Project Status - Prior Lake and Savage - County Road 42
Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be installing natural gas main along the southern (eastbound) boulevard of County Road 42 (Egan Drive) and connecting natural gas service lines to this main. They will begin at Highway 13 and work east toward Louisiana Avenue. They will also work on Rhode Island Avenue, Quebec Avenue and Louisiana Avenue along the construction route. This section of the “County Road 42” project will last for approximately three weeks, beginning tomorrow on Thursday, June 21.
The crews will be working within the traffic control plans made by Scott County. Currently there are only lane closures with two-way traffic. There are no full road closures.
CenterPoint Energy is making progress on its “County Road 42” project in Prior Lake and Savage. Below are the construction details for this update:
- Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, have completed work along the two unnamed roads south of County Road 42, between Highway 13 and Quebec Avenue. The work involved installing the natural gas mains, removing the existing natural gas mains out of service, and connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains. The traffic control signs have been removed from the roads. Traffic has been returned to normal.
- Crews from Scott County have been working along County Road 42 between Boone Avenue and Louisiana Avenue for the county’s “CH 42 & TH 13 Intersection Improvements” project. For more information on their work, please visit the county’s website.
- Crews from Michels Corporation will return to County Road 42 in July 2018 to resume work for the rest of CenterPoint Energy’s “County Road 42” project.
CenterPoint Energy’s “County Road 42” project began in Prior Lake and Savage yesterday on Tuesday, April 24. The entire project will take place along the south side of County Road 42 between Boone Avenue and Louisiana Avenue. Below are the construction details for this update:
- Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, began installing the natural gas mains on April 24 along the two unnamed roads south of County Road 42, between Highway 13 and Quebec Avenue.
- After the crews are finished with this area, they will take a break for crews from Scott County to perform work for the county’s “CH 42 & TH 13 Intersection Improvements” project. (For more information on that project, please visit the county’s web page.) Crews from Michels Corporation will return to County Road 42 in July 2018 to resume CenterPoint Energy’s work.
What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?
Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Savage and Prior Lake along the westbound curb side of County Road 42 (also known as 140th Street NE or Egan Drive) from Boone Avenue to Louisiana Avenue. Project construction will begin in April 2018.
Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website closer to the project’s start date. 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.
Further construction will be done by road contractors from Scott County for the county’s “2018 CH 42 Reconstruction
” project. For more information on that project, please visit the county’s website.
Construction will happen in three phases:
- Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
- Phase 2 is connecting the natural ga 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.