Project Status - Montgomery - Mill Avenue NE Neighborhood


10/22/2019

  • Late last week, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, began restoring the soft surfaces affected by the work of Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor. The restoration is occurring in the northern half of the project.
  • Early this week crews from Michels Corporation anticipate connecting the rest of the natural gas service lines to the new mains in the northern half of the project.
  • In the middle of this week, the crews plan to start connecting the natural gas service lines to the new mains in the southern half of the project. The service line connections in the southern half is expected to take approximately four weeks. 



10/18/2019

  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, finished the project’s natural gas main replacements.
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains, following the main crew’s route. 



10/11/2019

  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, continued to replace natural gas main along Oak Avenue, Elm Avenue and some of the alleyways that branch from Oak Avenue.
  • The crews anticipate finishing the natural gas main replacements within this weekend or early in the week of October 14, pending weather and the crews’ progress. 
  • The service line connection crew is following the main crew’s route. 



10/4/2019

  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, continued to replace natural gas main on Oak Avenue SE from 2nd Street SE to 5th Street SE. Another crew began connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains on Mill Avenue NE and 2nd Street NE.
  • Next week the crews plan to continue replacing natural gas main on the north side of Oak Avenue from the railroad tracks to 2nd Street SW, and in the alleys east and west of 1st Street S. Afterward, the crews will return to Elm Avenue to connect the new mains to the existing intersecting mains.
  • The crews anticipate finishing the natural gas main replacements within the week of October 7 or 14, pending weather and the crews’ progress.  



9/27/2019

  • In the week of September 16, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains on Mill Avenue and 1st Street.
  • In the week of September 23, the crews are replacing the final natural gas mains in the northern section of the job. They are also starting to replace natural gas mains on the southern section of the job on both sides of Elm Avenue from 5th to 2nd Streets.
  • In the week of September 30, the crews will start replacing natural gas main on Oak Avenue. In the northern section, they will finish connecting the new mains to the existing intersecting mains. They will also begin connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains. 



9/18/2019

  • This week, the crews are replacing natural gas mains on both sides of 2nd and 3rd Streets from Mill to Hickory Avenues.
  • In the week of September 23, the crews plan to replace natural gas mains on both sides of Mill Avenue from 5th to 1st Streets and on 1st Street from Hickory to Linden Avenues. 


9/6/2019

Revised start date: On Monday, September 9, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin replacing the natural gas mains at Hickory Avenue and 2nd Street, working south to Mill Avenue. 


8/30/2019

In the middle of the week of September 2 after Labor Day, crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will begin replacing the natural gas mains at Hickory Avenue and 2nd Street, working south to Mill Avenue. 



8/28/2019

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

From the week of September 4 to mid-November 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor will be replacing natural gas mains and connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains in Montgomery along selected streets between Oak Avenue and Hickory Avenue and between 2nd Street NW and 5th Street NE. 

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:

Communications Specialist
  • Hannah Gullickson – 612-321-5546
Information Hotline
Restoration Questions

Please reference the project name or number 89176174 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.