Project Status - Minneapolis - Windom Neighborhood


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.