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

​​​Scheduled Start Date: August 14, 2017

​​​​Project Description​​​

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Richfield on August 14, 2017. Project construction is expected to last for the remainder of t​he 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. Residents will have access to and from their driveways.

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. Important note: Crews from Q3 Contracting, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will finish restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation. Restoration began in April 2018 and will continue until June 2018.

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. ​