Project Status - Waseca - Old U.S. Highway 14

9/15/2017

Crews from CenterPoint Energy have finished the Old U.S. Highway 14 project in Waseca. Construction began on May 25, 2017, and ended within late August 2017. Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, installed natural gas mains along the westbound curb side of Old U.S. 14 from Vista Villa Court to 150th Street. The crews also connected the natural gas service lines to the installed mains.

CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience during the construction process.​



7/7/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in the installation of the natural gas pipeline on the Old U.S. 14 project. Construction was suspended for the Independence Day weekend from July 1 to 4. The project has resumed on Wednesday, July 5.

For the weeks of July 5 and 10, the crews are installing natural gas main along Old U.S. 14 from the east side of the project at Clear Lake Drive working west toward town (Phase 1). 

The crews are also connecting natural gas service lines to the main installed along the construction route mentioned above. They will finish connecting within the week of July 5, before the rest of the gas main is installed (Phase 2).​



6/15/2017

Crews from Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, are progressing in the installation of the natural gas pipeline, which will stretch along the westbound curb side of Old U.S. 14 from Vista Villa Court to 150th Street.

The crews began the work on May 25. Since then, they’ve been installing pipeline from Vista Villa Court to 4th Street NE/4th Street SE.

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. ​

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6/1/2017

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy began replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Waseca on May 25, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until late June or early July 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on this Project Status web page.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will begin installing natural gas mains along the westbound curb side of Old U.S. 14 from Vista Villa Court to 150th 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. ​