​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Status - Richfield - 2017 Reconstruction Project​​​

12/8/2017

CenterPoint Energy is finished with its Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project! Project construction began on August 14, 2017, and ended in early December. Below are the construction details:

  • Phase 1: Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed the natural gas mains along the affected streets shown in the Map of Construction between W. 62nd Street, Humboldt Avenue S., Portland Avenue S. and W. 77th Street.
  • Phase 2: Crews from Michels Corporation have also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains mentioned above.
  • Phase 3: Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, ha​ve restored the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction. Wherever Q3 Contracting is temporarily restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction, permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process and to wish you a Happy Holiday season!




11/28/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Project construction began on August 14, 2017, and will end within the week of December 1. Below are the construction details:

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish Phase 2 of 3 by this Wednesday, November 29.
  • Crews fr​om Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction by Friday, December 1, or within the week of December 4. Wherever Q3 Contracting is temporarily restoring the areas affected by CenterPoint Energy’s construction, permanent restoration will take place in spring 2018. The traffic signs associated with CenterPoint Energy’s work will be removed within the week of December 4.




11/13/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details: 

Phase 2
The crews have connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Bryant Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street

The crews are currently connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Emerson Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 76th Street
  • 2nd Avenue S. between E. 67th Street and E. 68th Street
  • Clinton Avenue S. at E. 66th Street
  • Stevens Avenue S. and E. 69th Street
  • 5th Av​enue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 66th Street

During the week of November 13, the crews will be working on the following streets:

  • Garfield Avenue S.
  • Harriet Avenue S.
  • Grand Avenue S.
  • Pleasant Avenue on the east and west side of the railroad tracks
  • Pillsbury Avenue S.
  • Wentworth Avenue S.
  • Blaisdell Avenue S.
  • W. 72nd Street
  • Pleasant Lane S.
  • W. 73rd Street
  • Pillsbury Lane
  • W. 7​4th Street



11/6/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details: 

Phase 2
The crews have connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Girard Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • Dupont Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Colfax Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • Aldrich Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • 4th Avenue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 64th Street

The crews are currently connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Fremont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 76th Street
  • Emerson Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 76th Street
  • Pillsbury Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Clinton Avenue S. at E. 66th Street
  • Stevens Avenue S. and E. 69th Street
  • 5th Ave​nue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 66th Street




10/27/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details: 

Phase 1
The crews have finished installing all the natural gas mains on the project.

Phase 2
The crews have connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Blaisdell Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Garfield Avenue S. between W. 71st Street and W. 74th Street

The crews are currently connecting the natural gas service lines to the installed mains along the following streets:

  • Wentworth Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • E. Pleasant Avenue between W. 72nd Street and W. 74th Street
  • Grand Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 74th Street
  • Oak Grove Boulevard between W. 70th Street and W. 73rd Street
  • Aldrich Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Bryant Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Dupont Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Fremont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 76th Street
  • Girard Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street

While some of the crews are finishing the aforementioned streets, a few have begun Phase 2 in the northeastern corner of the project. They have either been working or will begin to work on the following streets:

  • 4th Avenue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 64th Street
  • 5th A​enue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 69th Street 




10/18/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details: 

Phase 1
The crews are currently installing natural gas main on W. 74th Street and Pleasant Avenue. When they are finished with this section, they will transition to the last part of Phase 1. The affected streets will be between E. 62nd Street and E. 70th Street, and between Nicollet Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S. (See our Map of Construction for details.)

Phase 2
The crews are connecting natural gas service lines to the installed natural gas mains along the construction route. Currently the crews are on the following streets:

  • Dupont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Bryant Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Ald​rich Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street



10/9/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details:  

Phase 1
The crews have been installing natural gas main along the following streets:

  • All the streets between Girard Avenue S. and Blaisdell Avenue S. from W. 76th Street to W. 77th Street
  • All the streets along W. 74th Street between Girard Avenue S. and Lyndale Avenue S. 
  • Oak Grove Boulevard between Lyndale Avenue S. and Dupont Avenue S.
  • W. 74th Street between Pleasant Avenue (west of the railroad tracks) and Pillsbury Avenue S.
  • 4th Avenue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 64th Street
  • 5th Avenue S. between E. 62nd Street and E. 66th Street
  • E. 64th S​treet between 5th Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S. (This will occur during the week of October 16.)
Phase 2
The crews have been connecting natural gas service lines to the installed natural gas mains along Aldrich Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 77th Street.



9/21/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. Below are the construction details:

Phase 1
The crews have installed natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • Garfield Avenue S. between W. 71st Street and W. 74th Street
  • Harriet Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 74th Street
  • Grand Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 74th Street
  • The east and west sides of Pleasant Avenue between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • Pillsbury Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • Wentworth Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • Blaisdell Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 76th Street
  • W. 7​2nd Street between Lyndale Avenue S. and Harriet Avenue S.
  • W. 73rd Street between Lyndale Avenue S. and Blaisdell Avenue S.
  • W. 74th Street between Lyndale Avenue S. and Nicollet Avenue S.
  • Pleasant Lane S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 73rd Street​
  • Pillsb​ury Lane between W. 73rd Street and W. 74th Street​

The crews are finishing natural gas main work along the following streets:

  • Pillsbury Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Wentworth Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Blaisdell Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 77th Street

During the weeks of September 18 and 25, the crews have been installing and will continue to install natural gas mains along the following streets:

  • Aldrich Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Bryant Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Colfax Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Dupont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Emerson Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Fremont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Girard Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • W. 74th Street from Humboldt Avenue S. and Lyndale Avenue S.

Phase 2
The crews are connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains along Harriet Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 74th Street. The crews will be done with this stretch by tomorrow on Friday, September 22. After this stretch is done, they will be working east along the construction route where the mains have already been installed.




9/6/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project.

Phase 1
The crews are performing work along the same streets that are outlined in our updates published below on August 23 and 30, 2017. These streets include the ones along CenterPoint Energy’s construction route between Lyndale Avenue S. and Blaisdell Avenue S., and between W. 70th Street and W. 77th Street. In addition to these streets, the crews are installing main along the following streets:

  • Harriet Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Grand Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Aldrich Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Bryant Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Colfax Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Dupont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Emerson Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Fremont Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Girard Avenue S. between W. 74th Street and W. 77th Street

Phase 2
Beginning tomorrow on Thursday, September 7, the crews will be connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains along Harriet Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 74th Street. This will happen concurrently while the crews are installing the mains mentioned above. After the service lines are connected here, the crews will transition to the following streets:

  • Harriet Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 74th Street
  • Grand Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 74th Street
  • Pleas​ant Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 74th Street 



8/30/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. They are currently installing natural gas mains along the same streets that are outlined in our update published below on August 23, 2017. In addition to these streets, the crews are installing main along the following streets:

  • W. 72nd Street between Harriet Avenue S. and Lyndale Avenue S.
  • W. 73rd Street between Garfield Avenue S. and Lyndale Avenue S.
  • W. 74t​h Street between Harriet Avenue S. and Lyndale Avenue S.
CenterPoint Energy’s construction will be suspended over the Labor Day weekend from Saturday, September 2, to Monday, September 4. Construction will resume on Tuesday, September 5. During the weekend, safety barricades, barrels and cones will remain up wherever there are open excavations.



8/23/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, are progressing in construction on the Richfield 2017 Reconstruction Project. They are currently installing natural gas mains along the following streets during the weeks of August 21 and 28:

  • Harriet Avenue S. between W. 70th Street and W. 77th Street
  • Grand Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Pleasant Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Pillsbury Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Wentworth Avenue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street
  • Blaisdell Aven​ue S. between W. 72nd Street and W. 77th Street

Beginning in the week of September 4 (excluding Labor Day), the crews will be installing natural gas mains in the southwestern corner between Girard Avenue S., Garfield Avenue S., W. 70th Street, and W. 77th Street. 



8/9/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized contractor for CenterPoint Energy, will begin construction on the 2017 Richfield Reconstruction Project on August 14, 2017. They will begin to install natural gas distribution main along Harriet Avenue S., starting at W. 70th Street and working south along the construction route.

Parking and 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. However, residents will have access to and from their driveways.​



7/3/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Richfield in July 2017. Project construction is expected to last for the remainder of the 2017 construction season. (Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be installing natural gas mains between the following streets (see map below):

  • W. 62nd Street
  • Humboldt Avenue S.
  • Portland Avenue S.
  • W. 77th Street
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. ​