Richfield 2019 Belt Line Project 

Scheduled Start Date: Week of June 3, 2019

Project Description

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

From the week of June 3 to mid-July 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing an existing natural gas distribution main with modern materials in Richfield.
Project construction will occur along Thomas Avenue S. between W. 76th Street and W. 78th Street. This area will be closed to through traffic. Detour signs will be on site. Local access will be maintained to and from residences. Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Thomas Avenue S. during construction.
W. 77th Street will be open to eastbound and westbound traffic for the majority of the project. When the crews install the natural gas main across it, they will close eastbound and westbound traffic for approximately a few business days.
These closures 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.

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

Updates will be posted on our Project Status page below. 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 83817409 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.