​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Richfield - 2016 Reconstruction Project

10/21/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished installing all the natural gas service lines in addition to the new natural gas distribution main, which was installed in the week of September 12.

The final step in finishing the Richfield 2016 Reconstruction Project is restoring the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are currently restoring the hard and soft surfaces in the southern parts of the neighborhood.

The entire Richfield 2016 Reconstruction Project consisted of about 45,129 feet of natural gas distribution main and about 1,100 natural gas service lines. ​


10/14/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished connecting the gas service lines on the following streets:

  • ​Oakland Avenue S. from E. ​76th Street to E. 78th Street​
  • ​13th Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street

The crews plan to finish the E. 76th Street blocks on 2nd Avenue S. and 3rd Avenue S. by about Monday, October 17 with restoration happening afterward. ​They are also working on all the streets between Oakland Avenue S. and Bloomington Avenue S. in the southern part of the project, from E. 76th Street to E. 78th Street.​


10/7/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished connecting the gas service lines on the following streets:

  • All of the Richfield 2016 Reconstruction Project streets north of E. 74th Street from Nicollet Avenue S. to Cedar Avenue S.
  • 5th Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 76th Street
  • Columbus Avenue S. and E. 76th Street
  • Elliot Avenue S. and E. 76th Street
The crews are currently working on the following streets:

  • 2nd Avenue S. working south from E. 73rd Street to E. 77th Street
  • Clinton Avenue S. working south from E. 74th Street to E. 76th Street

Currently they are finishing the block of Chicago Avenue S. and E. 76th Street today on Friday, October 7. Early within the week of October 10, the crews plan to finish the block of 11th Avenue S. and E. 76th Street and will begin the E. 76th Street blocks of Stevens Avenue S., 2nd Avenue S. and 3rd Avenue S.

The crews anticipate finishing the Richfield 2016 Reconstruction Project in roughly three weeks, construction pending. Crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are restoring the hard and soft surfaces concurrently while the CenterPoint Energy crews are connecting the gas service lines.


10/4/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy finished connecting the gas service lines on Oakland Avenue S. and Park Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street. On those two streets, crews from Q3, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction.

Crews from CenterPoint Energy​ are currently working on the following streets:

  • Columbus Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street
  • Chicago Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street
  • Elliot Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street

The crews plan to finish Columbus Avenue S. and Chicago Avenue S. by the end of this week, approximately October 7. They will move onto 11th Avenue S. from E. 76th Street to E. 77th Street by the end of this week. 


9/26/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are currently working on the following streets in the Richfield neighborhood:

  • Oakland Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street
  • 2nd Avenue S. from E. 71st Street to E. 74th Street
  • ​5th Avenue S. from E. 73rd Street and E. 76th Street
They have finished Park Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street. They will be working on 2nd Avenue S. from E. 74th Street to E. 76th Street in the next two or three weeks.


9/23/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are continuing to connect the remaining gas service lines to the upgraded natural gas distribution main in Richfield. In the week of September 12, the crews finished Chicago Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street. They are currently working on the following streets:

  • Park Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street
  • 5th Avenue S. from E. 73rd Street to E. 74th Street
  • Stevens Avenue S. from E. 71st Street to E. 73rd Street
In the week of September 26, the crews will be working on E. 76th Street on Oakland Avenue S., Park Avenue S. and Columbus Avenue S. When they are done with these streets, they will move southward onto the following:

  • Oakland Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street.
  • From Nicollet Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S., and from E. 70th Street to E. 77th Street
  • ​​From Oakland Avenue S. to Bloomington Avenue S., and from E. 76th Street to E. 78th Street


9/14/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished installing the natural gas distribution main in the Richfield neighborhood from Nicollet Avenue S. to Cedar Avenue S., and from E. 63rd Street to E. 78th Street.

The remaining steps involve connecting the gas service lines where the main crews had worked. The crews are currently working on the following streets:

  • Chicago Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street
  • Park Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street
After Chicago Avenue S. and Park Avenue S., the crews will work on Oakland Avenue S. and the following streets, construction pending:

  • From Nicollet Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S., and from E. 70th Street to E. 77th Street
  • ​From Oakland Avenue S. to Bloomington Avenue S., and from E. 76th Street to E. 78th Street 


9/2/2016 Update

During the week of August 29, crews from CenterPoint Energy have been installing the natural gas distribution main on Clinton Avenue S. and 2nd Avenue S. from E. 75th Street to E. 77th Street. Between the weeks of August 17 and September 2, the crews have finished installing the main in the following streets:

  • 1st Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 72nd Street
  • Stevens Avenue S. from E. 71st Street to E. 73rd Street
  • 2nd Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 74th Street
  • 3rd Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 74th Street
  • Clinton Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 74th Street
  • 4th Avenue S. E. 69th Street to E. 76th Street
  • 5th Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 70th Street, and from E. 73rd Street to E. 76th Street
  • E. 69th Street from Nicollet Avenue S. to 1st Avenue S.
  • E. 70th Street from 3rd Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S., and from Portland Avenue S. to 12th Avenue S.
  • E. 72nd Street from 1st Avenue S. to 2nd Avenue S.
  • E. 73rd Street from 4th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.
  • E. 74th Street from Nicollet Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.

The crews have also connected service lines from residential houses to the new main in the following streets:
  • 11th Avenue S. from E. 62nd Street to E. 70th Street
  • 10th Avenue S. from E. 68th Street to E. 70th Street
  • Elliot Avenue S. from E. 68th Street to E. 70th Street

In the week of September 5, the crews will work on the following streets:
  • Chicago Avenue S. from E. 68th Street to E. 70th Street
  • ​Park Avenue S. from E. 68th Street to E. 70th Street

The crews have the southwestern and southern sections of the project to finish. The project started in June and is expected to last for the rest of the 2016 construction season.


8/23/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished the following streets with installing the main, connecting the residential service lines, and restoring the roads in Richfield’s neighborhood:

  • 11th Avenue S. from E. 62nd Street to E. 70th Street
  • 10th Avenue S. from E. 66th Street to E. 70th Street
  • ​E. 70th Street from Portland Avenue S. to 12th Avenue S.
The crews finished installing the main pipe on 2nd Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 74th Street. They will soon work on Stevens Avenue S. from E. 71st Street to E. 74th Street.

The crews connecting residential gas service lines to the new main pipe are working on Elliot Avenue S. starting at E. 66th Street and working their way south to E. 67th Street.

For a week-by-week list of finished streets in the Richfield 2016 Reconstruction Project, please see the previous updates below. Thank you.



8/17/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished installing the main pipe on Clinton Avenue S. from E. 69th Street to E. 71st Street.

The service crew finished connecting service lines from residential houses to the new main gas pipe on the following streets:

  • 11th Avenue S. from E. 62nd Street to E. 70th Street
  • 10th Avenue S. from E. 67th Street to E. 70th Street
  • ​E. 70th Street from Portland Avenue S. to 12th Avenue S. 


8/12/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy finished installing large portions of the main gas pipes in Richfield’s neighborhood. The following finished pipes ​are located in the northern neighborhood, going north and south:

  • 11th Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 63rd Street
  • 10th Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 69th Street
  • Elliot Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 66th Street
  • ​Chicago Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 66th Street
  • Columbus Avenue S. (connected only at the intersection of E. 70th Street)
  • Park Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 66th Street
  • Oakland Avenue S. from E. 70th Street to E. 68th Street
The following main pipes are installed in the western neighborhood, going north and south:

  • 5th Avenue S. from E. 74th Street to E. 73rd Street, and also from E. 70th Street to E. 69th Street
  • 4th Avenue s. from E. 74th Street to E. 69th Street
  • Clinton Avenue S. from E. 74th Street to E. 71st Street
The following main pipes run east and west in Richfield’s neighborhood:

  • E. 74th Street from Nicollet Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S. or Portland Avenue S.
  • E. 73rd Street from 4th Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S.
  • ​E. 70th Street from 3rd Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S., and from Oakland Avenue S. to 12th Avenue S.
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are also connecting gas pipes from residential houses to the new main pipes installed in the streets mentioned above. The entire project consists of approximately 45,129 feet of main gas pipes and about 1,100 service lines from residential houses to the main gas pipe.

The 2016 Richfield Reconstruction project is expected to last for the majority of the 2016 construction season into autumn. The city of Richfield is planning to resume construction in the 2017 season for a reconstruction project.​


8/5/2016 Update

During the week of August 8, crews from CenterPoint Energy will be connecting residential gas service lines on the blocks of Clinton Avenue and 3rd Avenue S. intersecting E. 74th Street.

So far the crews finished connecting service lines to the houses from E. 70th Street to E. 63rd Street and from Portland Avenue S. to 11th Avenue S. (see map for details). The main gas pipe has already been installed in those areas.

CenterPoint Energy will continue to provide updates on the crews’ progress. ​



8/1/2016 Update

What is CenterPoint Energy doing?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are working on the Richfield reconstruction project. There are three main steps: installing the main pipe, connecting the service lines from residential houses to the main pipe, and restoring the roads and sidewalks (see map for affected roads). The Richfield project will last for approximately the rest of the 2016 construction season. ​

Where are the crews now?

Currently, the crews finished installing and putting gas in two main pipes. The first pipe (or set of pipes) is found on the streets from E. 63rd Street to E. 70th Street, and from 11th Avenue S. to Oakland Avenue S. or Portland Avenue S. (see map for detail).
 
The second main pipe is installed and filled with gas on E. 74th Street from Nicollet Avenue S. to Portland Avenue S. The crews are connecting the main pipe on E. 74th Street to the transitional intersections in between Nicollet and Portland, including 4th Avenue S., Clinton Avenue, 3rd Avenue S., 2nd Avenue S., Steven Avenue and 1st Avenue S.

What will happen next?

After the services are connected (no approximate date yet), the crews will restore the roads. The full details of the project are outlined on a copy of the Richfield customer letter. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.


7/11/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are working in the Richfield neighborhood north of E. 78th Street and west of Cedar Avenue S.

Currently the crews are working on the streets from E. 70th Street to E. 66th Street and from 11th Avenue S. to Oakland Avenue S.

Crews anticipate finishing E. 70th Street by July 13. Afterward they will be working on 10th Avenue S. and Elliot Avenue S.


6/30/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are working at the intersection of 11th Avenue S. and E. 70th Street. There will be no traffic control, but crews will be digging at the intersection starting Monday, July 4, and working their way westbound. ​


6/29/2016 Update

Crews from CenterPoint Energy began installing the main gas pipeline in the Richfield neighborhood at the southwest corner of Oakland Avenue S. and E. 42nd Street going north in the west boulevard to the north side of E. 39th Street then east to Elliot Avenue S. 

They anticipate installation to take about a week over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. After that portion of the project is complete, the crews will tie in the service lines to the gas main and restore the blacktop roads.​

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6/27/2016 Update

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor from CenterPoint Energy, will be installing a main gas pipeline in Richfield. The affected streets, as shown in the map below, will include the following:

  • 11th Avenue S. from E. 62nd Street to E. 70th Street
  • The neighborhood from 1st Avenue S. to 5th Avenue S., and from E. 71st Street to E. 77th Street
  • ​78th Street E. from Oakland Avenue S. to Bloomington Avenue S.

Crews anticipate starting the project on July 11, beginning on 11th Avenue S. from 62nd street to 65th street. They will be working on the east side of the road and should not be obstructing any traffic.