St. Louis Park - Minnetonka Boulevard and W. 29th Street
Scheduled Start Date: June 8, 2017
What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?
Crews from CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing existing natural gas pipeline for two system upgrade projects in St. Louis Park. Construction began on June 8 and will end in late October 2017. Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas distribution mains along the following streets (see map below.):
- The curb side of Jersey Avenue S. between W. 27th Street and Minnetonka Boulevard (southbound Jersey between W. 29th Street and Minnetonka, and northbound Jersey between W. 27th and 29th Streets) (June 8 – July 14)
- The curb side of westbound W. 29th Street and Minnetonka Boulevard going westward from Vernon Avenue S. to Louisiana Avenue S. (June 19 – late August)
- The curb side of northbound Webster Avenue S., Colorado Avenue S. and Hampshire Avenue S. between W. 29th Street and Minnetonka Boulevard. (June 19 – late August)
Please view the Project Status page below for frequent updates. 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.
How does this apply to customers?An open house is scheduled for May 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Park City Hall at 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers. Representatives from the City of St. Louis Park as well as CenterPoint Energy personnel will discuss details of the project and will invite questions or comments from the public.
This construction happens 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?
CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience. 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.