Project Status - Richfield 2019 Reconstruction Project


11/12/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • In the week of November 4, the crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas main on 1st Avenue S. between Nicollet Park and 66th Street E. and on Stevens Avenue S. between 62nd and 66th Streets E.
  • This week the crews are replacing main on 2nd Avenue S. between 62nd and 66th Streets E. They will begin replacing mains on the following roads: Apple Lane; 64th Street E. between 3rd and 4th Avenues S.; and 3rd Avenue S. between 62nd and 66th Streets E.
  • In the week of November 18, the crews will replace main on Clinton Avenue S. between 62nd and 65th Streets E. and on 65th Street E. between Clinton and 3rd Avenues S. This area will complete the natural gas main installations for the project!



11/8/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are replacing mains between 1st and 4th Avenues and between 62nd and 66th Streets W.
Service line connections
  • One crew is working on Grand Avenue S. between 62nd and 65th Streets W. By next week they plan to work into Pleasant Avenue S. west of the railroad tracks.
  • Another crew is working on 63rd Street W. and Lyndale Avenue S., moving east.
Restoration
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have permanently restored the hard and soft surfaces along the project’s streets between 66th and 70th Streets W. and between Oliver and Humboldt Avenues S., in addition to Emerson Avenue S. and Lynwood Boulevard.
  • Along the project’s streets between Garfield and Blaisdell Avenues S. and between 67th and 69th Streets W., the crews have permanently restored the asphalt streets and are temporarily restoring the yards and boulevards.
  • Along the project’s streets between Dupont and Pleasant Avenues S. and between 62nd and 65th Streets W., the crews are working east, following the route of Michels Corporation. They will restore the asphalt streets and temporarily restore the yards and boulevards.
  • Along the project’s streets between Pleasant and 4th Avenues S. and between 62nd and 66th Streets W., the crews will restore the asphalt streets and temporarily restore the yards and boulevards.
  • Any areas that receive temporary restoration in 2019 will receive permanent restoration in 2020. 



11/1/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains in the following areas:
    • The 6300 and 6400 blocks of Pleasant, Pillsbury and Blaisdell Avenues
    • The 6200, 6300 and 6400 blocks of Wentworth Avenue
    • 64th and 65th Streets West from Pleasant to Pillsbury Avenues
  • The crews have connected these new mains to the existing intersecting ones. The exception is that today on Friday, November 1, the crews will connect the new main at Blaisdell Avenue and 63rd Street W. to the intersecting mains.
  • In preparation for new main installations east of Blaisdell Avenue, the crews have located underground utilities in that area. Next week the crews plan to start replacing mains between 1st and 4th Avenues and between 62nd and 66th Streets W.
Service line connections
  • One crew is connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains on Harriet and Grand Avenues between 62nd and 65th Streets W. for approximately the next two weeks. Another crew is connecting service lines on Aldrich Avenue, moving to Garfield Avenue.
Restoration
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are following the route of Michels Corporation, restoring the areas affected by their construction. The crews are beginning to temporarily restore these areas due to weather. In 2020 the crews will return to permanently restore these areas. For examples of temporary and permanent restoration, please see our restoration web page



10/23/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • This week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will be finishing natural gas work in the following areas:
    • Pleasant, Harriet and Grand Avenues S. from 62nd to 65th Streets W.
    • 64th Street W. from Lyndale to Pleasant Avenues S.
    • 64th ½ Street W.
  • During this time, the crews will be connecting these mains to the existing intersecting ones and will be activating the new mains with natural gas.
  • Within this week or next, the crews will move to the project’s area east of the railroad tracks. This area will include Pleasant, Pillsbury and Wentworth Avenues S. between 62nd and 65th Streets W.
Service line connections
  • This week one of the crews began connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains on 64th Street W. and Aldrich Avenue S.
  • Early next week, one crew anticipates finishing the service line connections on Grand and Pleasant Avenues S. at 68th Street W. When the connections are made, the crews will put the existing natural gas mains out of service. They will continue any remaining service line connections east of Pleasant Avenue S.



10/15/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • From October 2 to 9, the crews replaced natural gas mains on W. 63rd Street from Lyndale to Dupont Avenues S., Mildred Drive from Bryant to Dupont Avenues S., and the 6200 and 6300 blocks of Aldrich, Bryant and Colfax Avenues S.
  • From October 9 to 11, the crews moved to the east side of Lyndale Avenue S. and completed their work on W. 63rd Street from Lyndale to Garfield Avenues S. and on the 6200 block of Garfield Avenue S. They started replacing mains on the 6200 and 6300 blocks of Harriet Avenue S., W. 64th ½ Street and W. 64th Street just east of Lyndale Avenue S.
  • In the week of October 14, the crews anticipate finishing the main installations on W. 64th Street from Lyndale to Pleasant Avenues S.; on Grand Avenue S; and on the west side of Pleasant Avenue S. from 62nd to 65th Streets W.
Service line connections
  • By the end of the week of October 21, the crews anticipate finishing the service line connections along the project’s streets between Lyndale and Blaisdell Avenues S. and between 67th and 69th Streets W.



10/2/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Last week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains along the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Pillsbury Avenue S., Wentworth Avenue S. and Blaisdell Avenue S.
  • This week the crews are beginning to replace natural gas main along W. 63rd Street from Lyndale Avenue S. to Dupont Avenue S. They also plan to finish replacing natural gas mains on the 6200 and 6300 blocks of Colfax Avenue S., Bryant Avenue S. and Aldrich Avenue S. When these mains are replaced, the crews will connect them to the existing intersecting mains in the area.
Service line connections
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains on Emerson Avenue S., Lynwood Boulevard and Garfield Avenue S. south of W. 66th Street. When one crew is done with the connections on Emerson Avenue S., they’ll move to Harriet Avenue S. When the other crew is done with the connections on Lynwood Boulevard and Garfield Avenue S., they’ll move to the east side of Pleasant Avenue. 



9/26/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Last week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains along the following streets: the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Grand Avenue S.; the 6700 block of Harriet Avenue S.; and the intersection of Harriet Avenue S., Garfield Avenue S. and W. 67th Street just north of Little Bob’s Park.
  • This week the crews are replacing natural gas mains on the 6700 and 6800 blocks along the east and west sides of Pleasant Avenue S. They are beginning to work east on Pillsbury Avenue S., Wentworth Avenue S. and Blaisdell Avenue S. respectively. 
Service line connections
  • By the end of this week, the crews will have finished the natural gas work on the west side of I-35W. on Monday, September 30, the crews will start connecting natural gas service lines to the new mains along the following streets south of W. 66th Street: Emerson Avenue S., Lynwood Boulevard, Garfield Avenue S. and Harriet Avenue S.
Restoration
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to follow the Michels Corporation crews’ routes. 



9/18/2019

Natural gas main installations
  • Last week crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, replaced natural gas mains along the following streets:
    • The north side of W. 69th Street from Lyndale to Garfield Avenues S.
    • The east side of Garfield Avenue S. from W. 69th Street to south of W. 67th Street
    • The 6800 block of Harriet Avenue S.
  • During the week of September 16, the crews are replacing natural gas mains on the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Grand Avenue S. and the 6700 block of Harriet Avenue S. The crews have also connected the new mains to the existing intersecting ones at the intersections of Harriet and Garfield Avenues S. along W. 67th Street.
Service line connections
  • By approximately the end of the week of September 23, crews from Michels Corporation will have finished the service line connections to the project’s streets west of I-35W. As the crews finish the service line connections, they are putting the existing natural gas mains out of service.
  • When they are done with this work, they will transition to the project’s streets east of I-35W, beginning with Emerson Avenue S. moving east.
Restoration
  • Crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to follow the Michels Corporation crews’ routes. 



9/9/2019

Service line connections
  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are continuing to connect natural gas service lines along the project’s streets west of I-35W.
  • Within approximately one week, one crew will finish service line connections on Logan and Knox Avenues S. between 68th and 70th Streets W. Afterward the crews will continue working east south of 68th Street W. toward Humboldt Avenue S.
  • Another crew is connecting service lines to the new main on Logan Avenue S. north of 68th Street W., working west.
Natural gas main replacements
  • In the week of August 26, the crews replaced natural gas main along the east and west sides of Oliver Avenue S. from 68th to 66th Streets W. and along Newton Avenue S. from W. 68th Street heading north for approx. 100 feet. In the week of September 3, the crews replaced natural gas main on Emerson Avenue S. and Lynwood Boulevard south of W. 66th Street.
  • This week the crews are installing natural gas main on W. 69th Street from Lyndale to Garfield Avenues S. and the east side of Garfield Avenue S. from 69th to 67th Streets W. They will be connecting the new main to existing mains at the intersection of W. 67th Street and Harriet Avenue S. 



8/27/2019

  • Last week the crews replaced natural gas main along the following streets: Logan and Newton Avenues S. from 66th to 67th Streets W.; Morgan Avenue S. from 66th to 68th Streets W.; 67th Street W. from Morgan Avenue S. to the west side of Newton Avenue S.; and Forest Drive from Morgan to Oliver Avenues S.
  • This week the crews will replace natural gas main along the east and west sides of Oliver Avenue S. from 68th to 66th Streets W. and along Newton Avenue S. from W. 68th Street heading north for approx. 100 feet. Afterward the crews will begin replacing natural gas main on Emerson Avenue S. and Lynwood Boulevard south of W. 66th Street.
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains on Morgan Avenue S. south of 68th Street W. and Humboldt Avenue S. north of 68th Street W. 



8/20/2019

  • Last week the crews finished replacing natural gas mains along the following streets: Humboldt Avenue S. from 66th to 69th Streets W.; Irving Avenue S. from 66th to 70th Streets W.; Lakeview Avenue and Oakland Terrance from 67th to 68th Streets W.; and Knox Avenue S. from 66th to 67th Streets W. This week the crews plan to connect these new mains to existing intersecting mains.
  • This week the crews will begin replacing natural gas main along the following streets: Logan and Newton Avenues S. from 66th to 67th Streets W.; Morgan Avenue S. from 66th to 68th Streets W.; and 67th Street W. from Morgan Avenue S. to the west side of Newton Avenue S.
  • The crews are continuing to connect natural gas service lines to the new mains on Newton and Morgan Avenues S. between 68th and 70th Streets W., moving east along the project route. As they finish each street, they will be putting the existing natural gas mains out of service. 



8/12/2019

  • By the end of last week, crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, replaced natural gas main along the east side of Morgan Avenue S.; the east and west sides of Logan Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 70th Street; and the east side of the intersection of Knox Avenue S. and W. 68th Street.
  • This week, the crews will replace natural gas main on the east side of Knox Avenue S. between W. 69th Street and W. 70th Street. Afterward the crews will begin replacing natural gas main on the east side of James Avenue S. from W. 69th Street to W. 70th Street; the east side of Irving Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 70th Street; and the west side of Humboldt Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 69th Street respectively.
  • The service line connection crew is following the main installation crew. 



8/7/2019

Natural gas main replacements
Last week the crews replaced natural gas main along the following streets:

  • The east and west sides of Oliver Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 70th Street
  • The east side of Newton Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 70th Street
  • The east side of the intersection of James Avenue S. and W. 68th Street

During this week the crews are replacing natural gas main along the following streets:

  • The east side of Morgan Avenue S.
  • The east and west sides of Logan Avenue S.
  • The east side of Knox Avenue S.

Natural gas service line connections
The service line connection crew is following the main replacement crew. This week the service line crew is connecting residents’ service lines to the new main on W. 68th Street from Penn to Girard Avenues S. Afterward the crew will connect service lines on Oliver Avenue S. between W. 68th Street and W. 70th Street, working east toward Humboldt Avenue S. for the next few weeks. 



7/31/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains along W. 68th Street from Penn to Girard Avenues. When they are finished with the service line connections in this area, they will begin connections on Oliver Avenue south of W. 68th Street. They will then move to each subsequent street south of W. 68th Street going east from Newton to Humboldt Avenues.  


7/29/2019

Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, have installed natural gas main along W. 68th Street from Penn Avenue S. to east of Humboldt Avenue S. by I-35W.

During this week, the crews will be connecting the new main to the existing main at the northeast corner of Penn Avenue S. and W. 68th Street. The crews will be installing main on the east and west sides of Oliver Avenue S. from W. 68th Street to W. 70th Street. 



7/22/2018

Where, when, and why is CenterPoint Energy performing construction?
  • Beginning in the week of July 22, 2019, and lasting into late fall 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains, connecting natural gas service lines to the installed mains, and moving any inside residential customer meters to the outside of homes in Richfield along selected streets between Highway 62 and W. 70th Street and between Penn Avenue S. and Portland Avenue S. The crews will begin at Penn Avenue S. working east. 
  • CenterPoint Energy’s work will be done in coordination with the City of Richfield’s “Accelerated Mill and Overlay Program” project. For more information on the city’s project, please visit its website.

What are the estimated traffic impacts?

  • Residents and local businesses will have access to their properties at all times.
  • Construction will occur in segments along the construction route, rather than all at once. Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring and 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—typically the boulevard, lawn, sidewalk and road.

How may the natural gas service line installations affect customers?

  • As part of this main project, the crews will 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, CNP will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.
  • In addition to the natural gas service line installation, some customers may also have their inside gas meters moved to the outside of their homes as part of CenterPoint Energy’s long-term improvement project called “Moving Gas Meters Outside.” Please click here to find out more about our project and click here to see a one-page fact sheet with photographs of a meter move.

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 CenterPointEnergy.com/BeSafe.

Updates will be posted on this Project Status page. 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 84719950 when calling. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you very much.