas main on Diamond Lake Road between Pillsbury and Blaisdell Avenues S. When the crews cross one intersection at a time along Diamond Lake Road, flaggers will direct traffic, which will be reduced to one lane. 



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. Please see our flyer here: 


4/14/2020

This week, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing natural gas mains under the east sidewalk of Pillsbury Avenue S. from 58th to 59th Streets W. and under the east sidewalk of Wentworth Avenue S. from Diamond Lake Road to 58th Street W. During this time, pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the west side of these roads. Parking will be limited on the side of the road where the crews are working. 


4/6/2020

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: In November 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractors began the Windom Neighborhood project. This year the project will last from April 13 to late summer 2020. Crews from Michels Corporation will replace the remaining natural gas mains and connect the remaining natural gas service lines to the new mains. Crews from Q3 Contracting will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work.


Installing replacement gas mains: 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 as 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. The meter, whether it is currently inside or outside, will not be disrupted. 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.
 
At a later date, the crews will come back to add the new meter onto the service line.
 
Traffic impacts: Work will occur in segments rather than all at once. Although there won’t be any major road closures, the crews will work on one side of the road at a time. 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.


12/16/2019

Due to weather, the crews’ progress and agreements between CenterPoint Energy and the City of Minneapolis, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will resume the natural gas main installations in 2020. As of last week, the crews replaced the project’s natural gas mains in the following areas:

  • Between Lyndale and Wentworth Avenues S. and between 53rd and 59th Streets W.
  • 56th Street W. between Grand and Blaisdell Avenues S.
  • Blaisdell Avenue S. between 54th and 56th Streets W.

In 2020, the crews will connect the natural gas service lines to the new mains.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are temporarily restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. They anticipate finishing temporary restoration into December and, if necessary, January. In 2020, Q3 Contracting will return to permanently restore these areas. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page



12/4/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been replacing natural gas mains along the project’s route between Lyndale and Pleasant Avenues S. Below are additional details:

  • Tomorrow on December 5, the crews will begin replacing the main on Pillsbury Avenue S.
  • On December 9 for about a week, the crews will be replacing mains on Wentworth and Blaisdell Avenues S.
  • From December 10 to 13, the crews will be replacing mains along Diamond Lake Road from Grand to Blaisdell Avenues S. During this time, flaggers will be on site directing traffic.
  • In the week of December 16, the crews anticipate replacing the remaining mains between Nicollet and Stevens Avenues. 
  • The crews anticipate replacing the project’s mains by December 20. In 2020, the crews will return to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains.
In 2019, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will temporarily restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. In 2020 Q3 Contracting will return to permanently restore these areas. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page



11/14/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have been replacing natural gas mains for the Windom Neighborhood project, working from the west side of the project heading east.
  • The crews are currently replacing mains on 53rd Street W. between Lyndale and Harriet Avenues. They will work on Garfield, Harriet and Grand Avenues, working south from 53rd to 59th Streets W.
  • Then they will replace main on 56th Street W., working from Grand to Blaisdell Avenues; Pleasant Avenue working south from 53rd to 59th Streets W.; and 59th Street W. between Grand and Pleasant Avenues.
  • The remaining project streets east of Pleasant Avenue are anticipated to occur in 2020. 




10/29/2019

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains, connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, and move any inside residential meters outside in Minneapolis’s Windom Neighborhood. The project will begin in the week of November 4, last into December, return in spring 2020, and last into the summer of 2020. The dates and locations are coordinated between CenterPoint Energy and the City of Minneapolis.

Due to weather, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be temporarily restoring any of the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction in 2019. In 2020, Q3 Contracting will return to permanently restore these areas. Please see our restoration web page for examples of temporary and permanent restoration.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Residents and local businesses will have access to their properties.
  • 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.

  • CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Q3 Contracting, will restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction—typically the boulevard, lawn, sidewalk and road.

How may the natural gas service 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.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. For any questions, you can contact one of the following resources:
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Please reference the project name or number 91194154 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.