​​Project Status - Minnetonka - Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5)

8/31/2017
Crews from CenterPoint Energy finished the Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) project.

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, finished installing the natural gas mains in the week of June 19, 2017. The mains have been installed along the curb side of the following streets:

  • Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) from Druid Lane to Fairchild Avenue
  • Druid Lane
  • Meadow Lane
  • The Mall
  • Fairlawn Drive
  • Elmwood Place
  • ​Moorland Road

The crews also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains mentioned above.

Further construction has been in progress by road contractors from Hennepin County for the county’s “Minnetonka Boulevard Repaving and Restriping​” project. For more information, please visit their website.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process.




6/19/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) project.

  • Early within the week of June 19, the crews are finishing the installation of the natural gas main along the westbound curb side of Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) from Druid Lane to Fairchild Avenue (Phase 1).
  • When the main is finished on Minnetonka Boulevard, crews from Michels Corporation will begin Phase 2 along the construction route where the natural gas mains were installed.
  • ​Phase 3 will begin when Phase 2 is finished. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will restore the areas affected by construction. 



6/9/2017
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, began construction on the Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) project yesterday on Thursday, June 8.

What have the crews done so far and where are they now?

The crews installed natural gas main on Fairlawn Drive south of Minnetonka Boulevard (Phase 1). They are currently on Meadow Lane and Minnetonka Boulevard.

When active construction is occurring on Minnetonka Boulevard, the crews will be closing the westbound shoulder from Druid Lane to Fairchild Avenue for the week of June 12, 2017. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

There are no lane closures on the streets where construction is occurring south of Minnetonka Boulevard.

Where will the crews be next?

The crews will be finished installing main on the Minnetonka Boulevard project by June 23. After the Phase 1 crews are finished with their work, the Phase 2 crews will begin connecting the natural gas service lines to the new main. ​



5/31/2017​ 

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Minnetonka on June 8, 2017, prior to the start of Hennepin County's Minnetonka Boulevard Repaving and Restriping​ project. CenterPoint Energy's construction is expected to last until the week of July 10, 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this "Project Status" page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the following streets (see map below):

  • Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) from Druid Lane to Fairchild Avenue
  • Druid Lane
  • Meadow Lane
  • The Mall
  • Fairlawn Drive
  • Elmwood Place
  • ​Moorland Road
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 gas 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.