Project Status - North Mankato - Belgrade Neighborhood


12/3/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have finished the project’s natural gas work.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please visit our restoration web page



11/25/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. These connections are anticipated to last into this week before the Thanksgiving weekend and into the first week of December.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please visit our restoration web page



11/15/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, is continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. These connections are anticipated to last into the week of November 18 and, if necessary, early into the week of November 25.

Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please visit our restoration web page



11/8/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains. Prior to the connections, the crews call Gopher State One Call to mark underground utilities with spray paint or flags.

Before a resident’s service line is connected to the new main within the time frame of Minnesota Cold Weather Rule, the crews make an appointment with the resident. If residents in the project area have had their natural gas service lines connected to the new mains, they can remove the utility marking flags from their yards.



11/5/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipate that the remaining service line connections will last into late November. Currently the crews are between Lake and Center Streets and between Garfield Avenue and Park and Wheeler Avenues.
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, permanently restored the asphalt streets between Center and Range Streets and between Page and Belgrade Avenues. The crews are permanently restoring the asphalt streets between Belgrade and South Avenues and between Lee Boulevard and Center Street.
  • In these areas the crews are temporarily restoring the sidewalks with asphalt; in 2020 they will return with permanent concrete.
  • When these areas are done, the crews will temporarily restore the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s construction between Lake and Center Streets and between Garfield Avenue and Park and Wheeler Avenues. 

  • For erosion control, crews from Michels Corporation have placed straw mats in the yards and boulevards affected by their construction. Q3 Contracting will return in 2020 to permanently restore these areas with black dirt and seed. 



10/28/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, anticipate that the remaining service line connections will last into late November. These connections will conclude the project’s natural gas work.
  • This week the crews are connecting service lines on Garfield, Park and Wheeler Avenues. Next week one crews plans to start connecting service lines on Grant and Page Avenues.
  • This week crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are beginning to restore the hard surfaces affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. Due to weather, these areas will be temporarily restored with asphalt. The crews will return in the 2020 construction season to restore with permanent asphalt or concrete in areas that were previously asphalt or concrete.
  • This season, Q3 Contracting will put hydroseed on any lawns or boulevards affected by Michels Corporation’s construction. In the 2020 season, Q3 Contracting will return to plant grass seed.
  • For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page. We appreciate your patience as we replace our infrastructure. 



10/15/2019

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced the project’s natural gas mains within the week of October 7.
  • Within this week, the crews anticipate finishing the service line connections between the following streets:
    • Between Belgrade and South Avenues and between Belgrade Avenue and Center Street
    • Between Page and Nicollet Avenues and between Center and Range Streets
  • Beginning late this week, one crew will start service line connections on Park and Wheeler Avenues between Belgrade Avenue and Center Street. Another crew will start service line connections at Lakeview Avenue between Lake and Center Streets, working south.
  • The project’s remaining service line connections are expected to last into December, pending weather and the crews’ progress. The crews coordinate the service line connections with residents. 



9/12/2019

Crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, have replaced the natural gas mains on Belgrade, Nicollet and South Avenues (in addition to Page Avenue and Range Street). In the week of September 16, the crews are moving north to Lake Street and Park Avenue to replace the natural gas main, moving east along Park Avenue.


9/4/2019

In the week of September 9, crews from CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will begin installing new natural gas mains for this project. They will begin in the eastern half of the project, first on Page Avenue and Range Street, then working south toward Belgrade Avenue, then working west on Nicollet Avenue before working on South Avenue. This area will take approximately two weeks for the installments. 



8/27/2019

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

From the week of September 9 until late fall 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains and connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains in North Mankato’s Belgrade Avenue Neighborhood. Construction will occur along selected streets between Lee Boulevard and Range Street and between Lakeview Avenue and South Avenue. 

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 89343214 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.